PR leaders

Mekky Media Relations, Inc. Profile Q & A

2020-11-20 by JamesD

Today, an interview with Michelle Mekky, a veteran, award-winning broadcast journalist and public relations executive who has led high-profile marketing and PR campaigns for some of the nation’s biggest and most innovative brands and businesses. She is founder and president of Mekky Media Relations, Inc., a boutique PR agency launched in 2016. The agency has strategically partnered with many leaders in their industries, helping them tell their stories to new audiences to fuel their growth. Based in Chicago’s Wrigley Building, Mekky Media has a team of more than 10 PR professionals who come from top firms and leading media outlets.  What types... Read More >

Q&A with Joel Goldstein, President of Goldstein Group Communications

2020-11-18 by JamesD

Joel Goldstein founded Goldstein Group Communications in 1992 as a public relations agency. Today, Goldstein Group Communications provides high-impact branding and lead generation programs for technically focused, B2B clients that seek more powerful ways to find and keep customers. Goldstein’s team implements a “Measurably Better Marketing” process and works to “deliver awesome” for each client, even in the middle of a global pandemic. Who is Goldstein Group Communications and what has the agency’s journey been since its founding as a PR agency? We've actually pivoted the business twice. We started as a PR agency in 1992, always focused on B2B. Most of... Read More >

Crowe PR CEO Anna Crowe Q & A

2020-11-18 by Jade Minh
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Today, an interview with Anna Crowe, who is founder and CEO of Crowe PR, a bi-coastal public relations and influencer marketing agency. Anna has spent nearly 20 years working for iconic brands in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego, pivoting from an auditor position at a Big 4 accounting firm, to leading and scaling her businesses. A published and best-selling author, Anna also teaches marketing classes at University of San Diego’s School of Business, serves as city co-manager for Changemaker Chats and sits on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization. What are your core... Read More >

Broadreach Public Relations Feature Q & A

2020-11-17 by Jade Minh

Interview today with Jason Sulham, Vice President of Broadreach Public Relations. What is unique about Broadreach Public Relations compared to other PR agencies, and how has that informed your view during this crisis? One of our primary differentiators is our crisis communications expertise. Our strength in this discipline comes from our team’s diverse experience which ranges from banking to politics, having managed crises across that spectrum. From that experience we have developed a proven method for managing crisis situations and frequently present or train on the topic. Consequently, we were deeply engaged in assisting businesses and organizations respond to the... Read More >

Q & A Priscila Martinez of The Brand Agency

2020-11-16 by JamesD

Today, a feature interview with Priscila Martinez of The Brand Agency Why did you choose to create The Brand Agency? What’s the story behind it? The Brand Agency was created as a direct response to the pain points I felt while working for a very large firm. I wanted to create an inclusive environment where everybody had a work/life balance. I wanted to create collaborative teams that serviced accounts borrowing from different disciplines. Clients are used to dealing with niche PR firms: some only service fashion, some only service beauty, some only entertainment, etc. Magic happens when you have a group... Read More >

Feature Q & A With Peter Dayot of Publicus Community

2020-11-14 by Jade Minh

Today, a Q & A with Peter Dayot, Managing Director, Publicus Community. Over the past two decades, Peter has been among a select group of experts in resort real estate pr and marketing.  His strength comes in putting cohesive, industry-specific teams together that have driven success in extremely diverse and complex markets.  In 2011, Peter founded Publicus Community, which has been quick to rise to national prominence, specializing in strategic marketing for real estate developments, destinations and the hospitality industry. Peter has worked with hundreds of notable high-profile projects in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean, helping clients generate... Read More >

Q & A With Kate Marlys of Philly PR Girl

2020-11-13 by JamesD

Today, we interview Kate Marlys, owner of Philly PR Girl. What is Philly PR Girl known for?   I think we are known for a couple things. First, as a woman owned business, working with other women owned businesses is something we love to do.  I also come from a non-profit background so helping promote and market non-profit organizations is something we are definitely known for, including planning major non-profit and charitable events. Lastly, events in general is something we are really good at - planning, promoting, and executing. What kinds of clients does Philly PR Girl work with?   We work with... Read More >

The Rose Agency: Q&A with Alexann Brown

2020-11-10 by JamesD

Today we have a discussion with PR Expert and Founder of The Rose Agency, Alexann Brown. The Rose Agency is a boutique public relations agency that strives to advance its client’s brand visibility and recognition through advanced media presence. Based in South Florida, The Rose Agency extends its services to professional athletes, non-profit organizations and lifestyle brands. The agency aims to connect clients to their core audience and be their “voice” through public communication. How has COVID-19 specifically affected boutique public relations agencies? Speaking for myself, the coronavirus as well as the pandemic has affected my business tremendously. As a... Read More >

ELAINE MAIMON INTERVIEW ON HIGHER ED REFORM

2020-11-10 by Jim Crickell

Elaine Maimon considers the fundamental shifts necessary for higher education to survive the devastating effects of COVID-19 in our latest Q & A. For the last 24 years, Dr. Elaine Maimon has led three public university campuses–Governors State, University of Alaska-Anchorage, and Arizona State University West. Today she serves as Advisor at the American Council on Education (ACE). She is a recognized authority on change leadership, author of the book Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation (Stylus 2018), and author of the recent Inside Higher Ed article From Triage to Transformation. IN FACE OF PANDEMIC PRESSURE With many universities and colleges making significant budget cuts and... Read More >

Q&A with Founder of The Vokol Group, Dana Cobb

2020-11-05 by JamesD

Today, a special Q & A on Lifestyle, Entertainment and Consumer PR in Today’s World with Dana Cobb, CEO of The Vokol Group.  Tell us how this specialty came into focus for you and your agency… My background is in arts and entertainment PR and Marketing. I worked on Broadway with Dodger Theatricals for close to a decade, marketing Broadway, off-Broadway and touring shows throughout the early 2000s before moving back to Texas to start a family. In addition to working with arts, events and non-profit clients At The Vokol Group, we are (thankfully) well-diversified in our client base by having a... Read More >

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