Roll over the crowd below to be introduced to a variety of people we find interesting.
What I Actually Do: As CEO, I’m the chief storyteller here, which means I spend a lot of time stoking client campfires to develop new ways of building stories worth spreading.
Marketing Pedigree: I’ve been in marketing and PR for nearly 30 years serving a dozen industries, but today is a new day.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: My media tour road trip with Mickey Mantle.
Book I Make My Friends Read: Made to Stick – it validated with research the stuff I’ve been doing by instinct all these years.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: Seth Godin – insightful, concise, and always surprising
Education: Dickinson, English Major
Title of My Autobiography: My Family – The Ultimate Agency.
What I Actually Do: With a strong news background, I know what makes a compelling story. I use that experience to help my clients talk with the media, not at them.
Marketing Pedigree: From TV to radio, I’ve held just about every position in the media world. From newscaster to sportscaster, anchor to reporter, director to producer. Needless to say I know what looks and sounds good.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: I did a broadcast to promote a radio station client in outside in a pounding rain storm.
Book I Make My Friends Read: Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality – This book looks at our celebrity obsessed culture and how it was born and evolved through the media.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: Spin Sucks – Touches on marketing, social media and PR and gives interesting perspectives on how social media is changing the way PR works.
Education: Syracuse University, BA in Broadcast Journalism
Title of My Autobiography: The Full Picture: A Journey Across the Media Landscape
What I Actually Do: They call me the articulator – OK maybe they don’t – but it’s my job to help our clients talk about, write about and sell their businesses better. We say we create stories that spread but it really comes down to stories that sell.
Marketing Pedigree: From Capitol Hill Reporter to Dot Com Marketer to Braithwaite Communications Partner.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: The time I performed School House Rock live via conference call.
Book I Make My Friends Read: Jack – Straight from the Gut – some great lessons about what to do and not to do from one of the most polarizing business leaders in recent memory.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: Mashable – all you need to know about social media and then some.
Education: Temple, Master's of Journalism
Title of My Autobiography: From Rags to Pitches – A PR Cinderella Story
What I Actually Do: I take complex industry speak and transform it into an engaging, easy to tell story. I’ve mastered engineering, IT, chemical manufacturing, higher education, financial and real estate…what’s next?
Marketing Pedigree: With experience in both corporate and firm settings, I am ready and able to provide anything from branding or event marketing to social media guidance.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: The time I met Sonia Nazario – Author of Orphans of Addiction and Enrique’s Journey
Book I Make My Friends Read: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch – truly inspiring words that provides some much needed perspective on our hectic lives.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: Brian Solis – Defining the convergence of media and influence
Education: Pennsylvania State University – University Park, BA in Public Relations/Advertising, minors in psychology and environmental interpretation.
Title of My Autobiography: HMC: Multi-tasking is my Middle Name.
What I Actually Do: I create and shape digital media...copy, paste, crop, scale, mix, edit, convert, export, rendering audio, video, and still images. Making sure the message is conveyed in the media!
Marketing Pedigree: I started out as a media specialist during the dot com boom around Y2K!
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: The time I yelled, "Hello New Jersey" on stage at Lincoln Center!
Book I Make My Friends Read: A Brief History of Time – Steven Hawkings, Cats Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
Education: New York University, Master's of Music
Title of My Autobiography: Making it Real and Keeping it Real: Art in the Digital Age
What I Actually Do: I specialize in making product launches, store openings, and corporate marketing efforts all meet our definition of S.U.R.E.—simple, unique, relevant and easy to cover. How? By combining strategic thinking, creativity, strong writing, some great media contacts and a whole lot of time on the phone. When I’m not talking to my media contacts you will find me focusing on employee engagement, crisis communication, or non-profit work that combines my passion for communication with my passion for causes in the community.
Marketing Pedigree: Former journalist who caught the PR bug and have been with Braithwaite ever since. My nose for news has helped me land clients like Wawa, The Free Library of Philadelphia and Project H.O.M.E. in local and national media over and over again.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: The time I got up at 3:00AM to stage an NBC live shot for a product launch.
Book I Make My Friends Read: Water for Elephants – besides the fact that I adore animals and am on a permanent mission to prove animals have emotions to unnamed individuals in my office, I love the juxtaposition of past and present and the story of finding passion in life in the most unexpected places.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: Sherpa Blog – Marketing Sherpa’s blog that makes staying up-to-date on the ever evolving marketing world seem like less of an uphill climb.
Education: Emory University, BA in English, Minor in Journalism and Italian
Title of My Autobiography: If you pitch it they will come.
What I Actually Do: Beyond making things "look cool," I help develop the visual narrative in the stories we create for our clients. When I'm not in front of a computer, I can be found behind a camera.
Design Pedigree: From henna tattoo artist, to working on national print campaigns ranging from Prince Tennis to Ecco Shoes and Ultimate Ears, to creating award-winning designs for SEPTA's Annual Report.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: When I followed a film crew from National Geographic Channel on a week-long shoot.
Book I Make My Friends Read: The Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless is a fantastic book chock full of beautiful infographics breaking down even the most inconsequential data.
Design Blog of the Moment: The Donut Project – a design inspiration site created by a group of young designers who aspire to inspire
Education: University of Delaware, BFA in Visual Communications, Minor in American Material Culture Studies
Title of My Autobiography: Flattery Will Get You Photoshopped
What I Actually Do: I’ve been called the media whisperer, but I do much more than that. When I’m not talking to local, consumer or Wall Street reporters, I’m working on innovative ideas to help my clients set themselves apart in their industries.
Marketing Pedigree: Everything from branding for collectable car insurance companies and event marketing for national hotel chains to public relations for financial services firms.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: The time I got Spike Lee to speak at the Reynolda Film Festival.
Book I Make My Friends Read: Getting More – a must read for anyone interacting with the people around them – seriously, you’ll never look at negotiating the same again.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: ConversationAgent – cutting-edge insight written with striking simplicity.
Education: Wake Forest University, BA in English, minor in journalism…Go Demon Deacons!
Title of My Autobiography: A Communicators Guide to the Media Galaxy
What I Actually Do: Speak, eat and live digital. With expertise that meets at the point of strategic public relations and creativity, I use innovative thinking to create stories for clients that speaks to their audience and benefits business.
Marketing Pedigree: From an agency to corporate America and back again, my experience ranges from crisis communications, public relations, customer experience, online social network strategy, spokesperson training to community relations.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: How a media training trip in Kentucky led to the best chicken McNugget I ever had.
Book I Make My Friends Read: Eat Pray Love – insightful look into people and places that you otherwise might never discover
Marketing Blog of the Moment: Mashable Startups – creative, innovative, inspiring technology that you’ll use today or five years from now
Education: Syracuse University, BS in Public Relations and Policy Studies; Temple University, MBA
Title of My Autobiography: Going 3.0 – How business leaders adopt and win the digital communications world
What I Actually Do: I make sure every i is dotted and every t is crossed and every ball has a b on it.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: Pushing crates full of laptops through the snow in center city
Book I Make My Friends Read: The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Makes you stop and think of how people affect each other’s lives and other life lessons.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: The Buzz Bin – includes social media, trends, PR and everything in-between
Education: Susquehanna University, Public Relations
Title of My Autobiography: The Art of Wearing Many Hats
What I Actually Do: I apply knowledge of today’s issues and trends to new PR campaigns so that the story is relevant, the message resonates, and the media bite.
Marketing Pedigree: From Capitol Hill staffer to think tank project manager, to PR account executive, it’s all about convincing people of your message.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: The time the Prime Minister of Ireland and I discussed politics, pubs and ancestry in about 2 minutes.
Book I Make My Friends Read: Win: The Key Principles to Take your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Frank Luntz. It says the most effective business and political communication is inspirational.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: K Street Café – it’s a PR guide meant for advocates in DC, but its advice is generally applicable.
Education: Master’s in European politics, Trinity College, Dublin. Political science Major, Gettysburg College. Philosophy minor. English enthusiast.
Title of My Autobiography: Quality Makes All the Difference.
What I Actually Do: I use my background as a financial advisor to help simplify a message bogged down with industry jargon and turn it into a story that can be easily communicated to the masses.
Marketing Pedigree: From creating an East Coast skateboarding brand to designing the website concept of an investment advisory firm, I’ve had experience all across the marketing spectrum.
Remind Me to Tell you the Story About: The time at a trade show I got the president of the largest distributor in the country to carry my skateboard products when I was only 17.
Book I Make My Friends Read: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - everyone should know what caused the country's financial collapse.
Marketing Blog of the Moment: Social Media B2B - a great blog that explores the impact of social media on B2B companies.
Education: Villanova, BS in Business Administration; St. Joseph’s University, MS in Finance
Title of My Autobiography: Bridging the Gap: From Wall Street to Madison Avenue