Peppercomm Leaders Named “PR People of the Year” by PR News

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012—Two members of Peppercomm’s Management Committee have been honored with PR People of the Year awards. Partners Deborah Brown and Maggie O’Neill were named the 2012 PR News Account Director and Event Marketer of the Year, respectively.

The annual PR People Awards celebrate the year’s top communicators, as well as the rising stars of the industry. The various recognitions are intended to put focus on the PR professionals responsible for some of the year’s most successful and innovative initiatives.

Deborah Brown, partner and managing director at Peppercomm, has been with the firm for almost 13 years. In addition to managing numerous accounts across multiple industries, she’s also responsible for several key initiatives, such as Business Outcomes, the agency’s proprietary measurement system, as well as its new client offering, Comedy Experience.

Partner and senior director Maggie O’Neill was also recognized as the Event Marketer of the Year for her leadership of Peppercommotions, the agency’s event marketing division. Through Peppercommotions, O’Neill develops strategies that engage consumers through immersive brand experiences. From leading Whirlpool’s 100th Anniversary campaign to petitioning the International Olympic Committee to make bartending an Olympic sport on behalf of T.G.I. Friday’s, O’Neill helps her clients drive brand awareness by creating engagement with consumers at every touch point.

“The PR News recognition confirms what we’ve known for years within Peppercomm. Deb and Maggie are superstars,” said Steve Cody, co-founder and managing partner, Peppercomm.

Peppercomm’s most recent success is due in large part to its unique approach of understanding the needs, wants and concerns of its clients’ audiences and bringing that insight to bear in the development of creative and strategic programs. Peppercomm was recently named the “Best Place to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business and was a finalist for PR News’ midsize agency of the year.

About Peppercomm

Peppercomm, Inc., an independently owned firm headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco and London, prides itself on listening first, last and always. In addition to being a full service public relations firm, the agency includes H2O Associates, a digital and interactive firm, whose services complement a larger marketing and communications solution set that already includes: PepperDigital, Peppercommotions, GreenPepper, Brand Squared (a licensing division), Audience Experience and Comedy Experience. Peppercomm is currently ranked number 30 on a national industry list by PRWeek and was a finalist for the 2012 PR Week Midsize Agency of the Year.

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