Meeting/Event Information


January 31, 2018

PRism Brown Bag
January 31, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
United Way of Greater Rochester
75 College Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
Past PRism Award winners will offer tips for snagging top awards at a free brown bag discussion.

$0.00 Member Ticket

$0.00 Guest Ticket

Bring your lunch and join us at noon on January 31 at United Way to hear from organizations who've earned recognition and consistently taken home awards at the top event of the year for Rochester communications professionals.

Speakers include:

Rose Cooper, Lead Planner, Martino Flynn - In this position she is responsible for the integrated marketing strategy for agency clients including retailers Dicks Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy, and national consumer brands such as Mentholatum, Softlips, Sucrets, and more, who rely on her expertise in digital marketing and social media. Campaigns she has led for Mentholatum, ShowSheen, and Absorbine have received PRism Best of Show Awards.



Erich Van Dussen, Director of Communications, Hillside Family of Agencies - Erich is a strategic communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations and journalism. His work has earned Addy, PRism and statewide reporting awards, including two PRism awards in 2017 for Editorial/Op-Ed Nonprofit Writing. Past employers have included Saatchi & Saatchi, Nazareth College and Rochester Regional Health; he is currently director of communications at Hillside Family of Agencies, where he is responsible for crisis PR, strategic messaging and leadership communications. 



Justin Shaw, Director of Business-to-Business Marketing Services & Telecom Public Relations, Dixon Schwabl - Justin is a creative, results-driven public relations and marketing communications professional whose expertise is in helping consumer, business-to-business and healthcare clients connect with their target audiences. With 15 years working in New York City-based agencies, Justin has provided strategic counsel and tactical execution for blue-chip brands such as Mercedes-Benz, DuPont, Panera Bread and Sanofi-Aventis. Justin assists in guiding Dixon Schwabl’s public relations efforts for Frontier Communications and Hargray Communications.

Rochester’s PRism Awards recognize complete public relations programs and tactical elements incorporating sound research, planning, execution and evaluation. They must meet the highest standards of performance in public relations to be considered for a PRism Award. 

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Seneca Park Zoo
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621

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