Two Havas PR Staffers Named PR News Rising Stars
Posted on November 16, 2018
Ellen Mallernee Barnes
Several Havas PR team members have been named and nominated as finalists for PR News People Awards.
Maricela Rios, from our New York office, and Audrey Arbogast, from our Phoenix office, have both been named PR News’ 2018 Rising Stars honorees.
Additionally, Courtney Myers and Linda Descano have been nominated as finalists for the PR Professional of the Year category; SuJin Oh has been named a finalist in the Media Relations Professional of the Year category; and Kellyn Curtis is a finalist for Account Supervisor of The Year. Winners will be announced at the PR People Awards Luncheon, to be held on Dec. 4.
We’d like to take this space to brag a bit on our two Rising Stars.
Maricela has been with us for four years, and we agree with PR News: She’s a star. It’s not just that she’s extraordinarily smart, ambitious and well-liked (though she is), it’s also that she’s generous—personally and professionally. During brainstorms, Maricela can always be counted on to share creative event/activation/pitch ideas that are fun, on brand, on trend and supremely executable. And her talent in media outreach is unparalleled, which is why she’s our go-to when we need to ensure targeted, top-tier coverage for clients.
In Audrey’s three-plus years with our agency, she’s played an instrumental role in developing our digital marketing services, inspiring us to add social media and influencer relations into the scope for more clients. Previously recognized as a Rising Star by the Social Shake-Up Show, Audrey has demonstrated expertise in digital strategies, media relations, product launches and new store openings.
Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners!