The following professionals were instrumental in the evolution to our exciting new FranDigi Media Group serving as the forerunners and leadership in the CS Public Relations team.
The founding team below brought a myriad of expertise and skills that empowered CSPR with extensive depth and expertise. Serving as a cohesive small agency providing most work virtually, CSPR began by offering large agency services along with cutting-edge digital and online Publicity capabilities. Because of this approach we were proud to offer clients the best of a much more comprehensive collection of packages at extremely affordable prices.
Unlike most PR firms, our entire Executive Leadership Team actively participated in the planning, strategies and services of every client large or small. In fact, we assigned an average of between 8 and 12 professionals to each Client giving them personal expertise and attention right from the beginning.
As you review the information below, you will see the original founding teams’ expertise supported FranDigi(a) as a full
Service PR Agency specializing in franchising.The FranDigi© talent being added at this time brings more current PR
expertise and is NOW expanded to include local independent franchisees and small business owner clients.
− Beau B.
Franchisor Client Houston Chronicle News Interview Live
− Gene H
CHT, Seminar Designer, Author, NY
− Michael F
− Robert J.
COO National Franchise
− Neil W.
Director International Franchisor
Diana has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis in journalism, graduating summa cum laude. She brought more than 25 years of successful experience as an innovative internet strategist and public relations professional to this team. She’s helped many companies launch and grow their business.
Her talents focus on identifying business and public relations objectives that can benefit from the creative use of technology. She’s worked with companies such as the American Heart Association, Jimmy Dean Foods, TGI Friday’s, ServiceMaster, FedEx and many more.
Not content to be known only as a technology geek, Diana is a former national and international journalist with exceptional writing skills and a talent for pitching. Her public relations work has been featured in USA Today, and many newspapers, magazines and trade publications. She says one of her more enjoyable projects was getting product placement for Ful backpacks in the movie ‘Hustle and Flow’. For CSPR Diana the PR team, orchestrated client mentoring and training programs, as well as new client onboarding for the firm.
Marnie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Southern Maine and has a diversified background in all areas of Public Relations. Her marketing background is also vast, including SEO, SEM, Client Acquisition, and Sales. She brought years of experience to the firm and has a passion for helping companies grow through tactical, well-planned public relations strategies.
As a highly creative marketing and sales professional, Marnie served as a Senior Account Executive with CS Public Relations and was responsible for new client eligibility screening and communications support for key clients, primarily in the franchising industry. Marnie used her exceptional skills to build client credibility, helping them to gain the right exposure in the media to ensure their specific business and marketing objectives were met.
Joelle served as our Sr. Media Relations specialist with more than 18 years public relations, outreach, and marketing experience.
Starting at Octagon she worked in the PR department securing media for professional athletes and premiere sporting events. In 1997 she relocated to Nashville and joined Atkinson Public Relations. Since 2002, Joelle began public relations consulting, pitching stories and getting major media placements for clients.
Joelle was one of the key Outreach professionals for CSPR booking many impressive feature stories for our Clients as well as many impressive media tours. Her efforts have resulted in coverage for clients in outlets from the cover of Newsweek, the Today Show, The Doctors, and secured major coverage for our clients in specialized PR and media tours with our clients appearing in virtually hundreds of local daily papers and radio stations, websites and blogs.
Tony complemented this impressive founding team bringing almost 20 years of copywriting and journalism experience to successfully support our success and results. Tony has written for many major national as well as local publications. From business and finance to music, art, fashion and dining, Tony’s well versed in journalism focusing on a number of topics. As a skilled technical writer, he has produced extensive website content as related to a wide range of highly technical industries and so much more. We are pleased with the quality of Tony’s work and the expertise he brings to CS Public Relations. His work was always powerful, creative and attention getting for our clients to shine with every piece he produces.
A seasoned public relations and marketing communications professional with more than 30 years’ experience, Gail M. has generated publicity and increased brand awareness for individuals and companies around the world.
Gail brings vast and diverse public relations experience to our leadership team and has enjoyed long-term relationships with recognized industry leaders such as Jenny Craig and Johnny Rockets. She also handled PR for the Fiesta Resort Conference Center and the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino as well as many others.
Gail’s expertise in the restaurant, food and hospitality arena played an important role for many of our current and future clients. Her exceptional written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and laser-like focus on delivering projects on time to help increase internal and external visibility for our CS Public Relations Clients as an added value to clients.
Audra H. also brought many years of diversified Public Relations expertise to our founding team. Helping entrepreneurs to grow business through public relations is one of Audra’s most recognized area of expertise. She has extensive experience with early start-ups and formulating their strategy to maximize their launch exposure. During her tenure Audra landed product placement on HGTV’s immensely popular show, ‘Property Brothers’ for one of her clients. She put her exceptional strategic Public Relations consulting skills to work for each client crafting innovative plans and strategies that help them meet their most impressive publicity and business objectives.
Shanda brings extensive experience to the Leadership team serving in the capacity of Senior Account Executive for the firm. Shanda has provided business development and public relations consulting to hundreds of businesses across the nation since 2001. Since joining CS Public Relations she has been focused on building strong expansion strategies through creative PR for the franchising industry.
Shanda was responsible for preliminary new client screening and qualification interviews in specific franchise industries. Her expertise includes public relations, enhancing brand recognition through social media integration and SEO, marketing, and managing franchise accounts.
Shanda’s Public Relations, Marketing and Business Development experience spans many markets such as special events, appearance enhancement businesses, staffing, health & wellness, technology, fashion, new products, beauty, not-for-profits, as well as celebrities and high profile clientele.
Shendrel has a diverse background in international marketing strategy, sales management, marketing communication PR Social media Marketing, SEO and PPC. With more than 12 years of experience, he has the depth of experience to develop effective integrated public relations plans.
He has successfuly worked with clients in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and in various industries. He has served as a sales and marketing consultent for an advertising software platform company, a social media strategist for Chicco Australia, a marketing planner for an IT coaching service company in Adelaide, a marketing planner for a corporate sustainability content development company in New York and many other successful ventures.
Shendrel assisted CSPR clients with their expansion and in launching major publicity into many international markets for us.
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