MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST RYAN SMITH JOINS MWW AS VICE PRESIDENT
Smith Brings Expertise Crossing the Lifestyle Marketing, Entertainment, Sports and Home Furnishings Categories
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – August 21, 2013 – MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top five global independent public relations firms, announced today that Ryan Smith has joined the agency as vice president. Smith brings more than a decade of media relations expertise and has represented top brands crossing a range of business categories. As a member of the MWW team, he will help guide media relations strategies for clients across many of the firm’s core practice areas including work for its consumer lifestyle marketing, corporate communications, public affairs consumer technology and healthcare clients.
“As we continue to grow as a full-service communications firm, media relations remains at the core of our business. Ryan is an exceptional talent with tremendous media acumen and a deep and expansive network of relationships. He will serve as a great asset to clients across our firm and will complement and further strengthen our media relations capabilities as we continue to raise the bar for our clients,” said Carreen Winters, executive vice president of MWW’s corporate communications and reputation management practice.
Smith joins MWW following a more than four-year stint at Rosica Public Relations where, as senior vice president of client and media relations, he led his team in core areas of agency practice including B2C, B2B, corporate communication, public affairs, crisis/issues management, event support and partnership development. Previously, Smith served as an account manager at Steinreich Communications where he led media efforts for clients such as 1800mattess.com, Haynes Furniture and The Arison Group. His prior experience includes positions with Rob Bailey Communications, Siena College and as a sideline reporter for WGHT Radio. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from St. Thomas Aquinas College.
MWW is one of the nation’s top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent global agencies. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding.
MWW’s approach to building and accelerating relevance for clients has been recognized with top industry awards, including the 2012 “PR Agency of the Year,” by the International Business Awards, 2011 “Midsize Agency of the Year” by the Holmes Report as well as “Digital Firm of the Year” and “Top Places to Work in PR” by PR News. For more information on the firm’s capabilities and “Matter More” commitment, visit www.mww.com. Connect with MWW on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus.