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  Kelly Heisler
Professional/Personal Overview
  With more than 15 years of experience, I am an accomplished strategist and cross-functional collaborator with results-driven public relations, marketing, internal and crisis communication and branding expertise. I've enabled Fortune 500 companies, agencies and nonprofits achieve business goals, build brands, and protect reputation. My work has included creating campaigns for the "best stuff on earth" to working with mommy bloggers and celebrity spokespersons on behalf of apple juice, to managing onsite media on Black Friday at the world's largest department store (with a 4 am call time!) to developing internal communications programs for companies with more than 30,000 employees to promoting ground-breaking museum exhibitions. As a former journalist, I have a "nose for news" and can confidently pitch media because, after all, reporters are people too. I also have extensive writing, editing, and materials production experience.
Work Info
Promotions 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Public relations; corporate reputation 15 Years
Business (general) 7 Years
Consumer Products 7 Years
Health 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Dr Pepper, Snapple, Mott's (6-10), FedEx (6-10), Macy's (3-5), Pfizer (3-5)
Other Work History
Director of Marketing and Communications at the International Center of Photography - NYC; Vice President and Account Director at Ketchum PR - NYC
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office; Familiarity with InDesign and PhotoShop
HP Laptop, iPad, iPhone
Available upon request
Silver Davey Award (2012)
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals - Platinum and Honorable Mention MarCom Awards (2012)
Hermes Creative Awards – Platinum and Honorable Mention Awards (2011)
Communicator Awards – Award of Distinction (2011)
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals – MarCom Award (2011)
Nominated for PR Week’s “40 Under 40” (2010)
CLIO Award (2009)
Holmes Report SABRE Award (2007, 2008 and 2009)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Silver Anvil (2010 and 2011)
PRSA – New York Big Apple Award (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)
PRSA – New York Big Apple “Best of the Best” Award (2011)
PRSA – Colorado Gold Pick Award (2006)
B.S. Journalism; M.A. Communication
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
(ICP, 5/1/2012)
Managed all aspects of annual report including writing, editing, image selection, design, and production.
(Dr Pepper, 8/9/2010)
Byline article for HR publication about DPS' employee engagement program.
(DPS, 1/25/2010)
Press release announcing Dr Pepper's 125th Anniversary and related activities.
(DPS - Mott's, 3/9/2009)
Press release announcing Mott's partnership with actress Marcia Cross and Feeding America.
Contact Info
  Kelly Heisler
Brooklyn, NY 

E-Mail: kcheisler@gmail.com
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