meg pier

winthrop, MA USA
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Professional Experience

Former Director of PR for four financial services companies, have been creating content for newspapers, magazines and websites for eight years focusing on arts and culture. Specialize in producing insightful profiles and compelling interviews. Pieces have featured New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail, the Japanese lantern tradition of Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, the Taize singing practiced at Scotland's Findhorn Foundation and the costumes of Mexico's Parachico Festival. Interview subjects have included Cambodian peace activist Arn Chorn Pond; Scotland’s Duke of Argyll & Chief of Clan Campbell; U.N. Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin and UNESCO Chief of Intangible Cultural heritage Cécile Duvelle, among many others. Check out www.ViewfromthePier.com!

Expertise

Content Editor (online)
8 Years
Writer
12 Years
Account manager
25 Years

Specialty

Business (general)
25 Years
Arts & Humanities
12 Years
Travel
12 Years

Industries


Online/new media
8 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
13 Years
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

MIT Press (1-2), Petergreenberg.com (1-2), Art New England (1-2), Boston Globe (1-2), Huffington Post (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

South Africa Partners (10+), Brown Brothers Harriman (1-2), Ensemble Travel Consortium (1-2)

Other Work History

Director of PR for Eaton Vance Corp. for nine years; VP of media relations for Scudder, Stevens & Clark for three years; VP, media relations for Fleet Financial Group for four years

Awards

PR Week – First Place Award, Small Corporate Communications Team of the Year; named as one of five finalists of 750 entrants in category of PR Professional of the Year. • New England Publicity Club – First Place Bell Ringer Award for public affairs campaign; recipient of two organizational identity campaign awards. • Bulldog Awards – Bronze Awards for product/company positioning and investment, banking, financial services.

Showcase

writing samples

Interview with Dáithí de Mórdha, an archivist at Ireland's Great Blasket Centre, located in Dún Chaoin, on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, at the halfway point of the Slea Head Drive. The Centre is an interpretative facility and museum detailing the unique community who once lived on the Gr
Profile of Cambodian peace activist Arn Chorn Pond
Lively account of Mexico's Parachico Festival, named by UNESCO as an item of intangible cultural heritage and
Profile of jewelry-maker and former Cars drummer David Robinson