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Julia Labaton
CEO, RED PRJulia Labaton

A communications strategist with 20 years of experience, Julia’s reputation in the lifestyle PR industry precedes her. She is known for intelligent counsel, creative strategies and award-winning results. RED PR, launched in 2000, is one of America’s leading boutique beauty and lifestyle PR firms.

Julia leads the RED PR team on national and international campaigns with industry-defining brands. She works closely with each client to envision and define programs that meet corporate goals.

Her clients benefit from her long-standing industry and media relationships. Julia’s work has been recognized through the numerous PR awards including prestigious PRSA Big Apples and Bulldog Reporter Awards.

She honed her expertise in communications, beauty and fashion through positions at Shop PR, Lippe Taylor Communications, Vogue Magazine, Hill & Knowlton, CBS News and WNET’s Bill Moyers. Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from Mount Holyoke College. She sits on several non-profit PR committees and is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women and PR Boutiques International.

Irene Maslowski, APR, Fellow, PRSA
President, Maslowski & Associates

describe the imageSince Irene founded her company in 1988, the firm has provided strategic public relations, marketing and crisis management counsel to corporate, non-profit, and government organizations. Irene has received several awards for her work and is a past president of the Public Relations Society of America’s New York Chapter.  Maslowski & Associates is based in metro New York.

Over the years, Maslowski & Associates has helped clients to communicate successfully with their publics and audiences, to gain positive to communicate successfully with their publics and audiences, to gain positive recognition, and to achieve their business objectives. The company’s client work has been broad-based, which has resulted in expertise within different industries and the ability to view the world and approach public relations challenges from different perspectives. Team members at Maslowski & Associates are experienced within a wide range of industries, including consumer products, healthcare, non-profit, hospitality, government, and culinary and food products.

Wendy Marx
President, Marx Communications 

describe the imageWendy Marx is an award-winning public relations and marketing communications executive who helps

B2B companies and executives become well-known brands and grow their businesses.

For the last 20 years, she has served as president of Marx Communications, which has helped numerous companies, including many start-ups, become well-known industry brands and dramatically transform their businesses. Her firm’s PR efforts have directly led to companies inking major partnership deals with Dow Jones, The NASDAQ and other major organizations.

Fast Company relies on Wendy to write its blog on B2B Public relations and marketing, and she is a sought after speaker on B2B PR and marketing issues. Her writing skills earned her a position teaching business writing at the University of Michigan Business School, and she has written for the New York Times, InformationWeek and Advertising Age, among other outlets.

She has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Women on Twitter, and she and her firm have won First Place Gold Mercury Awards. She is a cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Lucy Siegel

Bridge Global Strategies

Lucy Siegel

Lucy is a communications executive with more than 30 years of experience in journalism, PR, marketing and corporate communications. She is a serial entrepreneur—she sold her first PR company 16 years ago and then worked as a PR executive at a large multinational agency. She founded Bridge Global Strategies in New York City almost nine years ago. Her background includes newspaper and magazine journalism, corporate and marketing communications for Equitable Life, now a subsidiary of AXA, and public relations agency executive experience.

Earlier in her career, Lucy worked in Japan for a Japanese PR firm, an experience that had a profound impact on her thinking, leading to one of her firm’s areas of specialization:  helping foreign companies build visibility in the U.S. market. Bridge has had clients headquartered all over Asia and Europe. In addition, the firm focuses on the needs of startup companies, from the U.S. and Canada as well as overseas. Bridge works with client executives on competitive positioning, messaging and communications strategies, and develops and executes public relations and marketing communications plans.

Lucy was the co-founder and is an officer of PR Boutiques International, an international network of more than 30 independent PR firms. She has also held leadership positions in the Public Relations Society of America’s New York Chapter and Women Executives in Communications.