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Meet Jesse Fernandez at SVUS Awards

Jesse Fernandez is a 12-year comedian, writer and producer for AJ+'s hit comedy show, Newsbroke, and teaches stand-up comedy at Google. He’s written for The Onion Inc. Network, the funniest parts of your favorite TED Talks, and eBaum’s World (yes, they’re still around). He’s been featured in 9 SF Sketchfests, presented research at The International Society For Humor Studies Conference, and he’s won the Speechless improvised powerpoint competition and the National College Comedy Competition.

Among the countless people he’s opened for as a stand-up are Maria Bamford (from Netflix’s Lady Dynamite), Andy Kindler (judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Mary Lynn Rajskub (from Fox’s 24), and even Steve-O (you know what he’s from).

 
2018 Winners
Public Relations
 
PR Executive of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winner
Alexandra Le Tellier, PR Director @ Turner (for the Super Deluxe division) (Los Angeles, CA USA | 100 - 499 Employees | Media & Entertainment) In 2017, Alexandra Le Tellier put Super Deluxe, Turner's disruptive entertainment company, on the map. Brand new in her role as PR Director, she refocused the company's overall communications strategy and threaded that messaging into consequential articles she landed in the Los Angeles Times, Variety and more. 
Silver Winner
Siobhan Aalders, Vice President of Global Communications @ Shutterstock (New York, NY USA | 500 - 2,499 Employees | Media & Entertainment) As a result of her leadership and strategic direction, she has more than doubled the global communications team’s output in terms of content creation and acquiring media coverage in the last two years.
Bronze Winners
Amy Littleton, Executive Vice President, Co-Managing Director @ KemperLesnik (Chicago, IL USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Amy has grown the agency from just a handful of employees to close to 50. She has accomplished this via double-digit growth, great employee engagement programs and driving results for her clients. 
Dan Simon, Co-founder and CEO @ Vested (New York, NY USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) In three years, Vested has grown to an over $6mm agency and the 6th largest financial PR firm.
 
PR Team of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winner
Misty Bond, Director of PR @ USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 500 - 2,499 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) Used innovative ideas and strategies to promote a nutritional company in the direct sales industry through Instagram influencers, bloggers, sponsored athletes, magazine editors, a Guinness World Record event, and several charity-focused events | Members of the Team: Steve Kostrencich, Emma Conger, Mallory Moger, Allie Henderson
Silver Winner
Joan Stone, Vice President, Corporate Communications @ VMware (Palo Alto, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Software) The VMware PR team is a high-functioning, collaborative and strategic communications resource for Vmware | Members of the Team: Alex Goldsmith, Stefanie Cannon, Eloy Ontiveros, Roger Fortier, Angela Leaf, Ken Lotich, Michael Thacker, Ellen Healy, Morgan O'Leary, Sarah Masessa, Melanie Boyer, Elizabeth Harris
 
PR Achievement of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winners
GMR Group | Asia-Pacific | (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | 2,500 or more Employees | Conglomerates) Achievement: Positive PR of reopening of Terminal 2 of Delhi Airport | Key role in this achievement: Rupesh Janve, Yuvraj Mehta, Subhendu Ray, Kshitiz Singhal
Silver Winners
SonicWall | USA | (Milpitas, CA USA | 500 - 2,499 Employees | Security Software) and AxiCom (New York, NY USA | 100 - 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Launch of SonicWall'S 2018 Cyber Threat Report | Key role in this achievement: Bob Vankirk, Lindsey Lockhart, Geoff Blaine, Ken Dang, John Gordineer
T-Mobile | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) Achievement: T-Mobile Champions the Neglected: T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+
Bronze Winners
Tableau Software, Inc. | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Software) Achievement: Tableau Prep & New Subscriptions Offerings Launch | Key role in this achievement: Adriana Gil Miner, Keyana Corliss, Dan Jensen, Sarah Goehri, Sadaf Whiskin, Angela Woodward
VMware | USA | (Palo Alto, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Software) Achievement: VMworld 2017 | Key role in this achievement: Alex Goldsmith, Eloy Ontiveros, Roger Fortier, Angela Leaf, Ken Lotich, Michael Thacker, Ellen Healy, Morgan O'Leary, Sarah Masessa, Melanie Boyer, Elizabeth Harris
 
PR Champion of the Year (In-house or Agency)
Gold Winner
Susan Fall, President @ LaunchIt Public Relations (San Diego, CA USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) As a champion of the trucking industry Susan volunteers a great deal of time in helping and educating the industry on how to improve its image. Considering the US would shut down without this vital industry the lack of respect Americans have for trucking, and truck drivers in general is shocking and Susan has made it her mission to change that! 
 
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PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 1 - 10 Employees | Region: Asia-Pacific
Gold Winner
Publicity Genie | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Providing Low Cost PR Services For Small Businesses | Key role in this Achievement: Annette Densham, Becca McGregor
Silver Winner
STARLINKS PR and Events | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Grand launch event of South Asia's largest mall, LuckyOne Mall | Key role in this Achievement: Shanaz Ramzi, Turab Ramzi, Mina Ramzi
Bronze Winner
Vicarious PR | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Oceanside, CA USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Start Up PR Agency Achieves Huge First Year Success | Key role in this Achievement: Michael Brown, Jorge Gaspar, Liana Murphy, Jolene Hitt, Gavin Herman
 
PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 1 - 10 Employees | Region: EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa)
Gold Winner
Matrix Public Relations | Region: EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) | (Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Successful integrated PR campaign through effective use of sponsorship | Key role in this Achievement: Namita Thakkar
 
PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 1 - 10 Employees | Region: USA
Gold Winners
Ellipses Public Relations (Oakland, CA USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: The Power of Targeted, Local PR - Successful Restaurant Opening | Key role in this Achievement: Diana Haven, Adrienne DeAngelo, Amanda Shepherd
grapevine pr + consulting (Los Angeles, CA USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show | Key role in this Achievement: Steven Le Vine, Laura Heckman
Silver Winners
Attain Marketing (Matthews, NC USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Putting an Information Security Start-up on the Map | Key role in this Achievement: Lorraine Kauffman-Hall, Valerie Driessen
Autocom Associates Public Relations, Inc. | Region: USA | (Bloomfield Hills, MI USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: TechCrawl 2017 – Detroit Media Program | Key role in this Achievement: Larry Weis, Jack Harned, Thom Cannell, Elaine Cozzetto, John Yeglinski, Laura Schwab
Master Plan Communications | USA | (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation Pink Pallet Jack PR Campaign | Key role in this Achievement: Ashton Maxfield, Deborah Choi, Kirsten Woodard, Les Goldberg
Zintel Public Relations LLC | USA | (Houston, TX USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: PR Firm Helps Position Client as Leader in Anti-Phishing Technology | Key role in this Achievement: Matthew Zintel
Bronze Winners
3Points Communications (Chicago, IL USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Two 3Points Clients Join Forces: Trading Technologies Acquires Neurensic | Key role in this Achievement: Drew Mauck; Principal, Lorna Kiewert; Account Director
AMP3 Public Relations (New York, NY USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Best Contribution of Educational Initiative for the PR Industry | Key role in this Achievement: Alyson Roy, Dion Roy, Ashley Lutzker, Rachel Oliva-Valdes, Megan Reeves
Butler Associates Public Relations (New York, NY USA | 1 - 10 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: 9/11 Know Your Rights | Key role in this Achievement: Tom Butler, Jason Fink, Patrick Rheaume, TJ King, Victoria Carman
 
PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 11 - 99 Employees | Region: USA
Gold Winner
Spark PR | USA | (San Francisco, CA USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Repositioning eharmony as a global relationship leader | Key role in this Achievement: Rachel Kahn, Tiffany Behany Schramm , Christa Fogleman, Lila Schoenfield, Madison Agatha-Mancebo
Silver Winner
Pulp PR (Los Angeles, CA USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Hanson Robotics Rebranding Campaign | Key role in this Achievement: Jessica Hasson, Mariah Terry, Rita Tennyson
Bronze Winner
Bospar | Region: USA | (San Francisco, CA USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Bospar PR: Practice what we preach | Key role in this Achievement: Chris Boehlke, Tom Carpenter, Tricia Heinrich, Curtis Sparrer, Alessandra Nagy, Brent Shelton, Stacey Grimsrud, Gaby Perez-Silva, Kourtney Evans, Alisha Alvarez
Global Results Communications | Region: USA | (Santa Ana, CA USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: GRC Reinventing Sleep at CES 2018 with NuCalm | Key role in this Achievement: Valerie Christopherson, Gabriela Lechin, Sharon Sumrit, Elsa Guillen
 
PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 11 - 99 Employees | EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa
Gold Winner
Enderby | Region: EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) | (Paris, France | 11 - 99 Employees |  Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: LA FABRIQUE AVIVA, supporting useful and innovative entrepreneurs projects | Key role in this Achievement: Marion Obadia, Damien Piganiol, Marie Grillet.
 
PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Concept Public Relations India Limited | Region: Asia-Pacific | (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | 100 - 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Save Parsik Hills | Key role in this Achievement: B N Kumar, Ashish Jalan, David Franklin, Andrew R Fernandes, Neha Singh
 
PR Agency Achievement of the Year | 500 - 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
LEWIS PR Inc. | USA | (San Francisco, CA USA | 500 - 2,499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Event Series: Fake News, Real Consequences | Key role in this Achievement: Miles Daniels - Vice President of Media Strategy, Shazia Amin - Marketing Manager, Noah Dye - Senior Vice President of US Client Engagement 
 
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Marketing Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Ajay Khanna, Vice President, Marketing @ Reltio, Inc. (Redwood Shores, CA USA | 100 - 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) The daily push from Ajay to be thoroughly data-driven and monitor and improve the effectiveness of every campaign and leverage data for ongoing business improvement.
Silver Winner
Kevin Iaquinto, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer @ JDA Software (Scottsdale, AZ USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) Under Kevin’s direction, the marketing team and its demand gen activities were responsible for more than 40% of JDA’s total sales pipeline and 30% of all closed-won deals. 
Bronze Winners
Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer @ Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronics) Led the launch of key initiatives, including the Keysight Global Marketing team and the recent launch of PathWave, an industry leading offering that accelerates product development from concept through manufacturing and deployment.
Terry Erisman, Vice President of Marketing @ GridGain Systems (Foster City, CA USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Information Technology Software) Over the last 12 months, Erisman focused marketing efforts in three main areas: building the marketing infrastructure, engagement and thought leadership, and revenue and business growth - resulting in many major awards for the company.
 
Marketing Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Riadh Dridi, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer @ RingCentral (Belmont, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS) Members of the Team: Neha Mirchandani, Jennifer Caukin, Mariana Kosturos, Najwa Smith, Robert Murphy, Nate Yip, Robert Cleary, Anita Richards, Eric Lewis, Irene Yam, Alex Kriney, Amy Phoenix, Deepak Bahree, Lisa Friedman, Chris Waldo, Geoff Huang, Eduardo Pretell, Mike Pugh, Josh Hill, Sangeeta Walsh, Nikki De Krester
Silver Winner
Ramon Chen, CPO & CMO @ Reltio, Inc. (Redwood Shores, CA USA | 100 - 499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Members of the Team: Ajay Khanna, Leticia Barcia, Kathleen Calderwood, Xuan He, Ankur Gupta and Nalini Mohan | The Reltio Marketing Team: Driving Modern Data Management & Machine Learning Innovation
Bronze Winner
Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer @ Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronics) Members of the Team: Marie Hattar, Jeff Harris, Donna Majcen | Facilitated successful global brand refresh focused on highlighting the customer journey and assisting customers in developing innovative solutions.
 
Marketing Achievement of the Year 
Gold Winner
Variety (Los Angeles, CA USA | 100 - 499 Employees | Media & Entertainment) Achievement: Variety’s marketing team has breathed new life into this 113 year old news source which now reaches an audience of 32MM monthly uniques.
Silver Winner
C-4 Analytics (Saugus, MA USA | 100 - 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Nissan South East Conquesting Program | Key role in this Achievement: Billy Sawyer
Bronze Winners
Evergage (Somerville, MA USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS) Achievement: Technology company writes the book on one-to-one personalization | Key role in this Achievement: Karl Wirth, Katie Sweet, Andy Zimmerman, Paula Crerar, Ashton Landry
JKG Group | USA | (Deerfield Beach, FL USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Manufacturing) Achievement: Outdated Company Website Gets 21st Century Makeover | Key role in this Achievement: Gail Blount
SE2 (Topeka, KS USA | 500 - 2,499 Employees | Business Products and Services) and Idea Grove (Dallas, TX USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: SE2 Increases LinkedIn followers, impressions and engagement through advanced social employee ambassador program and content marketing | Key role in this Achievement: Ashish Jha, Kirk Braun
 
 
Most Creative Marketing Professional of the Year
Gold Winner
Jeff Harris, Vice President of Portfolio Marketing @ Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Electronics) for Jeff Harris and the upskilling of Keysight's marketing department
 
Corporate Communications Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Kelly Dalton, Senior Director, Corporate Communications @ Best Western Hotels & Resorts (Phoenix, AZ USA | 500 - 2,499 Employees | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) Members of the Team: Bethany Samaddar, Dana Kleven, Courtney McCurry, Rob Larson, Sioux Jeffrey | For being an integral part of the resurgence of BW through effective storytelling and internal and external communications strategies.
 
Apps
Gold Winner
Citi FinTech (Long Island City, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Financial Services and Banking) for Qantas Money App | Creative and production people and organizations that contributed to its development: Citi and Qantas
Silver Winner
Bruce Power (Tiverton, Ontario, Canada | 2,500 or more Employees | Energy & Utilities) for Bruce Power App
 
Corporate Collateral and Publications - Best Newsletter or Magazine - Online/Digital of the Year
Gold Winner
Vested (New York, NY USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Rockefeller & Co. (New York, NY USA) | Rockefeller Insights
 
Communications or PR Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
Ivanti (Salt Lake City, UT USA | 500 - 2,499 Employees | Information Technology Software) and Avista Public Relations (Mooresville, NC USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Campaign: Patch Tuesday Expert Campaign for Ivanti | Key role in this campaign: Chris Goettl, Director of Product Management, Ivanti; Todd Schell, Product Manager, Ivanti; Amber Boehm, Group Product Marketing Manager, Ivanti; Helen Carroll, Senior Director, Global Communications, Ivanti; Steve Sturgeon, Senior Director of Media Strategy, Avista PR; Erin Jones, CEO and Founder, Avista PR
Silver Winner
T-Mobile | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) Campaign: T-Mobile Launches World’s First Full-body Wearable, ONEsie, for April Fool’s
 
New Product or Service of the Year
Gold Winner
T-Mobile | USA | (Seattle, WA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Telecommunications) for T-Mobile Champions the Neglected: T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+
Silver Winner
Harmonica (Santa Monica, CA USA | 11 - 99 Employees | Food & Beverage) for CAULPOWER v1
 
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