PHOTO BY JASON BLACK
By Melissa Larsen
From the most influential educators and business people to the biggest trendsetters and taste makers, these locals are tops when it comes to making the Valley the best place to call home.
Best Male PR Rep: John Glynn, Senior Account Manager, The James Agency
Also a 2015 Winner!
Tell me about your day-to- day. Like everyone else, my days are really busy. But, they consist of working with the agency’s clients to help them achieve their goals. So, I may be emailing with magazine or newspaper editors, at a TV studio or writing a press release. No two days are the same. One constant is that I get to work every day with a group of some of the most competent people in the industry, at an agency I love. I never, ever dread going to work.
What makes a good PR person? Three things: knowing how to make friends, knowing what makes a good story and how your clients play a part in that story and, most importantly, having a motor. People who aren’t vigilant for their clients will not succeed in this business.
Biggest professional accomplishment? Achievements are all so situational. One campaign that I worked on that I’m proud of was Pei Wei’s Hunger Action Month campaign last year. They got a ton of media exposure and helped feed needy Arizona families.
Valley restaurant: Don & Charlie’s. It’s where my wife and I got engaged.
Annual local event: Spring training and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Spot to spend a Sunday morning: On my couch watching cartoons with my son, Trip.