PHILADELPHIA, (August 10, 2016) – Brownstein Group today announced the promotion of Laura Emanuel to Public Relations Group Director for the agency’s architecture/engineering/construction (A/E/C) practice group. As Group Director, Emanuel will lead the agency’s A/E/C specialty practice, developing integrated communication strategies for architects, designers, building owners, real estate developers and building product manufacturers.
A valuable member of the agency’s public relations team since 2008, Emanuel has been instrumental in the growth of the vertical and has helped the agency land clients such as Saint-Gobain North America, SageGlass, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), Campus Apartments, Cecil Baker + Partners and The McBride Company. Using a variety of tactics spanning the media relations, social media and digital spheres, Brownstein Group has helped to establish and build a variety of A/E/C brands by creating differentiating collateral materials, hosting experiential events, raising profiles in mainstream and industry media, connecting companies to their constituents and supporting business objectives.
“Over the last eight years, Laura’s passion for design and her determination to dig deep has helped Brownstein Group grow the A/E/C practice and establish the agency as a leader in the industry,” said Erin Allsman, Senior Vice President, Public Relations and Social Media. “Her expertise in the marketplace has helped A/E/C brands define themselves and translate their capabilities and project work into successful marketing campaigns that have delivered tangible bottom line results. Now as Group Director, our A/E/C clients will be Laura’s exclusive focus and I’m confident that our agency’s stake in the field will only grow more prominent.”
Emanuel has been engrained in the architecture, design, real estate and construction industries for nearly a decade and, as a result, has a proven track record with the industry’s most respected media, including Architectural Record, ARCHITECT, Building Design & Construction, Engineering News Record and Developer, to name a few. Nationally, she has placed her clients in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, The Washington Post, Men’s Health, Investor’s Business Daily and CNBC.
“Laura is able to anticipate the needs and wants of our clients while still encouraging them to push the boundaries and take calculated risks,” said Brownstein Group CEO and President Marc Brownstein. “This innate business acumen, combined with her in-depth knowledge of the A/E/C space, will provide the senior leadership needed to continue to expand our thriving practice.”
A summa cum laude graduate of Cabrini College, Emanuel earned a BA in English and Communications. In 2012, she earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), the industry’s only post-graduate certification program. She has helped win over 30 Philadelphia PRSA Chapter awards and three national PR awards, including a PRSA Silver Anvil, PR Daily’s 2012 Media Relations Awards for “best response to breaking news” and PR News’ 2013 CSR Award for work on Saint-Gobain’s national community relations program with YouthBuild USA.