Coyne Public Relations Named to Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces
Coyne Public Relations Ranks Among Highest-Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine's Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2023
Coyne PR, 05/09/2023
Leveraging Data to Refine Your Craft and Deliver PRoven Results
Sierra L'Altrelli shares her tips on how to stay ahead of the curve, leverage data and implement a fully integrated measurement culture
Coyne PR, 05/07/2023
Coyne Public Relations Sweeps Best Place To Work Awards
Coyne PR is proud to announce that it has won an unprecedented three distinct honors recognizing the firm as the Best Place to Work.
Coyne PR, 05/03/2023
Coyne PR Named a Finalist for Best Mid-Sized Agency by PRSA
Agency Also Nominated for Three Client Awards at the 2023 Anvil Awards
Coyne PR, 03/28/2023
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Coyne PR, 02/15/2023
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|Cayman Islands Department of Tourism||2014||Current|
|FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automotive||2012||Current|
Founded in 1991, Coyne PR has grown to become one of the top independent public relations firms in the United States. Recognized throughout the industry as "The Best Place to Work," more than 175 talented minds now call Coyne PR their home. The agency delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking and flawless execution to convey messages across all paid, earned, shared, and owned channels for many of the world's most respected companies...and those that want to be. Coyne PR's reputation is built upon three decades of creativity, strategy and service. It is confirmed by more than 1,000 industry awards, including 2019 Creative Agency of the Year by PRovoke Media, 2020 Best Place to Work by PRWeek, and America's Best PR Agencies by Forbes in 2020. In addition to its offices in New York and New Jersey, the agency's footprint spans across 115 cities in 49 countries on six continents through its partnership in The Worldcom Public Relations Group®. For more information, visit www.coynepr.com.
CEO and FounderAs founder and chief executive officer of Coyne Public Relations, Tom Coyne has created a strategic communications firm offering a full range of marketing services to worldwide interests. Tom’s vision and dedication have led Coyne to become the ninth largest independent firm in the United States. Under Tom’s strategic direction, Coyne PR has garnered more than 1,000 industry awards for communications excellence in the past decade, including being named PRWeek’s Midsize Agency of the Year, Consumer Agency of the Year, Creative Agency of the Year and Best Agency to Work For by The Holmes Report, PR News Midsize Agency of the Year and Top Place to Work in PR and Best Place to Work in New Jersey by NJBiz. Additionally, Tom has been recognized as a finalist for PRWeek PR Professional of the Year, PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 list, a finalist for PR News’ Agency Executive of the Year, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, a NJBiz Top 40 Under 40 Executives and PR Person of the Year by the New Jersey Public Relations Society of America. Under Tom’s leadership, the firm has donated its time to hundreds of charities and have contributed millions of dollars to local causes in time, talent and funds.
PresidentAs president of Coyne PR, Rich Lukis provides overall corporate direction, counsels clients on creative and strategy and leads new business development. Prior to being named President, he had served as Executive Vice President of Coyne PR, and directed the agency’s consumer practice with deep expertise in the consumer products, lifestyle, automotive and sports industries. Throughout his more than two decades of consumer public relations experience, Rich has worked with many of the world’s most respected companies including General Mills, Kraft Foods, Church & Dwight, Campbell Soup, AT&T, MasterCard, VTech, Casio, Chrysler, Hasbro, Shell Oil and Goodyear Tires. Rich is the former President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and is a member of the Council of PR Firms and the Councilors Academy. He is a frequent university guest lecturer at New York University, Rutgers and Montclair State and is regularly quoted in national business and industry publications.
PresidentAs President of Coyne, John has created integrated award-winning consumer marketing programs for a wide range of clients including Hilton, Disney, Red Robin, Hard Rock International, Goodyear, Pfizer, Bayer, Beam Suntory, as well as Hong Kong, South Africa and Cayman Islands Tourism boards. He provides strategic direction for the accounts, ranging from crisis communications and product launches, to press trips and editor events. His creativity, strategic thinking and media prowess make him an indispensable member of the Coyne PR senior management team. Hard Rock International, a loyal client that has followed John from another agency, joined the Coyne’s roster in 2003. John and his team currently oversee worldwide public relations for Hard Rock International’s 175 cafes in more than 75 countries worldwide. John and his team worked closely with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts’ internal communications teams at Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in California handling global media strategies, as well as events, promotions and attraction openings. Additionally, John’s team works with the company’s global tour operator Adventures by Disney, as well as Disney Cruise Line and the World of Disney in New York City.
Executive Vice PresidentWhat do Jennifer’s clients say about her? She is crazy! “Crazy creative” that is… As executive vice president, Jennifer brings her crazy dedication and passion for all things media and pop-culture related to each one of her clients in the travel, restaurant, pets, spirits and healthcare industries. At Coyne PR, she heads the consumer lifestyle division, where she pushes the creative limits for all her client partners. Jennifer began her career in corporate communications, where she was able to hone her crisis communications skills. She later fell in love with consumer PR when she started creating outrageous special events for blue chip clients (creativity was not as encouraged in investor relations). Before Coyne, she was responsible for starting an agency’s consumer group to further diverse the company’s offerings. While creativity is at her core, and with a list of awards to her name, including PRWeek’s 40 Under 40, mentoring the next generation of public relations professionals is of the upmost importance to her. Jennifer teaches by example, fostering an atmosphere of limitless possibilities not practicality. Never call her practical.
Executive Vice PresidentLisa Wolleon brings more than two decades of agency experience overseeing Coyne’s consumer health and food/beverage practice areas. Lisa is responsible for providing strategic and creative direction, bringing together her expertise in determining how consumer behavior impacts purchase and makes a real difference in the lives of the consumer. She’s a true believer in getting to the message that matters by creating innovative and integrated campaigns that balance storytelling to the consumer with business objectives that matter to the brand. Throughout her career, she’s had the privilege of leading campaigns for the iconic global brand portfolios of some of the world’s biggest companies, including Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Bayer, L’Oreal, GSK and WebMD, among others. Lisa has directed innovative and integrated consumer campaigns designed to engage consumers at varying life stages with breakthrough creative that produces results that ensure the brands are relevant and have meaning within consumers’ lives. With nearly 20 years of initiatives focused on driving changes in consumer behavior, Lisa not only serves as the creative and strategic lead on PR, but oversees influencer relations and social media specific to the consumer industry.
Executive Vice PresidentKelly is a member of the agency’s executive leadership team and leads the Healthcare Practice. He brings more than 30 years of award-winning experience working with category leaders and brand challengers across the spectrum of healthcare and education, including consumer health & wellness, pharmaceuticals & devices, and advocacy & cause. Throughout his career he has worked with global healthcare companies like Allergan, Bayer, Humana, Lilly, Novartis, Otsuka-Lundbeck, Pacira, Pfizer, Salix and Sanofi to launch and market countless life-changing products and services. Notable areas of expertise include: children’s health, diabetes, GI health, infectious diseases, men’s and women’s health, mental health, pain management, respiratory health, vision care and vaccines. Kelly’s true passion is working in partnership with his clients and teams to develop creative and breakthrough storytelling campaigns that deliver both talkability and engagement against a client’s business objectives. He is a former adjunct professor within the Graduate Program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications at New York University and is a current member of BioNJ.
Executive Vice PresidentFor nearly 30 years, Tim has provided strategic direction and support for many of the nation’s most well-known companies and trusted brands across a range of industries, including food and nutrition, travel and tourism, and healthcare. In addition to developing campaigns to enhance brand image, Tim’s expertise in crisis communications and issues management has helped numerous brands and businesses navigate challenging situations, including issues involving products, business operations, labor, marketing, social media, consumer advocacy and more.
Senior Vice PresidentSue Murphy is an accomplished PR practitioner whose experience in the toy and consumer products industry spans more than 20 years. Throughout her career she has worked with well-known brands such as Crayola, Fisher-Price, Mattel, Spin Master and VTech to name a few. Sue’s vast portfolio of experience also includes BabyCenter.com, BabyBjörn, NUK, Reading Rainbow, Yvolution and numerous campaigns including the launch of the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, which became one of the hottest toys of the year and winner of the Creative Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award. She was also a part of one of the most successful PR initiatives of all time, the award-winning launch of the original Tickle Me Elmo, as well as the follow-up 10th anniversary campaign. As the agency’s Wonder Woman in Toys, she executes campaigns on behalf of clients ranging from new product announcements and trade show support to influencer engagement and business media outreach. Sue graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a major in Public Relations.
Senior Vice President, Digital & SocialArmando is Coyne’s Senior Vice President of Digital & Social and leads efforts across the agency. In his role, he works with brands to develop digital strategies that drive conversation, engagement and action for Coyne’s roster of leading brands. Armando has more than 15 years of experience developing strategies for brands that connect and engage audiences – from establishing a social media presence, launching a new product, activating a celebrity partnership or celebrating a milestone anniversary. He is passionate about leveraging the power of digital to make an impact for his clients, including L’Oreal, Bayer, GSK, Just Born Inc., Beam Suntory, Hard Rock, VTech, Newman’s Own, Eggland’s Best, Perrigo, the Cayman Islands and more. Armando brings the right mix of digital, social media and content marketing expertise to navigate today’s communication and marketing landscape. He oversees a team of social media professionals to plan, integrate and implement initiatives such as social media voice and platform strategy, content development, social listening and monitoring, digital advertising, influencer marketing and crisis management.
Executive Vice PresidentJoe is a passionate PR professional and for more than 25 years has and has worked across both consumer and B2B clients throughout his career. He remains focused on several core principles to guide the success of working with clients: hard-work, honesty and team. He currently leads the automotive, consumer technology and B2B/Industry teams at Coyne PR with unbridled enthusiasm and focus. Joe has championed efforts to integrate campaigns across multiple communication channels to expand client’s story-telling impact. During his tenure, he has led the strategic development and execution of many of award-winning campaigns across multiple industries for companies such as Shell Oil, Chrysler, Owens Corning, Sealed Air Corporation and AccuWeather. Joe’s passion lives with his intense desire to make a real, measurable impact on a client’s business objectives and enhance a company’s brand reputation. He currently serves on the Board of the PRSA NJ Chapter and received the Service of Excellence Award in 2019. He genuinely continues to understand the pulse of the media landscape and share these insights through his “Media Minute” blog.
Director, Social Media, DE&I Co-ChairAs one of Coyne’s Social Media Directors, Courtney Moore-Adoteye brings her experience to working across accounts such as Shell, Eggland’s Best, Cayman Islands, and helping to support Hilton and Beam projects. With over 10 years of experience, working in a variety of fields – from fashion to kitchen cabinets to finance – Courtney is able to showcase that no matter the industry, social media is not only here to stay but is also a powerful selling tool. Additionally, she can interweave a brand’s story into social first campaigns and initiatives which have led to her overall success. From working with influencers and identifying their value to being able to educate senior leadership on just how these individuals can enhance and amply their brands messaging, Courtney has been able to bring big ideas to life from concept to execution. In addition, her passion for DE&I and wanting to help educate people from all walks of life to celebrate each other is something that makes her a more well-rounded marketer.
Account Executive, DE&I Co-ChairLeslie Campos is a growing healthcare communicator, representing clients in the pharmaceutical, provider, and clinical research space. With just two years of experience in public relations amidst graduating at the rise of a global pandemic, she has gained industry knowledge and developed inventive narratives to secure media placements for clients. As a creative, Leslie is always looking for innovative ways for clients to generate meaningful campaigns that will showcase the work they are doing. As a proud Latina with drive to help others and aspiration to help create an inclusive and diverse community, Leslie has become a member and co-chair of the DE&I Committee at Coyne PR. The platform is used to inform and create a safe welcoming workplace while also learning new tools to support clients with their own DE&I work.