Heron Agency, a communications firm that serves the Chicago theater community and entertainment industry — in addition to their extensive client roster of hotels, restaurants, and corporate clients — has announced two new team members and three promotions within the company.
Hired as Executive Vice President is veteran broadcast and public relations executive Nancy Davies. Davies served nearly 11 years as Vice-President of Chicago-based Salmon Borre Group, a PR/Marketing Communications agency for consumer lifestyle products and brands. She has previously worked as an award-winning news producer and on-air talent for television stations in Cincinnati, OH, Lexington, KY, Honolulu, HI and Chicago.
Also joining Heron Agency as Senior Publicist is Sarah Ficek, most recently of Paramount PR in Chicago, where she focused on technology, restaurant, consumer packaged goods, and retail brands.
In addition, Lianne Hedditch has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In her 11th year with the Heron Agency, Hedditch manages a team working on accounts that include The Marriott Theatre, Le Méridien Chicago–Oakbrook Center, The Westin Nashville hotel, and SafeHouse – a spy-themed restaurant and bar – opening soon in River North.
Emily Potts has been promoted to Senior Publicist from Publicist. Before joining Heron Agency in 2015, Emily served as an Assistant Media Planner at OMD, working on the national PetSmart account.
Holly Gustavson, Marketing Specialist, has been promoted to Marketing Manager. Gustavson handles contests, promotions, sponsorships and barter advertising opportunities for the agency, and has been a member of the Heron team for seven years.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to have two such talented people as Nancy and Sarah join our dedicated team,” says Noreen Heron, president & founder of the Heron Agency. “The continued success of Heron Agency is due to the hard work and successes of our employees. It’s this dedication to excellence that’s also led to the promotions of Lianne, Holly and Emily; each go above and beyond, providing the highest standard of service to our clients and marketing partners.