As a senior publicist, Hannah plans and executes strategic campaigns for clients at H2 Public Relations, a public relations firm specializing in lifestyle and hospitality clients. With a talent for creative writing and a curiosity of people and new cultures, Hannah parlayed her skills into a career in media before landing in public relations. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she worked as a magazine and online editor in Minneapolis covering travel and lifestyle until she left sub-zero temperatures behind and moved to San Diego in 2010. Hannah continued to work within the media until she transitioned into public relations and marketing.
Hannah earned her Masters in Communications Management from the University of Southern California with a focus on corporate social responsibility. She is a connector and collector of people, ideas and positive vibes, and she uses those qualities to create win-win relationships between her clients and media. She has planned and executed successful public relations campaigns across various industries, including hospitality, consumer goods, and B2B.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BRAND, AND WHY?
As a former high school athlete and current exercise enthusiast, I love Under Armour. From a marketing standpoint, it’s been interesting to watch the company transition from a small, strictly athletic company to one that appeals to a more mainstream audience. The brand has done an incredible job of mixing empowering messages with a quality product, as well as creating thoughtful sponsorships. One of my favorite shirts is an Under Armour tank with the slogan “Protect This House.” It’s powerful and meaningful to me.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR NUGGET OF WISDOM?
“All the strength you need is right there inside you.”
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I have a service-oriented personality, so I am passionate about giving back – whether through PR and marketing or through mentoring or volunteering for different organizations. Doing good in the world is what makes me feel connected to others.
HOW HAS THE AMA HELPED YOU EXCEL IN YOUR CAREER?
I love learning, and AMA facilitates multiple opportunities for me to continue learning about my field of marketing – from learning sessions to networking mixers to conference planning, there are always opportunities to soak up knowledge from those around me through AMA.
WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO AMA ART OF MARKETING CONFERENCE?
I love the opportunity to be surrounded by like minds and learn from people who think like I do – and also by those who don’t. I am excited to see the Art of Marketing conference come together and be able to learn a thing or two along the way!
“Hannah, the San Diego AMA is very grateful for all you do for the marketing community. Thank you for not only lending your brilliant marketing and PR skills to #SDAOM, but also for making this a positive experience for the entire team! Your can-do attitude is truly inspiring to all. Thank you from all of us at San Diego AMA!” – David Palmer, President, San Diego AMA