Catapult PR-IR Promotes Mary Cochran to Director of Marketing and Social Media

Jun 09, 2010, 10:03 ET from Catapult PR-IR

BOULDER, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Catapult PR-IR (, a leading strategic public and investor relations firm specializing in high-technology markets, announced today that Mary Cochran has been promoted to director of marketing and social media. Cochran has been instrumental in developing and executing social media initiatives for Catapult's clients and will continue to support the increased use of social media as part of the public relations mix.

"Catapult has been incorporating social media for some time as a means of promoting its clients and connecting with media and industry analyst influencers," explained Guy Murrel, co-principal of Catapult. "Mary has developed expertise utilizing social media outlets and we're pleased that she'll continue to spearhead this emerging facet of public relations for our clients.  Social media expands the reach of our clients' news, and it allows us to tell their story directly to influencers, partners and customers."

Since joining Catapult in 2000, Cochran has successfully helped promote more than 85 businesses with her expertise in marketing and project management, including website management and search optimization.

"I'm always on the lookout for new ways of getting the news out about our clients.  Social media enables us to tell our customer's stories in new ways to expanded audiences," she said. "I'm pleased that Catapult has allowed me to take the lead in this exciting arena."

Before joining Catapult, Cochran spent several years as vice president of Growth Management Center, a California-based consulting firm, where she developed computer, administrative and human resource processes.  She also managed business operations at other consulting firms, including Symbius and Front Range Marketing.  Cochran has a bachelor's degree in management from Pepperdine University and a certificate in human resources from California State University in Long Beach.

About Catapult PR-IR

Catapult PR-IR provides strategic public relations and investor relations services exclusively for technology companies.  Catapult helps its clients establish new market positions that are shared by only an elite few within their industry.  The firm has won numerous awards, including PR SourceCode's Top Tech Communicators, PRSA's Gold Pick Award, O'Dwyers Top Tech Firm in Colorado and the Boulder County Business Report's Mercury 100 Fastest Growing Companies Award.  Catapult's client roster includes Agile Alliance, Tasktop Technologies, FreeWave Technologies, JNBridge and ThoughtWorks Studios.  For more information on Catapult, call 303-581-7760 or visit the company's website at


Guy Murrel

Catapult PR-IR

303-581-7760 ext. 17