NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DeVries Global, an international communications firm specializing in consumer marketing, proudly announced today that agency veteran Laura Morgan has been named to PR Week's 40 Under 40 list, an annual list of public relations power players under the age of 40. Morgan, 35, is a British native and true global citizen who has lived in Europe and the United States, has collaborated closely with teams in Asia, and has traveled extensively across Southeast Asia, applying global learnings to the expansion of client work across markets. Morgan joined DeVries Global in 2008 and has recently taken on increased responsibilities for the agency's Procter & Gamble business.
"I am thrilled to receive this tremendous honor from PR Week, and excited to see my name on such a prestigious list alongside some of the industry's greatest talents," said Morgan. "I've experienced remarkable personal and professional growth since I entered the industry more than thirteen years ago, and I am thankful to all of my colleagues and clients who throughout the years have taught me countless lessons, and have helped me evolve as a professional."
In her previous roles, Morgan supervised global and regional beauty and wellness brands, including development of end-to-end strategies. She directs team collaboration with clients and partners in NA, GC, AAIJK, EMEA/IMEA to ensure cultural relevance and big-idea co-creation with a variety of influencers including media, v/bloggers, celebrities, fashion designers, make-up artists and more. Morgan also manages Samsung Mobile's global lifestyle positioning strategy to drive relevancy outside of the tech category. Over the course of her career, Morgan has worked with a diverse range of consumer lifestyle clients, from ePhillips Consumer Electronics and Jo Malone to Kao Brands.
"Laura is a true global leader with universal perspective, in-depth understanding of the international media landscape and keen eye for identifying relevant cultural insights that drive breakthrough campaigns," said Heidi Hovland, Chief Executive Officer, DeVries Global. "Time and time again she has shown that she can meet any challenge and execute at the highest level while fueling our curiously creative culture. I'm delighted she's being recognized by PR Week for her accomplishments and future potential."
Prior to joining DeVries Global, Laura held positions at Medical Dynamics, where she launched Merz aesthetic fillers to global trade and lifestyle media, and at public relations firm, MS&L, in London. Outside of public relations, Morgan is passionate about raising money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research, due to a close friend living with the disease.
About DeVries Global
DeVries Global, headquartered in New York City, is an international communications micro-network with additional offices in London (DeVries SLAM), Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore and Mumbai. The company's longstanding heritage of excellence in consumer marketing and communication includes winning work with respected brands across beauty, fashion and wellness as well as consumer packaged goods (CPG), travel and tourism, wine and spirits, and food and beverage. DeVries Global offers seamless global capabilities, while maintaining a boutique sensibility and Curiously Creative culture that preserve the ability to move quickly, nimbly, and with high-impact precision. DeVries Global is part of Interpublic Group (IPG).
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