WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed Harrison has joined InkHouse. While some might call him an industry veteran, we'll do our best to eschew standard personnel press release language and focus on sharing his story, particularly his two decades of experience in B2B tech PR.
He will lead InkHouse's enterprise technology practice on the East Coast. Given that Ed has a knack for managing people, he'll be leading the agency's East Coast technology staff, and helping the team extend its greatness through business development initiatives.
So let's look at Ed's experience. 1996 was a magical year, highlighted by the Atlanta Olympics, a Clinton overwhelmingly chosen by the American people to extend his presence in the White House, and the irrational exuberance of being able to buy pet food on the "Information Superhighway" without having to pay shipping charges.
For Ed, it was the start of a new career: twenty years ago this very week, he began his work in high-tech PR, beginning at Schwartz Communications (now MSLGroup) and DaviesMurphy Group (now part of Lewis). He spent the last 13 years as a managing partner with Boston-based boutique technology PR firm fama PR, and most recently, built a successful PR consultancy as a sole proprietor. Across these varied roles, he developed a competency for working with enterprise technology companies -- from seed-backed startups to billion-dollar global organizations, across a broad range of B2B technologies.
"With more than 20 years in our industry, Ed is recognized as one of the top practitioners on the East Coast," said Beth Monaghan, co-founder and CEO of InkHouse. "It's a privilege to have him take on a leadership position in support of our technology practice. Ed's passion for technology and client service is apparent in everything he does. Under his leadership, we are looking forward to expanding our tech presence and experience even further in Boston and nationally."
Ed joins the team at InkHouse's Waltham office, which services some of the world's most innovative B2B technology companies in big data analytics, cloud security, Internet of Things (IoT), defense, mobile, healthcare, manufacturing and more. He will also join forces with InkHouse colleagues in San Francisco on national client accounts.
"I admit it: I have never personally chosen an enterprise-grade data analytics solution; but for a long time, I've worked with account teams to craft stories that persuade our client's prospects to do so," said Harrison. "InkHouse has an amazing roster of clients, a talented collection of creative employees, and unique design, content marketing and amplification capabilities -- it's a rare bird among tech PR firms, and I'm giddy to lend my expertise. Additionally, I am happy to have gotten through this quote without uttering the words 'thrilled' or 'excited.'"
Aside from a storied PR career, Ed attended The George Washington University and has also worked in publicity roles for the U.S. Olympic Committee and Disabled Sports USA. He resides in West Newton, Mass. with his wife and two sons.
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