SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top ten global independent public relations firms, announced today that Steve Mnich has joined MWW as director in the firm's San Francisco office. In his role, Mnich will provide counsel to a number of MWW's Bay Area clients, developing digital and traditional media strategy, as well as heading new business and partnership initiatives to help grow the agency's market presence. He will also help lead the San Francisco arm of MWW Ventures, MWW's strategic early stage and startup arm to help identify, partner with incubate the most promising companies.
"Steve is one of the Bay Area's rising stars and brings tremendous experience leading public relations, marketing and brand building for major technology companies. With Steve on board, MWW is well-positioned to expand our client service and offerings up and down the West Coast," said David Herrick, chief operating officer at MWW.
Prior to joining MWW, Mnich served as the managing director for S&S Public Relations (SS|PR), where he launched and led the company's West Coast office. During his tenure at SS|PR, he led corporate communications, brand marketing, media relations, U.S. go-to-market and content strategies and initiatives for dozens innovative companies. He has worked within the B2B and B2C technology sectors, including e-commerce, mobile and digital, venture capital, semiconductor, solar and CSR initiatives. Mnich also played a critical role in SS|PR's business development initiatives.
Mnich serves as an advisory board member for Minds Matter San Francisco, a non-profit that helps high-achieving high school students from low-income families achieve their dreams of attending college. He is also a founding advisor to The Kairos Society, a global network of top student and global leaders using entrepreneurship and innovation to solve the world's greatest challenges. Mnich provides senior media and communications counsel to political officials, executives and student entrepreneurs, and has championed international entrepreneurism working with dozens of early-stage CEOs.
Mnich received a dual B.A. in Communications and Political Science from Michigan State University, where he was a Division-l national champion ice hockey player. Connect with him on Twitter at @SteveMnich.
MWW is one of the nation's top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the ten largest independent global agencies. The company is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding.
Through its "Network PR" approach, MWW helps its clients re-architect the conversation surrounding their brands to increase trust and relevance and drive action among key stakeholders. Among its numerous awards for client work, the agency has been recognized as 2011 "Midsize Agency of the Year" and 2010 "Strategic PR Agency of the Year" by the Holmes Report and has received accolades from PR News for "Team of the Year," "Digital Firm of the Year" and "Top Places to Work in PR."