Susan and Emma THE Black Dog of Black Dog StudiosSusan Fecko

Principal, Public Relations & Brand Strategy Specialist

Susan combines over 20 years of marketing expertise with a deep understanding of the healthy, active lifestyle consumer. A master storyteller with strategic vision, Susan’s approach is to take a hands-on role in the creative planning, strategy, development and growth of mission-driven brands. Susan has been actively engaged in the natural products, personal care and nutrition categories and has worked at New Hope Natural Media, Vitamin Angels and Holistic Primary Care among others. She is intimately involved with the key players and issues in the healthy living space.

Susan’s capabilities and expertise include media relations and publicity, media research and assessment, executive visibility, community relations, event planning, social media outreach and co-branding/strategic partnership opportunities. Susan holds a degree in Social and Organization Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and lives in Boulder Colorado, one of the epicenters for the natural products industry.

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Sally Wadkya

Editorial Director

Sally cut her content creation teeth the old-fashioned way— through editorial roles at some of the most successful women’s magazines around, including Vogue, Glamour and Real Simple. A prolific writer—with expertise in nutrition, health, beauty and natural living—Sally’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Prevention, Martha Stewart Living, Yoga Journal and countless other print publications. She has co-written several New York Time’s best-selling books, teaming up with celebrities such as makeup artist Bobbi Brown and supermodel Christie Brinkley. In the digital realm, she helped create two of the most successful blogs on the msn.com Healthy Living channel (where her most popular post generated over a million page views) and contributes several times a month to the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog.

As Editorial Director for Black Dog Studio, Sally brings her 20+ years of editorial experience to help brands tell their stories in a compelling way. She understands the ins and outs of effective storytelling and can use that knowledge to create effective content that will establish credibility and brand authority and engage customers in a way that drives digital traffic, creates buzz and translates into greater success.

Anne Tommasi Anne Tommasi

Public Relations Specialist

Anne provides clients with advice and program execution to achieve a variety of marketing goals, including: increasing name recognition, building product and service awareness, enhancing company image and credibility and, improving sales. For the past 16 years, she has developed and applied her skills in writing, media outreach, community relations, event planning, speakers’ bureaus, cross promotions, coalition building, social media, crisis communications, sponsorships and promotions to help companies accomplish their communication objectives.

With a Master in Communications from California State and a Bachelors of Science in Finance from Stonehill College, Tommasi continues her commitment to numerous volunteer events and organizations, including Project Literacy, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the American Lung Association and the Cure for Cancer as well as local food kitchens and shelters.

 

Stephanie-StabulisStephanie Stabulis

Social Media & Measurement Specialist

NYC/Metro based social media marketing nerd fluent in #hashtags, Millennial culture, and marketing. Self-proclaimed creative thinker and problem solver. Stephanie is a social media enthusiast with the strategic skill necessary to develop effective online programs and quantify results.  She is a forward thinker, an industry leader, and an active contributor to modern day “mindsharing”.

 

 

Christina HughesChristina Hughes

Public Relations & Graphic Design Specialist

Christina Hughes is a public relations and letters graduate from the University of Oklahoma. Through her various experiences, she has developed a love for graphic design and community building. She is consistently taking time to learn new subjects, while also making sure to give back to those around her. Christina has been a part of several brand makeovers, which has led to her love of creative design. In the future, she hopes to attend University of Colorado to pursue a Master’s in Urban Development.