Episode 569 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members by using insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Melissa Anthony of anthonyBarnum PR. Check out this conversation about thought leadership, PR, entrepreneurship, and Austin.
As CEO of anthonyBarnum, Melissa Anthony focuses on establishing a vision for public relations designed to serve organizations’ most important business objectives. Known for her direct and analytical approach, she leads the firm’s business strategies, market offerings and distinct data-driven methodologies.
With 20 years of experience in public relations, the native Texan began her career in New York City where she held positions at renowned firms, including Access Communications and Ruder Finn. She has represented the Czech Republic in its accession to the EU, several of the largest companies in the world, and collaborated with numerous visionary leaders and entrepreneurs to distill their objectives into meaningful public relations strategies and results.
Melissa has served on the boards of Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Central Texas Food Bank. She is recognized by Austin Business Journal as one of the most powerful women in business in the region and has received numerous awards for her civic contributions in support of veterans.
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