New York, NY — October 8, 2019 —Thunder11, a New York City-based, C-level communications firm, was recognized as “Boutique PR Firm of the Year” at PR News’ Platinum PR Awards ceremony along with winners such as USPS, T-Mobile and The Girl Scouts of the USA. Since its founding in 2007, the firm has made its name by combining non-conventional and smart thinking with relentless execution for a wide-range of clients over the decades, from The Council of Foreign Relations to AT&T, Northwell Health, Sprint, 1stdibs and dozens of VC-backed start-ups.
This recognition comes after one of the firm’s most successful years to date, with highlights including: executing a press conference with local lawmakers to mark a client’s expansion to the U.S. market, landing client’s thought leadership pieces and stories in top-tier publications, applying and winning dozens of awards for clients, and curating panels and securing speaking opportunities for clients at some of the world’s most sought-after international conferences.
“At Thunder11, we’ve built a commando unit that is more creative, connected, and committed than most,” said Marco Greenberg and Liel Leibovitz, co-founders of Thunder11. “Over the past year, we’ve proudly expanded the boundaries of what it means to be a strategic communications partner across content development, thought leadership events, and smart earned media. I’m thankful for our dedicated team of relentless communicators, and for our clients, whose world-changing stories we have the pleasure of telling.”
While still a boutique firm, Thunder11 has grown its team, bringing on Ryan Birchmeier, a former spokesperson for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Alyssa Meyer, a former TV journalist and has done internal communications for healthcare systems, Joe Grochmal, a recent Harvard graduate and a member of the inaugural Lead for America Hometown Fellows cohort, Sujin Lee, a former digital ad operations manager, and Dan Perry, the former Middle East Editor of the Associated Press who also previously led the news agency in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Each year, PRNEWS highlights outstanding achievements in communications and marketing while recognizing the honorees of the Platinum PR Awards. The 2019 Platinum PR Awards Dinner Gala brought together over 500 of top brand and agency communicators to celebrate the accomplishments of their colleagues