DPR Group Staff Celebrates Jeanne Zepp’s 10-Year Work Anniversary

Jeanne Zepp's 10-year Work Anniversary at DPR Group
DPR Group founder and president, Dan Demaree, presents a crystal award to Jeanne Zepp, director of public relations, in recognition of 10 years of outstanding work.

This week marked a major milestone for DPR Group: its first employee to celebrate 10 years of continuous employment with the firm. Jeanne Zepp, director of public relations, came on board on March 5, 2007 as an account executive. Over the intervening years, Jeanne progressively moved up the career ladder to senior account executive and then director.

Jeanne recalls, “When I came to DPR Group, the firm was an established player in the B2B marketplace. While that has not changed over the past 10 years, it seems like everything else has – and for the better! Our offices moved from Germantown to Frederick, Maryland; we’ve transitioned our technology to the cloud; we’ve expanded our practice areas and incorporated inbound marketing as a business offering; and we’ve adopted social media, webinars and video presentations as key components of our outreach efforts for clients. It’s great to be part of a progressive firm that evolves with the times but still retains that small organization feel and sense of collegiality among staff.”

DPR Group founder & president, Dan Demaree, adds, “Jeanne has played an important role in DPR Group’s growth over the years, representing clients, contributing to our corporate vision and being someone on whom I can always depend. Her clients feel the same way, too. Notably, she still represents her very first client – QuestaWeb, Inc. – today. I think that speaks volumes about the kind of public relations professional she is. I thank Jeanne for her many contributions, congratulate her on this accomplishment and look forward to working with her for many more years to come.”

The entire DPR Group staff attended a luncheon at Dutch’s Daughter restaurant in Frederick to celebrate the milestone. There, Dan presented Jeanne with a pyramid-shaped crystal award, with an inscription that aptly says, “To Jeanne Zepp, 10 Years of Outstanding Service.”

What People Are Saying

At Linortek, we specialize in designing and manufacturing controllers for the Internet of Things, a market involving connecting all type of equipment and devices to the Internet. We made the decision to partner with DPR Group because of the company’s proven track record of securing greater market visibility in the high-tech and manufacturing arenas. In addition, the DPR Group team is flexible enough to adapt their ongoing strategies and programs to help us meet our evolving needs and goals.

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Scott Swidersky
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DPR Group really understands our industry and the unique role InfinityQS plays in it. They provide both strategic guidance and tactical execution to deliver coverage in key trade publications and exposure with industry analysts and third-party influencers. The team is flexible and always willing to roll up their sleeves to assist us in a wide range of marketing activities beyond our traditional public relations initiatives. DPR Group is more than a vendor. They are a true, trusted and valued partner.

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The key factor for Cimcorp when choosing a PR firm was finding representation that could create well-written, persuasive content and elevate brand recognition for the company in our industry. DPR exceeds our expectations and helps us beyond content creation. They have become a reliable resource for many of our global marketing initiatives.

Lori Vaughan, Marketing Communications Manager
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Since 2007, DPR Group has been a trusted business partner providing expert public relations and marketing advice. DPR Group has secured tremendous positive media coverage for our firm, bringing visibility to our software and assisting our sales.

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DPR Group has provided valuable public relations insight and helped us increase our marketplace visibility on a local and national level. Our partnership has enabled us to focus on growing our client base, while expanding our messaging and showcasing our unique services.

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At this point in time, Hermes has a well-established brand throughout Europe, but the company does not have the same level of name recognition in North America. So we decided to partner with DPR Group to let U.S. retailers know about the full range of e-commerce services Hermes offers for e-businesses and international expansion. DPR Group did a fantastic job for Hermes at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), promoting attendance at our sessions and scheduling media interviews before and after. We’ve never had as much press coverage at any U.S. event before. I highly recommend DPR Group to foreign companies seeking to launch their products and services in U.S. markets.

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