Hiring Update: DPR Group Expands Support Team

Jason Lucas, Account Coordinator

Although “Auld Lang Syne” can still be heard faintly in our ears, DPR Group has experienced a fair number of changes in just the first two months of 2014. Most notably, we have added four companies to our rapidly growing client list. To help support the expanding workload, we put out a call for potential new team members and received responses from close to 200 applicants. Our candidates were filtered through detailed writing and editing tests and a verbal interview to see if they had the skills to help support our vast array of technology and business clients. From a very strong field, two candidates emerged on top: Jason Lucas and Edward Lin.

Jason brings nearly eight years of broadcasting experience to DPR Group, thanks to a variety of positions he held in several newsrooms, including his recently completed two-plus-year stint as a sports reporter at Time Warner Cable News/News 14 Carolina in North Carolina. In 2005, Jason graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina and completed his master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2010.

Edward Lin, Account Coordinator

Edward Lin graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications studies from the University of Maryland: Baltimore County. With a diverse background in international relations, blog writing, and the fashion industry, Edward brings a wealth of talent to DPR Group. In addition to his writing skills in English, Edward is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Dan Demaree, president and CEO of DPR Group, said, “We are pleased to add two high-quality new staff members to the DPR Group team. I am always looking for people who can add value to our agency and Jason and Edward each bring their own specialized skillsets. Jason’s outstanding writing and communications skills are complemented by his broadcast journalism background and video editing skills, while Edward’s international background and fluency in Chinese add a new dimension to the team. It is clear that they will both have an immediate impact on our efforts to support our clients’ public relations, marketing and communications needs.”

Jason Lucas said, “I appreciate the opportunity to work at DPR Group because it gives me the chance to expand my knowledge of public relations and marketing, while working on a day-to-day basis in a challenging but enjoyable setting.”

On joining DPR Group, Edward stated, “DPR Group has an amazingly talented group of account executives with many years of experience in strategic public relations and marketing execution. This is going to be a great place for learning how to apply real-life PR strategies and tactics for our clients.”

As DPR Group grows, we will continue to look for highly qualified individuals to add to our team. If you think you could be a good fit, follow us on social media to be the first to know when we are hiring next: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+.

What People Are Saying

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.

Felix Pekar

DPR has been an asset to Barcoding’s marketing department since 2010. Through their expert writing, advice, and connections, we’ve secured local and national media coverage, leveraged the power of search engine optimization (SEO) with a strategy of inbound content marketing, and strengthened our brand’s reputation as a leading systems integrator.

Jody Costa
Barcoding

In less than six months, DPR Group has helped Protech develop and launch a new website and successfully introduce Protech Cloud Business Solutions to the market. We truly value the expertise and services that the DPR Group team brings to the table and look forward to a long, successful relationship together.

Brian Bruffey
Protech

DPR Group’s extensive knowledge and experience in PR and marketing have elevated the Cetrom brand, increased awareness of our services across the industry, and secured numerous award wins and media placements. We value the partnership that has developed and DPR’s contribution to our overall success.

Christopher Stark, President and CEO
Cetrom Information Technology, Inc.

DPR Group’s PR campaigns have helped us increase the visibility of U-TECK’s products for the utility, telecom and construction industries, especially our WeedEnder® vegetation control mattings. Since working with DPR, we have noticed 30% and 50% increases in traffic to our U-TECK and WeedEnder websites, respectively.

Nan Jackson
U-TECK

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.

Greg Matranga
InfinityQS

DPR Group has achieved results for DirectMail.com that have far exceeded our initial expectations. We look forward to a long-term relationship with DPR Group as an integral part of our corporate growth goals.

Robert Salta
DirectMail.com

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.

Uwe Bald
Hermes

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.

Kim Cubine

DPR Group is a trusted adviser to both Quality Associates, Inc. and DocPoint Solutions. DPR’s wide range of PR services ensures that our most important news is what our industry views first.

Scott Swidersky
Quality Associates, Inc.