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Maggie LaMaack Honored with Minnesota PRSA Young Professional of the Year Award

Friday, April 10, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Maggie LaMaack was named 2014 Minnesota PRSA Young Professional of the Year by the Minnesota chapter, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at its 37th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards banquet last night. Created in 2012, the award recognizes a young professional from the chapter who has made an extraordinary contribution to the professional’s organization, the public relations industry and the local community.


“Maggie demonstrates the future of public relations by combining professionalism and a dedication to the industry with a love for writing and social media prowess,” said Joel Swanson, APR, president of Minnesota PRSA.


As an account executive at Bellmont Partners, LaMaack uses her diverse communication skills to help her clients stay ahead of today’s instant communication. Since joining the agency in 2013, LaMaack has worked with clients such as Minnesota Wine Country, Uptown Art Fair and Red Cow.


Prior to joining the agency, LaMaack honed her media relations skills by working on local campaigns, event planning and national consumer accounts at McFarland Cahill Communications and FAME retail. There, she worked with clients such as Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, Anytime Fitness and Verizon.


She gained international experience with an internship in the public relations department for Guess in London and completed four additional internships with the Ronald McDonald House, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.


Brian Bellmont, president of Bellmont Partners, described LaMaack in her nomination letter, “At a time where the lines between communications disciplines are fainter than your neighbor’s WiFi signal, Maggie LaMaack is carving out a niche for herself as a multi-hyphenate: PR practitioner, freelance writer and editor, and Twin Cities social media fixture.”


Along with LaMaack’s professional qualifications, she volunteers on the Minnesota PRSA Classics committee, serves as editor of l’étoile magazine and writes a weekly Twitter column called #MSPtweeps for the magazine’s LOL/OMG blog. She has established her writing presence in the Twin Cities with bylines in local publications such as and City Pages. LaMaack was recently named one of the “Top 30 Twin Cities Tweeters in 2014” by Aaron Gleeman and featured in BringMeTheNews.


She also volunteers her time with ThreeSixty Journalism Summer Camp where she shared her knowledge of public relations and journalism with young communicators. She also was a mentor to two high school students from the program.

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