FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 18, 2009) – This was a big week for Pierson Grant Public Relations as the agency received two awards from Business Leader, a leading South Florida magazine. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. Pierson Grant Public Relations was named one of the top 100 Small Businesses in South Florida in recognition of the agency’s growth, business achievements and community involvement over the past year. During this year, Pierson Grant has launched High Impact Digital, a division specializing in creative online media applications including social networking and search engine optimization, and opened an office in Raleigh. Pierson Grant clients Young At Art Museum, the law firm of Kaye & Bender and Sunbeam Development Corporation, developer of the Miramar Park of Commerce, also were recognized among the Top 100 Small Businesses by Business Leader.
This week Business Leader also named Pierson Grant CEO Maria Pierson one of the Movers & Shakers for 2009. Along with business partner Jane Grant, over the past 15 years Pierson has grown the agency into one of the top independent public relations agencies in the country. The Movers & Shakers Award was bestowed upon leaders who generate significant business growth for their company, demonstrate business achievement in the industry and/or community and make an impact in the community. Another Pierson Grant client, Kelley Shanley, CEO and president of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, was also named to the list.
Pierson has orchestrated award-winning PR and marketing campaigns for clients, most recently winning a national Clarion Award in the category of Online Marketing Campaign for the Joffrey’s Beta Test on behalf of Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company. In the community, she is the current president of the Coral Springs Community Chest Board of Trustees and is active with Broward Women’s Alliance, Leadership Broward Alumni, Junior League, March of Dimes Building Our Community Awards and the City of Coral Springs Public Relations Advisory Committee. Pierson also commits her time and expertise to the national Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center’s Bullying Prevention Project Campaign. For more information, visit http://www.piersongrant.com.