PReturn prides itself on a tenacious approach to media relations, commitment to quality and results-focused PR programs bolstered by our talented staff. To further elevate these aims and drive success for clients, PReturn is pleased to announce the addition of two new account executives who’ve joined our team.
PReturn welcomed Tiana Pigford and Brendan O’Brien earlier this year. In their roles as account executives, Tiana and Brendan assist with media relations, content creation and the implementation of effective integrated PR campaigns to reach important audiences and drive results for PReturn clients.
Prior to joining PReturn, Tiana served Alliance Française as marketing director after joining as a marketing and communications intern while Brendan worked as an account coordinator at GreenHouse Digital + PR.
To learn more about these dynamic young professionals, they answered a few questions about their interests and background.
More about Tiana
Born: Buffalo, NY
College: George Washington University
Studied: Political Science; International Affairs
Favorite food: Mom’s tuna casserole
Favorite quote: “You cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire. That will, wherever it finally leads, does at least move you forward. And after a time, you may recognize that the proper measure of success is not how much you’ve closed the distance to some far-off goal but the quality of what you’ve done today.” – Sonia Sotomayar
Tiana’s love of writing started when she was five years old. She wrote a book for her elementary school’s library about princesses and dragons and read it aloud during morning assembly. She followed her passion through writing at her school’s newspaper, The GW Hatchet, and freelancing for D Magazine, and enjoys being on the other side of media in PR! In her free time, Tiana enjoys flexing her French through travel or events at the Alliance Française and hopes to one day not be afraid of future subjunctive tense.
More about Brendan
Born: Oak Forest, IL
College: DePaul University
Studied: Public Relations (BA) and Journalism (MA)
Favorite Food: Parmesan crusted chicken
Favorite quote: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
Brendan’s love for storytelling began as a writer for his high school’s newspaper, The Aquila. He shared stories featuring the school’s lesser-known organizations, using his words to help every student find a club to impact student life. His love of writing and connecting others to meaningful stories is what lead him to a career in media relations that is already highlighted by such notable clients as Peapod, Olive Theory Pizzeria, Connie’s Pizza, The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, UV Resources and Ford. In his free time, Brendan enjoys golfing, watching classic films, and eating his way through Chicago’s restaurant scene.
We’re excited to welcome Tiana and Brendan to the PReturn team!