You will only work with senior-level professionals, who are committed to you 24/7 and are continuously accessible and eager to share our experience, creativity, strategic thinking, insights and strategies. Dawn Dankner-Rosen, president, works hand-in-hand with every client and becomes an integral member of your team.
Our firm’s success has been built on a deep commitment to our clients with exceptional, personalized service, creativity, collaboration, connections and proven solutions. We’ll be completely devoted to your business and will immerse ourselves in your mission. We don’t count the number of hours we work on your business and never stop working until we’ve reached our mutual goals. Read more about us here.
President, Award-Winning Public Relations/Branding Specialist
Dawn Dankner-Rosen is an award-winning public relations specialist with 37 years of expertise in branding, public relations, social media and digital marketing. She has created strategic public relations campaigns for a wide range of clients in consumer brands and b2b categories; health care, real estate, education, fashion, beauty and nonprofits. Among her current and recent clients are: Prudential Financial/ Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, ACCESS Nursing, Sunshine Children’s Home, JP McHale Pest Management, Sunrise Solar Solutions, Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation, Bulls & Bears, Trion Real Estate, the Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District, Harrison Central School District, Gilda’s Club Westchester, Katonah Museum of Art, White Plains Performing Arts Center, New York Gastroenterology Associates, MDxpress and NY Health & Wellness.
Dawn has a network of media and business contacts developed over three decades and has been recruited by both small and large businesses to develop strategies for brand identity and repositioning campaigns; special events and major crisis communications programs.
She has won many industry awards including the Big W Gold award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category for the Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation Senior B.E.A.T (Be Educated About Transit) program. She has also won a series of awards for her Crisis Communications campaigns for both the Harrison Central School District and the Katonah Union Free School District.
Throughout her intensive career, Dawn has spearheaded publicity efforts for many high profile launches, including MSNBC, QVC and the Fashion Center Business Improvement District. Other past noteworthy clients include Revlon, Playtex, Easy Spirit, Pantene, Lane Bryant, Rit Dye, LU Cookies, Piaget, Hush Puppies and Fred Perry.
Prior to founding DDR Public Relations, Dawn was the Director of Public Relations at the Kinney Shoe Corporation, where she created an in-house agency for its 10 retail divisions (including Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker). Previously, she was the Senior Media Relations Executive at Cushman & Wakefield and held account positions at top New York City public relations agencies, including DeVries Public Relations, Marina Maher Communications, NW Ayer Public Relations, Geduldig & Ferguson Public Relations, The Softness Group and Peter Martin Associates.
She is currently the president of the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Business Council of Westchester. In addition, she was previously the Board President of the Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY. Dawn graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a BS in Public Relations and Psychology. She recently earned a Digital Marketing Certificate from Columbia Business School and has completed graduate courses in Branding & Integrated Communications at City College of New York. She is now working towards earning a Masters of Science degree in Digital Marketing & Data Analytics.
Megan has been key to the success of many of our consumer and business branding campaigns, including Sunrise Solar Solutions, the Sunshine Children’s Home, ACCESS Nursing, myCareGPS and Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BA in Journalism, Public Relations. Prior to DDR Public Relations, Megan worked for nonprofit organizations in South Carolina and New York. She adds a fresh take and perspective to our team.
Sherrie has over 25 years of experience as a graphic designer, working in a wide range of industries (advertising, insurance, investment banking, entertainment and legal) across both large and small business platforms. Sherrie’s versatility is one of her greatest assets. She has previously held top graphic design positions at Davis, Polk & Wardwell, Bear Stearns, Arthur Andersen and Admatch Corporation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Hartford and a Certificate in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design.
Assistant Account Executive
Michelle is one of our publicity superstars at DDRPR, who joined us less than a year ago and has quickly become an integral member of our team. Her enthusiasm and energy is contagious! Before joining DDRPR, Michelle was an active contributor to media publications in both upstate and downstate New York. Michelle graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a BS in Mass Communications and Professional Writing, and was Editor-in-Chief of The State Times, SUNY Oneonta’s student-run newspaper.
Nicole is a technology specialist with more than 20 years of experience specializing in website design, internet marketing campaigns, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media integration. Her experience allows her to assist business owners to move toward a technology-driven, cost-effective environment. Nicole has worked with many businesses, organizations and school districts throughout Westchester County. Nicole graduated from Pace University with a Masters of Science degree, concentration Technology Curriculum and Instruction. Nicole also holds a masters degree in Internet Business Systems from Mercy College.