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OVERVIEW

We Concentrate on What We Do Best

A look at our work will reveal our strengths. You’ll see our effective involvement reshaping LifeCare and LifeStyle market segments. You’ll also see our leadership in Crisis Response Management.

We craft strategic messages for hospitals, providers and practices. For travel and tourism agencies, destinations and destination managers, food and beverage groups, restaurants, cultural institutions, events, and hospitality companies. We communicate in ways that make critical differences. In times of crisis. In times of change. Under conditions defined by challenge and transformed by opportunity.


LIFECARE

We’ve followed the evolution of the LifeCare segment for decades. As communicators, we helped shape that evolution. Today, we are producing meaningful, measurable results for industry leaders in every aspect of healthcare.

Our clients include skilled practitioners who are raising patient expectations as well as technology innovators who are changing the way healthcare embraces the future.  Our work for each of them corresponds precisely to their interest.


LIFESTYLE

We are brand developers, brand definers, brand communicators and custodians of brand integrity.  As such, we have worked hand in hand with clients whose brands are among the world’s leading presences in LifeStyle marketing.

Our clients value most what we do best.  They come to us for the way we think.  They stay with us for the way we translate thought into action and produce better results across a broad spectrum of applications and platforms.

The fact is that real solutions don’t grow out of a single approach.  We are singularly responsive to the individual needs of each and every client.


CRISIS

The coming of Katrina was more than a crisis.  It was a challenge to our existence, a threat to our survival.  This singular event tested and refined our character, drawing on all we know, teaching us so much more.

Information is the lifeline of Crisis Response Management.  As first responders, we keep that lifeline open and viable.  We establish systems of communication, marshal resources, maintain continuity, and work toward renewal from positions of strength.

Our management teams address both immediate need and ongoing strategy.  Our central conviction is that truth itself shapes true perception.


SERVICES

We are full-service, full-time communicators. We know the why and the way to convey brand identity, introduce new products, and take major players online.

Like our clients, we navigate environments that are fluid and dynamic. It’s a matter of knowing where you stand, where you’re going, and how best to get from here to there. And, of course, that knowledge begins with self-knowledge.

Communication is the link symbolized by our logo. It is a joint process of engagement and interaction. It is forged by commitment and founded in close understanding of our clients, their industries and their competitive sets.

Deveney delivers custom designed marketing materials that enable our clients to present a clear message and professional image to their customer markets. From advertising and direct mail to corporate identity packages and brochures to signage and trade booth design, our layouts are as strategic as they are stunning.

Deveney’s advertising solutions begin with marketing research to get a better understanding of the target audience, competition, trends and best practices. With that knowledge, we develop effective marketing plans that meet our clients’ advertising goals. Our objective is to increase brand equity and visibility in the marketplace. Our satisfaction is a direct reflection of your results.

Maximizing budgets and leveraging results: that’s our focus when it comes to paid media. In today’s ever-changing media landscape, the most successful outcomes are a result of aggressive and proactive research, planning, negotiation, placement and monitoring. We sift through all the data to find the perfect fit. We engage highly experienced professionals in offline and online media.

Whether it’s website design and development, Internet marketing, search engine optimization or multimedia presentations, Deveney has the depth and experience to maximize our clients’ online investments. Each day, Deveney is developing and implementing highly effective, purely measureable, interactive strategies.

The first steps toward communication success are strategic analysis and planning. Deveney’s finely tuned COMPASSTM (Communication, Planning, Analysis + Strategy = Solutions) system maximizes the strategic analysis and planning system to provide each client with a customized foundation for success. Strategic analysis starts with research and clearly defining an organization’s challenges and opportunities. Planning directs available resources as efficiently and effectively as possible. We have used this system to plan for healthcare systems, governmental agencies and leaders with dozens of facilities spread apart geographically.

Deveney brings our clients some $450 million in targeted media coverage annually. We generate earned media in all channels – print, digital and broadcast. We’re adept at placing stories in trade and consumer press and do so through traditional methods, personal relationships and social media outreach. In addition to our proprietary media contacts database, Deveney utilizes Vocus, PRtrak, Critical Mention and independent research.

The Deveney team has relationships throughout the country with top tier media contacts. We have handled media relationships for a variety of industries in different markets and geographical locations. In addition, our leadership within IABC and PRSA helps to further strengthen our relationships and garner the best media coverage possible.

Public perception, community advocacy and industry support are essential elements of a successful business. Deveney facilitates and strengthens relationships with influential individuals, businesses, government and community organizations to strengthen a client’s position and reputation. Identifying leaders from diverse backgrounds to serve as community advocates allows the client the opportunity to be seen as an expert on a multitude of topics and reach a broad audience. Deveney will carefully craft strategies based on research and broad public opinion that reinforce or change public perceptions.

Primary and secondary research are the most effective ways to learn the basics. In particular, research can often confirm what you already know, but did not have the facts to support. Research is the cornerstone for sound marketing, advertising and public relations strategic planning; it allows us to reduce risk, discover untapped audiences and responsibly allocate your budget.

Deveney has represented government agencies—including Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana Economic Development and the Lieutenant Governor’s office—but we also assist our corporate and non-profit clients in navigating the murky waters of government relations. Deveney planned and executed a full-scale integrated media, community and government relations campaign on behalf of the Taylor Education Foundation to garner broad-based support for permanent funding of Louisiana’s Tuition Opportunity Program (TOPS). Our plan created widespread support, media endorsements and a landslide victory at the polls in favor of an amendment to guarantee funding for the program. Furthermore, our campaign for Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA) to raise awareness and garner support of direct access to physical therapy successfully encouraged legislators to champion LPTA’s case.

Deveney’s TARPDTM (Team identify/train, Assess short/long-term ramifications, Respond quickly and honestly, Provide guidance to constituents, Direct media requests) system is a completely customized and immersive response to a crisis situation. The TARPDTM system has managed crises for hospitals, small-businesses, state and federal organizations. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, TARPDTM supported New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau’s nationwide response. Louisiana Office of Tourism also relied on the system for its response to Hurricane Katrina, and when the oil spill coverage began to pollute perceptions of Louisiana tourism, the organization sought Deveney to lead the response to the BP Oil Spill.

Engagement is happening more and more via social media, from shaping perceptions to purchasing products. Through research and planning, we connect our clients with online influencers and help them establish and connect with a strong, loyal online community via social media platforms. We tailor our services, which include recommending platforms, building profiles from the ground-up, auditing, analyzing and enhancing current profiles, as well as creating, publishing and managing content.

Reputation management is the thread that connects all Public Relations components. Managing stakeholder expectations is a key element that requires vigilance and insight. Using both traditional and new media, we research and create customized communication strategies based on real-time information. We utilize applicable software to follow news, monitor blogs, guide online brand discussion, track reviews and contribute to online forums.

Positive coverage by the media is one of the most effective ways for an organization to gain valuable exposure. But the thought of going through the “media process” - the interviews, the questions, the potential grilling by reporters - can cause even the most seasoned spokesperson to shy away from the opportunity to reap the benefits of successful media relations.

The objective of our media training is to equip your staff with the tools and techniques required to effectively manage media encounters and to confidently communicate key messages. Media relations drives market share, sales, community support and public perception. A well-handled media interview can strengthen an organization’s position while a poor performance can undo years of credibility.

Our interactive program teaches participants proven techniques and takes them for a test drive through simulated interviews that hone skills and polish presentations. A guest journalist adds to the curriculum and conducts practice interviews.

Deveney works in tandem with a variety of advertising, direct marketing, social media and web professionals to maximize clients’ marketing budgets and ensure all marketing arms are disseminating complimentary messages. This collaboration with other agencies results in fully integrated and effective marketing campaigns. We’ve found that weekly communication among partners yields collaborative opportunities and produces valuable ideas. Often, the media buy includes sponsorships that further public rela- tions goals. Or the advertising account executive is aware of a special magazine section that presents editorial opportunities. Both these examples create end results that will serve as content for social media and direct marketing efforts. Only by sharing plans and opportunities can the message be uniform and client’s marketing muscle fully flexed.

Deveney specializes in creating strategic events with strong media relations capabilities. With a focus in event marketing, corporate events, press events, theme parties and awards galas, we coordinate production, entertainment, catering, venue and other aspects of planning. Deveney has coordinated events locally, regionally and nationally. These include: product launches, grand openings, festivals, fundraisers and executive gatherings. We also have extensive experience developing unique and effective event-driven promotions that reach target markets and achieve client’s goals.

PRODUCTS

We’ve systematized the process of communication, planning, analysis and strategy to achieve better solutions.


COMPASS™

We’ve systematized the process of communication, planning, analysis and strategy to achieve better solutions.

We call our system COMPASS™ (Communication, Planning, Analysis + Strategy = Solutions).

COMPASS™ is firmly grounded in research.  It clearly defines the real-market challenges and opportunities you can and must master.  The process directs your resources and ours toward your goals efficiently.

Our COMPASS™ has enabled us to create communication road maps for clients ranging from healthcare organizations to government agencies to brand leaders—many active in diverse, widely dispersed markets.

COMPASS™ points the way to success.  It’s how you get there. And here’s how:

  • COMPASS™ starts with research and clearly defining an organization’s challenges and opportunities
  • A COMPASS™ session is eight (8) hours total and can be completed in one full day or two half days
  • Up to eight (8) participants are able to attend COMPASS™
    • This is an onsite facilitated meeting with internal and external stakeholders
    • COMPASS™ examines nuances associated with your company’s key stakeholders — customers, employees, owners and the public
  • Deveney develops a full strategic communication plan as a result of the COMPASS™ section

Our methodology maximizes the strategic analysis and planning system to provide each client with a customized foundation for success.

COMPASS by Deveney

EXECUTIVE TRAINING & CRISIS COMMAND CENTER

Deveney launches our latest addition, the Executive Training & Crisis Command Center (ETC), in our office at 2406 Chartres Street in the Faubourg Marigny. The facility spans 1,200 square feet and offers a traditional New Orleans courtyard, lobby area, private office, conference room with projection capabilities and kitchen amenities, desks, phones and internet service.

Since the firm’s expansion to Magazine Street, we are excited about reinventing our Chartres Street location for clients. We will now have a hub for some of the firm’s more pressing and time-sensitive initiatives.

The ETC primarily serves as a dedicated, private space for teams to assemble for presentation training, media training and crisis management. During such sessions, the ETC acts as a central meeting location designed to focus on the matter at hand.

Our goal is to help minimize internal and external distractions. We also want our clients to feel at home and comfortable while working. For clients or team members traveling from out of town, the property also includes two guest rooms for added convenience.

We welcome you to Deveney ETC and should also mention a potential visitor – Coqui, the “house” cat. She’s the real property manager.


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About

Our vision, our purpose, is simply stated: to return clients' trust and investment with a competitive edge that cuts to the heart of advantage.

Overview

WHO WE ARE

Deveney Public Relations and Marketing/Advertising logo

We are independent, self-directed, result-driven, and clear in our priorities. We’re a full-service marketing and public relations company. One unlike any other. We work in partnership with smart, demanding clients who are similarly inspired to lead, to win, to stamp their identity on their markets.

Our people. Our culture. Our way. All that defines us makes us one unlike. It’s what John Deveney always knew a communication company could be.

One unlike: What we are and why we’re proud to be Deveney.


Approach

Every great result is born of a great idea.

We are idea generators, result producers. Where do ideas come from? We find insight in focus, in method, in planning.

Our proprietary COMPASS™ process, which methodically focuses agency and client together on high-level strategic planning, guides the way to what works best.

Innovative. Resourceful. Nimble. Quick thinking. Quick on our feet. Resolutely honing a competitive edge for our clients. Having fun doing it.

DISCOVERY

PLANNING

EXECUTION


Our Team

John Deveney

President

For John, it has been more of an adventure than a career. And John lives for adv...
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Chris Costello

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Costello is the veritable glue holding Deveney Communication...
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Van Gallinghouse

Senior Vice President

Van “The Adman”, is a t...
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Candi Walker

Accounts Supervisor

Candi joins Deveney with more than 20 years of experience in account m...
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Sharon O'Brien

Senior Healthcare & Branding Strategist

When Sharon O’Brien walked through the doo...
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Laura Fidelman

Account Executive

Born and bred in Texas, Laura Fidelman initially had reservations about ...
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Dawn Emery

Executive Assistant to the President

Like a mother duck caring for he...
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Erica Normand

Senior Account Executive

In early 2012, Erica Normand joined Deveney as Senior Account Exe...
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Katie Fauquier

Senior Account Executive

Katie takes her passion for PR seriously. In true Type-A style, K...
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Carrie DeVries

Senior Account Executive

Carrie DeVries is a Senior Account Executive at Deveney Communica...
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James Michael Cox

Graphic Designer

James Michael, Deveney Communication’s first full-time graphic designer...
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Maggie Callan

Account Executive

Taking the daring leap from in-house to agency life, Maggie brought her ...
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Emily Kelsey

Account Coordinator

Emily joined the Deveney team as a part of the fall Associate program in ...
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Adam Mitchell

Senior Art Director

Adam Mitchell adds 16 years of experience in graphic design to the Dev...
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Melissa Newman

Account Executive

Melissa Newman brings 13 years of experience in account management, busi...
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Garick Giroir

Project Manager

Garick Giroir is the Project Manager for the advertising and business deve...
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Allison Staub

Senior Associate

Allison Staub, Spring 2014 Public Relations Associate Born and raised in ...
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Samantha Starr

Senior Associate

Samantha Starr serves as an Associate at Deveney Communication for the sp...
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Mary Petikas

Account Executive

Mary Petikas joined the Advertising Team at Deveney as an Account Execut...
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Jessica Brown

Account Executive

Jess brings more than 10 years of versatile communication experience, wi...
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Affiliations

We have developed longstanding relationships that give our clients access to all the advantages of global presence and world-class expertise.

Our affiliations with the Public Relations Society of America, Worldcom, the International Association of Business Communications and other professional organizations leverage our own capabilities and our clients’ prospects for success.

Public Relations Consultant Group

Public Relations Consultant Group

As an affiliate of The PRConsultants Group, we partner with the best senior practitioners in markets across North America. This partnership allows us to provide personalized, targeted service in each market with the broad reaches of a national agency and deliver our clients the best expertise and geographic reach.

The PRConsultants Group selected Deveney Communication as the top choice of PR counsel in the Gulf South region, including Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Through this affiliation we offer national coverage while providing local expertise in every major market.

Some of the world’s best agencies and the industry leaders they represent, such as Land Rover, XM Satellite Radio, DirecTV, Old Spice, Barnes&Noble.com and American Airlines, turn to us for capturing or managing media and public attention in this corner of the world.

Worldcom Public Relations Group

Worldcom Public Relations Group

Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading network of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with more than 100 offices in 93 cities worldwide. Established in 1988, it was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent public relations firms could serve national, international and multi-national clients while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies.

Through Worldcom PR Group, Deveney clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate.


Speaking

Deveney communicators are recognized for what they do, what they know, and their skill in sharing their knowledge and experience.

As thought leaders in healthcare, crisis and lifestyle communication and internet marketing, their insights have been published in professional journals and delivered personally before major corporations, associations and trade organizations.

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PAST PRESENTATIONS

01/21/2013

Maximize Your Media Opportunities

Flextronics Strategic Planning Meeting

New Orleans, LA

1/22/2013

Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from the BP Oil Spill Response

Flextronics Strategic Planning Meeting

New Orleans, LA

1/23/2013

Crisis Management: Analysis and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

Flextronics Strategic Planning Meeting

New Orleans, LA

1/30/2013

Litigation PR and Crisis Communication

Legal Marketing Association’s Southeastern City Group

New Orleans, LA

2/28/2013

Recasting Louisiana: Reputation Management following the BP Oil Spill

The Conference Board Council on Corporate Communications Strategy

New Orleans, LA

3/20/13

Putting your world back together: Reputation Management Post Cataclysm

New Jersey Tourism Industry Peer-to-Peer Workshop

Atlantic City, NJ

4/4/13

What is PR?

GrowNOLA workshop

New Orleans, LA

4/11/13

Strategic Nonprofit Communication=Successful Fundraising: What you should know about Media Relations, Social Media and Crisis

Association of Fundraising Professionals Meeting

New Orleans, LA

4/19/13

BP Oil Spill: Lessons Learned

Worldcom Group Annual Meeting

Seoul, South Korea

6/20 – 6/21, 2013

How To Prepare For And Manage a Crisis: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill

NCMPR Summer Institute

New Orleans, LA

9/19/13

WORKSHOP: Turning Crisis into Opportunity

WACVB ANNUAL CONFERENCE & VENDOR SHOWCASE

September 18-20, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

10/1/13

Strategy, Creativity, Perseverance: Restoring and elevating a multi-billion tourism industry Southern Public Relations Federation annual conference

Biloxi, MS

10/23/13

Managing Communications in a Crisis

NCMPR – District 7

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

6/20 – 6/21, 2013
How To Prepare For And Manage a Crisis: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill
NCMPR Summer Institute
New Orleans, LA

4/19/13
BP Oil Spill: Lessons Learned
Worldcom Group Annual Meeting
Seoul, South Korea

4/11/13
Strategic Nonprofit Communication=Successful Fundraising: What you should know about Media Relations, Social Media and Crisis
Association of Fundraising Professionals Meeting

4/4/13
What is PR?
GrowNOLA workshop
New Orleans, LA

3/20/13
Putting your world back together: Reputation Management Post Cataclysm
New Jersey Tourism Industry Peer-to-Peer Workshop
Atlantic City, NJ

2/28/2013
Recasting Louisiana: Reputation Management following the BP Oil Spill
The Conference Board Council on Corporate Communications Strategy
New Orleans, LA

1/30/2013
Litigation PR and Crisis Communication
Legal Marketing Association’s Southeastern City Group
New Orleans, LA

1/23/2013
Crisis Management: Analysis and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina
Flextronics Strategic Planning Meeting
New Orleans, LA

1/22/2013
Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from the BP Oil Spill Response
Flextronics Strategic Planning Meeting
New Orleans, LA

01/21/2013
Maximize Your Media Opportunities
Flextronics Strategic Planning Meeting
New Orleans, LA

9/30/2012
Presentation & Speaker Training
DOW Women’s Innovation Network
Plaquemine, LA
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10/17/2011
BP Oil Spill: Messaging & Reputation Management Amidst Crisis
PRSA International Conference
Orlando, FL
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10/17/2011
Making the World Your Backyard
PRSSA National Conference
Orlando, FL
3/16/2011
Media Roundtable
LMASE New Orleans/Baton Rouge
New Orleans, LA
1/6/2011
BP Oil Spill: Analyzing the Impact
Southern Methodist University
New Orleans, LA
12/1/2010
Managing the Communication Role in a Crisis
Louisiana Hospital Association
Baton Rouge, LA
10/18/2010
Critical Counsel for Critical Times: A Perspective on Pressing Issues From Industry Experts
PRSA International Assembly
Washington, D.C.
9/28/2010
BP Oil Spill: Changing Tide of Tourism
PRSSA Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
9/28/2010
Effective Message & Reputation Management During a Crisis
PR News Crisis Communications Webinar
9/28/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Crisis Communications Panel
SPRF Conference
Baton Rouge, LA
9/16/2010
BP Oil Spill: Changing Tide of Tourism
PRSA New Orleans
9/16/2010
BP Oil Spill: Changing Tide of Tourism
PRSA New Orleans
6/25/2010
Proactive PR for Oil Spill Region Hotels, Destinations and Attractions
PRSA Travel Tourism Teleconference
6/17/2010
Allocate Your Resources for Smarter Returns
PR News Media Relations Summit
Washington, D.C.
6/17/2010
Crisis Communication Panel
Florida Public Relations Association Pensacola Chapter
Pensacola, Florida
6/8/2010
Recovering from disaster or the unexpected: Are you and your organization ready
IABC World Conference 2010
Toronto, Canada
4/16/2010
Message Management and Communicating During a Crisis
Public Relations Society of America-Southwest District
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4/13/2010
Social Media as a Communication Tool: What do we know? New Reality, New Tools
Public Relations Council of Alabama
Auburn, Alabama
12/8/2009
Transform Your Strategic Plan to Maximize Outcomes
Raytheon Space and Airborne System
Los Angeles, CA
11/8/2009
Diversity, Segmentation, and Targeting in Media Relations
IABC Canada Western Region 2009 Conference
Banff, Alberta
11/6/2009
Developing a social media presence to build your business
IABC Social Media Conference
New York, NY
10/16/2009
Crisis Management: Recovering from Disaster and Preparing for the Unexpected
IABC Worldcom
San Juan, Puerto Rico
6/8/2009
Generational Communication: Diverse perspectives, better thinking
IABC World Conference
San Francisco, CA
5/14/2009
Media Matters: How to make the impact you want
United Way Staff Leaders Conference
Detroit, MI
4/23/2009
Televised Interview: PR Industry & Career Forecast
PR Class at Loyola University
New Orleans, LA
3/27/2009
Travel and Tourism Public Relations
PRSSA National Assembly
New Orleans, LA
3/26/2009
PRSSA and New Orleans
PRSSA National Assembly
New Orleans, LA
2/28/2009
Understanding the Diverse Dimensions of Public Relations
PRSSA Regional Activity
Tampa, Florida
2/17/2009
Forging, Repairing, and Strengthening Your Image
Department of Veterans Affairs – National Leadership Board Communications Committee
Washington D.C.
2/11/2009
Transforming Your Strategic Plan into Tools and Tactics to Maximize Outcomes
PR Campaign Class at Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
1/28/2009
Strategic Planning
IABC Leadership Institute
San Diego, CA
10/30/2008
How to Turn Your Strategic Plan into Marketing Materials that Get Results
Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)
Baton Rouge
10/27/2008
Connecting with Hostile Audiences What to do if they do not know, like or trust you
Public Relations Society of America’s 2008 International Conference – The Point of Connection
Detroit, MI
10/23/2008
A cultural renaissance: How communication revived the New Orleans Museum of Art
IABC Research and Measurement Conference
Toronto
10/14/2008
What makes your communication strategy work?
IABC: South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
10/3/2008
Writing the strategic communication plan
IABC 2008 Business Writing Conference
Chicago, IL
9/30/2008
Preventing the Time Bomb from Exploding
IABC Southern Region Conference
Denver, CO
8/6/2008
Comparative PR: Examples of Best Practices From Non-Profit and For-Profit Efforts
VA National Public Affairs Training Conference in New Orleans
New Orleans
7/31/2008
Program Evaluation Methods: Evaluating the Sacred Cow & Knowing When To Put It To Pasture
AICAP Conference
New Orleans
7/17/2008
Big Result with Little Budgets
IABC, PRSA and FPRA Joint Meeting
Jacksonville, Florida
6/26/2008
Social Media 2.0: Engaging in the Buzz
PRCA – Tool Kit
Mobile, AL
6/20/2008
The Power of Storytelling
Service Master Corp
New Orleans
5/24/2008
Building credibility in a Rocky Landscape: Adjusting deep-seated public misperceptions
IABC International Conference
New York
5/16/2008
Writing the strategic communication plan
IABC 2008 Business Writing Conference
Philadelphia, PA
5/2/2008
Writing the strategic communication plan
IABC 2008 Business Writing Conference
Chicago, IL
4/10/2008
IABC Teleseminar – Building Credibility in a Rocky Landscape: How to adjust deep-seated public misperceptions
IABC
Teleseminar
3/12/2008
Building Credibility in a Rocky Landscape: Adjusting deep-seated public misperceptions
Hosted by IABC
Omaha
12/6/2007
Ethics & Communication: Principle and Practice
FEMA/PRSA Professional Development Program
Washington, DC
6/27/2007
Inside Katrina
IABC 2007 International Conference
New Orleans, LA
6/20/2007
PR Giants
PRSA
TELESEMINAR
6/3/2007
John Deveney and Vibrant New Orleans
IABC 2007 International Conference
ConferenceCast PodCast
3/29/2007
Media Training: Maximizing Your Media Opportunities
Physician Insurers Association of America’s National Annual Marketing Workshop
Savannah, GA
3/24/2007
How Important PRSSA is to the field of Public Relations
Public Relations Student Society of America National Assembly
Nashville, TN
8/28/2006
Internet Marketing Made Simple: Secrets, Tips and Tactics
Public Relations Council of Alabama -Mobile Chapter
Mobile, AL
8/10/2006
Internet Marketing Made Simple
International Association of Business Communicators
Teleseminar
7/25/2006
Reviving New Orleans
International Association of Business Communicators
Teleseminar
7/17/2006
Keynote Address
SPRF 2006 Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
6/7/2006
In the Eye of the Storm: Lessons learned from the PR team that responded to Hurricane Katrina
International Association of Business Communicators 2006 International Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia
5/23/2006
Disaster Preparedness
PRSA Counselors Academy
Savannah, GA
5/17/2006
Reviving New Orleans
International Association of Business Communicators
Teleseminar
5/4/2006
Preventing the Time Bomb from Exploding
PRSA – Baton Rouge Chapter
Baton Rouge
4/7/2006
A Public Relations Perspective on the Storm, the Aftermath and the Recovery
NMPRSA Spring Seminar 2006
Albuquerque, NM
3/31/2006
Building Credibility in a Rocky Landscape: Vilified Industries Prove a Negative
Public Relations Society of America Association/Nonprofit Section Conference
New York, NY
3/2/2006
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
PRSA 2006 Southwest District Conference
Dallas, TX
11/7/2005
Vilified Industries Prove a Negative: Building Credibility in a Rocky Landscape
IABC Inaugural Business Communicators Conference
Melbourne, Australia
10/23/2005
Scoring a Perfect Ten on Your Interview
Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference
Miami Beach, FL
10/22/2005
Internet Marketing Made Simple: Secrets, Tips and Tactics
Public Relations Society of America International Conference
Miami Beach, FL – Cancelled by Hurricane
10/10/2005
John Deveney reports on New Orleans 7 weeks after Katrina
Communitelligence Knowledge Sharing Portal
Online
9/14/2005
Big Results, Little Budgets: Campaigns on a Budget
Public Relations Society of America: Houston PR Day 2005
Houston, TX
7/11/2005
The Art of Public Relations Planning: Strategic Communication for Results-Driven Professionals
SPRF/PRAM Conference
Biloxi, MS
6/28/2005
Internet Marketing Made Simple: Secrets, Tips and Tactics
International Association of Business Communicators Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
6/2/2005
Big Results, Little Budgets: Campaigns on a Budget
Public Relations Council of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
4/28/2005
Big Results, Little Budgets: Campaigns on a Budget
Public Relations Society of America, Maryland Chapter
Baltimore, MD
4/27/2005
Big Results, Little Budgets: Campaigns on a Budget
Public Relations Society of America, Richmond Chapter
Richmond, VA
4/16/2005
Corporate Public Relations Panel
Public Relations Student Society of America, Mississippi State Regional Conference
Starkville, MS
3/10/2005
Big Results, Little Budgets: Campaigns on a Budget
Public Relations Society of America
Teleseminar
2/10/2005
Internet Marketing Made Simple: Secrets, Tips and Tactics
Public Relations Society of America Southwest District Conference
Albuquerque, NM
2/8/2005
Putting Your Skills To Work: What Kind of PR Is Right For You?
Public Relations Society of America’s New Professionals Affinity Group
Teleseminar
1/28/2005
Spice Up Your Message: Hot Strategies for Bold Times
Nebraska Public Relations Society of America Professional Development Conference
Omaha, NE
11/16/2004
Marketing the Mission to Make Prematurity a Prominent Health Issue
March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter, Prematurity Summit
Atlanta, GA
11/16/2004
Prematurity in the Media Panel Discussion
March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter, Prematurity Summit
Atlanta, GA
10/28/2004
Experts Panel
Strategic Communication Management Summit
New Orleans, LA
10/24/2004
Internet Marketing Made Simple: Secrets, Tips and Tactics
PRSA International Conference Professional Development Master Class
New York, NY
10/24/2004
Scoring a Perfect 10 on Your Interview
Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference
New York, NY
10/15/2004
Community Relations: The Heights of Public Opinion
Public Relations Society of America, Arkansas Chapter
Little Rock, AR
10/15/2004
Rock this Country with Strategic Internet Marketing
Public Relations Society of America, Arkansas Chapter
Little Rock, AR
10/7/2004
Advancing Education Through Internet Marketing
39th Annual Catholic Education Administrators Conference
Biloxi, MS
9/30/2004
Developing a System for Monitoring and Measuring Success
2004 Corporate Communication and Technology Conference: Sustaining Momentum During Challenging Times
New York, NY
9/28/2004
Leadership & Ethics: Ingredients for Excellence
Public Relations Society of America, Baton Rouge Chapter
Baton Rouge, LA
9/22/2004
Throwing a Party for 28 Million People: The Internet Campaign that Brought Mardi Gras to the World
Public Relations Society of America, Northwest Arkansas Chapter
Fayetteville, AR
9/22/2004
Branding and Integrated Marketing on the Internet
Public Relations Society of America, Northwest Arkansas Chapter
Fayetteville, AR
8/4/2004
Community Relations that Build the Bottom Line
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Public Affairs National Training Conference
New Orleans, LA


ACCOLADES


Overview

2013 Public Relations Firm of the Year


We’ve earned the awards our industry respects most. Regionally. Nationally. Internationally.

It’s always a good feeling to bring home the gold.  But, while the hardware dresses up our offices, it doesn’t go to our heads.  We’re about the work.  Our clients are the winners.


Awards

“The firm is a model for PR agencies of all sizes.”

“With Deveney Communication, clients get the best of both worlds: Killer creative that can go toe-to-toe with any of the big PR shops and a nimble office structure that is able to get messages out quickly and effectively.”

–Matthew Schwartz, Group Editor at PR News.

2013 Bulldog Reporter Digital/Social PR Awards

Gold

  • Best Organizational E-Newsletter, External, Deveney Communiqué

2013 PRNews Platinum PR Awards

  • Firm of the Year (Small)

2013 MarCom Awards

Platinum

  • Peoples Health – CHA – Tiger Campaign, Television (Broadcast & Cable)/Campaign

2013 W3 Awards

Silver

  • Windsor Court Hotel, “Essence of Windsor Court”: Video/Branded Content: Business to Consumer

Hermes Creative Awards 2013

Platinum

  • Windsor Court Wedding Ad, Advertising/Magazine
  • Essence of Windsor Court, Video/Corporate Image
  • Windsor Court Hotel, Website Overall/Business to Consumer

Gold

  • CHA Old Enough to Know Better, Video/Television Spot
  • Chef Kristen Butterworth, Social Media/Twitter Site Design
  • Windsor Court Direct Mail Piece, Advertising/Direct Mail Piece
  • Windsor Court Summer Leisure, Advertising/Magazine

Honorable Mention

  • CHA Old Enough to Know Better, Audio/Radio Spot
  • Deveney Communication 2012 Holiday Card, Design/Holiday Card
  • Windsor Court Cocktail Bar, Advertising/Magazine

Telly Awards 2013

Silver

  • Peoples Health – CHA – Old Enough to Know Better, Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable – Health and Welnness

Bronze

  • Windsor Court Hotel, Essence of Windsor Court Hotel, Branded Content – Business-to-Consumer

New Orleans CityBusiness

Third Place

  • 2012 Best Places to Work, Small Companies, Deveney Communication

2013 Bulldog Reporter Digital/Social PR Awards

Gold

  • Best Use of Digital/Social in an Arts/Culture/Entertainment Campaign, Deveney Quinceañero
  • Best Organizational E-Newsletter, External, Deveney Communiqué

Silver

  • Best Use of Digital/Social for Cause/Advocacy/Corporate Social Responsibility, Partnership for a Healthier America Inaugural Childhood Obesity Summit

LACP 2012 Spotlight Awards

Platinum

  • The Windsor Court Hotel Wedding Campaign Print Advertisement

Marcom Awards 2012

Platinum

  • The Windsor Court Hotel Essence Video
  • The Windsor Court Hotel Wedding Campaign Print Advertisement

Gold

  • The Windsor Court Hotel Direct Mail Brochure
  • Deveney Communication 15th Anniversary Party Microsite

Louey Award

  • Tourism Campaign of the Year, Response to BP Oil Spill

Anvil Award

Silver Anvil

  • MaximumBenefits
  • 38th Annual New Orleans Boat Show
  • NOMCVB Post Katrina
  • Ringling Bros. presents Zing Zang Zoom
  • Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group’s New York Media Tour

Award of Excellence

  • New OrleansBoat Show, 39th Annual Boat Show
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, Rodrigue’s Louisiana:  Cajuns, Blue Dogs & Beyond Katrina
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism, Only in Louisiana:  A Celebration of Music, Culture, and Business
  • Hyatt Regency New Orleans Groundbreaking Ceremony First
  • 60-day Response to the Gulf Oil Spill
  • Ralph Brennan New York Media Tour
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse New Orleans Opening
  • Planet Beach Lucky Day Promotion
  • 38th Annual New Orleans Boat Show
  • Rodrique’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs and Beyond Katrina
  • Touro Career Camp
  • NOMCVB Post-Katrina Crisis Communications
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism, 150th Anniversary of Mardi Gras
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism, Mardi Gras and the Spirit of Louisiana’s Rebirth Media Tour
  • Getty Foundation Fund for New Orleans
  • Deveney Communication Holiday Card
  • The Branch Chalmette Refining Newsletter

Award of Merit

  • Deveney Communication Quinceañero Email Invite
  • Louisiana Office for Tourism, Louisiana Office of Tourism Public Relations Campaign
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism, Blogging Through the Byways of Louisiana
  • Touro Here for Life Gala: “The Big Easy Meets the Big Apple”
  • University of New Orleans Announces Reorganization Strategy
  • Launching Ruth’s Chris Catering: Florida and California
  • Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardis Gras Marathon
  • 4th Annual Tour de Lis 5k
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism Only in Louisiana
  • Voodoo Music Experience Blogger Familiarization Trip 2007
  • Arxcel Prescription Benefit Research Survey

Adrian Awards

Gold Award

  • Audubon Nature Institute
  • New Orleans Museum of Art

Bronze Award

  • Louisiana Office of Tourism

Bulldog Awards

Gold Award

  • Response to Breaking News
  • Post Katrina Tourism Communication and Media Center

Bronze Award

  • Travel, Hospitality & Destination
  • Post Katrina Tourism Communication and Media Center

Bronze Quill

  • Partnership For A Healthier America, PHA Inagural Summit

Award of Excellence

  • Ringling Bros. presents Zing Zang Zoom
  • BP Oil Spill Response
  • Cabot Creamery Presents: The World’s Largest Macaroni and Cheddar
  • DC Holiday Campaign
  • BP Oil Spill Response
  • Touro Infirmary FEMA Regulations campaign
  • NOMA Femme, Femme, Femme: Paintings of Women
  • Deveney Holiday Campaign 2007

Award of Merit

  • Stanocola, Writing Physician Reactivation Campaign
  • Touro Infirmary Foundation Here for Life Gala: “The Big Easy Meets the Big Apple”
  • Launching Ruth’s Chris Catering: Florida and California
  • Hyatt Regency New Orleans Grounbreaking Ceremony
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism: Blogging Through the Byways of Louisiana
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Broad Street Donation
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism“My Louisiana” Experience at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association: Stop Cold Storage Campaign
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism: “Only in Louisiana”
  • Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group: Re-launching Ralph’s on the Park
  • Ralph Brennan Group Media Kits
  • NOMA Femme, Femme, Femme: Paintings of Women

Gold Quill

Award of Excellence

  • Cabot Creamery, World’s Largest Mac & Cheese
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism, BP Oil Spill Response
  • Touro Infirmary FEMA Regulations campaign
  • NOMA Femme, Femme, Femme: Paintings of Women
  • Deveney Holiday Campaign 2007
  • Deveney Sexagesimus Marketing Campaign

Award of Merit

  • The Launch of mardigras.com
  • NOMA Femme, Femme, Femme: Paintings of Women
  • NO/AIDS Task Force

Hermes Creative Awards

Platinum

  • Hermann-Grima and Gallier Houses
  • Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group,  2007 Media Relations Campaign
  • New Orleans Musuem of Art; Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs and Beyond Katrina exhibition
  • Deveney Communication’s Holiday Mailer

Gold

  • NOMA Femme, Femme, Femme: Paintings of Women
  • New Orleans Boat Show
  • Deveney Communication’s Holiday Campaign

Honorable Mention

  • Louisiana Office of Tourism’s Only in Louisiana campaign

PR News

  • Agency Executive of the Year, John Deveney

Lantern Awards

Award of Excellence

  • NOMA Femme, Femme, Femme: Paintings of Women

Award of Merit

  • Rodrigue’s Louisiana:  Cajuns, Blue Dogs and Beyond Katrina
  • New Orleans Boat Show, 39th New Orleans Boat Show
  • Touro Infirmary’s FEMA Regulations situation
  • 2008 New Orleans Boat Show

Medallion Awards

Medallion Award

  • Deveney Communication
  • PhRMA – Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Association
  • Arxcel

Award of Excellence

  •  Helion Consulting
  •  New Orleans Hospitality Companies
  •  LAMMICO – Louisiana Medical Mutal Insurance Company
  •  Deveney Communication
  • GourmetFoodMall.com

Silver Quill

Award of Excellence

  • NOMCVB, 150th Anniversary of Mardi Gras, six months after Hurricane Katrina
  • Touro FEMA Regulations

Award of Merit

  • Louisana Office of Tourism, Only in Lousiana
  • Touro FEMA Regulations


Testimonials

Great client relationships reflect exceptional work.

Exceptional work is the passion of exceptional people. It has been John Deveney’s way to bring together the best communications practitioners and inspire them to become even better.

“John Deveney is the best in the business when it comes to integrity, accessibility and work ethic. His agency, Deveney Communication, has done a great job for New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and a $6 billion tourism industry that is responsible for 80,000 jobs. I have been a PR practitioner for 16 years and have never seen a more creative pitch to win our business or comprehensive strategic mapping process to start a new client relationship. I highly recommend Deveney Communication to organizations in New Orleans and beyond.”

Kelly Schulz

Vice President of Communications and Public Relations New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

“Public relations and Deveney Communication were integral parts of re-establishing Touro Infirmary as a leading healthcare institution serving the Greater New Orleans-area following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans couldn’t have recovered without Touro, and Touro could not have accomplished all that we did without Deveney.”

Christine Albert

Associate Vice President, Marketing
Touro Infirmary

“We were deeply impressed by Deveney’s targeted positioning across all marketing facets, from advertising to public relations and social media. We selected Deveney not just because of the elevated quality of their work, but because of our convivial working relationship together.”

David Teich

General Manager
The Windsor Court Hotel


 

CONTACT

Connection. Conversation. Collaboration. It all begins here and now. Contact us for a unique take on the process and practice of communication.

1582 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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hr@deveney.com (Résumés)
accounting@deveney.com (Accounting)

Office: 504.949.3999
Fax: 504.949.3794

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