Owner, Epic | A Brand Voice Agency
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Adele Cehrs, the owner of Epic | A Brand Voice Agency, has served as PR strategist, corporate counsel, and crisis-management advisor for clients such as Yum Brands, DirectTV, Dole, Johnson and Johnson, DuPont, Lockheed Martin, Verizon, Monster, Georgetown Cupcake, Sara Lee, and the Convention Industry Council. Prior to owning her own company, Adele was an executive at top PR firms in New York City and Washington, DC, including TSI Communications and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, and served as a spokesperson for companies such as DuPont, 1-800-Flowers, Transwestern Properties, MCI/WorldCom, and DirectTV.
She is a frequent media expert for CNN Headline News, NPR, Fox Business, CBS, NBC, Voice of America, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, PRWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur and has media trained numerous CEOs, including Ted Leonsis, Marilyn Hewson (CEO of Lockheed Martin), and Steve Case. Adele also secured a reality show for Georgetown Cupcake called DC Cupcakes that airs on TLC.
Adele has spoken at hundreds of conferences including ASAE, Convention Industry Council, Inc. 500, IABC, PRSA, Digital Now, EO, the Global Social Media Conference in Boston, Las Vegas, and Dallas, and the Canadian Board of Trade. She was a top-rated speaker at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference in 2011, 2012, and 2013, has served as the vice chair of ASAE’s Communications Council and was previously a member of the ASAE Membership Council.
Perhaps most important, Adele is considered a thought leader in her industry because she has catapulted virtually unknown businesses into becoming multimillion dollar household names, including 1-800-Flowers.com and Georgetown Cupcake. She has also codified her disruptive process in her latest book SPIKE Your Brand ROI: How to Maximize Reputation and Get Results. The book outlines a step-by-step, replicable methodology called SPIKE that has received rave reviews from audiences and dramatic results for clients.
Book – “Spike Your Brand ROI: How to Maximize Reputation and Get Results”