(Author's note: This post is from July 2011, when Idea Grove made its first two full-time hires. It's a few years later, and Steph Wick and Jill Emens are both married with kids now and doing great in their careers. We're proud they started at Idea Grove. Time flies.)
We'd like to welcome Account Executive Stephanie Fedler and Account Coordinator Jill Diedrich to the Idea Grove team.
Stephanie is a media relations and social media professional with experience spanning work with nonprofit, healthcare, finance, fashion and technology clients. Stephanie’s efforts have earned her clients media coverage with an ad value equivalence of more than $1.5 million to date.
Prior to joining the Idea Grove, Stephanie served as an account executive at Nunez PR Group for nearly two years. Among her experiences, she served as product spokesperson for Naya Shoes, appearing on television news programs nationwide to promote the brand. She has bachelor’s degrees in corporate communications and public affairs as well as psychology from SMU.
Jill comes to us from Austin, where she was an account executive at Hackney Communications, specializing in developing PR strategies for financial clients, technology companies and entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of UT-Austin, where she was in the public relations honors program.
Jill's background includes New York PR agency experience, as well as a demonstrated commitment to philanthropy and women's empowerment. She is director of operations for Make Charity Cool, a start-up nonprofit with the goal of making "charity work" seem like less of a chore.
Trust expert Scott Baradell is CEO and founder of Idea Grove. Idea Grove helps its clients secure trust at scale through its unique Grow With TRUST approach. Scott is an established authority on trust and editor of the online publication Trust Signals, as well as author of the upcoming book Trust Signals: Brand Building in a Post-Truth World. Idea Grove celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, earning honors including the 2020 Pegasus Award for Small Agency of the Year, being named a Top 200 B2B service provider by Clutch, and ranking in the top 25 tech agencies in the U.S. by O'Dwyer's. Scott has an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and speaks on PR and marketing topics at industry events nationwide.