Janet Tyler receives honor from PRWeek for work in public relations

DETROIT – August 10, 2009 –  Airfoil Public Relations’ Co-Founder and President Janet Tyler has recently been named to PRWeek’s prestigious “40 under 40” award. Awarded annually, the list showcases the 40 top agency, corporate, and non-profit professionals under 40 who are doing outstanding work for their clients or companies and who demonstrate the powerful future of the industry. Tyler, 39, along with the other winners, is featured in the August issue of the magazine.

“This PRWeek recognition is evidence of Janet’s leadership and future potential in our industry,” said Airfoil CEO Lisa Vallee-Smith.

Tyler was instrumental in founding Airfoil Public Relations more than nine years ago and her strategic expertise has been indispensable in the growth of the agency’s major accounts.  Winning, retaining, and growing key clients like Microsoft, eBay, and PayPal,Tyler is relied upon by major technology companies to develop communications strategies to extend their national brand image.

Due to Tyler’s leadership, nearly one-third of Airfoil’s clients have been with the agency three years or longer. She also established Airfoil’s Silicon Valley office in Mountain View, Calif., where she extended the agency's success in the arenas of new media and online technology.

“From the beginning of our engagement, Janet has been a hands-on leader, having a strong knowledge of our industry and providing recommendations that are in line with our goals,” said Mike Kidder, vice president of corporate marketing for Altair. “This recognition illustrates her commitment to her profession and her professionalism that she exhibits every day.”

Under Tyler’s guidance, Airfoil has won various awards including PRNews’ 2008 Small Agency of the Year, and Holmes Report 2008 Technology Agency of the Year. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) where she participates as a presenter for the Counselor’s Academy, a member of Technology Section within PRSA, and she also is accredited in public relations (APR).

About Airfoil Public Relations, Inc. (http://www.airfoilpr.com)

Airfoil, with offices in Detroit and Mountain View, Calif., is an independent firm specializing in marketing communications and public relations for both emerging and established brands. Airfoil Industry Leadership Groups serve a growing client roster in consumer, enterprise, health care, industrial, green and Microsoft technology segments. The agency’s Client Solutions Group provides depth of experience to inform and accelerate clients’ marketing communications, digital and social media, and brand strategy programs. Airfoil has been named 2008 Technology Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report and recognized as a top firm in numerous industry rankings. For more information about Airfoil Public Relations, please call 866.AIR.FOIL.

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