Our PR Team

kelly_omalleyKelly O’Malley is a results-driven communications professional with experience in strategic planning, media relations, influencer outreach and food/nutrition communication. During her career, she has represented a client roster that includes some of the biggest names in business including Sara Lee, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble’s Millstone Coffee and Pampers Baby Care brands, Kellogg Company, Visa USA, ConAgra Foods and many others.

Kelly has extensive experience with consumer marketing communications. While recent client campaigns have engaged a “Grey’s Anatomy” surgeon to discuss the importance of whole grain bread with Ellen Degeneres, Tyra Banks and “Entertainment Tonight” and a supermodel to treat lucky Rodeo Drive shoppers to a shopping spree, Kelly puts the greatest importance on a well thought-out and researched pitch. She employs her understanding of the journalist, media outlet, influencers and experts who can deliver consumer messages in the most credible way.

Kelly left big-agency life after a 10-year career at Fleishman-Hillard/St. Louis. Kelly was a senior vice president and partner at Fleishman-Hillard before she branched out on her own. Previously, she worked at Ralston Purina’s in-house agency for a variety of internal clients including Keystone and Breckenridge Ski resorts, Energizer Battery and Purina Pet Foods.

Kelly is a St. Louis native and a graduate of the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma where she received a bachelor of arts degree in communications with a marketing minor. Kelly is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Contact Kelly via email at kelly.omalley@omalleyhansen.com.

 


 

todd_HansenTodd Hansen has extensive experience in enhancing and protecting reputations and building brands. His background includes developing and leading projects in media relations, marketing communications, employee engagement, interactive outreach, executive speaking opportunities and community relations. During his career, Todd has provided counsel to companies including Sara Lee, Hanesbrands, Dunkin’ Brands, PepsiCo, Gatorade, McDonald’s, SBC Communications, Office Depot and Deere & Company.

Todd specializes in ensuring that a company’s public message is consistent to all involved stakeholders. His belief is that individuals in our brand-savvy community actively measure “corporate brand equity” and expect to have a consistent experience with an organization as a customer, business partner, employee or interested party and that all communications must reflect its core values and approach to market. He has designed and executed multiple campaigns that successfully approach multiple audiences in a single voice.

A seasoned crisis communications counselor, Todd has participated in responding to some of the most significant crises corporations have faced in the last decade, addressing public safety and corporate reputation crises such as product recalls, regulatory investigations and facility disasters. Todd often works on location during a crisis, providing communications perspective to the overall strategic planning and serving as a company spokesperson to media, customers and other external audiences. He has also led numerous issues management programs to address issues related to environmental, litigation or community concerns.

He has extensive experience in working with companies that sell products through franchisee or distributor networks. His approach involves creating a dialogue that enables shared understanding and a coordinated approach to the marketplace. Todd previously served as senior vice president, corporate practice group director in the Chicago office of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and as senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard/Chicago. An agency veteran, he has held positions at DeFrancesco/Goodfriend and Cates Public Relations and served on the board of directors for the Publicity Club of Chicago. Todd is a Denver, Colo. native and a graduate of Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. where he received a bachelor of arts degree in English composition with a journalism minor. As part of his degree he studied political science and mass communications at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Contact Todd via email at todd.hansen@omalleyhansen.com.

 


 

Jenn_deBergeJenn deBerge has been in the marketing and communications industry for more than a decade and is a pro at driving consumer and media engagement through creative traditional and social media campaigns. Her work with national brands has filled her contact list with editors, writers, producers and bloggers all looking for fresh stories and has secured coverage on “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, “USA Today”, “BuzzFeed”, “Gawker”, and numerous lifestyle and industry publications.

From planning events to creating integrated buzz-worthy campaigns, she knows how to set the hook that will make reporters bite and drive consumers to take action. She is passionate about implementing creative strategies to surround the intended audience with a brand’s message through a mix of traditional and digital channels. She is experienced at leveraging coverage and social media to maximize brand awareness and generate sales. Jenn has represented a wide mix of well-known companies and brands including Barclaycard US, Brown Shoe, Hanesbrands intimate apparel including Bali, Playtex and Wonderbra, Make-A-Wish America, Hillshire Brands, Monsanto and Apio’s Eat Smart.

Prior to joining O’Malley Hansen Communications, Jenn was the communications manager at Winter Park Resort, one of Colorado’s largest ski and bike resorts. There, she served as the resort spokesperson and was responsible for creating news as well as mitigating potentially negative news and was regularly quoted in articles and on-air segments.

Jenn is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in parks, recreation and tourism.

Contact Jenn via email at jenn.deberge@omalleyhansen.com.

 


 

Harriet_BlickenstaffHarriet Blickenstaff has spent much of her career helping business leaders connect dots, develop strategies and execute integrated plans. During the course of her career, her client roster has included major consumer products companies, leading not-for-profit organizations and entrepreneurial endeavors. Harriet led campaigns for Purina Pet Foods, Hostess Snack Cakes, Build-A-Bear Workshop, the Humane Society of Missouri, Chex Cereals, Keystone Ski Resort and Energizer Batteries, among others. She has worked with Habitat For Humanity, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, First Book and VH1 Save the Music to link their good work with corporate partners who share a similar mission.

Harriet specializes in strategy and creative planning, infused with a passion for developing cause marketing programs. Harriet helped turn the issue of smoke detector maintenance into a leading public awareness campaign, Change Your Clock Change Your Battery. She believes that by linking corporate social responsibility efforts with the right strategic partner you can create a win for the company, the organization, retailers and the consumer. She has been honored with numerous national awards for her work in family and fire safety.

Harriet began her career as a journalist which gave her lifelong skills of listening and then communicating out key messages. Her career took her to St. Louis for a position at what was then the Ralston Purina Company, where she worked on leading brands in the pet food, cereal, snack cake, animal feed and consumer tech categories. After 19 years in corporate marketing public relations, Blick&Staff Communications was launched to fill a niche in the industry that combined integrity with intelligence and big brand thinking with a passion for client service and an ability to deliver cost-effective, efficient programs.

In 2014, Blick&Staff Communications was acquired by O’Malley Hansen Communications, an agency that shares a culture for client-oriented, creative teams with innovative approaches and a legacy of big brand work.

Harriet is a St. Louis native, having lived and worked outside of Washington D.C, Bozeman, Montana and Piedmont, Missouri before returning to the city. She has a degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Contact Harriet via email at harriet.blickenstaff@omalleyhansen.com.