- Posted by Poston Communications
- On April 28, 2022
- Poston Communications
We are pleased to welcome Fiayo Agbaje, John Brown and Shannon Holleran to our team. Agbaje is a Boston-based Account Supervisor on Poston’s Crisis and Litigation PR team, Brown is an Atlanta-based Vice President on our Content team, and Holleran supports our operations team as a Denver-based Client Services Manager. The additions come as part of the agency’s continued growth and commitment to expanding its roster of experienced professionals.
“As part of our strategic growth strategy, these additions underscore our commitment to adding seasoned team leaders across the country who deepen our bench and extend our ability to serve our clients with best-in-class service,” said agency Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Dave Poston. “We are honored to welcome these talented individuals to our crisis, content and operations teams, and are excited about what the future holds for us together.”
Agbaje has managed crisis and litigation communications, advocacy communications, and strategic public and media relations for a broad range of organizational clients and high-profile individuals. She has handled scores of diverse crisis and public affairs accounts, helping to shore up reputations, mitigate reputational challenges, and navigate policy and regulatory battles.
In her prior role at a Boston-based public relations firm, she helped protect and enhance reputations for clients involved in litigation in industries spanning real estate, manufacturing, energy, insurance and more. She managed communications functions for crises such as product recalls, workplace incidents, data breaches, regulatory investigations and boycott movements, immunizing corporate and high-profile entities against existing threats and ensuring they could respond to issues appropriately, both in the press and on social media.
Agbaje began her career in public relations at a Washington, D.C., strategy and public affairs firm and then gained additional experience in a marketing and communications role at a Capitol Hill tech company.
Experienced in both proactive, campaign-driven releases and responsive communications, Agbaje holds a Corporate Communications professional certification from Cornell University and authors a crisis management blog. She earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and international relations from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
Brown has served as a writer and content consultant to Poston Communications since 2018 and joins us full time to support the growing needs of the Poston Content team.
Brown’s 25-year career as a marketer informs his love of writing and content development. He has extensive experience in brand development, content strategy, copywriting, marketing and promotions management, organizational operations, and nonprofit governance and fundraising. He has developed brand identities and definitions, created content strategies and messaging, and provided campaign planning and support for a wide range of clients in industries including commercial real estate, insurance, law, logistics and technology. His work also includes personal brand development and communications for executives at various points in their careers.
Brown’s corporate experience includes 15 years leading CNN’s Sales Marketing team in developing and executing industry-leading, integrated marketing and promotional campaigns. The programs he led met the rigorous content standards of the network while achieving the brand objectives of advertisers. He is especially proud of his contributions to projects that earned an Emmy nomination and garnered a Peabody Award.
Brown’s career began in public relations after serving for four years as a naval officer.
His genuine interest in a wide variety of businesses fuels his passion for writing and storytelling. He shares this passion as an instructor at Emory University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Holleran serves as Client Services Manager. She brings multiple years of experience working as a paralegal for several leading Colorado law firms. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the legal industry and organizational skills make her a valuable member of our team.
Holleran received her bachelor’s degree in women studies from the University of Colorado. She earned her paralegal certification from Metropolitan State University in Denver.