GKV, one of the mid-Atlantic’s largest independent marketing/advertising firms, today announced the promotion of Emma Abbott to Vice President, Supervisor of Public Relations and Social Media. Emma joined GKV in 2014 and has more than 10 years of experience in social media, marketing and PR in a variety of industries, including health and wellness, travel/hospitality, and food and beverage.

Since working with GKV, Emma has played an integral role of onboarding and strengthening relationships with clients such as McCormick, OLD BAY, L3, Medifast, PANDORA Jewelry and Snyder’s of Hanover.

“Emma is a driving force within the agency in terms of social media strategy and best practices,” said Stacey Wynia, SVP, Director of Public Relations and Social Media. “She contributes greatly to the culture of the agency and helps to develop the career paths of many junior team members in her department. We are excited to see how she continues to grow and lead at GKV.”

As VP, Account Supervisor of the PR/Social department, Emma works to evolve the social practices for GKV, ensuring the agency is ahead of the curve on social media trends and that clients are staying on the cutting edge of everything in the social landscape. In her time working at GKV, she has led clients to viral status with creative content and strategy, as well as introduced new technology to improve the customer social experience and exceed client KPIs.      

Prior to joining GKV, Emma was the PR/social media manager at Delaware North Companies, a global hospitality company, where she managed social media and PR for locations such as the Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom, Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex and Sequoia National Park. Emma received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and English from Canisius College. She lives in Baltimore with her fiancé, Dan, and is planning a fall wedding near her hometown in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

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About GKV

GKV has been helping brands challenge the status quo in hyper-competitive categories for more than 35 years. While tradition labels us an advertising agency, we bring critical thinking, planning and innovative execution to every communications platform. With billings of more than $122 million, GKV provides a complete range of strategic communications and engagement services, including creative development, digital marketing, brand strategy and development, media planning and buying, public relations and crisis communications, social media, digital and broadcast production, event planning, and grassroots outreach. Our diverse client roster includes national and regional companies within the health care, telecommunications, financial services, gaming, consumer packaged goods, retail and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine industries; as well as government agencies, B2B, nonprofits and cause marketing organizations. GKV is headquartered in Baltimore at the Offices @ McHenry Row near the Inner Harbor. Visit http://GKV.com or www.Facebook.com/GKVus.