Marketing and PR pros hold fourth annual Yak Yak at Crane’s BeachHouse
DELRAY BEACH – More than 60 local marketing, media and public relations professionals attended the 4th annual PR YAK-YAK held recently at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar in Delray Beach.
Co-hosted by the Gold Coast PR Council and PRSA-Palm Beach, PR YAK-YAK netted some $1,700, which was split evenly by both nonprofit organizations.
One of four “Third Thursday Fun-raisers” held this summer, PR YAK-YAK attracted many of South Florida’s best known publicists, Larry Boytano (Palm Beach County Cultural Council), Kristin B. Calder (Bethesda Hospital Foundation), Melissa Carter (Old School Square), Diane Diamantis (Word Work),Jeanne Epstein (Premier Marketing Strategies), Tiffany Faublas (Palm Beach County Convention Center), Elizabeth K. Grace (The Buzz Agency), Bruce Herman (Boca Raton Museum of Art), Andrea Knibbs (Smith & Knibbs PR), Ann Margo Peart (The Breakers), Jennifer Sullivan (Carey O’Donnell PR Group) and Margie Yansura (Wordsmith Communications).
Also on hand, among others, were Nat Harrington (School District of Palm Beach County), Audra Hodges (Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce), Kae Jonsons (Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County), publisher Kate Leming (The Coastal Star), Jennifer Mahoney (Tax Collector, Palm Beach County), Rich Pollack (Pollack Communications), columnist Thom Smith and Alexandra K. Wasil (Palm Beach Opera).
Attendees were welcomed by Gary Schweikhart, co-founder and president of the Gold Coast PR Council; Rebecca Seelig, president of PRSA-Palm Beach; and Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar. In addition to enjoying sushi and pizza, “yak-yakkers” also listened to tunes by the Caribbean dynamo, the dynamic DYMiN.