Airfoil PR Senior Vice President and Partner Receives 40 Under 40 Award by PRWeek

August 30, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
Southfield, Mich. and Mountain View, Calif. August 30, 2011 Airfoil Public Relations Senior Vice President and Partner Tracey Parry has recently been named recipient of 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 embody the powerful future of the industry. Parry, 38, along with the other winners, are featured in the August issue of the magazine.

As the partner-in-charge of Airfoil's Silicon Valley office in Mountain View, Calif., Parry drives the agency's business development and serves as senior strategist for some of Airfoil's most progressive technology brands including eBay, NVIDIA, Microsoft-Silicon Valley, MobiTV and MarketTools/Zoomerang.

"This award celebrates Tracey's leadership and bright future in our industry, things both her colleagues and clients have been certain of from day one," said Airfoil CEO Lisa Vallee-Smith. "It has been exciting to witness the progression of her career, which is defined by her ability to recognize opportunities for growth with both existing clients and untapped markets. We are proud to have her leading our Silicon Valley office, where she continues her impressive record of recruiting and serving top-tier brands."

Among her most significant accomplishments at Airfoil is the growth of the agency's relationship with eBay, a key client in the agency's consumer portfolio. Since 2002, Tracey has expanded Airfoil's work beyond trade relations for eBay's Motors category into communications programs for PayPal, eBay University, eBay Trust & Safety, eBay Small Business, eBay Trade, and eBay Assisted Selling. Most recently, her team added eBay Classifieds to Airfoil's account portfolio.

Parry also spearheaded the creation of Airfoil's Client Solutions Group in 2010, where she assembled an in-house team of integrated marketing communications strategists to enhance the delivery of research-driven programs, branding strategies, digital and social media activities, and specialized editorial services and content-development capabilities to clients.

She is an active sponsor and content contributor for Silicon Valley's Churchill Club and is a member of the region's Social Media Club. She also has been a presenter and supporter for the EcoTuesdays green-technology group and was a featured speaker for the 2008 PRSA International Conference in Detroit. She is accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America.

About Airfoil Public Relations, Inc.
Airfoil, with offices in Southfield, Mich. and Mountain View, Calif., is an independent firm specializing in marketing communications and public relations for both emerging and leading technology companies. Airfoil's teams drive technology communications for a growing client roster across consumer, enterprise, health care, cleantech and industrial segments. The agency's Client Solutions Group provides services to inform and accelerate clients' marketing communications, digital and social media, and brand strategy programs. Airfoil has been named 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 visit or call 866.AIR.FOIL.