Marianna Vyridi has a successful track record in implementing the full scope of communications programs for companies across a range of sizes and scenarios – emerging markets, high growth, reinvention, and fierce competition. She is also a Certified Industry Analyst Relations professional by the Knowledge Capital Group and has created strategic AR plans, successfully moving the needle for clients in competitive reports and market ratings.
Dave Nieland serves as a strategic communications advisor to some of the world’s leading technology companies. He is skilled at providing services and counsel on corporate reputation, branding/messaging, executive visibility, competitive and incident communications, spokesperson training, global programs and integrated media campaigns. Most recently, Dave served as Executive Vice President at Weber Shandwick, where he was a key leader in the firm’s global technology practice.
Dave leads Big Valley Marketing’s Media and Influencer Relations practice, combining strategy, relationships, insights, energy and wit to drive a steady stream of results for clients, as well as value for reporters, bloggers and analysts. Previously, Dave was head of Weber Shandwick’s West Coast Media Relations team, a specialty group focused on media strategy and media relations for West Coast clients in tech, biotech, healthcare, consumer and corporate. He also headed up the agency’s Technology Media Relations team, a media network designed on a distributed relationship model. Before entering marketing and public relations, Dave worked for seven years as a reporter with The Washington Post and the San Jose Mercury News.
Josh is the Cybersecurity Media + Influencer Lead at Big Valley Marketing. An expert in Infosecurity (InfoSec), Josh has worked with the security teams at Verizon, Siemens, Fastly, UL and Symantec, and has built the brands of cybersecurity startups including PKWARE, JupiterOne, Arctic Wolf, Anomali, Island, and Observable Networks.
Helping technology companies for ten years
to grow, win, and lead through effective,
expert-driven marketing and communications.
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