Jun, 25 2015 — Rochester, New York

Martino Flynn Hires PR Veteran to Continue Agency Growth

Megan Connor Murphy will lead the PR and Social Media team

Martino Flynn LLC, an integrated marketing communications firm, has hired Megan Connor Murphy as director of public relations and social media. Murphy, who has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, journalism and politics, will lead the agency’s nine-person PR and Social Media team. In her role, Murphy will manage and develop team members, oversee client work, and identify and support new business initiatives, generating continued growth for both the department and the agency.

Martino Flynn’s Public Relations Department accounts for 16 percent of the agency’s total annual revenue and has experienced an astounding 126-percent increase in revenue in the last three years. The entire full-service marketing agency has experienced more than 27 percent growth in revenue in the past three years. As director of the PR and Social Media Department, Murphy aims to continue this growth trend by supporting the development of Martino Flynn’s team members and diversifying the department’s national client base.

“Martino Flynn’s PR Department has undergone unprecedented growth in recent years, which can be attributed to our team’s adept strategic capabilities and dedication to our valued clients,” said Chris Flynn, partner at Martino Flynn. “Megan’s impressive industry background and open-door leadership approach make her a great fit for the team. She undoubtedly will promote sustained growth for both our clients and employees.”

Prior to joining Martino Flynn, Murphy was vice president of public affairs at Dixon Schwabl, where she guided the Victor-based agency’s 18-person PR team and managed the department’s financials. While at the company, she played a leading role in the development of the department’s growth strategy, which more than doubled revenues in three years. Previously, she worked in a variety of editorial positions with local, national, and international publications, including the Rochester Business Journal and Time Magazine. She began her career in government and politics, working for the National Endowment for Democracy and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, as well as with the Monroe County Democratic Committee and the Rochester City Council.

Murphy has been recognized repeatedly throughout her career for her work in both public relations and journalism. She earned a PRism award for her work in global communications and with General Motors/Chevrolet. As a reporter, she received a statewide “Writer of the Year” honor from the New York Press Association and a first-place “Breaking News Award” from the Associated Press.

Martino Flynn’s Public Relations Department has received numerous honors in 2015 for their exceptional work in the field. At the Business Marketing Association (BMA) Global ACE Awards, Martino Flynn earned first place for “B2B Integrated Public Relations Campaign of the Year” for the firm’s support of Windstream Communications, a Fortune 500 telecom company. The agency’s involvement with Windstream also garnered a B2 Award for business marketing excellence from the BMA.

Most recently, Martino Flynn took home 19 awards at the 2015 PRism Awards, including top honor Best in Show for the firm’s work with W. F. Young’s Absorbine horse grooming brand.

Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, East Asia (China) and Western Europe from American University’s School of International Service and a master’s degree in Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She currently resides in Pittsford, N.Y., with her husband and two children.

About Martino Flynn

Martino Flynn, LLC, is a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm, providing strategic insight in advertising, public relations, digital, media, and video production. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., the agency serves clients nationwide in the financial services, over-the-counter healthcare, medical device, telecommunications/technology, and consumer industries. Martino Flynn has received national recognition for its work and is affiliated with Marketing & Advertising Global Network (MAGNET) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). For more information, please call 585-421-0100 or visit www.martinoflynn.com.