D S Simon Productions Names Edelman’s Former Senior Executive to Direct Midwest Operations

New York, NY, July 19, 2010 Lauren Dewhirst has been named as Vice President, Director of Midwest Region for D S Simon Productions, the rapidly expanding broadcast public relations firm.
Most recently Dewhirst was Vice President, Deputy Director US Creative/Production at Edelman PR in Chicago, overseeing all production for Edelman PR west of the Mississippi. 
“It was important for us to bring someone in who has been a trusted advisor at the table with CMO’s and CCO’s at leading companies”, said Douglas Simon, President & CEO of D S Simon Productions. “She brings a unique combination of news, broadcast PR and high level public relations experience - - she is a triple threat”.
Prior to her work at Edelman PR, Dewhirst worked as field producer and on the assignment desk WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago. She also was an Executive Producer at AKA Media Inc.
“D S Simon Productions is at the forefront in bringing broadcast public relations into the internet age with Video Press Junkets, Internet Media Tours, Flash Casts, as well as traditional broadcast PR services”, said Dewhirst. “Effective communications are critical in helping companies rebound from the recession”.
For interview opportunities with Lauren Dewhirst and Douglas Simon please contact Aimee Adler at AimeeA@dssimon.com or 212-736-2727.
About D S Simon Productions Inc.
We are an award-winning broadcast PR and social media video firm specializing in Satellite Media Tours, Internet Media Tours, B-Roll production and distribution, Corporate and Web Video, Video Players, Ground Tours, Co-Ops and Radio. Established in 1986, we are headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago.
We are frequently quoted in the media about public relations and social media video and are available for strongly voiced comments on deadline. For more information, view our award-winning video blog at www.vlogviews.com; video portal at www.yourupdate.tv and website at www.dssimon.com