Monday, March 5, 2012

Uptown PR Welcomes Asmussen to the Growing Team

New Orleans, La. (Feb. 27, 2012) — Uptown PR, a New Orleans based public relations and marketing firm, recently added Hedda Asmussen to its rapidly expanding team. Asmussen joins Uptown PR as its second Client Service Associate alongside Casey Roberts.

As the most recent addition to the group, Asmussen is responsible for drafting press materials, creating and maintaining media relations and conducting research on the newest public relations tools. Her list of duties includes promoting client and agency events along with updating social media sites for a large array of clients.

Asmussen brings with her previous experience in both social media and marketing from her summer internship at FSC Interactive. During her time as an intern, Asmussen was responsible for updating Twitter and Facebook accounts along with compiling blog content and media lists. She is also currently working for the Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications where she is responsible for the research needed when working with nonprofit clients including grant and fundraising research.

A senior at Loyola, Asmussen will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in English Literature. Currently the External Relations Coordinator for the PRSSA chapter at Loyola, Asmussen interacts with both the community and other PRSSA chapters searching for professional development opportunities. She is also an active member of Gamma Phi Beta and has been involved in the numerous community service projects the organization sponsors.

About Uptown PR

Founded in New Orleans in 2011, Uptown PR specializes in media relations, event and product promotion, social media and brand management. It offers integrated public relations and marketing solutions to develop and grow business for its clients. Like it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter (@UptownPR) and look for it on LinkedIn. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Uptown PR — Genevieve J. Douglass — 504.496.8314