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Sunrise Seminar #4: Executive Insights on Working at a Communications Agency

August 29, 2018
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
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AAA Western & Central New York
100 International Dr.
Williamsville, NY 14221

What is it really like to work at a public relations agency? PR executive Matt Davison began his career at global PR firm FleishmanHillard and now leads Martin Davison Public Relations — and has plenty of anecdotes to share from his career along the way.

Join Matt as he talks about starting out or transitioning into the agency world, including what to expect, how to stand out and tips for handling the fast-paced demands of client service. Matt will also share insights into the skills and expertise that strong agency team members possess, and how those same skills can help you serve your organizations or clients.

Matt Davison
Managing Partner, Martin Davison Public Relations
Senior Vice President, The Martin Group

Matt Davison is a member of The Martin Group's executive management committee and leads the agency's subsidiary, Martin Davison Public Relations. With an award-winning career spanning nearly two decades, Matt has held senior-level PR and spokesperson roles with various regional and national entities. Matt is a graduate of the University of Rochester and holds a master's degree in PR management from Buffalo State College. He is a past board president for Explore & More Children's Museum, and currently sits on the boards of Invest Buffalo Niagara and the Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust. Matt also founded the PR and marketing jobs site "Matt's List" ( and is a previous recipient of Buffalo Business First's "40 under 40" recognition and PRSA Buffalo Niagara's platinum “best in show" Excalibur Award.

Note: Registration opens at 7:45 a.m. A light continental breakfast is provided. The presentation runs from 8 to 9 a.m., with time for Q&A and networking at the end.

Parking: The 2018 Sunrise Seminar Series is hosted at AAA Western & Central New York. Free on-site parking is available. Park behind the building (not the Sheridan Drive side), enter through the glass atrium and follow signs downstairs to the East Auditorium.

Thank you to our event host, AAA Western & Central New York! 


$25.00 PRSA Member Ticket
$15.00 Earlybird rate before August 23

$35.00 Guest Ticket
$25.00 Earlybird rate before August 23

$0.00 PRSSA Student Ticket

$5.00 Non-PRSSA College Student Ticket

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