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PAN Communications Appoints Jessica Payne as the Agency’s Director of Digital Strategy

Boston, Mass. – July 2, 2012 – PAN Communications, a public relations and digital media leader driving communications strategy for emerging and innovative growth companies in the technologyconsumer engagement, and healthcare & life sciences industries, today announced the hiring of Jessica Payne as its Director of Digital Strategy.

A 10-year veteran, Payne most recently worked for Fleishman-Hillard in the firm’s London office where she managed digital programs across the agency’s consumer, technology and financial services practice groups for clients based in the US, UK and EU. Payne’s international experience focuses on digital training, client service, agency marketing and thought-leadership with an emphasis on integration of traditional and non-traditional strategies and best-practices. Prior to that, Payne held senior level social media positions at PainePR and GolinHarris in Los Angeles. Alongside agency work, Jessica is an active blogger, diversity advocate and community board member.

In her role at PAN, Payne will be responsible for developing and managing the firm’s digital media services and strategies, and will lead the creation of high-impact social media for PAN clients, ensuring all programs are fully integrated. She will also oversee agency-wide training and development for PAN employees.

“We’re excited Jessica has joined the firm at such a pivotal time for our agency and our industry,” said Jim Barbagallo, senior vice president, client relations, PAN Communications. “Her experience creating innovative social media campaigns and her ability to scale and customize programs for any range of circumstances — client size, industry, and region — will be a tremendous value-add to our clients and staff.” Payne received a B.S. in Communication with a concentration in Social Psychology from Boston University.

About PAN Communications

With an expertise in content creation, PAN Communications is an award-winning public relations agency that utilizes all media and disciplines to increase awareness and opportunities to achieve our clients’ business objectives. As an integrated communications partner to companies that lead their industries or those that aspire to, PAN drives strategic public relations for technology, consumer engagement and healthcare & life sciences brands. For more information visit our website at www.pancommunications.com, follow us on Twitter (@PANcomm) or call 617.502.4300.

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