Alessandra Pollina started pollinaPR in order to aid businesses and organizations in their communications and public relations endeavors. With a background in hospitality and non-profit public relations, Alessandra works with clients to develop strategic communications plans and then to implement them in the most effective way possible. The goal is to grow the client’s business and exposure through successful communications with their audiences.
pollinaPR works one-on-one with clients to build a communications strategy completely customized to their business and objectives. No matter the size or scope of the project, be it a one time task, monthly PR, or a comprehensive ongoing integrated communications initiative, pollinaPR is hands-on and develops the plan you want and need
Shanita Clarke | Salvaged Roots
Shanita Clarke is a Boston-based hair stylist with over 10 years of experience in the hair care and design industry. She loves the intimate, long lasting relationship that can form between a client and a dedicated stylist, and appreciates the evolution of the client through their hair journey. For Shanita, there is nothing more rewarding than helping her clients to feel their best.
Shanita’s hair care and design philosophy support the growth of natural, non-chemically altered, healthy hair. She is an avid advocate for sulfate-free products, and loves styling locs, twists, blowouts and curls. She enjoys styling for photo-shoots, and has worked on many fashion and hair shows. She has worked with celebrities such as Vanessa Simmons and Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu.
Kristen Ransom | IncluDe
named one of Boston Magazine’s Top 30 Rising Tech Stars! Kristen is the CEO and Founder of IncluDe, which she founded with the goal of providing graphically stunning digital design services to organizations making social, economical, cultural, and environmental change. Through IncluDe, Kristen and her team work closely with clients to create a digital experience that tells the client’s unique story.
“We’re trying to change the face of tech,” Ransom says, “and make it so everyone’s included.”
Nina Pfister | Mooring Advisory Group
Mooring Advisory Group (MAG) is a boutique consulting agency working hand-in-hand with local small to medium-sized businesses across industry to develop innovative Sales Enablement solutions that drive growth.
With a deep expertise in Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales, we serve as a natural arm of your staff to amplify your brand via content, communications and conversion initiatives via tangible deliverables that tie directly to revenue growth.
On an average day at MAG, you’ll find us grinding it out on client deliverables like social media management, press release writing, media pitching, event planning, ad consulting, email campaigns, prospecting, cold calling, the list goes on!
Julia Mejia | CPLAN
Julia has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, grassroots organizing and community outreach and engagement. She has honed her professional grassroots marketing and media skills through producing multi-media programming and grassroots campaigns in the public and private sectors. She’s worked with MTV, the Ad Council, Proctor & Gamble, The Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, The Medical Foundation, The City School, The Black Ministerial Alliance, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Action for Boston Community Development and Goodwill Industries. Mejia is on the board of directors for Project Hip Hop, a leadership council member for the Dorchester Cares Coalition and member of the Communities of Color leadership committee. She was active in Moms for Marty and is a member of Mayor Marty Walsh’s Youth Transition Committee. Mejia is the recipient of the 2003 American Women in Radio & Television National Bell award for diversity and educational programming, the first-ever Mount Ida Distinguished Alumni award in 2001 and the 1997 Dimock Health City-Wide Leadership award. She also participated in the development and launch of Voto Latino, a national civic engagement organization targeting Latinos. Mejia earned a B.A. in communications from Mount Ida College and was the first person in her family to graduate from high school and attend college.