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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beehive has added some sharp senior talent to our team.

Blaine Thompson has joined us as director, digital and social strategy. He has ten years experience developing and leading traditional and digital marketing programs for an impressive list of brands, including General Mills, 3M, OptumHealth and Mall of America. Before Beehive, Blaine was with space150, Atomic Playpen and Best Buy, Inc.
He is one part detective and one part techno-fan. His passion is user behavior and experience. By digging into behavior, Blaine helps brands design better user experiences and drive brand engagement. In his spare time, Blaine's a runner, a traveler and a bit of a gear head (cars and motorcycles). He also has an enviable collection of shoes and watches - for which he has won the admiration of all the women at Beehive.

Eric Davis is our newest group director. He has 20 years of PR and marketing communications experience. Before Beehive, Eric spent 11 years at Haberman Media + Marketing in Minneapolis, where he led PR strategies for Volvo, Green Depot, and a long list of local and national nonprofits and leading organic and green brands.
Eric's a master at connecting the dots to tell a brand story. He blends a natural curiosity of almost everything with an obsession for news media and a passion for developing ideas. The results are campaigns that drive lasting success for your brand and business. PRWeek magazine has recognized Eric's work for Volvo with its Brand Communications Campaign of the Year and Cause Campaign of the Year awards. And his media relations expertise was recognized in 2011 by The New York Times columnist David Pogueas as a "Pogue Perfect Pitch." Who wouldn't want this guy working on their business?

And in other people news (in case you missed it), Ayme Zemke has been promoted to vice president. After nine years with one of the Twin Cities' largest PR firms, Ayme took a huge leap of faith to become Beehive's third employee in January 2005. She was quickly promoted from account director to group director and has been a member of Beehive's leadership team for six years. As vice president, she oversees Beehive PR's client service and talent development, while continuing to lead her client portfolio and account teams. So raise a glass in Ayme's honor. Shoot her a note or give her a ring. Congratulations are in order - and most richly deserved.