Do you know Voce’s John Welton? You should since he was just named Public Relations Specialist of the Year by ChannelInsider. Here’s their write-up:
Welton brings to the table a level of professionalism that one might sometimes describe as understated. But it’s effective. Journalists appreciate him for anticipating their needs on a story, while he also toes that fine line between serving his client and the media. When the NetApp-EMC story was flipping back and forth in a bidding war, Welton kept journalists apprised, even made the CEO available, but maintained the necessary regulatory discretion that deals in the making require.
Welton’s year hasn’t been dull either. During a recession where nothing good was happening on Wall Street or technology businesses, he got to manage the recent news that his client, Fortinet, filed for an IPO. That’s a nice positive story that someone of Welton’s caliber deserves.
Welton continues to bring the thunder to all his projects, not only the client accounts he works on but managing our ION international partnerships as well. He’s a rock star within Voce and we’re thrilled he’s getting this sort of recognition from others as well.