(PHOENIX – August 17, 2020) – HMA Public Relations, a full-service public relations and marketing communications agency, celebrating its 40thanniversary in 2020, has promoted Alison Bailin to director of client service. Bailin has been with HMA Public Relations since 2004, most recently as senior account executive, and has nearly 20 years of experience leading marketing communications programs for clients across the retail, professional services, event, restaurant, healthcare, government, tourism and non-profit fields.
Bailin also serves as the editor of and contributing writer for The Arizona 100, an e-magazine and content marketing site, owned and distributed by HMA, featuring 15 100-word stories on business, economic development, retail and travel news delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers each issue. She also helps to oversee FinderBinderAZ, which is the statewide media directory for Arizona.
A longtime member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Bailin has volunteered her time in leadership roles with the Phoenix chapter’s professional development committee, chairing both its media breakfasts and luncheon programs for several years, and its annual awards program, which she has co-chaired three times. She has also served as a committee member for the PRSA Western District Conference in recent years. She has served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Chapter and is a past member of its Executive Board. She also volunteered for 15 years on its Rocky Mountain Emmy planning committee.
She served on the board of directors – including several years as chair – of Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona from 2004 to 2020 and has served as chair of its annual fundraising event and grant programs. Bailin is a founding member of both Phoenix Suns Charities 88 and the Weekend Jetaway Casino Classic charity event, and currently volunteers as a kitten bottle feeder at the Arizona Humane Society’s Feline ICU.
Bailin has been honored for her work by PRSA, the International Association of Business Communicators, the American Marketing Association and more. In 2013, she was named one of the “Women to Watch” in Arizona business as well as inducted into her high school hall of fame. In 2012, Bailin was named by AZ Business Magazineas one of the “Five Most Influential Women in Business Under 35.”
Bailin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2003. Today she is a frequent speaker at Cronkite on the topics of creative writing, journalism, event planning and public relations.
In her spare time, Bailin serves as a freelance writer on the topics of lifestyle, travel, food, wine, spirits and entertainment for media outlets across the Southwest.
Bailin resides in Uptown Phoenix.
About HMA Public Relations
Celebrating its 40thanniversary throughout 2020,HMA Public Relations is an award-winning full-service public relations and marketing communications firm headquarterd in Phoenix. The firm’s experience encompasses work in the traditional marketing communications disciplines including public relations, traditional media relations and digital communications, marketing communications, issues management, community relations and special events.