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Shannen Laur

About Shannen

Shannen Laur (@slaur9) is a consultant at PR 20/20. She joined the agency in December 2014 with a background in corporate communications and marketing. Shannen is a 2014 graduate of Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she earned a degree in public relations with a minor in marketing.

Professional Moments

Ever since she can remember, Shannen has had a passion for writing and learning. There is no better career path for her than in the marketing field, where she can help tell clients’ stories, share insights and be a life-long learner.

Prior to graduation, Shannen gained experience in three different internships, including corporate communications, special events marketing and Kent State’s student-staffed PR agency, Flash Communications. While studying, she also served as a beat reporter for Kent State’s newspaper and was elected PRSSA Kent’s vice president of fundraising.

Certifications

During her time at PR 20/20, Shannen has earned the HubSpot Academy: Inbound Marketing Certified Professional certification, the HubSpot Product certification and Google Analytics Individual Qualification.

Interests and Passions

Shannen’s life-long goal is to see as much of the world as possible. There are few things in life that bring her as much enjoyment as seeking out an unfamiliar place, and absorbing new cultures and ideas. Outside of traveling, Shannen enjoys spending time outdoors (especially hiking), and watching anything made by her comedic hero, Larry David.

Shannen thanks her mom for much of what she has achieved so far on her journey. Her mom’s aspirations, commitment to success and positivity has driven her to continuously grow. 

 
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Fun Facts

  • Fact #1 After studying abroad in London, Shannen learned she should have been born British.
  • Fact #2 When she was younger, Shannen wanted to become a pastry chef. Though that did not happen, she still has a passion for baking. 
  • Fact #3 She is a self-proclaimed wine aficionado. 

What the Rest of the PR 20/20 Team Says about Shannen

  • Shannen is the first one to speak up when someone needs help. “Her positive attitude and sense of humor make the day that much better.”
  • She is hardworking and diligent, and her work shows it.
  • Shannen is “pretty nerdy at heart.” That real interest she takes in learning a client's industry is what makes her work so good.
  • Shannen has smarts, wit and an understated, but totally awesome, sense of humor.
  • "She’s someone everyone wants to work with."
  • #shannenigans has the coolest nickname, possibly ever.
  • “Plus, she’d make a really cool British person. :)”