BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., May 23, 2013 – Chris Austin, Stephanie Cosby and Amanda Braniecki have joined Bingham Farms, Mich.-based Identity, an integrated public relations firm, as account assistants. Identity Managing Partner Mark Winter made the announcement.
As account assistants, Austin, Cosby and Braniecki are responsible for providing research, copywriting, media relations, marketing and account management support, as well as contributing to the development of strategic communication programs for Identity clients.
Prior to joining Identity, Austin served as an editor and proofreader for a recruiting and staffing company. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Madonna University in journalism and public relations.
Cosby previously worked as a public relations assistant for the Detroit Red Wings, while concurrently serving as a public relations/social media intern at Intern Queen, Inc. In these roles, Cosby coordinated charitable donations programs, conducted and compiled research for new virtual donation systems, assisted in the supervision of 92 college campus ambassadors and managed social media accounts. She also previously served as a public relations and marketing intern for Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Cosby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and sociology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she was news editor of the student-run newspaper, The Michigan Journal.
Prior to joining Identity, Braniecki worked as a general assignment reporter for the Grand Blanc VIEW, generating news stories and photographs for the local news, business and lifestyle sections of the weekly newspaper. She also previously served as a general assignment reporter for the Lapeer County Press. Braniecki graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America—Detroit.
Identity is an integrated public relations firm driving strategic communications programs for a diverse portfolio of clients across the United States. Identity provides expertise and continuity of message through the areas of brand strategy, media relations and marketing, social media and creative design. Comprised of a unified team of disciplined specialists, the company employs a proven process of discovery, strategy, planning, execution and measurement in all programs. Founded in 1998, Identity is based in Bingham Farms, Mich. For more information, visit www.identitypr.com.