Dana has been instrumental in promoting individuals, celebrities and positioning technology companies across industries as leaders in their respective markets for over 20 years. Having started her career as an editor, followed by working in entertainment publicity in Los Angeles, then settling comfortably into technology PR, Dana launched Buzz Public Relations, LLC in 2006 after working years in the PR-agency derby. She quickly realized clients would be better served if she could build relationships with a select few.
She has successfully produced and publicized events such as The Austin Advertising Federation’s Big Wig Awards, The Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) Banner Brunch Awards, various fundraisers such as BlingFest: Playing It Forward and Art From The Streets Annual Show and Sale, alongside a number of feature-film documentary screenings for Art From the Streets locally and for Traffic Control: The People’s War On Internet Porn across the U.S.
Dana is a current Founder Institute Mentor and Board member of SMBAustin; former VP of Freelance Programming for WCA and Freelance Austin; a founding member of the Association For Women In Technology Austin; former Membership Chair for The Austin Advertising Federation; former Logistics Co-Chair for WCA’s Banner Brunch; and is an active member of the following professional organizations: WCA, Freelance Austin, PR Over Coffee, Content Marketing Meetup, Media Tech Ventures Meetup, and Austin Social Media Club.
Dana is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism degree with a concentration in Public Relations. She is an active volunteer in her local community, frequently speaks and mentors at her alma mater, and participates as a speaker for local professional organizations and conferences.
Deanna is a self-taught designer and owner of a thriving Austin-based creative agency, Ryderking Creative. With 13 solid years of creative experience based in having the heart of an artist, Deanna takes an unbridled approach to manifesting ideas into tangible beauty. Having partnered with BuzzPR on several clients, Ryderking Creative is a full-service digital agency offering a full spectrum of design and web services and email marketing services, working collectively with local and global brands. Her clients include designers, business corporations, retail, start-ups, and medical services. Deanna believes design is best when its simple, honest, and human.