by Monika Maeckle, Vice President of New Media
Today my career at Business Wire comes to an end and my first thought is that I will miss you, our clients, colleagues, webinar attendees and readers of the Business Wired blog. I leave you in the able hands of our talented marketing team, who just picked up a fourth award from the Society of New Communications Research.
Change has been the only constant in my combined 16 years here. When I joined the company the first time, in New York City in 1987, we considered the fax machine “new media” and the Internet was in its infancy, relegated to use by universities and computer geeks. That was the year the domain www.apple.com came online, Microsoft gave us Works, and Compuserve (remember them?) introduced the GIF standard for images.
Back then, Cathy Baron Tamraz managed the New York Region for Business Wire, Gregg Castano, who recruited me, served as New York City sales manager, and Phyllis Dantuono was my fellow account executive. This talented triumvirate now serves as Business Wire’s CEO, President and COO.
We were the East Coast pioneers of Business Wire, planting the flag in Manhattan for founder Lorry Lokey’s budding California wire service empire. I was sad to leave two years later, but family called me home to Texas in 1989.