Carriage Trade PR and Cecilia Russo Marketing Announces New Intern from Virginia Tech

By February 26, 2016Local NewsWIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Colleen Ridder, senior at Virginia Tech, was selected as Carriage Trade PR, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC’s intern for Spring 2016. She will be responsible for writing press releases; search engine optimization; creating social media calendars and digital press kits; compiling media lists and coordinating interviews.

Ridder is currently working toward a degree in Public Relations with a minor in Psychology and a cognate in Marketing.

“Being one of the oldest Public Relations firms in Savannah, we have a unique opportunity to share our expertise with new professionals coming into our field,” said Marjorie Young, CEO and Founder of Carriage Trade PR. “We look forward to showing Colleen what projects our publicists have for our corporate, small business and nonprofit organizations looking to manage their reputation.”

Ridder is involved on campus with Hokie Ambassadors, a volunteer position that leads tours for prospective students. The organization was named in honor of the school’s mascot, the Hokie bird.

In addition, Ridder is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and has previously served as the Panhellenic Delegate, a position that works as a liaison between the chapter and the Panhellenic community. In this role, Ridder was responsible for coordinating collaborative efforts within the Greek community.

Ridder was a previous intern at Tote, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. During the position, Ridder developed social media launch plans and strengthened communication between internal and external companies.

Ridder said, “I am excited for the opportunity to apply my education to real world scenarios and develop a professional relationship with two amazing companies.”

During her time off, Ridder enjoys horseback riding, running, and training guide dogs for the blind through Seeing Eye, Inc. Ridder graduated from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, NJ and is daughter to Debbie and Jerry Ridder and sister to Sean Ridder, 24.

Carriage Trade PR, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. are a collaborative PR / Marketing team combining over 30 years of experience helping businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through reputation management strategies. For more information, visit or Follow Carriage Trade PR on twitter at


Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR

 Colleen Ridder