A unique advantage of working with our firms is our organizational structure. A team of senior publicists brings specialized industry expertise and comprehensive media relationships to every account. Guided by a methodical and proactive approach, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing consistently deliver maximum exposure for our clients and their interests.
Marjorie frequently shares her expertise with business owners around the country, lecturing in cities such as Atlanta, Austin and Washington, D.C. In 2006 Marjorie won Entrepreneur of the Year from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, Marjorie was named Savannah’s Community Star by the Savannah Morning News and in 2013 The Small Business of the Year.
Marjorie Young is also certified in Crisis Communications by the Public Relations Society of America.
She is the past president of SCORE, Small Business Chamber and the Small Business Council. Marjorie is a graduate of Leadership Southeast Georgia and Leadership Savannah. She currently sits on the SCORE Board, Hospice Savannah Board and is the current Chair for Dawn’s Daughter, a Leadership Academy for high school girls.
Marjorie is the co-author of Women in Suits. She holds frequent PR Bootcamps and a monthly online coaching webinars that empowers business owners and nonprofit organizations to take control of their PR, brand and message.
She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Journalism and minor in Fine art.
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia has garnered extensive experience in collaborative public relations, marketing, fundraising, social media optimization and community relations among a broad range of constituencies for a common goal. Working with over 3500 Alumni of Benedictine Military School and then the many American Red Cross donors within a geographical area of 25 counties in Georgia, she exceeded the respective organization’s annual appeal and campaign goals.
Cecilia provided strategic direction and major gift solicitation for the Veterans Council of Chatham County’s most successful campaign to date, the World War II Memorial.
Cecilia’s civic contributions include memberships and Board positions on the Rotary Club of Savannah, Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island, Senior Citizens Inc. and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire as well as volunteer efforts on behalf of Junior Achievement of Georgia, St. Vincent’s Academy, the Diocese of Savannah and local private schools. She is a proud alumnae of St. Vincent’s Academy and University of Georgia.
Cynthia Cradduck is the Junior Partner at Carriage Trade Public Relations, where she oversees business development, manages the Visibility Team, and coordinates reputation management strategies for clients, media relations and online SEO-PR. She also serves as the administrator of Leadership Southeast Georgia, a 501©3 regional leadership program designed to advance the economic and community development in the 10-county southeast Georgia region and effectively build a network of regional leadership across county lines.
Cynthia graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors in Communications focusing on Public Relations. She is one of six students to receive L.E.A.P. certification, which recognizes PR professionals who have gone through Leadership, Experience in Communication, Academics, and Professionalism training. Cynthia also received a certification from the Dale Carnegie LIVE online training program, Getting Results Without Authority. She is a graduate of the Savannah Speechcraft for Professional Women course sponsored by Toastmasters International.
Cynthia was recognized state-wide as a 40-Under-40 by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2018 and was named a Rising Star in Business by Savannah Magazine and Savannah Morning News in 2017. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Georgia Jaycees and is a past president of the Savannah Jaycees, which celebrated their 75th-anniversary last year. Additionally, she serves as a Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
Cynthia supports several nonprofit organizations in Savannah, including the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, and Savannah United in Prayer.
Skylar Lanier is a public relations specialist with Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, and Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc., where she coordinates communications, media and print collateral to build strong relationships between local businesses, nonprofits and the community.
She has returned to her hometown of Savannah, Ga., after completing a master’s degree in contemporary literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she was an editor for the FORUM Postgraduate Journal. Previously, Skylar graduated from the University of Georgia Honors Program with bachelor’s degrees in public relations and English and a minor in Spanish.
In addition to undergraduate internships with The Georgia Review and South Magazine, Skylar held leadership roles with the Thomas Lay After-School Program in which she was responsible for coordinating mentors, running a kid’s cooking club and raising awareness among UGA students to maintain a steady base of volunteers.
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