At PenVine, our people are our greatest assets and our relationships, our lifeblood. We’re a team of seasoned public relations and social strategists, each bringing more than 19 years of experience, that employ a consultative approach with everything we do. Delivering global reach with a personal touch, our people are responsive and dedicated to our clients and their business.
PenVine’s work ethic brings us to your offices each week, mandates regular global video Skype calls, enables us to respond to quick-turnarounds on-the-minute and over the weekend. We are always on so you can sleep better at night.
Chief Talker, Jennifer Schenberg
Jennifer Schenberg is a renowned Corporate and Executive Communications Strategist with deep expertise building strong brands, shareholder value and integrated communications programs that drive visibility and results for companies dedicated to the telecommunications and technology sectors. She’s been highlighted in Forbes Woman, Mobile Marketer, ABC’s 20/20, USA Today, Crain’s NY and the Philadelphia Business Journal.
As Chief Talker at PenVine, Schenberg is responsible for defining vision and value, cultivating strategic relationships with stakeholders and influencers and developing market strategies that fuel growth and significant visibility for clients. Over the years, Schenberg has provided advisory services for many companies, including Accenture, PriceWaterhouse Coopers Consulting, Cablevision, Sirius Satellite Radio, Alliance Data Systems, Fandango and others.
Prior to founding PenVine, Schenberg served as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for ORCOM, where she successfully re-branded the 27-year old company, defining its outsourcing business model and building a solid marketing and communications foundation to address competitive threats and increase market momentum. The company was ultimately acquired by Alliance Data Systems (NYSE: ADS). Schenberg served in a variety of agency and corporate PR and marketing roles, most notably as Vice President of Public Relations for FitzGerald Communications, a global technology communications firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from William Paterson University.
Senior Vice President, Ilona Mohacsi
Ilona Mohacsi has more than 20 years of corporate experience in global media and industry analyst relations. She has been instrumental in developing strategic international campaigns for companies including On-Line Software, Computer Associates, Inc. and Motorola Enterprise Mobility Business, formerly Symbol Technologies, Inc.
As Senior Vice President of Media & Industry Analyst Relations (IAR) at PenVine, Mohacsi directs compelling PR and IAR programs for its telecom and technology practices, and drives and manages daily execution with key influencers.
Previously, Mohacsi worked at At Computer Associates, Inc., launching the company’s flagship solution, Unicenter Systems and Network Management. She also developed a highly effective international PR outreach team leveraging the research work of Computer Associates’ round-the-clock network of Threat Management response centers to secure relevant, immediate and global coverage. At Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility business, Mohacsi worked with key industry analyst influencers in the wireless, mobile and RFID community. With her support, Motorola Enterprise Mobility successfully introduced a new genre of handheld devices – the Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA). Earlier, Mohacsi held an editorial position at GE Astro supporting the Satellite Division’s scientific publications. Mohacsi is a graduate of St. John’s University with a B.S. degree in communications. She studied British Communication Arts at the Royal Holloway College in Surrey, England.
Senior Vice President, Melanie Berger
Melanie Berger is a 19-year PR veteran with extensive expertise across technology, consumer goods, lifestyle, healthcare, pharmaceutical and travel & hospitality. Leading PR efforts for brands like Starbucks, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson’s K-Y portfolio, American Eagle Outfitters, GlaxoSmithKline’s Nicoderm, Claritin, Lipitor, Sirius Satellite Radio and Sabre’s Get There, Berger built a mountain of success stories — delivering the right positioning with the right messages at the right time.
At PenVine, Berger drives and manages media relations programs that inspire journalists to write, analysts to report and bloggers to talk. Managing both start-up and established technology and mobile brand campaigns, Berger appreciates the joys of disruption, growth and innovation she shares with her clients.
Previously, at The Zimmerman Agency, Berger served as Vice President, managing campaigns including The State of Florida’s Anti-Smoking Campaign, Florida PrePaid Tuition Plans, The Laser Spine Institute, The Nickelodeon Hotel, Almond Resorts, Florida’s Space Coast, The Westin Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Shores Resort & Spa and The Ritz Carlton.
As Vice President at EuroRSCG Magnet, Berger oversaw consumer healthcare and lifestyle PR campaigns for Johnson & Johnson’s K-Y portfolio, American Eagle Outfitters, L’Oreal’s Vichy and Dermablend brands.
Berger also held leadership positions at Edelman, Stanton Crenshaw and FitzGerald Communications. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Communication from Florida State University.