Two Veteran Account Leaders Named to Red Thread PR’s Leadership Team

Nicole Gainer & Meagan Sloan Promoted to Associate Vice President

August 1, 2022 (Philadelphia, PA) – Alongside Brownstein Group’s launch of Red Thread PR, an independent public relations specialty agency announced today, it also announces an expanded leadership team that includes veteran PR account leaders Nicole Gainer and Meagan Sloan.

A 15-year veteran of Brownstein Group, Laura Emanuel will also shift from Vice President to Managing Director to lead Red Thread PR as the agency seeks to further expand its growing, long-standing roster of clients across business and consumer sectors. Alongside Emanuel, the leadership team for Red Thread PR is rounded out by Nicole Gainer and Meagan Sloan, who – with a combined two-decade tenure with Brownstein Group – have been promoted to Associate Vice President.

Left to right: Meagan Sloan, Nicole Gainer

Under the leadership of Emanuel, Gainer and Sloan, Brownstein Group’s existing PR services and capabilities will expand within this newly-established specialty shop, bringing an integrated, multi-channel approach to connect brands with media, customers, communities and industries. Gainer and Sloan will direct strategic campaigns, advance new and organic growth opportunities, and continue to serve as relationship leaders to ensure client access to Brownstein Group’s integrated teams.

“Nicole and Meagan have been an indispensable part of Brownstein Group’s award-winning PR offering for the last decade, contributing to PR News’ recognition as a Small Firm of the Year runner-up in 2019. Now, their integrated marketing-communications experience and dedication to client success will help to power Red Thread PR’s services across paid, owned, earned and shared channels,” said Laura Emanuel, Managing Director of Red Thread PR. “We pride ourselves on creating brand longevity and Nicole and Meagan are critical to this mission as they bring expansive PR capabilities and the ability to connect deeply with our clients, the media, their customers and their communities.”

During her 10+ years at the agency, Gainer has focused on elevating clients’ overall agency experience, pushing the expectations of PR’s role, and identifying new ways to solve clients’ business challenges. She has conceptualized and led national and global campaigns for clients spanning many industries, including Xfinity Mobile, NJM Insurance Group, American Water, CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain North America. Her work has been recognized with industry accolades, including PRSA’s Silver and Bronze Anvils.

We’re about connection. Connecting our clients with their audiences, with the media, with influencers, their industries, and on. Any firm can promote, but we believe that authenticity will work hardest to build brand endurance, so we work endlessly to connect our clients’ authentic stories to mainstream conversations.

Nicole Gainer, AVP

Sloan leads the development and implementation of strategic public relations programs with a particular focus on corporate communications and the healthcare industry. During her nine-year tenure at Brownstein Group, she has partnered with brands like Humana, Lyft, TruGreen and Inspira Health on widely recognized work including global media relations strategies, crisis and issues management, and internal communications programs. She has been recognized by PR News and PR Daily for her standout work.

We’re all about connecting with our clients so deeply that they trust fall into us as their partner. They rely on us to help them get it together, keep it together, and succeed together.”

Meagan Sloan, AVP

About Brownstein Group

Brownstein Group is a network of independent marketing agencies based in Philadelphia, including Brownstein, Red Thread PR, Nucleus Digital and Studio215. With roots dating back to the Creative Revolution in 1964, our long-standing history as independent agencies has expanded across specialties including brand strategy, advertising, public relations, social media, and digital services. We build unstoppable brands by helping clients navigate the changing tides of culture and business with a focus on Brand Longevity™, and have worked with a range of companies including IKEA USA, Comcast Xfinity, DuPont™ Sorona®, TruGreen, The GIANT Company, ACI Worldwide, NJM Insurance Group, and Saint-Gobain North America.

About Red Thread PR

Red Thread PR is an independent public relations specialty agency based in Philadelphia. Bringing an integrated, multi-channel mindset to brands, Red Thread PR weaves meaningful stories across the PESO model, with expertise across corporate communications, media and influencer relations, partnerships, social media, internal communications, reputation management and social impact. We build unstoppable brands by helping clients navigate the changing tides of culture and business with a focus on Brand Longevity™, and have worked with a range of companies including Comcast Xfinity, DuPont™ Sorona®, TruGreen, ACI Worldwide, NJM Insurance Group, and Saint-Gobain North America. We are part of Brownstein Group’s network of agencies, alongside Brownstein, Nucleus Digital and Studio215.