Margaret Blohm, APR
Margaret Blohm (formerly Knes) is a senior-level
public relations and marketing executive with a broad-based background in
the manufacturing and services industries. Margaret has more than 20 years
experience in corporate communications, strategic planning, issues management,
media relations, advertising and direct mail promotions.
Margaux & Associates
clients include small- and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations
and professional services, the automotive industry, technology and education.
Prior to launching Margaux & Associates, Margaret
was Corporate Communications Manager for Dearborn Federal Credit Union (DFCU),
Michiganís largest credit union.
Before joining DFCU, Margaret worked as Corporate
Communications Manager for Tokico (USA) Inc., a Japanese supplier of automotive
components and industrial painting robots.
As a result of Margaretís
experience in corporate communications management, she understands the need
to involve employees
and other key stakeholders in the communications process. She also understands
the value of using outside public relations counsel.
As an accredited member (APR) of the Public Relations
Society of America (PRSA), Margaret holds a Master of Arts in Public Relations
from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts in German language and
literature from Hendrix College.
Because of Margaretís extensive
travels and language studies, she has a keen insight into cross-cultural
is an asset to clients who conduct business internationally.
She is a member of PRSA-Detroit and currently serves
chairperson of the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce. Other affiliations include
the Cross-Cultural Leadership Forum, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce,
the German-American Chamber of Commerce Michigan Chapter, International Public
Relations Association (IPRA), Women in International Trade and the Dearborn
Margaret holds numerous awards
for annual reports and public relations programming. Most recently, Margaux & Associates
received an Award of Excellence in the 2003 Renaissance Awards competition
sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC),