GREENVILLE, S.C. — Matt Lochel will serve as Director of Media and Content Strategies at Greenville-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR). Lochel will have a key role in brand and message development across JDPR’s diverse account lineup. His duties include shaping media relations strategic planning, crafting brand strategy, spearheading content marketing initiatives and developing dynamic campaigns that engage target audiences.

Lochel will split time between JDPR’s Greenville and Charlotte locations, supporting new business initiatives throughout North Carolina.

“With a keen sense of business analytics, Matt has a gift for identifying our clients’ core advantages in the marketplace and crafting succinct language to capture these key factors for targeted publics,” commented Jeff Dezen, president at JDPR. “He complements these talents with his phenomenal go-to-market media strategies. Our clients truly appreciate the leadership that Matt brings to the table,” Dezen emphasized.

Lochel, who was appointed to JDPR’s senior leadership team in November 2014, originally joined JDPR in March 2013. Prior to his work at JDPR, he spent half a decade as a network news producer on the international desk at NBC News, which included an assignment within the network’s Beijing bureau. He has also held roles as a communication and marketing executive in the finance and non-profit industries. He is a 2005 graduate of Winthrop University.

JDPR, founded in 1991, provides its clients with best-in-class strategic marketing communication services underpinned by deliberate business analysis to include national and regional media relations, SEO services, memorable social media campaigns that drive engagement, crisis communication planning and creative idea generation aimed at advancing clients’ business objectives.


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