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Erika left life under the big top as a Cirque du Soleil PR rep to nerd out as an Account Director with B2B tech clients in the Big Easy. For as long as she can remember, Erika’s passion for PR stemmed from making B2B tech clients shine while they were in center ring.

Leveraging her circus of an account background, from working with Fortune 500 companies and innovative tech startups to lifestyle brands and entertainment accounts, she’s become a ring leader, and calls the shots, generating creative integrated communications campaigns to help clients safely land top-tier headlines as well as drive qualified sales leads through the magic of PR. She’s a magician when it comes to relationship building and storytelling and her magic acts have resulted in multiple top-tier national media placements ranging from The Wall Street Journal and USA Today to long-form bylines in industry trade publications such as IndustryWeek and ThinkAdvisor. Her high-flying client results and strategic account management helped her earn a top spot in PR News’ Rising Stars – 30 and Under Awards, and her work has been recognized several times by the American Marketing Association, PRSA and CES.

When she isn’t practicing her flying trapeze act or hanging out with the Army of Awesome troupe, Erika enjoys Mardi Gras-ing it up with lots of king cake, beads and beer, but jumps at the opportunity to visit her and ARPR’s beloved hometown, affectionately known as “the A” every chance she gets.

To follow along with Erika as she juggles account management with award-winning work, find her on Twitter @escholzvan.

Read Erika's Latest Posts

Measurement Matters: The Right Way to Prove the Value of PR

There’s always been a struggle for PR pros to accurately measure and prove PR’s value. My colleague recently outlined how agencies used to painstakingly equate…

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11 Influencers to Follow for the Latest Mobility Insights

It’s pretty much impossible to operate in the technology space and not have some sort of mobile tie-in, as mobility is fueling our digital age…

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VC, M&A and the Intersection of Tech PR

Each month the ARPR team dives into a specific subject matter at a lunch & learn (or beer & learn and biscuit & learn –…

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Top 3 CES Mobility Tech Trends that Will Inspire SMBs to Enterprises in 2018 and Beyond

Many people dread getting back into their typical work routine after enjoying a fun-filled holiday season – who wants to trade in New Year’s Eve…

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Top 3 Ways to Build Meaningful Connections With Your Target Audience

I recently had the opportunity to do a quick, 36-hour trip to New York City to attend a Storynomics seminar. While I got to enjoy…

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