The PRIME Factory Welcomes New Partner → Stephanie A. Smith, Ph.D. @prime_factory

The PRIME Factory Welcomes New Partner → Stephanie A. Smith, Ph.D. @prime_factory

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 20, 2018 – Stephanie A. Smith, Ph.D. has joined The PRIME Factory as a partner. She is now the third partner for the agency, along with Justin Ashwell and Ron Poff. She will be focused on using public relations strategies and tactics to enhance client campaigns.Prime Factory

Smith is the first partner to be added since the inception of the agency in 2015. She is also an Assistant Professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Communication where she teaches courses in public relations. Her extensive experience in public relations and marketing make her a natural fit for joining The PRIME Factory and its ever-growing clientele.

“Stephanie is an experienced writer and storyteller. We are excited to have her expertise on our team and know that our clients will agree” Ashwell said.

Smith received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from DePaul University in Chicago and her Master of Science from Northwestern’s School of Communication in Evanston, Illinois. She was granted her Doctor of Philosophy in Communication from The University of Arizona in 2015. In addition to her academic credentials, she has worked for West Corporation and the Chicago Blackhawks, among other nonprofits and agencies.

The PRIME Factory is a fast-growing public relations and digital marketing firm that specializes in the integration of digital marketing and public relations tactics to render higher ROIs and increased brand awareness. Founded in 2015, the company has evolved to specialize in the nonprofit, real estate, retail and fashion, and manufacturing industries. More information can be found at


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