Get To Know Marlena
I have a true passion for the art and science of communication and its business applications, and I love everything about a good story. 😍
Hi – I’m Marlena. I founded Ilya PR with nearly 20 years of experience as a communications professional, during which I’ve managed successful public relations and marketing initiatives for publicly traded and privately held businesses, startups and non-governmental organizations. My public relations career includes time in agency and corporate environments supporting consumer packaged goods brands, public health agencies, technology providers, entertainment venues and retailers.
My storytelling skills have resulted in media placements in trade media such as Nation’s Restaurant News, Data Center Knowledge.com and PR Week; national media including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and the Today show, and locally-based media outlets in cities across the country.
Previously, I served as vice president at an integrated communications firm where I helped create the social media practice in the early 2000s. Prior to that, I managed corporate communications at the national headquarters of the nation’s leading voluntary health agency. My public relations career began in San Diego, where I managed national and local public relations for well-known consumer brands including Dave & Buster’s, House of Blues and Sprint PCS.