SOURCE: Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.

Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.

February 15, 2016 08:00 ET

Beyond Fifteen Communications Adds Two New Hires to Growing PR Team

Additional Staff Hired to Support Leading Public Relations and Social Media Firm

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2016) - Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc., ranked as one of the "Fastest Growing Public Relations Firms" by the Orange County Business Journal, four years consecutively, certainly hit its stride in 2015. Six new hires in the last six months, and an office expansion just this fall (its second in two years), signifies the impressive growth of the firm, now known locally and nationally for combining the range and capabilities of a large agency with the personal accessibility and devoted commitment of a boutique firm. Most recently, Beyond Fifteen has taken on two new staffers -- Ashlee McCowin and Megan Van Buskirk -- hired to assist in executing PR campaigns for the agency's swiftly increasing list of impressive clients.

Since launching in 2009, Beyond Fifteen's co-founders, Leslie Licano and Lauren Ellermeyer, have been dedicated to fostering an intimate and innovative model of PR and marketing, aimed at taking their clients -- B2B and B2C brands -- well beyond the coveted 15 minutes of fame. With a growing roster that includes Toyo Tires, NVISION Eye Centers, Logomark and Teles Properties, Beyond Fifteen continues to shine in the local Orange County market and develop relationships with brands on the national level.

With a bachelor's degree in communications studies from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), Van Buskirk gained much of her experience handling PR for the popular beach-ware outfit, San Lorenzo Bikinis -- effectively supporting the company's outreach in both the fashion and lifestyle industries. At Beyond Fifteen, Van Buskirk's core responsibilities include client support, media outreach, competitive landscape analysis, reporting and media listening, monitoring and tracking.

McCowin -- who also graduated from CSUF with a bachelor's degree in communications -- comes to Beyond Fifteen after gaining exceptional experience at a local marketing firm, building media lists, designing agency-wide newsletters about current trends, pitching collaboration opportunities to the media, and assisting with event logistics. At Beyond Fifteen, McCowin will tackle a number of different projects for clients by utilizing her skills in research, writing, communications and social media.

"We are thrilled to welcome Megan and Ashlee," commented Beyond Fifteen co-founder, Leslie Licano. "Both have impressive skill-sets in communications and marketing, and we look forward to bringing their unique talents to our collective of dedicated professionals." There will certainly be no shortage of projects coming up for Beyond Fifteen's team, which has managed to sharply focus on multiple industries, ranging from technology and luxury brands to consumer goods, technical services, medical device, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, beauty and entertainment.

The brand's steady, six-year evolution into a true industry linchpin -- with specialty areas in social networking, blogging campaigns, media relations and brand building -- shows no signs of slowing in 2016.

ABOUT BEYOND FIFTEEN COMMUNICATIONS: Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc., a Newport Beach, Calif-based firm launched in 2009, is a progressive, full-service public relations, digital marketing and social media agency dedicated to providing powerful, goal-driven communications solutions that exceed clients' expectations and deliver far more than 15 minutes of fame. Beyond Fifteen combines the talent, capability and reach of a big agency with the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm. By eliminating the bureaucracy and inefficiency associated with a mega-agency, Beyond Fifteen is able to remain laser-focused on achieving measurable results for its clients. For more information, visit

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