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  • June 7, 2016

publicis“I’ve known Sally since 2004.  She was a key member of the communications team at several Publicis Groupe brands while I was there:  Leo Burnett, Razorfish, MSLGROUP.  She is extremely talented with digital media and content, a unique natural at social.  In addition, her creativity is contagious, from strategy to excecution.  Finally, she’s a very gifted writer.  Most importantly, though, Sally’s a pleasure to work with, a collaborative team player with a clear focus on results. She’s very hard working and driven, knows how to get things done, and is able to bring everyone on board along with her.” — Robert Fridovich, former head of marketing communications at Publicis Groupe and now global communications director, Havas Media, Paris


nyse-logo-vector-free-300x300“Sally O’Dowd was a terrific partner leading up to Tremor Video’s IPO. She knew exactly what the story was and secured many interviews with press. A great writer, too. Moreover, Sally is a seasoned professional and knows that communications activities need to be in sync with all other corporate functions, especially when companies are planning to go public. In that respect, Sally is a keen business strategist, team player, strategic, goal-oriented and great on a deadline.” –Judy Shaw, corporate communications, New York Stock Exchange


Media-Post-Logo-248x300“Sally O’Dowd is one of the most insatiably curious and creative people I know. A proactive problem-solver and born optimist, she has the uncanny ability to understand what professionals need before they know themselves. A strategic communicator, she has all the talking points at the ready. She makes other people look good and feel confident. With a thorough understanding of the digital media and marketing ecosystem, she’s a prolific contributor and participant in social media. You want Sally on your team.” –Tobi Elkin, reporter, MediaPost


Screen-Shot-2015-10-30-at-2.52.45-PM-300x72“Sally O’Dowd is a top-notch marketer with a laser focus on identifying relevant opportunities and more importantly executing on achieving set goals for her clients and the projects she works on. She is a brand-building expert and has superior skills in content development, media strategy and building connectivity with your audience.” –Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, executive director, European-American Chamber of Commerce


Screen-Shot-2015-10-27-at-4.07.39-PM-300x95“…the most proactive, effective and strategic brand-building campaigns the judges had seen.” –Leo Burnett Executive Team/International Corporate Communications Competition (Part of Publicis Groupe)


Screen-Shot-2015-10-28-at-12.04.01-PM“What comes to mind when I think of Sally are sharp insights, entrepreneurial spirit, and overall go-getter. Sally’s one of the first people I’d call into a brainstorm for strategic insights and is able to think beyond PR into holistic marketing communications solutions. Fun to work with, to boot.”–David Labar, Communications Director, Accenture Interactive (colleague at Razorfish, part of Publicis Groupe)


newvisionlarge-300x120“I met Sally as she had decided to settle down in Paris;  we ended up taking part in various events under the Publicis umbrella and the Media Aces events that I organize. Sally has a strong background in corporate communications yet, unlike many other communications veterans, she has been able to jump on the social media management bandwagon with much ease and success. Her knowledge of social media is second to none, and she is an enthusiastic practitioner too, not just a talker, but a doer who knows how to make the rubber meet the road. The evidence of that is the fact that MSLGROUP’s corporate Facebook page has been ranked first among global PR networks by CommPRO.Biz, Marketwire and Sysomos.” —Yann Gourvennec, professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management and founder of Visionary Marketing in Paris


metrist-logo--300x98“Sally’s unending curiosity and contagious enthusiasm can be matched only by her limitless tenacity and problem solving skills. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Sally through her skill development in SEO, WordPress management and ad words. She is a quick learner and dedicated professional who would make an invaluable asset to any team.” —Kelly Mullins, search engine optimization (SEO) and content manager, Metrist Partners


Screen-Shot-2015-09-26-at-11.39.31-AM-233x300“Sally is a wonderful storyteller! Having worked in photography/publishing/media for over 10 years, I have worked with many editors to create their visions but none like Sally. She comes to the table with an abundance of ideas for creating a story through words, images, video and even music. I would highly recommend Sally for any communications role requiring a high level of creativity and an ability to tell a story.  Her narratives are simply beautiful. Sally is an incredible asset to all who know her, and there is no doubt that you will come to feel the same way.” –Michelle Zapata, Art Director, Producer and Photographer



DUFF“Creativity is Risky: Free Speech in a Charlie Hebdo World” was Sally’s baby from start to finish. She developed the concept and gathered an eclectic group of writers to contribute. I was honored to be one of them. She was also the driving force behind the layout and design, as well as the voice, that makes this remarkable publication stand out. Sally wasn’t looking to make money; she just knew it needed to be done. That took courage, resolve and loads of energy. And yes, Sally will bring all of those skills—and others—to any job she seeks. — Jim Ylisela, professor at Northwestern University’s  Medill School of Journalism, author, and head of Duff Media Partners, a communications and digital content consultancy


manu-pen-dagger--229x300“Sally O’Dowd interviewed me for her Creativity Is Risky e-magazine last year; Sally was very professional and nice to work with throughout the process and I found the result to be of very high quality. Sally struck me as being a talented writer and good reporter who cared deeply about the issue she was researching and working on. From my interaction with Sally and her past and recent work she seems genuinely committed to human rights and social progress globally, and someone who is dedicated and able to turn her vision and values into action and impact through her work. I think Sally would be a great addition and contribution to your team and projects.” —Emmanuel Letouzé (Manu), French cartoonist and founder of Data-Pop Alliance, the first think tank on big data and development in partnership with Harvard’s Humanitarian Initiative



Screen-Shot-2015-10-28-at-12.36.51-PM-300x150“I helped Sally edit and proofread her e-zine about Charlie Hebdo and free speech, and was incredibly impressed by her ability to both conceive and execute this project almost single-handedly. She researched, wrote, secured contributors, and wrangled all the pieces into place with great energy, determination and drive. While it was a passion project, she was collaborative and appreciated my editing suggestions and ideas. Sally would be an asset to any content creation team.” —Marian Berelowitz, Writer and Consumer Trends Analyst


william-shakespeare-twitter--150x150“Beautiful.” –Comment from the the William Shakespeare Twitter account, which has 103,000 followers, about  a poem I wrote and recorded for my mother; @Wwm_Shakespeare @sallyodowd