Russ DeVeau is a communications specialist and writer specialized in helping organizations meet strategic marketing, public relations and visibility objectives.
He has focused extensively on the technology and telecommunications sectors and has been at the forefront of positioning many of the most influential Internet, e-business and mobile initiatives.
For the past decade, DeVeau has managed strategic communications for organizations in the digital identity management and security and privacy markets, as well as high-visibility campaigns and proactive programs for positioning some of the technologies and organizations that are helping to drive digital transformation and the Industry 4.0 revolution.
Having been based in London, Paris and New York, DeVeau has worked with some of the most well-known brands in the world including Alcatel, American Express, AOL, AT&T, BMW, General Motors, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, NTT, Oracle, RSA and SAP.
He has provided strategic and hands-on tactical communications services in support of numerous technology industry ‘firsts’ and has partnered with senior executives, developer communities and marketing teams worldwide to position and launch new business initiatives and a wide range of innovative products and services.
As an acclaimed market researcher and strategist, DeVeau has helped organizations of all sizes implement proactive media and industry analyst relations programs in support of corporate branding initiatives, crisis communications and merger and acquisition activities.
He is a recognized leader in helping organizations understand the value social media can deliver to today’s communications initiatives and has created and launched campaigns that blend traditional public relations programs with new media strategies and tactics to meet a variety of communications and visibility objectives.
DeVeau has presented to audiences around the world on best practices for successful industry analyst, media and social media relations, authored two books on the subject of fiber optic illumination and regularly writes blogs, byline articles, executive reports, newsletters and strategic positioning papers.
He has served on numerous educational boards and committees and has a BA in communications and marketing from Central Connecticut State University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City.