|Leading Edge specializes in PR Marketing for hotels, travel/tourism and motorsport. |
Senior partner, Stephanie Seacord, brings 25 years of industry experience to serving clients including the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development, Ocean Properties Ltd., Wentworth By the Sea Hotel & Spa, Carey International, Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum and other hotels, attractions, destinations and travel companies.
Leading Edge began offering independent PR marketing services in 1992, serving hotel, lodging technology and tourism clients as well as select motorsports teams and product manufacturers. Company principal Stephanie Seacord began her career in Public Relations with Ingalls Associates in Boston, serving such clients as T.J.Maxx, Newworld Bank, Hermans Survivors Boots, The Talbots, Acorn Structures and Zayre Corp. From 1985-92 she was director, corporate communications for Omni Hotels/North America in Hampton NH and director of the Omni Select Guest (frequent traveler) program.
She is the author of the book, Public Relations Marketing: Making a Splash Without Much Cash, a contributor to such trade publications as Lodging Hospitality, Lodging and American Demographics and is an occasional lecturer at the BU School of Hospitality Administration.
Motorsport marketing principal, Richard Strout, is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers Guest Lectureship program and a presenter at the bi-annual SAE Motorsports Engineering Conference.