Alan Zagier joins Priority Marketing as senior PR strategist

Priority Marketing has hired seasoned journalist, storyteller and communications professional Alan Zagier as a senior public relations strategist to develop and execute strategic public relations plans that align with clients’ overall goals.
In this role, Zagier provides public relations counsel to clients and members of the firm, including crisis communications and media training. He develops key messages and talking points for clients in addition to drafting news releases, contributed articles, guest opinions, media advisories, blogs, awards submissions and other editorial content. Zagier also helps coordinate media tours, news conferences, grand openings and other media-focused events.
Priority Marketing’s portfolio of public relations services including copywriting, media pitching, communications strategy, speech development, crisis communications, media training, event promotion and more.
Prior to joining Priority Marketing, Zagier was vice president for Cooley Public Strategies, a public affairs and strategic communications firm in Nashville, Tennessee, with a focus on land use, health care and infrastructure. Previous roles include principal for Missouri-based Tightline Public Affairs, senior marketing and communications manager for Missouri University of Science and Technology and more than a decade as an Associated Press correspondent in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri. Zagier is also a former Marco Island bureau chief and senior writer for Naples Daily News.
Zagier earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, a Master of Business Administration degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland.
About Priority Marketing
Founded in 1992 by Teri Hansen, APR, Priority Marketing is Southwest Florida’s largest full-service marketing, advertising, public relations, website development and digital marketing agency. The firm, named by GrowFL as a Company to Watch, has grown to include more than 55 savvy creatives and mastermind strategists whose areas of expertise include brand development, public relations, graphic design, social media and email marketing, media planning, web solutions, event planning, video production, digital advertising and more. Priority Marketing serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including hospitality and tourism, retail, health care, senior living, construction, legal, financial, government, education, locally owned businesses and charitable organizations. Over 30+ years, Priority Marketing has earned thousands of local, state, national and international awards for its outstanding creative work while providing nearly $5 million in discounted and pro-bono services to local nonprofits. For more information, please call 239-267-2638 or visit
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