Heather Whaling is founder/president of Geben Communication. An avid Twitter user, Heather can trace the majority of Geben’s business back to relationships that began online. This ability to turn social networking into business outcomes illustrates Geben’s contemporary approach to traditional and digital PR.
After launching the company from her dining room, Heather’s fresh approach to best practices has helped Geben evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning PR firm. Geben was named the national media relations agency of the year (Ragan/PR Daily) and a top 10 agency for startups (Agency Post). Geben is also the top boutique agency in Columbus, according to Columbus CEO.
Heather is a sought-after speaker on topics relating to traditional and digital PR, as well as technology’s influence on business. Her work and industry perspective has been included in Mashable, Entrepreneur, Inc.com, BusinessWeek and Huffington Post. Additionally, Heather has been named a top PR/marketing pro to follow on Twitter by Convince & Convert, Cision, PR Newser, Onalytics and The Daily Muse.
Heather was selected as one of Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” and named one of Columbus’s top 10 entrepreneurs by The Metropreneur. She also serves on the boards of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and the Columbus chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Want to learn how Heather and the Geben Communication team can help your organization? Email Heather.