Diane Lacey, PR Consultant
Diane Lacey, Public Relations Consultant with more than 40 years’ experience, serves a wide range of clients, from non-profit to retail home furnishings and fashion, to education, food, health and medical clientele.
Diane’s expertise encompasses creative concepts, copy, campaigns and trade/convention displays, as well as the introduction of new products, services, and marketing strategies. Her association with EJM Public Relations and ImPRessions has produced major media placements for several non-profit organizations including The Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, The Marfan Foundation, Parents Against Polio Vaccine, among many others.
She has publicized back to school stationery products from Faber-Castell Corporation, Fostoria Glass Company, (the oldest and largest manufacturer of crystal in America), Pickard China, Hilo Steiner Lamps (manufacturer and retailer), Stanley Tools’ Essentials tool kit for women, Littman Jewelers (engagement/wedding rings), Sealy mattresses and Samsonite luggage, among others.
The former contributing editor for Marketing & Media Decisions, Executive Jeweler, Giftware News and Woman’s World Magazine, Diane is also a former associate home furnishings editor with Glamour Magazine. She additionally served as assistant publicity manager for the former Gimbels department store in New York where she selected and coordinated ready-to wear and home furnishings for publicity photography, wrote product/feature releases; arranged press previews and interviews, and assisted in planning and executing in-store promotions and special events.
Diane has produced major national broadcast and print media placements in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio, among others.
Following her positions with the consumer publications noted, and prior to becoming a public relations, marketing and advertising consultant, Diane was a senior account executive with a New York City public relations and advertising firm, overseeing a range of consumer accounts. Prior to her publicity role at Gimbels, she was film librarian for Walter Cronkite’s Emmy Award-winning series, The Twentieth Century.
Diane attended New Jersey’s Kean College and Seton Hall University.