Testimonials

 

  • “Deanne understands our complex science, and translates it into releases that convey why it matters. We got great media coverage that raised awareness of our unique assays among investors and customers. We are very pleased with Planet!”

Dr. Shanmugavel Madasamy, CEO, Plaxgen

  • Deanne has a unique skill for understanding complex science, finding the story reporters will respond to, and achieving desired outcomes through thoughtful media coverage.”

Brian Gill, Vice President Global Corporate Communications at Celgene Corporation

  • “Planet Communications achieved our best media placement to date, period.”

Stephen Gendel, Managing Partner, Initiate PR

  • “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Deanne for her exquisite work garnering media attention about our novel Zika vaccine approach.  She is very interested in the basic science and such a pleasure to work with.  She made sure she understood the science behind our discoveries and then she turned them into something media wanted to follow.”

Dr. Natasa Strbo, Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Miami

  • “Deanne has served as an integral extension to our team, partnering with us to give voice and bring simplicity to otherwise complex, highly-technical messaging.  Her passion for her work and for her relationships is undeniable.  She dives into the science to drive meaningful results and raise awareness across key stakeholders, while managing realistic expectations and aligning with business objectives.

Jennifer L. Almond, Director, Investor Relations &
Corporate Communications, Heat Biologics

  • “Planet Communications has worked with us from our early pre-clinical days, through the filing of our first IND; and through movement from the bulletin board to the American Stock Exchange, to the NYSE Alternext where we now trade. Their steady work has us well-positioned with key industry reporters in both the business and trade press. Planet’s wealth of creative ideas, along with the contacts and perseverance to deliver on them, keeps our media profile high.”

Richard Garr, CEO and President, Neuralstem, Inc.

  • “Deanne goes deeply into the science in a way that helps differentiate our immunotherapy platforms to our key audiences and sets us apart.”

Jeff Wolf, CEO, Heat Biologics

  • “Deanne’s skill in telling the story of the complex biological mechanism involved in our vaccine development in layman’s terms were outstanding. Above all, I admire her enthusiasm for biomedical research, and her tremendous work to help scientific community to be recognized in the media! Thank you, Deanne!”

Dr. Natasa Strbo, Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Miami

  • “Early on in working with Deanne, I started connecting her with our scientists, allowing her the opportunity to hear directly from our experts about our platform technology. This did not faze her and only served to strengthen her ability to craft messages and serve as an ambassador for our company to the media.  I have come to value Deanne as part of my communications team and would highly recommend her.”

Jennifer L. Almond, Director, Investor Relations &
Corporate Communications, Heat Biologics

  • “Deanne has an exceptional ability to convey a company’s message in a way that attracts and holds the interest of business journalists. When you meet with them, its apparent that Deanne has credibility that’s enabled her to establish solid, long term relationships and continuing entrée with business reporters.”

Ken Cohen, former CEO, Synbiotics Corporation;
former CEO, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals

 

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