Colleen Turner

(617) 429-2217

Even as a child, I enjoyed telling and listening to a good story.  I always thought I was destined to be in front of the camera, but a college internship at Channel 5 helped me realize I prefer crafting news, not reading it.

I am a skilled communications professional with 20+ year’s experience in marketing, media and public relations. 

From CEOs to clowns – yes, I shilled for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey for way too many shows – I’ve worked with them all.  

Significant accomplishments include:  creation of BTC’s proprietary Preferred News Format (PNF) system to efficiently and successfully deliver consistent media messages to multiple community-based media outlets featuring local/hometown spokespeople; development of turnkey marketing and communications programs for Starwood Hotels, GMAC Real Estate and University of Phoenix, to name a few; grassroots community programs and events to work hand-in-hand with local nonprofits; and general media counseling and speech training for a wide variety of business professionals and sports personalities.

A few clients and projects of national impact include a grassroots campaign for Philips Lifeline (“I’ve fallen and can’t get up!”) that featured a series of stories in local weekly papers by the area representative on how to keep seniors safe and in their homes longer; community outreach for various galas and multi-day special events that centered on working with sports personalities and celebrities on behalf of Joslin Diabetes Center; the launch and/or repositioning of drugs for UCB, such as anti-anxiety and colonoscopy preparation meds.  More event promotion for the Faulkner, as well as its partner, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and many internal relations projects to help educate our state legislators on behalf of the Mass. Beer Distributors, Mass. Eye Surgeons and the Motion Picture Association of America.