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Innovation sees beyond what is possible and raises the bar.

This is the ethos our clients operate by, and they trust us to tell their story because we operate by it too. NextTech Communications is a women-led, full-service marketing and communications agency that doesn’t let convention define us.

What you’re doing may not neatly fit into a single industry practice. Neither do we. Whether you’re a startup or a tech titan, a developer or a financial services company leveraging tech in a creative way, NextTech Communications has the flexibility to fit your needs, and the insight to help you not just get ahead of what’s next but lead the way.

We’ve assembled a team of experts across an array of sectors and disciplines who are excited to jump in and help you with everything from media relations to digital marketing. You change the world. We’ll let it know.

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Janine Savarese brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations and marketing. With a focus on storytelling, Janine has developed communications strategies for major companies and brands across industries. She advises on programs that range from thought leadership initiatives to crisis communications and product launches. She consistently delivers strategic results for her clients due to the deep relationships she has built with top-tier media and industry influencers over the years.

Prior to launching her own consultancy - which was later launched as NextTech Communications as part of The Bliss Group - Janine served as the executive managing director of public affairs for New York University's Stern School of Business, where she oversaw communications programs for faculty and centers, with a focus on increasing external visibility through earned media coverage, events and social media. As one of the lead communicators for the school, Janine spearheaded public relations campaigns that covered the economy, entrepreneurship, finance, fintech, leadership, marketing, management, workplace diversity and sustainable business.

A technology specialist, Janine previously ran programs for companies including AT&T, Sprint, XO Communications, Akamai, Symbol Technologies, edX, Mphasis, The Cyber Readiness Institute, Infobip, and Digium (acquired by Sangoma). She also led campaigns for large brands including Bank of America, Ameriprise, McGraw-Hill, S&P Global, Nasdaq, Tupperware and Sprint.

Janine is based in New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies and Communications from Fordham University.

Janine Savarese
Erin Harrison

Erin Harrison is a senior vice president at NextTech Communications. With two decades of media experience, Erin has deep domain expertise within legal services and B2B technology, helping firms establish a solid market presence and differentiate themselves through novel strategies and tactics. With a digital-first mindset, she is a passionate storyteller who works collaboratively to build mindshare and elevate brand awareness through integrated marketing strategies, including earned, social, and owned (PESO) media.

Previously, Erin worked with legal tech and B2B tech companies as a managing director at both Plat4orm PR based on the West Coast, and Baretz+Brunelle, a strategic communications firm in New York City. As an accomplished business journalist, Erin was at the helm of two of the legal industry’s most prominent publications as editor-in-chief of ALM’s Legaltech News and InsideCounsel. Named among the Folio’s Top Women in Media, Erin was recognized as a “Director-Level Doer” for her collaborative approach to building new digital media products and work on the relaunch of ALM’s global newsroom. She has been a frequent moderator at major industry conferences including Legalweek, Women, Influence and Power in the Law (WIPL) and ILTACON.

Erin is based in New York and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Sacred Heart University.

Erin Harrison
Senior Vice President