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Susan Magrino Dunning

Chairman and CEO

Susan Magrino Agency

New York, US

Susan Magrino Dunning
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Susan Magrino Dunning’s Biography

Susan Magrino Dunning is the CEO and President of Magrino PR, which she founded in 1992. Susan is widely known as a leader in public relations, with expertise in branding and marketing developed throughout her distinguished career.

Magrino PR is one of the premier full-service public relations, marketing and communications firms in the industry. The firm was recently named as one of America's Best PR Agencies in their 2021 list, and has been honored as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful PR Firms by Observer six years in a row. Magrino PR has a focus in both media relations and social media/influencer marketing, in addition to its lifestyle divisions that include consumer goods, travel, real estate, food, wine & spirits and special events.

Over the course of her career, Susan has been instrumental in building and publicizing some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including: Martha Stewart, William Grant & Sons, Moët Hennessy, the Smithsonian Institution, the Hearst Corporation, Baccarat, Christie’s International Real Estate, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, William Grant & Sons, Coach, Alain Ducasse, and The Plaza Hotel, among many others.

Susan currently serves on the advisory board of the Glass House, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has also previously served on numerous boards, including Literacy Partners and Manitoga: The Russel Wright Design Center, and is active in supporting charities benefiting food, design, and culture.

She earned a BA from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She continues to support her alma mater through a scholarship she established and in alumni events.

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Wine Industry Advisor
Treasury Wine Estates Names Magrino PR as US Agency of Record for Historic Napa Valley Properties

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), headquartered in Australia and one of the world’s largest wine companies, has named award-winning public relations agency Magrino PR as its agency of record. Carl Evans, SVP of Marketing at TWE, says, "We are excited to partner with an agency as respected as Magrino to share their individual legacies in a deeper way through creative, targeted activations and strategic media relations.” 

Bedford & New Canaan Magazine
Classically Influential

In this feature for Bedford & New Canaan Magazine, Susan Magrino Dunning discusses her early career at Crown Publishing, the major influences on her life and career, and how she founded and grew Magrino PR, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022.

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Susan Magrino Dunning’s Background

Susan Magrino Agency
Chairman and CEO
May 1992 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Susan Magrino Agency is an award-winning, preeminent lifestyle public relations agency with over 20 years of experience and success. The agency specializes in public relations, marketing, and communications for the world’s most revered brands in travel, food, wine & spirits, and consumer goods.
Penguin Random House
Public Relations
Jan 1983 - Apr 1992
New York, NY, USA
Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher. Worldwide, the company is comprised of the adult and children’s fiction and non fiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa.

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Media

Classically Influential
Feature
Jun 2021
Bedford, NY, USA
In this feature for Bedford & New Canaan Magazine, Susan Magrino Dunning discusses her early career at Crown Publishing, the major influences on her life and career, and how she founded and grew Magrino PR, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022.
Yahoo Finance: The First Trade
Interview
Jul 2020
New York, NY, USA
Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi speak to Susan Magrino, Magrino PR Chairman and CEO, and Allyn Magrino, Magrino PR President and Chief Revenue Officer, about how they are working with clients like Martha Stewart, Christie’s International Real Estate and Drew Barrymore’s Flower Brand to navigate new methods and strategies to conduct business amid COVID-19 and much more.
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Publications

PRNet
Contributing Writer
Apr 2020
New York, NY, USA
Susan contributed a section on navigating her business though the current climate brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related lockdowns. She discussed different approaches to managing and corresponding with clients and leading a team.

Awards & Endorsements

America's Best PR Agencies
Honoree
Oct 2020
New York, NY, USA
Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista for its inaugural ranking of America’s Best PR Agencies. Statista surveyed more than 12,700 experts and 20,500 customers who nominated more than 5,000 firms. Of the honor, Susan Magrino Dunning, said '“Despite the pandemic ... Magrino has been able to navigate through it and we can proudly say we’ve added 25 new clients since March.

Press Releases

Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Names Magrino PR as US Public Relations Agency of Record
Mar 2021
Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, a prestigious and historic Bordeaux classification and family of châteaux, announces today that it has named award-winning public relations agency Magrino PR as its agency of record to spearhead media relations and category strategy for the US market.
Magrino announces representation of three new travel clients
Mar 2021
Magrino announced it is the agency of record for The Ray Hotel Delray Beach, The Gwen Chicago and Applewood Manor. Magrino will provide creative programming and brand awareness development in the U.S. market through integrated public relations strategies and marketing campaigns.
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Susan Magrino Dunning’s Education

Skidmore College
BA | English, Studio Art

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