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Former AV Technology editor Margot Douaihy joins PR firm Bees Buzz

Margot joins Bees Buzz having exited our US sister title last week after more than 17 years at the helm

Bees Buzz Public Relations – the communications and marketing agency who operate solely in the pro AV arena – have increased their presence in the US by adding Margot Douaihy to their team.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have secured the services of Margot,” commented Stuart Hillis, MD of Bees Buzz. “Bees Buzz has grown rapidly in the past three years and, with Margot on the team, we now have the best US presence we could wish for. She knows the US AV market from coast to coast and has superb industry connections. She’s also a wonderful, energetic writer with plenty of creative flare. For Bees Buzz, there is no better fit as we deliver publicity in US markets for our clients.”

Margot is the former content director for AV Technology Magazine in the United States, having also hosted and launched the live event series of AV/IT Leadership Summits in New York, Denver, San Diego, and Washington D.C. She will however remain a key member of the AV Technology team, continuing as editor-at-large.

With more than 17 years experience editing our sister title, she brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience of the US marketplace. AV Technology was the winner of Best Media Brand in the 2018 Jessie Neal Awards, and Margot was recently awarded the 2018 Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award for outstanding stewardship in publishing. 

She has keynoted and moderated industry events and has become a thought leader in AV over IP best practices and UX. Additionally, she has served as a judge for the Excellence in Technology Journalism Awards and she was named to Collaborate’s 2014 list of 40 Under 40: Young Innovators in Collaboration Intelligence and Technology.

Commenting on her appointment, Margot said: “Bees Buzz bring an energy and vibrancy to AV PR and I’m delighted to be joining the team. This is the perfect pivot for my next chapter; I am excited to tell important stories and craft exceptional content with Bees Buzz. I look forward to bringing my own in-depth knowledge and experience as they continue to grow – exciting times!”