Greg Dawson – Founder
AppMotionPR is the brainchild of Greg Dawson, a public relations professional who has ideated, planned and executed PR and social media strategies for a variety of apps (gaming and non-gaming) that have hit the top spots (several #1) on the App Store. More importantly, he’s created a widespread brand awareness for each of these companies, their executives and their apps. It’s basically the trifecta of PR. Some of the apps Dawson has strategized for, include Major Magnet, Jammit, Smash Cops Heat, Rhythm Racer II, Kung Fu Panda 2 storybook and digital comics for Pocket God, Cut the Rope, Squids, Temple Run and Fruit Ninja, etc.
Historically, Dawson has strategized for world leading brands (Red Bull, GM, LG Electronics, Home Depot, MARS) at top global agencies Weber Shandwick, Ogilvy PR and Bender Helper Impact. Wanting to combine his passion and experience in technology, Dawson started AMPR to focus on mobile apps and consumer tech.
Here are a few of his current and past clients:
Dawson specializes in mobile apps, consumer tech, digital publishing platforms and video game titles. Additional clients have included: Bender/Helper Impact (Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Image Metrics, Direct2Drive, Sony Creative Software, Konami, EA, Majesco); AvatarLabs (Rhythm Racer 2, Poo Log, Mad Men); TCC Adventures; AZOMOB (Dude App); Gboard.com.
Previously, Dawson’s agency roles at Weber Shandwick and Ogilvy PR provided him invaluable experience with PR campaigns for clients such as LG Electronics, Red Bull, Electronic Arts, MARS Snackfoods, Ace Hardware, GM and Kia Motors America.
Dan Kurash – Media Relations
Dan Kurash joins AMPR on the Media Relations team serving many of the agency’s mobile, tech and gaming brands. Prior, Kurash began his PR career at Weber Shandwick, a global Public Relations firm, where he strategized for brands such as Kraft Foods, MARS Chocolate, N.A. and Campbell Soup Company for product launches, CSR and brand building. He has also supported a mix of other brands including Valspar, Green Building Initiative, United States Mint and Anheuser-Busch, among others.
Kurash specializes in delivering ROI via media placements, nurturing media relationships, crafting press materials and executing traditional and social PR tactics.
Kurash received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having worked as a reporter for The Daily Illini and a small daily in Alliance, Neb. called the Alliance Times-Herald prior to beginning his PR career. In his spare time, he is a songwriter, dabbles in cycling and basketball, and enjoys informing anyone he can of an important fact: No one should put ketchup on a hot dog.