Tara McDonagh

Media Relations Associate.


Twenty years’ experience planning and executing communications strategies to support companies’ business goals

Tara has assisted companies with public relations, messaging, internal communications, crisis communications, and content creation. Tara’s market knowledge includes: RFID, security, software streaming technologies, marketing technologies, and health care. She is passionate about helping companies of all sizes advance their businessgoals through effective communications strategy and execution.

Prior to joining Red Javelin, Tara held corporate communications positions at Ahold Delhaize, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Monster.com. In her corporate roles, she served as director of public relations, public affairs, internal communications and crisis communications. Tara also spent ten years at various tech publicrelations agencies where she has an eye for spotting an opportunity to place a client in a timely story, finding the nugget of news in a volume of information, simplifying complexstories, and advising clients with effective counsel.

Tara received a B.A. in Communication Studies, with a minor in Marketing from Canisius College where she graduated magna cum laude. She currently lives in Braintree, Mass. with her husband and young daughter.

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“I love applying my skills in strategic communications to help clients advance their business goals. Whether the goal is to create visibility with the right audience to support sales, to prevent a crisis, or to help a company grow in a new market, there is a communication strategy for any business goal. I enjoy partnering with clients to create communication strategies to support their goals, then seeing them through with strong execution and results that make a difference.”

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