Claire Sakaoka, Vice President, Marketing and Branding

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Award-winning Corporate Communications & Marketing Leader who designs and implements integrated marketing and public relations campaigns that drive brand awareness and growth for both large and small organizations across diverse industries. Creative problem solver and out-of-the-box thinker, with deep expertise in cross-platform branding and social media strategy. As a consultant for Wiederhold & Associates since 2012, she coaches healthcare executives and C-suite leaders on how to use LinkedIn as a self-branding tool.

As owner of engage5w, an integrated marketing communications and public relations agency, Claire utilizes social media platforms to maximize effectiveness of both digital and traditional marketing tools for diverse clientele of corporations, small businesses, consulting firms, universities and non-profits. She provides array of services, including cross-platform branding, PR and advertising campaigns, website development, corporate training and creation of written marketing materials (newsletters, speeches and white papers, among others). Work spans multiple business sectors — from healthcare and finance to manufacturing, restaurants, social services and retail.