Don Tanner and Matt Friedman, co-founders of Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications, were inducted into the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Detroit Chapter’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Oakland University.
The Hall of Fame is the PRSA’s highest recognition bestowed, honoring recipients for their distinguished careers in public relations and their contributions to the field as well as within the Southeast Michigan community.
Tanner served as president of PRSA Detroit in 2016 and on a range of boards and committees throughout his tenure with that organization and others. He is also an author and a regular college guest lecturer on public relations and the communications industry. He resides in Bloomfield Township.
Friedman also had a successful career in broadcast journalism before moving into PR and becoming a trusted and recognized crisis communications strategist. He is an active leader in multiple community and charitable organizations. He lives in West Bloomfield.
Tanner Friedman is the only agency in the Detroit area led by two principals with both major-market media and agency experience. Founded in January 2007, the firm is guided by a set of values and a different approach to the profession that specializes in helping clients tell their stories through the development and implementation of innovative, targeted and multi-platform initiatives.