Coyne Public Relations is proud to announce that two of its team members will be inducted into the 2020 class of Jersey’s Best Marketing and Communication Professionals Under 40, by the New Jersey Advertising Club.

The Jersey’s Best Awards honor professionals who impact their respective fields and company, exhibit qualities such as leadership, career progress, community involvement and achieving recognition from their peers, the public and their employers.

“As an agency, we are extremely proud to have two inductees in the 2020 class of Jersey’s Best,” said Tom Coyne, CEO. “I have worked directly with both of our inductees for years and am extremely proud to have witnessed their growth during that time. They each play a vital role within our firm and we’re lucky to have them.”

The agency’s 2020 inductees include:

  • Justin Hahn, Vice President, Creative Director: Justin brings together his creative eye and his business sense to make the Studio at Coyne PR a success. He brings leadership to a team of designers, developers and project managers providing creative services to clients who keep coming back for more. Justin brings not only a designer’s eye but a deep well of digital expertise to his clients’ business. He is insightful as to what clients need and then assures that his team consistently delivers excellent results. The team feels inspired and empowered to do their best work because Justin has created an environment of mutual trust and respect. The proof is in the award-winning work the team consistently produces. Clients that come to the agency for PR often expand their scope to creative and digital work after meeting Justin.
  • Shana Walther, Senior Director, Marketing & New Business: Shana has been with Coyne PR for nearly 12 years. She started as an intern when she was a student at Seton Hall and has evolved into a respected leader in the agency. As head of marketing and new business for the agency, she partners directly with the CEO to evaluate all new business opportunities. She collaborates with every team within the company on new business pitches making sure the agency has the greatest chance for success. In addition, Shana leads all marketing efforts for the agency, including the agency website, blog, social channels, advertising, agency PR, promotional materials and award show entries. She has the respect of everyone at the agency – from the interns to the executive leadership.

For each new class, the NJ Ad Club typically holds a dinner to honor the new members of Jersey’s Best. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this year’s dinner and ceremony has been postponed until 2021. The honorees will be celebrated in proper style at the Embassy Suites in Berkley Heights on April 29, 2021. For more information about this year’s inductees, please visit the NJ Ad Club website.


NJ Ad Club’s mission is to shine a light on all the great work being done by every discipline in the advertising community throughout New Jersey. What do they mean by advertising? they mean all disciplines within advertising agencies, PR, media (sales, buying and planning), branding, marketing departments, digital, social, designers, photographers, illustrators, writers, printing, publishing, etc…. as well as aspiring professionals.

Coyne PR is a public relations firm with expertise in PR, social and digital with more than 150 full-time professionals. As 2019 Creative Agency of the Year, Coyne delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking and activation capabilities to effectively convey messages across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 1,000 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being one of the Top 20 Independent PR Firms in the U.S. In addition to its offices in New York and New Jersey, the agency’s footprint spans across 115 cities, in 49 countries on six continents through its partnership in The Worldcom Public Relations Group®. With an average agency of record client tenure exceeding five years, Coyne has consistently delivered breakthrough creative, unmatched business results and exceptional client service for more than 25 years. The agency’s cornerstone and creative approach is rooted in its Results First process, where the agency always begins with the end in mind, ensuring clients are always where they want to be.