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Leland Drummond

Co-Founder at AZIONE

May 2010 — Present

Industry leader in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, wellness, technology CPG and Venture Capital.

About Me

Leland Drummond has spent the last 11 years since co-founding AZIONE building long lasting connections between brands, media, tastemakers, and global audiences. An avid student of culture with a strategic mind, Drummond intuitively steers clients ahead of the curve to the heart of the zeitgeist. Drummond co-founded celebrated agency AZIONE with partner Michele Thomas in 2010. The company immersed itself in everything from fashion to beauty, lifestyle to wellness, and technology to CPG and Venture Capital, quietly becoming an industry leader by taking a creative agency approach to communications. Today, the firm has offices in NY, LA, San Francisco and Orange County and employs a team of dynamic, and diverse talents.

About the Agency:

AZIONE was born in 2010 with the vision of being much more than a PR agency. We set out to inspire and empower each and every brand that we work with by building collaborative relationships founded on trust, creativity and high impact results.

With our unique and proactive approach, we grow emerging companies into household names and shift consumer perception for some today’s most widely recognized legacy brands, establishing them once again as disruptive, conversation leaders.

AZIONE prides itself on a decade of building some of the most relevant brands of today.

In 2021 AZIONE was named one of the Top Agencies in the country by Forbes Magazine.


Experience

Account Director at PMG

Jan 2007 — Jan 2010

Freelance Public Relations at Self Employed

Jan 2006 — Jan 2007

Corporate Communications/Strategy at Disney Consumer Products

Jan 2004 — Jan 2006


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