Think Out Loud Communication, LLC.’s founder, Vicki Stearn, is an adept communications generalist, whose wide-ranging interests enrich her creative approach to public relations and stakeholder engagement. She has the social media savvy of a digital native combined with knowledge of an experienced professional.
She offers extensive experience launching new products, building communications departments, and developing and implementing highly successful public relations initiatives in many arenas, including consumer high tech, consumer electronics, cable TV, satellite, radio, education, automotive, and environmental issues. One of her core competencies is bringing technical or complicated products to a consumer market.
Prior to Think Out Loud, Stearn was PR director at Sage Communications. Previously, director of corporate communications for iBiquity Digital, the developers of HD Radio™ technology for digital AM and FM broadcasting. She was part of the management team that launched the XM Satellite Radio brand and took the company public. Responsible for developing the communications and investor relations department, her team garnered extensive media coverage for a new technology, industry and consumer service.
Before joining XM, Stearn held several positions at Discovery Communications where she was responsible for designing and implementing public relations campaigns for the cable TV network’s new initiatives, including the pay-per-view service Your Choice TV, BBC America, Discovery Multimedia and Discovery Education.
Previously, she was Manager of Communications for Showtime Networks responsible for local-market publicity campaigns across the United States, including the award-winning Funniest Person in America talent search. Prior to Showtime, Stearn was the managing editor of Videography magazine, a national video production monthly and before that production assistant for Boston’s then ABC affiliate, WNAC-TV. Stearn holds a degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University, where she was news editor of The Daily Free Press.
The organizations Stearn has worked with include
- BBC America
- Boscobel Communications
- Children’s Leadership Council
- Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life
- Discovery Communication
- Green Strides
- Hendricks Investment Holdings/Gateway Canyons Resort
- Hitachi Data Systems Federal
- iBiquity Digital
- Interfaith Power and Light of Greater Washington
- Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
- Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth
- National Geographic Channel
- Sage Communications
- Showtime Networks
- Slowey McManus Communications
- Veterans Student Loan Relief Fund
- Videography Magazine