McDaniel PR & Marketing was founded by Mandy (McDaniel) Williams, a public relations professional with experience in website design, SEO, social media, content marketing and event planning. Mandy enjoys working with a variety of clients and has worked clients in healthcare, small business, chamber of commerce, the arts, food-service, and real estate. McDaniel Public Relations is based in Homewood, AL.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Arts in Communication Management from UAB Graduate School. Mandy began her interest in the field of communications in high school, when she wrote for a small-town newspaper, covering various sporting activities and government-sector news. During college and graduate school, Mandy completed two internships in public relations and served as a graduate teaching assistant for two years.
After finishing graduate school at the top of her class, she obtained a position as PR & Marketing Director at Alabama Ballet, the state’s only professional ballet company, where she furthered her experience into the nonprofit sector. Next she moved on to VisionFirst Eye Center, a Birmingham-based optical/ophthalmic practice with multiple locations surrounding the Birmingham-metro area, as the company’s head of marketing. McDaniel Public Relations began as a part-time business, but blossomed into a full-time firm over time, representing dozens of clients from a myriad of business types.
Some of Williams favorite activities are trying new cuisines (check out her food blog), hiking the many beautiful trails of the South, and even performing in the occasional opera production with Opera Birmingham, a company she’s been involved with since 2008.