Annette Densham and Lauren Clemett recently won 37 awards at the Stevie Awards in New York for the success of their PR and personal branding firm, The Audacious Agency. Altogether, the agency won 4 gold, 14 silver and 19 bronze awards for their clients across a range of industries.

Annette and Lauren, veterans of corporate advertising and journalism, went into business after deciding working for someone else was “not their cup of tea.” In 2010, Lauren created the personal branding agency Ultimate Business Propellor and in 2013, Annette founded Publicity Genie to help small businesses stand out in the media. The two women orbited around each other in the small business space for the past five years – crossing paths at networking events and online – but it wasn’t until Annette suggested to Lauren that she enter an award that they began taking it seriously. One silver Asia Pacific Stevie Award later, Lauren suggested to Annette that “there’s something in this!” The duo partnered to develop the Award Winning Accelerator program, holding events and webinars, helping people enter, win and leverage awards.

Two years ago, they attended the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York with a group of women, coming away with armfuls of awards for themselves and the businesses they helped. “It was interesting getting back through customs with all that metal,” Annette joked.

It wasn’t until early 2019 that the women brewed their brainstorm in a teacup and decided to join forces. And so, The Audacious Agency was conceived. The company offers the entire personal branding journey. The Audacious Agency is the ideal agency (multi award winning) for small and medium sized enterprises and entrepreneurs.

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