Rosemary Ostmann founded Rose Communications Inc. in June of 2003 and began partnering with CDP. With more than a decade of experience, she has directed communications initiatives for several leading brands, including Microsoft, Tommy Hilfiger, Sony Electronics, Weight Watchers International, Procter & Gamble and United Airlines. Her current clients include the National Association of Realtors®, TMC Communications, EMM Group, the University of the Arts, Vulcan-Hart, among others.
Prior to going out on her own, she served as a senior vice president at Euro RSCG Middleberg. There she led the agency's consumer and technology divisions. In addition to the companies listed above, her clients included IBM, Inmarsat, Consumer Reports, Better Homes & Gardens, LasVegas.com, EarthShell, Cointreau, and Weight Watchers, among others. On behalf of the clients in her group, Rosemary handled media relations, corporate communications, crisis management, internal communications and new product and service launches.
Rosemary also directed communications efforts during the acquisition of Web conferencing firm PlaceWare by Microsoft. She and her team handled everything from messaging and executive training to media and analyst relations on the day of the announcement. After the intention to acquire was announced, she handled media relations throughout the HSR review process as well as at its completion. The latter included the introduction of the service into the Microsoft family as Microsoft Office Live Meeting, a PlaceWare service.
Prior to joining Middleberg Euro RSCG, Rosemary was vice president/PR team leader for Carton Donofrio Partners, where she worked for five years. At Carton Donofrio, she oversaw the firm's 10-person public relations division, which included clients in the technology, financial services, public service and consumer categories. She's now come full circle bringing her expertise to our shared clients. A Washington, D.C.-area native, Rosemary started her career as an advertising copywriter for Woodies/Wanamakers department stores. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's College of Journalism.