*Over 40 years of combined experience in children’s consumer products!
Our unique little nook in this great big world is right where commerce and creativity meet. Both PR and toys are fast-paced, ever-changing industries where only the most adaptive and innovative thrive. We live in that sweet spot where the two industries converge, and we use our expertise in both to be the best at what we do. Endlessly inspired by the brilliant and imaginative people we work with every day, we are passionate about bringing their products to the masses and doing whatever we can to exceed all expectations. The business of play is hard work, but there's no other business we’d rather be in!
Jen Derevensky Ren Beanie PR was founded in April 2009 by Jen (Bernstein) Derevensky, a toy PR specialist who had spent the previous six years marketing and promoting children’s products for companies such as Play Along / JAKKS Pacific, Toy Quest and FAO Schwarz. Jen grew up in South Florida, studied advertising and business at the University of Florida, then spent three years living in Los Angeles while planning events, shopping for celebrities and finding her way to the wonderful world of toys. Jen is a proud member of Women In Toys and was chosen as the 2013 Women In Toys Wonder Woman in PR/Social Media. She can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenbernsteinderevensky
Anne-Marie Grill Anne-Marie Grill became a partner at Ren Beanie in 2015. She brings over 20+ years of experience leading global communications (internal and external), investor relations, corporate social responsibility, and consumer brand awareness strategy for children’s products and youth lifestyle brands. Anne-Marie is passionate about crafting innovative, full-scale public relations and social media marketing campaigns and have worked with powerhouse brands including Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Nickelodeon and many more. Anne-Marie has served as a media spokesperson and liaison with key stakeholders and constituents, from the media and investors, to trade and charitable organizations. She was chosen as the 2011 Women In Toys Wonder Woman To Watch. Shecan be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anne-marie-grill/4/648/351
Lindsay Edwards Lindsay Edwards joined Ren Beanie PR in 2011. Being raised by a preschool teacher, Lindsay spent years helping out in classrooms and working with students, and later as a teen she started her first “real” job at a school. Being directly involved with children helped give her the ability to recognize and understand the inner workings of children’s minds and how toys can help build on their imagination and encourage creativity. Children learn and grow through play, and Lindsay truly believes that a child’s most important job is to play. Lindsay grew up in South Florida, studied marketing and advertising at Florida Atlantic University, and jumped into the toy world right after graduation, starting her first job in the creative department at Play Along, a division of JAKKS Pacific. It was there that she met Jen and Anne-Marie, and has enjoyed working (and playing!) with them ever since. She can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lindsay-edwards/54/23a/829