Born and raised in Miami, Nikki Konefsky Deas has been working in the fields of public relations, marketing and television production for more than 15 years. She co-founded Vine Communications in 2006 and oversees client relations for the firm’s portfolio of clients in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Before Vine, Nikki worked at global communications giant, Hill + Knowlton Strategies where she oversaw corporate communications for a variety of clients in the consumer products, technology and real estate sectors. She managed national media relations campaigns for top-tier clients including Procter & Gamble, Sunbeam, Oster, Mr. Coffee, Garden of Life, Pollo Campero and Alienware Computers.
Nikki has extensive experience working as a TV producer. She has created marketing and promotional videos for some of the biggest names in the travel and tourism industry including The Mandarin Oriental, Club Med, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Hotels and the Alaska Tourism Association. Nikki also produced packages for several national television programs including: The Today Show, Dateline and Extra-TV.
As an associate for a local production company We Kid You Not, Nikki and her team created museum exhibit videos for the Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island. She also wrote scripts and coordinated filming for vignettes highlighting the Port of Miami, Carnival Cruise Lines and the Florida Everglades.
Nikki makes good use of her copywriting background by contributing to a variety of lifestyle and media outlets including Miami.com, Southern Hospitality, Restaurant Hospitality Magazine and My Food Service News.
While co-founding Vine Communications is one of Nikki’s greatest accomplishments, sitting on the Board of Directors for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and being an active member of The American Cancer Society, Art & Business Council and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association also brings her great joy and sense of achievement.