CARLE PLACE, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS), the world's leading florist and gift shop, is pleased to announce today that Yanique Woodall, Vice President of Enterprise Public Relations, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been named one of PRWeek's "40 Under 40" as a "blooming" talent within the public relations industry. One of the most prestigious honors within the communications industry, PRWeek's "40 Under 40" recognizes public relations professionals every year who have made a significant impact on their organizations and the industry as a whole.
"Since joining the company in 2006, Yanique has become a key influencer in our organization's approach to public relations, firmly establishing public relations as a core strategic function of our business," said Jim McCann, CEO and founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "She has created and executed, award-winning communications and social media programs that have helped broaden awareness around our efforts to deliver smiles for our customers. She is well-deserving of this honor and we're proud to call her one of our own."
Throughout the last six years, Woodall has worked at all levels of the enterprise to build a centralized internal public relations infrastructure for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, streamlining the communications process among the company's various departments and establishing one unified vision for the organization as a whole. In addition to the core 1-800-FLOWERS.COM brand, Woodall oversees communications strategy for the company's entire portfolio of brands, including The Popcorn Factory, Fanny May Chocolate, Cheryl's, 1-800-Baskets.com and WineTasting.com.Woodall also gives back to the public relations field and the community through teaching. For ten years, Woodall has taught and mentored college students as an assistant adjunct professor of communications at Hofstra University. As one of the university's most respected and popular professors, Woodall has helped train and mentor a number of rising stars in the industry.