ProVergent Strategies was founded in 2011 by Scott Simon, is a 30-year veteran newspaper, television and radio reporter. Some of the places Scott worked as as news reporter, anchor and columnist includes Newsradio 1120 KMOX, Newsradio 980 KMBZ, ABC 30 KDNL and the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis.
Awards Scott Simon has won individually or as part of a staff include:
- 1999 RTNDA (now know as the RTDNA) Edward R. Murrow Award
- 1980 Illinois UPI Sports Reporting, 1st place, Stan Hack, The Other Man
- 1983 Illinois UPI News Anchor, News Reporting, Sports Reporting, 1st place
- 1984 Illinois UPI News Anchor, 1st place
- 1988 Illinois AP News Affiliate of the Year
- 1997 Missouri Broadcasters Association, Radio Reporting (2nd place)
His most notable public relations work was at Bluegrass Downs of Paducah, where he helped manage the facilities’ exit from bankruptcy in 1992 and the track’s purchase by Merv Griffin’s Players Casino Group.
Scott also has been active with business associations. He was the Chairman of the Board for the Coal City (Il.) Industrial and Business Commission overseeing the opening of the city’s new industrial park and was instrumental in the city’s annexation of the nearby village of Eileen. He also was the Vice President of the Flat River Chamber of Commerce during the city’s efforts to expand by annexing adjacent cities to form Park Hills, Mo.
ProVergent Strategies focuses on media consulting for public relations, media strategies, image, website desig, article content, video and audio production, logo and graphics creation, special event managment and promotional/product, and advertising.
The first consultation with ProVergent Strategies is free.
ProVergent Strategies also consults political campaign. Scott Simon has worked on the following campaigns:
Citizens for Steve Danner, No to Proposition N, and the Missouri Democratic Party media staff.