PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #55 – Joe Cohen, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, AXIS


PR Masters Series PodcastAbout the Podcast

The Stevens Group has been presenting the PR Masters Series Podcast for almost two years now.  This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.  Today’s special guest is Joe Cohen, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, AXIS.


Joe CohenAbout Our Guest

Joe Cohen serves as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at AXIS (NYSE: AXS), a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance with a presence that spans North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Bermuda.  

Mr. Cohen leads the Company’s global in-house marketing and communications team. He is responsible for guiding brand reputation, marketing and advertising, digital, financial communications, and internal/change management communications. Mr. Cohen is a member of the Company’s Strategy Office, Digital Transformation Office, and its Corporate Citizenship Steering Committee. In 2016, he joined AXIS as the Company’s Chief Communications Officer, where he led global external and internal communications.

Prior to joining AXIS, Mr. Cohen served for two years as SVP of Communications for KIND Healthy Snacks.  Previously, he spent 15 years at MWW where he rose to become a senior leader in the agency’s brand marketing and corporate communications practices.

Mr. Cohen has received numerous industry honors and awards including the PRWeek Awards “Outstanding In-House Team” (AXIS); PRWeek Global Power Book; Harold Burson Award (inaugural recipient) from PRSA-NY; “PR Team Leader of the Year” at the PR News PR People Awards; and inclusion in PRWeek’s “40 Under 40.”

He is a past National Chair of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the largest member association for the communications profession. Mr. Cohen is also Past President of the PRSA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion in the communications industry.