who we are
Alanna Zahn Davis, The Azure Group founder, has created brand-building programs for over two decades in categories ranging from corporate to non-profit, television and film to publishing, for market leaders, such as Miramax Films, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel and numerous private sector as well as not for profit organizations. In addition to her corporate clients, Alanna has served as PR counsel and spokesperson for Academy Award winning films, producers, directors, executives, high-profile television talent, including Lisa Ling and The Ling Family, Anthony Bourdain, The Dog Whisperer's Cesar Millan, countless best-selling authors, visionaries, market leaders, not for profit organizations, including Alicia Keys’s Keep A Child Alive Foundation, among others.
Alanna oversees brand management—generating and executing strategic plans, communications campaigns, and has a keen understanding of message development and the media environment. In addition to her roles at Miramax, National Geographic and Travel Channel, she has served as a communications, branding and production consultant on a number of initiatives in the entertainment industry in film, television, publishing and more.
Today, Azure handles the brand relations, talent management, PR/marketing needs of major corporations, entertainment entities, associations, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. Alanna specializes in crisis communications, media relations, brand management, advocacy and strategic planning.
Alanna is sought-after by organizations and individuals for her proven creative vision, brand relations skills, strategic ideation and storytelling insight. She is a recipient of Mark Awards for publicity campaigns which she received during her tenure at the National Geographic Channel.
Alanna earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University’s School of Arts and Sciences. She has served as a member of the Board of Education in Haworth, NJ. Alanna's happy place is any beach. Anywhere.
Heather Wasser, Tilted Crown founder, oversees brand- building strategies and design. She specializes in creative branding, message development and production. Heather’s combination of professional experience, keen instinct and discerning taste make her a sought-after communications consultant.
Heather spent her corporate career in the Production department of McCann-Erickson Advertising in New York. Starting straight from college, she was the first production admin hired as a test to change the job into a growth opportunity. The position had historically been only to provide administrative support. Within two years she was promoted to Assistant Producer and the production admin model had been transformed into a training ground for producers. Six years into her stint she was a respected TV and Radio Producer working on 6-7 figure campaigns. Clients included Gateway Computers, MasterCard, Sprint, Unilever & Dos Equis.
Her proudest achievement was the 6-month development and production of the television advertising campaign that launched Microsoft’s XBox gaming system. Her eight years at McCann were invaluable in teaching her to balance creativity with marketing strategy and to maximize synergy between the two.
After leaving the corporate world behind to raise her children, Heather was restless. Developing a custom stationery business out of her home kept her up to date on trends and honed her ability to read individuals’ personal sense of style. She parlayed those skills into several years working with event planners developing “brands” --themes -- for social events large and small.
Now partnered with Alanna she handles the branding, talent management, PR & marketing needs of creatives, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Her proven creative vision and ability to execute that vision help clients meet and exceed their goals.
Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Newcomb College, Tulane University.
She serves as the Mayor of her town.
In her next life she would like to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg.