When our clients have a story to tell, we develop a strategy, write it down in Plain English, and — when it's time to launch — we have conversations with living, breathing journalists. Many agencies would rather blast a press release into the ether using a paid subscription service. At The Press Shop, we pick up the phone, call the newsroom, and fight for every point.
If you're involved in a high-stakes controversy, you need battle-tested professionals in your War Room. Crisis communications can't be learned from a textbook. When you hire The Press Shop, you're getting a full-service PR agency staffed by seasoned flacks who know how to pierce through the din of the 24-hour news cycle.
When the leaders of the San Francisco Bay Area joined forces to host Super Bowl 50, they hired us to lead the PR efforts. We've helped win support for the Golden State Warriors' move to San Francisco. And when Levi's Stadium made its debut, we handled the launch. The Press Shop can help you reach your Big Goals, too.
The San Francisco Chronicle says that Nathan Ballard is "one of San Francisco's most respected communications strategists." He has been a communications advisor to Fortune 100 companies, the Golden State Warriors, and Super Bowl 50. He was a spokesman for presidential candidates Senator John Kerry and General Wesley Clark. Ballard, an attorney, was a communications director for Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Democratic National Committee, the California Democratic Party, and the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
Joe Arellano is a media relations expert who has served as the vice president of communications for the Bay Area Council, a policy advocacy organization, and as the communications director for Next Generation, a nonprofit founded by Tom Steyer. He also served as a spokesman and advisor in Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration and currently serves as a commissioner for Mayor Ed Lee. He has also worked for U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier and U.S. Senator Mark Udall. He is fluent in Spanish.
Kathryn Glickman was deputy communications director for Mayor Ed Lee's successful re-election campaign. She led fundraising for political candidates while at the Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation. At Fenton Communications, Glickman executed communications strategy for New York-based start-ups and worked with leading Silicon Valley tech companies to expand their corporate social responsibility programs. At Brown, she was captain of Women's Volleyball and a leader in the Ivy Film Festival.
Seda Ly specializes in public affairs and research. Ly is a senior associate at The Press Shop, and manages complex onsite operations for one of the agency's Fortune 500 clients. Ly was the finance director for U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney's re-election campaign.