In March, we hosted a party to celebrate Communiqué PR’s 15-year anniversary. Current and former clients and employees, colleagues, partners, friends and family joined us to commemorate the milestone and reflect on our successes over the years.
With our focus on helping our clients achieve their business and communication objectives, we don’t often take time to reflect on Communiqué PR’s past. A lot has happened since my business partner (and sister) Jennifer Gehrt approached me at our family’s Thanksgiving dinner in 2003 with a draft business plan for our firm. Shortly after that fateful day, we secured our first client, Knowledge Anywhere in mid-January 2004 and hit the ground running.
While there are a number of metrics to evaluate our company’s success, it is the people – our staff and our clients – we have been privileged to work with over the years that have had the biggest impact on our achievement.
We have been fortunate to have hired and worked with amazing PR professionals throughout the years – some were just starting their careers, others were seasoned communication experts. These individuals have influenced Jennifer and me, helping us develop as managers and deliver stellar results for our clients, ultimately building and reinforcing Communiqué PR’s reputation. We have also had the opportunity to expand our work internationally through our partnership and involvement in the global Public Relations Network. This has led us to work with Dürr, Interroll, Siemens Stiftung, sphingotec as among others.
( Team photograph Communiqué PR)
Our team’s commitment to driving quality results has led to client relationships that span years and across different organizations. Jodi Sorenson, for example, has been a client for more than 10 years with three different client companies – including Smartsheet and Spaceflight. Similarly, we have had the pleasure of working with Pam Cory throughout the past several years on behalf of Serial Solutions (now part of ProQuest), Dell EMC and now BitTitan. Andrea Mocherman has been a client while working with SNAPin Software (acquired by Nuance), Flowroute and now K2 Software. Tideworks Technology, which was Communiqué PR’s second client, has been a client throughout the past 15 years, allowing us to collaborate with the company’s marketing team – Harvey Bauer, Erin Leahy and Pearce Cobarr.
We are grateful for all the companies, staff and partners who have been a part of our exciting journey. In addition to the clients mentioned previously, we are honored to work with A Place for Mom, Darigold, Dell EMC, Delta-Q, HNTB, Intentional Futures, LeoStella, Schnitzer West, St. Thomas School and WGU Washington.
As we plan for Communiqué PR’s next 15 years, we remain focused on surrounding ourselves with amazing people – clients, team members and partners – and ensuring we are making a positive impact.