The Kickstart Consutlng team is led by Annette Shimada, who founded Kickstart Consulting on the belief that good PR is accomplished by senior people who genuinely love their craft.
Today Kickstart Consulting comprises exceptional professionals, many of whom have worked with the group for more than a dozen years. This nimble, smart and focused team works with only a few business to business companies at a time, ensuring that every client gets high-level attention. Kickstart’s PR experts come from the corporate, journalism and agency worlds: these are the people who think through the strategies, connect with reporters, run Twitter feeds, brainstorm and write content. At Kickstart Consulting, no junior PR people are learning the ropes at our clients’ expense.
Because we focus on doing what’s right for our client (not increasing billable hours!), we can expand or contract programs to suit a company’s shifting needs. We invest in all the right tools and industry intelligence, so we can build target lists and locate coverage opportunities quickly and efficiently. And, by networking with other high-level communications experts, we can also brainstorm big ideas and out-of-the-box thinking. Anyone who has worked with a big agency will tell you that our clients see better results without the killer price tag.