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"Reliable. Persistent. Knowledgeable. Most of all, believes in our business as much as we do."
Colleen O'Leary, Marketing Director, Consolidated Restaurants Inc.
(owners of Metropolitan Grill, Elliott's Oyster House, Wing Dome)
"kPR has taken us to the next level with their PR strategy for our business! Katie has opened doors for us by providing new ideas and helping create opportunities to grow our business by getting our name in front of the people who count. I appreciate that she really invests her time to understand our business and vision. I feel fortunate to have her on our team!"
Leanne Norby, Co-Owner of Kids 'N' Clay Pottery Studio
"Katie and her team provide the personalized, customized service we all long for but so seldom find. Through the years I have worked with large, small and in-house representation, and have never felt so connected to a PR firm. They are like an extension of my staff."
Jerri Lane, former Director of Sales and Marketing, The Westin Seattle
"Our business has more than doubled because of the amount of press coverage we have received thanks to kPR. A day doesn't go by that a person doesn't comment on the amount of coverage we have received. We are always being asked, 'Wow, who is your PR person?!' The time and energy that Katie puts into a project is just like having another full-time employee. She has the same passion and conviction that we have as business owners."
Peter Gradwohl, founder, Fantazimo Food™ Inc.
"When we started our business, I dreaded my PR duties. Despite reading many How-To articles and sending numerous e-mails and letters, I never got a bite from local media. Then I spoke to Katie and that conversation has changed my life. Katie is an almost magical combination of vast practical knowledge, kind reassurance, and unerring media instinct. Katie gets results. Since working with Katie, our website has more traffic, our sales have increased, and awareness of our business has grown in the most quantifiable ways. There is nothing cooler than having new customers walk in and say, with excitement, 'I saw you on TV!' Katie makes it happen."
Lizzie Myers, Owner, Malt and Vine, Redmond
"Katie is an amazing PR professional with a talent for helping her clients tell informative, entertaining, and compelling stories that engage audiences and always inspire a passionate response. Her in-depth understanding of the media landscape is only matched by her commitment to finding the best channel for her clients' message. Katie is direct and honest with a knack for making people feel comfortable. Her flexibility, broad experience, and professional zeal make her the perfect PR rep for any firm from the largest corporation to the smallest start-up."
Anthony Detrano, Marketing Sales Manager at Seattle Theatre Group
"Engaging. Creative. Extremely Intelligent. THE person you'd want to be seated next to on an overseas flight. Katie takes a concept and pours her special mix of enthusiasm and strategy into it—to make every interaction a delightful engagement you'll remember and cherish."
Jennifer Blue, Founder, Blue Soup
"Katie exudes a high level of effectiveness and savvy in working with the media, including great contacts and a real ability to generate compelling news coverage. She is creative and thoughtful in managing media relationships and knows how to work all sides of the aisle in terms of types of news placements. Plus, she is great fun to work with, which is always a bonus."
Jane Lewis, Pine Street Associates (developed Seattle's Pacific Place)
"Katie's news judgment is spot-on. In all my years as a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, she never—and I mean never, not once—suggested a pitch that wouldn't have made a perfectly feasible story. She knows exactly what reporters look for in a potential article, and is an unusually warm, helpful, informative source. It's always a pleasure to see what she's got in the works."
Rebekah Denn, former Seattle Post Intelligencer Food Writer
"Thorough, savvy, and understands what we're up against. Puts the 'R' back in public relations."
Ed White, Planning Manager, KING-TV
"kPR was straightforward and efficient—right on target when it came to meeting my needs. Katie was a delight to work with."
Joyce Cohen, USA Today
"Katie is very media-savvy and understands exactly what it takes to create a winning segment. She always submits pitches that include visuals and viewer benefit. This is rare in a public relations professional and I value her all the more for it."
Su Ring, Executive Producer, KING 5 TV (NBC Seattle)
"As a media person, I have dealt with thousands of news pitches over the years, both in broadcast and print. Katie Wilkinson of kPR Inc. is known as reliable, accurate and timely, attributes that are absolutely necessary in her business and in mine. She knows what she is doing, she respects deadlines, she knows how to get a story out, and will work hard to answer any questions. I admire and appreciate her work and her work ethic. I would imagine her clients do as well."
Patti Payne, Journalist
"I had the pleasure of working with Katie frequently when I was at Citysearch, mostly through her role as PR maven for higher-end restaurant clients. She was always enthusiastic, friendly, professional and willing to go above and beyond to help me out on tight deadlines. Katie kept me abreast of her clients' news without overwhelming my inbox, and seemed to anticipate all of the information I would need when she was pitching a story. She completely understands the tightrope relationship between journalists and PR people. I would gladly recommend Katie's services to anyone looking for a great cheerleader who maintains an admirable degree of professionalism."
Anna Roth, former Seattle Editor, Citysearch
"As a local lifestyle editor, I rely greatly on my public relations contacts to keep me informed about the restaurants, shops, products and events that are of interest to my readers. Among those contacts, Katie Wilkinson of K Public Relations is one of the best—a constant, reliable source for news about local happenings and hot spots. If I still used a Rolodex, her card would be at the front of the deck."
Monica Fischer, Freelance Editor and Writer
"Katie is always great to work with because of her quick response time and follow-through. Also, because she has such a close working relationship with her clients, I know that I can count on her knowledge and trust her information."
Providence Cicero, Seattle Times Food Writer
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