Carolyn Campbell and her firm, Campbell Communications, have been instrumental in increasing the visibility of the David Bohnett Foundation as well as its impact nationally. Carolyn has successfully handled public relations for both me personally and my foundation for many years and possesses a remarkable depth of understanding as well as commitment to the programs that we fund, including those in the arts, technology, philanthropy, social justice, LGBT equality and gun nonviolence. I have found our partnership highly rewarding. Thanks to Carolyn’s selectivity in proposing public speaking opportunities, major press interviews, and positioning in social media. I happily recommend Carolyn Campbell to anyone looking to hire an exceptional public relations professional.
If I could clone you 200 times and pepper you throughout LA, I’d be the happiest editor on earth.
Based on Carolyn Campbell’s exceptional work promoting the James Turrell exhibition, symposium and his “Dividing the Light” Skyspace for us, we were convinced that Campbell Communications would be the ideal firm to handle public relations for the museum’s three-part exhibition, It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973 as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative. Once again, we were not disappointed. Carolyn brings savvy, strategic counsel, a keen attention to detail, a wealth of knowledge and experience, and strong relationships with the media. She consistently generates unique opportunities and creative solutions for our public relations needs because she has a customized approach to every job. We look forward to the next opportunity to bring her on board to create yet another memorable campaign.
Pomona College Museum of Art
Campbell Communications represented our firm for projects ranging from the Pasadena Museum of California Art to The Shops on Lake Avenue. Carolyn’s combined understanding of business, design and the cultural arena is unique and enabled us to broaden our visibility significantly in the marketplace. We will hire her again when the opportunity arises; and, without reservation, we recommend her company to anyone considering a hardworking, creative and results-oriented PR professional.
We hired Carolyn Campbell to oversee the public relations campaign for “Animating the Archives: the Woman’s Building,” a project that included an exhibition with 15 emerging women artists, as well as performances, readings and discussions. As a result of her strategic planning and implementation, we were able to achieve our goal of local media saturation, coverage in the national arts press, and great attendance at events. Her counsel on how we utilized our social media platforms also enabled us to broaden our community outreach. The leadership team and artists enjoyed working with her, and we look forward to the opportunity of doing so again in the future.
Thank you for the great job. It went just how I pictured it. Best wishes.
“Losing the Light” at the Gallery of Contemporary Photography.
Carolyn’s direction of the PMCA’s grand opening campaign and a subsequent fundraising gala were all that we dreamed of and more. Her contacts in the press and events-planning ideas are solid and far- reaching. She is sensitive to the scholarly needs of an arts account, yet also brings savvy marketing and PR business skills to the table. From our Board President to our staff volunteers, she made the entire promotional experience fun for all of us while creating a memorable launch for the museum.
I am immensely grateful that Campbell Communications helped us launch The Davyd Whaley Foundation. Carolyn did a superb job of creating the overarching communications strategy; announcing our mission of awarding grants to Los Angeles artists, and telling the Foundation’s story. She arranged for significant coverage in local and national art and philanthropy press, as well as helping forge new relationships with members of the greater Los Angeles cultural community. I would be happy to work with her again and recommend her to anyone looking for a hard-working, highly creative public relations specialist.
We had never worked with a PR firm before. We did not know what to expect. Well, we were delighted with the promotional results we received for our new Los Angeles showroom. Campbell Communications oversaw every detail from researching and writing a comprehensive press kit to arranging for press coverage in major dailies and the trades as well as supplying us with great counsel on everything from web site content to special events planning. We learned that Carolyn always brings an upbeat attitude to everything she does, and we thoroughly enjoyed having her as part of our team.
Carolyn and her team were incredible. I always felt supported, and knew that they cared deeply about the success of our project. As a result, we got some great placements. They were a pleasure to work with and I recommend them without any reservations.
I have always felt the importance of our relationship and the guidance you gave to me. Those channels, words and ‘forms’ are the basis for much of my successful outreach.
Campbell Communications was a key factor in the national launch of “John Waters Interviews” a book I edited for University Press of Mississippi. Carolyn Campbell’s incredible relationships with the literary and popular culture press around the country resulted in unprecedented reviews, on air interviews and record breaking sales for the book.
Each year you have managed to generate far more publicity for the Santa Monica Festival than we could ever reasonably expect. I do hope that you intend to promote this festival in perpetuity – after all these years of spectacular coverage, no other publicist could ever satisfy us!
Thank you for the time and energy you devoted to the Getty’s seminar program. We have received tremendous feedback and your participation is helping to foster a new generation of arts professionals and supporters.
Thank you for all your enthusiasm, commitment and spirit. Campbell Communications plays such an important role here in Los Angeles, and I am in awe of your unfailing belief and confidence in the possibilities of the arts community.
Words cannot express… you were wonderful from start to finish. Other than a presidential or papal visit, I cannot think of any trip to Los Angeles that would have involved so much planning. And it all went so well, I think Dr. Koop was very impressed, I know I was.
Carolyn is hardworking and persevering. And she is highly committed to whatever she does. I want to note that the Taft organization is the largest fundraising, marketing, and public relations firm in Washington for nonprofits, and we see hundreds of people in this field. Carolyn, in my judgment, is exceptional.
Campbell Communications has been influencing the core of my business since our work began many years ago. There is a unique understanding of how to reach my particular client group. Carolyn has been good at drawing out my vision for success and then knowing the language and markets to attach. I am both a fine artist and a building designer. She has been invaluable in coordinating all these activities and interests in practical ways while at the same time pointing out the main focus that is of greatest importance to my client base.