pickworthbell communications

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pickworthbellcommunications is an established boutique PR/branding firm based in the greater Washington, DC/Baltimore region and Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2000, we have successfully launched, re-branded, developed publicity and advertising strategies, and publicized over 30 arts, cultural nonprofits, architects, photographers, authors, interior designers, magazines, and fashion, beauty, and home design businesses. We work with such clients as the City of Helsinki and the Embassy of Finland, A-Line Magazine, FOTOFOCUS Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, the DC Arts Commission, DC Film Festival, the Washington Antiques Show, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to shape their messaging, define and develop brands, develop and execute advertising plans, orchestrate events, and position them in the media and marketplace. Businesses launched include A-Line Magazine, Boffi Georgetown, Relish, Vesta Home, Sanctuary DermaSpa, Apartment Zero, Vega, Contemporaria, Kevin Kopil New York, Mod Decor, and Tissage du Monde.

pickworthbell emphasizes working with clients on a highly individual basis to develop marketing, website messaging, and branding that positions clients as style icons and industry experts. Strategies focus on building a strong relationship with the client, determining and shaping the client's story for journalists, editors, and producers, and placing it for maximum exposure. Central to our philosophy is the establishment of an enduring and credible presence for the client with the target audience.

Our exacting public relations approach is supported by strong media relationships and coherent and distinctively packaged press materials an websites that set clients apart from the outset. We craft unique yet complementary identities and an online presence for each our clients, creating publicity opportunities for national, regional, and local coverage. Media placements include Architectural Record, Interior Design, Plenty, Dwell, House Beautiful, Virginia Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wallpaper, HGTV, Lucky, Travel & Leisure, City Magazine, Elle Décor, Food & Wine, and Details.

A key strength is the ability to identify stories and build projects and brands through the creation of unexpected and thought-provoking vehicles. We have conceived and produced more than 30 events including an architecture lecture series showcasing contemporary Washington architecture, a design series featuring such talents as Piero Lissoni and Karim Rashid, and a series of panel discussions and exhibitions looking at emerging talent in the visual arts, architecture, interior, and furniture design.

We are expert at developing tactical relationships with other businesses, organizations, and creative talent to increase client market share and enhance visibility opportunities. Negotiated and secured sponsorships and partnerships include such style leaders as Amtrak Acela, ABC Radio, the Washington Project for the Arts, Pecha Kucha DC, Evian, Bombay Sapphire, Hemphill Fine Arts, Kimpton Hotels, The Hotel George, Fashion Group International, Sassoon Salon Washington, Bang & Olufsen, The American Institute of Architects, Metropolis, Elle Décor, and Surface.


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