IndyComm

IndyComm is designed for independent communication consultants who want to discover creative ways of marketing their businesses, attracting new clients, acquiring a higher level of business acumen and looking to network and brainstorm with like-minded professionals. The group meets bimonthly in the evening at selected locations. Each attendee pays for his or her own meal, however, non-IABC members pay an additional $22 to attend. For more information, call Claudia Miller at 714-879-6670 or email claudia@adirections.com.

Independent Consultant Directory
Consultants’ Areas of Expertise

Advertising

Richard Bent

Advertising Copywriting

Cathi Douglas, APR

3D Models

Richard Bent

Creative Services

Claudia Miller
Michael Shepherd

Copywriting

Cathi Douglas, APR
Stephanie Stiles

Corporate Image Development

Richard Bent

E-mail Marketing

Michael Shepherd

Employee Communications

Karen Lindsay

Environment Design

Richard Bent

Feature and News Writing

Cathi Douglas, APR

Ghostwriting

Stephanie Stiles

Interactive Displays

Richard Bent

Manuscript Consulting

Marketing Communications

Richard Bent
Cathi Douglas, APR
Elaine Marshall

Media Pitches / Relations

Richard Bent

Press Releases

Public Relations

Cathi Douglas, APR
Elaine Marshall
Michael Shepherd
Bridget Soden Mills

Photography

Richard Bent

Screenwriting

Social Media Content Writing

Stephanie Stiles

Social Responsibility

Michael Shepherd

Speechwriting

Strategic Communications

Cathi Douglas, APR
Elaine Marshall

Video

Richard Bent

Website Design/ Content Management

Michael Shepherd

Web Copy

Writing and Editing

Cathi Douglas, APR
Karen Lindsay
Michael Shepherd
Richard Bent

Consultant Descriptions and Contact Information


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Name: Richard Bent
Title: Owner
Company: Richard Allen Productions
Years in Communications: 30
Areas of Expertise: Marketing Communications, Environment Design, Interactive Displays, 3D Models, Corporate Image Development, Video, Photography, Writing, Editing, Advertising, Media Relations
Email: rich285@icloud.com
Phone: 949-680-7153
Address: 28241 Crown Valley Pkwy F-265, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Twitter: @rich285

Providing marketing communications, themed environment design for public and corporate areas, interactive displays, 3D models, corporate image development, video and photo, writing, editing, advertising, media relations and more. I specialize in understanding the dynamics of meaningful creative image building and deliver communications that leave a lasting impression. I have delivered communications plans, programs and projects for the aerospace, electronics, rail transportation, environmental land use, energy, automotive and science industries. I work with some of the most talented artists, designers, videographers and engineers to bring memorable and impactful, creative communications of all types to clients.


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Name: Cathi Douglas, APR
Title: President
Company: Cathi Douglas Communications
Years in Communications: 35
Areas of Expertise: Feature and News Writing, Public Relations Consulting, Strategic Communications, Marketing Communications, Advertising Copywriting
Email: cdouglas@cathidouglas.com
Phone: 714-315-5429
Fax: 714-569-9222
Address: 2321 E. Fourth St., Suite C-164, Santa Ana CA 92705
Company Website: cathidouglas.com
Twitter: @cathidouglas
Facebook: Cathi Douglas
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cathidouglas/

An award-winning, accredited professional with more than three decades of experience, I have worked as a reporter and editor, PR account supervisor and director, and publications editor. I spent 19 years in higher education, first as Chapman University’s first full-time public relations director, then as founding editor of Titan, the nationally recognized magazine of Cal State Fullerton. Today I serve myriad clients, including colleges and universities, medical centers, financial services companies and nonprofit organizations, providing top-quality communications and consulting services.


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Name: Karen Lindsay
Title: Employee Communications Consultant
Company: KL Communications
Years in Communications: 20
Areas of Expertise: Employee Communications
Email: karen@communicationsbykl.com
Phone: 949-651-6285
Company Website: communicationsbykl.com/
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/karen-lindsay-41a62b48

Demonstrated success in employee communications and engagement. Whatever your employee communication goals and challenges, KL Communications is here to help! Seeking fresh, new solutions for your communications challenges? Need to mobilize your team and build a shared understanding of your organization’s goals? Looking to increase employee productivity during times or organizational transformation? Karen is committed to delivering timely and creative solutions that exceed your expectations.


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Name: Claudia Miller
Title: President
Company: ADirections, Inc.
Years in Communications: 26
Areas of Expertise: Advertising Design, Logo Design,
Graphics & Visual Communications, Newsletters & Other Publications, Annual Reports
Email: claudia@ADirections.com
Phone: 714-879-6670
Address: 1336 N. Lincoln Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831
Company Website: ADirections.com
Twitter: @ADirections
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/claudiamiller1

I enjoy producing Fortune 500 marketing materials without the Fortune 500 price. Working with companies such as Ingram Micro, Allergan, Inc., Far East National Bank and PacifiCare (now United Health Care) has given me the expertise to develop creative and effective designs.

Furthermore, my printing background helps you steer clear of production problems at press time — and that saves you money!



Name: Bridget Soden Mills
Title: Principal + Creative Director
Company: Creative Vortex, Inc.
Years in Communications: 20
Areas of Expertise: Creative Director, Graphic Design, Marketing Communications, Branding, Package Design
Email: bridget@creative-vortex.com
Phone: 949-305-8505
Address: Laguna Niguel, CA
Company Website: creative-vortex.com
Twitter: @CreativeVortex
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bridgetsoden

Creative Vortex is a strategic partner for passionate people in a wide variety of industries. We adapt and build teams based on the needs of each client with a focus on clients and people who own the power of their WHY.


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Name: Michael Shepherd
Title: Managing Partner
Company: SHEPHERD Marketing + PR
Years in Communications: 36
Areas of Expertise: Creative Services, E-Mail Marketing, Public Relations, Social Responsibility, Website Design/Content Management, Writing/Editing
Email: michael@theshepherdgroup.com
Phone: 949-798-5595
Fax: 714-879-2363
Address: 4695 MacArthur Court, 11th Floor, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Company Website: theshepherdgroup.com
Twitter: @shepherdgroup
Facebook: facebook.com/TheShepherdGroupInc/
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/1michaelshepherd

SHEPHERD develops end-to-end marketing and public relations solutions for clients in the financial/ professional services, renewable energy, healthcare and nonprofit fields. The firm’s marketing division creates research-informed content tailored to every level of the marketing funnel, from branding to lead generation and, ultimately, conversion. Its award-winning public relations programs give campaigns the authority and credibility necessary to gain traction. The SHEPHERD value proposition: Exceptional versatility in writing and creative development – resulting in more effective strategic integration and faster time-to-market.


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Name: Angela Sinickas, ABC
Title: CEO
Company: Sinickas Communications, Inc.
Years in Communications: 40
Areas of Expertise: Research, Measurement, Surveys, Focus Groups, Dashboards, Strategy
Email: angela@sinicom.com
Phone: 714-277-4130
Fax: 714-242-7049
Address: Sinickas Communications, Inc., Center 139, 22365 El Toro Road, Lake Forest CA 92630 USA
Company Website: sinicom.com
Twitter: @sinickasa
Facebook: facebook.com/angela.sinickas
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/angelasinickas

We help communicators research and measure the impact of their communication so they have data when
discussing strategies with their leadership teams. We use many techniques: surveys, focus groups, executive interviews, pilot/control group studies and ROI calculations. We also offer in-house workshops for communication teams on building research/measurement into their work, and also on consulting skills that help them move from being order-takers to business strategists.



Name: Stephanie Stiles
Title: Founder, Copywriter
Company: Writing Stiles
Years in Communications: 21
Areas of Expertise: Ghostwriting (Articles/Blog Posts), Copywriting, Web Copy, Social Media Content Writing
Email: writer@stephaniestiles.com
Phone: 714-331-5531
Address: 9067 Stacie Lane, Anaheim, CA 92804
Company Website: stephaniestiles.com
Twitter: @writingstiles
Facebook: facebook.com/writingstiles
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/stephanie-stiles-22223710

I am a copywriter with experience writing for various industries including education, marketing, event management, business services, technology, and nonprofit. My specialties include web copy, drip email sequences, newsletter articles, blog copy, and more, with strengths in project management, materials creation and curation, and team collaboration.

I am happy to ease your writing stress, taking the burden off of you with compelling and persuasive content that tells your story so that you can focus on your job.


Name: Elaine Marshall
Title: President
Company: Empowered Public Relations
Years in Communications: 25
Areas of Expertise:  Public Relations Consulting, Strategic Communications, Marketing Communications
Email: Elaine@EmpoweredPR.com
Phone: 949-466-6303
Address: 2201 N. Lakewood Blvd., Ste. D283, Long Beach, CA 90815
Company Website: EmpoweredPR.com
Twitter: @EmpoweredElaine
Facebook: Elaine Smith Marshall
LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/ElaineMarshallPR

With experience in both corporate and PR agency environments since 1990, Elaine Marshall has a diverse background leading the public relations efforts for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and leading national public relations agencies. Her expertise includes media relations, social media engagement and strategy, product launches, strategic planning, press release, article and blog writing, industry analyst relations, and marketing collateral development.

Her placement record includes leading media outlets such as The Associated PressThe Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek and Inc