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 bi-monthly in the evening at selected locations. Each attendee pays for his/her own meal, however, non-IABC members pay an additional $22 to attend. For more information, call Claudia Miller at 714.879.6670or 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
Michael Ashley
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
Orith Farago
Ghostwriting Books
Michael Ashley
Interactive Displays
Richard Bent
Manuscript Consulting
Michael Ashley
Marketing Communications
Cathi Douglas, APR
Richard Bent
Media Pitches / Relations
Orith Farago
Richard Bent
Press Releases
Orith Farago
Public Relations
Cathi Douglas, APR
Michael Shepherd
Photography
Richard Bent
Screenwriting
Michael Ashley
Social Media Content Writing
Michael Ashley
Social Responsibility
Michael Shepherd
Speechwriting
Orith Farago
Strategic Communications
Cathi Douglas, APR
Video
Richard Bent
Website Design/ Content Management
Michael Shepherd
Web Copy
Michael Ashley
Writing and Editing
Cathi Douglas, APR
Karen Lindsay
Michael Shepherd
Richard Bent
Consultant Descriptions and Contact Information
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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: cathidouglas@sbcglobal.net
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: Cathi Douglas

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: http://www.communicationsbykl.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.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.

SHEPHERD-IABCPic
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.

SHEPHERD-IABCPic
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.

Orith_Farago_IC_Directory
Name: Orith Farago
Title: Founder
Company: OGF Communications, Inc.
Years in Communications: 11
Areas of Expertise: Speechwriting, feature articles, media pitches, press releases, talking points, media relations.
Email: orith@ogf-pr.com
Phone: (714) 582-2300
Fax: (714) 582-2300 (same as above)
Address: P.O. Box 247, Brea, CA 92822
Company Website: http://ogf-pr.com/
Twitter: None
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/orith-farago/3/b64/a0b

OGF Communications is a public relations firm specializing in speechwriting, corporate communications materials and strategic media outreach. With a solid background in journalism, OGF founder Orith Goldberg-Farago knows how to develop powerful content that connects with internal and external audiences. This means better results for clients and maximum press coverage. At OGF, quality encompasses every aspect of the client experience. Each project is delivered on time and on budget and will receive the careful attention it deserves.

Claudia_Miller_IC_Directory
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: www.ADirections.com
Twitter: @ADirections
LinkedIn: http://www.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!

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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: www.sinicom.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sinickasa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angela. sinickas
LinkedIn: https://www.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.

Michael Ashley
Name: Michael Ashley
Title: Owner, Creative Content Specialist
Company: Ink Wordsmiths
Years in Communications: 15
Areas of Expertise: Screenwriting, Ghostwriting Books, Copywriting, Web Copy, Manuscript Consulting, Social Media Content Writing
Email: hello@inkwordsmiths.com
Phone: 949-324-5340
Address: 23456 Madero Suite 200, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Company Website: www.inkwordsmiths.com
Twitter: @Inkwordsmiths
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Inkwordsmiths/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelashleywriter/

Specializing in creative content, our team of writers provide wordsmithing services. Founded by former Disney consultant, Michael Ashley, we offer two major sources of content: manuscript ghostwriting and commercial screenwriting.

We have ghostwritten Amazon Best Sellers as well as TV commercial scripts for national campaigns. We believe the most effective messaging comes from storytelling and infuse our content with thought-provoking narratives. Let us find intriguing ways to communicate your brand through effective messaging.

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