Virtual Public Relations Agency Looks Forward to Continued Growth Through Technological Adaptation
MISSION VIEJO, Calif., October 10, 2017 — St. Conti Communications, a marketing communications and public relations agency, today announces this month marks 20 years in business. Established in October 1997 as a two-person team to capitalize on the then newly available high-speed cable internet access, St. Conti Communications set out to provide media relations, writing and trade show publicity support to software and peripherals technology companies. The agency has since expanded to a six-person team – each member working virtually – and has added social media support and a wide-ranging client base that includes corporate companies and other virtual agencies.
“When I started St. Conti Communications, it was with the intent to take advantage of technology, the internet, and, yes, fax machines,” said Donna St. Jean Conti, president of St. Conti Communications. “I had decided I wanted to work from a home office to be available for my children. I also had a colleague who was interested in taking on freelance work, so St. Conti Communications was born to provide public relations and writing to support to its first client, Manufacturing and Consulting Services (MCS) of Scottsdale, Ariz., a computer-aided engineering, design, and manufacturing software company.”
As with any business, there were ups and downs, and even times when St. Jean Conti augmented her income by taking jobs with other agencies, such as Benjamin Group BSMG Worldwide (now Weber Shandwick) and companies, such as Toshiba America Electronic Components. After the tech bubble burst in 2001, St. Conti Communications parlayed its skills into support for real estate industry clients, including providing support to Gladstone International, another virtual public relations agency, which enabled St. Jean Conti to work on behalf of Fieldstone Homes and other real estate developers.
With the bottom falling out of the real estate market as part of the Great Recession, St. Conti Communications returned to its roots in high technology to provide support to Concepts NREC, another leading computer-aided engineering, design and manufacturing software company. At this time, St. Jean Conti diversified the company client base to include a moving and logistics company and two non-profit accounts, The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and Habitat for Humanity, Silicon Valley. The agency has remained diversified and continues to expand.
“Fax machines went away, and we added social media support to our mix of offerings,” adds St. Jean Conti. “In 1997 technological advancements made it possible to launch St. Conti Communications, and we continue to embrace new technologies as they enable us to thrive and continue growing.”
St. Conti Communications’ current client base includes companies offering facility services and leading technologies in access control and secure identity, optical and mesh networking, and satellite-based vessel tracking. The agency is actively pursuing new clients, including B Corp and Benefit Corporation companies – companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
About St. Conti Communications
St. Conti Communications is a marketing communications and public relations agency based in Southern California and specializing in supporting high technology, green technology and similar companies as well as nonprofit organizations, B Corps and Benefit Corporations. For more information, go to www.StContiCommunications.com.
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Donna St. Jean Conti, APR
St. Conti Communications, Inc.