Bloom Communications helps mission-driven organizations grow and thrive. Through an integrated, research-based approach, we provide expert marketing, public relations, and creative services with the personal touch of a boutique agency. As trusted advisors to your team, we are dedicated to your success and to helping foster healthier and more sustainable communities. Established in 2012, we support organizations across the U.S. and the globe from our offices in Austin, Texas, and Portland, Oregon.
Our Mission & Core Values
We are an inclusive, passionate, and mission-driven team that cares deeply about the growth of our people, the success of our clients, and the collective impact we can make to create positive change in the world.
Talent & Heart
Our team members are our greatest asset. We hire and retain people from diverse backgrounds who are not only able to create a big impact for our clients, but also demonstrate our core values daily.
Believe in True Partnership Between Agency & Client
We value and prioritize trusting and positive relationships with our clients that always include respect, transparency, honesty, and genuine friendliness.
Committed to Reliability & Follow-Through Excellence
We follow through on our commitments 100% of the time. If we say we’re going to take care of something, you can rest assured we’ll deliver on-time, on-budget, and with excellence.
We always find unique ways to do more with less. We work hard to conserve client financial resources as if they were our own, and will only recommend additional business when it best serves the client.
Fueled by a Passion
for the Greater Good
We take an active role in our communities by working with mission-driven organizations because we believe it’s imperative to serve others.
Dedicated to a Creative & Individualized Approach
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Each of our team members brings a unique set of skills and insights, and we leverage each of them for your benefit.
In 2012, Bloom’s Founder & CEO, Brianna McKinney, set out to create a different kind of agency—one that manages to be financially successful while also empowering and celebrating the differences of all its employees. Understanding the need for an inclusive and welcoming environment, Bloom’s culture incorporates not only the strengths that women bring to business, but the perspectives and values that a diverse and equitable work force brings to the community and world.
Meet Our People
Brianna McKinneyFounder and CEO Austin, TX Meet Brianna
Stephanie AtchisonAdministrative Coordinator Austin, TX Meet Stephanie
Sara DefibaughMarketing Senior Account Executive Austin, TX Meet Sara
Marie Van RysselberghePR Account Manager Portland, OR Meet Marie
Kristin ThumlertDirector of Strategic Partnerships Austin, TX Meet Kristin
Lisa KoetzPR Account Director Portland, OR Meet Lisa
Kasey KaneMarketing Senior Account Manager Austin, TX Meet Kasey
Beth PhillipsPR Senior Account Supervisor Austin, TX Meet Beth
Melanie MartinMarketing Account Supervisor Austin, TX Meet Melanie
Leigh HavelickPR Managing Director Portland, OR Meet Leigh
John LanghamPR Account Manager Austin, TX Meet John
Kathy LamGraphic Designer Austin, TX Meet Kathy
Ashleigh MaierMarketing Account Executive Portland, OR Meet Ashleigh
Carrie StraubMarketing Managing Director Austin, TX Meet Carrie
Laura BernardsPR Senior Account Manager Portland, OR Meet Laura
Christian RaleyPR Senior Account Executive Austin, TX Meet Christian
Jack WyliePR Assistant Account Executive Portland, OR Meet Jack
Brendan PaigeDigital Marketing Manager Portland, OR Meet Brendan
Ashley Stanford ConePR Account Director Portland, OR Meet Ashley
Jamie MatusekChief Operating Officer Austin, TX Meet Jamie
Cydny BlackMarketing Account Supervisor Austin, TX Meet Cydny
Chris AtkinsCreative Director Austin, TX Meet Chris
We take pride in being active citizens in our communities, conscious of the impact we can make in both our personal and professional lives. At Bloom, we regularly devote ourselves to offering:
- Discounted rates for services to nonprofit organizations
- Two annual paid time off volunteer days per team member
- Monthly team volunteer days
- Proud member of Austin Gives, where we annually invest 10% of company revenue back into our communities
Awards & Certifications
We’re proud of our team’s dedication, creativity, and hard work, which have resulted in both company and client wins.
We adhere to CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) guidelines. Each of our staff members holds a HIPAA Business Associate Certification accredited by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission).
Want to Join Team Bloom?
We’re a fast-paced agency that is incredibly dedicated to our clients and team. We’re always on the lookout for self-motivated, passionate, and creative individuals who are eager to grow their careers in integrated communications. Sound like you?