About Bloom

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.

Invested in
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.

Practice Fiscal

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.

Woman Owned

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.

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Meet Our People
Brianna McKinney
Founder and CEO Austin, TX Meet Brianna
Stephanie Atchison
Administrative Coordinator Austin, TX Meet Stephanie
Sara Defibaugh
Marketing Senior Account Executive Austin, TX Meet Sara
Marie Van Rysselberghe
PR Account Manager Portland, OR Meet Marie
Kristin Thumlert
Director of Strategic Partnerships Austin, TX Meet Kristin
Lisa Koetz
PR Account Director Portland, OR Meet Lisa
Kasey Kane
Kasey Kane
Marketing Senior Account Manager Austin, TX Meet Kasey
Beth Phillips
PR Senior Account Supervisor Austin, TX Meet Beth
Melanie Martin
Marketing Account Supervisor Austin, TX Meet Melanie
Leigh Havelick
PR Managing Director Portland, OR Meet Leigh
John Langham
PR Account Manager Austin, TX Meet John
Kathy Lam
Graphic Designer Austin, TX Meet Kathy
Ashleigh Maier
Ashleigh Maier
Marketing Account Executive Portland, OR Meet Ashleigh
Carrie Straub
Marketing Managing Director Austin, TX Meet Carrie
Laura Bernards
PR Senior Account Manager Portland, OR Meet Laura
Christian Raley
PR Senior Account Executive Austin, TX Meet Christian
Jack Wylie
PR Assistant Account Executive Portland, OR Meet Jack
Brendan Paige
Digital Marketing Manager Portland, OR Meet Brendan
Ashley Stanford Cone
PR Account Director Portland, OR Meet Ashley
Jamie Matusek
Chief Operating Officer Austin, TX Meet Jamie
Cydny Black
Marketing Account Supervisor Austin, TX Meet Cydny
Chris Atkins
Creative Director Austin, TX Meet Chris
Giving Back

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?

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