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Public Relations

Kristin Early is a communications expert with more than 20 years’ experience in the public relations industry. She has been with Brooks & Associates since 2014 in an account executive role for clients in the oil and gas industry based in United States and Canada.

She acquired extensive media relations experience and served as a high-profile spokesperson for several global corporations. In her role as a corporate spokesperson for a large, Dallas-based Fortune 100 company she developed contacts with key reporters at media outlets such as CNBC, CNNfn and local Dallas TV stations; daily news organizations including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Reuters and magazines like BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Brand Week, Forbes and more.

She also has extensive publicity and promotions experience with top-tier, global public relations firms such as Edelman and Hill & Knowlton.

She owned and managed her own public relations firm in Winnipeg, Canada specializing in working with non-profit and charitable organizations to strategically enhance communication and fundraising efforts. Clients included The Lung Association, The Kidney Foundation, Winnipeg Fire Department, Mennonite Central Committee, Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

Special Events

Special event planning, trade show support, community outreach programs and product launches are also an area of expertise. Experience includes:

  • Creating a one-of-a kind client relationship building event for a company in the oil and gas industry which resulted in business development opportunities.
  • Implementing a media relations effort in support of a client at a major oil and gas industry trade show.
  • Overseeing a Super Bowl commercial media relations campaign launched in Times Square New York, New York for which she received and American Society of Professional Communicators’ Masters Communication award.
  • Providing media relations and sponsorship support for Dr. Ballard, world – renowned explorer and discoverer of the Titanic, Frozen Worlds Expedition in Alaska.
  • Facilitating a media round table with Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel, after September 11, 2001 on global security issues.
  • Launching an award-winning fire safety program S.A.F.E. Baby, Smoke Alarms for Every Baby community outreach program resulting in the reduction of children dying in house fires.
  • Acting as communications and marketing director for grand opening of state-of-the art six million dollar children’s theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Writing

Her diverse writing career spans working with corporations, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. She has also been a contributing columnist to Blissfully Domestic, an online magazine for women.

Her writing portfolio consists of a wide-range of subject matters, audiences and communication vehicles including, but not limited to:

  • Op Ed pieces and articles in regional and national publications
  • New releases from corporate earnings to volunteer bake-sales
  • Newsletters/brochures/flyers and other promotional materials
  • Television, radio, print and outdoor advertising copy
  • Global communication and marketing plans
  • Contributions to Annual Reports (corporate and not-for-profit)
  • Fundraising materials and direct mail pieces
  • Web site content including articles targeting more than 140,000 global employees
  • Speeches for CEOs, politicians, executive directors and special event speakers
  • Book reviews and author interviews

Speaking

A seasoned public speaker, Kristin is comfortable in small group or large auditorium settings addressing audiences of volunteers or high-level executives including CEOs. Her experience includes:

  • Invited faculty member for North Texas Christian Writers Conferences. Her highly attended sessions included: Brand Boot Camp for Beginners and Be Your Own Publicist.
  • Presenter at PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) International Conference in San Francisco – Brand Boot Camp: Basic Training for PR Professionals.
  • Keynote speaker for Oregon PRSA Chapter Annual General Meeting on the role of communications in developing and leveraging public relations programs to deliver results.
  • Featured speaker on live call-in telecast hosted Bulldog Reporter – a public relations industry association and newsletter.
  • Panelist at Dallas PRSA chapter presentation on global communications. She addressed issues related to cultural sensitivity, language translation and time zone differences.
  • Co-created and facilitated Making the News: Marketing and Media Relations for Not-for-Profit Organizations, a six-week seminar series hosted by the Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg, Canada for three years. Attendees from non-profit groups and faith-based organizations learned how to write news releases, hold news conferences, develop communication and marketing plans, advertising and crisis communications.

Education

Kristin graduated Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and English.