400 N. Robert St., Suite 1450, St. Paul, MN 55101
651/228-9141; fax: 651/298-0628
Employees: 16. Founded: 1991.
Agency Statement: Kohnstamm Communications, named U.S. Boutique Agency of the Year 2010 by the Holmes Report Sabre Awards, is a Twin Cities-based firm recognized for its success transforming product and organizational brands through public relations. The 16-person agency is known for its accomplishments in business media, corporate social responsibility, and consumer media relations especially in the food and beverage industry. Other sector specialties include: medical devices, higher education, financial services, home, beauty and other CPG brands. The Kohnstamm agency has won kudos for its transparent and collaborative ability to partner with clients, yielding exceptional outcomes.
Beyond traditional PR, Kohnstamm has become a nationally known agency in leveraging social media for its clients, focusing its programs and campaigns on ''influencers'' who are considered opinion-leaders through blogs or in social networking and are able to sway public opinion regarding certain brands or products. Greg Zimprich, a brand PR veteran of 20 years at General Mills and known nationally for his work in online PR, joined Kohnstamm recently to continue to set the gold standard for how brand perceptions can be positively impacted through an integrated approach melding both traditional and social media approaches.
Rated a ''Best Place to Work'' agency by the Holmes Report, the agency has attracted PR veterans from Exponent PR, GolinHarris, Hill & Knowlton and other firms. Half of Kohnstamm's client roster resides outside the Midwest and consists of companies with revenues exceeding 500 million. The reason: corporate marketing professionals are seeking smaller teams of strategically focused PR veterans who can execute programs reliably. Kohnstamm has built its reputation on generating results.
Joshua Kohnstamm, CEO; Greg Zimprich, sr. VP
3M Food Safety Division
Cascades Tissue Group
Nilan Johnson Lewis Law
Soyfoods Association of North America
University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business
Way Better Snacks