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When it was time to tell our story, our family vetted several Public Relations firms to search for one with political savvy and courage to stand up for the truth. Kimberly Charles and her team understood the politics that now surround food, and helped us navigate through hundreds of press requests to accurately convey the reality. The process was demanding, but the combination of Charles Communications’ attitude, passion and professionalism allowed us to accomplish our goal with smiles on our faces.
- The Gonzales Family
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For SakéOne, Charles Communications has proven to be a savvy, dynamic navigator for both traditional and social media channels. They are particularly adept at converging our brand messaging with new PR opportunities in the beverage alcohol media world.
- Steve Vuylsteke
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A dynamic, intuitive and knowledgeable team, Charles Communications has an incredible understanding of the wine world and its evolution. Experts in consumer marketing and communication, they understand how to improve our positioning in the overall wine world. We are proud to work together on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Jean Charles Boisset
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We want to thank Charles Communications for the great job that they have done for Batasiolo wines. We’ve been able to be in front of journalists we’ve never expected, and this has helped the exposure of Batasiolo in the U.S.
- Ricardo March
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Charles Communications has been instrumental in the launch of Bunnery Natural Foods. We’re a family-business based out of a small town, and CCA’s relationships and strategies have immensely helped us grow on a more national level. It’s been an honor and pleasure working with them, and we’re thrilled to see what they come up with next.
- Gerard Yvernault
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We love working with CCA! Kimberly Charles has put together an experienced team that’s focused, connected and has its finger squarely on the pulse of the wine industry. They’ve been integral in helping our brand development, media relations and social media strategy. I strongly recommend CCA!
- Mark McWilliams
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Kimberly Charles and the team at CCA always displayed the enthusiasm and creativity critical to achieving success in Public Relations. Their professionalism and relationships enabled them to move our brand in the desired direction and I look forward to working with CCA in the future.
- Paul J. Englert
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Charles Communications is well respected in the wine industry as one of the leading public relations and communication consultants. Wente Family Estates became a client of CCA, and immediately saw the results and outreach they were able to achieve in multiple forms of media (print, broadcast and social). Kimberly and her team are creative, strategic and energetic in delivering our company’s public relations goals and needs. It has been a successful relationship and a pleasurable experience to work with them.
- Carolyn Wente

Charles Communications Associates

CCA is an independent creative marketing firm that employs traditional public relations and new media strategies to assist companies, organizations and non-profits in the creation, development and marketing of interesting and compelling brands. Recognized as one of the most effective PR firms in the wine industry, we have an exceptional track record of promoting products in the gourmet, natural and organic food and beverage categories, from wine and tea to top shelf spirits and luxury goods. We consider ourselves fortunate to work with clients who share our philosophy of social responsibility in work and everyday life.

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SF International Wine Competition Celebrates 35th Year With Global Array Of Winners
SF International Wine Competition Celebrates 35th Year With Global Array Of Winners
      SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION CELEBRATES 35th YEAR WITH GLOBAL ARRAY OF WINNERS   ...
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Making Biodynamic Wine in Bordeaux
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Château Pontet-Canet produces lush, lively wines using biodynamic farming methods-with some help from its equine employees.
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Dress for Success San Francisco 10th Anniversary Gala Dazzles
Dress for Success San Francisco 10th Anniversary Gala Dazzles
Kimberly Charles & Vicki Liviakis of KRON4

Kimberly Charles & Vicki Liviakis of KRON4

Dress for Success which promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women through a number of avenues recently celebrated its 10th anniversary gala in San Francisco.  Appropriately held at the Julia Morgan ballroom, designed by the eponymous female architect wonder of the 19th century, the sold out event was an inspiring, dazzling evening.    One of over 140 chapters worldwide in 19 countries and 22 U.S. cities, Dress for Success San Francisco has served close to 10,000 women since its inception in 2005.   By providing wardrobes, career development services, and a great support network, Dress for Success helps women who help themselves.  

 

Alexandra Fondren, Devon Magee & Julie Barlier

Alexandra Fondren, Devon Magee & Julie Barlier

Charles Communications Associates as a team is very active with this chapter. Kimberly Charles serves on the board and Jordan Carmack worked tirelessly as well to help secure silent auction items as well as wrangle clothing donations which are always welcomed.    As a team of professional women at CCA,  we feel great when we can help other women succeed.   We’ve always supported the notion that  we are all stronger when we provide advice, support and encouragement to both colleagues as well as those perhaps not as lucky as we’ve been in the path to our careers.

Sam Bleiberg, Jordan Carmack & Nick Loredo

Sam Bleiberg, Jordan Carmack & Nick Loredo

The evening was a memorable event with a glamorous reception and silent auction followed by a fashion show sponsored by Talbot’s and a delicious meal prepared by the talented chef of the Julia Morgan ballroom.   The keynote speaker was Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide who spoke to the early history of the organization, its mission as well as her own path from the world of law to the world of service.  Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels, who was part of the founding team of the San Francisco chapter was the honoree and moving speeches were given by three Bay Area based clients served by the chapter.   It was hard to find a dry eye in the house.

Guest client speaker shares her experiences with the audience

Guest client speaker shares her experiences with the audience

There are many ways to support the organization, through contributions, donations of clothing, volunteering time and skills or simply attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the year to learn more about the group and its focus.   We invite you to learn more. Giving back feels so good.    


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