[Royal Oak, MI] May 10, 2017 – Sharon Tatom Garcia, former marketing and communications executive with the national Arthritis Foundation, has launched Startup Communications, a public relations and communications consulting business. Startup Communications offers communications and public relations strategy and execution to startups, non-profits, small businesses, and companies looking for PR and communications expertise on short term campaigns. Areas of expertise include digital strategy, community engagement, social media, crisis communications, media relations, and integrated marketing.
Based in Royal Oak, MI, Startup Communications is currently working with three clients including Earth Alchemy, a small business based in Royal Oak, MI, which provides Drop in and Draw, a guided art therapy service to individuals and groups looking to heal when words fail but the need to heal or process looms large; a non-profit organization which partners with churches to provide a safe, warm place to spend the night to individuals who would otherwise have no shelter; and incubator SPARK Ann Arbor USA, providing guidance and services to startups in all phases of growth.
About Sharon Tatom Garcia Sharon Tatom Garcia is an independent communications and public relations consultant, strategist, and master executionist. She has 15-years of experience in non-profit marketing and communications. She spent most of her career with the Arthritis Foundation, starting at the Chicago Chapter (a top 3 media market), where she managed all media relations, donor and stakeholder communications strategies, special events communications, and digital strategy including hands-on website management. Her efforts were recognized with the national “Excellence in Public Relations Gold Award” for her work on signature mission related campaigns. She ended her career with the Arthritis Foundation as the senior director of all marketing and communications services across the US. She launched Startup Communications, a boutique PR and communications consulting business in January, 2017 focusing on startups, non-profits, and small businesses.