Cheers to 5 Years!

On August 9, 2017, Intesa celebrated five years of providing strategic communications and public affairs counsel to clients from San Diego to Washington, D.C. It was a treat to toast and celebrate with Intesa friends, family, and clients. Check the photo highlights of the event, which was catered by Urban Kitchen. Photography by Ashley DuChene.

Now hiring Summer and Fall interns!

Intesa is looking for well-written, thoughtful, and proactive self-starters who are embarrassingly well organized. [San Diego, CA] Intesa Communications Group is a communications and government relations shop located in fabulous Hillcrest – and we currently on the lookout for Summer and Fall 2017 interns. Intesa’s internship program offers students the opportunity to learn and develop the […]

Seth Patton: Intesa internship provided “PR” perspective, local connection

Point Loma University senior, and award-winning political science researcher and presenter, Seth Patton, is Intesa’s current intern and all-around delightful person. We asked him to share a little bit about his intern experience with us for the blog before he leaves us next month. Although we will miss his positive attitude, writing skills, and thoughtful approach to client service, we are […]

Kilkenny named to USS Midway Museum board of directors

Intesa partner and public affairs strategist Maddy Kilkenny has been named to the prestigious USS Midway Museum board of directors. The USS Midway opened as a museum in June 2004 and is the most popular naval warship museum in the United States. The USS Midway was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992. Approximately 200,000 sailors served […]

Kilkenny joins Intesa as partner, Morse promoted to director of digital strategy

SAN DIEGO — Maddy Kilkenny has joined Intesa Communications Group as a partner, and as a founder of the full-service public relations firm’s new lobby practice representing client government relations interests across the greater San Diego Region. Kilkenny brings more than 15 years of experience to the role, managing day-to-day client activities and developing and […]

CP Kelco | Water Efficiency Workshop

On October 8, 2015, more than 40 San Diego-based sustainability engineers and managers attended the Industrial Water Efficiency Workshop, sponsored by CP Kelco. The event provided San Diego’s industrial water users a forum to share best management practices, policies and “blue sky” solutions for water conservation, in the face of California’s historic drought.  One year later, […]

Intesa Communications colleagues are savvy, seasoned and strategic

As a business owner, it’s always a treat to receive resumes from other public relations professionals who want to be a part of what we are building. We appreciate receiving smart referrals and hearing from enthusiastic job seekers, even if we’re not hiring today. Before you send in your goods, here’s a quick summary of […]

How to Manage a Public Relations Crisis

It’s a privilege to be a trusted resource for clients in crisis. The issues vary—from an executive being on the receiving end of a tasteless email, to news investigations and lawsuits, to threats of boycotts and employee misconduct—but the anxieties and risks often are the same. For businesses and non-profits in crisis, it is critical […]

Guest Post: IABC San Diego’s “Be Heard” blog

I recently joined the San Diego chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Today, they published my guest post, “Three lessons I learned while starting a PR firm with my husband.” Here’s a teaser: When my husband and I announced this summer that we were moving from Washington D.C. to San Diego to start […]

San Diego Beer Week

In November, Margie and I were able to enjoy our first San Diego Beer Week. For the record, we thought we were beer snobs back on the east coast but now it’s out of control. In the past, we would check the beer makers’ schedules to see when New Belgium would launch their latest creation in […]