CP Kelco “Water Workshop” lauded by Industrial Environmental Association

The Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) today presented Intesa client CP Kelco with its prestigious “Environmental Excellence Award” for the company’s numerous water-saving initiatives and strategies, and for hosting the 2015 Industrial Water Efficiency Workshop for best practices sharing. Since 2014, CP Kelco has made water conservation projects an operational and budgetary priority, which allowed the world-leading producer of specialty […]

Newman honored as San Diego’s “40 under 40”

Intesa founding partner Margie Newman has been recognized as one of San Diego’s best and brightest by SDMETRO Magazine, which has named her a recipient of the 2016 40 under 40 award. In San Diego, Ms. Newman has gone from an unknown to ubiquitous in just four years. Since relocating from Washington, D.C. in 2012, she founded Intesa Communications Group, a full-service […]

Are you our next fabulous fall Intern?

Intesa is looking for a well-written, thoughtful, and proactive self-starter who is embarrassingly well organized. [San Diego, CA] Intesa Communications Group is a full-service, communications, digital, and government relations shop located in fabulous Hillcrest – and we are hiring a Fall 2016 intern. Intesa’s internship program offers students the opportunity to learn and develop the skills […]

Faulconer appoints Kilkenny to Civic San Diego board

Intesa partner and public affairs strategist Maddy Kilkenny has been appointed by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer to the Civic San Diego board of directors. Civic San Diego is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation created by the City of San Diego to engage in economic development, land use and permitting services for downtown San Diego, and project […]

[Gallery] Intesa House 2016

On June 8, Intesa Communications Group welcomed 100 of our favorite people to visit our new San Diego office, located in fabulous Hillcrest. The event was catered by Urban Kitchen, and featured local craft brews. It was a great night! Photography by Ashley DuChene.

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 […]

The Power of A/B Testing — Online and Offline

In the world of outreach and organizing, there has been a growing emphasis on list size. That is to say, the leadership of many organizations has become focused on the total number of followers, e-mail subscribers, web visitors and direct mail recipients they have racked up. Often, success is defined by the ability to grow […]

Three Ideas for Fall

As summer vacations wrap up and your teams and stakeholders return to the office, you’re likely finding yourself with eager leadership, big projects and looming deadlines. While piecing together the who, what and how of the coming months, we’d like to offer the top three most important things you can do for your digital presence. […]

Delight your mobile users

As with many aspects of doing business online, the composition and demographics of your web traffic is constantly changing. Paramount among those changes is the growing segment of web users with who use mobile devices, namely tablets and smartphones, to access your organization’s site. In fact, data from the Pew Research Center indicates that 63% of adult […]

Social media: less bullhorn, more happy hour

There are countless books and lectures on how to use social media to expand your digital reach, connect with target users, and build your brand. Still, many small-to-medium sized organizations aren’t participating in social, or send out one or two obligatory messages a week without yielding any real results. Why? The answer isn’t that they […]