In 2012, I heard the term blue economy for the first time while I was a staffer for former San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox. Terms like “clean tech” or “green economy” were familiar, but the idea of a blue economy was new and very few people were talking about this concept. What is the blue economy? The […]
Intesa Hooks ‘Blue Economy’ Expert Greg Murphy, Expands Public Policy and Government Affairs Offerings
San Diego – Intesa Communications Group (Intesa), an award-winning, strategic communications and government relations firm helping clients communicate and advocate with confidence, announced Greg Murphy has joined the firm as Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Murphy brings 15 years of policy, government, and consulting experience; his hire expands the firm’s government affairs services to include […]
Improving San Diego: I’m proud of how Civic Communities transforms our region
At Intesa, our team is proud to give back to San Diego. For me, there is nothing as personally rewarding as working with people committed to addressing the biggest challenges facing our region and seeing the positive impacts first-hand. If you know San Diego, you know housing is challenge Number One.
Stay ready: build confidence and trust through a PR crisis
When you’ve been advising leaders through PR crises as long as I have, you know that there are very few media situations that can be made to “go away.” Experience has shown me that the companies and leaders who enjoy solid reputations after a PR crisis have not avoided negative attention, they built confidence and […]
‘Tis the season’…for awards!
Intesa scores big wins at PRSA and MarCom
Last month, we had our hands (and tote bag) full with SEVEN Platinum and Bronze Bernays 2022 awards from the Public Relations Society of America’s San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter. We also took home TWO platinum and TWO gold awards from MarCom, an international competition for marketing and communication professionals, for a total of 11 awards in […]
2022 Businesswomen of the Year Finalist Maddy Kilkenny on client wins and community service: “helping create a better San Diego is what it’s all about.”
When I joined Intesa in 2016 to build our government relations practice from the ground up, my goal was to represent clients seeking to do meaningful business with governments across the region from the South Bay to North County, and everywhere in between. Over the years, we’ve provided counsel to a variety of respected companies […]
Intesa Team Applauds Kenneth Moore, Revered Among San Diego’s ‘Next Top Business Leaders Under 40’
(San Diego) — Intesa Communications Group celebrates another major recognition on the team as Senior Account Manager Kenneth Moore has been named among San Diego Business Journal’s 2022 “Next Top Business Leaders Under 40.” The annual award honors professionals in San Diego County making notable contributions to their industry and community. The Next Top Business […]
Intesa Bolsters North County Government Affairs Offerings with Addition of Policy Pro Summer Bales
June 21, 2021 (San Diego) – Intesa Communications Group, a San Diego-based strategic communications and government relations firm, today announced Summer Bales has joined its government relations team as an Account Manager. In this role, Bales provides strategic counsel and lobbying services to organizations in San Diego’s North County region. Prior to joining Intesa, Bales was a […]
Work Hard, PTO, Recharge, Repeat!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a good time to consider some of the many ways we can prioritize and foster self-care. For me, taking time off from the daily grind is important – and I’m not just talking about a Friday here and there. I’m talking about several days in a row to […]
Spring is in the Air: Three Considerations for “Spring Cleaning” Your Business
While San Diego is beautiful year-round, there’s something special about springtime here. The marine layer makes for cozy mornings, then the sunshine breaks through for active afternoons. Nature begins to awaken after a season of slumber – the weather starts warming up, birds sing, flowers bloom. Spring is full of action! In its alternative, less […]