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Dan Klores Communications Overview

www.dkcnews.com
New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
1991
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Established in 1991, DKC is one of the top 10 independent firms in the U.S. by fee revenue. Based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, DC, DKC is a full service public relations, marketing and government affairs company, providing ... Read more

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Dan Klores Communications – Why Work For Us?


25 YEARS OF CREATIVITY, EXPERIENCE & INNOVATION

We are a smart, aggressive and inventive team that brings a unique mix of creativity, drive and business acumen to a diverse array of clients.

We break the mold of a traditional public relations firm to create a bold new hybrid that combines the creativity, expertise and senior level engagement of a boutique agency with the strategic abilities, intellectual capital and scale of a large corporation. It’s a unique combination that produces demonstrable results.

With experience that cuts across nearly every industry and geographic region, we create thorough, effective and all-encompassing communications programs that connect clients to the audiences important to them and enliven brands.

DKC has gained a national reputation for strategic thinking, creativity and expert media relations, along with superior client service and our innovative approach to practicing public relations and integrated marketing. DKC was founded under the philosophy of aggressive media outreach and building the best journalist relationships in the business, and we operate on the principle that strategic public relations requires a thorough understanding of the media.

We specialize in helping our clients achieve their business objectives by strategically shaping and impacting the news cycle. We know how to craft a story to suit the media outlet; we are always searching for the unique idea, the different angle, and the fresh take on a familiar story.

We are strategists and storytellers, using our passion and deep knowledge of our clients’ industries and the media landscape to deliver coverage well beyond the typical news stories. We are focused on providing results that impact our clients’ businesses, and are driven by our ability to create connections between our clients and the audiences important to them.

  • ADVERTISING
  • ARCHITECTURE, REAL ESTATE AND DESIGN
  • THE ARTS
  • BEAUTY
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • CONSUMER PRODUCTS
  • CORPORATE REPRESENTATION
  • CREATIVE PROPERTIES
  • DIGITAL CONTENT
  • EDUCATION
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • FASHION
  • FOOD & BEVERAGE
  • HEALTH & WELLNESS
  • HEALTHCARE AND ACADEMIC MEDICINE
  • HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
  • INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT & VIDEO GAMING
  • LUXURY
  • MEDIA BUSINESS
  • MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
  • MULTICULTURAL EXPERTISE
  • MUSEUM & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
  • MUSIC
  • NON-PROFIT
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  • PUBLIC SAFETY
  • SPORTS MARKETING
  • STARTUPS
  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • TELEVISION

STRATEGIC MEDIA RELATIONS

DKC knows how to make news and generate high-impact press coverage that builds brands, placing our clients in unexpected, non-traditional media outlets. Our strategic media relations agency includes former journalists, writers, television producers and bloggers.

Due to our unmatched knowledge of the multi-platform media landscape, DKC also has significant experience representing some of the nation’s most prominent news organizations and media outlets.

INTEGRATED MARKETING

We understand the power of shared brand equity and are deft at creating buzz-worthy partnerships and promotional initiatives that generate positive word-of-mouth and brand perception.

Our extensive portfolio of clients means we have relationships across many industries as well as knowledge of how different brands can work together synergistically.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Our powerful mix of consumer marketing and media relations expertise combined with unsurpassed knowledge of government relations and news results in high-impact public affairs campaigns.

Our media and political contacts are among the strongest in the nation, allowing us to create discussions and events that garner national attention.

We specialize in issue-based campaigns that influence policy-makers in Washington while impacting public opinion across the country.

EXECUTIVE POSITIONING

From Fortune 500 companies to startup entrepreneurs, DKC places experts at the center of national conversations. Through smart ideas and discipline, we secure leading executives in media appearances, conferences and byline articles, positioning them as experts, influencers and thought leaders.

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Foremost experts in crisis management, DKC manages internal and external communications, B2B and B2C crises.

We can help you prepare for a crisis and help you respond when the unexpected happens, formulating and implementing strategies that defuse negative publicity and stabilize a client’s public persona, image and reputation.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate social responsibility helps an organization’s mission while simultaneously displaying what the company stands for and will uphold to its consumers.

At DKC, our approach involves philanthropy, including communications programs to support monetary donations and aid given to local and non-local nonprofit organizations and communities, in areas such as the arts, education, housing, health, social welfare and the environment.

ANALYTICS

The value of even the most powerful content can be amplified by finding the exact right audience, and delivering it through the best medium. The data revolution has captured the public’s imagination, and rightly so. The availability of targeting and analysis tools, tactics, and methodology has completely changed the game. Our team combines cutting edge data science, technology, and proprietary tools to help you target and engage communities of reporters, influencers, advocates, consumers, or donors. From measuring the impact of a publicity effort, to message testing, to full-scale modeling and audience development efforts, DKC Analytics can give you a critical edge.

DKC VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

We produce branded video content that attracts the attention of target audiences and creates connections with consumers. Using our in-house capabilities, our video production agency is able to enhance online engagement through compelling, original content while leveraging our social media and PR teams for message development and widespread distribution. We determine the type of video content your brand needs to make the biggest impact, including brand video, narrative video, behind the scenes, documentary, event coverage, interview or sizzle reel.

EVENT PUBLICITY

DKC has an established excellence in conceiving, organizing and managing large scale, strategic special events.

We execute events that garner media attention and reach target audiences directly and virally.
We have extensive experience in event marketing, including product launches, concerts, premieres, fashion and trade shows, red carpets, junkets, conferences, political, marketing and community outreach events.

MINDSET

DKC Mindset provides individualized media training aligned to our clients’ core objectives + messaging and honed to specific media outlets/ platforms/journalists

Sessions are focused on:

  • Understanding the media
  • Message development
  • Preparation and execution, including on-camera mock interviews, playback with review, post-session comments and analysis.

The MINDSET team includes many former high-level print/digital/broadcast journalists and political strategists with more than a century of collective experience, giving clients the edge to powerfully communicate across multi-platform media.

SPEAKER PLACEMENT

Speaking programs are a great complement to a larger communications campaign, helping position executives as thought leaders and experts in their industries, while providing a platform to make news and convey key messages. Capabilities include: targeted research, drafting and submitting proposals and confirming relevant, high-profile and newsworthy speaking engagements.

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Through a partnership between DKC and JCIR – a leading investor relations and financial communications firm – we are able to provide clients with investor relations counsel in a holistic approach to delivering fully integrated corporate communications programs. The JCIR/DKC team leverages their joint expertise – including extensive capital markets and corporate communications experience – to develop full-service strategic programs that exceed client expectations.

DKC CONNECT

Our expert strategists and social media managers take a research-based approach to create online communications strategies unique to each client’s need that integrate new technologies and complement offline efforts to create a seamless campaign with measurable results.

Digital capabilities include: social media monitoring, influencer identification, strategic counsel, social media marketing, website development, applications, online reputation management and in-house video production.

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    Work with great people and great benefits

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    work long hours and sometimes weekend and holidays

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Dan Klores Communications.

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    I was at the office for a few hours meeting with various people who had never seen my resume. It made me feel like I was an animal on display. I should have asked to meet with the people I would be reporting to but didn't know to ask that at that stage of my career. Had I met these people in advance I would NEVER have taken the job.

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