“If your company had superhero powers, what would they be?” is a question clients are likely to hear when collaborating with Rikke on branded content and story. As a communications expert who always wears her storytelling glasses, Rikke views every customer as a hero with a transformational journey to take with her clients. She fuses this strategic and imaginative thinking into each project—whether delivering a compelling campaign or breathing new life into an under-performing website.
Rikke honed her brand communication skills at agencies such as Rapier in London and as an independent consultant to businesses such as HP, Barclays Bank, UCSF, and Circadian Media Lab. Through her work with these clients, she has helped boost sales and brand recognition, intrigue and delight customers, and garner widespread industry publicity.
As a writer who takes readers on journeys into new worlds, Rikke has completed two YA fantasy novels and has been published in anthologies on travel and business, as well as in newspapers and magazines like The Sunday Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, and Sunset.
Rikke holds a Master’s in English and Communications from University of Copenhagen, and is on the executive board of the International Association of Business Communicators’ San Francisco chapter.
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Whitney is a brand strategist, media communications specialist, and author, who guides organizations toward a big purpose brand platform to shape a competitive, original narrative. more
Whitney believes that every company can stand for something bigger than the products they make. Companies that understand and align with their customers’ values have stronger connections with their stakeholders and boost their corporate reputation.
Whitney’s sweet spot is taking dynamic leadership teams and corralling them into a unified brand mission and position, and then shaping the core brand narrative as a springboard for integrated content, story, and impactful PR. Currently, she is drawing on her roots in entertainment and technology to ride the transmedia storytelling wave.
Whitney is the founder of The Brandularity Group, where her clients range from category creators such as Nebula, Payvment, Specific Media, and PopSugar to consumer category leaders such as Adobe and Mars. Before Brandularity, she owned Thumbprint Communications, a national company focused on communications consulting, media, presentation and leadership training. Her clients included the American Cancer Society, AT&T, Delta Airlines, Equifax, IBM, Intercontinental Hotels, the Turner Networks (TBS, TNT, TCM and CNN), the Turner Foundation, Viacom and many tech start-ups.
Whitney honed her communications expertise as a media and marketing specialist in the heart of Silicon Valley. She held account management positions at Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and leading edge agencies such as Alexander/Ogilvy and Regis McKenna. She is on the board of the San Francisco Public Relations Roundtable and is a frequent speaker for associations such as the IABC, Transmedia SF, Women in Film, PRSA, and at corporations such as Turner Networks.
Paul M Wood is an award-winning writer/director who uses his diverse background as both visual artist and technologist to bring storytelling into the twenty-first century, producing tales that cross not only genres but platforms and delivery systems. more
Paul M Wood is an award-winning writer/director of both theatrical and corporate films and videos with a 20-year career that spans commercial editing, theatrical camerawork, film distribution and exhibition, and full production experience. In the eight years since he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul has created over a hundred corporate and music videos, calling on his diverse background as both visual artist and technologist to bring storytelling into the twenty-first century by producing tales that cross not only genres but platforms and delivery systems.
AE35Media has established itself as a prime production entity for creation of distinctive, visionary, and evolutionary artworks in a richly multi-media and transmedia environment.