I have worked with Kay on many writing projects, including three books (two of them mine), employee news magazines and websites. Kay communicates messages clearly and concisely, works quickly and pays incredible attention to detail. I have seen her turn rough drafts into compelling content. Kay’s biggest strength is she is able to see what you meant to say but, at least in my case, took a roundabout way to get there. She adds structure, logic and clarity to your writing. I highly recommend her for any strategic writing project.
Kay’s approach to messaging and content development is amazing. Kay has the ability to quickly understand the specific content need and marketing objective to deliver concise and compelling copy that reflects the client’s voice, tone, and brand.
Kay is a wonderful partner and colleague. Her work is always of excellent quality and is thoughtfully delivered along with ideas and great questions. As an example Kay worked with me on a high-level, strategic project for a leading biomedical informatics organization. This work included analyzing the competition’s public image (positioning, messaging and marketing) and recommending ways the client could differentiate itself. Her work was added to the strategic insights and was thorough, clear and concise. Our project was of significant value to the client, and it was a pleasure to work with Kay.
Kay turned our client’s convoluted mass of wording into web copy that speaks directly and effectively to the target audience. In the process, she helped the client see that in addition to improving the writing on their site they needed to do a major overhaul on its structure to more clearly communicate the value proposition of their product and the underlying technology, and then worked with them to do the overhaul. We have been delighted to work with someone so willing to go above and beyond for a client, as well as having the skills to make such a significant improvement in the site content.
G. Fertram Sigurjonsson
Kay has been taking care of our public relations since the company was started. I started working with Kay in 2003 and she has always done great work, helping with tasks such as handling media contacts, creating press kits for trade shows, writing press releases, helping with presentations and editing all sorts of written materials.
Kay is a gifted writer who is down-to-earth, practical, and easy to work with. Her deep expertise in public and media relations aids many clients and executives. She is a strong communicator who also benefits clients through social media and digital marketing campaigns. Kay is someone you can count on to get the job done – without fuss. It’s a pleasure to work with Kay and recommend her to other clients.
I often consult with Kay to get a new take on a communications challenge and I always come away with a valuable new perspective. She’s the embodiment of solid, smart and strategic.
Kay recently worked with us to promote Silicon Valley Open Studios, a non-profit organization that hosts open studios during the first three weekends of May in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Artists open their studios and invite the public to get a close personal look at their work. This event takes from Burlingame to Gilroy, which is a huge area to cover. Kay worked with us to promote the event to the major publications in the Bay Area. For a soft news event Kay was able to get us excellent coverage in the San Jose Mercury News (Sal Pizarro’s “Around Town” column), we were mentioned in KQED’s “The DO” list, there was a terrific article in the Palo Alto Weekly and we had front page articles in nine Silicon Valley Community News Group newspapers, not to mention a number of Google Alerts. Kay is easy to work with and is a true professional who really knows her business. I would recommend working with her to anyone.
Kay is an outstanding writer and editor with a solid background in marketing and public relations. Fujitsu Semiconductor America has turned to her for over 20 years to author or revise thousands of pieces of copy ranging from press releases, brochures, fact sheets, technical papers, articles and web content. I have worked closely with her on dozens of projects each year since 2010. She edits with a meticulous eye and a consistent voice, and she is skilled at taking technical material and notes from our engineers and producing clear, well-written copy. Kay’s years of experience in marketing communications and media relations means that she can also offer advice on messaging strategy – a distinction that sets her apart from other copywriters. Working with Kay, your business communications will be in capable hands.
I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Kay on a large government proposal. In fact, without her assistance, the job would never have been delivered on time. Throughout the entire process, Kay was focused, insightful, and of course, did great writing! She’s also a consummate PR professional. I’m very pleased to recommend her.
Kay worked with me on a White Paper for ServiceSource, a company focused on growing recurring revenue through technology and services. Given our focus on data management, we tasked Kay with a white paper for the business buyer—no small feat! She was extremely diligent and thorough in combing through existing assets, understanding the gaps in content and proposing interview questions to uncover the important nuggets of information. Kay was able to take a concept with which we struggled articulating value and turned it into a concise, compelling document. Our sales team is thrilled with this sales tool! I would highly recommend her for technical/more complex pieces, as she has no problem getting her hands dirty.
When we were planning our website, Kay got us headed in the right direction and got us focused on what is important for our customers. The result is beautiful and successful.
Kay Paumier has handled all of MoJo Designs’ public relations for multiple products. In helping to craft and execute the launch of the Eyelet GUI, a complex technical product, Kay distilled our marketing into a coherent message and got that message out in press releases, technical articles, meetings with the press and a major trade show. While MoJo Designs is a small company, Kay helped us project an image of credibility in a complex industry.
Kay is one of the most efficient, talented and amazing editors I have the pleasure to work with. My company has consulted Kay for numerous years and has continued to retain her services because of the excellent work she provides. Kay is extremely knowledgeable with technology so she is able to understand and produce any types of content without much explanation. I can always count on Kay to get the content edited professionally and turned around quickly if it’s time-sensitive. Kay is an invaluable resource to any company seeking professional editing services and I recommend Kay highly!
Kay has been an instrumental part of our Memjet PR strategy and execution. Kay is both up-to-date on current PR/industry trends and brings a wealth of experience and solid business judgment to all that she does. She delivers on her commitments and often extends beyond them. I highly recommend Kay for any business needing a trusted and experienced PR partner.
We needed a complete overhaul of our website after 10 years of miscellaneous edits. It would have been okay to make just a design change, but what we really needed was a radically different communication strategy. Kay met with us to understand our business and thus began a yearlong process of redesign and fresh communication. Kay was open-minded and innovative and succeeded in getting us to shift our perspective from the old way to what could be. We loved working with her and loved how she kept us from getting off track. I recommend her highly.
Kay brought to Xbridge a level of expertise, creativity and attention to detail that this start-up needed to get off the ground. Through her efforts, she increased the volume of our coverage by more than 100 percent the first year, with particular focus on our target markets and verticals. With increased media traction, message clarity, and a better understanding of our target marketplace, Kay helped us stand out as a leader in the enterprise information integration market. Finally, the significant role she played in defining and developing our marketing collateral, including datasheets, brochures and white papers, helped us to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of materials available to prospects, the media and industry analysts. Kay is a real find and a team player!
I worked with Kay on a major account in which she took the leadership role. She is an excellent manager, very organized, easy to work with and committed to doing the best job for her client. She’s a great member, delivering strategic advice but also happy to roll up her sleeves and make things happen
Thanks to Kay’s work, the number of requests for our directory has tripled, and public awareness of ACA and the value of summer camps has been dramatically increased. We’re also proud that Kay has been recognized by her peers for the excellence of her work for us.
I worked on a multinational biotech product launch with Kay. I found her to be extremely thorough, patient, with a great eye for detail and the ability to get to the heart of the matter. Her media coaching skills are excellent, and she is a tenacious advocate for clients when representing them to the media. Her media work has had long-term benefit, with the ripples of her efforts creating ongoing value long after the campaign was complete. She is an excellent lead generator. Clients were reassured and encouraged by her confident yet supportive approach.
For the past 20 years, Kay has provided writing and editing services for Fujitsu, including work on the corporate profile, innumerable news releases, white papers and executive presentations. Kay writes clearly and concisely, and combines strategic understanding with an impressive attention to detail. She turns copy around quickly and efficiently, and is extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend her
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kay for about a year now in Women In Consulting. Kay handles marketing and PR for the organization, and I am continually impressed by how she makes it look easy. Kay has a strategic mindset, and is always thinking two steps ahead about how we are going to promote our programs and events. She is an integral part of the WIC leadership, and I would highly recommend her for any communications/PR project.
Communications Plus provided Voxel with excellent marketing communications support for more than five years. Kay’s writing required few edits. Her corporate and clinical releases resulted in literally hundreds of trade and general press placements. One release was picked up by the Associated Press resulting in an AP national wire. Both NBC Nightly News and ABC World News Tonight aired stories on prime-time national news. It was a pleasure working with Kay. I would recommend her for cost-effective healthcare writing and PR.
I was in a very tough spot and needed an amazing writer to come in, get up to speed in minutes on the status of a stalled project, and then produce a finished E-book within 3 days. It was a tall – if not impossible – order, yet Kay delivered above and beyond. With an extremely tight timeframe and limited knowledge of the topic going in, Kay took a raw, half-finished draft plus a 2-hour interview with me, and turned it into a 30-page E-book of outstanding quality. Within 3 days. She is amazing. This was my first time working with her and I am beyond pleased. Kay is a consummate professional and amazingly responsive. She has a sharp mind and got up to speed in a pretty technical area of enterprise software in no time at all. And of course, her written communication and marketing skills are second to none. She was a joy to work with, and I would definitely hire her again. I recommend that you do so as well.
Kay is personable and very knowledgeable with regards to communications. Kay gives measured advice and guidance and is very focused on ensuring the best possible outcome for her client. She helped us with turning around a LOT of web content, editing and writing in a very short timeframe for which I will be eternally grateful – it was a big project and Kay’s assistance helped us deliver on time.
Kay would be a valuable asset to any marketing team. She brings the range and depth of her experience to each client. She is responsive, thoughtful, thorough and persistent. Unlike agencies, where you pay for the overhead of four to six people working a few hours a week for you, when you work with Kay, you get Kay a one-woman PR team. She is adept at the full scope of communications and PR activities, from strategic planning and positioning to the daily details of good PR work.
Kay has provided our company with invaluable strategic and tactical tools to start a successful PR campaign. Our executive team greatly values her insight and professionalism.
Kay has developed excellent promotional opportunities for our service and helped us to take full advantage of those opportunities. It is also a pleasure to collaborate with Kay on writing projects. She is a resourceful researcher, writes beautifully, and provides witty, enthusiastic coaching when deadlines near.
We hired Communications Plus with a charter to build strong corporate, brand and product awareness. Kay demonstrated a practical approach to understanding our media goals, displayed outstanding insight and common sense, and executed an effective PR strategy through a balanced combination of proven tactics. With her assistance, we significantly increased our media coverage in the U.S. In short, Kay understands our market, our customers, the press and how to best maximize all these relationships. She is proactive, accountable and gets results.
Kay is a miracle worker. She can teach you how to drive business to your website. There were times that I accused her of being a slave driver but all along the way, I could see results on top of results. She will be a valued partner in my career from now on!
In the past 13 years, Kay Paumier has worked with our marketing group in two different companies. The first was for four years and the recent engagement has been for 18 months. Kay has consistently excelled in capturing the essence of our ideas in all types of marketing pieces ranging from analyst briefings, technical articles, product data sheets, press releases, e-newsletters, and letters to customers and partners. Kay is very capable in focusing our message for the intended audience and has established a fine rapport with a broad range of analysts and editors. I look forward to engaging Kay in future opportunities.
Angela Lee Forman, Ph.D.
I highly recommend Kay for strategic writing purposes. We recently worked together on an important document. She shifted its focus significantly, to better meet its intended purpose. The final document is much clearer and more targeted than the original draft.
I have hired Kay Paumier five times for PR and communications work in different industries and markets. I have found her to be a pleasant, consistent, cost-effective worker. She has quickly identified the right audience for the given market, and developed good relationships with the appropriate editors and analysts. She can craft a variety of communications and promotional materials (not just traditional PR documents). This ability has enabled us to quickly and cost-effectively try different strategies in changing market conditions.
We always get more than we expect with Kay Paumier’s PR company. For both my companies (over a 12-year period), Kay consistently gave us personal, effective service and worked with our team to ensure everyone was on the same wavelength. I can highly recommend her for cost-effective, results-oriented PR.