Akimbo Communications is a boutique PR agency based in Portland, OR specializing in the outdoor, action sports and active lifestyle industries. With over 17 years of experience with agency and in-house corporate marketing positions, we offer clients a more holistic approach to communications and public relations. Our PR strategy is consistency and continuity to create new avenues for media coverage, consumer participation, and ultimately, sales-driven results. By developing and executing solid PR plans across multiple channels and categories, we effectively tell brand stories that align with our client's brand directions and key marketing initiatives.
kate gaeir, principal
Practically raised in the world of sports marketing and media relations, Kate's first industry job was working for Nike as a print model at age five. As a native Oregonian, she later pursued marketing positions at adidas Golf and Helly Hansen where her passion for PR blossomed. In 2008, Kate returned to Portland and established Akimbo Communications to offer authentic and personal communications support for clients in the outdoor and active lifestyle industries. Equally at home among the dense forests and rippling rivers as the concrete jungle of the urban landscape, Kate's network extends from Los Angeles to New York, and all the mountain towns in between. With over 17 years experience, Kate specializes in crossing endemic companies over into sought after lifestyle brands through placements in both core and general consumer media outlets. She focuses on the whole picture: marketing, events and public relations to build campaigns that are creative, inspiring and successful. When not in the office or on a plane, Kate can be found refueling on fresh air with her husband and daughter at their cabin in the shadow of Mt. Hood.
casey raymer, account EXECUTIVE
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Casey took the outdoor passions she grew up with and made them a part of her career. With over 16 years of experience in the outdoor and action sports industry, her enthusiasm, ability to adapt and work ethic led to various roles and responsibilities – most recently as the Global Marketing Director for Ride Snowboards. In July 2014, her family made the move to Ketchum, Idaho, and soon after she jumped on-board with Akimbo Communications. Casey loves to stay on top of the ever-evolving marketing landscape and her passion lies in public relations, copy writing and project management. With many years spent in house driving brand objectives, she fully understands the benefits that a good PR firm can offer and is proud to be a part of the Akimbo team. When she’s not knee deep in work, she hopes to be knee deep in pow, and spends time with her husband and two young sons making the most of the outdoors in and around their home in Oregon.