Friday, April 25, 2014

Bring The Funk

It has been an honor for KRPR to help out with some of the details of the coming Funk Parade on Saturday, May 3rd. Organizers and DC music evangelists, Justin Rood and Chris Naoum, have put a ton of work into this thing and it's going to be an amazing day full of festivities. Funk Parade is not just a parade, it's an all-day occasion celebrating U Street and DC's musical culture and history, and includes street performers, tons of live music and of course, a Funk Parade. Check out their website at and we hope to see you on U Street.

And while you're at it, get your tickets to Saturday's Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival put on by Listen Local First (also ran by Chris Naoum). The Hackinsaw Boys, who go on 6:15pm, put on one of the most fun and rowdy bluegrass shows we've ever seen.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Clients We Believe In: A Luxury We Can Afford

When we first decided to take Kendra Rubinfeld PR (KRPR) full-time, a mere 5 months ago, we made a pledge that we would only represent clients whose work we truly believed in. We knew this model was a luxury, but we hoped we could afford it. We are very pleased to announce that in fact we can afford it as over the last few months we have been working with incredibly innovative people doing fantastic work in DC, the nation and around the world. In the last two months alone we have begun work with several new clients ranging in diverse fields, from artists and musicians to local businesses to nonprofit organizations. We invite you to meet our newest clients below and see what we have been working on.  

Our Newest Clients:

La Tomate - The Italian bistro is a Washington institution located in the heart of Dupont Circle. KRPR will be working with them to organize and publicize their Grand Opening of a take-out Caffe inside their sit-down restaurant, that will offer breakfast, lunch and late-night fare.

All Eyes On Rockville - The highly regarded optometrist, Dr. Hannah Yecheskel, is opening her own practice, All Eyes On Rockville, a new model of visual health care that customizes service and treatment for each individual it treats. KRPR is currently developing messaging and branding, website, social media, and traditional marketing that aligns with Dr. Yecheskel's unique vision.  Doors will open sometime this summer.

Tenleytown Trash - The only local waste management company in Washington, DC has brought on KRPR to build a new, interactive website and social media presence to help promote the amazing work Tenelytown Trash does everyday. 

Psalm Full of Soul Norma Brooks is a musical force within the Jewish community. This time around she has teamed up with jazz legend, Vince Evans, Billboard-topping gospel singer, Vanessa R. Williams, as well as members of Parliament Funkadelic and the Blind Boys of Alabama to create a genre defying album. KRPR will be working with Psalm Full of Soul to build an audience in both the Jewish Community and the mainstream via messaging, media relations, and strategic marketing.

Grogan Social Scene - Thomas Grogan and his band have written a profound album of indie-rock songs based on everything Grogan learned from his troubles and travels around the country. KRPR will be assisting with media outreach as well as strategic marketing.

SpeakeasyDC - DC's original true-life storytelling group, voted the "gold standard" in storytelling by The Washington Post has brought on KRPR to help publicizing their upcoming event, After-School Special: True Stories By And About Educators at The Atlas Performing Arts Center, May 9th.  

DC Shorts - Recently named the Coolest Short Film Festival by Moviemaker Magazine, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is the largest short film event on the East Coast.  KRPR has been brought on to handle their special events media relations and social media.