What we do and how we serve?
Plain and simple we put words to your ideas. We create messages and plans to help you execute your ideas. We develop strategies to bring awareness to your business or product or YOU!
We are the client whisperer!
Do you need messaging with a corporate flare? Or do you need industry lingo to attract your target market? Or do you need someone to help make sense of what all your creative ideas?
We Do That!
GVM Communications is a woman-owned business. The CEO is a master of multi-tasking and gear-shifting. The firm is a healthy mix of a little corporate, with an entrepreneurial spirit, business casual style, sprinkled with some Zen and a few choice words. The CEO may drop the f (bomb) often, so if your ears are sensitive she is not for you. She believes the creative words are natural healer and can cure stress. Just ask her...
Qualities about the firm: Thoughtful, Strategic, Open-Minded and Honest. Clients are handled according to style. This is why it is so important for us to get to know you, “the client”. We are excellent reads of character and can sense where a business can reach under our care and how creative and committed a client will be with our unique ideas.
Our approach to strategies regarding public relations, branding and relationship management are "different". But here is what a client will get: a firm who can turn an idea into a gift. A firm who truly hears your ideas, even when you don't think we are listening in casual conversation - we hear you and you as the client will be surprised just how well we listen. Service. We take our clients businesses seriously which mean you will receive the proper due diligence, risk analysis and assessment. And research...the CEO is a research geek. Honesty - Not hurtful honesty but straightforward honesty. The kind you need to hear this for your own good but that comes with a solution.
Here is the BEST PART... This is where our clients have benefit...our ability to leverage our extensive resources across industries. We are great business connectors. Through business relationships GVM Communications remains connected to several industries. We see the possibilities many times before our clients see the value in the connection. PR and Branding are great industries to help clients connect with an array of businesses across the board. Brain-Brand Storming has created the greatest return for us and our clients. Proven client satisfaction.
As seasoned professionals our skillsets allow us to tap into out client's voices bringing their ideas and visions to life. Through a discovery process our team will determine the business needs:
Team of consultants and freelancers demonstrating talents and skills in an array of industries: Arts, Cannabis, Education, Financial Services, Diversity & Inclusion, Publishing, Sports & Entertainment, Technology and Wellness. In 2015, the firm expanded its services into the Cannabis Industry. We remain equally in diverse markets of business ranging from: Non-Profits, Privately owned to Publicly traded Fortune 500 companies.
Corporations, Non-Profits, Entrepreneurs, Cannapreneurs, Speakers and Authors
We see no business as too small, we look to see how we fit.
Our clients have come to rely on us for our insights, strategy, messaging and coaching. Yes coaching! We counsel many of clients on projects and business decisions. Our knowledge base on various industries allow us to give a unique perspective our clients have come to appreciate. We have a keen eye and distinctive approach in connecting industries and taping unidentified target pools.
Through our media relations services clients have appeared in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Financial Times, Working Mother, Elle, Teen Vogue, Black Enterprise, Diversity Inc., Crain's , Diversity Executive, Hispanic Business, Ebony, Essence, New York Daily News, New York Post, The Network Journal, Huffington Post, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business just to name a few.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Gia launched her firm in 2012, and has worked with various businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, speakers and authors. It is no surprise Gia’s client base covers many industries. She worked at the financial services firm Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., for fifteen years where she oversaw several business lines as media relations officer. Her areas of focus ranged from Urban Investment/Private Equity, Investment Research and Technology to the firm’s organizational focus on Diversity, Recruiting, Corporate Engagement, Human Resources and Corporate Services.
From facilitating workshops, participating on panels to organizing events and supporting women owned businesses, Gia has been committed to uplifting her clients. With over 20+ years experience in corporate within the entertainment industry and financial services, she has a special knack of bridging gaps and connecting dots between industries. Using her public relations, media training and personal development skillsets Gia works closely with diverse industries to provide them with her years of experience and intuitive insight on the changing markets all while bringing her creativity and voice of reason. In 2017, Gia became the Director of Communications for Women Grow (Headquarters) and she remains PR Coordinator for Women Grow New York City Chapter. Women Grow is the largest international professional networking organization committed to cultivating business leaders within the cannabis industry.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, she was the Director of Promotions and Publicity at The Fremantle Corporation, a international distribution and production television company. Fremantle was responsible for bringing such shows as Baywatch to China, 3rd Rock From the Sun and Grace Under Fire to LatAm, Tony Awards to Japan, just to name a few. During her six years with the company these standout 90's shows along with a catalog of other long running shows were brought to Asia ex-Japan, Philippines, Canada and throughout Europe and Africa.
Outside of her professional accomplishments, Gia volunteers with various non-profit organizations throughout New York City. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter.
Brand Analysis | Media Planning | Press Materials | Media Training |
Image Development | Internal Communication | Workshop Facilitator | Publicity
You Get More Than Results...
Included with all services: Business Connectivity-Coaching-Resource Management-Networking
Get On Message:
Core message, elevator pitch, talking points, review and recommended edits for marketing materials and website so internal and external messaging is comprehensive and consistent.
PR Plan (Template), Press Release Outline, Sample Media Advisory, Pitch Letter (Template), Talking Points (Template), 60 minute media training, Non Disclosure Agreement included. Recommendation on seeking media opportunities, compiling and tracking press clips.
*This can be converted to a speaker package. Great for speakers and authors. Package includes topic sheet and testimonials.
1 hour session will generate creatives ideas and create action plan in order to develop your event, services, brand or product. Session includes 30 minute follow up call.
3 hour session will generate creative ideas and create action plan in order to develop your event, services, brand or product. Session includes 30 minute follow up call.
**Inquire about the 5 and 10 hour plan options for longer term projects.
Workshop Organizer & Facilitator:
Great for company offsite or retreat. Topics can be customized. Offers a combination of public relations and personal development.
3 to 6 months of direct publicity to targeted media outlets for special projects in specialized industries.
Full Communications Package:
The elite package is the full assessment of company internal and external communications, will create a media plan and press materials, media training and publicity services.
Gia is one of the most genuine, authentic individuals that I've been fortunate enough to work with in my career. Her professionalism shines through in every aspect of her work, from her rainmaking ideas to her amazing network and resources, Gia is an executor that gets the job done and will exceed one's expectations.
-April Walker, Walker Wear & A Walker Group
Gia is one of the most generous, patient strategic thinkers I know. When I struggle to come up with a solution or an approach to an issue concerning my business, she's the first person I call. After speaking with Gia, I feel confident in the direction I've chosen to take and I always end up with very positive and rewarding results.
– Gilda Squire, Squire Media and Management
Gia is never afraid to challenge my thoughts, while having the insight to see beyond areas I didn’t realize I could reach. She has an unbelievable high energy level with a strong character. Her leadership has produced impressive results in a wide variety of areas. Gia is persistent, and exhibits concerns for others, while giving a personal touch to any situation. She listens to empower, negotiates collaboratively, resolves conflicts, and has impressively generated trust amongst her peers. She has the ability to articulate a vision in order to persuade others. Gia gives a magnificent presentation and offer workshops, professional/entrepreneurial engagement and Public Relation services.
– Anthony Smith, Executive Director, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District
I truly appreciate the thoughtful feedback Gia provides me regarding her services. Regardless of the situation or environment: personal or professional, corporate or non-profit, Gia’s insightful perspective and strategic guidance has helped me navigate through the most challenging situations. She employs a “Mindful” approach with her clients, which delicately balances a no-nonsense yet structured approach, along with nurturing and empathetic personal coaching.
– Robyn Pitts, Business Development | Productivity Consultant for Microsoft, United Way and other professional organizations
GVM was a fundamental piece to facilitating my first Tour to NY. Her class, dedication and commitment to excellence is evident in the outcome of her work. My event was extremely successful and I would recommend her in a heartbeat always in all ways. 5* service and professionalism.
- Steve Whyte, The UK's #1 Author | Speaker | Life Coach
Thank you so much for a most valuable brainstorming session with you. So many concrete ideas to work with, which is invaluable for me at this time. I just want to give a shout out to Gia with whom I had the most amazing brain storming session this week. She was amazing in the way she captured possibilities, my message and for example article topics from just listening to me talking; apparent she has been doing PR for a very long time.
– Barbro Sjotun (Sweden), coaching client
Timing, awareness of opportunity and execution is usually a winning combination for me to achieve many of my goals. Gia provided a similar but more beneficial option. The timing was right because I was shifting my focus. Opportunity came by invitation and execution through accountability of genuine support.
–Alicia Brown, Business Development Manager, General Motors
Working with Gia has allowed me to step out of my box and think of creative ways to use my talents and to develop multiple streams of income which is so important as an entrepreneur.
-Helen Williams Nurse, Owner of TracyChambers Vintage
We joined forces to expand our company's services and knew The Organized Home (TOH) was unique, but didn’t have the words to accurately describe the business. Gia asked all the right questions which allowed us to really think and focus on what we wanted to convey to our clients. She not only learned about the business, but learned about us...from why we do what we do; and what our clients get from our services. The personal touch she brought made conversations with her easy. She took the time needed to get it right, and in the end, created the talking points that were cohesive, consistent, sincere, relatable and differentiated. In short, she gave our business a stronger and well positioned voice in the market. She gave us the confidence to engage potential clients about our business, “We help our clients see and achieve their possibilities”. After working with Gia, we are better able to articulate this experience with clients and can clearly envision 'all the places we can go'!
- Denise N. Gordon, Founder & Tanya S. Lewis, Designer of The Organized Home (TOH)
Partnerships & Media
Women's Venture Fund
Since 2013, GVM Communications has facilitated and participated on several workshops on Public Relations, Publicity, Marketing and Social Media for the Women's Venture Fund.
Rogue Media Group LLC
In 2016, Rogue Media Group and GVM Communications entered into a partnership agreement to create business development, content creation and strategic partnership programs for corporations and entrepreneurs.
Type A Media
Type A Media is one of the leading full service cannabis lifestyle communications firms with locations in New York City and Southern California. GVM Communications and Type A Media have partnered in numerous cannabis related projects from the New York City Cannabis Parade to the launch event of the Cannabis Tech Group's Summit in New York City to working on press for the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo and much more. The combined companies have over 50 years of experience in public relations.