While the left and right brain dominate at different times, it wasn’t until 2008 that they coalesced into Lionize PR. I also wanted to make sure we could provide a value to our clients and that takes experience- mix in Dustin Markland, our creative director, and we’re talking the chemistry of success.
Where we claim: the North End (Va.), CB (N.C.) and NSB (Fla.). I’ve met a wide range of people along the way and they’ve all been impactful in the way I view life. Those philosophies allow me to do what I do. Really that is the essence of PR, building relationships for opportunities.
PR is not the Wizard of Oz behind an opaque curtain pulling strings and puffing smoke. We’re not a weekly conference call or a monthly retainer. We’re specifically focused on surfing, the same way an optometrist is focused, sorry for the pun, on the eyes and eyesight. As doctors began to specialize, I foresee PR doing the same, and we’re jumping to the front of the line. I believe in PR and I believe in our clients, which is why I didn’t name the company Ryan Marks & Associates, or something. We take our clients to the next level and that is what every PR firm should do.