WITH SOMETHING NEW.
PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
AND MULTIMEDIA SOLUTIONS
At KCS Public Relations, connecting and relationship building define WHO we are, WHAT we do & HOW we do it! Providing solid public relations expertise that leads to powerful connections between companies and community.
We partner with clients from all sectors – non-profit to industry and small business to transportation and infrastructure projects – providing custom communication strategies to meet any business challenge or opportunity.
In this ever-changing digital era, CONNECTING is getting more challenging by the hour, minute, and second! KCS Public Relations believes relationships are built and maintained when we communicate effectively, make authentic connections, and have meaningful interactions. At KCS|PR, our mission, vision, and i-values speak to our belief in connection, dedication to our clients, and commitment to how we work.
We empower our clients to find their voice, express their core values and build relationships to connect with those they depend on and serve.
To be the Coastal Bend’s premier public relations firm known for building awareness, inspiring understanding and creating harmony between business and community.
Since 2002, KCS Public Relations has been making connections for our clients through strategic engagement with stakeholder groups, customers, affected neighbors, decision-makers and community leaders. We do this by developing a customized communications plan tailored to your highest priorities and available resources. Working in partnership with our clients, we design and create or enhance and amplify public relations strategies, not duplicate them.
Manage your business reputation and public perception.
Identify and address arising opportunities and/or challenges.
Gain exposure, publicity and increased awareness of your business.
Respond and clearly communicate when a crisis occurs.
Ensure decisions and actions align with your business goals and objectives.
KCS Public Relations begins by learning about your business and the environment in which you operate. We identify solutions and determine your path forward based on sound strategic communication principles. We believe in and work from a proven methodology prescribed and supported by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Identify Target Audiences
Define Long-Term Goals
Determine Project Objectives
Strategic & Tactical Approach
KCS Public Relations is experienced in the mobilization, execution and management of on-site communications for industrial construction projects.
KCS|PR will develop and manage an interdependent on-site communications department to provide beneficial information across the project site.
A single mega project can have multiple EPCs (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) supported by dozens of subcontractors.
KCS|PR will establish and maintain a centralized communications system, comprised of a dedicated team of communication professionals, who will develop and deliver electronic and printed communications materials regarding project updates and milestones to all site personnel – from leadership to the craft.
KCS|PR is responsible for the planning, development and creation of timely communications materials using various communications methods delivered through multiple channels sitewide. The On-site Communications Team is integrated within the project – in the trailers and in the field.
KCS|PR has a proven track record of helping clients build strong relationships, better brand recognition and a solid reputation. Our team is professional, reliable, experienced and connected. From site selection and permitting through ongoing reputation management, KCS|PR provides communications solutions for every stage.
We can help you identify the people, processes and entities most vital to your success. By understanding your stakeholders and environments, you can build better relationships with greater trust – and therefore communicate with greater effectiveness.
Cheniere Energy, Refinery Terminal Fire Company, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, City of Corpus Christi, M&G Resins, Buckeye Texas Partners, Flint Hills Resources, TxDOT, Direct Energy (CPL/WTU), & Walmart.
At KCS|PR, we understand the need to make each dollar count when it comes to your marketing and advertising dollars. This is why our team specializes in creating cost-efficient campaigns that generate publicity, excitement and the brand recognition you need to be successful. We can work with you to develop a polished and vibrant promotional plan that is both cost-effective and gets results.
KCS|PR knows every business has a story, and we want to help you tell yours. Together, we will identify your most recent newsworthy moments and how best to share with your audience. Our team will then assist with campaign ideation, design and collateral services, event planning and help you build your relationship through traditional and social media channels. KCS|PR can advise you on forming key partnerships, top networking and community involvement opportunities and can provide you with resources and training that help you continue your marketing and PR efforts with limited outside assistance in the future.
American Bank, Lamar Park Shopping Center (Lighting of Lamar Park), Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, Refinery Terminal Fire Company, Walmart, WeldingHouse, Prospera Inc. Housing & Community Services, American Diabetes Association, City of Corpus Christi, Cheniere Energy, and more.
KCS|PR is professionally trained in public participation and is both DBE and HUB certified. Our team is deeply-rooted in and knowledgeable about the Coastal Bend community and has experience working with affected property owners, planning and facilitating workshops, public meetings and open houses. We have successfully served as the public involvement lead for a number of major projects in transportation, infrastructure and urban planning.
Whether you seek to simply inform the public or closely collaborate with stakeholders, KCS|PR helps you communicate early and often. Together, we determine the level of engagement and public participation techniques right for your project. We can help you in all phases – from stakeholder identification to designing and posting notices and advisories. Our team can also coordinate logistics, provide facilitation services and offer staff support for public involvement activities.
Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, TxDOT, City of Corpus Christi, Chaparral Street Phase II (Bond Project), Plan CC Comprehensive Plan, Wastewater Management Plans, Environmental & Feasibility Studies, Design-Build Projects, and more.
At KCS|PR, we know that non-profits have a hard time justifying Advertising & PR spending. But many of our clients and staff can tell you, putting it into your budget can be the biggest factor that determines whether revenue remains flat this year or grows exponentially. With skilled PR placement and creativity, a little spending can go a long way! KCS|PR can help non-profit clients build their brand, secure media coverage and strengthen relationships with the public and donors.
Our team has direct experience in non-profit marketing and can help you create exposure opportunities and plan special events that will drive your ability to secure dollars and further your impact. We can help you form media partnerships, create excitement and buzz around your brand and event, and secure media coverage. Our team will also create PSA’s and polished designs and communications that will increase your credibility, profile and help your organization show itself to its very best advantage. KCS|PR can advise you on partnerships and networking as well as help you understand the individuals, entities and processes most vital to your success.
Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Ingleside Rotary, Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival (First Christian Church), American Diabetes Association, Women’s Shelter of South Texas, Junior Achievement, Society for Human Resource Management (CCHRMA), Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Creative guru, designer, writer – Raul has been with KCS|PR since February of 2019 and has been one of the minds who has brought some of our team’s creative visions to life! He received his BAS in Communications Journalism in 2016 from Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Go Hoggies!) where he was an editor for the school newspaper, The South Texan. An avid pro wrestling fan, he was also a radio host for KTAI 91.1FM’s Breaking the Barricade, a weekly show discussing all happenings within the world of the squared circle (don’t get him started on how the show won a 1st place award for Best Recurring Podcast). Following his journalistic heart, Raul relocated to Corpus Christi in 2016 and began writing as a reporter for The Caller-Times, the city’s local newspaper. In 2020, he decided to take his passion for storytelling to the skies and became a Federal Aviation Administration certified drone pilot! He also loves getting behind the camera, getting great shots, and editing videos. In general, he’s a cool dude who loves telling stories via multiple mediums and enjoys getting to know the people who make the Coastal Bend such a vibrant and beautiful place to live.
#StoryTeller #FAACertified #CatDad
Head honcho, queen bee, boss lady – whatever you want to call her, Doreen is the new owner and president of KCS|PR. Acquired in November 2016, Doreen has been serving clients and helping run the agency for 10 out of its 15 years in business. She’s been an active PR professional in the local business community since she graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2003, Go Islanders! In 2014, Doreen made a commitment to her craft and industry by becoming Accredited in Public Relations and earning a certificate in [the art of] Public Participation. She is also a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi, Class XLIV (The BEST Class Ever!) and truly believes she is “blessed beyond measure” as a business owner, wife, and mother. Doreen is a self-proclaimed foodie, loves spending time near the water and traveling with her family. In her work, she strives each day to provide clients with strategic partnerships that will lead to meaningful engagement and measurable outcomes.
#PRpro #ProudMama #IslanderForever
Determined, focused, and resourceful – Veronica started her career with KCS|PR in October 2018. She previously spent the past eight years working at Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas where she acquired a unique mix of experience in human resources, strategic planning, operations, development & volunteer engagement. In 2008 Veronica earned her BA in Communications from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. GO ISLANDERS! In her free time, Veronica loves spending time with her husband and three children exploring the coastal bend.
#HR #Islander #ChaosCoordinator
Team player, learner, goal getter – Kara started with KCS|PR in July of 2017 and dove into the world of PR head-first (she’s a serious Brainiac)! She earned her BBA in Marketing from Schreiner University and an MBA from Houston Baptist University. In school, Kara kept spirits high as a cheer captain, was an active member of the Integrated Marketing Committee and assisted with New Student Orientation programs. Kara returned to the Coastal Bend in 2016 to help launch a family start-up company. Since moving back, Kara is involved with the Young Professionals of the Coastal Bend and is serving her third year on the Board as Treasurer. “And though she be but little, she is fierce,” is one of Kara’s favorite quotes, and it reigns true for her. In her spare time, she binge watches Disney movies, loves eating French fries, and likes to get buried in a new mystery novel. Kara is so glad she found her way to KCS|PR and she’s looking forward to growing her career with the company.
#PRorMarketing #DisneyPrincess #CarSinger
A Peacekeeper and a Believer- Erika started with KCS|PR in May of 2019 as an on-site Communications Assistant with a team of communications professionals focused on internal communications for an industrial client. She is a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduate, class of 2018, with a BA in Communications and a minor in Public Relations. While attending TAMUCC, Erika was very involved in volunteering by spending her time at the Texas State Aquarium mentoring the Aqua Teen Volunteer program and assisted in rehabilitating wild birds with the Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation program. Erika also played an important role with prospective students and their families while volunteering at the University, as an Island Ambassador she gave campus tours and hosted Island Days with the program. Erika has worked in various industries like local non-profits, education, and the medical field gaining experience in Marketing, Writing, and Communications. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and enjoys exploring local dining especially when crawfish season rolls around.
Hands on learner, hugger, dedicated team member and conversationalist-JuLee started with KCS|PR in July of 2021 and hit the ground running! After 20 years in the legal field, she decided to take a leap of faith and changed career paths. She began working in the CCISD Office of Communications and embarked on a new and exciting career. JuLee has since been in the PR\Comm industry for over 14 years and her most recent job was on the new Harbor Bridge Project where she worked in the Public Information office. JuLee loves sports and is married to a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. Together they have 6 amazing kids and a very spoiled fur baby! JuLee loves the beach, Texas BBQ, taking spontaneous camping trips with her husband in their RV and being a Gammy to their beautiful grandchildren!
#PRComm #GammyHugger #HappyCamper