"Lauren was an asset to Four Seasons San Francisco during my tenure as General Manager. In her role as PR Director for the hotel, she created programs and partnerships both internally and with the surrounding business community that supported the objectives of the hotel and restaurant. Lauren’s creativity, inherent hospitable attitude and energy make her a pleasure to work with."
~ Stan Bromley, General Manager, Four Seasons San Francisco
"I had the great pleasure of working with Lauren and can say without any hesitation that she is one of the smartest, most interesting and most positive and professional people I have ever had the privilege to work with. More than anything, she has incredible people and communication skills, which equals her ability to execute. Merritt Group is a good mid-size PR firm and the San Francisco office is so important to our future growth. I owe so much to Lauren for helping get our SF office to another important level. I recommend Lauren wholeheartedly to any forward thinking company that wants to take their communications to the next level and work with someone that is a consummate professional and an all around nice person and hard worker.”
~ Ben Merritt, CEO, Merritt Group
"Lauren helped make Kara's Cupcakes a sweet success! Lauren extended our brand message with TV, online and social marketing by developing press releases to support holiday specials, store launches and online marketing. She secured live TV, radio and print opportunities including View from the Bay and San Jose Mercury News. Her passion for her work and commitment to each client's needs is superior! Lauren is an asset to our brand marketing and is as sweet as our cupcakes!"
~ Kara Haspel Lind, Owner Kara’s Cupcakes
"I can’t thank Lauren enough for being such an integral part of our launch of 123 Bolinas. I really appreciated her calm and focus in keeping us on track with everything else going with the opening. The turnout was great and getting us into so many blogs and food features was impressive. How she got us into California Home + Design, and being interviewed on Dining Around with Gene Burns show was incredible. Clients came in the following weekend as a direct result of her efforts."
~ Dominic Phillips and the 123 Bolinas team
"I first met Lauren at the start of her public relations career at Hill & Knowlton Washington, DC. I believed then that her intellect, tenacity and passion would serve her well in her pursuit of a career in communications counseling. Throughout the past decade, I have observed her in many different roles. She has built a solid reputation with the media, grown her management and leadership skills and is seen as a trusted counselor and partner for her clients. Regardless of the challenge put in front of her, Lauren tends to come out on top and I wish her every success with her own firm."
~ Tom Hoog, former COO, Hill & Knowlton International
"I had the pleasure of working with Lauren during a demanding engagement. She officially served as our PR Manager, but was equally valuable as a coach, mentor and team builder. Simply stated, she builds bridges. Demonstrating her considerable human relations and communications skills, Lauren energetically sought out new and creative ways to engage clients, stakeholders, skeptics and supporters alike. Her professional knowledge and persistence consistently earned our team great respect and support. Blessed with a “can do” attitude that is convincing and infectious, Lauren balanced a professional approach with a personal penchant to challenge barriers and problems in creative ways. Whenever tasks were delegated to her, Lauren took ownership and responsibility for positive outcomes with significant skill, personal resolve and impressive collaborative intent. She brought every assignment, no matter how difficult, complex, or poorly defined to a successful conclusion. Where public awareness options elusive and creative thinking was needed, she repeatedly synthesized concepts into concrete and focused actions. In short, Lauren Eastman is a prolific and gifted writer, adept at informing and persuading culturally diverse audiences. Her collaborative approach brings people together, builds trust and promotes mutual achievement. Therefore, I am certain that you will be richly rewarded by working with her."
~ General George Clark, U.S. Air Force
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