We’re Barb Harris and Sharon Kreher, partners of teamworks communication, an agency that’s helped nonprofit organizations and consumer product companies since 1997. We excel at:
- communication strategy and training
- media and influencer relations
- content creation, including website and social media copy, and electronic newsletters
Some of our clients: United Food Bank, Feed My Starving Children, East Valley Veterans Parade, Tempe Community Action Agency, Tempe Empty Bowls, Grand Canyon Synod, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Downtown Tempe Foundation, 7-Eleven, Blockbuster, The Walsh Team, Cold Stone Creamery, and St. Louis Area Foodbank.
Sharon started her career with Hill & Knowlton; Barb with Edelman Worldwide. We met when we worked together at a regional PR firm, managing the Good Humor-Breyers and Einstein Bros Bagels accounts.
We helped form a network of seasoned PR pros in 1999 (PRConsultants Group) so that we could offer clients capabilities in virtually any market in the United States. Many of these PR consultants are people with whom we had worked for 7-Eleven and Blockbuster. We have managed multi-market projects using this network of professional for:
- Make-A-Wish America’s Macy’s Believe Campaign (in as many as 29 markets)
- Barnes & Noble.com (20 markets)
- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association (14 markets)
- Relax the Back (4 markets and national media)
- Cold Stone Creamery (27 markets)
With each of these clients, we brought together top-notch pros in the markets needed and managed the process from start to finish, providing stellar results and freeing our clients to focus on other aspects of their business.
Our name, teamworks, is more than just a moniker, it’s the way we do business. We become part of our clients’ communication team for the life of a project, and with many clients, for long-term communications counsel and execution:
- 7-Eleven: Part of their team for 18 years, managed local market promotions in Phoenix and St. Louis, including radio promotions, grand openings, and media relations.
- Blockbuster: Worked together for 15 years, developing and coordinating radio promotions, producing special events, executing store grand openings, and generating media coverage for them in St. Louis, Phoenix and Tucson.
- For 19 years, teamworks produced donor newsletters for the St. Louis Area Foodbank, raising a profit of more than $1.9 million during that time, with an average fundraising ROI (return on investment) of 4.4.
- We partnered with Make-A-Wish on the Macy’s Believe Campaign and with Tempe Community Action Agency (for 4 years each)
- Other long-term current clients include Feed My Starving Children (10 years), Tempe Empty Bowls (6 years), and United Food Bank (4 years).
If you are looking for experienced communicators with whom you can effectively collaborate, talk to teamworks!
When we selected teamworks it was because we saw a team that was exceptionally organized and familiar with everything we needed done. They began with the support of understanding the community and being sensitive to what we needed and they needed. They were creative and cooperative as we worked out how to bring our brand into this community and all of Arizona! Throughout the many months of preparation their due diligence to the timeline, flexibility when things changed and their commitment surpassed all expectations. During the incredible outcome of opening day and beyond, they continued to offer support, reaching out to touch base and be sure we were successful. I can’t imagine any other group would have done as much as they did, becoming true partners in our success.
Any company who is looking for a partner for PR, events and marketing support should call them!
Hiring teamworks was one of the best decisions we have ever made. The great media and communications services they provide has ensured that our story of what we do at the food bank is handled with professionalism and expertise. What really sets teamworks apart is the wonderful, friendly staff – always ready to go the extra mile, and making sure that we are treated as more than just clients!
teamworks brings a wealth of experience to an organization, delivering high-quality work with results that exceed expectations. They successfully handled numerous initiatives when I was with Blockbuster, always taking time to understand our brand message and the goals we wanted to accomplish. Always professional, teamworks is a great agency that I would highly recommend.
teamworks communication was an excellent resource when we launched a new meal packing site in Arizona. Since the launch, Barb’s expertise and passion have continued to increase Feed My Starving Children’s share of voice both in the Arizona market and nationally. I can trust her to read the local media, know the ways in with relevant stories, and build community awareness and loyalty through savvy PR and marketing communications work.
After years of trying to build and implement a communication plan internally we sought help from some professionals who understand our mission, partners and audience. teamworks has helped us communicate clearer and in broader ways. We have only had positive feedback from their involvement.
In the last six months, teamworks communication management has developed a 50th anniversary marketing plan for our organization, managed a website transformation, and developed a sustaining membership fundraising program. The results of all are exemplary. Even better is the immediate responsiveness – and the complete confidence the work will be done on time, within the budget, and with a level of ownership that is rare in the contractual work world. All of us at TCAA are thrilled having teamworks as our partner!
As I stop and think about this past year I wanted to take a moment and thank teamworks. Because of you being an instigator and partner in this ministry we have moved light years ahead with messaging and public presence.
You are both witnesses to how work and passion intertwine to make an impact in communication and living out the mission of God’s love for the world.
We needed a way to implement effective media relations strategies in small and large markets across the country for the 2010 Macy’s Believe Campaign benefitting the Make-A-Wish® America. We found a turnkey solution with teamworks – they managed 15 PR Consultants covering 20 different markets, with great results.
Working with Barb and Sharon at teamworks is always a pleasure. They’re creative, attentive and keep projects moving to ensure that deadlines are met. I’ve seen firsthand how they take the time to learn as much about our organization, so they can help craft messages that best tell our story to constituents. We’ve seen great results at the St. Louis Area Foodbank and I would recommend teamworks to anyone who was interested.