Wilks, co-founding member of Bite Communications, to manage new teams; joins executive committee
San Francisco, CA - June 18, 2007-- Atomic Public Relations, an alternative PR energy source for technology-related companies, today announced Judy Wilks, an experienced tech PR professional and co-founding member of Bite Communications has joined Atomic as senior vice president. The announcement follows two years of 35%+ revenue growth and accelerating momentum in 2007.
Ms. Wilks was a co-founding member of Bite Communications in 1995, providing leadership on assignments including Apple Computer, British Telecom and Toshiba. In 2000, Wilks opened Bite's San Francisco office and was instrumental in account wins and strategic leadership for companies including Autodesk, Juniper Networks and Sun Microsystems. In late 2006, Judy departed Bite and formed an independent communications consultancy for technology companies. She began her career at Text 100 in London, working on accounts including Microsoft, Intel and MicroProse.
"I've worked with the people at Atomic and with Judy Wilks on separate occasions, and both deliver big ideas and big results; this is a great match," said David Allen Ibsen, founder and principal of marketing consultancy 'five meetings before lunch', and Webby-award winning marketing blogger. "She's a great addition to Atomic?s executive team, and Atomic's experimental nature, custom PR technology and progressive culture are a powerful new vehicle for Judy's strategic and creative talents."
"There's a fair bit of mystique around Atomic Public Relations in an industry where it's truly difficult for agencies to differentiate themselves," said Judy Wilks, senior vice president, Atomic Public Relations. "I was immediately attracted by the agency's mix of strategic-ness, clever creative instincts and real IT smarts."
"Judy's intelligence, talent and experience will be great assets in helping shape Atomic's growth, while maintaining both our high standards and the agency?s unique culture," said Andy Getsey, co-founder and CEO, Atomic Public Relations.
The announcement follows two years of 35%+ revenue growth for Atomic. In 2006, the agency was ranked #31 on the SF Business Times / PriceWaterhouse Coopers list of the San Francisco Bay Area's fastest growing companies, acquired the staff and clients of Southern California entertainment PR firm amPR, and won a string of high profile account reviews including PhotoBucket, LinkedIn, BitTorrent, Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), FalconStor (NASDAQ: FALC) and others. The agency gained additional momentum in early 2007, adding clients including the Northern California region of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), Reactrix, imeem, Wis.dm, GlobalLogic, Excuse Me Services, and others. In April, 2007 Atomic was ranked #85 on PR Week's list of the top U.S. Public Relations Agencies, and was one of seven mid-sized technology PR agencies featured in its annual Agency Business Report. Also in April, Atomic?s founders announced the launch of Civilia Public Relations, a new agency serving arts, entertainment and lifestyle clients.