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Kim Hardcastle

Kim Hardcastle

Kim Hardcastle

Kim is a thoroughbred of integrated marketing communications who joined our team after more than a decade on both the agency and corporate sides of our business. She is currently a leader of our Los Angeles office and consumer PR team, and is a member of our issues management team.

Over the years, her work has earned multiple honors including several Phoenix awards from the Public Relations Society of America’s Atlanta chapter, and Gold and Silver Flame awards from the International Association of Business Communicators and American Marketing Association AMY Awards.

Kim joined us in 2008 after serving as Marketing Director for mixed-use real estate developer Novare Group where she was a JS client, conceiving of multi-faceted branding campaigns for high-profile condominium properties in five southeastern markets. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Marketing for a full-service communications firm in Atlanta where she managed accounts in a variety of industries, including hospitality, food and beverage, law, telecom, real estate and consumer products.

A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, Kim majored in Marketing with a minor in French. The latter paved the way for post-graduate studies in Fashion Marketing at the Paris-American Academy. It was here that she became interested in identifying trends, which has carried over into her current life as one of our trend spotters on the West Coast.

After relocation to Southern California in 2010, Kim found her life-long home in rural Ojai, just a short drive from LA where she works with the West Coast team from their stunning co-working space overlooking the Hollywood Hills and serving clients including L.L. Bean, Mendocino Farms and Warner Music Group.

A lifelong animal lover, Kim’s home in Ojai may one day help her realize her dream of owning a farm on the Pacific and adopting every dog in the local shelter if she ever wins the lottery.