Garland leads Confidant’s New York office and the agency’s PR team. With more than 15 years of experience, he has helped brands like Amazon, Sonos, Samsung, Microsoft, BarkBox, ZocDoc and Getty Images tell their stories through PR and integrated marketing campaigns. Previously, Garland was Senior Vice President at Weber Shandwick. He was named to PRWeek's “40 Under 40” list in 2013 and PR News' “15-to-Watch” list in 2010.
Co-Founder / Brand Strategist
Ken Byers leads the Confidant Nashville office and the agency’s brand strategy team. Prior to starting Confidant, Ken worked in house at Sony as a founding member of the brand experience team, where he led many award-winning campaigns, including multiple recognized at CANNES, the EFFIE’S and the ONE Show. Before that, he spearheaded dozens of integrated campaigns at Ogilvy & Mather, NY for brands like Motorola, Ford, Miller, Morgan Stanley and DuPont.
Jeanne has helped drive PR campaigns for large brands like Amazon, Ericsson, Motorola, InterContinental Hotels Group and The Weather Company, as well as rapidly growing startups like BarkBox, Zocdoc, OnePlus and EyeLock. Prior to joining Confidant, Jeanne was at Weber Shandwick where her work spanned media relations, consumer media events and mega product launches. Jeanne began her career with internships in entertainment PR and cable news and has a masters in PR from New York University.
Richard W Kluver
Richard is a creative director that has developed campaigns for brands like Sony, MasterCard, adidas, Red Bull, GE, Infiniti, and Oakley. He joined Confidant after stints at BBDO NY, CP+B, Deutsch LA, and acclaimed boutique, Archrival. Richard began his career working with Volkswagen at the German shop, Grabarz & Partner and later held roles at McCann New York, where he created award winning campaigns for Sony and MasterCard.
Kait has wealth of experience in business storytelling through media relations and executive visibility. Her clients have spanned a broad spectrum of sectors, including consumer packaged goods, consumer tech, B2B tech, manufacturing, travel and digital entertainment. Prior to Confidant, Kait spent six years developing and executing media relations and thought leadership campaigns at Weber Shandwick, working with top executives from Hyperloop One, Verizon, Siemens, Royal Caribbean, Nespresso, Fisher-Price and others, to sharpen and promote their stories.
Connor is an integrated producer with Confidant leading integrated productions on the Sony business, ranging from film, photography and social content. Previously, he has combined experience as a producer, director and editor working most notably on films for Gibson Guitars and also launched an original series called Small Batch, which was acquired by YouTube multi-channel network, Made In.
Merging Marketing & PR
Your brand is a publisher, which means you’re telling your story all the time. The nucleus of Confidant merges marketing and PR. We’re at our best when we build a long-term approach to inform day-in, day-out story-telling and content creation.
We interview your team. We interview your customers. We conduct primary research. Secondary research. Whatever uncovers the truth.
Marketing communications planning ranges from traditional brand positioning and messaging identification to touchpoint planning, stakeholder messaging and go-to-market planning.
We provide the steady core that can drive creative and production and we engage our network of creators and technologists to customize the right team for your project.
We are adamant about setting goals. Our work is only as good as the outcomes we achieve.
We are a learning organization looking for clients who are also learning organizations. Plans are good, but we're prepared to adapt strategies real-time if success requires it.
Dedicated Core.Custom Contributors.
Our core team works with you throughout the five phases of development. Along the way, we tap our network of creatives and technologists, customizing a team to the work at hand.