Hi! I'm Natalie,
founder of Carmen & Grace Communications. First - the question that everyone asks - who are Carmen and Grace? Let me tell you - they are my very favorite dog, and my middle name. Random, I know, but I actually started my company when I was bobsledding professionally for Great Britain, and at 11pm in the middle of Austria somewhere just trying to file my LLC, it just rolled off my tongue!
Why am I telling you this, you wonder? Because I believe in human interactions, honesty, and personality. Now retired at the ripe old age of 32, Carmen & Grace is embodied those qualities, and has evolved into a living, breathing, energetic boutique marketing and PR agency based all over the United States (thanks Internet!). My industry journey began in Asheville, NC - an outdoor mecca and booming craft beer town - on the brand side of life. Switching to an agency vibe when I picked up bobsledding, and moving from Asheville to Louisville, KY, to Long Beach, CA, I've since chizzled out a little niche for myself and my team in smaller, growing outdoor, environmentally or health conscious brands.
We're Small, But Mighty
What sets us apart is our personality. I believe in personal relationships. In meeting new people, and being interested in what they're saying. In picking up the phone whenever it's needed to make sure we've dotted our i's and crossed our t's. You won't get lost on a postit note with us. You'll get someone to help you whenever you need it.
Marketing and communications can be daunting for brands, and I've made in my mission to transform it into something not only understandable - but effective, manageable, and most importantly affordable. I love what I do - I still get tickled when we place a client in Outside Magazine's Gear Guide, or when our holiday promotions smash all sales goals, or when we set a new engagement records on a social media feed we've been curating. If you have questions - let me know! I'm here for you.