Dawning Public Relations specializes in the hospitality, food and beverage, sports, retail and lifestyle industries to develop and implement public relations, marketing, community relations and social media campaigns and initiatives, which encompasses everything from writing (be it press releases, ad copy and blogs) and social media strategies and tactics to securing coverage for clients in local, regional and national media outlets.
With over twelve years of experience and long-standing contacts, Dawning Public Relations not only garners stellar publicity and unique marketing concepts for clients, but is also experienced in the planning and management of corporate parties, grand openings, fundraisers and events.
Meet Owner Kendra D. Riley
As founder/owner of Dawning Public Relations, Kendra has been practicing public relations, marketing, community relations, social media and event planning in the Valley for over 12 years. Her client base has included a variety of industries including everything from hospitality, food and beverage, sports and retail to healthcare, finance, non-profits, technology and law.
Originally from Valparaiso, Indiana and with a degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona, Kendra has taken her Midwest roots, Southwest education and 12 years of industry experience to create a communications company that helps everyone from the small independent business owner to nationwide brands with storefronts from coast to coast.
Her specialties lie in media relations, the development of brand messaging and press materials, and the creation and implementation of social media campaigns and strategies to complement PR, marketing and community relations initiatives.
She has acted as a committee member for Make a Wish Foundation of Arizona’s Wish Ball for the past three years, is a former board member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Phoenix Chapter, where she co-chaired the chapter’s quarterly media breakfasts for three years, and has previously volunteered for many non-profit organizations throughout the Valley, including Scottsdale League for the Arts, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Florence Crittenton and PSA Art Awakenings.
When not glued to her phone or laptop managing her clients’ brand presence in the marketplace, Kendra enjoys traveling – be it to Europe, Thailand or weekend trips throughout nation – dining out and trying new wines, and spending time with her husband, two young daughters and their two French Bulldogs.