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What some clients and journalists say about working with CP Knowhow:

"Cynthia Powell is a brilliant press representative. She served in this capacity for us in the March on Washington for Gun Control, an event that took place in DC on Jan. 26, 2013. Cynthia corralled the press, found a way to capitalize on the event and got us into 620 outlets worldwide. She is amazing and articulate and will not take no for an answer.  Anyone who brings her in will count themselves lucky.

"She is, quite simply, the best."

Molly Smith, artistic director, Arena Stage

"I've worked with LOTS of PR firms and managed PR agencies and even ran a PR department for two years at a software company in Boston, so I am picky. I chose Cindy to do all agency PR for my former company and loved working with her.  She's a pro and gets it. Plus she's nice and easy to work with."

Karen Riordan, president, SmithGifford

"You're the most productive contractor I've ever hired. It's so easy to engage you in projects big and small, cause the work gets done and it gets done right the first time. You keep the big picture in mind, think strategically, ask useful questions and give great feedback

Jake Levenson, whale program officer,
International Fund for Animal Welfare

Cindy brought a keen human interest angle to our work as well as a strong hard news sense, capitalizing on the media attention in Haiti at that time. She was incredibly sensitive and caring towards the people we work with, older people severely traumatized by the Haiti earthquake and its effects. She captured their vulnerability and strength, and from the most reluctant interviewees brought to our attention their life stories and experiences. Within a short space of time Cindy established key relationships that allowed us to develop our communications for advocacy work, liaising with the UN and other key international players in Haiti at that time.

Rosaleen Cunningham, media coordinator, HelpAge International

I get approached by many PR professionals. The first time I worked with Cindy, she sent me a handwritten note thanking me for my time. No one had ever sent me a handwritten thank-you note. I started paying attention when she called. Now she's a favorite among On Point's staff. When we call her for help, she always comes through. And sometimes she moves boulders to do so. And when she calls us with ideas, we listen, since she has a very good understanding of what works for us.

Julie Diop, producer, NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Cindy Powell professionalized the public relations efforts of The Chronicle of Higher Education by organizing our outreach efforts in a strategic, efficient way. She has a keen news sense. Cindy knows which pitches will attract the most media attention, and then tailors that information for individual key news outlets. The result has been better placement in all types of media.

Jeff Selingo, editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

I am continually impressed with Cindy's success in pitching and placing news stories.She has pitched stories for my clients in media markets across the country and in Washington, DC, one of the top markets in the United States. Her experience and expertise honed over an expansive PR career helps her to know how to develop pitches that sell. I am delighted with her results.

Sandra M. Remey, MA, APR, president of Remey Communications LLC, and immediate past chair of DC's Independent Public Relations Alliance

Cindy Powell helped raise awareness 1,000% for Arnold DC and our key management. Prior to working with Cindy, we had no real PR presence, but within days of Cindy coming on board she gave us a PR plan, a process, media training tools and most important she got us hits with some of the biggest media outlets in the country.

Allison Mataya, former VP and business development director, Arnold DC

The PR launch of our holistic medicine partner was beyond expectations. Cindy Powell’s public relations messaging, media contacts, and attention to detail made all the difference in the success of our campaign.

Patty Stull, executive director of marketing & development, Shady Grove Fertility Center

“Cindy is my PR star.”

Mike Gardner, president of ThinkingHire and recent president of the American Marketing Association's DC Chapter, Washington, DC

It would make my life so much easier if everyone were as diligent as you are.

Jen Haley, producer, CNN

“Cynthia is just bursting with creative ideas. As a seasoned journalist herself, she knows what works and, more important, she’s quick to pin down your media outlet’s unique angle. She consistently pitches us useful guests and is flexible and utterly reliable when it comes to booking. I always look forward to her emails and phone calls because I know a great story idea is coming my way.”

Jen Nathan, senior producer, New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth

“If you want to test your limits, create and innovate, and see the 'unlikely' rather as 'probable,' hire Cynthia to get it done for you ...
Cindy's expert knowledge, years of experience, and keen understanding of public and media relations were a tremendous asset to Wolf Trap. She helped us launch a major media initiative,  provided invaluable support in organizing our efforts and measuring results.  Her relationships with the news media are relevant, current, and powerful tools."

Chris Guerre, former PR director, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

“Cindy is one of the most skilled and hardworking PR people I have ever had the pleasure to know. She gets my strong recommendation!”

Mike Doble, former SVP, Fleishman-Hillard

I invited Cindy to speak to my Understanding Media class based on her extensive background in journalism and public relations. Her presentation was informative and engaging. She shed light on the inner workings of magazines, sharing her perspective on the future of the industry as well. Cindy posed thought-provoking questions that generated lively class discussion. My students appreciated Cindy's insights, as did I.

Richard A. Stack, director, Public Communication Division,
American University

With her outstanding intelligence, her strong communication skills, and her demonstrated record of accomplishment in an unusually difficult environment, Cindy would be an excellent asset for any client. I can recommend her highly.

J. R. Bullington, former country director, Peace Corps Niger

“Cindy approaches all things in life with great intelligence and tenacity. She quickly understands what needs to be done to solve a problem and then she sets about organizing for successful resolution. I admire her moral code and inclusive world view. I would definitely hire her again as a consultant or full-time employee. She is superb.”

Michele Farley, SVP, The Phoenix Companies

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