HR/Management PR Experts

When Kohnstamm heard that Forbes.com was launching a “leadership channel,” it immediately went to work securing a monthly column featuring client LeaderSource: A Korn/Ferry Company and its founder Kevin Cashman as one of four opinion leaders in the field for a business website that attracts 70 million visitors a month. Every other month, the agency now helps edit, respond to reader questions in a topical leadership column and reader Q&A by working closely with the busiest man on the planet to meet Forbes’ deadline like clockwork.

Intellectual capital has emerged as the competitive edge in the global economy, and Kohnstamm has become an invaluable “go-to” PR resource for HR management industry leaders to gain the individual and program recognition they need to establish dominant brands. Since the 1990s, the Kohnstamm agency has worked closely with top-tier national business media on emerging trends in HR and leadership. By providing strategic PR support for an array of experts on topics such as talent management, executive coaching, corporate governance, onboarding, executive compensation, Sarbanes-Oxley business ethics and many others, the agency has earned the confidence of and access with top reporters.

The Kohnstamm agency knows the industry — from conferences and the best speaking venues to the key “gatekeepers” at the Conference Board and elsewhere.

AARON BERSTLER, Professional Services Team Lead

  • Aaron is an expert in the area of the media involving human resources, employment and corporate management;
  • Aaron has led numerous national business media tours to meet with New York based corporate management editors and producers, most recently to meet with The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and editors at The Conference Board publications;
  • Aaron created the partnership with Forbes.com’s “Leadership Channel” and manages regular copy deadlines for featured columns;
  • Aaron plays a leadership role in a diverse range of client PR programs involving HR and corporate management issues with law firms, business schools, online benefits companies and executive coaching consultancies.

JOSH KOHNSTAMM, President

  • Josh led the effort for the agency serving business schools whose national reputations centered on human resources/industrial relations and business ethics. For over 10 years for the Carlson School of Management, the PR firm showcased the U of M’s industrial relations expertise, garnering guest appearances on CNN and CNBC, and bringing top editors from BusinessWeek and Fortune Magazine to meet with faculty, and focused on a range of issues including leadership, workplace management, decision making and business ethics.
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