Kohnstamm's work goes beyond marketing plans, and focuses on the overall success of the business. This was never more evident than in its PR work for the Midwest casual dining icon, Green Mill Restaurants. Kohnstamm successfully drove restaurant opening PR programs in ten cities for the chain, and as a result won a rare PRSA BEST IN SHOW award due to the sustained increased revenue outcomes achieved for its client. The company’s co-founders won a prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship award in part because their accomplishments were brought to light through public relations.
Results come from experience in this sector, and Kohnstamm’s team has just that — in part thanks to several team members' work driving PR for Mall of America prior to founding the agency. Experience has been fortified through work for Target Corporation — including speechwriting for SVP level execs — and for the Center for Retail Excellence at St. Thomas. Each year, we work with top retail business reporters nationwide to publicize a new holiday retail forecast study developed at their business school.
In hospitality, Kohnstamm’s clever press event at the IHMR (hotel/motel/restaurant) Show in New York for Ecolab’s Pest Elimination Division, generated such monster coverage that both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among many other news outlets did major feature stories that fueled interest and sales.