418 Communications is a boutique public relations firm based in Lexington, KY, right in the heart of horse country. We specialize in helping clients tell their stories to the world through carefully planned and executed media campaigns.
Since its inception, the company has represented clients across the nation in a wide range of industries.
We operate primarily as a husband-wife team, pulling in additional support as needed and working with a colleague in New York City for select projects and client accounts. After five+ years living and working in New York City, we relocated to Lexington, KY to be near family - and to start our own family. Though based in the southeast, we work with clients around the country, from California to Manhattan, and everywhere in between.
I began my career in public relations in NYC, shortly after graduating from a small liberal arts school in Tennessee. I worked for five years at Goodman Media International, a boutique agency representing clients in a wide range of industries. During my time at Goodman Media, and in the years since, I regularly secured coverage for clients in top tier outlets including: TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes (and Forbes.com), Refinery29, Women's Wear Daily, Associated Press, and SELF (online), among many others.
In 2015, I left Goodman Media and took a year to focus on a personal project: an eponymous jewelry line I had originally started as a side-project. During that year, much of my work still centered around media relations, as I secured coverage of my jewelry line in outlets including: InStyle, Redbook, Ladies' Home Journal, Glamour.com, The Cut (NYMag), and countless fashion and lifestyle blogs.
Recognizing that PR - and not jewelry - was my true calling, I closed my jewelry company in 2016 and opened the doors of 418 Communications. I grew up in New Canaan, CT and received my B.A. in English Literature from Sewanee: The University of the South.
After more than a decade spent in the world of finance, I decided to make a career shift, joining 418 Communications. My time in finance prepared me well for this new path, as many of my daily responsibilities had centered around communications. Over the years, I have developed a solid understanding of the important role that careful, deliberate messaging plays in the success (or lack thereof) of a business or project.
Since joining 418 Communications, I have demonstrated a keen ability to secure valuable media placements for my clients. I also specialize in B2b and internal communications.
I am a Lexington, KY native and hold a B.A. in Economics from Sewanee: The University of the South.
For select projects, we partner with Henry Miller, Principal at High Impact Partnering, a New York City-based consultancy firm.
Henry has more than 30 years' experience in communications and public affairs - managing the reputations, visibility, and public policy issues of corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. He was Chief Operating Officer of Goodman Media International for 14 years and, before that, Managing Director at Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart (now Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide).
Previously, Henry was CEO of New York City's hosting of the 1992 Democratic National Convention; Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Atlanta, responsible for external affairs, and an Advisor to two U.S. Ambassadors to the United Nations. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology from the University of Virginia.