About Us

Photo of Cathryn Hrudicka, ©2010 Margaretta Mitchell

Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates is an expert media relations, social media, marketing and publications consulting company with a proven track record of obtaining extensive media coverage for clients in the entertainment industry, business and technology, and for notable leaders in the nonprofit world, for over twenty years.

Known for her highly innovative approaches to developing story angles and targeting media, including print, broadcast and on the Internet, her impressive results have made Cathryn Hrudicka a preferred consultant for challenging public relations and media marketing projects.

Cathryn launched her career in the entertainment industry and the arts, handling publicity, radio promotion and marketing for rock, jazz, blues and new music artists, and she later expanded to theatre, dance, fine arts, film and video, and multimedia clients. She promoted concerts, tours and recordings for artists such as Elvin Bishop, Kid Courage, The Jefferson Starship, The Grateful Dead, Hiroshima, Tom Coster of Santana, and she co-produced the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco classical, jazz and blues concert series, among many others.

In broadcast promotion, she partnered with Augie Blume & Associates, a radio promotion firm that was voted “Billboard Magazine Best Independent Promoter of the Year” for several years. Cathryn was part of several collaborative teams producing high-end audio/visual marketing, sales and training presentations for leading high tech companies, colleges and universities, museums and other clients. In that capacity, she worked with the Kenwood Group—later, One Pass Video—and Lumier, on projects for such companies as Applied Technology, Hewlett-Packard, American Express, Transamerica Corporation, Landor Associates, the University of California, the University of Chicago, among a long list of leading companies and institutions.

Cathryn is also the author of seven novels, a forthcoming nonfiction book series on creativity and innovation, and she has written many articles and columns that have been published in business periodicals, arts and entertainment industry publications, and online. She is also an accomplished composer, sound designer, and multimedia artist, with many performing, recording, film, multimedia and broadcast credits.


• Public Relations and marketing consultation
• Social Media, social networking and online community management consultation
• Editorial and development consultation, writing and editing
• Local, national and international media campaigns
• Tour publicity
• Press conferences and events
• Public Relations, marketing and strategic planning mentor and coach

We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Mendocino, California, but we work with clients across the U.S.A. and around the world.

Cathryn Hrudicka & Associates
We bring your message to the world, and the world to you!

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