What our clients say…

Mason Ayer

“Brenda and her team are an absolute delight to work with.  While I know she works with many clients, by virtue of her hard work and the personal attention she gives us, it often feels like Brenda and her team work exclusively with Kerbey Lane Cafe.  She really takes the time to understand our business, our challenges, and our PR needs.  I always look forward to our monthly meetings because Brenda brings a nuanced perspective to issues and ideas that I wouldn’t think of on my own.  Whether helping us weather a crisis or promoting our brand in the community, Brenda is a consummate professional and an integral member of our team. ”

Mason AyerCEO
Kerbey Lane Cafe
Dave Steakley

“Brenda is an expert in relationship building, which is at the heart of excellent PR. She builds alliances, makes meaningful connections, and thinks inventively about how to foster and build upon a client’s brand. Brenda has made herself a valued and loved member of the community, and her personal contributions and ties to so many different facets of our region are invaluable for her clients. Consequently, she is an influence-maker, who earns the trust and respect of her peers and the media with whom she interfaces. A thoughtful strategist who works well with a wide variety of persons, Brenda is fueled by a passion to be her best, and delivers personalized attention that is tailor-made for success.”

Dave SteakleyProducing Artistic Director
ZACH Theatre
Amy Mills

“Before we hired Brenda, I had a hunch that more focus on PR would help our organization. Now that we’ve worked with her for a year, I can’t imagine our organization without her! Not only has her work elevated our brand awareness locally and beyond Austin, she has been a thoughtful, strategic partner in almost every major decision, rolling with the fast-paced, always-changing nature of our work. She and her team are so on the ball, anticipating our needs before we even know we have them. Working with her has definitely made us a smarter, more professional organization. She is also funny, kind, stylish, smart, and a joy to work with, and that doesn’t hurt either!”

Amy MillsCEO
Emancipet
Dave Shaw

“Brenda is a seasoned PR pro you can trust. She’s strategic, creative, connected and able to make good things happen. But more than that, she cares. Brenda will make your cause her cause and that kind of dedication makes all the difference.”

Dave Shaw President
Arrow
Mike Haggerty

“Brenda gets your business heard. She has the ability to clearly and concisely understand and deliver our messages to the right audiences for maximizing our exposure in today’s incredibly congested market. Brenda has a clear vision of the often blurred lines separating PR, marketing, and advertising. Her experience and understanding of our needs has helped ThunderCloud manage our entire marketing budget more efficiently.”

Mike HaggertyCo-Owner
ThunderCloud Subs
Ronda Rutledge

“Sustainable Food Center was so fortunate to have Brenda Thompson serve on our board for three incredible years. It was after her tenure and when we were looking to secure outside marketing and communications assistance that we hired Brenda Thompson Communications, having had such a great experience with her and her team previously. They were able to garner media attention for SFC at a critical time of our growth and helped us think strategically about our marketing and PR goals. They are responsive when we need them and proactive with ideas to help bring people closer to SFC, not to mention that both Brenda and Allison are truly lovely individuals.”

Ronda RutledgeExecutive Director
Sustainable Food Center
Cile Spelce

“For more than two years, Brenda led efforts for the University of Texas System’s promotion of its PBS series, State of Tomorrow.  The series focused on challenges facing Texas and higher education’s critical role as problem solvers.  The same role can be said of Brenda – problem solver.  She knew exactly how to generate positive media coverage.  She coordinated messaging with other Texas public universities. And, perhaps most importantly, it was through her connections that State of Tomorrow and its special curriculum were distributed to more than 1,000 school libraries across the state.  She blew away our expectations!”

Cile Spelce Executive Producer/Principal
Electro-Fish Media Inc.
Formerly University of Texas System Producer,
State of Tomorrow
Tim McClure

“Brenda Thompson was my first, second, and third choice to promote my book, ‘Don’t Mess With Texas: The Story Behind the Legend’. Partnering up with her again to launch H2Orange Purified Texas Water was a no-brainer. H2Orange funds academic scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin, and nobody knows more about successful PR and product promotion than Brenda. From our news conference in UT’s Main Building, to the glitzy launch party in President Bill Powers’ office, to relationship-building with the Texas Exes, major grocery chains and convenience stores, Brenda pulled out all the stops to insure a successful launch and continued positive publicity for this powerful brand. Hook ’em, Brenda!”

Tim McClureCo-Founder
GSD&M
Founder and CEO
GSD&M Mythos Group
Founder and CEO
MindMeld Alliance
Alan Graham

“In 2004 Mobile Loaves & Fishes, then a fledgling non-profit, decided to step off the cliff and hire someone to guide us in our public relations. That person was Brenda Thompson. I believe the impact Brenda had on our organization will echo throughout eternity. Although several years have passed since we worked together, a day doesn’t go by that I don’t see her fingerprints on the work we do. For me personally, and for Mobile Loaves & Fishes, she was and remains a gift from heaven!”

Alan GrahamFounder and President
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Amy Trench

“When preparing to open a new brand and hotel concept, Lone Star Court in Austin, we retained Brenda Thompson Communications. Brenda was such a pleasure to work with and has so many amazing contacts in the Austin area. She was timely and always knew the right pitch to the right person at the right time. She not only helped us launch the hotel but also our restaurant concept and chef, so her hands were full with the many facets of opening a hotel. From moving dirt and our groundbreaking to our grand opening party and opening our doors for the first time, she was a great contributor to our team.”

Amy TrenchCorporate Director of Marketing, Events, and Public Relations
Valencia Group
Lois Kim

“Brenda’s thorough and thoughtful approach to PR has helped the Texas Book Festival immensely. She provides sound guidance delivered with wit and compassion, and continually puts her connections to work for our benefit. We love working with her and her team, and it’s a bonus that the woman loves to read and talk about books!”

Lois KimExecutive Director
Texas Book Festival
Mellie Price

“It’s been a great pleasure getting to know Brenda over the years. Not only is she a master of her professional craft, she’s a wonderful human being. Her commitment to personal and professional growth has been steadfast and it shows in the quality and loyalty of her clients and colleagues. She’s the real deal and a total gem!”

Mellie PriceGeneral Partner & Managing Director
Capital Factory
Founder: Front Gate Tickets, Magpie Homes, softmatch.co
Patricia Smith

“Oh, Brenda, you’re a miracle worker! As a result of your vision and methodical planning, thousands of librarians dressed in red and carrying placards and banners marched to the Capitol during this legislative session, chanting ‘Get libraries out of the red!’ and ‘Libraries are public education!’ This inspiring rally, punctuated with librarians literally beating the drums for libraries, was the talk of the town, and media was everywhere. What an incredible opportunity you created for us to show our collective strength. You are fun, creative, and awesome!”

Patricia SmithExecutive Director
Texas Library Association
Tim McClure

“Brenda Thompson is a Texas legend in my book. She consistently goes above and beyond the call of her assignment, which is high praise from a founder of GSD&M. Don’t Mess With Texas: The Story Behind the Legend has been successful because Brenda has willed it to be successful, putting us in front of major players and making sure that our book signing audiences were enthusiastic and motivated to buy. She’ll be in the trenches with us anytime we go into a book marketing battle.”

Tim McClureCo-Founder
GSD&M
Founder and CEO
GSD&M Mythos Group
Founder and CEO
MindMeld Alliance
Eugene Sepulveda

“Brenda doesn’t just do PR; she helps clients design the right product and events so that the client earns the right kind of recognition.”

Liz Margolies

“Brenda showed incredible dedication to helping my organization accomplish its marketing goals. I was repeatedly amazed by her willingness and ability to learn the science behind our work. We remain forever grateful for her tenacity.”

Liz MargoliesExecutive Director
National LGBT Cancer Network
Jonathan Boatwright

“We hired you to turn lemons into lemonade and you delivered! Not only did you help tell our story, you mentored us throughout the process, teaching us valuable lessons that will pay dividends for years to come. We would never consider another PR firm and will strongly recommend your services without hesitation.”

Jonathan BoatwrightCo-Owner
Realty Austin
Jennifer Heinly

“Brenda is our go-to PR professional for the Austin and Texas media markets. We have worked with her on behalf of our client CentraSight for the past three years. Her most recent PR efforts garnered a front-page story in the Austin Statesman. She was a pro at working with the patients, doctors, and the media to generate a positive story about our client’s medical device product.”

Jennifer HeinlyPresident
J&J Consulting