Van Holmes is an experienced PR practitioner with 20 years of fast-paced work in media relations and marketing communications.
Promoting big brands and start-ups alike, Holmes leads strategy, planning and implementation of successful programs – typically revolving around awareness, education and advocacy.
Holmes' passion for developing and executing creative PR and marketing campaigns is complemented by his pragmatic approach to defining client objectives, shaping message platforms and detailing tactical plans.
Holmes has served as a spokesperson and brand advocate; an executive counselor and media trainer; a news media and crisis communications strategist; and in-house social media expert in his positions at EarthLink, Inc., and Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Based in Southern California, Holmes honed his skills as an independent PR practitioner and at leading agencies GolinHarris and Zeno Group, generating exposure and awareness for a wide variety of technology, healthcare and consumer brands that included eCompanies/Business.com, Radiant Logic, the SETI Institute, Care Level Management, IntraLase, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Kia Motors, Quiksilver, the Indy Racing League and many others.