Principal & Chief Brandteller – Arthur Germain founded Communication Strategy Group, a brand storytelling agency in 2005. His idea was to create a small, intimate agency that combined boutique firm responsiveness and brand storytelling expertise. He leads a team of senior level talent to deliver measurable results including building market recognition, promoting brand story awareness and contributing … Read More
We are a team of brand storytellers – strategists, writers, journalists, technology marketers, public relations executives and media coaches – who work directly with you to achieve results.
We have helped dozens of B2B companies leverage their brand stories to expand industry awareness, increase sales and obtain customer referrals. Shouldn’t your company be one?
Creative Director Michael Simbrom (l) & Chief Brandteller Arthur Germain (r)
Creative Director – Michael Simbrom is an accomplished visual communicator, creative director, art director, general trouble-shooter and problem-solver. He provides guidance and direction for all the visual branding and marketing collateral work the agency creates. Mike is a visual design strategist with over 25 years experience helping marketers think through their specific objectives to arrive at … Read More
Account Director – Karen Franse is the driving force behind much of the successful public relations, copy writing, creative services and project management programs Communication Strategy Group clients enjoy. She works with key stakeholders to provide consultative PR and marketing assistance to help clients tell their story, increase their brand awareness, and get noticed by current … Read More
Editorial Director – Mark Kindley applies decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and business analyst to help clients determine key industry trends through qualitative and quantitative research. He creates and shares compelling corporate stories that achieve client results. While an editor with VARBusiness, a CMP Media/UBM publication, he earned the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for … Read More
Account Manager – Lisa Hazen has over 20 years experience implementing multi-faceted marketing and business plans and initiatives for business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) clients. She has created and delivered strategic marketing plans and business development through integrated strategies to assist companies in promoting growth, new customer acquisition, brand evolution and influence endorsement. … Read More
Account Manager – Monique Merhige Machado is a marketing professional who gets things done for her clients. She has over 20 years of experience delivering strategic marketing communications programs to clients and specializes in the security industry. Monique helps B2B companies increase brand awareness and generate leads through targeted marketing campaigns. Her clients have included professional … Read More
Tony Wilson is a marketing professional with experience in business-to-business technology markets. At Symbol Technologies (Motorola) over the course of a decade, he helped to build the Symbol brand into a world-recognized leader in mobile computing technologies. Wilson ran Symbol’s worldwide Marketing Communications efforts and led their international marketing efforts while based in the UK. He also held technical … Read More
Allen Bernard is a professional writer and editor with an eye for detail and the ability to tell a story with passion. Now a freelance writer, in a former, not-to-distant life, he served as managing editor of CIOUpdate.com and numerous other technology websites aimed at helping technology pros understand an industry that has, perhaps more than … Read More
Rich Mullikin began life as a reporter before going corporate, where he provided in-house PR and marketing support, and then moved to the agency-side. Rich’s vertical industry experience includes wireless communications, security, healthcare, and consumer markets. Due to my never-give-up media pitching style, I have landed clients in national publications such as AP, People Magazine, … Read More
Bob Scheier is a veteran IT journalist and marketing writer, with more than 20 years experience writing and editing for top-tier publications such as PCWeek (now eWeek) and Computerworld, where he served as technology editor. For over 15 years, he has delivered clear, concise and compelling marketing content to hardware, software and services vendors ranging from start-ups … Read More