The PR Net 100, 2023: Talk Shop

Canada-based Talk Shop delivers results for clients across North America, while also priding itself on their commitment to being a family-first workplace, delivering mentorship programs and ability to retain top talent as they grow their careers. Talk Shop has experienced significant growth in the past year, expanding its service offerings to help clients effectively communicate their stories. The agency is now offering branding and values work, emphasizing the importance of establishing values as a foundation for messaging. They also enhanced their digital services to deliver innovative, data-driven PR solutions that drive tangible results. Additionally, they provide media and speaker training and now have pro bono workshops for underrepresented voices. 

Leadership team: 

Sara Padidar, Co-Founder & Partner

Katie Dunsworth-Reiach, Co-Founder

Beth Boyle, Co-Founder & Principal

Katie Stevens, Managing Partner

Notable long-term clients:

Reddit, Adyen, Monos, Nextdoor, Heart and Stroke, Devron, Fitzrovia, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada (SIRC), Westbank, Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, JWest, Ford Canada, BC Cancer Foundation, Teck Resources, Lighthouse Labs

New client wins:

Talk Shop East (Toronto) - Best Buy Canada, Breast Cancer Canada, Henson Shaving, Foodtastic Brands (Second Cup, Milestones, Quesada, Pita Pit), Reddit AOR, Adyen AOR, Heart & Stroke AOR, Embark Financial, Cosentino, Devron Developments, SHARE SFR, Yonge Street Mission, Fitzrovia, Doormat, WELL Health, Ace of Space Interiors, Tre’Dish, Shift Collab, ReturnBear, Intelliware, Burrow, Second Harvest, The DMZ, Pickering Town Centre, Faris Team, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, NGE Group, BC Minor Baseball Association, Morguard CQC, Eirene, Sampler, Windreach Farms, Urban Barn, Aria Vents, CentreCourt, EB Research Partnership, Kidoz,, Nelson, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Koble, CUTRIC, ThinkData Works, HomeStars, Cutera 

Talk Shop West (Vancouver) - FORM, Somedays, Vancouver Canadians, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC Cancer Foundation, TD Bank, Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Low Tide Properties, LEVEL, Westbank, Orion Construction, Peterson Group, Faith Wilson, Polygon

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“Talk Shop is proud to be at the forefront of innovation in communication and PR, driving impactful results for our clients. Our team engages unique tools and strategies that make our services more efficient and effective in achieving clients' goals. Our approach emphasizes tracking and measuring results, real-time analysis, and the integration of innovative tools and processes that enhance future campaigns. Over the last year, we have used tools such as Meltwater, GWI, Asana, MRP, and Function Point. All of these platforms support our team in doing more efficient work, so that creative energy can be spent on doing the work. Through our innovative tools and strategies, we have helped clients achieve outstanding outcomes, including increased brand visibility, higher engagement rates, and stronger relationships with their audiences.”

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