Letter from ARTÉMIA’s CEO, Barbara Wichmann
Welcome to 2017! What an exciting year we think it will be. From new challenges and opportunities to continued technological advances, I feel that this year will be one our strongest ever. Here at ARTEMIA, we’re looking to expand with new team members, new industry expertise, and new ways we can help you achieve your marketing and communications needs.
As always, we stay on top of the latest technology trends to best serve our clients’ needs. With top tier web and graphic design services, your external communications will come across as professional and polished with offerings ready to meet your customers’ high expectations. Our digital marketing work continues to drive awareness and engagement with the public and prospects through custom email newsletters, end-to-end social media campaigns, and modern web-based content creation. Interested in digital media rooms to truly impress investors, prospects and other key stakeholders with a range of graphic content? Please get in touch!
Our public relations and business development capabilities remain as impressive as ever. Our experts can get you the coverage needed for a strong product or company launch, whether in mainstream media or niche trade publications. Our writers craft storylines sure to grab the attention of journalists, bloggers or even to help secure you a speaking engagement at key industry conferences and trade shows. Through our broad network of contacts, we can introduce you to potential investors, big new clients or even key business partnerships to expand your reach. We are happy to seek and secure any introductions and meetings should your desired contacts not be in our immediate network. As communicators, we love connecting people with mutually beneficial results.
In late 2016 we reconfirmed our commitment to sustainability by becoming recertified to both the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and to the San Francisco Green Business Program. We feel that these programs do an excellent job of allowing a business to measure and monitor its impact on the environment while also providing pathways to continual improvement. If you’ve thought about trying to improve the sustainability of your company but have been at a loss as to how to get started, we can’t recommend these programs enough. Should you have any questions about them, please don’t hesitate to ask us.
Finally, we have continued our dedication to working with and assisting diverse businesses of all types in 2017. I have taken on a role with WBENC, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, as 2nd Vice Chair of the Forum Leadership Government Committee. Additionally, I have elected to serve as the Chair of the Small Business Leadership Forum of QuEST Forum, the leading telecommunications industry association, focused on improving small business participation and helping the Forum provide more meaningful value to its smaller members. In my regular column for MBE Magazine I hope to continue to share ways to increase measurable sustainability efforts among SMEs. Do you happen to read it? I’d love to hear any feedback you may have.
As we continue to engage in innovation an in 2017, we hope you’ll consider coming along with us. We are your global strategic communications and digital marketing partner.
With all my best for a successful 2017,
About Barbara Wichmann
Barbara Wichmann, CEO and founder of ARTÉMIA Communications, Inc., an award-winning, global, full-service communications agency serving Fortune 100/500 companies in the utilities, technology, financial services and healthcare sectors as well as high-growth startups and international government agencies. As an industry-leading communications expert she oversees the company’s strategic development and is instrumental in representing the agency’s interests in the area of innovation, service delivery and partnership development. In her role of senior strategist with over 25 years of experience, she has successfully developed countless corporate diversity & inclusion initiatives, corporate communications as well as diversity outreach programs. Ms. Wichmann also led the adoption of three quality management systems, resulting in a triple ISO certification (14001, 9001 & TL9000). In January of 2017 year she was elected as the QuEST Forum Small Business Leadership Chair. Her company is a certified Women Owned Enterprise(WBE) and she currently serves on the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) Leadership Forum.
Ms. Wichmann earned her bachelor’s degree in the Netherlands, her master’s degree in the United States. She is 2010 graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management MDE Training, a 2011 graduate of the WBENC-Tuck Executive Training program at Dartmouth and the CVS Executive Training at RWU in 2015.
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