"For years I’d heard tales of the entertaining, efficient and effective Black Ink PR. They exceeded my expectations in all three areas during a recent Black Ink PR-organized media tour. The interest and coverage of my destination was immediate and impressive via radio, in print and online. Their introduction to top-tier travel writers, broadcasters and publication editors was invaluable. These contacts continue to bear fruit as we further nurture our relationship with them. Thank you so much Black Ink PR!"
Barbara Marrett | Communications Manager
We met with several marketing firms and went with Black Ink Public Relations & Marketing because Margot had a better understanding of our business and what our goals are. They were pricier than the others, but in my experience you get what you pay for. Since we brought them aboard they have helped us define our product and clarify our communication strategies to inform and educate our customers. Through their marketing campaigns we have seen an increase in interest by over 300% and in terms of actual sales we have seen an increase in sales from March 1st, 2015 was 272 this year compared March 1st, 2016 was 1498, by April 1st, 2015 we were at 938 this year we are at 2886.
Paul Magallanes • Executive Director • Monarch Camps
"Working with Margot is such a pleasure. She is detailed, organized and focused on the end result. She is passionate about her clients and has the relationships to maximize exposure. She's the best!"
Erik Dahlerbruch • Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach
"Black Ink Communications produced our most successful media tour ever thanks to her established and mutually respected relationship with the members of the media. Margot selected the perfect venues for our meetings and knew exactly how to create an exciting and productive ambiance to ensure interest in our story. Thank you Black Ink!!"
RoseAnn Alspektor | Tourism Marketing Coordinator • Whidbey & Camano Islands Tourism
Results are what we are looking for at the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. Your contacts and relationships over the years have helped our company achieve those results.
We appreciate your tenacious work ethic, your ability to ferret out a good story and the opportunities you provide to our organization. With your help last year, the Spokane Regional CVB had more than 27 million impressions and now writers are calling us.
Anytime we plan to be in Los Angeles, you are the first person we think to call. Thank you for all you have done to raise awareness for Spokane.
Pam Scott • Spokane Regional CVB
“Margot provided support for Denver in the months leading up to the Democratic National Convention. Her expertise in strategic media pitching and her deep contacts in both daytime news and late night comedy led to an amazing series of placements for the city and the Mayor. She's detailed, thorough, and tenacious - all of the best qualities in a top-notch publicist. I'd hire her again in a second.”
Angela Berardino | Sr. Communications Manager • Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
"Before consulting with Black Ink Communications, my web design business was barely breathing. After my first meeting with Margot Black, her ideas brought in more business than I could handle!"
Eddie deAngelini • Punk Funk and Junk Web Design
"It's hard to say just one thing about Margot. The first thing that comes to mind is that she's an awful lot of fun to work with, but probably more importantly, she gets the job done! Her knowledge and depth of relationships within the industry made her a key player on our team. She handles every project with professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity which results in an incredible record of success!"
Jennifer Sweeny | Public Relations Manager • California Travel and Tourism Commission
"Working with Black Ink Communications has been a pleasure and inspiration. Margot's creativity, energy, attention to detail, and organization are like art in motion. She understands the delicacies of working with major media and has produced results we could only dream of finessing on our own. And she has a natural understanding of the importance of relationships, much to the benefit of her clients. Thank you, Black Ink!"
Robin Jacobson • San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
"Margot Black has helped Princess Cruises write and rewrite copy for over 150 ports in our shore excursions department during the past 3 years. Margot has been a delight to work with and is enthusiastic and passionate about the work she delivers. Additionally, we know we can count on Margot to meet deadlines, provide compelling content and adhere to our brand standards. Job well done! Thank you."
Joe Franco| Creative Manager, Brand Management • Princess Cruises
"In all the years that I have retained PR representation, Margot Black has without a doubt been the most successful for my company. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail, and overall determination to succeed is a winning formula which has led to remarkable results. My only regret is that I did not meet Margot years ago."
Julian Harrison • Premier Tours
"Engaging Margot's services has been a real eye-opener for us. Her enthusiasm for our product and wide-ranging industry and journalistic contacts have resulted in a quantity and quality of media exposure that would simply not have been possible to achieve on our own. We look forward to a long and successful working relationship. Thanks Margot!"
Llewelyn Thomas • Walk Japan Ltd
“Margot Black is hands down one of the travel industry’s most inventive editorial idea generators. When combined with her innate ability to pitch, and her unwavering persistence, she is a formidable force in travel publicity. Her experience and success in broadcast placement have landed clients on FOX Money for Breakfast, NBC News, PBS The Charlie Rose Show, Travel Channel and led to increases in direct inquiries for travel information.”
Karyl Leigh Barnes | Vice President • Development Counselors International, NYC
"Margot Black and Jeanne Sullivan are the dynamic duo of travel public relations. Between the two they cover major markets from San Francisco to Los Angeles to New York. Their tireless efforts, dedication and commitment to move the needle generate results, fitting the project's strategy and extending the reach beyond the intended goals. They understand the press, and how it has changed in recent years. They helped position San Luis Obispo County to showcase the region's major assets, and take advantage of publicity opportunities."
Stacie Jacob l Executive Director • San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau • San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau