What our clients have to say

"Karen Bakula & Company Is committed to seeing our organization being presented to the community in the finest way possible. Their attention to details with timelines and budgets helped to exceed our expectations! They took the time to listen to who we are and then were able to clearly present us through many different media outlets. Our project stayed on target from beginning to end, with powerful and creative ideas developed and implemented. We are already collaborating with the firm on another project!!"

Ron Harden
EPIC Bible College

"Karen Bakula & Company has always secured quality media coverage in the American and Spanish markets, for myself, and my company.  Karen is hard working, extremely creative and proactive in securing first class media coverage.  The firm has helped build my branding, and I am always impressed with their end results!"

Gary Quinn
International Motivational Speaker
Life Coach and Bestselling Author

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."  - Vincent Van Gogh

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Karen Bakula

A native of Sacramento, Bakula has over 24 years of experience in strategic marketing, copywriting, creative production, media relations, event coordination and management of corporate communications services.  She founded Karen Bakula & Company in 1985 and serves as the company’s president; the fifteenth largest public relations/marketing/advertising firm in the region.  The agency works with a diverse group of commercial, entertainment, professional service, non-profit and governmental clients.  In 1991, she was named Sacramento Small Business Person of the Year by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and in 1992, Sacramento Ad Person of the Year, Sacramento Ad Club.  More recently she was named 2002 National Association of Women in Business “Luminary Business Leader” Award, the 2008 Sacramento Public Relations Association Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and the 2009 California State University, Sacramento Distinguished Service Award Recipient.

Bakula is active in the community, serving on many boards and committees including the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sacramento, The Salvation Army, Tierra Del Oro Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Sacramento, Sacramento State Alumni Association, CSUS Hornet Stinger Foundation, Sacramento Ballet Association and the Sacramento Tree Foundation, among others.  Additionally, she is past president of the Sacramento Advertising Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento Area Inc., the Sacramento State Alumni Association and past chair of CHAMPS (Committee to Help Attract Major Professional Sports to Sacramento).  She has held appointed positions including Commissioner, Sacramento Sports Commission, the governing body for the city/county amateur and professional sports activities.

Bakula has served on the teaching faculty of the Communications Studies/Journalism Department and for the College of Business at Sacramento State University and as an instructor to the University of California, Davis Public Relations and Marketing Certificate Program, the Los Rios Community College District and The Learning Exchange.  Additionally, she frequently conducts professional and community marketing seminars and serves as guest and keynote speaker to a variety of local and statewide organizations.

B.A., Communications Studies, California State University, Sacramento
M.A., Communications Studies, California State University, Sacramento

Email: kbakula@karenbakulapr.com
Phone: 916.442.0957
2530 J St., Suite 110
Sacramento CA 95816

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