Donna Loughlin Michaels, President & Founder, is known for her work with futurists and innovators, and moving their businesses forward. She is also known for her results-oriented PR programs, dedication to her clients, and constant enthusiasm for new innovation.
Both C-level management and venture capitalists have praised her strategic public relations programs that have strengthened brands, catapulted companies to market leadership, secured loyal customer followings, and driven revenue. The industry veteran has ushered in 5 personal IPOs and taken hundreds of startups from the street to headline news. Donna operates at a personal best daily, maintaining an ongoing dialogue with her clients and landing them the headlines in top-tier business, finance, technology, consumer, and lifestyle publications. Her market expertise is vast including automotive, AI, consumer electronics, sustainability, electric vehicles, and anything you can put in your pocket, car or home. With LMGPR, Donna has secured more than a dozen personal and agency awards from global organisations. Prior to establishing LMGPR, Donna spent more than 10 years leading creative PR programs for several high-profile consumer and business services and IPOs in Silicon Valley for global market leaders in the consumer and business tech sectors.
Additionally, she held leadership positions with global PR firms Burson-Marsteller and Edelman Public Relations. Earlier in her career, she got her journalism chops in several markets working for Washington Post, NPR, Reuters, and BBC. Donna holds a Masters in Communications from UC Berkeley and Marketing and Advertising degrees from San Jose State University and UC Berkeley, respectively.
July 8th, 2022 | 44 mins 49 secs
In this episode I interview Donna Loughlin, she is the founder & owner of PR firm LMGPR and host of podcast ‘Before It Happened.
Having started journalism at just 10 years old; helping at a local newspaper network that her family managed, Donna progressed & became a global journalist for Reuters and the BBC.
It was when she was reporting in the Valley during the .com boom that Donna swapped sides to PR and started to stories on behalf of tech start ups.
Her experience of launching new tech to market, building founders and business reputation and eventually then taking them out through their initial public offering (IPO) gained the attention of the whole industry..
At her busiest she did 5 IPOs back to back in a, in a six year period…
You can see why Donna is on the wish list of most venture capitalists launch plans!
As well as perfecting launch strategies, over the years Donna met and worked with some of the world’s greatest innovators which led her to her to create her podcast ‘before it happened’ where she gets behind the scenes of the creators and finds out what really led to their moment of problem solving through tech…
This conversation is a fascinating timeline to our ever changing tech world and the importance of PR and storytelling those changes.