In 1989, a seasoned journalist with a nose for news, a sixth sense for matchmaking and networking, and a commitment to her community launched a public relations firm with a secret weapon: fellow former journalists. The firm would be staffed by career reporters, editors and television news directors and producers, as well as seasoned publicists, with an insider’s sense for what working journalists want for national and global news stories.

Each employee would become skilled in the ever-evolving PR trade, and each would have a commitment to community service.

Twenty-five years later, the firm Julie Talenfeld created, BoardroomPR, is the leading independent public relations, social media and marketing firm in South Florida and an advocate for area philanthropies.

National and local clients range from luxury residential and commercial real estate developers; banking, legal and financial services firms; high-end retailers and shopping malls; and entrepreneurs from across Florida and the US.

BoardroomPR not only builds brands and businesses, it builds bridges. Talenfeld frequently will introduce clients to one another – or to other executives and entrepreneurs. These connections have launched new businesses and generated millions of dollars in new revenues.

BoardroomPR also represents area charities and introduces clients to nonprofits in need. Every publicist at the firm also holds a role at a local nonprofit. For its efforts, Boardroom PR was named to the South Florida Business Journal’s Top 25 Corporate Giving list.

The firm has evolved over the years. Today, it manages client social media outreach and has won Addy Awards from the Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale. The firm is listed as a Top 25 Women-Owned Business and Talenfeld was included in the SFBJ’s distinguished group of Most Influential Business Women in 2013. She also has been honored with the University of Florida Distinguished Alumnae Award.

In the 25 years since its founding, BoardroomPR has enjoyed consistent growth, client service and dedication to the community and become a leading independent PR firm and trusted marketing communications counsel to clients and nonprofits across South Florida.