The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. – Max DePree
Erika Taylor Montgomery, CEO/Chief Publicist and Founder of Three Girls Media Inc., enjoyed an 18-year broadcasting career in the San Francisco Bay Area before transitioning to Public Relations. In 2005, Taylor Montgomery launched Three Girls Media Inc., a public relations and social media marketing agency specializing in working with small and emerging companies.
Taylor Montgomery is also a sought-after public speaker and published author, providing invaluable insider know-how into working with the media, and how business owners can best utilize the press to promote their companies. Erika was also the host of PUNCH! Media & Marketing Made Easy, an hour-long talk show on KDOW 1220am. Archives are available here. She is the co-author of the Bestselling book, The Spirit of Silicon Valley – Journeys & Transformations Beyond Technology, available on Amazon.com. Erika is also the author of the forthcoming book, PR for the 21st Century – A Step-by-Step Guide for Small Business, Non-Profits & Entrepreneurs.
Following her award-winning broadcasting career, and prior to beginning Three Girls, Erika worked as Director of Media Relations for a prestigious Silicon Valley PR firm, and for the California State Legislature as a Press Secretary. While managing Three Girls, she also hosted the nationally acclaimed radio show, “PR 101 Radio: Marketing Advice for Business.”
Erika’s media expertise came in handy while managing PR campaigns for NBC, including work with the cast of Will & Grace and Crossing Jordan. Some of her most notable assignments include managing all PR and Community Relations while transitioning the San Francisco NBC affiliate from an independent TV station to one owned and operated by NBC. Erika also launched the PR Campaign for the Real Cities Network of online newspaper websites for Knight Ridder, former parent company of the San Jose Mercury News, and 64 other newspapers across the country. As a journalist, Erika covered Bill Clinton’s Presidential campaign, the San Francisco/Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 and the infamous Oakland Hills fire. She also enjoyed the lighter side of TV, hosting The Simpsons and Star Trek marathons for the WB network.
Erika’s personal media accomplishments include over 5,000 media placements in Mega-Tier outlets like The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Oprah, USA Today, NY Times, the Washington Post, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, as well as international press throughout Europe, Mexico and Australia.
In 2010, Erika received a Proclamation from the City of Campbell and a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate for being a “Woman of Distinction” for her professional successes, a plaque from the County of Santa Clara for her “inspiration, creativity, and exemplary contribution to the community,” and a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly for “striving for excellence, demonstrating courage and kindness, seeking justice and persevering in the face of great challenges.”
Passionate about giving back to her community, Taylor Montgomery and her certified service dog, provided occupational therapy to medically fragile children at the Children’s Recovery Center of Campbell. She has also been an avid supporter of 4-H, caring for 3 award-winning Sannen goats and a flock of chickens. She currently sits on the Marketing Committee for the national non-profit, Wish Upon a Wedding.
Erika is a sought after pubic speaker and give keynotes, seminars & workshops nationwide. Some of her most popular topics include:
- Great Free & Low-Cost Public Relations Resources
- Social Media Best Practices
- Blogging – How to Maximize Your Posts for Search Engine Optimization
- Websites – How to Optimize Yours for Better Conversion Rates
To contact Erika or book a speaking engagement:
Email Erika Taylor Montgomery
PH. 408-871-0377 or 206-331-2929