ABOUT 1903 PR

 We are a PR agency founded on the idea that public relations is about more than just looking good – it’s about achieving results that matter to your company.

We are an agency dedicated to enterprise, B2B PR. We develop campaigns tied to business goals and deliver results that contribute to the bottom line. 

1903 PR partners with companies that are driving innovation within industries, and through creative strategic communications, propels them to the next level.

WHY 1903

The year 1903 was a time for new technology, increased diversity and inclusion, and the recognition that strategic publicity can elevate exciting events to history-making status. This was a time when anything could happen thanks to innovation, grit and communications. 

1903 was the year the modern public relations industry was born. Coincidentally, it was the same year the Wright brothers went airborne with their first powered flight. And across the country a female botanist credited with exploring much of West’s mountain ranges pushed for the adoption of California’s iconic state flower – the poppy.

We identify with this period of time and especially with the California poppy because it is distinctive, tenacious and it thrives in adverse conditions. With deep roots and unmistakable style, the poppy needs a challenge to reach its full potential. Just like us. 

Katherine Verducci 

Founder and CEO

Katherine is a proud product of Central California and after more than a decade in the Silicon Valley, she now is committed to partnering with companies for mutual success wherever innovation strikes. Her creativity, sense of humor and straight forward nature allows her to deliver strategic counsel as a trusted member of her clients’ internal teams.

Her PR campaigns launch companies, penetrate new markets and break through the noise. Katherine has created PR strategies for companies ranging from the earliest stage startup in emerging markets, to Abbott, one of the largest healthcare companies in the world. She’s supported companies through M&As on both sides of the table, through funding news, rebrands and crisis communications. With 1903 PR she has the opportunity to apply her passion for technology and crafting innovative stories to help businesses stand out in the press.

Santiago Villegas

Account Director

Before helping to create 1903 Public Relations, Santiago Villegas amassed experience from a wide variety of different industries including machine learning, cyber security, augmented reality, renewable energy, automation, ag tech and environmental conservation. His work in-house, and within agencies delivers substantive coverage in local, vertical and national media.

Since stepping into a leadership role with the agency, Santiago has won gold in the 2019 Bulldog Award for PR Up and Comer, as well as a 2020 bronze Stevie Award in the Communications Professional of the Year category.

A Dinuba native who is passionate about disruptive technology, changing the world and pushing industries forward, he is committed to working with companies that are looking to change the way things are done. A graduate of California State University, Fresno he has deep roots to the Central Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Emory Davis

Senior Account Supervisor

Megan Davis is an experienced communications professional with more than six years driving strategic public relations campaigns for major technology, corporate, and consumer brands. With a passion for technology and media relations, Megan specializes in taking complex products and trends and making them media friendly to generate coverage. 

Prior to joining 1903 Public Relations, she worked at Edelman, Cohn & Wolfe, and a high-tech boutique agency where she represented top brands including Samsung, Cisco, Adobe, Juniper Networks, Target, 3M, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and the Association for Computing Machinery. 

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