“I have the pleasure of working with Sonya Hwang and the Ki Communications team since June 2013. Ki Communications has been in integral partner in the launch and development of one of our premiere brands, Superfly Ziplines. I have worked with many PR Firms across a variety of industries in my career and Ki Communications is one of the best I have worked with. If you are looking top tier, innovative and results oriented PR partner, look no further than Ki Communications.”
– Eric Whittle, VP Sales & Marketing The Adventure Group Whistler
“As a journalist, time is precious. Ki Communications always knows how to pitch succinctly, with well-carved out suggestions. They never hassle, are easy to work with and always there to answer any of my questions – which are usually in a hurry!”– Lucy Hyslop, award-winning freelance writer for BC Business, The Vancouver Sun, National Geographic Traveler and many more.
“As a freelance editor in the competitive market of Canadian women’s magazines and websites, my job is to get the most unique articles possible. Ki has a way of ensuring I meet these high editorial standards… I get the sense that Ki is as invested in my articles as I am, striving as they do for the best possible outcome. To me, this is the true estimation of a consummate PR professional: It’s not so much what you do, or even how you do it – it’s why you do it.”
– Beth Thompson, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Lifestyle and Health
“We have been featured in the USA Today, ABC News, CBC Radio, CityTV, and scores of other national and local print and broadcast outlets. It is literally beyond tracking at this stage. I will candidly say that GoVoluntouring is a success, due in no small way, to the vital contributions and guidance we received from Ki Communications. As someone that has had to manage teams of consultants in the past, I can say that by a country mile, their honesty, commitment and personal touch is what separates Ki from anyone else I have used. Working with another firm is not even a consideration, and I strongly suggest you do yourself a favour, and at the very least, begin the dialogue in getting to know their team.”
– Aaron Smith, Founder and CEO of GoVoluntouring
“We made the mistake of believing you needed a public relations consultant connected vertically to the ski industry. For many years we were just treading water. When we signed on with Ki Communications it was evident from the get-go what we had been missing. We were good, but now we are great. In our first year we have received more media attention from significant mainstream publications and online blogs than in the past two years combined. I have no hesitation in recommending the professional organization of Ki Communications and Sonya Hwang.”
– Michael Ballingall, Senior Vice President, Big White Ski Resort
“I have known Sonya Hwang for almost 10 years, and cannot praise her too highly. As the Ski Correspondent for the London-based Financial Times for many years, and editor of Ski and Board, the UK’s top ski magazine, I have needed Sonya’s skills and advice on numerous occasions and, without any exception, found her enormously professional, friendly to a fault, and a positive delight to work with…”
– Arnie Wilson, freelance writer, editor, Ski and Board
“Always looking out for new effective tools, Ki Communications’ tried and true commitment to finding the story is what puts Ki Communications and their clients ahead of the competition. Having specialized in travel and tourism PR for over 15 years, Ki Communications is skilled in taking the story well beyond the travel pages into the mainstream consumer and lifestyle mediums.
I would highly recommend Sonya and Ki Communications to anyone looking for dedicated PR support to expand their marketing reach in a cost effective manner.”
– Laura Fairweather (former Executive Director of Communications for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the Canadian Tourism Commission)
“As a member of Vancouver’s media, I’ve been working with Sonya Hwang of Ki Communications for many years. It’s a terrific working relationship. A consummate professional, Sonya doesn’t miss a beat—or an opportunity—to provide the scoop on her latest client doings on the Whistler and Vancouver dining scene. Her pitches are on point, and succinct. More, she’s calm, organized, and a pleasure to deal with whether anticipating requests or dealing with writer-on-deadline entreaties, seemingly in a flash. Writers are notoriously always on deadline, and in a major rush.” Judith Lane, Freelance Food and Travel Writer – The Vancouver Sun, Taste, Montecristo, Flavours and more.
“Sonya has a very strong knowledge of the hotel industry and an outstanding relationship with media on a worldwide basis. Sonya has built a very strong image for The Fairmont Chateau Whistler based on those relationships and on her ability to keep her client base informed and abreast of any special interest story or event. Sonya is a perfectionist, and her pre-planning always results in an excellent execution of any task she undertakes.”
– David Roberts, Regional Vice President and General Manager, The Fairmont Banff Springs