We are a boutique firm strategically lean and focused. We don’t offer a one size fits all approach. We listen. We blaze trails. We enjoy our clients and know them well. They are big thinkers, at the top of their game and expect only the best.
Many are entrepreneurs who share our curiosity, drive and commitment to producing only the finest products and services. Together we set and achieve big goals and have a great time.
Special expertise in Healthcare, Hospitality & Franchises
(From left to right: Carolyn Eastman, Carolynn Smith, Kristen Rumberger)
Denard Span Foundation (Denard Span, MLB San Francisco Giants)
NFL Alumni Tampa Chapter – Advisory Board
Boys & Girls Club – High School students (Wilbert Davis/Ybor City Tampa)
The Children’s Home – Mentor to the Teen Moms in the foster care system
“If you don’t ask, the answer is always No”
Carolynn Smith is a graduate of University of North Florida majoring in Mass Communications and Public Relations. She was a student-athlete and remains a Hall of Famer in NCAA Women’s Basketball. Carolynn began her career behind the camera as a reporter working on-air in TV and radio. Now she uses this experience to get exceptional media coverage for clients. She went on to enjoy a successful career with Hilton Hotels International in sales and marketing. Named “Hilton’s Million Dollar Baby,” Carolynn broke sales records generating more than one million in annual sales.
Carolynn is a sales, marketing, and public relations professional, with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality, sports, celebrity and franchise industries. Her business focus is to get maximum media attention and brand exposure for her clients which include: business owners, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, professional athletes, entertainers and authors.
She is passionate about mentoring and motivating at-risk youth, student athletes and girls in foster care. Her current philanthropic efforts include sitting on nonprofit boards as well as speaking to inner-city youth and college students nationwide.
"When Carolynn joined the Hilton marketing team she "knocked it out of the park" achieving $1.5 million in annual sales and earning the designation of "Million Dollar Baby." She has a deep knowledge of the hospitality industry, unquestionable ethics and is a consummate professional.”
Hilton Hotels Worldwide - Colleen Beck, Director of Sales & Marketing
"Carolynn and her team have directed the Grand Openings, PR & Marketing for 6 different Primrose Schools in the Florida Franchise. While opening our South Tampa school, she enabled us to max out enrollment before we ever opened our doors. ANY franchisee seeking an expert in results-driven marketing, PR and business development would be fortunate to have her support."
Jana Radtke, Owner and Franchisee, Primrose School of South Tampa
"Carolynn Smith and her team produced successful marketing and PR programs that increased business at our TGI Friday's Restaurant in Tampa International Airport. She also did the same for my personal brand. Carolynn is a trusted business partner and I recommend her to anyone needing a senior level strategic marketing/PR partner to drive their company's growth and revenue."
George Tinsley, Owner/CEO Tinsley Group, Inc. , Independent restaurant conglomerate with 75 restaurants inside the Tampa International, Miami and Louisville Airports.
The Public Relations Society of American, former board member, Tampa Chapter, Florida Public Relations Association, International Association of Business Communicators, The Florida Hospital Association, Recipient of the “Up and Comers Award” from Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Hyde Park United Methodist Church
The Junior League of Tampa
"You can learn something from everyone you encounter if you truly listen"
A native New Yorker, Carolyn is an accomplished Marketing Strategist with a history of building successful brands championed by global audiences. Bringing a brand’s “values to life” with strategy that inspires enduring engagement is her passion. Having led marketing and communications for global companies to boutique businesses she brings 25 years of proven results.
Telling the story of your businesses unique point of difference and engaging audiences in ways never done before is her specialty. She has held leadership positions in MarCom for companies including: Tropicana Beverages, Carlton Fields Law Firm, The Florida Orchestra, St. Joseph’s Hospital, St Anthony’s Hospital and numerous Beauty and Wellness clients. Carolyn is proficient in cause marketing, youth advocacy and creating public private partnerships. Serving clients in both Tampa and Manhattan, she enjoys excellent relationships with local, state and national media.
"Carolyn assisted in marketing my expanding law firm. She recognized the unique difference we offer and how to communicate this to grow our business. With a combination of commitment to excellence, great contacts and depth of experience, I give her my highest recommendation."
Sheryl Hunter, CEO Hunter Business Law
"Carolyn has a superb understanding of the complex and ever-changing health care arena. She is insightful, talented, ethical and moves organizations to the next level. Given the opportunity, I'd hire her again in a minute."
Joseph Taylor - Former Administrator, St Anthony’s Hospital, St Petersburg; currently Owensboro Medical Health System
Carolyn Eastman is, by far, the best media relations person I have worked with in my 25 years as a newspaper journalist.
A master publicist, she has brought me numerous story ideas that have become some of my best articles. One story, “The Girl in the Window,” won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing and was republished in 26 countries. As the story was picked up by national and international media, it became the subject of a special Oprah Winfrey show. Carolyn coordinated this opportunity with professionalism, integrity and remarkable sensitivity."
Lane DeGregory, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, The Times
"A brand is a promise. A good brand is a promise kept."
Kristen Rumberger, Social Media Manager at Seven PR + Marketing, leads the digital marketing team.
She is responsible for planning and executing cutting-edge social media strategies, monitoring trends in digital marketing and the latest applications for exceptional social media. Kristen manages national and local social media accounts creating brand awareness and growth for CEOs, celebrity clients, retail clients and entrepreneurs. She has taken clients with little or no social media presence and grown their social media to include more than 400,000 engaged followers.
Born and Raised in New Port Richey, Florida, Kristen is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations.
We specialize in social media marketing and management. Personalized one-on-one service to develop and execute social media and influencer marketing strategies that increase brand awareness and elevate online presence. Keep up to date of what Seven has been up to on our platforms!