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WHO WE ARE

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.

Why 7 Marketing + PR?

  •  Our Partnerships with Top Tier Media in Tampa, New York and LA.
  • Our Depth of Industry Experience in: Healthcare, Hospitality, Fitness, Anti-Aging, Wellness, Celebrities, Sports, Authors, Business Startups + More!
  • Our Combined Experience of 35 Years– Building Successful Brands with Cost-effective Marketing, PR and Brand strategy conceived and executed by our agency principals.
  • Our Passion – We love our clients and what we do! Our approach is personal, tailored to your needs and always results-driven.

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Strategic Marketing, Branding and Public Relations services for local and national businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, celebrities and those seeking outstanding branding and media exposure.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media marketing and management specializing in Social PR. Personalized one-on-one service to develop and execute social media and influencer marketing strategies that increase brand awareness and elevate online presence.

CONSULTING

For those simply seeking a starting place or needing inspiration to take their current marketing or public relations platform to the next level.

MEET TEAM 7

(From left to right: Carolyn Eastman, Carolynn Smith, Kristen Rumberger)

Board Member
Denard Span Foundation (Denard Span, MLB San Francisco Giants)
NFL Alumni Tampa Chapter – Advisory Board

Mentorship
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

Meet Carolynn, CEO

“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 entertainment 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.

"As a News Anchor and Reporter, knowing a little about a lot is important. That means I need to be aware of all topics from news, pop culture, media, sports and entertainment. In PR, it's more about knowing a lot about a lot, especially when it comes to relating to people and using specific communication strategies for all types of clients. There's no one that represents that more than my great friend, Carolynn Smith. When my former station (WTSP) in Tampa wanted a group of moms to be part of a morning show segment called, The Mom Squad, we were looking for sharp, engaging, witty, smart, educated women with outstanding personalities. Carolynn was my first choice! In fact, we could've just used her by herself."

Joe Gumm, author and former morning News Anchor, WTSP-10 News

Professional Activities
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.

Member
Hyde Park United Methodist Church
The Junior League of Tampa

CAROLYN EASTMAN,
VP OF MARKETING

"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 Eastman is, by far, the best media relations person I have worked with in my 25 years as a newspaper journalist. Professional and personable, sensitive and insightful, she knows what will make a good story, recognizes what it will take to guide both the reporter and the subjects through the complex maze of communication so that everyone feels comfortable from the moment the idea is pitched until the story is complete.

She understands the depth and potential of stories, as well as the importance of readers’ reactions and the response after the story comes out.

One story Carolyn pitched to me, “The Girl in the Window,” wound up winning the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. When the story was picked up by national and international media, she guided those profiled in the story through the process of working with Oprah Winfrey’s producers and interviews with international media. Carolyn doesn’t just pitch ideas, she carefully shepherds stories through the entire process.

Carolyn is prompt, thorough, ethical and empathetic. She knows how to navigate hurdles to make sure that everything is accomplished on schedule and has a natural ability to win people’s trust.”

Lane DeGregory, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, The Tampa Bay Times

KRISTEN RUMBERGER,
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

"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.

She is an animal lover and supports local charities that rescue homeless cats. Her “wonder cat” Lily is a frequent guest at team meetings.

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