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Seven is a full service agency representing the requirements of local and national clients, from established companies, small businesses, professional athletes, growing franchise groups to businesses fresh on the market.


Seven Marketing + PR is a national strategic branding, public relations, and social media agency. Seven provides a wide range of services to national businesses, franchises, and high-profile CEOs and business owners. Strategically lean and focused, Seven gets their clients the most relevant and effective exposure and publicity. Their clients have been featured on ESPN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, Daytime, The Huffington Post, and newspapers nationwide.

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Papa John’s Case Study

PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITYCrisis Communications Plan: Created and implemented a crisis communication plan thatincluded strategies and tactics used to distance the Florida Papa John’s franchisees from
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Primrose School Case Study

Grand Opening PR – Case StudyPrimrose School South Tampa “The Leader in Early Education and Care” “Carolynn and her team have directed the
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Why 7 Social Media + PR?

Our Partnerships with Top Tier Media in Tampa, New York and LA.
Our Depth of Industry Experience Healthcare, Hospitality, Fitness, Anti-Aging, Wellness, Celebrities, Sports, Authors, Business Startups + More!
Our Combined Experience of 30 Years Building Successful Brands with Cost-effective 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.


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


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.


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


Board Member
Denard Span Foundation (Denard Span, MLB) (Former Board Member)
NFL Alumni Tampa Chapter – Advisory Board (Former Board Member)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay(Current Board of Directors)

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 Smith-Jones

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.

“If you don’t ask, the answer is always…no”

Director PR & Social Media

Meet Kristen Rumberger

Kristen Rumberger is our millennial marketing Guru that has been in the PR and Social Media industry for over six years managing PR and social strategies for national corporations and industry leading experts.

She is responsible for planning and executing cutting-edge social media strategies, monitoring trends in digital marketing, writing story angles and pitching to local and national media, as well as keeping in the “know” of the latest and greatest applications and campaigns for social media.

Kristen manages national and local social media accounts creating brand awareness and growth for products, services, hotels, restaurants, and high -profile CEOs. She has taken clients with little or no social media presence and grown their social media to include more than 100,000 engaged followers.

Born and Raised in Florida, Kristen is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations.

“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.

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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!