Communications
Strategy •
Content • PR

What We Do

We help innovators shape ideas, create influence, and inspire action.

  • Brand Strategy, Positioning and Messaging
  • Executive Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Thought Leadership Development
  • Content Strategy and Creation
  • Influencer Engagement
  • Partnership Strategy

“CARI HAS BEEN A GREAT THOUGHT PARTNER FOR OUR COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY. SHE HAS OPENED UP NEW CHANNELS FOR SHARING OUR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, AND THINKS CREATIVELY ABOUT HOW TO WORK WITH VARIOUS MEDIA CHANNELS.”

— ALISON WAGONFELD
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING (CMO), ENTERPRISE BUSINESSES AT GOOGLE (PREVIOUSLY EMERGENCE CAPITAL)

Our Approach

You build your company, we build your
influence
impact
reach
engagement
.

“CARI HAS SUBSTANTIALLY RAISED THE PROFILE OF WORK MARKET. HER COMPANY IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.”

— JEFF WALD
CO-FOUNDER, WORK MARKET

We help our clients cut through the noise with engaging stories that matter. We are communications strategists, media specialists, and above all -- thought partners. We consistently bring creative ideas to the table to help you exceed your business goals.

“CARI HAS SUBSTANTIALLY RAISED THE PROFILE OF WORK MARKET. HER COMPANY IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.”

— JEFF WALD
CO-FOUNDER, WORK MARKET

Our Clients

We are proud to work with today’s most iconic innovators.

About Us

We are driven to help great companies succeed.

SCG is led by Cari Sommer, Founder and CEO. Cari is a communications and strategy expert, bringing clients a unique combination of business savvy, communications expertise and media know-how. As Founder and CEO of SCG, she regularly serves as a trusted advisor and thought partner to high growth technology companies and venture capitalist firms. She is also a weekly contributor to Forbes, where she writes about how brands build influence in the media. When Cari isn’t representing or writing about startups, she is investing in them through Red Bear Angels, an angel network of Cornell alumni where Cari is an Advisory Board member. Cari is a member of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council, the Dean’s Advisory Council for Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology and is a marketing advisor to the Children’s Museum of Arts in TriBeCa. Cari lives with her husband and two sons in NYC, where SCG is based.

KATHLEEN MURRAY HARRIS

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

With more than twenty years experience in the media world, Kathleen Harris has been an editor, writer, and content strategist for media companies, premier brands, and startups alike. Her specialities include developing thought leadership, defining key messaging for brands, brainstorming ideas both big and small, and creating compelling content. Her track record includes working as the Editor of RealSimple.com, Deputy Editor at xo group, Head of Content Development at Levo, and most recently as a content strategist working with high-profile executives, best-selling authors, emerging tech brands, and venture capitalist. She was trained as a journalist at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

CATHERINE POPE

MEDIA RELATIONS

With a decade of marketing and PR experience, Catherine Pope began her career in the beauty, fashion, and luxury lifestyle industries. She has worked both domestically and abroad with notable agencies including Lippe Taylor and AAM where she worked across national consumer brands. Over the years, her deep relationships with influencers and press have allowed her to secure placements in nearly every major national and regional magazine and newspaper; key online outlets; and broadcast programs at both a national and local level.

"The absolute best PR professionals I have encountered to date in all of my travels."

— David Olk
CEO and Founder, Voray, Co-Founder, ShopKeep, Startup Advisor and Board Member

HOLLY BLUM

MEDIA & STRATEGY

Holly Blum is a seasoned public relations professional with extensive experience writing, developing thought leadership, conducting community outreach, conducting media relations, initiating and maintaining third-party partnerships and issues management. She is skilled at translating scientific and technical information for a wide range of audiences. Her agency experience includes Cohn & Wolf Healthcare, where she worked on award-winning campaigns, and PureCommunications. Holly is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

"The absolute best PR professionals I have encountered to date in all of my travels."

— David Olk
CEO and Founder, Voray, Co-Founder, ShopKeep, Startup Advisor and Board Member