Dan Braun provides strategic consulting to community, labor, and environmental organizations. He has handled communications, media relations, strategic research and/ or project management for organizations and campaigns such as the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, RePower LA, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, United Teachers Los Angeles, SCOPE, and local political candidates. Braun was lead researcher and communications specialist at Maynard Consulting Services, where he worked for five years providing communications and research expertise to progressive organizations and campaigns.
JOSHUA JOY KAMENSKY
Josh Kamensky has helped individuals, organizations and campaigns communicate clear and commanding messages for fifteen years. As communications director for Los Angeles Councilmember Eric Garcetti, he wrote op-ed pieces and speeches (as well as humorous songs and videos), interfaced with news media, and debuted the first-ever weblog by an elected official, all as now-Mayor Garcetti rose to the council presidency. As an independent media consultant, he has helped a variety of non-profits, elected officials and political campaigns find their voices around social action and engagement.
HERE'S WHAT WE DO.
BRANDING & DESIGN
Speak from a confident notion of your brand’s identity. Smogtown will help you ask the essential questions about your mission. Your answers will guide your graphic identity, your tagline, your voice, and how your audience sees itself through you. Discover your brand by telling your story truthfully and with emotional connection.
COMMUNICATIONS & PR
Let us teach you to develop your message, refine it, and get it out the door. We are passionate writers and designers, and we want to communicate effectively, efficiently, and emotionally in your organization’s voice. We’ll develop spokespersons who will stay ‘on message’ in confrontational interviews. We’ll focus in on strategies to promote one-time events or help you build a forward-looking communications template and strategy.
Web traffic gravitates towards video, and you need a play button on your website and in your email. We’re production pros. Let us create your animated online explainer or a serious, hard-hitting documentary from soup to nuts, conveying your mission and your key messages. Ask us about sound design, podcasting, data visualization, infographics, original illustration and other creative multimedia production.
Your day-to-day demands almost never allow you to understand the whole picture. Smogtown’s partners have done extensive research on public policy, municipal budgeting, communications ecologies and corporate affairs. We can help you develop the knowledge base you need to make your next move.