Our Staff

Sylvia Marketing & Public Relations does one of two things:

We get clients in the news…or, we get them out of the news

Sylvia Marketing & Public Relations is a full-service public relations agency specializing in editorial, issue and event-driven press in the supply chain management & logistics, public charter school, entertainment, and B2B & B2C industries.

Recognized as one of the top regional Philadelphia public relations agencies with a global reach, our firm specializes in generating positive media coverage, branding, crisis communications, and litigation public relations. We provide advocacy and issues management services for associations, coalitions, special interest groups and nonprofits.

Bottom line: if your business needs to get into the news or get out of the news, call us at 610-323-3500

Staff Bios

Ken Kilpatrick, President & CEO. Ken specializes in crisis communications, litigation public relations, and securing companies strategic print, broadcast, and Internet placements. Ken is also a certified media trainer who prepares C-Level executives for major media interviews.

On the lighter and ofttimes heavier side of things, Ken is a Certified Professional Humor Writer (CPHW). Ken’s knack for the laugh is frequently sought for speeches, social media content, blogging, and advertising. Ken is a featured writer for one of the nation’s top independent news sites as well as his own personal blog site that attracts tens of thousands of visitors (approaching to be tens of thousands and one). Ken has been recognized by the U.S. Congress for having invented the smiley face emoticon.

Ken has worked with a variety of high-profile individuals and organizations to include members of the United States Senate, President George W. Bush, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), legal reform activists, and celebrities to include Kathy Ireland, Morgan Fairchild, Patti LaBelle and Sister Sledge.

Lauren Hawk, VP, Media Relations. Whether a news crew is needed for an event or an evening news feature on a new business venture, Lauren is the go-to specialist for media placement.

Melissa Reese, VP, Social Media Manager. Melissa assists in the design, development, and execution of social media campaigns. With a keen eye toward developing unique story angles, Melissa also specializes in capturing meaningful media coverage for clients in a variety of industries.

Miranda Kulp, Freelance Associate, digital media marketing specialist. A Penn State University graduate, Miranda is passionate about all things public relations and social media. With her previous experience at Sylvia Marketing & Public Relations and experience in digital media, Miranda is able to help clients manage their digital footprint and gain more impressions online. 

Jean Carl, Senior Writer. Specializing in supply chain management (SCM) and logistics, Jean has more than 25 years experience as a marketing communication professional with a strong background in public relations, social media and copywriting, and securing trade and business media placements.