As Skylark’s Hidden Café prepared to more than double their space, owner Don White, called for branding advice, remodeling tips and publicity work. Their success is legendary.
“For more than a decade I relied on Taimi at Gorman Publicity to help guide my restaurant to long-term success with powerful marketing ideas and techniques. Her network of A-list media contacts assured us the best possible response to press releases and media placements.
Taimi’s skill set is an outstanding mix of traditional, fundamental advertising knowledge combined with modern social media savvy. She provides specific actionable advice and recommendations, and she educates her clients to be better at including marketing in all aspects of their business.
I highly recommend Taimi at Gorman Publicity for all your advertising and marketing needs.”
Founder/Former Owner of Skylark’s Cafe
When Windermere Property Management needed websites, Gorman Publicity was there to write the new text, help with design work and take photographs. The initial websites increased business 10 fold. It evolved into a long-term business relationship, as we just completed 4 brand-new updated websites with Bayside Web Design.
“Taimi has worked with my company on numerous projects over the years, from writing website copy, to offering marketing advice and supervising photo shoots. She is an excellent writer and takes notes quickly and accurately. She is professional, organized and offers relevant opinions based on years of local market and public relations experience.
The staff likes her, and she communicates well and to the point, while helping them understand what is needed. Her cheerful attitude keeps everyone on task even during the longest, most difficult meetings.
I highly recommend her, and her equally professional husband, Bill, to any company facing challenges that need an outside view. Their skills can help generate revenue at minimal cost.“
Owner, Windermere Property Management
The new owner of a Fairhaven coffee shop called us for advice on their target market, products, marketing, branding, and improving the bottom line. We guided her with advice that worked.
“Taimi and Bill offered invaluable advice before construction of my new business. Their knowledge of Bellingham is in-depth and current, and their first-hand experience over a long period of time has made them experts in understanding the local market. They were able to ask the right questions to diagnose my business’ strengths and weaknesses, and to provide incredibly specific and pragmatic advice. Their expertise in business practice combined with local understanding makes them the ideal consultants.“
Owner, Cafe Blue
CJ called looking for marketing advice and direction for his eco-friendly on-site residential rainwater harvesting and recycling company.
“Gorman Publicity was professional, courteous and knowledgeable in their approach to our business goals and strategies. Their team was attentive to our needs as a small business, and provided valuable insight for communicating our brand with more effective, direct messaging in our outreach efforts. It was such a pleasure working with Gorman Publicity, and I recommend their services to everyone!”
Owner, NW Rain Solutions
Hair Stylist Wendy Bevan came to us for marketing and publicity advice and new portraits.
“Because of Taimi’s extensive involvement in business, especially in Fairhaven, she is always my first recommendation to businesses looking to market themselves. Being a successful business owner, her skills are very hands on. I really appreciate her suggestions. Her playful personality puts everyone at ease, even those boring photo shoots are fun.”
Owner, Hair by Wendy
When Chuck and Dee Robinson started their new consulting business, they called Taimi for a personalized photo session.
“It was a pleasure working with Taimi as she took photos for my consulting website. She understands photography from a marketing prospective and is able to capitalize on the personality of her subjects. I highly recommend her. “
Owner, Chuck Robinson & Associates
Taimi did all the marketing and publicity for the Historic Fairhaven District from 1985 to 2006. Merchant groups are a specialty.
“Taimi has been so helpful to Artwood over the years, taking fantastic pictures and doing ads when we needed them. I worked with her on the Fairhaven Association Board for about 15 years. She did all of the PR for the entire district! Her advertising knowledge and writing skills are invaluable! The amount of press she has garnered for the district over the years is huge! And still continues!”
Manager, Artwood Gallery
It was a joy providing photographs for fairhaven.com for many years. There is always something happening in district.
“Taimi’s photography of business activity is always right on the mark for publicity and news media. Her photos and very well written business news have been on Fairhaven.com for years. I’ve watched with admiration for over 20 years, her smooth manner of successfully promoting businesses and the Fairhaven District. She knows what works and how to package it.”
Previous Owner, Fairhaven.com