YOUR STORY, OUR EXPERTISE

Offering small firm flexibility with big agency expertise, you can make yourself at Holmes.

About Holmes

Make yourself at Holmes. Your story. Your campaign. Our reach. Our expertise. Holmes PR is a clear creative voice in the multimedia era. Our integrated approach to traditional and social media ensures your audience is listening. With over 25 years of experience as Toronto’s premier boutique agency, we live and breathe all things culture, entertainment and lifestyle. Offering small firm flexibility with big agency expertise, we’ll help give your message more meaning. Have a look at our previous work to see why there’s no place like Holmes.

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Our People

Put your story and your message in our hands. At Holmes, we pride ourselves on our people and our expertise. Holmes’ success is driven by our exceptional clientele, many of whom have placed their trust in us year after year. But no company can flourish without a talented team – and our stellar cast is genuinely infused with a passion to exceed expectations. Rounding out our services, Holmes has longstanding partnerships with the best designers, writers, photographers and AV experts in the business. And our deep-rooted relationships with journalists and bloggers across the country provide Holmes clients with a considerable advantage. You can make yourself at Holmes.

Katherine J. Holmes

Founder/President

At play: Great books, fine wine, a challenging ski slope, travel and music.

At work: A trailblazer in lifestyle PR, Katherine established Holmes in 1988. She manages and counsels some of the biggest and best national organizations in the arts, lifestyle and entertainment sectors.

Katherine J. Holmes

Adrienne Kakoullis

VICE PRESIDENT

At play: Travel, animals (especially her dog Charlie), real estate — and peanut butter with a spatula.

At work: Adrienne manages a broad range of high-profile clients including CARAS and the JUNO Awards, Canada’s Walk of Fame, AMC Television and the country’s beloved quartet, The Tenors.

Adrienne Kakoullis

Tran Nguyen

Director

At play: Beach bum, foodie, bargain hunter and DIY designer.

At work: Tran’s exceptional communication skills made her the lead writer for the JUNO Awards since 2007. She’s managed clients such as the Toronto International Boat Show and the Much Music Video Awards; and has executed memorable events for Scouts Canada and shopAGO.

Tran Nguyen

Vanessa Andres

Director

At play: Kitchen experiments, movie nights, sipping loose-leaf tea.

At work: Vanessa’s boundless enthusiasm, creativity and attention to detail have benefitted clients that include Just For Laughs, Cirque Du Soleil, Open Roof Festival and Toronto International Boat Show.

Vanessa Andres

Andrea McLoughlin

SENIOR PUBLICIST

At play: TV couch potato, curled up with a good book, exploring new places and enjoying fine food.

At work: Andrea got her start in non-profit PR. At Holmes, she married her passions for communications and pop culture. With clients such as Scouts Canada, Consignor Canadian Fine Art, Cream Productions and The Tenors, she thrives in our fast-paced environment.

Andrea McLoughlin

Jackie Koffman

SENIOR PUBLICIST

At play: Music lover, a relaxing day spent on the beach, cheesy reality television, avid book reader.

At work: Jackie discovered her knack for PR during a brief stint at Sony Music Canada. At Holmes, Jackie excels due to her outgoing personality and reliable nature. She’s worked with clients such as Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Canadian National Exhibition, JFL42 and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

Jackie Koffman

Zeenat Salimi

PUBLICIST

At play: Netflix, Nutella, live music, adorable animals and all things delicious.

At work: Zeenat’s passions for entertainment and communications have allowed her to thrive as an integral part of the Holmes team. Her highly energetic, diligent, and creative approach to work have benefited clients such as the Canadian National Exhibition and Scouts Canada.

Zeenat Salimi

Kelly Price

Account Coordinator

At play: Traveller, nature-lover, cinephile, voracious reader, proud cat-owner.

At work: Kelly’s love for writing and the arts led her to pursue a career in PR. She brings her positive and enthusiastic energy to her work on clients such as shopAGO, Canada’s Walk of Fame and JFL42.

Kelly Price

Laura Belford

Business Affairs Manager

At play: Stone-sculpting, travelling, gardening, people watching.

At work: A master juggler of responsibilities, Laura is the administrative, financial and operations backbone of Holmes. She manages workflow, logistics and support, and wears a dozen hats — from senior proofreader to financial wizard.

Laura Belford

Chris Lackner

Media Consultant

At play: Art house cinema, HBO and AMC, creative writing, and listening to live music (preferably with a frosty pint).

At work: Chris’s PR instincts are shaped by a career in journalism as a writer and senior editor. His media experience helps keep him one step ahead in both his writing and the field of communications.

Chris Lackner

Charlie

Office Mascot

At play : Sleeping, noshing and Netflix.

At work: As the HPR socialite, Charlie (a.k.a. Chuckles, Chuck, Carlos, Charlino) throughly loves to entertain the staff with his antics, and always ensures all guests receive a warm welcome. Simply put, he's a bundle of joy always keen to put a smile on your face!

Charlie