Carolyn Guss founded Kindling to provide clients with the expertise, networks and hard working attitude that she has fostered over her 14 years in technology, corporate and consumer PR and marketing.
After years of working with the world’s leading technology companies – Apple, Microsoft, Orange, Samsung and Verizon to name a few – Carolyn dreamed of a company that could provide a more personal and responsive attitude to clients, coupled with excellence in strategy and execution.
Before starting Kindling, Carolyn led Corporate Communications for Orange, Europe’s third largest telecoms operator, in North America and the UK. She managed communications on Orange’s entry into the digital content market and PR for mobile across the company’s European footprint.
Prior to joining Orange, Carolyn held senior agency roles with Edelman and Say Communications, leading strategic and creative campaigns for start-ups to multinationals across mobile, consumer electronics, enterprise technology, gaming, digital media and professional services.
Carolyn is passionate about acting as a true partner to clients, knowing and believing in their business and becoming an evangelist. Her view is that great media coverage is just the beginning; really effective communications goes beyond this, helping to find strong partnerships, the right alliances and even investors.
Carolyn has a MSc in International Management and BA (Hons) in Politics from Oxford Brookes University.