Van Holmes is a seasoned PR practitioner with 20 years of corporate and agency experience. From media relations and social media marketing to experiential events and partner relations, connecting people, brands, and experiences has been core to his work for decades.
Holmes leads strategy, planning and implementation of successful programs – typically revolving around awareness, education and advocacy — for big brands and start-ups alike.
His passion for developing and executing creative PR and marketing campaigns is complemented by his pragmatic approach to defining client objectives, shaping message platforms and detailing tactical plans.
Holmes has served as a spokesperson and brand advocate; an executive counselor and media trainer; a news media and crisis communications strategist; and social media expert in positions at agencies and corporations including GolinHarris, EarthLink, Inc., Zeno Group and Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Based in Southern California, he combines his passion for communications with his enthusiasm for the outdoors and dedication to his family.