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About Hope Katz Gibbs

Journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs is the founder of Inkandescent Public Relations (www.InkyPR.com), a PR firm for entrepreneurs; and the publisher of Be Inkandescent (www.BeInky.com) — a monthly business magazine for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, that gets more than 1 million visits/month.

Hope has been a reporter since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, writing for publications including The Washington Post, USA Today, The Miami Herald, Costco Connection, among others, and has won nearly a dozen awards for feature writing, and newsletter writing.

She got into the PR biz in 2001, and incorporating the Inkandescent Group LLC in 2008. Since then, she has represented more than 350 small business owners, authors, artists, educators, restauranteurs, and more. In August 2014, she released her first book, “PR Rules: The Playbook,” to help more entrepreneurs master the art of PR to supersize their small business. Learn more at www.PRRulesPlaybook.com.

Contact Hope by email at hope@inkandescentpr.com, and phone at 844-Inky-PR8.


Journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs started her career as a newspaper and magazine reporter after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Then, after studying for her master’s degree in educational leadership at The George Washington University, she launched her freelance writing business in 1993.

Gibbs has won several awards for feature and column writing for her articles, which have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Miami Herald, Costco Connection, and dozens of business, education, and general interest magazines, newspapers, newsletters, blogs, and websites.

Gibbs got into the PR business in 2001, when she founded Great Handmade Gifts, an online art and craft website that represented artists, artisans, and authors from around the world. In 2002, she began a decade-long stint working as the director of communications for the City of Fairfax Schools, and in 2006 added another client to her list, the international futurist think tank, Social Technologies.

In 2008, she incorporated as The Inkandescent Group, LLC, and since then has helped increase the visibility and credibility of more than 250 entrepreneurs, educators, authors, artists, and small-business owners through the PR and marketing services she offers, including Be Inkandescent magazine, the Inkandescent Radio Network and the Inkandescent Speakers Bureau.

In August 2014, Gibbs released her first book, PR Rules: The Playbook — The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Supersizing Your Small Business With the 8 Steps to PR Success™.

For more information, contact Hope Katz Gibbs at hope@inkandescentpr.com.