Q & A with Good Food PR founder, Shannon Gomes
A: I grew up in the bountiful land of food, beverage, and farming – Sonoma County, CA. I have also lived in some of the best U.S. cities, Los Angeles (UCLA grad), New York City, Boston and settled in beautiful San Francisco — where I’ve called home since 2002 with my husband (a homebrewer and great home cook) and two kids (who love to cook and bake and are young foodies themselves).
I am a natural connector and thrive off building and maintaining relationships with the media, registered dietitians, chefs, and influencers. I’ve been immersed in the world of PR, marketing, and events for two decades now and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from my many years of working with food and beverage clients.
Q: Is Good Food PR the right fit for my company?
A: If you are an established small/medium size food & beverage brand or food commodity board — the answer is yes!
Q: So why Good Food PR vs. an agency?
A: Over the past two decades I’ve done it all — worked for a big agency, a boutique agency and I’ve been on the client-side managing PR in-house at Williams-Sonoma. Thanks to all of my experiences, I know that clients want to work with someone who is collaborative, strategic, creative, well-connected and who is also downright scrappy and can deliver great results.
Q: Tell me more about your work style?
A: Fast, hands-on, high-touch, scrappy yet extremely professional and ultra-organized. Consider Good Food PR a natural, integrated extension to your internal marketing team.
Q: Do you do short projects?
A: No. Minimum project length time is 6 months.