Hope Gibbs


Journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs started her career as a newspaper reporter after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. In the years since, she has won awards for feature and column writing for articles that have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Miami Herald, Costco Connection, and dozens of other business, education, and general interest magazines, newsletters, and blogs. Read her clips at HopeGibbs.com.

Hope got into the PR business in 2001, when she put her masters degree in educational leadership from The George Washington University to work and became the director of communication for the City of Fairfax Schools in Northern VA. Soon after, her PR client list expanded to include the international futurist think tank, Social Technologies, which was based in her stomping ground of Washington, DC.

In 2008, Hope incorporated The Inkandescent Group, LLC, and since then has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, educators, authors, and small-business owners increase their visibility through her PR and book publishing services. “PR Rules: The Playbook,” available in April 2014, is the first book published through her Inkandescent Publishing Company. Learn more at InkandescentPR.com.

Specialties: Journalism, reporting, book writing, public relations, media relations, publications specialist, website writing / development