Kim Pipkin is a marketing and business development executive with a proven record of implementing strategic marketing plans that support corporate and financial goals. She has a history of effective interaction and relationship management with clients and internal managers. For more than two decades she has demonstrated sales expertise and ability to apply new, innovative approaches to established marketing programs. She is a master networker and deeply connected to the business worlds of San Francisco and Marin County.
Kim joined Marsh Marketing in 1998 as a part-time Director of Operations and became a Principal in 2007 (to present). She is a Principal of Pipkin-Marsh Advisors. Earlier in her career she held key marketing positions with nationally recognized construction, architecture, and construction management firms in the San Francisco Bay Area such as Swinerton Builders, EHDD, Hornberger-Worstell, Fisher-Friedman, Don Todd Associates and law firm Peckar & Abramson. She has expertise in: Strategic Planning; Marketing/New Business Development; Leadership Development, Proposal Writing and Presentation Training; Sales Management; Market Research; Client Retention-Growth Strategies; Public Speaking; Public Relations & Brand Management.
Kim serves as a Planning Commissioner for the Town of San Anselmo. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art/Political Science from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH; Master of Architecture from University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and General Management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. Kim also has a Certificate in Management from the Advanced Management Institute in San Francisco, CA.
Gary Marsh is the founder of Marsh Marketing (1998-Present) and a Principal of Pipkin-Marsh Advisors. He is a master storyteller using the written word and visual tools (photography, video and website development). Gary serves clients by developing community engagement strategies and tactics that build brand awareness and new business opportunities for his clients. A former journalist, he is an accomplished writer, publicist and photographer. He is an expert negotiator in developing and buying media for clients that promote their brands and connects clients to enhanced PR opportunities and professional networks.
Gary started his professional career in Silicon Valley in 1986, selling capital industrial equipment and services to commercial real estate developers and facilities managers. In the 1990s he was a beat reporter covering economic development, commercial and residential real estate and retail for the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal. He left journalism for New York-based Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), which at the time was the second-largest commercial real estate services firm in the U.S. At C&W, Gary co-reported to the National Director of Corporate Communications and the Western Region President based in San Francisco. He was responsible for buying more than $1 million in media placements annually and for all marketing and PR in the firm’s 22 offices located west of the Mississippi River.
Since 1998 Gary has served dozens of businesses in real estate and hospitality in a variety of relationship-based media relations roles, advisory services, creative content development, networking and business development to generate new business and grow the top line of his clients’ companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (news/editorial) from the University of Colorado at Boulder.