Our team

Bolt Bulldog [definition]: equable, resolute, courageous and persistent… and may we add, professional and enthusiastic!

We’re passionate about public relations, driven to succeed, fanatical about strategy, and making things – big things – happen for our clients. Each team member brings a unique element to the table. But there’s one thing in common with all Bolters: you have to be driven, savvy, creative and strategic…and a total bulldog, so we’ve been told. These strengths combined create an unstoppable and fearless posse of PR pros.

All Bolt PR accounts are supported by team members in each of our offices to maximize reach, connections and opportunities and all Bolt PR team members are in-house professional staff.

Leadership Team

 

Caroline Callaway, president and founder, ccallaway@dev.prizumweb.com

Caroline built Bolt PR from the ground up and has worked with clients to drive long-term business growth in industries ranging from technology, travel, hospitality and health and fitness, to education, retail, marketing and community service. During her career, Caroline has helped organizations appear on the front cover of magazines, on national morning and evening news programs, in newspaper business features and on high-profile news sites. Caroline’s work has resulted in high-profile media placements in outlets such as Buzzfeed, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, E! News and ABC World News, to name just a few.

Prior to establishing Bolt PR, Caroline worked in-house at The Active Network, Inc., overseeing the community, education and government services divisions, as well as the active.com property. She also worked as the PR Director at Carillon ERP, as well as at Vollmer PR, which was later acquired by Edelman.

Caroline graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in public and interpersonal communications. Today, Caroline is an executive board member for Melvin Ingram’s Mission Possible Foundation. Caroline has served on several boards and is an active philanthropist.

 

Jo-Anne Coombes, vice president, jcoombes@dev.prizumweb.com

Jo-Anne joined Bolt PR as vice president in February 2011. She has led media relations and digital marketing campaigns for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies and celebrity endorsees. Her clientele ranges from local startups and nonprofits to national and international brands, with her work resulting in high-profile placements such as the New York Times, USA Today, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, O, the Oprah Magazine, The TODAY Show, CNN and Entertainment Tonight. Her accomplishments have earned national recognition in the PR industry, including two Bronze Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of America and two finalist recognitions for The Holmes Report’s SABRE Awards, as well as numerous honors in the Triangle community.

Jo-Anne previously worked at French/West/Vaughan, where she was responsible for the development of national campaigns. Jo-Anne also previously worked at Providence Software Solutions where she managed the technology company’s internal, direct-to-consumer and media communications, and at Triangle PR, where she assisted in public relations efforts for small businesses in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Raised in upstate New York, Jo-Anne moved south to attend North Carolina State University, where she graduated with a degree in public relations and a minor in Spanish.

Why we working at Bolt PR!

Our Culture

Results – People – Philanthropy

We are so committed to exceeding expectations that we have an entire agency program named after it: Bolt Exceeds. When our offices reach our quarterly goal for results, we celebrate. Spa treatments, wine tour, day at Disneyland… our team is rewarded for a job well done.

We also believe in empowering our people and giving them the skills and education they need to continuously exceed expectations. That’s our Bolt Up program. We invest the time and resources to provide our team with ongoing professional development so we can, as you may have guessed, continue to exceed expectations.

And finally, we believe in giving back to the amazing communities that have supported us for the last 10 years. Through our Bolt Back program, we commit to giving back each quarter in each of our markets through volunteering, donations or a financial commitment to a worthy cause.

Performance Incentive Program

  • Goal: to create excitement and inspire a culture of greatness
  • Each office works as a team to achieve a points goal
  • If the goal is reached, the office earns a reward
  • The offices each vote on their prize
  • All-expenses-paid prizes have included: day at Disneyland, spa day, wine tour with limousine, manis/pedis

Professional Development

  • Goal: to train and challenge team members in new areas and improve our skills in delivering exceptional results for our clients
  • This is a commitment by the agency to help our team members reach their career goals.
  • Most sessions are conducted as a group, either by office or agency-wide.

Volunteer Program

  • Goal: to give back to the community, bond as a team and grow as individuals by doing for others
  • Quarterly volunteer project performed as an office team
  • Team votes on causes/charities to support each quarter

Performance Incentive Program

  • Goal: to create excitement and inspire a culture of greatness
  • Each office works as a team to achieve a points goal
  • If the goal is reached, the office earns a reward
  • The offices each vote on their prize
  • All-expenses-paid prizes have included: day at Disneyland, spa day, wine tour with limousine, manis/pedis

Professional Development

  • Goal: to train and challenge team members in new areas and improve our skills in delivering exceptional results for our clients
  • This is a commitment by the agency to help our team members reach their career goals.
  • Most sessions are conducted as a group, either by office or agency-wide.

Volunteer Program

  • Goal: to give back to the community, bond as a team and grow as individuals by doing for others
  • Quarterly volunteer project performed as an office team
  • Team votes on causes/charities to support each quarter

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