Tim O’Bayley is a San Francisco native who re-located to Palm Springs in 1997. With a background in public relations and graphic design and a history of working with non-profit organizations, it was a natural evolution that his firm, O’Bayley Communications, would gravitate toward serving the non-profit community. He launched O’Bayley Communications in February 2004 and serves as CEO and Creative Director. A past President of the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Tim is proud of the work his team does for clients such as AAP-Food Samaritans, Modernism Week, The City of Palm Springs, Coyote StageWorks, Braille Institute Rancho Mirage, Destination PSP, Northstar Senior Living, and H3K Design, among others. Prior to working in communications, he developed his analytical, organizational, writing and financial skills working in the banking segment. Tim currently serves on the board of directors of Sanctuary Palm Springs.
Bob Bogard, Director of Public Relations, has more than twenty-five years of public relations and marketing experience. A native of Wisconsin, he began his marketing career in New York where he worked for the Hudson Stone Group, an investor relations agency, and Connors Communications, a consumer public relations agency that specializes in technology, education, and non-profit companies. Bogard opened the San Francisco branch of Connors Communications and later joined Access Communications, a subsidiary of Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms with offices in major media, business and government capitals around the world. Bogard later served as the Marketing Director at Geoworks, a San Francisco Bay Area telecommunications company, and then moved to Palm Springs where he worked for the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, and as Marketing Director for both the Palm Springs Art Museum and Palm Springs Life Magazine. He has served on the boards of numerous Coachella Valley organizations and in June 2010 he was awarded with the “Lloyd Maryanov Employee of the Year” award by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. In June, 2011, he was awarded the “Tourism Partner of the Year” award from the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. Bob currently serves on the boards of directors of the Movie Colony East Neighborhood Organization and the Palm Springs Modernism Committee.
Lynne Stephenson is our Advertising Manager. Lynne came to O’Bayley
Communications after 12 years with Gannett at The Desert Sun newspaper. Educated in England she brings a wealth of knowledge and a sharp eye for detail to our team. She has a background in marketing and sales and has been a valley resident for more than 25 years. Active in the community, Lynne was a founder member of Los Compadres neighborhood organization and the Palm Springs Book Club and she volunteers with the American Documentary Film Festival. She is currently honored to serve as board president of United Way of the Desert where she has volunteered for the past decade. She also founded the Nine Weekly Walks campaign, a free movement focused on raising awareness on health and wellness.
Jeffrey Price, Graphic Designer, is an Emmy© award-winning creative professional with extensive experience in the launching, branding, marketing, and advertising of motion pictures and television series. His focus is on building and leading teams, creating quality design, and developing memorable campaigns. He has worked as Print/Advertising Creative Director for the CBS Network, and Art Director for NBC. Other clients include Disney, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount, and Sony. He is an honors graduate from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communications.
Tim O’Bayley, Principal, has more than thirty-five years of experience in creative and technical writing, marketing communications, graphic design, and public relations, working with companies of all kinds – the smallest non-profits to the largest corporate entities in the world. As a desert resident since 1997, he knows how to get things done here.
When appropriate, we collaborate with the best of the best to deliver for our clients. This is a short list of extremely talented photographers, printers, web designers, event producers, and other vendors with whom we collaborate. We also partner with publicists in Los Angeles and New York.
Prior to launching O’Bayley Communications, Tim had the pleasure of working with some very exciting companies:
- Ford Motor Company and Hill & Knowlton Public Relations.
- Co-wrote world-wide expansion plan for Showcase Placements, Inc. (product placement division of Hill & Knowlton)
- Aonix Software
- Marketing Events Manager – Trade Shows & Seminars nationwide
- United Bank (San Francisco)
- Wrote training manual and re-trained entire teller force. Coordinated branch acquisitions
- Capital Federal Savings & Loan Association
- Wrote Policies & Procedures as an “Efficiency Expert” in Bank Operations
- Atlas Savings & Loan
- Start-up team for new LGBT-focused and community-owned financial institution.
- San Francisco Girls Chorus – Office and Events Manager
- Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco – Production Manager and Board President
- Desert AIDS Project – Communications Manager
Working with the media and others:
We have built excellent relationships with many contacts throughout the Coachella Valley over the last fifteen years, including some of the most valuable, high-quality vendors. We are proud to mention the following:
Printing Vendors: Locally, we work with the best: Diane Ragle & Associates, Ace Printing, and Image 360 (formerly Signs By Tomorrow). In addition we also work exclusively with one reliable on-line printer, OvernightPrints.com, from which we receive a significant discount.
Local Print Media Contacts: The Desert Sun, Desert Magazine, The Press Enterprise, Palm Springs Life, La Prensa Hispana, Desert Entertainer, LA Weekly, Desert Valley Star, CV Independent, CV Weekly, Desert Charities News, The Public Record, The Black Voice News, LIVE Magazine, Desert Health News, and others.
Electronic Media: The Standard, Gay Desert Guide, Palm Springs Style
Television: KESQ TV-3/CBS Local 2, NBC Palm Springs (KMIR), and Frontier/Time Warner Cable.
Radio: Alpha Media, RM Broadcasting, and others in the Inland Empire.
Outdoor: Lamar Advertising.
Photographers: Ethan Kaminsky, Lani Garfield, Mark Davidson, and David A. Lee.
Web Development: We proudly partner with Imagine It! Media for all web site work.
We are fortunate to have many contacts in Media and Public Relations circles. Tim’s past service as board President of the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation is also a plus for our clients. Our Media Contact database currently includes more than 3,000 individuals/organizations, many of them international. Our distribution capabilities include the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Northern California, Florida, and beyond. Industry-specific customized distribution is also available, as is supplemental paid distribution via PR-Web.
In addition to Public Relations and Special Event promotion, we also offer Graphic Design services. From ‘one-off’ brochures, to a full logo/identity package, we offer excellent graphic design at an affordable price. (Please visit the Portfolio section of this site.)
We would be pleased to discuss with you the ways in which we can help you achieve your business and marketing goals.