Thompson + Conard is a marketing communications firm that helps companies tell their story, build their brand and connect with their most important audiences. We work with you to clarify your message and deliver it effectively.
Who we are
Jane Thompson has over 25 years of experience as a global communications executive, both in-house and on the agency side. She is detail oriented, with a successful track record of running large global teams in a matrixed organization, but she is also known for her creative PR programs and strategic thinking.
Jane’s talent and experience have made her a trusted communications advisor and partner of senior management, valued for decisive leadership. Jane is a talented communicator, able to clearly explain intricate issues to a wide spectrum of audiences, from media to industry analysts to employees. She has extensive experience with enterprise software, semiconductor, datacenter and security technology domains.
For over 20 years Wes Conard has been helping clients turn their companies, products and ideas into stories that stick. He learned the fundamentals of storytelling while working as a reporter for nearly a decade at Bloomberg, The Philadelphia Inquirer and other papers. He uses that journalism experience to help clients build narratives that tap in into people’s hardwired addiction for story.
Wes has coached hundreds of executives on how to tell their story effectively in a wide variety of formats, producing over 300 videos, animations, infographics, customer case studies, newsletters, annual reports and podcasts. Wes also has extensive experience in media placements, securing numerous interviews on CNBC, BBC, CNN, Fox, and Bloomberg, the covers of Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, as well as hundreds of other articles in tier-one and trade magazines in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Japan. He has extensive experience in biotech and medical devices.
With more than 20 years of high-tech public relations and marketing communications experience including eleven years in a fast-growing, technology PR firm, Lisa is a results-oriented professional with expertise in successfully creating interest for both new and industry–established companies, products, and services, including securing significant media and analyst coverage. She has deep roots B2B software, including security, enterprise and cloud technologies.
Lisa is a hands-on professional who thrives on delivering excellent client service, project management, organizational, written, and verbal skills. She is well versed in all areas of external communications, including positioning and message development; writing and editing press and corporate materials; managing customer programs; strategizing and executing executive visibility campaigns; and developing, maintaining and nurturing media and high-impact influencer relationships. Lisa lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children.
With more than 25 years of experience at fast-paced companies including Apple, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Sony, as well as agency and startup expertise, Kim is a seasoned global communications professional. She has proven experience in media and analyst relations, executive, internal and investor communications for a wide variety of products, technologies, markets and audiences. She also has experience in a wide variety of verticals and industries from education and healthcare to gaming and music.
Kim is a problem solver who thrives on helping people and companies with their communication needs and challenges including storytelling, building awareness and securing mindshare, especially in today’s digital, busy and competitive environments. She’s handled proactive media campaigns as well as crisis and issues management and has experience media training and advising C-level executives and spokespeople. She’s extremely flexible and resourceful and can work with a team and fit in to existing programs or create innovative communications programs from the ground-up including research and analysis, strategy and planning, messaging, content and execution.