Neotrope® is a privately held, U.S.-based company established in 1983 by Christopher Laird Simmons.
Recent Press Releases about Neotrope®
BETHESDA, Md., May 29, 2013 -- The Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) is pleased to announce it is one of this year's recipients of the 2013 Neotrope J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant award. Neotrope® will provide PR (public relations) and cause-marketing support to the CSO over the next year to raise awareness around its education programs, events, and accomplishments.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 23, 2013 -- The National Inclusion Project, co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken, is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2013 of Neotrope's annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-marketing support to the National Inclusion Project over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.
SIGNAL HILL, Calif., April 19, 2013 -- Food Finders, Inc. of Signal Hill, California, is pleased to announce it is a recipient of Neotrope's 2013 J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will assist with Food Finders' mission to redistribute food donated by the regional hospitality industry and local grocers to feed those who are food insecure.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., April 18, 2013 -- Catalysts Powering Educational Performance (CPEP) of Middletown, Connecticut is pleased to announce it is a recipient of Neotrope's 2013 J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations support to CPEP over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.
2013 Non-Profit PR Grants Announced - California Firm to again Donate $50K in Services to Worthy Causes
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 -- Neotrope(R), a marketing, PR, and information publishing company founded in 1983, today announced its annual Nonprofit PR Grant Program for 2013. Ten U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000, including public relations, news dissemination and online marketing services, as part of the company's 30th anniversary.
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 -- California-based marketing and PR firm, Neotrope(R), today announced the formal launch of a dedicated web portal for the company's annual Non-Profit PR Grants program at http://prgrants.com as part of its 30 year anniversary. The PR Grant program was originally launched in 2000 to help assist U.S. 501(c)3 worthy causes to raise awareness, attract halo sponsors, and better connect with donors and volunteers.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the NonProfit PR Grant Program for 2012. This year’s 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope PR Grants program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope’s accredited staff.
Los Angeles PR Firm Again Donates Services to Worthy Causes: Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012 announced by Neotrope
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 - Neotrope®, a brand identity, public relations, and marketing firm established Jan. 1983, announces its latest Non-Profit PR Grants Program for 2012. The firm is again donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 29th anniversary.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 29, 2011 - Neotrope is helping to ensure small businesses can manage their budgets and not cross their own debt ceiling when doing PR and promotion, by rolling back service pricing on Send2Press® Newswire press release writing and targeted news distribution packages to 2008 levels.
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About Christopher Simmons
Christopher Laird Simmons is a veteran author and journalist, musician, photographer, marketing guru and public relations (PR) expert, multimedia artist, and entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in multiple creative disciplines. He has written for over a dozen national magazines, including Micro Publishing News, Digital Imaging, Computer Player, the Graphic Artist Guild newspaper, and CrossMedia magazines. His first sale to a national magazine was for Polyphony (now Electronic Musician) in 1984, but his first published works were in various sci-fi fanzines in 1978 (at age 16). He is the author of FRACTOPIA (Neotrope Press, ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6). Chris has been widely interviewed by magazines like Entrepreneur, PC World, Chicago Sun Times, Medical Office Front Desk Pro, and Produce Merchandising on topics related to ebooks, Linux Web hosting, music social networking, customer retention, Internet marketing, SEO/SEM, and public relations.
Christopher composed his first press release in 1981 for a self-published work, which led to a quarter-page in Playboy magazine's June 1982 "Potpourri" section; this later led to PR work for California entertainment and start-up companies, as an extension of his graphic design, copy-writing, and photography freelance work, and the launch of Neotrope in 1983 (the company launched as Mindset*, and later became Neotrope). He is a current member of the Public Relations Society of America. (*Note: no relationship to any other company with similar name.)
Chris has appeared on radio programs like JackStreet Live and Publishing Basics Radio, both on the topics of public relations and news dissemination; and is a quoted expert in major industry reports like the TrendWatch report on PDF technologies; and is one of the succcessful entrepreneurs quoted in the book Career and Corporate Cool (Wiley, ISBN: 978-0470120347) by Rachel C. Weingarten. He has won numerous industry awards including an ARPL Design Award from Apple Computer, Inc., two Harvey Measurement Awards, and various design and photography awards. He has served as a public relations representative for numerous public and private companies with extensive experience in placing news stories in the media since 1981. He served for three years on the judging panel for the "Excellence in Technology Journalism" awards, created by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He has been on the launch team for numerous successful companies, including MacMall®, and FindWhat.com (now part of Miva).
As a musician he played in various original bands in the '80s, released numerous albums, and composed theme music for two cable TV series; and is a member of ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). One of his albums ("Beserker") can be found on iTunes, CDBaby, Napster, etc. As a digital artist he has created covers for more than two dozen national magazine covers, and his art has appeared in major installations (1997 Bytes of Art Project, San Francisco), and was used for the cover of the 1997 Science and Technology Course Catalog for the California State University Long Beach (CSULB).
In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of Neotrope, and developing new business, Chris is directly involved in the management of all client projects.
Learn more about what Christopher Simmons is up to at: ChristopherSimmons.com and his online magazine, Ga-Ga™.