Beth with happy Clearpoint clients
Clearpoint Agency President, Bonnie Shaw
Clearpoint staff at local beach cleanup
Team Clearpoint at our 10th anniversary party
Clearpoint Agency front door
Clearpoint Agency Retreat in Downtown San Diego
Guests enjoying our 10th anniversary party
Team Clearpoint at happy hour in Cardiff!
The newly remodeled Clearpoint Agency office in Encinitas
Clearpoint Agency's newest mascot: Mo Betta
Bonnie Shaw co-founded Clearpoint Agency in August 2002. Bonnie oversees client accounts and creates dynamic public relations strategies for Clearpoint clients. This includes messaging, branding, media relations and social media marketing.
She previously worked as a public relations account supervisor for McQuerter Group, and prior to that worked for the National MS Society, San Diego Magazine and the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce in charge of events and publications. Very relationship-focused, Bonnie knows the value of developing solid relationships between her clients, their partners and the media. She uses her broad experience in PR and marketing to develop complete PR and digital marketing programs, create messaging platforms, land media placements and speaking engagements, and craft content strategies that drive success for Clearpoint Agency clients.
Volunteerism is close to Bonnie’s heart. She has served on the boards of numerous non-profit and school-based organizations, and has spent uncountable hours volunteering for various professional organizations, the MS Society, PRSA, SDSIC and political races. Bonnie has been a featured speaker on PR and social media, and has received numerous Bernays from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for her work. Bonnie earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and several awards. She was also part of the team to found the university’s first television station, CPTV, and served as the station’s first student general manager.
In her free time, Bonnie enjoys gardening, sailing, wine tasting, following politics and relaxing on the beach near her home in Carlsbad, California with her husband and son.
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Co-founder of Clearpoint Agency, Beth is an expert at developing targeted messaging and communications strategies that generate brand awareness for clients. In 2012, Beth was awarded the Otto Bos Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego.
Beth is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and a former co-chair of its PR committee. Beth has personally won ten Bernays Awards for excellence in public relations and Clearpoint has received 19 Bernays Awards for PR excellence. In addition, Beth has been a finalist three times in the “Women Who Mean Business Awards,” sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, twice been named a finalist in the individual service category of the UCSD Athena Pinnacle Awards, and in 2001 was named to Wireless Week’s list of “Top 25 Influential Women in Wireless.”
In her spare time, Beth enjoys hiking, photography, reading and spending time with her husband, Mark, three children, and eight grandchildren.
Public Relations Director
Hilary McCarthy draws on 20 years of experience in media and analyst relations, as well as marketing strategy, content creation and development, crisis communications, and social media.
Hilary’s knowledge of editorial needs has resulted in coverage in leading outlets including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, Consumer Reports, Time Magazine, Fortune, ABC World News and numerous technology and trade magazines. She has also written and placed numerous articles for clients in trade publications.
Passionate about connecting with clients to determine their needs and leveraging information to convey their key messages, she loves seeing the positive impact of marketing and PR campaigns on clients' bottom lines.
Hilary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a Master of Science degree in Journalism and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Assumption College. She has written articles for American Marketing Association, Marketing Profs, Smart Briefs, Chief Marketer, Ragan’s Health Care Communications News, Expert PR, PRSA’s PR Strategy.
Social Media and Digital Media Coordinator
Nikki Sachman serves as the Social Media and Digital Media Coordinator for Clearpoint Agency. As Clearpoint’s social media guru, Nikki manages client’s social accounts, plans social campaigns, writes blogs, and develops art.
In between tweeting and posting, Nikki loves exploring the San Diego restaurant scene, cooking and soaking up the California sun at the beach.
Researcher and Account Coordinator
Since 2007, Lisa has been supporting client accounts through: competitor research, media and tradeshow research, list development, award and speaking engagement investigation, maintaining clip logs, drafting social media content and monitoring social channels for clients.
Media Relations Specialist, APR
Mary serves as media relations specialist for Clearpoint securing media hits for clients on a local, regional and national level. An award-winning public relations professional, Mary’s professional experience includes successful corporate, agency, non-profit public relations and marketing communications programming.