Shimek Strategic is a consultancy through which we advise company executives, matching them with best-fit agency and consultant partners (U.S. and international) across PR, marketing, digital and analytics.
Our matching services and counsel are free to the company.
Marketing & Advertising
Research & Analytics
The goal at Shimek Strategic is to help companies find that ‘best-fit’ firm without stress, wasted time or cash outflow.
We have worked in nearly every industry and with clients ranging from Mattel, Disney and Nordstrom to Logitech, Waze and Salesforce. This includes assisting venture capital firms and their portfolio companies.
Shimek Strategic has successfully matched hundreds of clients to a wide array of marketing communications firms around the world. We know what makes an agency really stand out and excel as a true partner: It comes down the agency’s industry knowledge, a true belief and interest in the client, and the chemistry shared between client and agency team members.
Steve is the principal and founder of Shimek Strategic LLC. He launched the consultancy in 2011 to assist companies by leveraging his nearly 20 years' experience and the thousands of relationships developed within the marketing communications arena.
Previously, Steve worked at Fleishman-Hillard, mapping out strategic new business opportunities and introducing the firm to scores of companies in the entertainment, automotive, healthcare, apparel, cleantech and technology spaces.
Prior, he ran operations for the Los Angeles office of Lewis PR, led national business development for Ruder Finn Public Relations, and was PR Newswire’s global manager for the entertainment and gaming sectors as well as one of the company’s lead researchers.
Before the world of PR and marketing? Steve sailed through Alaska and the Caribbean as a cruise ship DJ spinning every genre of music imaginable...
Raised in Northern California, Steve studied geography and Latin at UCLA (B.A.), environmental science and Norwegian at Stirling University in Scotland, and environmental science while teaching at CU Boulder (M.A.). He also swam competitively for each of the universities.
Steve and his wife, Molly, live in Manhattan Beach, CA. In addition to being a mayoral candidate for his city, he has served as a guest lecturer for UCLA, Entertainment Publicists Professional Society and Women in Film. Steve is actively involved in philanthropies, including Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Disabled American Veterans, The SPCA and several African wildlife reserves.
Head of public affairs and public relations for a California-based electric vehicle and Drivetrain manufacturer.
“Thank you, Steve. The agency that you introduced us to is an absolute slam dunk! We would not have found them without you.”
Head of PR for a Well-Known East Coast Online Apparel Company
“Steve, Thank you (again and again) for all your help with our PR agency search! You were a great strategic partner to have by my side in the search process and a perfect sounding board for all my questions! I truly appreciate your support and services.”