Full service regional firm with strong public affairs capabilities
The national champion Texas Longhorns weren’t the only success story in
TateAustin serves a roster of local, regional and national clients, helping them tell their stories, build their brands and enhance their reputations among a wide range of stakeholders including customers, voters, shareholders, employees and community leaders. It works across multiple sectors, including education, government, real estate, technology, energy, healthcare, retail and manufacturing, with a client list that includes AMD, Austin Independent School District, Catellus Development Corporation, Coldwell Banker, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Gas Service, and Vinson & Elkins.
Principal Kerry Tate, who bought the firm in 1990, is a veteran public affairs executive, while the firm’s other principal, Patti Summerville, spent 16 years in marketing roles with IBM—giving the firm strength in
Highlights of 2005 included the completion of an 18-month assignment to help H-E-B thank Texas celebrate its first 100 years of service with more than 50 separate events; communications surrounding the transition of Grande Communications’ two top executives in as many weeks; and national media relations for Bluespan’s ionKids high-tech child locator device. On the new business front, the firm was hired by AMD to help communicate its plans to build an environmentally sound campus in an environmentally sensitive area of Austin; by the Austin Independent School District to communicate its progress of the state’s largest school bond program in history; and by Texas Gas Services to develop a series of educational bill inserts and a new public service campaign.