Katalyst Expands Destination and Travel Client Roster

by | Sep 28, 2023

SoCal-based Agency is Named Social Media Agency of Record for San Diego Tourism Authority, PR Agency for Visit Oceanside and San Diego Botanic Garden

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 27, 2023)Katalyst, a Southern California-based public relations and social media agency is excited to announce the addition of San Diego Tourism Authority, Visit Oceanside and San Diego Botanic Garden to its client roster.  

Founded in 2010, Katalyst built the agency with culinary and hospitality clients throughout San Diego. Now a team of 20, with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Katalyst’s roster comprises Southern California’s top hospitality, travel and lifestyle brands, providing a full-spectrum of service from PR, influencer marketing, social media, digital media, and content creation. Clients include destination marketing agencies San Diego Tourism Authority, Visit Oceanside and Visit Escondido; attractions such as Belmont Park, celebrating its 98th anniversary, San Diego Botanic Garden and WNDR Museum; hotels that include the $31 million renovation of the historic LaFayette Hotel; and retail and real estate properties One Paseo and Seaport Village.

“We have spent the last 15 years sharing San Diego’s story regionally and nationally from restaurants, hotels, events and the people that have shaped it,” said Katherine Randall, Founder and President at Katalyst. “Adding clients like San Diego Tourism Authority, Visit Oceanside and San Diego Botanic Garden is a natural extension of what Katalyst is as a company and who we are as individuals – we love, are connected to, and want to share our amazing city. Moving into 2024, we are excited to grow our San Diego-based client roster, while putting the same focus into markets across the west coast where we have offices and senior team members, including Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.”

In Los Angeles, Katalyst manages PR campaigns for Baar Baar, Bar CDMX and Pali Wine Co.’s L.A. outpost, while in Santa Barbara the agency works with Good Lion Hospitality,  Pali Wine Co.’s Funk Zone location, and Rare Society. As the agency continues to grow it looks to add additional destination management, hotel and travel, and arts and culture clients throughout California and the entire west coast. 

About Katalyst

Founded in 2010, Katalyst is a public relations, social media and digital agency representing hospitality, travel, lifestyle, consumer packaged goods and real estate clients. The Southern California-based agency is headquartered in San Diego and has offices in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.  Built on a foundation of relationships they have cultivated into long term partnerships, Katalyst is dedicated to the people it works with, be it clients, media, community and its employees. The company creates inspired and thoughtful campaigns that center on creative storytelling and collaborations, which they share through a harmonious mix of publicity, social media, influencer and community relations. Katalyst takes a holistic and integrated approach to their services that is different for each client. Katalyst’s clients include hospitality groups, CH Projects, Trust Restaurant Group and Puffer Malarkey Collective and tourism clients, AC Hotel San Diego, Intercontinental San Diego, Visit Oceanside, San Diego Tourism Authority and many more. For more, visit: https://www.katalyst-pr.com.

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