SAN FRANCISCO: Former Golin/ Harris International executive Tim Johnson is a launching his own firm, Stearns Johnson, which will focus on consumer, financial services, hi-tech, and consulting and professional services clients.
Johnson was worldwide director of Golin's tech practice, and MD of its San Francisco office. He left in September as part of a senior staff reorganization.
"This is something I've thought about doing for a few years," said Johnson. "I have friends who have done this and are very happy.
"We're going to provide the breadth of services of a big firm, with the low cost of a boutique," he added. "There are a lot of small companies that know they need PR support, but don't have the money for the larger firms."