The PR Firm For Innovators

"When You Hire Larkin/Volpatt, You Get Larkin and Volpatt."

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Competitive Analysis

Understanding the competition plays an important role in all of our planning. From the overall messaging down to the media and analysts that are talking about the competition we dig deep and get smart about your competitors.

Strategy and Messaging Development

Key messaging is at the core of what we do. At the onset, we help our clients frame their ideas to ensure they are telling the right story for their target audience, be it customers or partners. We also pair messaging development with competitive analysis to make sure our clients are differentiating themselves in the marketplace.

Media and Analyst Outreach

From press release creation to proactive and reactive pitch development we are experts in getting your word out. Our intense focus on messaging allows us to frame your story in the announcements and pitches that we create. While knowing a reporter is a foot in the door, having the right story to tell enables us to hit a home run.


Speakers Bureau

LVC has secured speaking slots for many of our clients at key industry conferences on panels, keynotes and as industry experts. To name drop a few: SXSW, ad:tech, TechCrunch Disrupt and more… we are here to get you out there.

News Bureau

Keeping on top of the competition, what's new in your marketplace and trending topics allows us proactively and reactively generate new ideas to be constantly creative in our outreach.


We are not only PR people, but also Super Connectors who know other Super Connectors. Whether it is potential partners, customers, investors or advisors, Kate and Michael are always on the lookout for ways to make you more successful. Learn more details about this unique value add.


We Are Not Only PR people, But Also Super Connectors Who Know Other Super Connectors.

What is a Super Connector you ask? A person that knows people who know people, and also a person who can intuitively put two and two together and knows when an introduction should be made. Whether it is potential partners, customers, investors or advisors, Kate and Michael are always on the lookout for ways to make your business more successful. That is what is at the heart of LVConnect and part of the service we provide to our customers (oops… we like to call you our partner).


About Us

Larkin/Volpatt Communications Is THE PR Firm For Innovators And Seasoned Entrepreneurs.
Founded in 2003, Larkin/Volpatt communications is an integrated marketing communications and public relations firm that focuses on helping innovators, startup technology companies and seasoned entrepreneurs define their message and tell their story to key media targets and customers.

Over the years we have worked with hundreds of startup founders and entrepreneurs. We speak your language and get to know your world – In essence we become a core part of your team and stay true to our motto...

"When You Hire Larkin/Volpatt, You Get Larkin and Volpatt"

We have remained committed to this core philosophy through the years and you can always expect to work side by side with the founders of the agency. You need to work with seasoned experts, who are truly strategic, understand the global startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem and love being in the trenches to get the job done.

With LVC you have found your match.
    Kate Larkin

    Kate Larkin

    Account Supervisor, Co-Founder and Partner

    Kate brings over 15 years of global key accounts management with Fortune 500 companies in marketing, technology and the Internet. With specific expertise in advertising, research, strategic planning, technology development and implementation, her background spans industry giants such as American International Group, Continental Airlines, and start-ups in the dot com sector. More

    Kate is an international marketing and technology professional with expertise in the development of integrated communications program strategies. She has a proven record in account management, brand building, new business development, event management and product development/marketing for both the trade and consumer industries. She is a strong strategic and creative-thinker, which has resulted in successful sales efforts, advertising, public relations, research, promotions, and direct marketing programs. One of Kate's strengths is her ability, based on instinct and experience, to translate client objectives into dynamic solutions. Close

    Michael Volpatt

    Michael Volpatt

    Account Planner, Co-Founder and Partner

    Michael brings 12 years of agency and client experience to the firm. He has played a crucial role in the development of consumer and business-to-business brand and marketing strategies for clients including Microsoft, Oddcast, Adaptec, Nortel Networks, Apple Computer, Fertile Hope, Conversagent, Arkadium, Bob Evans Farms and many others. More

    His work has helped companies and non-profit organizations frame their competition, better understand the markets they operate in and develop key messaging platforms that serve to differentiate and resonate with their target audiences. Most importantly Michael is an expert at marketing and PR implementation. Michael's clients have been featured in numerous print publications including the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Fortune, Inc., InTouch, PC Magazine, AdAge, AdWeek and multiple trade journals. You can also see and hear these clients on both local and national television and radio stations - FOX News Live, CNN, Cybershake (ABC Radio) and many others. Close

Our Clients

See What Our Client Have To Say!
Hearst Magazines

Michael and Kate were an absolute pleasure to work with over the several years I retained them for PR services during my time at Hearst Magazines. They really went above and beyond the call of duty to help get our digital media division on the map as a real "player" and I always felt that they were part of my internal team because they would make us feel that we were their sole client (which I'm sure is the case with each of their clients). They really cared about the success of our business and how they could support it through PR efforts. I would highly recommend them.

Jessica Kleiman, EVP, Communications / SANDOW
Bungee Lost+Found

A chance meeting turned into the opportunity of a lifetime! LVC quickly ramped up to speed on our product and pitched a story to the broadcast media that launched Bungee Tags into the national sphere and translated into 1 MM in earned media value and thousands of dollars of sales. We couldn’t have found a better partner for our venture.

Bryan Davis, Founder & President / Bungee Lost+Found

Kate and Michael under promise and over deliver. They are creative and smart about their approach and have a deep understanding of how to shape a message and get it out there.

Adi Sideman, CEO and Founder / YouNow
The Adventures Of
Draper University
Opt Intelligence
World of Games

And Many Many More Since 2003

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