For more than 20 years, Carney & Associates has been providing publicity services for people and brands that improve our world.  We specialize in providing earned media coverage for clients whose missions align with our values, with an emphasis on sustainable living, lifestyle topics,  thought leadersbook publicity, and radio tours.


We share their stories through strategic placements on top-tier national and local radio, podcasts and television, in the most influential print and online newspapers and magazines, and through speaking opportunities.

As seasoned media professionals, at Carney & Associates we have built hundreds of long-standing relationships with producers, editors, bloggers and journalists with whom we have daily correspondence. While the quantity and caliber of our contacts is invaluable, it’s our sharp, strategic approach to pitching, as well as our dogged persistence in connecting with ever-changing outlets and journalists, customized for each campaign, that enables us to successfully generate editorial news coverage for our clients and their products.



Prior to opening Carney & Associates public relations firm, Kathlene Carney was a talk show producer for ABC’s KGO-AM, the largest news/talk radio station in Northern California. She also worked as a news producer for NBC’s KNBR-AM, produced talk programming for KSFO-AM and KYA-FM, and rocked the airwaves as a DJ on KCRK-FM –all in the San Francisco market.

Kathlene graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Communication Arts. She was a member of the Northern California Book Publicity and Marketing Association, the San Francisco Bay Area Publicity Club, where she served as vice president and secretary, and currently volunteers for the Menbe’s Way Fund in Richmond, CA. Kathlene continues her education through media relations conferences and webinars, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


As a writer and editor Laurel Anne is responsible for writing blog posts, press materials, articles, and other client content. 

She has designed and implemented email marketing campaigns, newsletters, event announcements, and book alerts. 

Laurel received the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and 2014 Outstanding Graduating Senior awards from University of California, Davis. She was a graduate student at MIT, where she studied media.

Headshot of Annemarie Templeman-KluitANNEMARIE TEMPELMAN-KLUIT

Do you also need marketing and social media services? Meet Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit!

Annemarie is a marketing and communications professional who has worked with authors, not-for-profits, and small businesses creating, developing, and executing strategic marketing, communications, and social media strategies to position their projects for success.

With a background as an author and entrepreneur, she brings a diverse skill set to her work and is endlessly curious about emerging technologies and trends and how they can support the projects she’s involved with.

At Carney & Associates, we work as a team with Annemarie to provide full-service campaigns for clients with full-service needs! 

Are you looking for a publicity specialist? Call today for a free consultation to discuss your publicity needs. Call 510-426-4100 or send us an email.