James Kimer, President and Founder of Media Theory LLC, is a Washington DC public relations consultant with 20 years experience. He specializes in strategic communications, media relations, and digital communications services for clients in the corporate, legal, political, and international business fields.
Earlier in his career he worked for the global public relations firm of Fleishman-Hillard in Madrid, Spain, servicing the accounts of defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce. He later served as a Senior Account Executive at New York-based LVM Group representing a broad range of corporate and legal clients, including the multinational technology corporation 3M.
Launching his first independent company in 2008 focusing on digital PR, James has overseen high level media relations and groundbreaking online campaigns for clients in Guatemala, Venezuela, Thailand, Russia, and Nigeria, among other markets.
In recent years, he has developed a strong practice in Africa, advising on mining and petroleum issues in West Africa, political advocacy and reputation management in Southern Africa, as well as his role in assisting media initiatives on behalf of the current Governor of Kaduna State (Nigeria) Nasir El-Rufai, among others.
Notable past and current clients include Russian businessman and public intellectual Mikhail Khodorkovsky, international law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center of the Atlantic Council.
James holds a BA in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) and a Dual MA from New York University in Journalism and Latin American Studies.