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Member: Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)
Address: 1388 Sutter St., Suite 901
City: San Francisco
State/Province: California
Postal Code: CA 94109
Country: USA
Phone: 415.561.0888
Fax: 415.561.0778
E-Mail: david@landispr.com or sean@landispr.com
Web Site: landispr.com



Celebrating 25 years in business, LCI is the Bulldog Winner for social media & public education, and also has been named the #3 social media agency in the U.S. by TopPRAgencies.com. Consistently named “one of the top PR firms” by the San Francisco Business Times and PR Week, LCI is a full-service, independent San Francisco-based public relations, marketing and digital agency that specializes in consumer, business-to-business, social media, digital, consumer technology and non-profit communications for international, national and regional clients.

Some of LCI’s marquee clients include: Walmart, MetLife, Old Navy, Whole Foods Market, California Bank & Trust, Tiffany & Co., Tishman Speyer, Merlin Entertainments Group, Match.com, UCSF, Maxthon and more. In 2013, together with our Boston PR affiliate, The Castle Group, LCI launched its new national digital brand, Giant Step Digital (www.giantstepdigital.com) to help brands stand out in a digital world.

LCI provides strategic, creative and results-driven public relations, marketing and digital counsel and implementation to clients in a variety of consumer-focused and business-to-business industries. Dedicated to helping businesses improve their bottom line, LCI is known for its trademarked Promised Results© program.



  • Consumer
  • Nonprofit
  • Consumer Technology
  • Retail
  • Food/Wine
  • Hospitality
  • Arts, entertainment and media
  • Fashion
  • Education
  • Health and human services
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Professional services
  • Ethnic, gay/lesbian and other specialized communities



  • Media relations
  • Consumer communications
  • Corporate Communications
  • Internal communications
  • Brand positioning and awareness
  • Message development
  • Industry competitive analysis
  • Strategic planning/counsel
  • Crisis management and communications
  • Community relations
  • Media/analyst tours
  • Media sponsorships and media audits
  • Research
  • Product launches
  • Speakers bureaus
  • Product placement
  • Webcasts, podcasts, blogging and other new media
  • Special events
  • Media training
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Promotions
  • Digital Strategies
  • Content Marketing
  • Video production


  • David Landis


    With more than 30 years experience in public relations, brand management, digital strategies, social media, positioning, marketing, content marketing, analyst relations, media training, crisis communications, public affairs and community relations, David Landis has lent his expertise to a variety of national and Bay Area-based corporations.


  • Sean Dowdall

    General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer

    Sean Dowdall is a 28-year financial services marketing, sales, and public relations executive specializing in the innovation, creation, and successful delivery to market of strategic initiatives, ongoing capabilities, and fully-integrated campaigns. He provides strategic counsel to LCI clients, oversees the marketing and digital practice areas, and supervises financial management for the agency.


  • David Cumpston


    David Cumpston brings more than 15 years of public relations experience to his role as a Director at Landis Communications Inc. (LCI), where he is responsible for directing a number of high-profile clients in a variety of industries including: retail, healthcare, real estate, hospitality, food/beverage, consumer technology, and financial services, among others.


  • "Together with LCI, we built a great brand."
    Trish McDermott, Match.com
  • "We consider LCI our 'secret weapon' as their experience extends beyond just the television press. They help us stay ahead of the game and increase our visibility."
    Jennifer Skorlich, VP, NBC/Bravo
  • "Landis Communications Inc (LCI) did an outstanding job for us. Their efforts helped directly in making the Infinity the fastest selling condominium project in the United States. It was a great pleasure to work with them and I would hire them again for our next project."
    Cart Shannon, Tishman Speyer
  • "Whatever LCI said they would do, they did - exceeding expectations and generating strategic results."
    Kathy Paver, PIER 39
  • "I really want to thank LCI for the great iPhone launch. This really demonstrates the power of public relations. Our iOS install went up 1400+% on 8/20! The growth came almost all from China and the U.S., reflecting where we targeted our public relations. Mac daily usage also went up 50%, probably due to the new wave of publicity Thank you. Great job."
    Jay Shen, Maxthon

LCI’s Latest Blog Post


  • Meet the Media – Michael Gray, San Francisco Chronicle
    by admin on March 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Michael Gray, Enterprise & Investigations Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle What’s your top priority at work today? In my new role as managing editor, it seems like everything is suddenly my top priority. But essentially my priority every day is trying to help The Chronicle find the best enterprise and investigative stories we can, […]

  • RFP PDQ!
    by admin on March 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    By Brianne Miller, Business Development Not many acronyms strike fear into my heart like RFP (Request for Proposal) does. I’ve had quite a few to deal with over the past month, and have made some observations on the process…   It’s not a “request.” Really. It’s more like a demand. The best RFPs include a […]

  • Meet the Media – Kelly E. Carter
    by admin on March 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    By Kelly E. Carter, Director of Communications at Alpha Omega Winery and former reporter for People Magazine and USA Today What’s the top story you ever covered? (And for whom)? I was part of the People magazine team that covered “Miracle on the Hudson” when Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed the US Airways plane on the Hudson River in […]

  • Meet Ad verum, LCI’s PRGN partner in Vilnius, Lithuania
    by admin on March 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    By Akvile Vzesniauskaite, Creative Manager at Ad verum In a few sentences, please tell us about your firm, your role and what makes your agency unique. We truly believe our attitude is unique – whatever we do, we do it with passion and complete dedication. If we don’t like our work, we don’t charge. If […]

  • The “Fake News” Debacle
    by admin on February 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    By Gus Nodal, Senior Account Executive “Fake news” and “alternative facts” are catchphrases being tossed around and many people are left feeling like they don’t know what to believe anymore. For some, it is easy to hear “news is fake” over and over and start believing it. It is true that fake news exists. There […]