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Big Bang Communications and Judy Groverman Walker Form Strategic Alliance

Submitted By: Mike Lynch, May 18, 2011

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Mike Lynch

Big Bang Communications


May 17, 2011, Sonoma, CA – Big Bang Communications and Judy Groverman Walker Events & Marketing have joined forces to expand the reach and scope of services currently offered by the two Northern California companies. Under the new arrangement both companies will continue to work on a number of existing campaigns and jointly pitch new business in the immediate future.

Since 2001, Big Bang Communications has provided executive-level media relations, writing, advertising and marketing support with a focus on the wine and spirits industry. Partners Jean Jacote and Mike Lynch possess more than 50 years of wine industry and PR experience. Over the last decade the agency has worked with 100+ of the world’s prestigious wineries including: Foley Family Wines, Chalk Hill Estate, Kuleto, Lincourt Vineyards, Merus, Sebastiani, Wrath, Provenance, Hewitt, Independent Distillers, Williams Selyem, Diageo, Jackson Family Wines, Meander, Acacia, Cambria, Dutton Ranch, Arrowood and Chalone.

Judy Groverman Walker has 20+ years of experience in event planning, marketing and venue management. Over the years, she and her staff have created, coordinated and managed festivals, fundraisers, parades, company picnics, grand openings and product launches. They have done non-profit events, winery events, weddings and private celebrations. Prominent projects include Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival, Kendall-Jackson Tomato Festival, and the Amgen Tour of California for the City of Santa Rosa. Past and present clients include Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Sonoma County Lodging Association, Kaiser Permanente, United Way, 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County, and the City of Petaluma.

Says Jean Jacote of Big Bang Communications, “As our business continues to grow and evolve we need to develop special events and co-marketing programs for current and future clients. Judy is unmatched in her ability to create and manage memorable campaigns that successfully reach a wide ranging group of audiences.”

“I’ve know Jean and Mike for years and have worked with them on a number of writing, marketing and PR projects,” says Judy Groverman Walker. “They are legendary in the industry for their ability to develop and implement powerful messaging and communications programs targeted to the media, trade and consumers.”

Mike Lynch can be reached at or 415-250-2373.

Judy Groverman Walker can be reached at or 707-523-3728