Bartholomeaux Public Relations is a boutique PR, Marketing and Communications agency which has created marvelous images for a myriad of clients from Washington to the remote Pacific islands and outback Australia for more than 25 years. Our clients range from NY Times best-selling authors to Swiss watch companies; beer distributors to non-profits. Award winning videographers, graphic and web designers and photographers are always available for client’s needs. 

As a community advocate, Carole has donated her expertise to a variety of causes, including successful passage of landmark legislation: the Federal Indian Health Advisory Act, the Victims' Rights Bill, the Domestic Violence Law, and the Affirmative Action Defense Bill, to name a few.

Activities and honors include: Arizona Woman Magazine Business Woman of the Year Award finalist, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Athena Business Woman of the Year Award finalist, first female Board President Phoenix Press Box Association; Phoenix Metro Chapter MADD Board President, Desert Southwest Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society Board President, Co-Founder Thomas J. Pappas School for Homeless Children, Board Member Phoenix Suns Nite-Hoops, Board Member Diocese of Phoenix Communications Commission.

Carole founded Bartholomeaux Public Relations more than 25 years ago. One of her favorite projects was creating a program to bring Scottsdale High School District arts students together with at-risk students from South Mountain H.S. This program exposed Scottsdale students to poverty and prejudice challenges South Mountain students had to overcome to excel in communications. The Scottsdale Center for the Arts brought the two groups together with professional graphic designers, fine artists and performing artists and videographers to create opportunities to end racism.

Carole is a Founding Fellow of the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute and a Governing Trustee of the Earth Sustaining Sciences Foundation. She has been instrumental in delivering high value shared success solutions for communities and leading and communicating fair-minded, unprejudiced discussions in challenging community and global issues and controversial project improvement. Her work has been instrumental in improving the positive ecosocietal position of many remote and at-risk communities and developments. During the early 2000's, Carole was an integral part ofSampey's teams on remote Pacific lost ship and aircraft search and solve projects.



In August 2017, BPR promoted the unveiling of the Pat Tillman sculpture at Arizona State University. 

  • The value of one-day media coverage, $500,000. 
  • Created a whirlwind one-day tour for Coors Beer Spokesman Mark Harmon. 
  • One-day media coverage valued at more than $250,000.
  • Marketed the Frank Lloyd Wright 'In the Realm of Ideas International' touring exhibition for the Scottsdale Center for the Arts (SCA).  The exhibit garnered more than $250,000 worth of media coverage in Scottsdale alone. Dick Conti, then VP of SCA, credited BPR with “… increasing sell outs 425 percent in one year…”
  • Provided Marketing & PR pro-bono for the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Assoc. for 15 years.  Program provides free high school health physicals including EKG’s, reaches more than 2000 students annually.  Reached out to school Districts to have students sign up for physicals. 
  • Provided marketing and public relations for Begam, Marks & Traulsen for three years reporting directly to Stan Marks. 
  • Provided advertising, marketing, PR for the Barrett-Jackson Auction for five years.  Increased attendance from 15,000 to 45,000 and profits from $4.5 million to $27.5 million. 
  • Carole placed a Dirk Pitt™ Doxa Dive Watch on Matthew McConaughey’s wrist for the movie SAHARA.
  • Created a 20 city international media event for Doxa Watches of Switzerland/Paramount Pictures, promoting SAHARA. Value in advertising dollars of this TV and newspaper blitz? More than $5.2 million in one week. Cost to Doxa including wholesale cost of watches? $50,000. Nominated for Adweek Magazine’s Buzz Awards for Excellence in Integrating Brands and Media.
  • After five years in radio and television news/sports, hired as the first Press Secretary in the history of the Arizona Senate.  As non-partisan staff, Carole often drafted news releases on both sides of the same issue from the Omnibus Groundwater Act to Domestic Violence to Medicare/Medicaid. 
  • Provided marketing for 14,000 Arizona Police Association members for nine years.
  • Carole was Line Editor for 30 Clive Cussler NY Times best-selling novels.
  • Wrote and edited news releases, radio and television advertising scripts for local, national and international programming.
  • Coordinated all national and international coverage for the raising of the CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. Media coverage valued at more than $500 million USD when this 1864 sub was raised. 
  • Collaborated with William F. Buckley, Jr. promoting his sell-out international harpsichord debut. 
  • Following the murder of Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser in May, 2016, coordinated a benefit for the family which raised more than $300,000 in 11 hours. Estimated one-day value of media coverage: more than $900,000. 

Her senior year at ASU her father had several strokes and she quit school to support her family. Twenty-five percent Sioux and 12 percent Cherokee, she served five years on the Arizona Indian Health Advisory Board. 

  • One of about ten such events that she coordinated for Police Officers injured or killed in the line of duty.  When she began working on this, the most money that was raised was $8500.  Since she took over the marketing the least amount raised was $29,000. The most was more than $300,000 raised in 11 hours. 
  • Another was the highly successful Mesa Police Domestic Violence Awareness campaign.
  • She wrote, produced, provided “sweat” for video DON’T LEAVE KIDS IN HOT CARS AD.  Cox Cable was so impressed with the video that she was able to convince them to donate $100,000 of air time to increase the ad’s run. 



Tom Ambrose, Phoenix Suns Executive VP Public Relations for 37 years. 602.284.0217,

“I’ve known of Carole Bartholomeaux for many years.  I first met her when I was with KOY Radio and she was an intern there when she was in college. I’ve followed her career as a publicist from her days at the Arizona Senate; to her work as a sports reporter, one of only two female sports reporters to cover the Suns in the 80’s, to the firm that she founded more than 25 years ago.

More recently we worked together on a radio production which was a tribute for a mutual friend who passed away.

Carole is a consummate professional; innovative and enthusiastic.  I recommend her highly."

Gary Edens, President

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