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We create customized strategies to help clients navigate challenges, build their brand and achieve their communications goals.




Since 1996 Elmets Communications has provided innovative public relations, marketing, and advertising strategies to a varied spectrum of clients. With a unique ability to generate awareness and affinity, Elmets helps clients build brands, enhance reputations, create coalitions and influence perceptions. Our team is experienced, resourceful, creative, tenacious, and committed to positioning our clients for success.


Each client has different needs that change over time. That is why we provide customized communications strategies that leverage what is unique about you. 

How do you make your company or product stand out? What are your strategies to drive sales and evolve with the ever-changing market? How are you perceived by employees, consumers, the community and your peers? How do you defend your brand against competition? We provide winning answers to those questions with tactical communications plans that promote and protect. With capabilities that include advertising, digital marketing, branding initiatives, web design, social media campaigns, search engine optimization, media training, blogs and op-eds, our turnkey agency can elevate your public profile and drive business growth.

Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising

In today’s cluttered media universe, getting attention is tougher than ever – and it begins with getting your phone calls returned. With extensive A-list media connections, Elmets excels at developing newsworthy stories and visual content that generate coverage. Our team’s strategic approach maximizes exposure for clients and positions them as leading influencers in their fields. We also provide media training to ensure clients have the tools to navigate comfortably in the spotlight.

Media Relations

Social media is no longer an optional communications strategy, it is essential to reach target audiences, and we have got it wired. From generating buzz with hashtag campaigns to establishing brand leadership or inspiring consumer change, we create integrated programs that leverage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other online platforms to get results.

Social Media

Containing damage during a crisis requires nimble professionals who are confident in high-stakes situations and can execute strategy with speed and sensitivity. Whether you are facing whistleblower litigation, a messy bankruptcy, harassment allegations, layoffs, product recalls, contract disputes or a natural disaster, we know how to mitigate negative fallout, shift the story and help you weather the storm.

Crisis Management

We build robust public affairs programs to enhance advocacy and help our clients navigate political dynamics. In policymaking, knowledge is power. We keep clients a step ahead with strategic plans that ensure their message resonates with lawmakers and stakeholders.

Government Relations

We have built a track record with our work across a broad spectrum of industries, government agencies and nonprofits. We are grateful to our clients for their trust. Contact us and we will be happy to provide samples specific to your needs. 

Select List of Past & Current Clients

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 

Arden Fair Mall
BearingPoint (formally KPMG Consulting)

BriarPatch Food Co-op
British Petroleum (BP)

Brixmor Property Group, Inc.

Brown and Caldwell
California Arthritis Foundation Council
California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
California Dental Association
California Financial Service Providers
California Fine Wine Alliance
California Manufacturers and Technology Association

California Northstate University
California Rehabilitation Association
California Restaurant Association
California State University, Sacramento
California Tribal Business Alliance
Californians for the Legalization of Ferrets
Chapa-De Indian Health 

Chenoa Fund 
Clear Channel Outdoor
Cordano Group
Cordova Hills, LLC
Cortina Band of Wintun Indians
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

DA Thien Ho

Del Monte Foods
Del Webb Corporation

Dr. Richard Pan

East Lawn Cemeteries and Mortuaries 

Fulcrum Properties
Greenville Rancheria
HemaCare Corporation
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International (AFL - CIO) 

Ione Band of Miwok Indians
Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians

Life Insurance Consumer Advocacy Center
Lifestyle Nutrition Labs
Lyon Real Estate
Lytton Band of Pomo Indians

Mather Partners

Mauritson Farms, Inc.

Measure G – Yuba County
Measure M – Amador County
Measure Q & R – Sacramento
Measure U – Richmond  
Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria

Millennium Tower Homeowners Association
Modesto Irrigation District

Nico Zappiello, LLC
Northern Valley Indian Health
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Ose Properties, Inc. 
Oxygenated Fuels Association
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Philip Morris, USA

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians

Placer County Office of Education
Placer Ranch, Inc.
Placer Vineyards
Ranch Capital

Rancho Murieta Partners

Resource Capital

Rosette, LLP

Roseville Firefighters Local 1592
Sacramento Rendering Company 
San Joaquin Tributaries Authority 
San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority
San Diego County Water Authority
Shingle Springs Rancheria

Shutters on the Beach 
San Pablo Lytton Casino
Signature Properties
Solar Turbines, Incorporated

Solano Affordable Housing Foundation
Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Tachi Palace Casino Resort

Tachi Yokut Tribe
U-Haul International, Incorporated
United Auburn Indian Community
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Westpark Associates

Whitney Oaks Golf Club 



Doug Elmets


Doug is a high-profile media and crisis strategist known for his ability to defend and promote his clients through integrated communications. A widely quoted political and social commentator, he has extensive connections in print and broadcast journalism, a network that provides his clients with unparalleled media access.


Doug’s ability to produce results reflects nearly four decades of public affairs experience in government, business and politics, including his years as a spokesman in the Reagan Administration. His White House roles included spokesman for domestic issues and speechwriter in the Office of Political Affairs, where he worked with legendary Republican strategists Ed Rollins, Lyn Nofziger and Lee Atwater. Elmets also served as executive assistant to President Reagan’s director of communications, David Gergen. His other national public service roles included working in the House and Senate and as deputy assistant secretary for external affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.


In the private sector, Doug managed California government and public relations for oil giant ARCO before launching Elmets Communications in 1996. With his political acumen, coalition-building talents and knack for messaging, Doug and his team are trusted by a broad spectrum of clients, including trade associations, Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, political candidates, real estate and development firms, nonprofits, and Native American tribes.


Active in philanthropy, Doug serves on the board of directors of Eskaton, the largest nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in the Northern California and is the former chairman of the board of directors of KVIE television, Sacramento’s public television station. Past charitable roles include serving on the boards of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, the Crocker Art Museum, and the Lighthouse Family Counseling and Resource Center.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Doug received his B.A. degree with honors from the University of Iowa and attended the University of Southern California MBA Program. Married with three children, he is listed in Who’s Who in the World and was named one of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential People in the Sacramento region by Sacramento Magazine.


In 2013, Elmets won an Emmy Award as a producer of the award-winning documentary, Defending the Homeland: Native American Veterans in the United States Armed Forces.

Miranda Raulinaitis

Executive Vice President 




Miranda holds widespread experience in public relations, marketing, social media and integrated communications. A master multi-tasker, Miranda has served as the creative force behind developing and implementing a number of strategic communication initiatives and public relations campaigns.


She excels in media relations and has etched an enviable track record of securing coverage and op-ed placements for clients in high-level broadcast and print media. Miranda has led multiple successful rebranding campaigns and is passionate about crisis communications and social media strategizing.


Earlier in her career Miranda was part of the public relations team at Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. There, she worked closely with patients, employees and medical professionals to develop positive, proactive stories on specialty health services and patient procedures.


Miranda graduated cum laude from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Communications/Public Relations.

Kelsey Vaughan


Kelsey has a variety of experience involving social media, law enforcement communications, and graphic design. Kelsey has a passion for researching and understanding social media trends, developing community engagement strategies, and facilitating media relationships.


Prior to joining Elmets Communications, Kelsey worked with the Outreach Unit of the UC Davis Police Department where she managed their social media campaigns, organized outreach activities, and coordinated safety presentations.


She graduated from University of California, Davis with degrees in Communication and Psychology, and a minor in English. She is an alumnus of the California Aggie Marching Band, where she served as the General Manager of the organization.

Jenifer Warren




Jenifer worked for more than 20 years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where her coverage ranged from legal affairs to the environment, agriculture, state government and water policy. As bureau chief in San Francisco, she covered the California Supreme Court, and she spent 13 years in the Times’ state capital bureau, covering the Legislature, the Wilson, Davis and Schwarzenegger administrations and a variety of policy areas. She also was a member of the LA Times’ 1992 presidential campaign team.

Jenifer’s strong writing vaults clients onto national and state level opinion pages and drives the firm’s messaging prowess. The recipient of numerous journalism awards, she was a member of the LA Times team that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Los Angeles riots. Prior to joining the Times, Jenifer worked for two smaller newspapers and a San Francisco-based wire service.


Her charitable work includes serving as a career mentor at Women’s Empowerment, a nonprofit that helps women transition from homelessness to stable employment. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, San Diego, and is fluent in French.

Andrew Elmets





Andrew is a seasoned marketing and publicity strategist who has worked in multiple industries, helping companies build both regional and national campaigns that target a broad spectrum of audiences. 


For the majority of his career Andrew has overseen marketing and promotional campaigns for movie studios in Los Angeles and New York, including Fox Searchlight Pictures, Broad Green Pictures and A24. His most notable work has been on behalf of award winning films, including Birdman, 12 Years a Slave, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Lady Bird.


Among other contributions, Andrew provides a creative lens for the Elmets team, devising effective and unique brand messaging and managing social media advertising. He helps to ensure that clients are engaging core demographics through targeted content and using powerful storytelling. 


Andrew graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication.

Michael Delgado 

Graphic Designer 

Michael is a graphic designer with nearly two decades of experience working in the graphic design, advertising, and marketing industries.


With a passion for developing clear impactful messages, Michael works with our clients to mold their vision into a unique, compelling, visual strategy that helps them reach their goals.  


Prior to joining the Elmets Communication team, Michael built award-winning visual communications for an array of businesses and organizations on local and national levels, working in both a studio and freelance environment.


Michael graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelors degree in Visual Communication Design. 


Gabby Bustos

Account Executive  

Gabby is a communications specialist passionate about public relations and social media. With significant communications experience, she uses her knowledge and skills to support the development and execution of strategic public relations campaigns for clients across a variety of industries.


Before joining the Elmets team, Gabby created compelling social media marketing campaigns for companies eager to grow their online presence. Earlier, she worked as an admissions advisor for the UC Davis Office of Undergraduate Admissions, helping to facilitate both in-person and online communications.


Gabby graduated from the University of California, Davis earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with a double minor in Psychology and Chicano Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication.



"I want to take this opportunity to thank you personally for helping me greatly in presenting an accurate picture to the American people of our goals and what we have done to achieve them." 

President Ronald Reagan 

"Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your extraordinary speech to the Democratic National Convention in support of my campaign. I will always be especially grateful for your leadership." 

Hillary Clinton 

“Doug and Elmets Communications are an integral part of developing Thunder Valley’s longstanding reputation as one of the most successful casinos in the country. As we continue to expand, we look forward to having Elmets by our side to make sure that our patrons know that we create unparalleled experiences."

Dawn Clayton, General Manager, Thunder Valley Casino Resort

“For over a decade, Elmets Communications has provided our tribe with sound strategic advice.  Whether it’s P.R.; marketing; community engagement; or lobbying; they are the best.”

Sandra Knight, Vice Chair, Mechoopda Indian Tribe



Elmets Communications 

P.O. Box 661975

Sacramento, CA 95866


Tel:  (916) 329-9180

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