SMALL ADVENTURES, BIG RESULTS
Our goal is to guide you in using public relations to help grow and nurture your business in ways that express your brand, feel good and help others.
Our name, Small Adventures Communications, reminds us each day that our time on this planet is a series of small adventures and miracles. We love to learn, explore, and nudge ourselves and our clients into something new.
We believe in:
Public relations as a means to educate, inspire and drive larger change
Clear messaging, tied directly back to business goals
Writing with a strong and unique voice
Integrated approaches to planning and execution
ALEXSON CALAHAN, APR
Small Adventures Communications is led by Alexson Calahan, who has nearly 20 years of experience in communications research, planning, implementation, and evaluation. She is Accredited in Public Relations and holds degrees in Marketing and Management from Drake University, as well as a Master's of Communication Leadership from Drake University. Much of her work centers around health care communications and focuses on simplifying complex medical issues for patient education. Her professional experience includes time at leading local and national non-profit organizations, a marketing agency, and the sales department for a regional news leader.
She has led national and local public relations campaigns, securing key media wins including GMA, Today, USA Today, Dr. Radio, CNN, CNN en Español, NPR, and niche outlets.
Alexson is a Heart of Des Moines member, a coalition of consultants serving non-profit organizations, the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, and the Public Relations Society of America. She also volunteers with the Urbandale Public Art Committee.
She is an introvert who loves exploring, campfires and reading with her children.
IOWA NONPROFIT ALLIANCE
Strengthening Iowa’s nonprofit sector through high-quality and affordable resources for nonprofit leaders and those who serve the sector; educational opportunities; an organized network of nonprofit professionals and volunteers; and a unified voice on issues impacting nonprofit organizations and the people those organizations serve.