- Wireside is an award winning independent public relations agency focused on high tech B-to-B communications.
- We work with a limited number of national and international high tech businesses to maintain a superior level of strategic and tactical results that closely align with our clients’ business objectives.
- As a full service agency, we provide a portfolio of communications programs designed to effectively meet business goals including: company positioning and messaging, strategic public relations planning and tactical implementation, including social media.
- Location in the Superior Production Exchange means Wireside’s clients benefit from expanded communications support for advertising, design and web services.
- Incorporated in 2004, headquartered in Richmond, VA. Opened satellite office in Dresden, Germany in August 2011.
- Commonwealth of Virginia SWAM (Small, Women, Minority Owned) certified; Registered eVA vendor; Certified by City of Richmond as minority owned.
Founder & Partner
Joya Subudhi is an entrepreneur, small business owner, longtime publicist and world traveler. She leads Wireside Communications as partner and founder. Since 2004, when she founded the company as Subudhi Consulting, she has overseen all operational areas of the business including human resources, sales and marketing, legal and finance. Joya brings 17 years of high tech, business-to-business, public relations experience in the Internet/data communications and telecommunications industries to Wireside. She is responsible for driving public relations initiatives for Wireside’s clients and she excels at developing and fulfilling public relations strategies designed to increase market awareness and profitability.
Previously, Joya served as supervisor of marketing communications for Foretec Seminars, a comprehensive association management company and a subsidiary of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). CNRI, headquartered in Reston, VA, is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1986 to foster research and development for the National Information Infrastructure. Recruited to start and direct the marketing communications department for Foretec, Joya oversaw marketing and public relations for clients’ domestic and international conferences about the Internet and new technology. Before assuming the position at Foretec, Joya was a senior program manager at Boston-based Miller Consulting Group, the leader in strategic public relations for change-driven companies. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and attended Saint Gertrude High School, an independent Catholic college preparatory day school for young women in Richmond, VA.
Seeking to contribute to the development of talent in her field, Joya created a competitive paid internship program for Wireside that values diversity and prepares young professionals for careers in public relations. In addition, she has supported growth of the Richmond region by voluntary participation on community boards and with many organizations. Joya served as vice president of the Richmond Ad Club in 2005 and 2006, and chaired the Judging and Awards Committee of the 2004 Richmond Show. During 2005, she served as a C3 Trailblazer, offering volunteer PR counsel to local small businesses and nonprofit organizations. In 2006, she led public relations for the Church Hill Association’s Annual Holiday Festival, House Tour and Gala Ball. In 2008, she was on the board of Curated Culture, the organization that hosts Richmond’s popular art walk, First Fridays. Joya is a member of the Richmond Ad Club and the Historic Richmond Foundation’s Quoit Club. Previous memberships include Virginia Center for Architecture, American Council for Technology (ACT) Industry Advisory Council (IAC), and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Joya has lived in Boston, London and Amsterdam, and currently splits her time between Richmond, VA and Dresden, Germany. In her spare time she enjoys discovering new wines and learning German.
Andrea has spent more than ten years as a media strategist in the heart of Silicon Valley helping both established and startup companies, primarily in the mobile space, make their mark in the technology industry. Her expertise runs the gamut from launching the latest messaging app to managing a global media relations campaign to taking on an industry heavyweight with a strategic PR campaign to coordinating major events, such as CES and MWC. Working with both B2B and B2C brands, Andrea now splits her time between Europe and the U.S. focusing on her passion; counseling the under dog startup and helping larger brands break into new markets. Andrea is a travel fanatic, has her own expat blog and is fluent in Spanish and French.
Jonathan Tombes is a highly regarded technology writer. Since 2010, he has served as an editorial consultant and freelance writer for numerous technology companies, organizations and publications. He has also directed content marketing and communications at a software engineering firm.
He has extensive experience covering the cable and telecommunications industries, having edited more than 60 issues of an industry trade journal and contributed to more than 120 issues and related products, including e-letters, reports, podcasts, webcasts and conferences. As a researcher at a leading policy institute, Jonathan wrote articles for seven publications and supported the production of more than 200 articles and five books.
Kelley Blanchard joined the Wireside team in May 2016 as Operations Manager. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kelley graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2012 with a BFA in Sculpture and Extended Media. She went on to own and operate her own apparel company and art gallery, New Normal Apparel Company, from 2012 until October 2015. During these years, she honed her business management and marketing skills. Kelley is based in Richmond, where she lives happily with her two dogs. She spends her off hours in a local studio screen printing and frequently attends networking events.
Kelley enjoys soaking up the local arts and culture scene in Richmond, and says, “Richmond is like a caper – small, but bold and full of flavor.”
Assistant Account Executive
Nick Gibiser joined Wireside as a Program Coordinator in February 2017. Nick began his career in communications at MissionCTRL Communications in San Francisco. At MissionCTRL, he focused on the clean tech industry, promoting clients’ innovations to support wide-reaching media campaigns.
A graduate of the University of Virginia (U.Va.), Nick earned his B.A. in Media Studies in May 2016. In the Fall of 2015, Nick co-created “Trump the Data,” a website that aggregated tweets about Donald Trump and analyzed them based on many factors, including sentiment and geography. While studying at the University, Nick served as Newcomb Hall Operations Manager for the Office of the Dean of Students, coordinating and organizing events held at Newcomb Hall and its five satellite buildings. He was also an associate producer for American Forum, a weekly public affairs television program filmed at U.Va. and broadcast on PBS stations serving 85% of all U.S. markets. At American Forum, he performed extensive research and scripted shows featuring guest interviews, including Governor John Kasich; reviewed each uncut taping, suggested edits for time; and critiqued interview strategy.
Nick was a Humor Writer for The Cavalier Daily, U.Va.’s student-operated independent news organization and Charlottesville’s oldest daily newspaper. He published “The Political Economy of Journalism” in Movable Type, and “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe” in DOC LANDS. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ashburn, Virginia, Nick spends his free time reading, writing, and trying to cook. He also performs improv comedy.
Ridley is our full-time English Labrador Retriever. Raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge mountains, Ridley comes from a long line of champions. While he dabbled in the dog show circuit and passed his time siring future generations, he longed for a more exciting career. Ridley moved to Richmond in 2007 and has not looked back. His calm and often wry demeanor is a key to his success. In his spare time, Ridley enjoys long walks, cookies, frequent belly rubs and socializing with the staff. Ridley is a lifetime member of the American Kennel Club (AKC).