Mike Driehorst, who founded Diamond Communications in August 2008, is a proven public relations professional with 15 years experience in strategic communications planning, public relations and other modes of marketing communications. After an early career in journalism, Mike has worked with a range of B2B and B2C companies in local, national and global markets. Based in Toledo, Ohio, he also has been active in social media marketing since early 2005. In addition maintaining his blog at, Mike has worked with clients in social media monitoring and analysis, blogger outreach, discussion board participation, online communities and other activities. Early in his career, Mike worked for three Northwest Ohio newspapers as a reporter (for two dailies) and editor (a Toledo weekly). Client market experience includes: > architecture > automotive OEM and aftermarket > consumer electronics and home products > confectionery > electric utilities > emergency/safety kits > glass and window manufacturing, roofing, insulation building products > green/eco-friendly > health care/HMO > homebrewing > lactose-free beverages > medical device > minor league hockey > plastics and floriculture trade associations > plastics and metalworking machinery

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2008 - Present


Diamond Communications
Feb 2007 - Aug 2008

Messaging Strategist

Hanson Inc.
Dec 2000 - Feb 2007

Media Relations Manager

Lauerer Markin Group
Jul 1994 - Dec 2000

Media Relations Specialist

Lauerer Markin Group
1993 - 1994


Herald Newspapers


1986 - 1990