About Us

Dakota Communications is a Los Angeles-based, minority-owned marketing, public relations and public affairs consulting firm with expertise in the areas of public communications, media relations, strategic planning, political guidance, and community relations.

Created in 1997, Dakota Communications is dedicated to the task of educating and shaping policies and programs to meet its clients' objectives as well as developing strategies to effectively communicate them. Dakota Communications has extensive experience building community support for public policy initiatives and programs advanced by corporate, business, political, governmental, non-profit and community-based organizations.

Our Story

Dakota Communications is defined by the far-reaching experience of its partners, Kerman Maddox and Rick Taylor.  With more than 60 combined years of experience in public affairs management, Maddox and Taylor have established extensive networks and gained keen insight in working with elected officials, governmental agencies, opinion leaders, public interest groups, and members of the print and electronic media.

Our understanding and appreciation of public diversity, along with our ability to accurately assess a situation and pinpoint problems, enables us to work together with clients toward achieving their goals.  A diverse staff allows Dakota Communications to provide clients with a unique perspective and strong expertise in developing a variety of communications programs for the multi-faceted communities of California and beyond.