Our Company

    Bright Light Marketing was founded in 1990 as Lynette Lo Tom Communications, a one-person public relations consultancy that quickly grew into a thriving full-service marketing firm. Twenty years later, our firm provides customized client services ranging from publicity, promotions and special events, to reputation issues, internal communications and crisis management. We strive to provide our clients with maximum creativity and value for their investment.

    Bright Light Marketing is among the most experienced public relations firms in Hawaii, with extensive print and broadcast news experience in Hawaii and the mainland . Bright Light Marketing has helped hundreds of organizations advance through strategic media exposure, creative advertising and promotions, and memorable special events.

    Bright Light Marketing is a five-time awardee as one of Hawaii’s Fastest 50 growing companies by Pacific Business News (PBN). The firm is also a three-time recipient of PBN’s “Women Who Mean Business” awards, which recognizes the top 25
    woman-owned businesses in Hawaii.

    The quality of Bright Light Marketing’s work has been recognized by local and national public relations peers by numerous awards from the largest public relations associations in the country; the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Awards span from 1990 through 2012.

    Lynette Lo Tom, President

    Lynette Lo Tom, one of Hawaii’s most experienced and knowledgeable communications professionals, has delivered results for hundreds of businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations since founding her communications firm in 1990. While growing her one-person public relations consultancy into the thriving, full-service marketing agency that it is today, Tom learned that focusing on the success of her clients was the secret of success in her own company. More than 90 percent of Bright Light Marketing’s new clients come from business referrals, a testament to the firm’s reputation for client service.

    An unquenchable thirst to learn about new things and a desire to effectively communicate complex issues made Tom a top Hawaii broadcast news reporter, television anchor, and editor in the early 1980’s. She was then named the public information manager and company spokesperson for GTE Hawaiian Tel (now Hawaiian Telcom) prior to launching her company. Today, that same inquisitive drive and determination propels Tom and the Bright Light Marketing team to provide effective marketing solutions for each client’s unique needs.

    Tom holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with honors in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was selected to serve as Vice Chair on the five-member volunteer Citizens Advisory Commission on Civil Defense for the City & County of Honolulu. She is the marketing chair for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, is on the board of the YMCA of Honolulu and serves as marketing and communications chair, is a member of SKAL International Hawaii, a visitor industry association, and is a 25-year member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She also assists numerous non-profit organizations.

    She has led the firm to win numerous awards, including those from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), a 2012 PRSA Koa Hammer Award for Media Relations and a 2012 PRSA Koa Anvil Award for Community Relations and Events and Observances. In 2011, she was a finalist in Pacific Business News’ Women Who Mean Business Award, for-profit division, and was honored by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce as an Outstanding Member of the Year. She is proud of Bright Light’s reputation for quality work.