Flair is a woman-owned strategic communications business based in Ithaca, New York. With experience in marketing, public relations, design, and business development, we are able to assist you with all of your business needs.


Vicki Taylor Brous

Public Relations

Business Development

Vicki has 20+ years of experience working in events and marketing, including at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, the Ithaca Festival, in production and operations for Farm Aid, and in various positions from local to international non-profit organizations. Vicki started Brous Consulting, LLC. in 2013 to address the needs of small businesses and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the International Coach Foundation.

Natasha Bratkovski

Digital Marketing

Natasha joins Flair Strategic Communications with experience in web design, web management, content creation and social media management. She has designed and managed several websites for individual artists and non-profit arts organizations. Natasha holds a Masters of Music degree in vocal performance from Ithaca College and works as a company associate with Opera Ithaca, assisting with the marketing initiative and various administrative duties. She performs frequently with local arts organizations, including Fitz&Startz Productions and Triphammer Arts.

Frances Cole

Digital Communications


Frances adds a unique perspective to Flair Strategic Communications through her experiences and collegiate studies. She has an educational background in Wildlife Science but has spent a majority of her career working with outreach and social media management for universities and local organizations. Frances also has experience with and enjoys audio and visual editing through her own personal podcasting and video projects.

Ursula Hilsdorf

Summer Intern


Ursula, a native Ithacan, has joined Flair Strategic Communications, bringing a new and artistic viewpoint to the team. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University, holds a Masters in Art Education from Millersville University, and teaches media arts at Ithaca High School during the school year. Besides administrative tasks, her focus is on photography, videography and editing.


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