Symphony is the ability to detect patterns, synthesize information and create something completely new as a result. Our talent is harnessing this ability to achieve
your business objectives through a research-based approach to communications.
Our mission is to help our clients find their "why" and shape it into a compelling narrative
that inspires action among their target audiences. We achieve this through:
Emily Scherberth Barnes
Founder and CEO
Emily Scherberth Barnes is a seasoned communications veteran with more than two decades of experience as a business strategist, qualitative researcher, storyteller and award-winning PR counselor. She has guided dozens of startups to launch and helped a wide range of companies craft compelling and differentiated narratives that engage the media and inspire action among their target audiences. After performing award-winning work at well-respected agencies like Fleishman-Hillard, MSLGroup and Allison+Partners for high-profile brands such as Yahoo!, Match.com, Nike, General Motors and YouTube, she founded Symphony in 2008 to serve disruptive companies and organizations in transition. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University and a M.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge. Emily is also an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton where she teaches upper division courses on market research and integrated marketing.