Arland Communications

Connect. Convince. Grow.

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About Us

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580 E. Carmel Dr.
4th Floor, Suite 4721
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 701-0084
dave@arlandcom.com

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We connect people, companies and organizations with clear and focused communications to expand reach and exposure and grow revenue.

Dave Arland founded Arland Communications in 2007 to build on a long record of helping leaders, companies, brands, and organizations reach consumers and voters with key messages. Through informative public relations, meetings, and events, Arland Communications helps our clients increase sales, enhance exposure, and manage complex projects.

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We use our deep connections in media and broadcasting to support our clients whose businesses revolve around television.

Arland Communications played a key role in the introduction of High-Definition TV (HDTV); Digital Direct Broadcast Satellite service (DBS); Digital music players and services; and NEXTGEN TV, powered by ATSC 3.0.

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Put Your Best Foot Forward

Every product or service has a target audience. Our event and trade show experience extends from online media briefings to major exhibits. We’ve supervised large and small trade show displays, coordinated tabletop media events and briefings, and staged standing-room-only press conferences. We make it easy for your event to be successful, by handling every detail.

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Stronger Media and Analyst Relations

Effective relationships with the media are now more important than ever to help reach millions of people. Our roots are in editorial media. And with more than three decades of experience in this arena, we understand the deadline and information demands of online, broadcast, and print media and we will craft your message to effectively reach and connect with the right people at the right time.

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Restoring and Building Revenue

The Indiana Broadcasters Association relies on our experience and expertise to manage day-to-day operations for its advocacy. We’ve helped the IBA restore financial viability, develop new training and recognition programs, and become an even stronger advocate.

Our Team

Dave Arland

Founder &
President

Dave Arland

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Dave Arland
Founder & President

With more than 20 years experience in the consumer electronics industry, Dave Arland is respected by both editors and listeners as a knowledgeable resource.

A native Hoosier, Dave graduated from Butler University in 1985 with a degree in Radio & Television. He spent three years on-air at WIBC and WIRE Radio before being named Press Secretary to four-term Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut. After a wealth of city government and national association experience, Dave joined Thomson/RCA in 1991.

At Thomson, Dave moved up through the ranks to be named Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing. He led the public relations efforts to introduce mp3 music players, high-definition TV, and e-book readers to consumers throughout the U.S. and Europe. He also served as the company’s voice in Washington, testifying twice before Congress and helping staff of the Federal Communications Commission understand complex digital technology developments.

In 2008, he started Arland Communications and has helped consumer companies, broadcasters, and trade associations reach new audiences with the help of a dedicated team and key partners.

His frequent “Dave The Gadget Guy” appearances on WIBC FM 93.1 in Indianapolis help listeners decode the alphabet soup of tech industry changes.

Dave volunteers as Master Steward educator for Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, is a passionate STAR TREK fan, and is on the board of WFYI Public TV. He is married with one daughter. Dave and his wife are musicians at Holy Spirit Catholic Church near Indianapolis.

Sam Brattain

Director of Communications

Sam Brattain

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Sam Brattain
Director of Communications

Sam (Indiana University 09) has over a decade of experience in print, digital and broadcast media. One of his first paid journalism assignments was interviewing the comedian Gallagher. He previously worked at WRTV in Indianapolis as an assignment editor and also served as the back-up helicopter photographer. Sam married his wife Amy in 2016. His best-man, Lucas, was ArlandCom’s first employee. Sam and Amy live in the city Sam grew up, Fishers, IN, with their two young children. He enjoys being able to play with Legos again.

Kathryn Barnhart

Communications Project Manager

Kathryn Barnhart

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Kathryn Barnhart
Communications Project Manager

Kathryn Barnhart is a detail-oriented graphic designer and artist. As a teenager, she was gifted a drawing tablet which pushed her into the world of digital art. Her earliest professional design work was printed for The Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, Indiana, when she was only sixteen years old. Professionally she has worked as a Visual Design Manager at a handful of retail establishments and as a freelance graphic designer. Katy also has a love of miniatures and dollhouses. She shares dollhouses and room boxes she has designed and decorated on Instagram as @TheCraftyMillennial, where she currently has over one hundred thousand followers. Katy lives with her husband Devin and their son Oliver in Carmel, Indiana. Even though she would rather be at Disney World at any given moment she lives by the mantra “Keep Moving Forward” to remind her that there is always a great big beautiful tomorrow. 

Mickaela Melvin

Communications Project Manager

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Mickaela Melvin
Communications Project Manager

Animal lover. Avid Baker/Sweets Enthusiast. Harry Potter fanatic. Voracious reader.  Mickaela joined the ArlandCom Team in December 2022. With an educational background in forensic, clinical, and behavioral psychology, Mickaela has now set her sights on the communications field! She is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Psychology and a degree in Law & Society; and then went on to get her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. From experience in therapy, customer/member services, accounting, stenography, and more, Mickaela brings a plethora of skills and a thorough, wholistic approach to everything does. She lives in Noblesville, IN with her fiancé, cat, and very vocal husky.

Yes, we do that!

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Strategic Communications Counsel

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Meeting Planning & Events

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Trade Show Event Management

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Media Relations

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Product Launches

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Print and Electronic Newsletters

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Industry Advocacy

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Website Management

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Your Next Steps

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Contact Us

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Contact Us

Please call, write or email us for more information.

580 E. Carmel Dr.
4th Floor, Suite 4721
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 701-0084
dave@arlandcom.com

Current Clients

Pearl TV
ATSC
Consumer Technology Association
Hoosiers for Renewables
Indiana Broadcasters Association

“The recent success of the Indiana Broadcasters Association is due in large part to the leadership and professionalism of Dave Arland and his team.”

Scott Ueckerpast president of the Indiana Broadcasters Association

“Dave and his team are experts who help us stay connected in the worlds of consumer technology and broadcasting. His long experience is an asset that we leverage at every event.”

Anne SchelleManaging Director, Pearl TV

“ArlandCom has not only identified opportunities and challenges for our members, but has followed through to assist us in developing and launching initiatives to successfully address them.”

Scott Ueckerpast president of the Indiana Broadcasters Association

“ArlandCom is deeply embedded in the broadcast industry, allowing them to bring highly targeted insights and powerful connections to their professional services package. As a long-time client, we consider ArlandCom to be an indispensable member of our team..”

Madeleine NolandPresident, ATSC,

Arland Communications

580 E. Carmel Dr.
4th Floor, Suite 4721
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 701-0084