Need ideas, resources, directions? I’ve got ‘em in spades. Need a confidence booster for meetings, media appearances, and networking? Get clear and comfortable talking about yourself and your passion with media training.
Stories, interviews, listicles, press releases, bios, corporate histories, discographies, scripts, blogs, emails, liner notes, project summaries, taglines, ad copy, hype, web text, social posts – I’m your personal wordsmith.
BRANDING + IMAGING
Who are you, where do you stand, what do you bring to the table? These are the most important questions to your audience. Let’s clarify an identity and infuse your brand into any campaign.
I'll give a critical eye to your existing service, product, site, or materials. With a thorough quality check, you can be assured your strengths are highlighted, mistakes and missteps disappear, and thoughtful suggestions are made.
PR can help your business avoid the ER. I know the right people and how to approach them to achieve visibility. My approach is friendly, earnest and creative, and reaches highly-targeted print, broadcast, and digital media.
MARKETING + PROMOTION
I work outside the lines to develop marketing campaigns, strategize advertising campaigns, run contests, find like-minded partners to share audience, and more.
SOCIAL + CONNECTING
Your online presence is often the first impression, so let’s make it great! I design and enmesh your website and social platforms, then create usage plans that build, engage, and retain audience.
Book tours, concerts, fundraisers, opening nights, launch/listening parties, fashion shows, wine tastings—public and private—I’ll make sure it’s perfect, it’s fun, and it’s attended.
FREELANCE WRITING + CONTENT CREATION + COPYWRITING
Country America, Denizine, Flow, Fodors, Folks, iHeartMedia (nationally syndicated weekly radio shows),
LA Weekly, MelroseAveLA, Pure, Showcase, Stacker, The Rich Daily, The Rumpus
Capitol/EMI, Cleopatra Records, Counter Communications, Mesa/BlueMoon, Rhino Records, Sony Music, Vapor Records, Warner Bros. Records, Weber-Shandwick Emerging Artists Program and artists include James Brown, Vic Chesnutt, Everclear, Buddy Guy, Jane’s Addiction, Keb Mo’, Motorhead, New Order, The Replacements, The Smiths, Tangerine Dream, Twisted Sister, The Vibrators, Gary Wright, Warren Zevon
Delegates comic book series, Fine Print Publishing, Oxford University Press, SLG Comics, Zest Books
The Black Orchid jazz club, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Flapper’s Comedy Club, IOWest,
John Leguizamo’s Spic-O-Rama, Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, The Second City, Sacred Fools Theater,
The Second City, Siefried Tieber
Deliberations, Dick Clark’s USA Music Challenge, Purgatory House, VH1 Documentaries, Wander Films
The Bitter End Yacht Club, Encision, Harley-Davidson, Traveler Guitar
Cleveland Music Festival, The Comedy Hall of Fame, IAWTV Awards, Indie West Fest,
Musicians Against AIDS, Planet Hollywood
Blues Heaven Foundation, Chicago Cares, Cycles of Lives, DC Tenants Advocacy Association, FamilyCare of Illinois, The Grammy Foundation, Hemingway Foundation, Lady Parts Justice, LesBiGay Radio,
The Survivor Mitzvah Project, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
"…directness, honesty, integrity, confidence, insight…”
"I was so impressed with how quickly you picked up “my voice” and how accessible you were throughout this process. You took all my complicated thoughts and spun them into clear and concise gold."
—Kim Williams, Congressional Candidate
"We were jubilant with the publicity you garnered.”
—The English Speaking Union
—Laurie Monroe, editor
"I really enjoyed the bio. It depicts my journey thoroughly so my fans can connect to the story.”
—K.M., rap artist
"Of all my publicists, you’re my favorite.”
—Anthony Lordano, entrepreneur
— Kenrya Rankin, author
"Without your set-up, I could not have finished this project. You do great work and inspire me."
"We were successful due in large part to your efforts."
—Nick Miranda, manager
"Seriously amazing job. You are incredible!"
—When You’re Awake
"This is absolutely fantastic. I wouldn’t change a word.”
—Joseph Stern, producer
"Your letters are great. I appreciate what you’re doing.”
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Though a Windy City girl at heart, Deborah relocated from Chicago to Hollywood in 2000. Her first gig in audience development was in high school, promoting local bands in suburban bars with loose age restrictions. She has, for more than 25 years, provided PR and marketing services to the arts, entertainment, lifestyle, and nonprofit sectors. Her clients have included award-winning publishers and theater companies, internationally recognized recording artists, legendary production companies, and remarkable social service agencies, as well as some of the most creative and progressive independent talents, thinkers, and entrepreneurs in the world.
Deborah is a volunteer crisis counselor, is obsessed with Houdini and Shakespeare, and is a life-long Cubs fan.