2018 PR Couture council members
The PR Couture Council (PRCC) is an intimate consortium of agency owners who support our mission and growth through a mix of advisory and financial support. In exchange, PRCC members receive unparalleled visibility across brand channels, client referrals, personal and group attention to achieve business goals.
Lexington PR specializes in brand building campaigns that drive awareness, engage customers and build equity
Mariposa Communications is a top fashion PR agency located in NYC - right in the heart of the fashion media world
Liz got her start in the corporate public relations department at Coach, where she oversaw regional press and events. In time, Liz segued into the fast-paced agency world, moving to a boutique firm specializing in fashion accessories.
In early 2009, with her passion, talent and eye for irresistibly chic and stylish designs, Liz set out on her own. She founded her fashion PR firm, Mariposa Communications, to provide unparalleled services to a selection of designers, whether established or on the rise.
Liz currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two daughters and dog Mackie.
Riot Media Group
RIOT Media Group is a full-service lifestyle PR, branding and creative marketing agency in Los Angeles, CA
Quickly making a name for herself by her ability to push brands to the next level in the ever-changing media landscape, Alyssa founded RIOT Media Group out of a passion for brand storytelling. From working with fortune 500 companies to start-ups, the diversity has allowed Alyssa to develop key relationships with top tier media, influencers, thought leaders, industry experts and more.
Allyson Conklin PR
Allyson Conklin PR is a boutique agency specializing in beauty, home and lifestyle brands
Allyson Conklin has always been inspired by the people behind her favorite brands: The forward thinkers, the industry disruptors, and the visionaries of the world. She opened the doors to Allyson Conklin Public Relations (ACPR) in December 2010 to give beauty, home, and lifestyle brands of all sizes an opportunity to gain the awareness they so deserve. She’s a publicist, a partner, and a champion for her clients, all wrapped up in one. Allyson’s career began in New York City with an internship in the fashion department of Footwear News. It was there that she caught the attention of human resources, who, mid-internship, uprooted her, and promptly planted her in the advertising department at W magazine, where she assisted two busy sales directors. But after a short time, Allyson realized that publishing didn’t make her heart sing. She would always have a deep love for the glossies, but she dreamed of an opportunity that would satisfy her high Influence and Steadiness personality (you could say she’s a fan of personality tests). This is when public relations made its grand entrance. Allyson landed a once in a lifetime opportunity in the PR department at Shiseido Cosmetics, and was hooked, both on beauty and on PR. While she later decided to call it quits with the Big Apple to pursue an opportunity out west, she wasn’t about to leave PR behind. Her next role, in Park City, Utah, was heading the PR for a luxury lifestyle developer, Talisker. The snowfall total her first winter there was more than 400 inches. Allyson made it through three. After landing in Colorado in late 2010, and caving to the pleas of an interior designer who urged her to start her own agency, she founded ACPR. Since its launch, Allyson and her team have worked tirelessly to create brand awareness, equity, and advocacy for their clients in the beauty, home, and lifestyle spaces. And their work has paid off tenfold. ACPR clients have been featured in a variety of media outlets from Allure to Vogue and Apartment Therapy to Refinery29. Allyson leads a small team of hustlers in Fort Collins who happily rack up airline miles traveling to visit clients and editors across the U.S. Allyson is an alumnus of Colorado State University’s Apparel and Merchandising program, and resides in Fort Collins with her husband and three (yes, three) dogs. She has been lucky enough to share her story with Forbes, The Muse, Levo League, Glitter Guide, and Career Contessa, and was a speaker at the 2015 PRSSA Regional Conference.
EightSixtySouth is a full-service public relations and communications agency located in Los Angeles, CA
An accomplished PR maven and #girlboss, Kelly Howard is making her mark as the CEO of EightSixtySouth.
Having served as Post+Beam’s West Coast Director for the past five years, Kelly acquired the company in October 2016, leading her team and the company through a full rebrand. Continuing to make waves since the acquisition and transition to EightSixtySouth, the company has continued to develop impactful strategies and data-driven results for their clientele. Backed by Howard’s expertise and killer spirit, as well as Post+Beam’s successful track record, EightSixtySouth sets the stage for what’s next.
An accomplished and passionate public relations professional & strategist, Kelly is seasoned in creating targeted approaches for consumer brands in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle market.
Specializing in cross-channel marketing and drawing from expertise in PR, content strategy and digital, her work builds meaningful and ROI-focused brand experiences for a diverse roster of clients.
Medeiros Fashion PR
Medeiros is the FIRST public relations firm in the US to specialize in the plus size fashion industry
Originally from Providence, RI, Emma received her degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College, located in Boston, MA, in May of 2012. Married that same summer, she started a blog called Curves, Cats, and Creams, which focused on bridging the gap between straight size and plus size fashion. To her, fashion is simply fashion. “Why should plus size fashion be an afterthought when the majority of women in this country fall into that category?” she demands to know. “We want to be sexy, feminine, and fashionable, and I think designers, retailers, etc, are finally waking up to that fact!”
Launched in 2015, Medeiros Fashion PR subscribes wholeheartedly to Coco Chanel’s belief that “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” by only taking on clients who offer something truly unique, such as Carmina Suzanne, an internationally published agency plus supermodel who is also a Harvard graduate, professional opera singer, and now multiple sclerosis advocate. Other clients include Curvy Chic Closet, the largest plus size consignment event in North America, Club Bodice, the nation’s only body positive Goth/alternative club night, Babydoll Beauty Couture, the country’s first plus size beauty salon, Pynkie Brown Designs, which brings 70s couture fashion to the plus size woman, plus size couture swimwear line Bjuled Couture, and mother/daughter blogger duo, Leslee and MacKenzie Barnes.
Emma sums up, “My goal with Medeiros Fashion PR is to put plus size fashion on an equal footing with straight size fashion. There’s absolutely no reason for them to be separate, and, once I accomplish that, I can die a happy woman!”
S. Angelique Mingo
Sinala Noir is a creative PR, lifestyle marketing and events agency for brands on the rise.
Andrea Samacicia Mullan
Victory PR is a full-service health, wellness and beauty PR agency located in Summit, NJ
Andrea is a passionate communicator and entrepreneur who founded Victory Public Relations in 2009 as an effective PR solution for health and beauty brands. Her understanding of the media, attention to relationships, and ability to identify trends has powered countless exciting campaigns for her clients. She continues to oversee strategy for some of the most innovative beauty brands and medical experts in New York City and beyond, as well as the growth of Victory Public Relations. A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, Andrea lives in Summit, NJ with her husband and sons. Connect with her on Instagram @andreamullan
Palmer Public Inc. is a national agency specializing in media relations, strategic partnerships and brand building
Lindsey Palmer is the founder of Palmer Public Inc. and a seasoned PR and brand strategist with over 10 years of experience serving emerging and established brands within the lifestyle, business and entertainment sectors. Spending the majority of her career in sunny San Diego where the ocean breeze and palm trees flow freely, she has worked with clients all over the world including Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, San Francisco, Park City, Chicago, Canada, Africa, Australia and more. She is an effective communicator and a results-driven business owner specializing in media relations, strategic partnerships and brand building programs. Her background consists of directing account teams on public relations strategy, securing powerful media hits for clients, drafting and editing written media materials, using partnerships as a vehicle for creating buzz, planning corporate social responsibility events in addition to a wide range of other impactful skills that align brands with loyal consumers and valuable members of the media. Palmer has a proven track record of garnering quality coverage and establishing thought leadership profiles in top outlets such as The New York Times, Mashable, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, USA Today, Yahoo Tech, Associated Press, TechCrunch, CNBC, INC., Entrepreneur, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, SELF, The Huffington Post, TIME, LAPTOP, Create & Cultivate, SWAAY, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and more.
Perry Rose Media
Alex Perry: mother of two, entrepreneur, millennial, and Owner and Creative Director of Perry Rose Media. My specialized media firm works to strategically place brands and content, while also creatively directing and creating said content. A background in journalism developed into a core focus for telling an authentic story, staying on top of trends (beyond fashion forecast) and developing meaningful relationships. In 2017, I was awarded the Emerging Communicator of the Year Award through the Bespoke Communication Awards presented by PR Couture.
Style House PR is a boutique PR & brand marketing firm with global fashion, beauty and wellness clients located in the heart of NYC
At a young age my academic parents instilled in me a keen awareness of how we come to know what we know, and how media informs public perception. I thought I’d be a journalist, but through editorial internships I discovered public relations. With both agency and in-house roles under my belt, I started Style House in 2006 at the age of 23, and have not looked back since.
Today I lead a small team of sharp, creative communicators. We’re redefining public relations for the modern era, and harnessing our entrepreneurial spirits and vast networks to grow female-forward brands on a mission to make women’s lives better. I’m confident, empathic, passionate, organized and pretty fearless – and I know when a dose of humor is necessary.
I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Ethan, and our son, Harley. I escape upstate on the weekends to Copake Lake with family and friends.
White Book Agency
Nancy Vaughn is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and principal, PR & Marketing Director at White Book Agency, an award-winning, full-service public/media relations, marketing and special events firm serving ‘quality of life’ brands, including: fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Nancy is a devoted communications professional who believes in helping individuals put relevant, quality content out in the world. She excels at assisting media professionals and clients alike, and is called upon frequently by media outlets for her PR/business knowledge, coaching and industry connections. Nancy leads strategic PR and marketing campaigns for businesses across the country and her clients have been seen in/on: Forbes, Fast Company, InStyle, New Beauty, Style.com, Design Bureau, Luxe Interiors & Design, MSN Fitbie, E! TV, Refinery 29, The New York Times, Daytime TV, Dwell and more.