Public Relations Experts – The 2019 PR Couture Agency Council


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.

2019 PR Couture Council Masterminds

Cher Hale

Cher Hale Creative

Cher Hale helps industry experts become known through interviews, profiles and bylined content.

Cher Hale is the director of the virtual PR firm Cher Hale Creative where she specializes in creating and implementing thought leadership strategy for authors, artists, and entrepreneurs.

When she’s not writing pitches, you can find her re-watching a Parks & Rec episode or playing with her cat Totoro. Connect with her at

S. Angelique Mingo

Sinala Noir

Sinala Noir is a creative public relations, lifestyle marketing and events agency for brands on the rise.

S. Angelique Mingo is a passionate storyteller and brand strategist with a background in retail, project management, human resources and public relations. Her diverse experience across industries personifies her passion for fashion, media and relationship building. Early in her career, S. Angelique worked as a project accountant on Google, BP/Exxon-Mobile accounts at Tyco, human resources specialist for Mellon and public relations assistant at Jenelle Hamilton PR. She has worked at New York Fashion Week, Nolcha Fashion Week, BK Fashion Week{end}, Couture Fashion Week, celebrity wrangling for pre-launch of the Museum of Hip-Hop and at a private dinner/book launch after party for E’s reality show, Playing with Fire.

Stephanie SMith


SASC is a digital communications agency specializing in storytelling and problem-solving.

Stephanie has a Ph.D. in Communication and her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America.

She is a proven expert in public relations and digital, integrated communication campaigns. She is a storyteller and problem-solver, making her approach unique and valued within the industry.

Tyler Williams

Nouveau Communications

Nouveau Communications is a PR and influencer marketing agency that specializes in beauty and lifestyle brands.

Tyler Williams has more than a decade of experience in the beauty, luxury and lifestyle public relations industry. With both client-facing agency and in house experience, as well as background with “big agency” to boutique shops, Tyler brings a unique “results-forward” approach to client service.

2019 PR Couture Council Members

Alex Perry

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.

Alyssa Baker

Riot Media Group

RIOT Media Group is a full-service lifestyle Public Relations, 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.

Kelly Howard


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.

Lindsey Palmer

Palmer Public

Palmer Public Inc. is a national agency specializing in media relations, strategic partnerships and branding

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.

Nancy Vaughn

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,, Design Bureau, Luxe Interiors & Design, MSN Fitbie, E! TV, Refinery 29, The New York Times, Daytime TV, Dwell and more.

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