Do I need a publicist? If you have a brand, then what is a brand without publicity? Brands hardly seize the limelight by mere chance; look carefully, there is always some professional behind the scenes. However, since you are reading this, I assume you are because you have that you do need a publicist. New York is home to some of the nation’s best publicists with excellent repute. This alphabetical list of the most highly rated publicists in New York highlights the services each person offers, achievements and recognitions they have won, and clients they have worked with. Cindy Krupp Cindy Krupp is a familiar figure in the marketing, brand strategy, consulting and public relations world. In her lengthy career as a publicist, she has worked at Barneys New York, headed its PR department, and is now the CEO of Krupp Group, a PR firm she founded in 2005. She is especially skilled in Fashion and has managed PR for such clients as Melissa Joy Manning, Phillip Crangi, Rachel Corney, etc. Cindy Riccio Cindy Riccio has led PR campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies and has worked for various PR agencies in different capacities before kicking off her own PR outfit, Cindy Riccio Communications, Inc. She believes in the power of storytelling to create an important emotional connection between brands and consumers. She specializes in brand marketing, influencer marketing, celebrity partnerships, digital marketing, social media marketing, SEO and SEM, data analytics, email marketing, lead generation, and more. Top clients her firm has worked with include Samsung, MasterCard, Horizon media, YouCam, Ted Baker, etc. Danielle Sabrina Danielle Sabrina has climbed many ladders in public relations before eventually founding her own PR Company, Tribe Builder Media in 2008. The latter is ranked the #5 Entrepreneurial Company in America by Entrepreneur Magazine. Tribe Builder Media specializes in public relations, digital marketing, and corporate communications. Sabrina has handled PR for clients such as Redbull, NBA, and NFL players, Ottinger Firm, PatientPop, etc. A veteran publicist, Danielle Sabrina was named in CIO’s list of top 20 female entrepreneurs to watch in 2018. she is an expert PR Writer at the Entrepreneur. Harriet Weintraub Harriet Weintraub has worked in PR for reputable international companies such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Burberry, etc. She also recently ran a campaign for the HBO Documentary, The Price for Everything. As the founder of HWPR, she brings about 25 years of PR experience to bear in her work. Weintraub specializes in publicity for hospitality, luxury and design brands, and also non-profit organizations. Laura Davidson Virtually everyone on this list has decades of experience in PR and Laura Davidson is no exception. She is especially skilled in handling PR in the travel industry and is a member of various travel and tourism associations. She founded the multi-award winning Laura Davidson Public Relations (LPDR) in 1991, which has served several clients in the hospitality and travel industry with media relations, influencer marketing, events management, etc. Though she is based in the US, her numerous clients are located around the world. Lori Rosen Lori Rosen’s PR agency, Rosen Group has been in operation for thirty-five years (since 1984). However, Lori herself began doing PR in 1977, being first employed at John Adams Associates Inc. She had also worked in Sales and Marketing for Fairchild Publications. Over her lengthy career, she has handled campaigns for foremost brands such as Time Inc., Sony, Land Rover, etc. Her company, Rosen Group offers the following services: media relations, corporate communications, celebrity, and influencer marketing, event planning and promotion, social media management, crisis management, etc. Luke Lambert Luke Lambert specializes in strategic planning, brand repositioning, program design, etc. He has been the President and CEO of G&S Business Communications, a top PR firm in New York. G&S has established its reputation in PR in such industries as manufacturing, agriculture, food, clean technology, finance, healthcare, home & building solutions, etc. Clients include the American Chemical Society, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Aventis, Panasonic Eco Solutions, Standard Chartered Bank, etc. Luke Lambart is widely acclaimed, having won various recognitions from PR Council, PR Week, etc. He has a B.A. in journalism and public relations, and he is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, Council of PR Firms and the Public Relations Society of America. Martin Levy Martin Levy founded his PR company, Martin Levy Public Relations in 2002 with the aim of providing cost-effective PR services to clients. Hitherto, he has served as director of communications such as Worldstream and Action Engine. His services include strategic counsel, media relations, content relations, corporate communications, etc. Some of the clients he has worked with include Sensoria, Space Curve, Prism, Support.com, PhotoRocket, etc. Michael Olguin Michael Olguin’s PR experience spans almost thirty years. He is the CEO of Havas Formula, a PR company he founded in 1992. Headquartered in New York, Havas Formula also has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, and Chicago. Its working philosophy is to make brands braver. Clients include Shure, Land Rover, Nestle, etc. His clients come from industries such as lifestyle, consumer tech, sports, entertainment, travel, etc. He has been featured as a PR expert in high-end publications such as PRWeek, Ad Age, AdWeek, Entrepreneur, Inc., etc. MJ Pedone MJ Pedone, having been the CEO of Pro Players Sports Marketing Group Inc., has particular expertise working with professional athletes and sports brands. She is currently the President of Indra Public Relations that reach brands in the sports, entertainment, food, celebrity, lifestyle, non-profit, luxury and fashion fields among others. She also has over twenty years of experience as a publicist. Her list of clients comprises Ford, US Pro Athlete Enterprises, New York Psychiatry & Cognitive Care, Black & Tan Entertainment, The Thrive Network and more. After reading through this list, you should feel some decision-making weight lifter off your chest. Of course, it is hard to select someone to work with amidst thousands but I am glad to have helped in this regard.