Big Noise PR is an entertainment PR firm based in San Francisco, CA. We work with traditional and digital entertainment clients on current and future entertainment content, products, services and technologies.
We are addicted to storytelling, whether it’s a TV show, a movie, a web series, a game, a song or a book. And we are passionate about the many places people can consume these stories, if it’s on a network or cable channel, an MCN, a video site, an app, a content network, streaming service or set-top box.
Recent client initiatives include network branding, corporate positioning, press launches for scripted and unscripted television and web content, newfront and upfront campaigns, industry relations and national media relations.
The Big Noise PR team understands the entertainment business and gets the latest technology. We can speak to the engineers as well as the agents and everyone in between. Whether you are a start-up or an established business, Big Noise PR will make the right kind of noise to get you the right kind of attention from media and consumers.
Need to define your business in the industry or introduce your brand to the media? Big Noise PR can develop a sensible and strategic roadmap for your business and determines where it fits into the big picture.
Want to see your name in lights? Maybe not lights exactly, but in high-profile consumer and trade media outlets across the country? With deep media contacts in broadcast, print, online and radio, Big Noise PR has placed features and landed segments in major national media outlets, from Gizmodo, Inc. and Slate to NPR, The Huffington Post and the Today Show. Whether you are looking for consumer media outreach or trade and business, we can deliver.
Want help figuring out how to explain who you are and what you do? By working with your team and knowing the marketplace, Big Noise PR can help you articulate your mission in a way that media and consumers can understand.
Who doesn’t like a well planned event? We can create, plan and produce screenings, press conferences, premieres, press tours, satellite and radio media tours, street stunts, photo shoots, personal appearances, promotions or something totally new.
Do you need help with your talent or are your talent looking for a publicist? We work with talent to develop their brand, coordinate appearances, support them as spokespersons, facilitate media interviews, seek out opportunities and handle fan events.
Need a writer to do the heavy lifting? We are a team of creative writers who can craft a pitch, press release, briefing, statement or speech that speaks to the intended audience.
Understand the value of being in good business company? Whether it’s a media, business, charitable, celebrity or consumer brand partner, Big Noise PR researches the right partners for your brand, mission and vision.
Since starting out in PR more than 20 years ago, Hanley has introduced national brands and talent, evangelized new trends and products, premiered award-winning TV series and films and crafted company images and missions. Working with media across the U.S. and around the world, Hanley has built trusted relationships with consumer, business, trade and new media outlets interested in a great story. From Netflix and National Geographic to Blip and Discovery, Hanley’s clients get customized PR solutions that generate real results and address their business needs.
With a rare combination of entertainment industry experience and tech business knowledge, Hanley’s unique skill set puts her at the intersection of entertainment and technology for clients on both sides looking to bridge that gap. Since diving into the publicity pool more than twenty years ago, Hanley has done it all, from driving Roy Rogers around the country in an RV, hosting a screening of the infamous Jack Nicholson flick at The Shining hotel, witnessing the opening of the Medici family crypt in Florence with Morley Safer, launching the first home makeover show Trading Spaces, introducing Netflix’s pioneering streaming service with HBO and CBS, guiding Sidereel’s PR in advance of their acquisition and putting digital media company Blip on the map.
Hanley specializes in mapping strategy, building brands, conducting media relations, planning and executing events and talent relations. Prior to branching out on her own, she was the first-ever director of public relations for Netflix, where she built the consumer public relations program from scratch, serving as a key member of the executive team that introduced streaming and helped the company grow from 3 million to 10 million subscribers in just three years. In addition, Hanley headed up the PR team that launched Netflix’s original content studio, Red Envelope Entertainment, premiering passion projects and independent films from talent including John Water and Patricia Heaton.
Prior to her West Coast move for Netflix, Hanley spent a number of years at Discovery Communications providing public relations counsel in several roles, including vice president of communications for Discovery Networks’ popular lifestyle channel TLC, where she launched two of their most successful and iconic series, Trading Spaces and What Not to Wear and was part of the management team that developed and introduced the Life Unscripted brand direction. Hanley was also director of communications for Animal Planet, where she spearheaded PR for the Animal Planet Original Movie franchise, as well as head of publicity for Discovery Pictures which produced the longest-running IMAX film in the genre’s history, The Human Body. Hanley started her career in the agency world working on consumer projects for such clients as Pepsico and Kodak. Hanley is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of Web TV, the Television Publicity Executives Committee and serves on the advisory board of Syracuse University’s Visual and Performing Arts School and Redroom.com. The author of a career guide entitled OMG! My First Real Job, Hanley aspires to write a screenplay and be a contestant on Jeopardy!.
What makes Big Noise PR unique is its ability to be nimble in a changing and competitive landscape. Working with a smart team of freelance entertainment publicists around the country, Big Noise PR can scale up or down according to your needs, budget and timeline. We can serve as an extension of your staff, work as on-the-ground publicists in cities around the country, manage all facets of your campaign or take a project off your hands and execute from start to finish. Led by Hanley, the team includes publicists, media trainers, strategists and event planners. It’s a one-stop publicity shop for your entertainment PR needs.
326 Marietta Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
by Bronagh Hanley
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