CONNECTING YOUR STORY WITH AUDIENCES WHO CARE
Holly Hansen Public Relations helps its clients find their creative voice to reach their customers through a variety of media. Since 2008, we’ve worked closely with hospitality brands to create solid communication strategies that produce measurable results to help them grow.
RESTAURANTS & CHEFS
LIFESTYLE & HOSPITALITY
We'll help identify story ideas and key message points. Then we work with you to create a plan to share the information with the right audiences using the right tools.
We'll help you create valuable and relevant stories to consistently share with your targeted audience and help drive profitable customer action.
We have solid connections with the reporters, editors, writers, and bloggers who are looking for stories like yours. Let us introduce you to them.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
We help establish and grow a targeted audience of fans who want to hear your story, and share it with their friends.
EVENT PROMOTION & MANAGEMENT
Whether promoting a festival for thousands of attendees or organizing a trade tasting, we've got the experience and contacts to make your next event a smashing success.
One of the most impactful tools to help tell your story and share it on your website and social media channels.
PR & MARKETING AUDIT PROGRAM
Let us do the heavy lifting. Our years of experience in the Public Relations field has allowed us to recognize and utilize successful Public Relations and Marketing tools to help grow businesses.
Whether you’re a small shop looking to increase your online sales or a restaurant group looking to bring in more businesses during these challenging times, we’ve got the right package for you.
"Holly Hansen is a joy to work with. She is one of the few who ‘gets it’ and her work with me has been a great success."
John Scharffenberger, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
"Holly went above and beyond with media relations for Threads for Teens. She arranged for interviews in local markets across the country, on online platforms, and even national outlets like TODAY and the Queen Latifah Show. Holly is truly incredible!"
Allyson Ahlstrom, CEO, Threads for Teens
"From recommending the best on screen talent, to fabulous locations and content, Holly understands the needs of TV industry professionals.”
Kyle Murdoch, Producer NHNZ Ltd (A FOX TV Company) New Zealand
“One of the most passionate agency brand representatives that we've worked with, Holly always works hard with a hands-on approach to make sure the brands and products she represents are being featured in the best possible light. What's more, she always has a deep understanding of each product and the unique challenges it faces. ”
Will Blunt, Managing Editor, Principal StarChefs International
CLIENTS IN THE NEWS
BEHIND THE SCENES
We are passionate about people and their stories. At Holly Hansen Public Relations we love linking clients to the right people to help push their business into the stratosphere. Our staff collaborates with clients to develop meaningful stories for media and customers. We have the network and the tools to get those stories noticed.
What's your story? We want to connect with you!
Founder and Lead Account Executive
Prior to founding her own PR firm in 2008, Holly was a professional chef, served on the editorial staff of Wine X magazine, and served as VP of media relations for a New York and Sonoma County based PR agency for ten years. She has well-established connections with members of trade and consumer media, both traditional and online, as well as with top chefs, restaurateurs, and specialty food and wine distributors and retailers nationwide.
As a PR and communications professional Holly’s experience spans the globe with international food and wine companies and trade associations including Boundary Bend and Cobram Estate Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Olive Oil from Spain, Cheese from Spain, FIAB (the Spanish Food & Beverage Association), the Catalan Wine Association, Aecovi-Jerez Sherry, the Prosecco Consorzio of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Italy, Scott Street Portfolio of Australian Wines, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, and Lundberg Family Farms. She has also worked with designer Philippe Starck, award- winning author Bruce Aidells, and renowned chef José Andrés.
Closer to home, the San Francisco Bay Area native has represented acclaimed Sonoma County restaurateurs Mark and Terri Stark, owners of Stark Reality Restaurants, since 2009, has worked with Sonoma County Tourism creating itineraries for visiting journalists showcasing the best of the county; oversees communications for Sonoma County Farm Trails and its famous Gravenstein Apple Fair, and serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for her beloved hometown of Sebastopol.
Head of Office Operations
Michelle, a San Francisco Bay Area native, has spent the last 15 years working in office administration and operations for organizations in Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Louisiana. She recently returned home to California from New Orleans, LA where she spent the last four years as the Development Operations Manager at Audubon Nature Institute. Michelle has a Master of Fine Art in Photography and a passion for documenting architecture, travel, and culture.