About Us

Our mission is to provide the highest level of service in the public relations industry to provide solutions for people who want to build their personal brands and promote their products using the latest digital and traditional PR strategies.

Claire McKinney has been working in public relations for over 20 years. She has appeared on the Today show and CSPAN as an expert on publishing and she travels regularly to speak to  audiences about Digital and Traditional PR.  Some of her clients include Douglas Wood, James Jennings, and Scholastic.  She started her work in publishing at Hyperion Books for Children where she launched their imprint featuring African-American authors and books.  Her career has included senior level positions in NYC at Putnam, Bloomsbury (USA), Little, Brown, Miramax, and Henry Holt and Company.  She is also the author of Do You Know What A Book Publicist Does: A Guide To Creating Your Own Campaigns.

Keely  Flanagan has been at Claire McKinneyPR for over two years specializing in media relations. Her background is in education, however, she traded the classroom for campaigns and hasn’t looked back.  Some of the clients she works with include Scholastic and Loyola Press.  Her media placements have included features in the Chicago Tribune and Family Circle.  In her spare time, she can be found online shopping, reading a book, hanging out with friends, and occasionally watching bad reality television. Feel free to connect with her on Instagram @keelyflanagan.

Elisabeth Bachmann (Liz) has a B.A. in Strategic Communications from Elon University. Through her internships with the American Sexual Health Association, the National Coalition of STD Directors, and COM 616, she honed in on her passion for digital PR and marketing and all things social media. Liz has also worked as a freelance consultant for social media strategy since 2017 in addition to starting her own art business. When Liz is not drinking too much coffee or playing with her pup, you can find her painting or taking yet another online workshop class. Feel free to say hi on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn at @lizannbach.

Endorsements

“Claire is a consummate publishing professional. From the first time I met Claire, her PR chops came through. Now, she’s added onto her skillset with digital marketing prowess!”  Carol Van Den Hende MBA, award-winning author of Goodbye, Orchid 

“I sat in on this webinar yesterday. It was very informative and gave me some good pointers. If you’re not familiar with Claire McKinney check out her page. She’s a really good book publicist, publisher, writer, and speaker!”—Chris Errol Maw, publicist

“Claire McKinney PR  did a superb job of publicizing my book, The Baby Decision.  Their services were worth every penny. I am confident that my book sales would not be at the level they are if not for their work.”
—Merle Bombardieri, LSW, MICSW, author of The Baby Decision: How to Make the Most Important Decision of Your Life

“I absolutely love working with Claire McKinney PR. They don’t miss a trick, and they don’t let me miss one. Thank you, Claire.”
—Gretchen Archer, author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series

“A book is merely a bunch of words and pages unless it touches and transforms the lives of its readers. Thanks to Claire and her wonderful team in helping me reach readers around the world. Together, we will change lives. Perhaps even save lives.”
—Gayathri Ramprasad, author of Shadows in the Sun

“With Claire, I trust that she and her team not only understand and employ strategy around the campaigns for our products, but that they are persistent in getting the word out about our books and authors.”
—Alison Vandenberg, Director of Marketing, Consumer Business Director, Hazelden Publishing

“Claire McKinney and her team have brought creativity and enthusiasm to the world of health insurance consulting! They have raised the profile of my company, and myself as CEO, to a much higher level in the media world and in my industry.”
—Scott Hafetz, CEO Hafetz & Associates

 

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