My background (and passion!) in PR started at an early age with summer internships at New York based “celebrity” PR firms and independent rock magazines (Trouser Press!). I loved being around music and public relations came naturally to me. I really liked introducing new music to the press and crafting creative publicity campaigns for the more established artists. Over the years I have built a reputation as someone who can be dependable and tireless in garnering media for a wide range of clients and I have never lost that passion and excitement that comes with each new client.
I was lucky enough to get into the music business right out of college and in the early ‘90s landed a job at Columbia Records in their media department where I stayed until 2013. Columbia’s media department had a wide range of diversified and smart people working in it and the artist roster I was blessed to work with included: Alison Moyet, Chris Whitley, Shawn Colvin, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Barbra Streisand, Aerosmith, John Mayer, Neil Diamond, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Patti Scialfa, Rebecca Ferguson, Susan Boyle, Train…and the list goes on.
I started Fran DeFeo PR the summer of 2013 and the company has grown quickly to include a wide variety of artists and projects, including: Pablo Alboran, David Gilmour, Ian Hunter, Pink Floyd, Nile Rodgers, novelist Polly Samson, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Roger Waters, among other clients. Additionally, I am proud to be a team member of the following organizations: The We Are Family Foundation, Three Dot Dash, TEDxTeen, The Polar Music Prize and have also been the lead publicist on the Nile Rodgers’ “Freak Out Lets Dance” (FOLD) Festivals. I have cultivated very strong relationships with a wide variety of media including: TV bookers, editors, bloggers and radio personalities and constantly continue to expand my lengthy lists of contacts.
I am a veteran publicist with a newbie attitude and promise to bring unprecedented passion and dedication to each new project that I represent!