PKPR News

Media Flock to Spa Experience at Grand Central

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 31, 2007

More than 75 reporters attended an exclusive media preview for SpaFinder’s Spa Experience, a free, four-day event at Grand Central featuring 50 spas from around the world. Coverage included USA Today, ABC News 20/20, BusinessWeek Weekend TV, Good Day New York, CW11 Morning News, Bloomberg on the Weekend, WCBS-TV, New York Post, Daily News, Woman’s World, and AARP The Magazine (link to PDF), the world’s largest circulation magazine, and Budget Fashionista

Permalink | Posted on Oct 31, 2007 at 5:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: SpaFinder Wellness

SpaFinder on E!

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 30, 2007

PKPR worked closely with E! News Daily to create a terrific segment on celebrity eyecare secrets featuring Luxury SpaFinder beauty editor Melisse Gelula. PKPR has also recently arranged interviews for Melisse and editor in chief Gary Walther with a wide range of outlets on spa and beauty trends - from an in depth piece in the New York Times to ranging from MSNBC,

Permalink | Posted on Jul 30, 2007 at 2:47 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: SpaFinder Wellness

Bowie, YouTube Founders Honored at 11th Annual Webby Awards

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 11, 2007

For the 10th year in a row, MKPR managed publicity for The Webby Awards, which were held in New York City on June 5, 2007. Coverage spanned from CNN, AP Television, NPR, and ABC News to New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Gawker. Watch the TV coverage and read what media outlets around the world are saying.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 11, 2007 at 12:43 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: The Webby Awards

PKPR Helps The Moth Spread its Wings

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 20, 2007

Hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal, The Moth presented its first-ever national tour in 2006/2007.

PKPR managed publicity for the 13-city, generating major features in media outlets across the country—from Washington Post and Washington Examiner to NPR’s Here and Now to Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Christian Science Monitor.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 20, 2007 at 10:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: The Moth

Ars Nova’s “Thursdays at Ten” Gets Raves

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Feb. 28, 2007

Ars Nova, the intimate Off-Off Broadway theater, tapped PKPR to help shine a spotlight on “Thursdays at Ten,” its weekly series showcasing some of New York City’s most exciting up-and-coming performers, including Creation Nation, Bridget Everett, and Freestyle Love Supreme. Recent in depth coverage of the series has ranged from The New York Times and Time Out New York to New York Press to Thrillist.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 28, 2007 at 1:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Ars Nova

Ironweed Pioneers a New Type of DVD Club

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jan. 05, 2007

Since Ironweed Films debuted in December 2005, PKPR has helped the politically-minded DVD-of-the-month club pioneer a new category and surpass subscription goals by securing valuable coverage in both print and online media – from the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and San Francisco Chronicle, and UTNE Reader to New York Press and BUST.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 05, 2007 at 11:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Ironweed Films

Look, Love, Listen, Respect Debuts

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 07, 2006

Look, Love, Listen, Respect is a public service announcement campaign starring Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, and Amanda Peet. A collaboration between HIV Forum NYC and the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the campaign breaks new ground by enlisting female spokespersons to highlight the essential role that love, respect, and self-esteem play in helping gay men lead safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

PKPR helped spread the word by implementing an aggressive online campaign targeting mainstream media, gay media, and blogs. Coverage included the New York Times, PlanetOut, LOGO, and Towleroad.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 07, 2006 at 11:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Look, Love, Listen, Respect

Fotolog raises $4 million

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 12, 2006

Signaling continued growth for one of the world’s largest social networking sites, Fotolog announced this week that it has raised $4 million in Series C funding from BV Capital and 3i. Since March 2005, Fotolog has raised three rounds of funding from BV Capital, 3i, and private investors for a total of $12 million. Fotolog membership has surged from 1 million to more than 4.7 million in the past 20 months, pushing Fotolog into the top 50 websites worldwide, according to Alexa Rankings.

Check out an interview with Fotolog co-founder Adam Seifer at GigaOm, as well as coverage in Mashable, Mediapost, Digital Media Wire, PaidContent, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 12, 2006 at 7:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Fotolog

Queer Lounge Debuts in Toronto

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 30, 2006

For the first time, Queer Lounge rolled out the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. PKPR managed publicity for its expansion and ensured it made a splash amidst all the competition.

Coverage included in depth features in The Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, and Xtra.  A highlight of the week was a raucous party celebrating the screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus. Check out the scene from the party on PerezHilton and Blog Toronto.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 30, 2006 at 12:13 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: Queer Lounge, a Program of GLAAD

Families Put Spotlight on Peace

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 18, 2006

Marking the fifth anniversary of 9/11, more than 30 victims of terror from around the world gathered in New York City for a historic conference highlighting solutions to terrorism that break the cycle of violence. To raise awareness of the conference—and ensure that the voices of those who support peaceful conflict resolution were included in anniversary coverage, PKPR booked leaders of Peaceful Tomorrows on more than 20 radio shows around the country, including Milwaukee, Detroit, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Boston, as well as appearance on USA Radio and Pacifica’s Democracy Now. A highlight of the campaign was a joint appearance on CNN by Terry Rockefeller, who lost her sister in the 9/11 attacks, and Beatriz Abril, who lost her brother in the Madrid bombings.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 18, 2006 at 9:21 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk
Client: September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

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