Founder & Owner
Now celebrating 20 years, Ms. Russo has grown the business from a single person shop to a caliber of professional, creative publicists that cater to clients in a variety of industries including beauty, fashion, retail, lifestyle and entertainment. To Marla, it’s about developing long-lasting relationships between clients and key media. She helps make the connections that deliver results.
A graduate from Hofstra University, Ms. Russo has an established nineteen-year plus history in public relations. Prior to founding Bella PR, she held senior positions at several public relations firms in New York City.
Her diverse background also includes a seven-year tenure at Susan Grace Cohen Studio, affiliated with the Lee Strasberg Institute. Ms. Russo is a native New Yorker and currently lives in New York City. Within the past few months, Marla travels have often been back and forth from London where she’s in the process of opening up Bella PR London…stay tuned for more details!
A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Rachel has spent over 7 years working in the fashion and beauty industry in New York City.
Her experience ranges from working with small start-up companies to generate press and overall brand awareness, to larger consumer brands implementing strategies for new launches and seasonal collections with brands such as Cynthia Rowley, Revlon, PromGirl.com, PilyQ and Malia Jones. Throughout her career, Rachel has built strong relationships with press and other media influencers that help take her clients to the next level and keep them consistently on the media’s and consumer’s radar.
Lauren has over eight years of experience working in PR for clients in the beauty, lifestyle, health and wellness category.
She has a proven track record for securing top-tier media placements from The Today Show and Good Day New York to InStyle and O, The Oprah Magazine. Lauren is experienced in developing and executing creative PR programs to deliver results for clients and through her work has established and maintained close relationships with top press. Throughout her career Lauren has been able to work with a diverse range of companies such as Mattel, Jeep, Dukan Diet, The DivaCup, Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and more. Lauren graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Vice President & Managing Director
With an extensive public relations background in the beauty, fashion, fitness, interior design, hospitality, health and wellness space, Jennifer provides an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing consumer marketplace, its current trends and influencers, as well as a proven ability to break through a competitive media market to generate sustained, high-impact placements in today’s modern media landscape. She is valued tremendously in providing high-level client counsel and managing quality B2B and B2C media relations campaigns – both in North America and globally, as well as for her ability to successfully execute events and a wide range of PR & influencer programs that deliver the ROI clients are seeking.
Jennifer’s efforts have garnered features in all facets of top tier media including: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Insider, Fox News, Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, Allure, WWD, Good Morning America, and The TODAY Show, to name just a few. She has also spearheaded numerous, highly successful influencer campaigns across a variety of verticals. Her ability to match clients’ brand propositions and product/service differentiators with appropriate media formats has allowed her to be a credible representative for many diverse brands. As a result, her comprehensive client strategies and placement records have aided in the overall business success of companies, both large and small.
BRANDY RAE PEREZ
Social Media Director
Brandy is an experienced Social Media Director with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and communications industry. Expertise in coordinating all facets of social media, from strategic planning to relationship management. Proven success in leading multi-functional teams to achieve project goals and a high degree of client satisfaction.
Head of Influencer Relations
A former Bella PR intern; motivated to make a lasting impact, Nicole progressed through several levels of responsibility while expanding our Social Media , Creative, and Influencer Relations departments.
While obtaining her bachelors in Business Management with a focus on Marketing from Moravian College, Nicole joined Bella as an intern in the Social Media department. After excelling in many areas, and quickly embracing the Bella mission, she joined us officially as our Influencer Marketing Assistant and is now leading as our Head of Influencer Relations.
Nicole has worked diligently and has played a critical role in expanding our relationships and internal database of diverse influencers from multiple social media platforms. Her knowledge and passion of pop culture and the beauty industry have allowed her to connect our clients with a wide range of influencers and develop successful partnerships between the two.
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