Founder & Owner
In the last fourteen plus 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.
Christine has over 7 years experience working in the PR industry, with a primary focus on luxury consumer goods brands.
Having spent four years in-house at Swarovski on their PR team, she learned how to take a global strategy and implement it on a national and local level. She has secured top-tier placements for a wide range of clients across several industries, including fine jewelry and watches, footwear, home accessories, wellness and lifestyle. She prides herself on her ability to share a brand’s story in a meaningful way in the media through a targeted and creative approach. Christine graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in Journalism.
Assistant Account Executive
A new addition to Bella PR, Amber joined the Public Relations team in October 2019. With two years of internship experience in NYC ranging from fashion, entertainment, and hospitality, Amber was ready to start her career in beauty PR.
Born and raised in New York, Amber has had a passion for the media industry since high school. She recently graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s in Communications and a minor in Journalism. Since the ripe age of 12, Amber’s been watching makeup tutorials on Youtube which has not only helped perfect her winged eyeliner, but has equipped her with a love and knowledge for all things beauty related. Amber combines tactics of media relations, creative ideation, and writing to deliver impactful results.
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