Dynamic, savvy and results-driven public relations professional Renee Harrison opened boutique PR firm Publicity Please in 2009, after years of music industry experience at Warner Bros. Records, Interscope Records, DreamWorks Records and MCA Records. She has represented artists such as The Darkness, Disturbed, My Chemical Romance, Saint Motel, Avenged Sevenfold, Insane Clown Posse, Four Year Strong, You Me At Six, Gerry Cinnamon and Papa Roach, to name a few.
Publicity Please has a proven track record of crafting creative, comprehensive, successful media strategies. The company handles all aspects of press campaigns including album launches, single releases, North American tours and special events via securing feature stories, interviews, reviews, exclusive premieres and performances, photo shoots, press days and beyond. From magazines and newspapers to television appearances, online publications, podcasts, livestreams and red carpets, Publicity Please pursues every avenue to garner meaningful exposure for clients.
Renee’s interest in public relations started while at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City where she wrote for school papers Columbia Daily Spectator and The Barnard Bulletin covering the arts, and she interned in the press department of MTV and the publicity department of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She started her career in music in 1997 at MCA Records first in A&R scouting new music talent through live performances, demo submissions and research before shifting her focus to publicity. At Warner Bros. Records, Renee worked with artists such as Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Serj Tankian, Rachael Yamagata and Against Me!. At Interscope, she spearheaded the publicity department’s foray into harnessing the power of the internet for Pop and Rock artists, while also doing publicity for Papa Roach, Street Drum Corps and Black Tide.
Whether handling the day-to-day publicity for musicians or escorting talent on the red carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Grammy Awards or the American Music Awards, Publicity Please’s priority is ensuring clients are happy and well-represented.