ABOUT AKR PUBLIC RELATIONS

ABOUT AMANDA K. RUISI


AKR Public Relations is an award-winning, multifaceted public relations integrated marketing agency specializing in celebrity brands, entertainment, beauty, fashion and lifestyle. AKR PR concentrates on brand-building, media and talent relations, crisis management, event production, social media strategy, private equity holdings and product integration. We work closely with a diverse array of companies as well as celebrities to increase their visibility and strengthen their positioning within pop culture.

Every client becomes a personal priority for Amanda K. Ruisi. As the namesake and president of this full-service agency, she completely immerses herself in each project. In 2010 she founded the company and its genesis immediately turned heads, beginning with a handful of iconic clients.

AKR PR prides itself on its personal, brand and television public relations marketing services. We strategically work with renowned clients to develop their consumer brand while sustaining and maximizing their longevity within the industry. Additionally, AKR PR provides public relations services to numerous private equity firms along with advising them on their emerging and established consumer brands, acquisition targets and strategic investments.  

With a keen understanding of how information disseminates in an ever-evolving digital era, AKR PR has a wealth of experience managing a wide variety of unexpected crisis situations. We closely monitor and stay on the pulse of every new media platform and press outlet. Our expertise and instant response tactics help an incident remain isolated and our professional strategy and swift execution ensure that our clients’ images and reputations remain protected.

The agency collaborates with a myriad of Fortune 500 brands to offer unique marketing opportunities through organic photo placements, influencer seeding and social networking activations. AKR PR creates buzz and raises awareness by showcasing client products to targeted consumers through various press and social media platforms. AKR PR continues to implement a new mentality for modern public relations and integrated influencer marketing.

Additionally, AKR PR offers extensive talent wrangling and event management services. We conceptualize and manage all aspects of events on behalf of our clients and utilize our extensive network of resources to produce press-worthy events. AKR PR coordinates high profile events nationwide including: product launches, store & venue openings, charity benefits, celebrity red carpet events and award shows. There is always a 360-degree approach to each campaign at AKR PR with a focus on creating, improving and adjusting a brand image so that its new permanent residence is the "Must-Have" list.

Since its inception AKR PR already boasts an impressive list of honors including the prestigious “Ace Award” for all Media Relations given by PR Daily and Ragan Communications. Ruisi was also inducted into Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40: Class of 2014,” The Wall Street Journal’s “Women of Note,” the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and is a founding member of the Forbes Agency Council.

Currently AKR PR has offices in New York City, Connecticut and Los Angeles.
Amanda K. Ruisi, the founder and president of AKR Public Relations, brings over ten years of experience to her award-winning, full-service agency with an impressive list of honors including the prestigious “Ace Award” for all Media Relations given by PR Daily and Ragan Communications, as well as being inducted into Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40: Class of 2014,” which recognizes the year's best and brightest among Generation Next.

After almost a decade at NBC, at age 27, Ruisi launched her own PR agency and in 2010 AKR PR was formed. Instantly, Ruisi's magnetic personality and dynamic, diligent and dexterous approach to PR solidified the agency as a go-to for iconic celebrities and brands of all kinds.

Ruisi’s impeccably honed skills in marketing and communications have led AKR PR to specialize in celebrity brands, entertainment, beauty, fashion and lifestyle. AKR PR concentrates on brand-building, media and talent relations, crisis management, event production, social media strategy, private equity holdings and product integration. The multifaceted agency works closely with various companies as well as a diverse array of celebrities to increase their visibility and strengthen their positioning within pop culture. Additionally, AKR PR provides public relations services to numerous private equity firms along with advising them on their emerging and established consumer brands, acquisition targets and strategic investments. Ruisi has been instrumental in conceptualizing social media growth for a myriad of Fortune 500 companies and has single handedly developed AKR PR into one of the top agencies specializing in integrated influencer marketing.

At AKR PR, every client becomes a personal priority for Ruisi. As the namesake of this agency, Ruisi completely immerses herself in each project resulting in the company’s rapid growth. Whether it's raising a client's profile in the press, building a brand's identity, orchestrating an event, launching a TV show or matching a celebrity with a product, Ruisi makes sure everything she touches permanently resides on the "Must-Have" list.

Additionally, Ruisi has been a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for over ten years. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), The Wall Street Journal’s “Women of Note,’ the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and a founding member of the Forbes Agency Council.

Growing up in Westport, Connecticut, public relations called to Ruisi at an early age. After graduating from Fairfield University, Ruisi started her career at NBC. During her tenure she oversaw all East Coast entertainment publicity as well as talent relations for the network. Along with being dedicated to her clients, Ruisi has always valued the act of philanthropy throughout her career. Ruisi is a passionate supporter of numerous organizations and sits on the board of many foundations such as: The American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (ASPCA), Cavalier Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), The National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation (NLMSF) and Philanthropic Society Los Angeles (PSLA).

Ruisi is one of the youngest publicists in history to launch her own agency and frequently speaks on her experiences at colleges across the country, PRSSA chapters and luxury brand conferences.

Currently Ruisi divides her time between New York, Connecticut and Los Angeles.
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