Testimonials

"Working with Leah Paulos is a dream! She's equally adept at taking a project and running with it, or working in tandem with in-house publicity. Whatever her role, you can rest assured that her energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness will make life easier and better for all parties involved. I can't recommend her highly enough."—Erin Kottke, Publicity Director at Graywolf Press 

 

"Leah Paulos is loyal, discreet, exceptionally intelligent – and supremely effective. In a short time she had gained for me coverage in the New York Times, an appearance on the Today show, multiple public appearances, extensive radio and television mentions, and coverage with a deep penetration into the written media, print and electronic, newspapers, magazines and blogs. She also created a web presence for me, advised the team building my website, and helped me develop a daily presence on the Internet. I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending her and her outstanding skills.”  
–Frank Delaney, former BBC broadcaster, bestselling author of Ireland

"Leah Paulos is, in a word, a god-send as an independent publicist. So far I've had the opportunity to work with her on two different projectsone a memoir; and the other a biographyand in each case she showed herself to be alive, awake and inspired at every stage of her work with the authors and the publishers in question. She is relentless, determined, and full of ideas that would surely elude less enterprising professionals. I simply cannot recommend Leah and her very fine work highly enough." –Rob McQuilkin, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin literary agency

"The results I got working with Press Shop exceeded my expectations. Within a couple weeks, Leah booked me on the highest rated morning TV show in NYC; lots more media coverage followed. It's been worth the investment many times over. Press Shop is not the kind of PR company where the boss sells you the package and then you work with an assistant. I dealt with Leah directly throughout our partnership, and she worked hard for me. Press Shop was proactive with ideas, responsive to questions, and cared deeply about the results we got." –Carmelo Piazza, a.k.a. Carmelo the Science Fellow, founder of Brooklyn Preschool of Science

"Press Shop's Leah Paulos has a gift for finding the story angles that will capture journalists' attention. She's a talented, dedicated, and savvy PR practitioner who gets results. I have worked in the communications field my whole career and I can tell you she knows what she is doing. Plus, she is a pleasure to work with" –Jennifer Friedlin, principal at Iris 7 Marketing

“All the adjectives that often show up in testimonials apply to Leah and her Press Shop team. They are hard-working, determined, smart, savvy, and lovely to work with. But I didn't hire them for that...I wanted results. And here is what they delivered: THE NEW YORK TIMES! A lengthy feature on the FRONT PAGE of the Sunday Real Estate section of The New York Times. Before the piece came out I averaged 3 or 4 requests weekly for information and pricing. In the week after the piece came out, I made several sales and got over 400 requests for pricing info, 20 or so of them from architects and developers who could potentially place big orders. That one article created over a year and a half of leads for me in the first 7 days alone. To put it simply, the return on investment was astronomical. –Liz Picarazzi, owner of CitiBin

"Hiring Press Shop was the best decision I made for promoting my bookAll Who Go Do Not Return. Leah Paulos helped me get a high volume of print media coverage, as well as radio and TV interviews, public appearances, and so much more. I could not have possibly done it without her. Smart, energetic, creative, she is also a consummate professional and worked hand-in-hand with my agent, publishing house, and all others involved. Leah is truly a dream publicist." –Shulem Deen, author of All Who Go Do Not Return (Graywolf Press)

"I hired Press Shop in early 2015 to help promote the A Child Grows in Brooklyn's 4th Annual Baby & Family Expo, as well as to promote our launch of A Child Grows in Philadelphia. For the Expo, Leah got us a spot on the Pix11 morning show and brought Fox 5 and News 12 Brooklyn to the actual event. We were thrilled with the television exposure we received, which was a direct result of her expertise. She also did an excellent job at managing our relationship with bloggers, writing and distributing the press release, and providing general advice on building our brand with the general public. I am very pleased with the results of the PR campaigns Leah managed and look forward to working with her again in the near future." –Kim Janulewicz, Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo and A Child Grows

“As our publicist at MEIER during a time of great activity, Leah Paulos was a part of every decision made. She has great instincts for placement and positioning, and she has her finger on the pulse of social media. She’s ethical and smart and kind and we all love her. ” –Diane Meier, founder of luxury marketing group MEIER

Leah Paulos did just what she promised: she got news of my book into venues that would have been hard—really hard—for me to reach otherwise, even with fine publicists already pushing the book at the publisher. Among the media coverage she secured: an excerpt in Salon, a thought piece in The Atlantic, and an essay in The Washington Post. She does great work!” –Len Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess (Harvard University Press)

Being in Sports Illustrated has been a dream of mine since I was a kidand Press Shop made it happen. Leah and her team looked at every aspect of my company and quickly pinpointed the best storylines to pitch media. The results were incredible, better even than I had hoped for.” –Dave Mitri, founder of FantasyTrophies.com

"Leah Paulos stepped in to help me with Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life at the eleventh hour. Bringing all the strength of Press Shop to bear, she worked with spirit and resourcefulness to get me as much coverage as possible, and I’m thrilled with the results. She fought hard for my book, and just knowing she was on the case made the world seem brighter." –William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music (UPM)

"We worked with Press Shop to get media attention surrounding the opening of Mountain, a destination style/ food/wellness business located on a block with little foot traffic. We knew Mountain's success would depend heavily on good and steady press. We were completely thrilled with the results! Leah got us written up everywhere from New York magazine, Time Out New York and the New York Daily News to EaterBrooklyn magazine, and Well + Good NYC. And so many more. Leah is smart and professional, and she knows the New York media world inside-out.–Justine Lynch, owner of Mountain

“Leah Paulos created and engineered and hustled bookstore readings, media opportunities, community events, and much more for the promotion of my book in a consistent, often astounding, and always gentle way.  I am lucky to have been able to work with her. She is extremely competent and calm in an environment that sometimes is neither. Use her if you can.” –Michael Rosen, author of What Else but Home (Public Affairs)

"Leah is personable and knowledgeable, and was as energetic as we are about furthering the success of our line. She took interest in our brand and her guidance was tailored to our company's needs and goals. With Leah's help, we are now excited, confident, and prepared to take our business to the next level." –Lexie Barnes, Lexie Barnes bags