12 Clients in 5 Months: A Young PR Agency Rises to the Top

Learn how two former co-workers built a successful pr agency and why passion is essential for success.

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A lifelong love affair with fashion led Jordan Landes-Brenman and Kelly Kepner to leverage their dual backgrounds in public relations to launch Haute House PR & Marketing in July of 2009.

After several years of working in public relations, overseeing thirty-five brands, Jordan learned the ropes and contributed to the growth of the firm. Jordan’s professional career took a turn when she decided (along with business partner, Kelly Kepner) to launch an independent fashion PR agency.

Learn how Jordan and Kelly built a successful pr agency — garnering high-profile editorial and celebrity placements in the most coveted fashion and beauty media outlets and why passion is essential for success.

Company: Haute House PR & Marketing
Founder, Age: Jordan Landes-Brenman, 28; Kelly Kepner
Location: Sherman Oaks, California
Industry: Advertising and Marketing (Public Relations)
Startup Year: 2009
Startup Costs: $2,000

How We Got Started:

After several years of working at Chanel and a local boutique PR agency, I (Jordan Landes-Brenman) teamed up with my former co-worker, Kelly Kepner, to launch our California-based fashion PR agency – Haute House PR & Marketing.

With combined experience in product placement, public relations, entertainment marketing, celebrity outreach and event planning we decided to leverage our talents. We started with a budget of $2,000; which paid for two laptops and two printers.

Fast forward to 2012 and our agency now garners client placements in hundreds of media outlets including; Glamour, Marie Claire, InStyle, Lucky, Teen Vogue, ELLE, DailyCandy.com, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, OK!, and People Stylewatch Magazine … to name a few.

Our client’s brands can be found on A-list celebrities including Heidi Klum, Taylor Swift, Gisele Bundchen, Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, Halle Berry, January Jones, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Kate Hudson, and more.

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