About

Coakley Public Relations is a creative public relations agency based in Los Angeles that works with innovative multi-hyphenate artists in the entertainment/creative space and lifestyle industries. We constantly seek and create opportunities for our clients through strategic placements, effective digital and social media campaigns, and partnerships with brands with similar visions.

Current and past artists on our roster have been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, Variety, Elle, Time, Forbes, Vanity Fair, ESPN, BET, The Atlantic, NPR, The New York Times, Yahoo, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Paris Review, MTV, Poetry Foundation, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, NPR, amongst many others. In addition to digital/print publications, artists on our roster have been featured on podcasts like Crooked Media’s Lovett or Leave It, Merry Jane’s About That Time, Refinery 29’s Strong Opinions Loosely Held, as well as guests on digital/tv shows, featured on Instagram/social media collaborations, and took part in strategic brand partnerships.

We are relationship based and realize that no two clients needs are the same. You can rest easy knowing that each campaign is custom made for each client.

We specialize in —

  • Media Outreach + Placement

  • Content Creation

  • Engagement Marketing + Events

  • Brand Strategy

  • Influencer Marketing

  • Brand Partnerships

  • Project Roll Out


Team

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Sarah Coakley - Agency Director & Publicist
Originally from the Midwest, Sarah Coakley started her career doing public relations for non-profits in both Lansing and Chicago. Following a few years of non-stop writing, event planning and securing a couple huge placements for the programming she was working on at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Today Show—she moved on to other facets of the strategic communications world: marketing, sales and advertising. Additionally, upon her move to Los Angeles, she spent time working behind the camera in the entertainment space as an assistant director—experience that gives her a unique perspective when it comes to understanding all aspects of an artistic project.

In January 2017, Sarah embarked on starting CPR, and since then, has worked with extremely talented multi-hyphenate artists. She specializes in bringing her clients’ unique stories to life and also works to garner placements for clients on sites that wouldn’t normally cover them, like a feature on Quinta Brunson in the sports-focused ESPN or Brown Girls webseries highlighted in the news magazine Time.

 
 
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Charlotte Lee Anderson - Agency Assistant
Charlotte Lee Anderson, a Minneapolis native who has lived and studied in Los Angeles the past five years, is an artist and passionate facilitator of arts and entertainment. Charlotte is driven by a desire to create shared experiences and promote all forms of storytelling. She is a graduate of Chapman University where she studied theatre and public relations, and was president of a coalition dedicated to independently producing and writing theatre – a position that opened her up to the world of media relations, event planning, and fundraising. In her spare time Charlotte helps organize Sunroom Sessions, a biweekly concert/open-mic series, and is a stylist for Peach Studios, an LA photography studio. She is very excited to be a part of the CoakleyPR team and looks forward to connecting with you! 

 

Testimonials

Coakley PR has helped me move forward in my artistry with improved search results, strong connections with outlets that match my brand and solidified my messaging as a DIY artist.
They have strong and innovative ideas, didn’t over promise, and collaborated with me to find solutions that work for me.
Coakley PR has set a new standard of quality within the entertainment industry by understanding and connecting to artist’s true voices; and most importantly, passion for storytelling. Coakley PR’s fresh take and awareness of underrepresented, multi-hyphenate artists has sparked dialogue and lifted their missions; helping these creators strengthen their message and artistic goals. Beyond innovativeness and success seen from their multiple placements in the media; Coakley PR also delivers grounded, trustful and honest business practices that only a boutique company could provide. It has been a joy to work with Coakley PR and I am confident in their continued presence within the industry.
When building a team as a talent manager, it is imperative that you bring on a publicist that clients trust. I have been so fortunate to see my artists blossom from this collaboration - and am grateful for the space Coakley PR builds for my artists. CPR consistently looks for new angles and methods to propel stories that must be heard and shared, particularly in Today’s divisive political climate . Their unique vision and passion for this quality of art can be seen in everything they do.
 

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