For over 30 years – Garis Agency publicists have been turning books into best-sellers, personalities into celebrities and businesses into top national brands. With an extensive and award winning track record, our innovative publicists have an unmatched reputation for promotion success. We represent and advise a global clientele who are seeking to raise or reposition their public profile. Our publicists book today's most popular and influential media. Strategic national campaigns enable our clients to affordably reach millions of people. From first time authors to established stars, we take great pride in the diversity of our projects. As personal publicists, we also network clients with top talent agents, casting directors, speakers bureaus and more.
" I know a terrific publicity firm, The Garis Agency - I've sent several clients to them. Their publicist rates are far less than their New York based counterparts."
– Jay Jacobs, VP • William Morris Agency / Endeavor Entertainment ( Los Angeles - Hollywood, California ) –
Have you noticed that every famous personality or business nowadays seems to hire a publicist? That is no coincidence. As USA Today said, "Publicity is becoming like politics and people are realizing that fame doesn't happen accidentally." The reality is, you must have effective representation – a top publicist with the right contacts and working relationships with the media. Trying to book the prime media without a well connected publicist, would be like an actor trying to make it in Hollywood without an agent. An established publicist is your link to the top decision makers that otherwise would be impossible to reach.
" A leading agency " — New York Daily News
Our publicists serve both domestic and international clients. Anything from the release of a new book or film, to the opening of a unique business can become news. A skilled publicist knows how to negotiate with the media in order to book clients for maximum promotion. There is really no such thing as truly effective do-it-yourself publicity. It takes extensive experience for a publicist to understand the politics of today's media. That's why every top celebrity, best-selling author and major company has a publicist. They know it's not only about the quantity of media, it's also about the quality. Hiring a top publicist is a smart investment. With our proprietary contacts, a publicist can often accelerate negotiations and booking decisions with a single call.
There are many publicists and PR firms, but only a handful remain on the media's A-List. It takes many years to establish powerful alliances with the prime media. Whether you need a personal publicist, book publicists or company publicists − we invite you to discover the power of a long established agency. We offer affordable start-up campaigns and launch packages to help new clients.
Some Quick Questions and Answers: Does it take many years for a publicist to build elite level media contacts? YES • Are famous name clients the most powerful indicator of an effective publicist? YES • Are media politics a significant factor in gaining prime placement? YES • Can a publicist arrange it so most media interviews are done by phone or satellite, without any traveling? YES • Does your agency also broker the sale of exclusive news stories, photos and video? YES • Does having a Southern California based publicist give me a critical media advantage? YES • Is a professional publicist behind most of what is seen and read in today's media? YES • Does having a diverse and newsworthy clientele give a publicist extra media clout? YES • Can you get my friends and I tickets to a Taylor Swift concert? NO.
"It's not the directors, actors or executives who have all the power in this industry - it's the publicists." — Mario Lopez