About Us

PublicCity PR has a local heart with a national pulse.

What does that mean? It means that while our roots will always be in Michigan, we have evolved into an agency that has a strong national media database and has secured meaningful and difference-making opportunities with major news outlets and programs like, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America, Today Show, Fox & Friends and many more.

The company was founded in 2008 by Jason Brown, a public relations executive with 20+ years of media and community relations experience. He launched PublicCity PR so companies could have an  affordable, effective, reliable solution to drive their public relations needs in Michigan and beyond.

PublicCity PR’s primary mission is to quickly and effectively garner publicity and raise the visibility of its clients through the development and execution of strategic media and community relations programs and initiatives.

Key service offerings include:

  • Media Relations

    Key messaging, crafting press releases and/or media advisories, building targeted media lists, media kit creation, news conferences, coordination of media stories and interviews, editorial calendar research, media monitoring and more.

  • Community Relations

    Grand openings, social events, sponsorship development, promotions, non-profit interaction, influencer meetings and community partnerships.

  • Strategic Matchmaking and Connecting

    Another invaluable offering for PublicCity PR clients. Just as important as increasing their visibility with media, businesses need to be noticed by community business leaders and key influencers PublicCity PR focuses on arranging the meetings necessary to facilitate long lasting business relationships.

Listen to what folks are saying:

  • Julie and Jim Welch
    Owners, Amaze Travel

    We were seeking a PR firm that fit our specific niche of selling luxury travel, and PublicCity PR was indeed a wonderful match! They spent a lot of time really getting to know our business and our target clients so that they could create the most effective plan for us. They were able to deliver significant exposure for our company, in several different ways including print features and TV appearances. We keep track of where all of our new clients come from, and working with PublicCity was definitely a positive return on investment! There may be no better locally connected people than Jason and Hope – they are good people AND excellent at what they do.

  • Steven Kalczynski
    Managing Director, The Townsend Hotel

    The Townsend Hotel is a community in itself. A luxury boutique hotel located in Birmingham, Michigan and in 2011, we were looking for a better connections to the metro Detroit community media. Jason & Hope Brown seem to know everyone! With backgrounds in advertising and marketing as well as public relations, they have offered personalized attention, business strategy and service and use their extensive network of connections to promote The Townsend, Knowing that your PR firm and its representatives are passionate about you as a client builds the best kind of confidence! Jason & Hope Brown are to be congratulated in quickly getting to the core of our company issues and swiftly turning them into a well-orchestrated public relations campaigns that are fun, newsworthy, timely and, most importantly, effective. I would recommend PublicCityPR to anyone who is looking for dedicated professionals who know their way around the media.

  • Kelly Sternberg
    Marketing Systems Manager, Barton Malow

    Barton Malow, a leader in construction services in North America, engages PublicCity PR as our public relations partner to better connect our firm with media opportunities. They have helped Barton Malow effectively tell our story of building the projects and communities where we live, work and play. They have produced measurable results for Barton Malow and have consistently helped us create solutions and ideas for compelling stories. We love working with Jason, Hope and Monica and look forward to our future work together.

  • Grace Keros
    Owner, American Coney Island

    For others who want to hire PublicCity PR or don't know about them, they need to hire them ASAP. If they want their brand out there. If they want to create a buzz. If they want the word out about their company. There's nobody else better than Jason Brown and PublicCity PR.

  • Joe Nieporte
    Funfest Productions

    When we were looking for a PR Company, we needed a firm that could get the word out across the State of Michigan about all the great things happening at our festivals, including Stars & Stripes, Uncle Sam Jam and St. Clair Riverfest. PublicCity PR delivered the results for us and now, more and more people have discovered what a fun time a Funfest event can be.

  • Eric Ersher
    Founder & CEO, Zoup!

    Zoup! is a Michigan-based franchisor with locations in 13 states and Canada. Zoup! needed a PR partner with both local and national contacts to affordably and creatively help us grow our business and brand nationally. With a keen focus on attentiveness and customer service, the PCPR team has delivered meaningful media results for our business and our franchisees in connection with grand openings, brand awareness, promotions and a new product line. We look forward to continued growth for Zoup! and our relationship with PCPR.

  • Audra Lowe
    Former Host for "Better" TV

    As a TV Host with over 20 years in the business, I've dealt with thousands of publicists—and heavily rely on the expertise and clientele of those publicists for our specific programming needs. It's safe to say, the best publicists know how to "publicize without dramatize" their clients, their stories or their situations. Jason not only knows how to seek out the stories that are pertinent to his clients, but he also does something few publicists pay attention to: ensuring that his clients are pertinent to the shows or publications they appear on. He's organized, informed, easily accessible and extremely professional. He thinks ahead when it comes to what his clients and the media outlet need and may not even think of, to make a compelling story. A journalists dream! I love working with Jason, and its obvious why his clients speak the world of him as well. There are few publicists who have "that" formula down pat, but Jason is one of them.

  • Mandi Mankvitz
    Director of Social Media & Marketing – Sphere Trending, LLC

    Jason Brown, principal of PublicCity PR, is an excellent business partner with a passion for personal communication and a work ethic that doesn’t quit. His ability to instinctively seek out new and innovative strategies to promote our firm’s unique talents has resulted in expedient growth, awareness and new opportunities for our company. PublicCity PR is a key partner to the Sphere Trending team and we can strongly recommend Jason to anyone looking for not only just great public relations service, but a true friend and advisor to your organization.

  • David Hall
    President, Shore Mortgage

    Jason Brown and Monica Luoma of PublicCity PR are among the finest PR professionals to work with in Michigan. Their unparalleled techniques, innovation, and attention to detail create quality campaigns that have had lasting effects for my company.

  • Janice Perzigian
    Director of Marketing & Communications for Cornerstone Schools

    I have worked with PublicCity PR since its inception. They are the only PR firm in my book. I have referred PublicCity PR to others and will continue to do so due to their consistent track record for producing results, professionalism, responsiveness to requests, and the generation of creative solutions and ideas. Those who I have referred to PublicCity PR have thanked me for the referral and have been elated with the results. And yes, I am saying this on my own fruition, was not coached or held at gun point by Jason.

Meet Our Team

PublicCity PR can increase your visibility with media, customers or other key influencers in the community, by providing its clients the personal attention they need and the results they deserve – within what the budget allows.

  • Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    Principal / Founder

    PublicCity PR is focused on building the buzz around town for its clients. The company was founded in 2008 by Jason Brown, a public relations executive with 10+ years of extensive media and community relations experience. He launched PublicCity so companies could have an efficient,…

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  • Hope Brown

    Hope Brown

    Principal / Owner

    Hope Brown, APR brings more than 14 years of PR agency experience in strategic communications planning and execution within a variety of industries, including health care, professional services and non-profit, to her role as principal at PublicCity PR. Prior to joining the firm in 2012,…

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  • Monica Cheick

    Monica Cheick

    Account Director

    Monica Cheick, Account Director for PublicCity, is responsible for directing and managing media and community relations initiatives for the company’s clients as well as building new business. Over the past 18 years, her career has bridged both the non-profit and public sectors. Monica brings extensive…

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