National Public Relations Consultant & Special Events Expert
Andrea Martone has been a public relations and communications executive
for 17 years, working both independently and with top New York
City-based agencies (Howard Rubenstein Assoc., and CooperKatz & Company).
She has also served as the editor-in-chief of a Long Island weekly
newspaper chain (The Port Washington News), a high school teacher
and a regional magazine editor.
Most recently, she worked with a client, iON Television Network
(formerly PAX Television Network), working as one of several producers
on-air hosts for a series of public affair shows "i On" series,
which aired in 62 markets across the country. The show highlights
issues and concerns to the community and covers topics such as environmental
issues, health care, politics, business and more.
Andrea is an expert in consumer and business-to-business branding,
as well as in executing local and national media events. PR and
branding efforts include diverse clients in the B-B and consumer
arena, consumer products and services, the energy industry and
not for profit organizations.
Her knowledge of the media particularly national broadcast and
print media and top business print media is vast. A recent coup
feature coverage (six pages) in Fortune Magazine and another
story in BusinessWeek for a small not-for-profit organization
that mentors minorities to be corporate leaders.
On the consumer media side, she extensively toured U.S. cities
with top Fortune 500 clients as their on site media director, including
clients such as Volvo Cars of North America, Homepoint.com, Triomega™,
Vespa scooters (Piaget), The Center for National & Exploited
Children, The Association of National Advertisers, Virgin Mobile
USA, and others.
She is a high-energy creative individual who believes in living
life to the fullest both in her professional and personal lives.
To her clients, she is considered a valuable team player who believes
a team effort is critical to the quality of life and the success
of business for all organizations and businesses.
As a veteran media specialist, she has successful relationships
with national, international and local media over the course of
career in part because she believes in treating the media as a
client (and not just a source to get quick media hits!). In doing
nurtures trust and respect with the media. Inevitably, it benefits
Ms. Martone holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University
of Vermont and an M.S. in education from New York Institute of
Technology. She lives and works in New York.