Our team delivers meaningful and measurable results.
Nicole Straus excels in collaborating with leaders in art, design, architecture, and culture. She develops specialized campaigns to create high visibility in the media and offers support in strategy, marketing, special events, social media, branding, and advertising. Her long term relationships with clients, media contacts, and influencers lead to successful results that ultimately inform and educate the art/design worlds and the general public. Before starting her own company, she worked with prominent art and culture clients including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao at Ruder Finn Arts & Communications Counselors (now Polskin Arts) in New York City. As a vice president at GCI Group, a division of Grey Advertising, she co-managed the award-winning Mexico, A Work of Art, a major arts program with the government of Mexico in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She regularly lectures in New York City on public relations issues.
Margery Newman is well known for her commitment to securing top media coverage, a strong thoughtful relationship with the press, and her strategic work in fine art, photography, design, books, architecture, and culture. Her established and continuously developing relationships with editors, writers, and producers, facilitate maximum visibility for clients. She has directed public relations campaigns for clients including The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, China Institute Gallery, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. An independent publicist for many years, she has collaborated on numerous arts, culture, and lifestyle accounts. Margery also has a background working in editorial, advertising, and production for a number of publications including Harper’s Bazaar and Paper magazine. She has worked with Nicole Straus Public Relations since 2000.
Cecilia Bonn, a former Director of Communications at the National Academy of Design, and Associate Director for Communications at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has over 20 years of arts public relations experience. She has organized media relations campaigns for a variety of contemporary art galleries and auction houses as well as national and international cultural institutions, including: the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Bonhams US (design and decorative arts, fine arts, and manuscripts auctions); the Canada Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale; the CUE Art Foundation; Fundacion Mapfre; the Dallas Museum of Art; Parsons, The New School for Design; and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).
Eden Chinn is a graduate student at NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. After graduating from Reed College with a BA in Art History, she interned with the Jewish Museum in their Digital Marketing Department under JiaJia Fei, where she wrote copy and selected digital assets for their social media platforms and sent weekly social media analytics reports to the museum's Marketing & Communications department. She simultaneously worked with Mickalene Thomas’s studio, promoting exhibitions, events, and special projects via social media and email marketing. During this time, Thomas’s Instagram account gained an average of over 300 new followers each week. Most recently, she has been developing sites for galleries and non-profits. She has a passion for art and the power of digital communications to bring meaningful images to new audiences.
Jacqueline Burton is highly skilled at developing continuous strategic coverage, honed from 23 years at the helm of her own agency, a nationally-known boutique firm specializing in home, design and luxury lifestyle. She has developed and overseen long-range, strategic programs for Sony, Bosch, 3M, Marimekko, Ralph Lauren Home Collection, Armstrong, Pierre Deux, Pierre Frey, GiveBack.org, and Le Salon XXe Siecle, among others.