MEET OUR COMPANY & TEAM
MEET OUR COMPANY & TEAM
SPIN PR GROUP is a boutique public relations, special events and marketing firm with large firm experience. Specializing in hospitality, food and beverage, music, entertainment, events, nightclubs, fitness, philanthropy and red carpet events.
SPIN is a creative group of individuals who share a strong bond to one common philosophy and vision, coming together to create dynamic and powerful campaigns.
Kim Koury is President of Spin Public Relations, specializing in special event publicity, marketing, advertising, promotions, and branding. Over the past ten years, Kim’s vision has given the company its extensive experience in the food and beverage, entertainment, hospitality, and music industries.
Getting her start in Las Vegas, Kim learned the ins and outs of the business while building strong relationships with local and national media. Among her high-profile clients were the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Green Valley Ranch, Blue Man Group, Chippendales The Show, Blue Note Jazz Club, Stations Casinos and Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Clint Holmes. Representing the top venues and entertainers on the most famous Strip in the world helped prepare Kim for the next step in her career.
In 2002, Kim took her talents from Sin City to The City of Angels and spent the next four years as the in-house publicist for legendary music venue Key Club on Sunset Strip. She learned various aspects of the music industry working one-on-one with artists, labels, promoters, and by managing street teams, all the while adding media contacts in every musical genre to her list of contacts. Over the years, Kim has worked on record releases and tour publicity, and has had the privilege of working with a variety of nationally acclaimed groups and musicians including James Brown, The Killers, The Bravery, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls, Vince Neil, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Jimmy Cliff and jazz greats Larry Carlton, The Yellow Jackets, and Al Jarreau.
Red carpets are nothing new to Koury, who orchestrated enormously successful grand openings and star-studded events for The Museum of Selfies, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, CA, Pedal on the Pier, Wokcano Asian Restaurant & Lounge in Santa Monica, American Heart Association’s “Heart Awards” to name a few. She has also worked on connecting talent and brands with celebrity gifting suites for The GRAMMYs, People’s Choice, VH-1’s Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Sundance Film Festival, and the SAG Awards.
Her hospitality accounts have included Lake Las Vegas Resort, Park Hyatt Los Angeles, Viceroy Hotel and Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach and a number of restaurants such as Del Frisco’s Grille, Michael’s, The Wilshire, TUMBI Craft Indian Kitchen and high-profile chefs including Nyesha Arrington and CJ Jacobson from Bravo’s Top Chef, and MasterChef runner-up Derrick Fox.
Kim’s biggest passion is concepting and producing unique consumer events that increase revenue for local businesses, build community and raise money for charity. One of Kim’s proudest accomplishments was producing the annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl in 2009. Collaborating with the brands such as Anheuser Busch, Maker’s Mark, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Monica Daily Press, Yelp.com, and Big Blue Bus, she was able to rally the participation of 40 Santa Monica bars and restaurants, bringing thousands of people to the city and filling the shelves of the Westside Food Bank. In 2011, Kim was nominated for Examiner.com’s America Inspired Award for her work raising money through the pub crawl to feed the hungry through the Westside Food Bank and has raised nearly $100,000 in six years time. Learn more here.
Kim has served on the Board of Directors of the Sunset Strip Business Association, the Board of Directors of the Entertainment Professional Publicists Society, The National Concierge Association, and is a member of The GRAMMY Foundation’s NARAS. Her clients can attest to the hard work, passion, and dedication that she shows to achieve their goals and objectives.
Rosalind Napoli is a seasoned communications professional with over 10 years experience in public relations, marketing and events for restaurants, hotels and consumer. Rosalind served as the Regional Director of Public Relations for Loews Hotels, where she was responsible for overseeing all of the company’s Marketing Communications, civic and community projects, and events. Throughout her career, she has created media relation’s campaigns for consumer brands ranging from Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Tasting Panel Magazine, and celebrated chefs throughout the west.
Rebecca Turk joins Spin PR Group as Director of Brand Marketing.
Rebecca has over 25 years of experience in leading marketing teams, global brand development, media & celebrity relations, strategic planning and advising entrepreneurs and executives. She has worked with numerous entrepreneurs, executives and entertainers in support of their businesses and non-profit foundations. Her specialities include brand assessments, strategic visioning, executive consulting services, brand building, celebrity relations and publicity.
Rebecca has served in the following roles; Director of Global Marketing and Public Relations for Scuf Gaming, global leader and innovator of esports gaming peripherals; Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships for Usher’s New Look Foundation, founded by international entertainer and philanthropist, Usher Raymond; Senior International Marketing Manager and Public Relations Manager for international shapeware brand, Spanx, and in support of The Sara Blakely Foundation; Publicist for platinum-selling rock band, Collective Soul; and strategic marketing and communications services for Athletes Helping Youth, Sunshine State Goods, Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music, HBO documentary Sand and Sorrow, narrated by George Clooney, The Way We Get By documentary premiere for HandsOn Network, In Effect Films, Emeka Okafor’s One Million African Lives Initiative, LA STARS, Moet Hennessey, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and numerous others.
Rebecca is an honors graduate in the field of Communications from Brenau University where she was a member of the prestigious HGH Senior Honor Society.
With close to two decades of PR and marketing experience, seasoned publicist Carl Larsen has crafted effective PR campaigns for some of the Los Angeles’ most prestigious hospitality brands and thriving brick and mortar businesses, as well as premium beverage companies, award-winning restaurants, entertainment studios and television networks, established architecture and design, festivals, and magazine cover-worthy interior designers. Having worked for successful bi-coastal agencies most of his career, Larsen is currently a PR consultant for various hospitality and restaurant groups in Los Angeles while offering clients “big agency” expertise combined with the accessibility and hands-on approach of working with a PR specialist with senior marketing experience.
Carl has demonstrated experience and versatility in the areas of corporate branding and creative business strategies for a variety of industries over the years. He excels in the critical area of media relations and has managed a full spectrum of top-tier clients, including The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, TLC Network, Paramount Home Entertainment, Kraiko Diamonds, Jamba Juice, Levi Strauss & Co., Shutters on the Beach, Hotel Casa Del Mar, restaurants at the W Hotel Westwood, Hennessy, Leblon Cachaça, and Segway, among others. Larsen also co-led the award-winning PR campaign for the 25th anniversary of the Outfest Film Festival, which received the 2008 PRism Award, was Gold Sabre Award finalist, and a PR NEWS Non-Profit PR Awards Honorable Mention.
Prairie Rose is an LA- based blogger, events producer, brand marketer, and social media strategist. Prairie employs her background in magazine marketing and corporate events to successfully conceptualize and produce high level brand events, and manage social media platforms specially aligned to brand image and voice. Social Media and events clients include: Patron, Twitter, Zola.com, Maker’s Mark, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Barefoot Bubbly, SweetGreen, The Row DTLA.
Kaytee Long is a seasoned music publicist and specializes in media relations, talent coordination, red carpet events, marketing, public speaking, media interviews and reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Thanks to Kim Koury, Kaytee got her start in publicity at Spin Public Relations back in 2009 and has worked with the Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Radio Disney Awards, Emmy Awards, Paramount Pictures and FX Networks, among others. Notable names include 5th Harmony, LL Cool J, Anna Kendrick, Pentatonix, Jessie Reyez, Jamie Lynn Spears, Ringo Starr, Hailee, Steinfeld and Ryan Tedder.
Beyond music, Kaytee’s passion expands to health and wellness where she has represented brands as acting spokesperson and is trained in media interviews for television, radio and print in both English and Spanish.
Tanya Turak is an account manager and Spin’s newest member! Over the past three years Tanya has developed her skills in digital sales and marketing, campaign strategy and event production. Tanya began her career in San Francisco, CA where she fist planted her feet in campaign marketing. Tanya then moved to Los Angeles two years ago and has been working deeply in the digital marketing space acting as an account director and strategic partnership consultant with clients ranging from Dick Clark Productions, The Montreal Canadiens, the Los Angeles Fit Expo, The Grammy Foundation, Moxy Hotel NYC, among others. Tanya has a passion for people and believes that a firm understanding of a client’s personality passion and vision is the key to a successful campaign. She has also lived in 5 countries and eight cities and holds her Masters degree in Economic History from the University of Edinburgh. Beyond this, Tanya is a bizarrely talented whistler, loves classic film and stand-up, and enjoys a good burger.