Passion. Experience. Results.
Buzz Public Relations doesn’t blow smoke and there are no mirrors. We can put on a heck of a show for you—with bells and whistles and a disco ball if that’s what your business objectives require. But we won’t be trotting out the dogs and ponies in an attempt to impress you with flashy objects or pad our fees. We don’t have time for that.
What we do have time for is to help you tell your story through customized programs that align with your goals to get you where you need to be. We’re strategic in our communications process. Have a solid understanding of today’s digital landscape. And know how to leverage market-validation techniques that demonstrate quantifiable results. This is the only way we know how to do it right.
Why Buzz Public Relations?
Our mission is to help clients break through the clutter by keeping it simple in a world of complexity. Simply educate and inform, genuinely communicate, and authentically engage with target audiences so you attract the right customers.
Our unique ability to define and tell your story with value that gets attention, coupled with our candid approach to push back and change strategies to ensure your communications campaign is as successful as possible are why clients stick around.
What You Can Expect
Meet The Team
Dana has been instrumental in promoting individuals, celebrities and positioning technology companies across industries as leaders in their respective markets for over 20 years. Having started her career as an editor, followed by working in entertainment publicity in Los Angeles, then settling comfortably into technology PR, Dana launched Buzz Public Relations, LLC in 2006 after working years in the PR-agency derby. She quickly realized clients would be better served if she could build relationships with a select few.
She has successfully produced and publicized events such as The Austin Advertising Federation’s Big Wig Awards, The Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) Banner Brunch Awards, various fundraisers such as BlingFest: Playing It Forward and Art From The Streets Annual Show and Sale, alongside a number of feature-film documentary screenings for Art From the Streets locally and for Traffic Control: The People’s War On Internet Porn across the U.S.
Dana is a current Founder Institute Mentor and Board member of SMBAustin; former VP of Freelance Programming for WCA and Freelance Austin; a founding member of the Association For Women In Technology Austin; former Membership Chair for The Austin Advertising Federation; former Logistics Co-Chair for WCA’s Banner Brunch; and is an active member of the following professional organizations: WCA, Freelance Austin, PR Over Coffee, Content Marketing Meetup, Media Tech Ventures Meetup, and Austin Social Media Club.
Dana is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism degree with a concentration in Public Relations. She is an active volunteer in her local community, frequently speaks and mentors at her alma mater, and participates as a speaker for local professional organizations and conferences.
Deanna is a self-taught designer and owner of a thriving Austin-based creative agency, Ryderking Creative. With 13 solid years of creative experience based in having the heart of an artist, Deanna takes an unbridled approach to manifesting ideas into tangible beauty. Having partnered with BuzzPR on several clients, Ryderking Creative is a full-service digital agency offering a full spectrum of design and web services and email marketing services, working collectively with local and global brands. Her clients include designers, business corporations, retail, start-ups, and medical services. Deanna believes design is best when its simple, honest, and human.
LuAnn is the founder of WordCove which provides business ghostwriting and editing services for some of the top business owners in Austin, San Antonio and throughout the country. With extensive experience in tech, healthcare, finance and other B2B and professional service niches, she’s BuzzPR’s go-to content partner. LuAnn ghostwrites hundreds of blog posts, white papers, case studies, op-eds, magazine articles, industry guides, sales letters, video scripts and, yes, even books for clients each year. She started her career in PR and integrated communications for nonprofits and agencies with healthcare, finance and IT clients, which makes her uniquely adept at crafting the strategy behind the words.
Over the years, LuAnn has served as a guest speaker and panelist for several organizations and events including SXSW Interactive, BlogathonATX, Austin Content Marketing Tweetup, GetSmart, IABC Brazos Valley, Social Media Breakfast, and Texas State University’s PRSSA and Mass Communications Week, and has been a guest speaker/lecturer at Concordia University and St. Edward’s University. LuAnn is a volunteer mentor for Women Communicators of Austin and a co-host of the organization’s Careers Over Coffee networking group.
PJ Christie is an award-winning internet marketing specialist and founder of Austin-based search marketing and strategy agency Search and Convert. As a partner of BuzzPR, he brings more than 15 years of in organic search, search engine marketing, and landing page optimization experience with a specialty in growing businesses large and small. Christie’s professional goal is to bring competitive intensity to business marketing and maintaining transparency with his clients, while demonstrating an unwavering ability to identify and attract leads, convert customers and increase sales.
Christie is a certified Google Analytics, Google Adwords Fundamentals, and Advance Adwords Partner, and has earned certification for HubSpot Inbound Marketing. He is a highly-regarded public speaker on topics ranging from growth strategies, bootstrapping startups and scaling lead generation campaigns, and serves as a SEO Mentor at Social Media Week, Internet Marketing Party at Capital Factory, Facebook Ads at Creatives Meet Business, and Ethics in Marketing at Texas Freelance Conference 2018.
Christie has a proven track record of anticipating trends and advancements in technology, connecting to audiences, integrating corporate branding across marketing channels without interference from corporate influence, and developing sales-driven collateral. He has led four startup businesses in passing the $1 million revenue threshold, is a ProductCamp 9 Austin for the innovative Lean Dialog, and has been Lean Startup competition judge for two consecutive years.