Sometimes the road you're on leads you back to where you started - so hello from NH!
After almost two decades in New York and a year-long stay in Chile, I returned to the White Mountains of New Hampshire last fall. It feels great to be raising my daughter in the state I grew up in -- but it's the whitest place I've lived in decades.
Connecting people, solving problems, and creating value drive me and form the most successful marketing & PR campaigns' cornerstones.
My start in public relations began by working on the domestic and imported wine team at an agency in NYC. A few short years after, I became the Communications Director for Kobrand Wine & Spirits, a pioneering luxury importer. From 2013 - 2019 I led Wines of Chile as the Executive US Director.
Charting the success of one of the leading export products for an entire country strengthened my expertise throughout wine's value chain via tourism, hospitality, and entrepreneurship marketing and PR campaigns.
I launched Brand Elevation Communications in 2019 to bring expertise, honed over 20-years, to advance entrepreneurs, brands, non-profits, wineries, and regions through campaigns and partnerships that elevate their visibility and increase their audience engagement through earned media.
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We’ve been working with Brand Elevation since April. They have been a pivotal part of our growth. I first engaged Marybeth through an association called Hey Mama, and I’m so grateful we were introduced to one another. She is so detail-oriented, she is always thinking about the bigger picture. We’ve had such amazing press. They’ve been super helpful in creating strategic ideas to grow the company.
They don’t just do pitching or press releases - They are always thinking about the big picture and the future. We go to them for ideas. They are a key piece of our team. They’ve helped us scale and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to grow their business and generate meaningful earned media."
CEO Marissa Goldstein, Rafi Nova
"Working with Marybeth means working with one of the best strategic business partners. Her professionalism, extensive network, and reputation is outstanding.
From organizing top tier press to generating fresh and engaging ideas for media stories to managing the launch of numerous initiatives, there is no challenge she cannot meet. The true embodiment of above and beyond, Marybeth’s expertise and work ethic elevated our industry profile in countless ways."
Andrea Vaneerten, VIK
"I need to thank you sincerely for the work you have done for The Floating Hospital. We are so grateful."
The Floating Hospital
How do you get consumers excited about Chilean wine?
You host a Graffiti Festival at the world's first shipping container hotel.
I worked with Wines of Chile and WineBox Valparaiso to create the GRAFFESTIVAL. We invited world-renowned graffiti artists to paint winery-inspired murals on Cerro Marisposa, a hill-top neighborhood in Valparaiso.
The end result was a new art-inspired walking tour, 6-page feature in Food & Wine Magazine, a coverage in other magazines, including the back inside cover of Wine Enthusiast.
I give 10% of our profits to Womankind Worldwide, a women’s rights and international development organization making an impact through powerful partnerships. 25 years old, Womankind has helped 18 million women and their families.
Their vision is a fair world where being a woman does not limit choices, opportunities, or rights. They work to end violence against women and girls and make sure that women have an equal say in the decisions which affect their lives. They do development differently.
Their small team is based in the UK and works in partnership with women’s rights organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Currently, they work with 28 partners in 13 countries. Supporting women just makes sense.