Public Relations

Working closely with our clients, we develop and implement customized strategic PR campaigns to meet their goals and bring maximum exposure and impact. With over 15 years of experience, we have built strong relationships with the press and a reputation as a trusted, reliable source for the media on what’s new and trending in the food and beverage industry.

A PR campaign includes:

  • Media Strategy
  • Branding
  • Crafting the Story and Message for the Media through Expertly Written Press Materials
  • Pitching the Press
  • Placement of Stories in a Wide Variety of Media: Print, Online and Broadcast
  • Media Training (including photos of major critics and food/beverage press)
  • Photography – with many outlets relying on PR to provide visuals for stories, we supply images when publications need them
  • Consultation on Web Presence and Social Media

The Process— We analyze your concept and work with you to ensure a clear message extends from initial press outreach until the moment a customer steps into your business. Then we present your unique story through targeted outreach to the media that is designed to garner the maximum impact for your business.

Results You Can Expect— Our proven track record yields tangible results in increased business and media recognition. For new openings, we ensure extensive press coverage to drive customer traffic from the day you open. For existing operations, we work to broaden your recognition across all media to boost diner awareness and bring in additional customers. Our clients have been placed everywhere from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine, to leading food blogs Eater and Grub Street, to Zagat and Michelin guides to PBS, national and local TV, among many others. Click Our Work to view press placements for our clients.

What It’s Like to Work with Us— Clients benefit from our 15 years of experience in restaurant PR and our extensive media contacts. We are a hands-on partner working side by side with you to promote your business. That means you’ll hear from us often and we will give you feedback on the best ways to position your business to achieve maximum press coverage.

Social Media

Our services include everything from evaluation of existing feeds to social media strategy and best practices to management of your feeds:

  • Strategy and timelines for Social Media Content
  • Frequent Posts on Instagram and Facebook
  • Photography for Social Media
  • Video Content
  • Engagement with Followers
  • Social Media Influencer events

Marketing

We offer brand development, marketing, advertising, website design and more:

  • Branding and Positioning
  • Designing, Writing and Editing Marketing Materials and Advertising Copy
  • Consultation on Website Content and Design
  • Development of Promotions and Strategic Partnerships that help our clients build their business by exposing them to new groups of potential customers and keeping them fresh in the minds of their core clientele.

Case Studies

 

Faro

Chef Kevin Adey and his wife Debbie worked for top chefs and restaurateurs including Eric Ripert and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. For five years, Kevin was the chef at Northeast Kingdom, a groundbreaking restaurant in Bushwick, where he became known for his seasonal cooking and utilization of whole animals. The couple also live in the neighborhood and had become well known in the community. As the dining scene in Bushwick took off, Kevin met a potential investor and together set off on identifying a space for their new restaurant. A former art supply warehouse fit the bill – a blank canvas with high ceilings, perfect for the open kitchen Kevin wanted. It was very important to Kevin and Debbie to create a restaurant that was comfortable and open, rather than the cramped, dark spots found elsewhere in Bushwick. Read the full case study here.

Brooklyn Cider House & Twin Star Orchards (Brand Devlopment & Press 2016 – 17)

Peter Yi launched the Brooklyn Cider House label in 2015 and is in the process of building a cidery, restaurant and bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn to open in early 2017.  The ciders are available at retail throughout New York City and several towns in Upstate New York.  Yi also owns Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz, New York, which offers cider tastings, apple picking, sales of local spirits and wine, wood-fired pizza and more. MST Creative PR was brought in to build buzz for the opening of the Bushwick facility through Fall Preview placements in major publications, general brand awareness for the ciders as distribution expands throughout the region, and to increase visibility among Upstate and NYC media for visits to the orchard. With the Bushwick facility facing construction delays, we secured strong preview coverage and then pivoted to stories on the ciders themselves, gift guides for Christmas, NYC Cider Week and more. We also focused more resources on the Upstate media markets. Read the full case study for the pre-Brooklyn launch here.
UPDATE: the Bushwick cidery/restaurant/bar opened to the public in late 2017 with press coverage in The New York Times, Time Out, GrubStreet, Zagat, UrbanDaddy and much more.