Media Specialist, public relations veteran and published writer Sylvia O’Hagan finds creativity to be her strongest asset. Whether it be writing that winning pitch, discovering and utilizing new angles and tactics to intrigue journalists or tapping into a current trend, Sylvia knows how to grab the attention of the media, and establish great relationships with them that results in great ink for her clients. In her twenty five years doing public relations, Sylvia has secured hits in outlets including Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The New York Times, Vogue, Parade, Prevention and many other top magazines, newspapers, broadcast venues and websites.
Sylvia O’Hagan’s career in public relations began in-house as the public relations manager for Clarins, a global cosmetics company, as it first launched in the United States. After leaving Clarins in 1996, Sylvia became the Director of Community / Public Relations of the Alzheimer’s Association Westchester / Putnam Chapter at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York. At the same time, she remained immersed in consumer goods public relations through freelance assignments with public relations agencies including Cairns & Associates, Behrman and Tractenberg and Marina Maher where she did media work and writing for accounts including Elizabeth Arden, Pond’s, Helene Curtis, Cutex and Vaseline Intensive Care.
Sylvia then worked at the boutique health and beauty PR firm Chris Molinari Communications, where as Senior Media Director she directed media efforts for a variety of clients, including Aveda, Maidenform, Clearasil, Portico, La Perla, Fendi and the launch of N.V. Perricone Cosmeceuticals. In 2005, Sylvia became an independent public relations consultant and writer. She specializes in consumer products and worked for major brands including Olympic Paint, Newell Rubbermaid, Philips Lighting, Wendy’s and Georgia-Pacific.
Sylvia holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, New York.