Pitch Publicity: A personal publicist, a reliable source for media
If you need to get your story to the press, Pitch Publicity will make it happen. The focus is not on us; it’s on you and your success. We understand what makes a story newsworthy and we respect journalists’ deadlines and needs. Our time is spent pitching the media newsworthy stories on the phone, not over-strategizing on conference calls with clients. We get more work done in a day than most others get done in a week. Pitch Publicity knows how to create movement in traditional media so you can share your success on social media. Organized, reliable, creative, edgy and unsurpassed. Need more drama? Just talk to our publicists.
Pitch Publicity president and owner, Amy Summers is a high-performance achiever with a proven track record of success. Summers launched Pitch Publicity in 2003, in the face of a rapidly changing climate for communication and media relations. With a focus on journalistic needs for newsworthy stories and extreme deadlines, Summers’ approach has always been focused on crafting a newsworthy pitch that complements her clients’ goals and satisfies the media’s need for a compelling story. She believes that although having the right media contacts are invaluable, not having the right pitch at the right time is a huge disadvantage to any publicity campaign, no matter the strength of the relationship with the journalist. Credited with strategizing publicity campaigns and securing live interviews for media with her clients at the deepest and only underwater scientific laboratory on the planet (63 feet beneath the sea) to the highest point of the planet during a Mount Everest climb (21,000 feet above sea level), Summers’ publicity campaigns have resulted in billions of media impressions for influential medical doctors, scientists, authors, entrepreneurs, politicians, environmentalists, humanitarians, military veterans, corporations and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Her pitching skills are not limited to media, as Summers has strategized and executed major fundraising campaigns that have generated millions of dollars in revenue for international and national nonprofits, all by carefully crafting a strategic pitch with the right
creative elements to move an audience to action. Summers has intentionally grown her business to an ideal pinnacle where she can spend her time personally counseling clients, developing creative story angles for media, and mentoring each member of her publicity team directly to become best in-class public relations professionals. Always searching for the voices that are never heard, but need to be heard, Summers donates a large percentage of her company’s time and resources to pro bono causes and campaigns. She is known by many professionals to be a power connector across multiple industries, making things happen quickly for other professionals and always seeking out the next uncomfortably exciting project to push and improve her own professional leadership skills and goals. Summers earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations, with a minor in Health Science Education from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, a school that is consistently ranked in the top three of best Public Relations degrees in the nation. She lives and works in the heart of New York City where she also serves on the board of the Gotham Gators, the official University of Florida alumni club for New York City and the greater New York area. Summers is a vocal advocate for strengthening the power of the Gator Nation and believes in surrounding yourself with other successful professionals who can be game changers in your life and career.
“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)