What are you looking for? To grow your business? To launch a new business or a special event? What sets us apart from other agencies is our strategic approach, our relationships with press, and our belief in open and honest communication with our clients. We value our clients and want to build longstanding relationships with them – we’re proud to have several clients who have been with us for 10 plus years! So whether you are looking for public relations, social media, digital marketing or traditional advertising (or all of these!), we’re your go-to.
We’re straight shooters. You can count on us for candid counsel that will always be in your best interest (even if you don’t always like what we have to say). We leave our egos at the door and while we take our work very seriously, we never take ourselves too seriously.
We have creative souls. We go beyond traditional media pitches and dig to find stories that resonate with reporters. We never send blanket e-mails or mass pitches. We work to ensure wide-ranging coverage for our clients, from national consumer, regional and online to targeted verticals. And we don’t quit until we get results.
We live on RESULTS! Our ability to achieve maximum exposure for clients without caviar budgets is unparalleled. We work seamlessly with our clients as an extension of their in-house team to deliver results that exceed expectations.
Our founder. Prior to starting Lee & London, Managing Director Brendi Rawlin was a founding partner at Limelight Public Relations helping to expand the company to three cities across Southern California in just 6 years. Prior to that Brendi worked at the global PR firm Porter Novelli and served on the agency’s national media relations council. She has 18 years of experience in the industry and has won multiple awards for her work and achievements, including over a dozen Silver Bernays awards, a “30 Under 30” award, a “Top Female Entepreneur” award and many more.
Where does the name Lee & London mean?
Around the time our CEO was launching the business, a new restaurant had opened near her home called Craft & Commerce. Loving the alliteration and the two words separated by the classic ampersand, she set out to find something that would work for the business. Lee is our CEO’s grandfather’s middle name, a name also shared by many others in the family. London is for Jack London, one of her favorite writers. And that’s how Lee & London came to be!
Brendi has 15 years of experience developing and managing strategic communications and media relations campaigns; from managing multimillion-dollar accounts and counseling Fortune 500 corporations, to launching start-ups for clients in a wide range of industries, including special events, action sports, technology and consumer products. A graduate of the prestigious Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Brendi’s background as a writer gives her a distinct perspective on PR and media relations, enabling her to craft story angles and news hooks for clients that get attention and get covered. Brendi has secured coverage for her clients in local and national media outlets such as USA Today, Rolling Stone, Glamour, the New York Times, “Good Morning America,” BusinessWeek and Forbes, to name a few. Brendi has developed a reputation among her clients as a strategic and creative thinker, expert writer and crisis counselor.
Prior to starting Lee & London, Brendi co-founded the lifestyle PR agency Limelight Public Relations and prior to that spent five years in the San Diego office of global PR firm Porter Novelli, working both in public affairs and on the company’s national media relations team. Brendi has a strong background in campaigns for major Calif. ballot initiatives and has worked in partnership with numerous local and state agencies on press conferences, ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings. Her background as a writer gives her the ability to thrive under pressure and meet deadlines, while her experience in government relations has taught her the importance of leaving egos at the door and working as a team player.
Brendi’s experience includes strategic facilitation of branding and market positioning initiatives for emerging brands, as well as media and message training. Brendi has earned over a dozen industry awards for public relations, including several Silver Bernays awards and was a finalist for a national PRSA Silver Anvil. Brendi was named one of San Diego’s “40 Under 40” young entrepreneurs by San Diego Metropolitan magazine. In her spare time, Brendi continues to work as a freelance writer and is a professional oboist who plays regularly with the La Jolla Symphony.
Corinne comes to Lee and London from a PR firm in Hollywood, which focused on talent in film, television and music. Her experience working red carpets for celebrity clients, and her knowledge of the entertainment media, make her a natural addition to the Lee and London team. Prior to working in public relations, Corinne spent five years as a journalist and worked for NBC San Diego as an assignment editor and web producer. She also ran the intern program, making her the perfect person to run Lee and London’s program. Corinne received her degree in sports journalism from Oklahoma State University and was a sports writer for several publications including Northwest Arkansas Newspapers and the Arkansas Gazette.
Leena, a west coast native, studied music at California State University, Northridge, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree. After several years pursuing a songwriting career and working briefly on the business side of music, she ventured into the blogging world in 2012, when she launched her fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. Since moving to Nashville in 2007, Leena’s blog has catapulted her career into the media field. She has written for sites like Life as Mama, opeeqo and Culture Trip, and has created content for several celebrity influencers. With an editorial background and experience in digital media, the field of public relations has recently weaved its way onto Leena’s resume. She looks forward to assisting in the expansion of Lee & London throughout the greater Nashville area. When she’s not plugging away at media placements and writing assignments, Leena spends her days chasing around her two toddlers and trying to deny that her husband is, in fact, her third child.
Chloe graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2015 with a B.S. in Journalism and a minor in Ethnic Studies. In her previous work experience, Chloe has been the Public Relations and Communications Coordinator for Brown Marketing Strategies, a Public Relations and Administrative Assistant for J. Walcher Communications, and a Public Relations Coordinator at Lennar Real Estate. Chloe has served as the Public Relations Manager at San Diego LGBT Pride since the 2017 parade and festival season, and continues to volunteer her time throughout the year.
As a publicist, Chloe develops and implements comprehensive marketing plans that integrate and communicate all print, web, media, and event efforts of agency client brands and special events. Her responsibilities include creating and writing news releases, crafting unique pitches, copywriting, social media posts, and coordination of all aspects of client branding.
In her spare time, Chloe plays masters water polo, practices yoga and is an avid podcast listener.
Jennifer handles new business development and client services for Lee & London, building on her extensive career in sales and corporate recruiting. Prior to joining the agency, Jennifer was a senior recruiter at Starbucks for the company’s Western Regional Division. Jennifer is also a culinary expert, and was part of the founding duo of the popular gastro truck, the Gooch, which specialized in comfort food with a twist. The company was a fan favorite at every Chargers home game and appeared at top events and venues across the County including Green Flash Brewery and the San Diego Festival of Beer. Jennifer brings her extensive knowledge of hospitality and her successful career in sales and recruiting to her position as director of new business development. In addition, Jennifer serves as a mentor to staff, providing direction, training, development and motivation as well as overseeing team productivity.
Four or five moments – that’s all it takes to become a hero. Everyone thinks it’s a full-time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth a hero. Go to work a hero. Not true. Over a lifetime there are only four or five moments that really matter. Moments when you’re offered a choice to make a sacrifice, conquer a flaw, save a friend – spare an enemy. In these moments everything else falls away…
Stephanie was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Communication. This educational background has provided Stephanie with skills to create quality writing for target audiences and develop relationships with the media through effective communication. It has also allowed her to understand marketing, SEO and social media and how they intertwine in the public relations field.
In her spare time, Stephanie likes to go to the gym, hang out with her family, and listen to music, anything from country to reggaeton. Stephanie also has a passion for photography, videography, and graphic design. She dreams of staying in San Diego and opening her own cafe.
Asst. Account Coordinator
Avery was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a public relations major at San Diego State University. Avery currently manages her sorority’s social media accounts and has experience working on PR campaigns and planning special events. She loves public relations because it allows her to meet many different people including clients, colleagues, brands and influencers, and other PR professionals. She is excited to continue to learn and refine her skills in public relations, social media and digital marketing. When Avery is not in school or working, she can probably be found eating ice cream in her living room with her roommates, hanging out in a coffee shop or laying on the beach.
Asst. Account Coordinator
Taelor is a an Assistant Account Executive hailing from the Pacific Northwest. She studied strategic communications at Seattle University where she earned a B.A. in Communications in 2016. Taelor played an active role at her school as a member of the women’s basketball team. After graduation, Taelor gained work experience through roles as an Event Planning Assistant with Ceres Roasting Company in Seattle, Washington and an Assistant Outreach Strategist at her local church in San Diego.
At the end of this year, Taelor will graduate from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. She believes that this will supplement her educational background and experience within the field of public relations. She dreams of one day leading a successful career as a publicist in entertainment.
When not helping to create positive brand image for dope businesses, Taelor gets her kicks by visiting her hometown of Portland, Oregon, catching matinees, reading fantasy novels, and watching her brother’s basketball games live or on TV!
Ollie is a transplant from San Francisco who is loving the laid back vibes here in sunny San Diego. As a junior puplicist, he’s responsible for providing cuddles, posing for instagram photos and sipping puppacinos during client meetings.
Follow him on insta: @everythingollie
Lee & London team members have culminated extensive portfolios over the course of their careers—from Capitol Hill to Hollywood— working across multiple industries for a diverse array of clientele. Just a few include:
Festivals & Events
TOMO Golf Shoes
World Skateboarding Grand Prix
World Skateboarding Federation
Maloof Money Cup
Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer Jr.
TOMO Golf Shoes
Earthwise Pet Supply San Diego
Jackson Design & Remodeling
Design Institute of San Diego
Intimacy Boutique (San Diego, Orange County, L.A.)
Travis Parker Salon
Frankie Rose Cosmetics