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Brandman Agency, The

Brandman Agency, The

261 Fifth Ave., 22nd flr., New York, NY 10016


[email protected]

Luxury + lifestyle hotels; destinations; travel + tourism; interior design; luxury + lifestyle real estate; cruise + aviation; wine + spirits; hotel product + amenities.

Employees: 40. Founded: 2000.

Agency Statement:

(clockwise) Melanie Brandman, Kristen Vigrass, Stephanie Krajewski & Lee Edelstein

(clockwise) Melanie Brandman, Kristen Vigrass, Stephanie Krajewski & Lee Edelstein

The Brandman Agency is a dynamic, results-driven integrated communications and public relations firm specialized in travel, luxury and lifestyle. Founded by Melanie Brandman, The Brandman Agency is consistently ranked one of the top tourism and hospitality agencies in the industry. With offices in New York City (HQ), Los Angeles, London and Sydney, the Agency prides itself on the global lens it brings to some of the industry's most respected organizations.

Melanie Brandman, founder & CEO; Kristen Vigrass, pres. & COO; Stephanie Krajewski, Lee Edelstein, Shelby Bartemes, sr. VPs

8484 Wilshire Blvd., #245, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Shelby Bartemes, sr. VP

Clients Include:

All Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy
Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel, France
Carneros Resort & Spa, Napa, California
Cathay Pacific Airways
CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa, Carefree, Arizona
COMO Hotels & Resorts
Delaware County, New York
Elegant Hotels, Barbados
Experience Scottsdale
Frenchman's Reef, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Gaylord Hotels
Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida
Hilton Chicago, Illinois
Hôtel Barrière Fouquet's New York, New York
Hotel Clio, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Denver, Colorado
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida
Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland
L'Auberge de Sedona, Arizona
La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
Marriott International Caribbean & Latin America
Moxy Chelsea, New York, New York
Moxy East Village, New York, New York
Moxy Lower East Side, New York, New York
Moxy South Beach, Miami, Florida
Moxy Times Square, New York, New York
Moxy Williamsburg, New York, New York
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois
Raffles Singapore
Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Riverside Luxury Cruises
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Rome, Italy
Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
The Crane Resort, Barbados
The Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail, Colorado
The Lodge at Sonoma, California
The National Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City, Mexico
The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos
The St. Regis Bermuda Resort
The St. Regis Jakarta
Viceroy Los Cabos, Mexico
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, Georgia
Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Illinois
Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.

Brandman Agency, The in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Accounts in Transit: Weinbach Gets Miami-Dade Dept. of Transportation & Public Works

Mon., Nov. 13, 2023

...harmonize and innovate all outbound communications," said DPTW chief external affairs officer Juan C. Mendieta. The Brandman Agency  picks up Graubunden Tourism, an area that is one of Switzerland’s most visited destinations. Brandman will...

Accounts in Transit: Bob Gold & Assocs. Tunes in to Willow

Wed., Oct. 25, 2023

...Mackinac’s premier property for leisure and business travelers, multi-generational travel, special events and one-of-a-kind weddings. The Brandman Agency  signs on as PR agency of record for Domes, a collection of 11 luxury properties...

Accounts in Transit: Bob Gold & Assocs. Lands Curacao

Tue., Mar. 21, 2023

...proven themselves to be effective communicators with relevant marketing strategies,” said Curacao CMO Ariela Nerubay. The Brandman Agency takes on PR duties for the Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C., which is owned by InterContinental...

Accounts in Transit: Marketing Maven Picks up TerraScale

Wed., Jan. 18, 2023

...enable WWE to fully capitalize on the significant value of our intellectual property,” McMahon said. The Brandman Agency  is named PR agency of record for The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, a 214-room...

Accounts in Transit: SourceCode Gets Getty Images

Fri., Dec. 16, 2022

...or home-grown, and created in accordance with the highest standards in ethical and sustainable production. The Brandman Agency lands Carlisle Bay Antigua. The agency’s scope of work for the client will include media...

Accounts in Transit: Weill Talks Turkey

Fri., Jan. 14, 2022

...creative mindset makes them a strong partner for us," said Delivery Solutions co-founder Arshaad Mizra. The Brandman Agency  is engaged to provide public relations services in the US market for Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. The...

Accounts in Transit: Brandman Works Launch of Mexico City Ritz-Carlton

Mon., Aug. 16, 2021

... The Brandman Agency  adds The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City to its portfolio of international hospitality and luxury travel clients. As agency...

On the Move: IPG Names Gardner Global Culture Officer

Thu., Jun. 24, 2021

...Bentsen BMF hires Ty Bentsen as head of business development. Bentsen comes to BMF from The Brandman Agency , where she served as managing director, global strategy. She was previously a senior account...

Accounts in Transit: Brandman Agency Opens St. Regis Bermuda Resort

Thu., Apr. 15, 2021

... The Brandman Agency will handle May 22 opening of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, the first Marriott International resort...

Accounts in Transit: Reevemark Signs Up HC2 Holdings

Fri., Apr. 2, 2021

...banking, payments and compliance issues—we found that in BackBay Communications,” said HAWK:AI co-founder Tobias Schweiger. The Brandman Agency  is engaged as agency of record for The St. Regis Bermuda Resort. Brandman will handle...

Accounts in Transit: Rubenstein PR Grabs Ceros Financial

Tue., Dec. 22, 2020

...will work on educational marketing initiatives, strategic partnerships and executive visibility for the organization’s founders. The Brandman Agency  lands Grande Lakes Orlando. It will work with the property to set its 2021 programming and...

Accounts in Transit: Weber Shandwick Catches Kerrygold

Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

...are working in new and innovative areas of research, such as vaccines or medical therapies. The Brandman Agency  checks in Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. Brandman will represent the property in the US in...

News of Firms: Interpublic Recasts CMG as IPG DXTRA

Thu., Oct. 29, 2020

...value and impact to our clients who increasingly tell us they’re looking for integrated solutions.” The Brandman Agency  launches a partner program designed to allow experienced, senior-level practitioners to join the agency’s global...

Accounts in Transit: Strategic Heights Reps Tupac Shakur Foundation

Mon., Jul. 20, 2020

...the book Straight Up: Honest, Unfiltered, As-Real-As-I-Can-Put-It Advice for Life’s Biggest Challenges on Aug. 4. The Brandman Agency  has added Gaylord Hotels to its roster of global hospitality and travel clients. The agency...

Travel PR COVID-19 Recovery Plans

Wed., Jul. 15, 2020

...of this transformative time in the travel industry—together. *** Melanie Brandman is CEO and Founder of The Brandman Agency ....

Events: Former PRSA CEO Procter-Rogers to Keynote Museum of PR's Black PR History Event

Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

...Relations, Development Counsellors International, Hemsworth Communications, MMGY NJF, MMGY Myriad, The Decker/Royal Agency and The Brandman Agency . The event will also include a “futures stage,” at which industry leaders will offer...

Accounts: Babbit Bodner Adds Tailgate Guys, The Hub

Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

...curated programming as college football game day events, concerts, outdoor movies and DJ dance parties. The Brandman Agency has added Cathay Pacific Airways to its roster of luxury travel and lifestyle clients....

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Promotes Mexico's Avocados; Rubenstein Picks Up Interos; Brandman Adds Resort Pass; Hawkins In'tl Lands Novotel Miami Brickell

Thu., May 2, 2019

...brand—specifically in the areas of food, consumer products, finance, defense, intelligence, manufacturing, retail, and technology.  The Brandman Agency  has added Resort Pass, a new hotel booking platform, to its roster of luxury travel and...

Accounts in Transit: LaVoieHealthScience Adds SIRION Biotech; Luquire George Andrews Picks up TaxSlayer; Brandman Wins The PuXuan Hotel & Spa in Beijing

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

...Prepaid Visa Card, which allows for fast and easy processing of a filer’s tax refund.  The Brandman Agency  will be representing The PuXuan Hotel and Spa in Beijing. Located near the Forbidden City, the hotel...

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Sep. 6, 2018 the No. 1 sweet potato producing state in the US for almost five decades. The Brandman Agency  has added The RuMa Hotel and Residences to its worldwide luxury travel and lifestyle portfolio. Set to...

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018

...integrated content to directly reach target audiences on behalf of the ORIJEN and ACANA brands. The Brandman Agency has added Context Travel to its worldwide luxury travel and lifestyle portfolio. “We’ve chosen...

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Jul. 17, 2018 assortment of PR strategies, including influencer/earned media outreach, grassroots advocacy and social media promotion. The Brandman Agency  has added BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, a resort that offers guests a combination of wellness and leisure,...

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Jun. 21, 2018

... The Brandman Agency  has added InterContinental San Diego, the 400-room hotel set to open in September with five on-property dining...

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Jun. 12, 2018

...a compelling way,” says Federico Pilurzu, General Manager of Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas. The Brandman Agency  has picked up JetSuite Inc. to its portfolio of luxury travel and lifestyle clients. JetSuite, Inc., founded...

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

...Essentia brand to the next level,” said Essential senior director of corporate communications Kazumi Mechling. The Brandman Agency  has added Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey to its worldwide luxury travel and lifestyle portfolio. Brandman will...

Accounts in Transit

Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

...with such touches as in-room hammocks and showers lined with wood made from local sugarcane. The Brandman Agency  has added Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to its global luxury travel and lifestyle portfolio. Located in the...

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

... The Brandman Agency adds Ambassador Chicago, a hotel on Chicago’s Gold Coast, to its roster of travel and...

Brandman & LFB Media Group Rep Moxy Times Square

Thu., May 11, 2017

...Lightstone real estate investment company has jointly named The Brandman Agency and LFB Media Group as agencies of record for Moxy Times Square, its first...

PR Accounts on the Move

Fri., May 24, 2013

...Greg Tarmin heads the Minneapolis-based firm's New York outpost, which also serves national client Coppertone. The Brandman Agency , New York/Tourism Council of Bhutan, for PR focused on the North American market. M&C Saatchi,...

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