ERIK PEREZ, Principal

erik@helloprgroup.com

With more than 10 years of experience in Public Relations, Marketing and Branding, Erik Perez founded Hello PR Group in 2014 to provide a unique and personal approach to public relations to help clients reach their goals. 

Prior to launching Hello PR Group, Erik was Managing Director at HL Group (in both Los Angeles and New York), where he focused on home, design and lifestyle clients. During his tenure at HL Group he was instrumental in the planning, development and implementation of strategic communication, social media, and marketing initiatives for his clients, which included Crate and Barrel, Kelly Wearstler, Ligne Roset, Bespoke Global, Cisco Home, and Caruso Affiliated among others.

Before joining HL Group in 2007, Erik obtained his master’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University, where he was part of the PR team at Sixty UK in London. Previously, he served as Marketing and Communications Manager for VizCattle Corp., overseeing all communication and promotion initiatives for the company, including branding, media outreach, events and trade show participation.

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MARISA JONES ISSA, Partner

marisa@helloprgroup.com

Marisa is a public relations and marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience developing and executing creative strategies to build brand recognition and promote product, events, and industries through proactive media relations. She joined Hello PR Group in May 2017 as Partner.

Prior to joining Hello PR Group, she was Deputy Head of Camron PR in Los Angeles, where she relocated to in March 2016. During her tenure at Camron LA, Marisa led the Bernhardt Design, LECLAIREUR, MDB Family, and Swarovski accounts from LA, along with overseeing key West Coast projects for Carl Hansen, Holly Hunt, Maison Numen and MUJI.

During her four years at Camron NY, Marisa oversaw the home and lifestyle division, which included accounts: Artemide, babyletto, Bernhardt Design, Dornbracht, Kartell, the MoMA Design Store, Nursery Works, Restoration Hardware, and Tai Ping, among others. Before that, she managed the media relations and marketing for The Conran Shop. Marisa was also the publicist for The Museum of Modern Art’s retail division for five years.