About Our Company

Do you believe people find each other for a reason?

We do. From the people we work with to the clients who hire us, we truly feel that everything happens for a reason!

We created Retro Media to blend together eclectic interests with wide ranging expertise to provide clients with a one stop shop for public relations, marketing, web design and graphics, social media, video and photography, and event production.

We believe it takes the right talent and the right team of people to reach client goals. And what sets us apart, aside from our results-driven approach, is that we take the time to create long lasting relationships with our clients. We believe that in order to gain deep understanding and genuine insight into the brand, image and story of our clients, it's important to take the time to really do just that.

We use modern technology and new age approach to reach our goals combined with old fashioned communication skills to cultivate and solidify our relationships with clients, press and vendors. During a time when social media and texts are leading the way in which we communicate, we find that in person meetings, phone calls, interviews and face to face team work will always prevail. We love what we do and we do it with passion.

Natalie J. Maniscalco

CEO & Founder


Natalie started her career in public relations as a media specialist at one of the nation's top PR firms, Rubenstein Associates. There, she developed a "nose for news" by tracking breaking news and providing reporters and producers at major national and local news outlets with expert clients and resources.

She also supported a variety of public relations campaigns for a wide range of clients, projects and special events, including the Tribeca Film Festival, TIME 100' Most Influential People in NYC, and Broadway Under the Stars in Bryant Park. She has also executed PR campaigns for a variety of magazines including Blender, Maxim, Radar, Ocean Drive and Future U.S. lifestyle magazines and events including the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, the Winter Olympics in Torino, Puma's NBA All Star Games Party in Houston, as well as celebrity and charity events in LA, NYC and the Hamptons.

Her scope of work covers the fields of food, sports, dance, music, health, fitness, charity and fashion with media placements on The Today Show, The Early Show, Fox News' Fox & Friends, CBS Sunday Morning, Access Hollywood, Extra, The New York Times, Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The New York Post and Latina Magazine to name a few. Prior to starting RETRO Media NYC, a multifaceted public relations and design agency, Natalie free-lanced as a project manager for Oprah's celebrity event planner Collin Cowie, a high-end advertising and marketing firm, and worked for WOR 710 radio station and The Joan Hamburg Show.

Having lived in some of the world's most extraordinary cities, including Barcelona, Rome and New York, where she currently resides, Natalie is an avid traveler with a passion for people, culture, languages, and writing. She holds a degree in Mass Communications/Media Studies and Business Administration from Fordham University.


Founder/ Principal of Blueprint PR|M, Inc.

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Karin Maake is the founder/principal of Blueprint PR|M, Inc, a PR/Marketing agency that specializes in working with start-ups and entrepreneurs that are in need of senior communication and marketing insight with a hands-on, soup to nut approach. Karin launched her PR career in NYC in the book and magazine publishing industries, working with high profile authors, like Caroline Kennedy, Jamie Oliver, and Ty Pennington, and on magazine titles, such as Maxim and Sporting News. Upon her return to Austin, TX, she has developed strategic communications, branding, and marketing plans for companies and individuals in the literary, consumer, lifestyle, disruptive technology, and start-up sectors. A graduate of Trinity University, Karin has served on several boards, including the Austin Ad Fed and Magellan International School. 

alejandro hidalgo

Creative & Graphic Design

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Alex worked at Laureate International Universities, one of Costa Rica's top universities and known as an astounding educational and business entity. There, he accumulated experience in public relations, mass communications, event production, ATL & BTL marketing, crisis management, promotion, branding and audiovisual production.

In 2010, he followed his to dream to live in New York City in order to cultivate his passion and creativity for design and photography.  Alex works on creative and graphic projects from developing client websites, logos, graphics, invitations, promotional and marketing collateral as well as photography.  One of his largest projects is with Samsung.

He holds a degree in Public Relations & Marketing Communications from Ulatina, Laureate International Universities in Costa Rica.



Franklin Liranzo is a professional photographer based in New York City.  He specializes in head shots, dance, fashion, travel and editorial photography.  As a world traveler, Franklin has a competitive edge in multiple arenas, as he fully understands how diverse and dynamic photographic needs can be.  

website: www.franklinliranzo.com 

Instagram: franklin_liranzo

FaceBook: Franklin Liranzo Photography

Rafael Bello

Media Training

Rafael Bello is a two-time Emmy award winning television and radio host/personality in New York City.  Rafael currently serves as the Weather and Entertainment Anchor on Univision 41 Nueva York's early morning segment "Al Despertar."  Bello formerly served as the Traffic and Entertainment Anchor on WNJU Telemundo 47's "Noticiero 47 Primera Edicion" and also hosted feature and entertainment segments including his Emmy Award winning entertainment segment "Pa la Calle con Rafa".  For almost three years, Bello was Weekend Sports Anchor for "Noticiero 47 Fin de Semana", for which he was nominated as Best Sports Anchor in the 57th edition of the New York Emmy Awards.  In addition, Rafael conducts media training workshops in Spanish and English.

Open Positions


We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team 1-2 days per week. The ideal candidate is an organized, enthusiastic self-starter who is eager to gain experience in PR, marketing, and social media strategy.  We’re not looking for the average, cookie-cutter intern, but someone who is motivated to learn, take on new projects and show us their creativity and skills.  We’re looking for an intern who is unique and brings a different perspective to the table.  This is a learning, high-energy environment within the PR industry and we strive to create a happy and healthy team while producing the best results for our clients.


  • Junior/Senior college or grad student enrolled in a college or university (full/part-time) or post-grad individual seeking more work experience
  • Preference to those pursuing a degree in PR, marketing, communications, or related field or a student who is very eager in learning PR
  • Applicant should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ideal candidate brings a wealth of knowledge to the various social media tools available (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and is eager to gain PR and marketing skills & techniques
  • Well spoken, articulate, outgoing and friendly
  • Organized, enthusiastic and diligent
  • Able to meet deadlines & respond to emails within 24-48 hours
  • Internship available for school credit only
  • Excellent writing skills to handle specific writing projects
  • Assist with blogger campaigns & outreach
  • Develop story ideas for press and pitch media
  • Must be able to communicate professionally both verbally and written
  • Available 1-2 days per week
  • You are able to make a commitment of at least 2 months
  • Able to be in office and work from home/school


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