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.
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.
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.
FaceBook: Franklin Liranzo Photography
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.