Garnier Public Relations

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

GPR boasts publicity and marketing expertise in all aspects of film creation and distribution to provide its clientele with full-service film press and marketing packages. 


We handle film production publicity on set, film festival publicity and marketing in Chicago and nationwide.  We have years of experience with national theatrical distribution and promoting new releases on VOD,  Streaming, Blu-ray and DVD. 


Having served as an associate producer in film production, Danielle Garnier of GPR has added insight into film producers needs.


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MEDIA RELATIONS

GPR does it all: Targeted News Distribution, B-roll, Video News Releases, Audio News Releases, Trade Show Support,  Media Tours, New Product Announcements,  Celebrity Visits in Chicago, Film Production Publicity, Theatrical Publicity, and more.

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EVENTS

GPR will set up national film critic screenings, reviews, radio promotions, regional marketing, public relations, targeted social media campaigns before your film’s launch and keep the support going as long as it takes after it reaches the marketplace. 


GPR is on the scene whenever the need arises. We boast an annual presence at C2E2, organize  and manage your Chicago film production presence, promote you at film festivals and movie premieres,  set up special screenings,  book photographers, and arrange for pro EPK creators for your behind-the-scenes interviews during film shoots. 

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MARKETING AND PUBLICITY PACKAGES

Having publicized an aggregate of more than 300 commercially released movies, TV series, and animated films from all over the world, GPR tailors a PR plan for each client and  helps in packaging your property for the life of your film.


We announce your film or news to national entertainment and consumer media— newspapers, magazines, newsweeklies, radio, TV, online media with social media and influencer outreach. 


GPR offers reduced rates for two or more titles per month.   

 

As you can see, we specialize in Entertainment Marketing and Public Relations.

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WRITING

Press Releases, Pitch Letters, Press Kits, Backgrounders, Fact Sheets, Media Alerts and Script to Synopsis.


MARKETING AND ADVERTISING SERVICES INCLUDE:

Social Media Marketing and Advertising, and Influencer Marketing


Chicago Bands

ESTABLISHED MUSICIANS

Danielle Garnier added music publicity and marketing to her services in 2020. Returning to her roots when she studied Music Business Management at Columbia College, she began her music career at I.R.S. Records/MCA Records in retail marketing and radio promotions for the Midwest. She promoted new record releases and artist tours (The Alarm, Concrete Blonde).


This experience expanded to a stint at Chicago’s largest rehearsal studio, where she booked and scheduled bands and assisted musicians. She then went solo, promoting a complement of area bands with bookings, publicity, and marketing events, including record and new album release parties.


At Soundworks Recording Studio, Garnier was busy promoting the company and its recording artists before segueing as artist and tour manager for singer-songwriter/band La Tour for Smash/Island Records.


She promoted THE KINGS, pAt McDonald (Timbuk 3) and Melanie Jane,  Sam & Ruby, and Chicago's Acres to Miles, Terminal White and The Phantom Helmsmen. 

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 Our primary objective is to exceed all the needs of entertainment clients across all media. Just as each valued client is unique in his or her area of artistic endeavor, so should be the publicity and marketing requirements. GPR offers a seasoned, hands-on approach, invaluable contacts reachable within moments, and dynamic creative strategies that extend to clients the whole PR experience and unrivaled results.  


We work in Chicago and the North Shore. 

About GPR

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WHO WE ARE

Garnier Public Relations is a boutique public relations agency in Chicago specializing in international and independent films by supporting other entertainment publicists, agencies, studios, production companies, film distributors, filmmakers and musicians. 


We provide publicity packages for all stages of a film’s creation, from concept to release. 


GPR represents films the world over—from the U.S., Canada, Japan, France, England, South Korea, China, Italy, Ukraine, Poland and Germany—and covers genres that include documentaries, animation, anime, drama, horror, cult, SF, comedy, music concerts, educational, and special interest. 


We also cover television series, made-for-television movies, television specials and live stage presentations. 


Additionally, we provide musicians with publicity and marketing campaigns for concerts and  tours.


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Why Retainers Are Important for Your Growth

A steady, predictable relationship makes sense when you know your long-term goals and needs. 


Rather than putting out a fire, having water flow in the same direction is a better approach to your business and will save you money and frustration when an agency understands your needs. It leads to better publicity and growth.


 A retainer reserves a set amount of the agency’s time for a set rate. 

It’s easier to integrate a single agency’s projects into your larger marketing strategy. Booking time in advance also saves money, compared to budgeting projects one at a time.


Being on retainer with GPR will allow you to get priority treatment and a lower per-project cost by essentially pre-paying for work. Let's do it. 

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CLIENTS: PAST & PRESENT

HBO, MeTV, DECADES, Heroes & Icons, Movies!, Cinedigm, Sony Pictures Animation, Spotlight Cinema Networks, CineLife Entertainment, Funimation, Herohelix, Flatiron Films, New Video, MPI Home Video, Dark Sky Films, Severin Films, The Boathouse, Danger Pigeon Studios,  Cartoon Lagoon Studios, Neymarc Visuals, The Chicago International Film Festival, Asian Pop-Up Cinema, Peace on Earth Film Festival, Lezhin Comics, The Kings,  Endless Noise, Manga Entertainment, and Palm Pictures

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Earned, Not Purchased

Earned media (public relations) is known to be more credible than paid media (advertising) because the media coverage was created by a trusted third party endorsement - it wasn't paid for, and therefore believable. 


Advertising has its own way of getting a message across but you pay for it and the public knows this. 


It's not as easy to get earned media because news reporters and producers are busy and inundated with hundreds of people wanting their attention. However, it is more valuable when it happens and someone needs to keeps in touch with them for you. 

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Danielle pitched and placed stories and reviews in: Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Screen International, IndieWire, Box Office Pro, Post, The Wrap, TV Insider, Yahoo! Entertainment, Access Hollywood, E! Entertainment, NPR, New York Magazine, Ad Week, AdAge, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, RedEye, Chicago Reader, Time Out NY, People, TIME, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Closer Weekly,, BILLBOARD, Paste, Rolling Stone, Animation Magazine, Windy City Live, NBC, ABC, WGN TV & Radio, WBEZ, WBBM AM, and more!  


Visit our Facebook page for examples of our review coverage and the photo of films and people we help...just like you. 

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OUR PARTNERSHIPS

When life happens—and it will happen—we have to be ready. GPR is an accommodating and intimate agency that prefers to stay that way. We choose to give our time and expertise to a select group and believe that real partnerships can be developed only by us knowing you well and vice versa. One of our goals is to establish and foster long-term relationships so that you’ll want to return to GPR and count on us again and again for each new project in which you’re involved. We’re in it for the long haul! 


GPR has strong bonds with major film and music publicists. We enjoy close relationships in every major U.S. city and region with professionals who either work with or are associated with prominent studios, film distributors, sales agents and more.  


We are in Chicago but don't be fooled; public relations can be done from anywhere in the world. 

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WHO CAN AFFORD NOT TO BE AFFORDABLE?

Before your public relations and marketing campaign commencing, we work together to create the best PR strategies your budget affords. Unless you’re with another agency whose payment protocol is already in place, once all parties sign off on your campaign GRP separates it into an initial, an interim and a final phase that requires payment only after each segment of your campaign is rolled out. We feel this plan is optimal for individual clients and projects with leaner budgets.
Besides, for all those little expenses that can otherwise add up, including press release distribution, printing, travel, postage, messenger fees, wire transfers, etc., we never charge extra. We factor these items into your campaign only at a cost.


When you’re satisfied, and we’re compensated for tangible results, everyone wins, even if you are not in Chicago. 

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WHY CHOOSING US MATTERS

You’re unique. What you do is special. How you think is singular. Your approach to life, art and business is just a little different…and a lot better. So is ours. We believe it’s the difference that makes the difference. We’re GPR.


Custom designed campaigns for film distributors, producers on set, cinema release and connecting with top entertainment media are our top line services. But it’s our comprehensive, hands-on PR and marketing strategies, developed and implemented in partnership with you, which set us apart from the big guys. GPR makes a point to get to know its clients—how else can we provide you with the best if we don’t know your history, your short and long-term objectives, and how past publicity campaigns have worked for you, or not. Only then can we develop and execute a tactical plan tailored just for you and create a lasting relationship.


GRP delivers all the same services of a big agency—an exhaustive complement of media outlets, editorial options, media relations, and special events. But, again, it’s the difference that matters. We’re the step ahead, the push behind and the shoulder aligned with yours. With careful constructs, custom strategies, and acute attention to your needs, GPR keeps your priorities at the top of the list while getting results. Your success is our primary objective.


At GPR, you’ll never suffer from Big Agency Syndrome: Here, needs are met, expectations are exceeded, attention is paid, and phone calls and emails are returned. You’ll never get lost in the shuffle, and we’re always available when you need us. The more we invest in you, the more you invest in us—and we’re both worth it.

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