Spotlight On Entertainment Publicist Doreen D’Agostino

By: Nick Christophers

From a young woman Doreen always saw the glass full and never looked back. She had a keen knack for conversation and a drive to make things happen. Her first position in the music industry was with Capitol Records as an Artist Relations Coordinator and quickly was promoted to a Publicity Manager. Like a sponge to water she took in all she can from her superiors and would later adapt those lessons to her own company.

She would admit that most of her formal training came from “on the job” experiences. Due to her passion for the business and the knowledge she amassed she soon ended up working for such heavyweights like EMI, BMG, Sony Entertainment and Capitol Records. But soon she would venture on her own and build her company Doreen D’Agostino Media.

In her years in the PR industry she has proven to be attentive to detail and know how to improve artists exposure in the media. She has developed contacts with such media giants like the Huffington Post and Daily Beast. In addition to her publication connections she is also up to date with the current social media trends. These building blocks helped her build her PR firm that is beginning to be a force in the entertainment industry.

Doreen has had the pleasure to have worked with such A-list talent like Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar and Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe award-winning artist, Ryuichi Sakamoto etc. Based on the clients she has had Doreen prefers to work with established artists since it is difficult to develop press for undeveloped talent.

Aside from the music end she has offered her services in the film world with such blockbuster productions like Star Wars, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Producers, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven, and Todd Haynes’ acclaimed biographical/music portrait of Bob Dylan, I’m Not There. The company Doreen D’Agostino Media is a full service media/marketing firm that caters to anything entertainment. Working with such artists’ like Paul McCartney and Norah Jones can be quite fulfilling. At the time Paul was signed to Capitol Records for his EMI Classics albums. Doreen was at EMI Classics when he released his first classical album Working Classical. McCartney’s goal was to receive a number one position on the Classical charts which eventually happened. When it came to Norah Jones, Doreen first worked with her sister Anoushka Shankar.

Doreen has done a lot during her time as a publicist in the ever-changing entertainment world. Yet she admits that she will tackle anything that will make her happy. As long as it includes creative, passionate, talented people with good character that are realistic about how the business works.

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