Meet Michelby

She's The Boss

Our founder Michelby L. Whitehead began her media career as an undergraduate at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. Her first “proud moment in PR” was media training a client for the Oprah Winfrey talk show.  After graduating in 2008, she became employed in New Orleans at the national headquarters of  ACORN  (Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now) where she served as its online communication coordinator.


Eventually, the organization dissolved all its U.S. offices, and Michelby found herself unemployed.

Refusing to let her degree and her passion for communications go to waste, Michelby began to build her brand as a publicist while working in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

“If you want to be your own boss, start where you are until you’re able to do what you love full-time. I was running my public relations firm while I had a 9 to 5. All is fair in the pursuit of self-employment!”

Naturally, writing has always been Michelby’s favorite pastime. She is the author of the forthcoming book Write on Time! Prompt & Perfect Pitch Ideas That Get Media Attention. 

“Anyone with a budget can buy an ad. It takes special expertise to earn publicity.”  


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