Ep. 124 – Caren West & Chad Shearer – Marketing & Public Relations

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Caren West & Chad Shearer / Caren West PR

Caren West PR is an award-winning, full-service lifestyle and entertainment public relations firm. We specialize in fashion, restaurants, music festivals, art galleries, salons and much more. We work with forward-thinking companies, artists, events and brands and are composed of a team of multi-talented insiders, facilitators and influencers ingrained in the entertainment industry and defined by drive, vision and experience. We believe in the power of being connected, good old-fashioned hard work and providing our clients with innovative and strategic PR and design solutions that are backed by research, expertise and our passion to deliver meaningful results.

Twelve years and several awards later, CWPR is one of the Southeast’s leading boutique firms specializing in lifestyle, entertainment and events. Our network of publicists, photographers, designers, writers, trend forecasters, stylists, and production experts are entertainment insiders tapped into the subcultures that embody today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Caren West

With nearly 20 years of public relations and marketing experience, Caren West has executed marketing and public relations campaigns in international, national, regional and local markets, and has worked with a diverse range of clients some of which include: Jefferey Fashion Cares; Atlas Restaurant; Concentrics Restaurants; STK Atlanta; Southern Kitchen; GUCCI; Rigby & Peller; The Frye Company; Draper James; the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and more.

Formerly, a weekly entertainment columnist for The Sunday Paper in Atlanta, West has also has been interviewed live on CNN and CNN International, WGCL-TV – CBS, WAGA- FOX 5, WNNX-FM, WZGC-FM, STAR 94 and WVEE-FM. And, has been cited in newspapers including The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Entreprenuer.com, MSNBC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in addition to regional publications like Creative Loafing, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlantan and Where Magazine.

Chad David Shearer

As co-owner of Caren West PR, Chad oversees much of the 12 year old boutique agency’s day-to-day operations. In addition to keeping CWPR on the right path, he also exists as the PR lead for the company’s music festival properties. With a presence in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Alaska, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina  clients have included: Decadence Music Festival, Euphoria Music Festival, Gem & Jam, Global Dance Festival, Goldrush Music Festival, Imagine Music Festival, Mad Decent Block Party, Phoenix Lights, CounterPoint Music Festival & TomorrowWorld, amongst others.



Ted Jenkin /Oxygen Financial

Lee R. Heisman /Savant, LLC

Caren West / Caren West PR

Chad Shearer / Caren West PR

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