About Us

Brownstone PR is a strategic communications firm, building brands, creating narratives and serving as a connector for evolving business partnerships. We blend ideas of traditional public relations and marketing practices with emerging technology, for the digital age, to communicate client goals and mission, across all mediums and audience touchpoints.

We specialize in integrated communications services for clients spanning industry sectors including technology, energy, finance, law/legal services, education, public health and hospitality/tourism.

Brownstone PR offers the following services:

  • Media + Public Relations
  • Corporate Internal and External communication
  • Community Relations + Engagement
  • Social Media Strategy + Implementation
  • Digital Media + Marketing
  • Creative Design and Video Production

Brownstone PR is a minority-certified business.


How Do We Do It

Simply put, Brownstone PR delivers across all mediums.

Whether through earned media results, social media engagement, or grass roots communications efforts, we work to position you as an industry leader, and get you face-to-face with your target audience.

Key Players

We’re the “forever young:” A dynamic mix of experienced, yet innovative professionals that are cutting edge, yet practical. We run on coffee, ‘90s music, and a passion for excellence, that clients crave. We understand traditional models and tactics, and how to incorporate them with evolving business trends. We spend half of each day developing new, untapped ideas on how to elevate your company to meet and exceed business goals. We’re good at what we do, and stand by our unrivaled press clippings, front page features, connections/partnerships, and having created successful campaigns for many of the largest, well-known brands and individuals, in the nation.

Trends are ever evolving, and what worked 5 years ago will barely get your target audience's attention today. You need a team that gets that. We do.


meet: megan. r. smith

Founder Megan R. Smith has the know how and the extensive contact list to take any individual or company to the next level. A native of Washington, D.C. and 2005 graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Journalism, Megan is a creative writer and skilled communicator with 11 years of experience providing media/public relations, social and digital media, and community relations strategy to mid- to large-sized companies. Megan has a knack for making Brownstone PR clients stand out from the pack and position them not just as industry leaders, but industry disruptors.

In 2016, Megan was honored by Billy Penn as one of 17 Entrepreneurs to Watch and was selected to be a member of Forbes’ Advisory Council on Media; in 2015, she was recognized by The Philadelphia Tribune as one of 10 Leaders Under 40 To Watch and was selected as a member of the international, invitation-only Young Entrepreneurs Council ; in 2014, she was awarded the PECO Power to the Community Award by the National Coalition of Negro Women, and was selected to participate in the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Access Network.


meet: dorin elhadad

Dorin Elhadad focuses on branding, messaging, and community relations for clients in the hospitality, healthcare, and economic development industries. Dorin is a candid communicator, a big-picture thinker, and she’s not afraid to have a little fun. She consistently challenges clients to go beyond their comfort zone, and sets them up to stand out from the pack. A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Dorin is a people person with a global mindset. She loves to travel and experience new cultures, which has served her well in her work. And don’t even get her started on her love for 90’s rock bands…Travis Barker, anyone?

meet: lauren hawk

Lauren Hawk oversees communication strategies and media relations for clients in the hospitality, utility, healthcare, and education industries. In her six years working in public relations, Lauren has built a strong and dependable reputation among clients. She’s personable, intuitive, and always tapped in to new industry trends. Lauren is a creative thinker with a positive energy that can be felt all throughout the Brownstone PR office – no matter what Lauren is doing, she’s doing it with a smile.

meet: kate kanaby

Kate Kanaby handles social media and media relations for clients in the arts and culture, technology, and education industries. Kate understands the power of storytelling, and is always looking for new opportunities to get a client’s story in front of the right audience. When she’s not designing a social media strategy or live-tweeting an event, Kate can be found positioning clients as experts with print, radio, and broadcast media producers. Outside of the office, Kate is either enjoying Philly’s rich music scene with friends, or at home hanging out with her cat. Why aren’t more concerts cat-friendly?

Meet: Barrie Cohen

Barrie Cohen is a globetrotter with a knack for creative writing, language and communication. Prior to joining the PR world, Barrie spent years teaching English in Spain, traveling through Europe, and chronicling her experiences along the way. Her strong language skills, paired with her energetic and motivated work-style, make her a trusted and insightful resource for Brownstone PR clients. Fun fact: Barrie is a certified scuba diver, so hit her up for a few pointers before your next Caribbean getaway.