Founded in 2003, Random Minds PR is a boutique agency that specializes in entertainment/lifestyle publicity and content production. We work with a diverse range of clients in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London. True to our name, we work on campaigns that are anything but linear. Sure, we offer traditional publicity services, but why stop there? By combining traditional media campaigns with social, online, and grassroots outreach, our clients are able to capture attention across all platforms – reaching a wider audience.
In addition to media relations, we offer social media and copywriting services, as well as unit publicity within Canada (and internationally) for film/TV projects.
We also offer video production/EPK services and have worked on projects for BBC America, NBC/Universal, ABC, Sony, Amazon Studios/Paramount Television, CW, E! News, and many others.
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Random Minds PR is led by Katherine Brodsky. Your gal Friday, but on any weekday.
Although she's been working in PR since the early 2000s, Katherine begun her career in in journalism, editing and writing for the web, while launching a popular online entertainment magazine in the process. She went on to contribute to publication such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, Esquire, NYLON, Variety, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy Magazine (the one you read for the stories!), Elle Canada, FLARE, AFAR, Mashable, USA Weekend, A.V. Club, CNN Travel, The Independent (UK), and many others -- conducting hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of personalities, ranging from Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners—to spies, along the way.
That understanding of what makes a story compelling for journalists (and their editors), gives her a unique edge when pitching clients. Whether it's a pitch letter, press release, bio, or tweet, a good story is about so much more than 'just the facts ma'am.' It has to DO something. Whether it intrigues, entertains, provokes, or challenges - it must leave an impression. Her secret weapon when all else fails? A dash of humor. Unsurprisingly, her clients regularly appear in some of the top media outlets across North America and internationally.
Katherine also has an extensive background in copywriting, video content production/EPKs for companies like NBC/Universal, Sony, ABC, CW, E News, Hallmark, CBC, BBC America & AMC Networks. Most recently she has worked as EPK producer on BBC America/Netflix's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, based on the book by Douglas Adams and starring Elijah Wood/Samuel Barnett, and NBC's Timeless. She is also a senior unit publicist with IATSE 669 (click here to view her IMDB credits) and some of her credits include Amazon Studio's Man in the High Castle S2 & S3, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, SyFy/Netflix's Ghost Wars, and the upcoming Amazon/Paramount Television series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, as well as National Geographic's Valley of the Boom.
She's also known for her one-of-a-kind event production work, whether that means co-producing a special event screening of Richard III alongside Sir Ian McKellen, live performances with Pulitzer winning caliber guests, to numerous film festival parties, and high-profile Toronto International Film Festival gift lounges — collaborating with numerous top brands such as Lise Watier, Ecco Shoes, Vasanti, Blo Hair Bar, Fiorio, Lole, Vasanti, Yardley London, Mavea, Smart Set, Kiss My Face, Cromwell and Cruthers, Barefoot Venus, Eminence Organics, LibreTea, Happy Planet, Steaz, Barefoot Venus, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Thera Wise, Camino Chocolates, J.R. Watkins, Dickies, and many others.
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Our services include:
Media Relations & Branding
It's not all about the story. It's how you tell it, too. So, let us.
We love creating videos that stand out. Whether you need a field producer to help create an EPK, capture BTS footage, or see a project from concept to final edit, we can handle full broadcast quality video production.
We can help boost your brand's presence and build a community around it. Whether in 140 characters or more, through images, or video, we believe that the key is sharing content that others can't resist wanting to repeat. We build an organic, engaged audience that cares about what you have to say.
We love creating events that keep guests talking long after they are over. Whether it's an Oscar-viewing party with gold-painted geishas, mass hypnosis at industry gathering, a film festival gift lounge that feels more like a house-party, a speak-easy salon with poker chips you could trade to access special surprises in a back-room, or a night out with the wizard of wizards (aka Sir Ian McKellen), we bring events to life
We love working with words. Only the right one will do. Whether you're looking for a press release, bio, pitch letter, web copy, blog, speech, script -- or even a clever t-shirt slogan, let us use some words for you.
Need an IATSE 669 senior unit publicist? We can organize memorable press set visits, oversee EPK and gallery shoots, capture content for social media, and more.
Film Festival Publicity
Is your film, or slate of films, making a special appearance at a film festival like the Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes, Sundance, Vancouver International Film Festival, etc? Take us with you. We'll make sure people are talking.