Milestone Publicity has relocated its headquarters to Nashville following the firm’s 2019 origination in L.A. The company has also hired two new Associate Publicists–Jessica Bonner and Shania Smith–to join the company’s team.
“Milestone has grown quickly and I couldn’t be more excited about Jessica and Shania joining the team,” says the company’s founder and CEO, Mike Gowen. “If someone were to tell me over eleven years ago when I started working in the music industry that one day I would be leading a team of passionate publicists representing an eclectic roster of icons, emerging artists and companies, I wouldn’t have believed it. But here we are and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the trajectory Milestone is on!”
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Bonner moved to Los Angeles. Bonner secured a desk within the public relations field, and built her resume with hands-on experience with festivals, tours, releases and iconic artists such as Heart, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. Detouring into restaurant and event PR, she was heavily involved in creative campaigns, planning and organizing local community events in addition to marketing and social branding.
Smith broke into the music industry in 2013 as a regional production member for major tours such as Warped Tour, Aerosmith, Slash, 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction. She moved to Tennessee in 2016 earning a degree in Music Business from Middle Tennessee State University. Securing a position on Music Row, she took on national and regional coverage for top Nashville country artists and local venues in the heart of Nashville.
“Jessica and Shania both bring a level of drive and passion that is extremely hard to find,” adds Gowen. “I’m really excited to watch their careers further take flight and ascend to new heights.”
Milestone Publicity has over 25 years of experience executing campaigns. Since the company’s inception, notable clients have included Kiefer Sutherland, John Dolmayan of System of a Down, The Dryes and Anna Shoemaker, as well as music-focused businesses such as Ghostwriter Music Group and Songbird City.
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