I'M

Raven.

I'M A WRITER + BRAND STORYTELLER
based in NYC
 

a mind for strategy. a NOSE FOR NEWS.

a little about me...

My first story was published when I was seven years old.

 

I use “published” generously to describe the newspaper I produced on my mom’s electronic typewriter. Always a multi-faceted writer, I was covering everything from the local weather to the crime beat (the Teddy Bear Killer was quite the menace to plush residents of my hometown). I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and though I got derailed and spent several years working on the dark side, aka PR (god bless my agency friends who are still at it!), 2020 gave me a chance to return to my true love and take a more polished approach to my journalistic endeavors.

 

With a foundation in journalism (UF J-school reporting class survivor 🙋🏾‍♀️), too many head-spinning years in PR agencies, and now a certification from Pratt in User Experience, I bring a decade of top-to-bottom creative communications experience to my storytelling approach. I’m passionate about translating my background in strategic campaign development, creative ideation, and content creation into authentic storytelling that informs and inspires. 

 

On a personal note, I spend a lot of time cuddling my dog Banksy, drinking coffee, indulging in true crime stories, or self-soothing in the form of creating spreadsheets/itineraries/mood boards for future adventures and current projects (Virgo much?!).

 

So, what’s your story?

xo,

Raven

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look what i can do!

services

Ghostwriting? You got it. Website copy? I'm your girl. Branded content? All me! 

From reporting on the latest trends in national outlets to crafting witty captions for social media, I've done it all. Writing was my first love and I'm always down to help craft your message.

journalism

From front-of-book blurbs, to cover story features, I'm down to report on everything from The Oldest Black-owned Restaurants in the US to How to Plan a Virtual Wedding Reception. 

What I typically cover: 

Travel/Hotels/Hospitality 

Food & Beverage 

Weddings (planning, trends, beauty, fashion) 

Anything I want to learn more about! 

STRATEGIC CONTENT

Looking to build brand awareness through original content that directly speaks to your audience... let's discuss! 

 

This might look like:

Copy for Landing Pages

Advertorials

Press Releases 

Marketing Emails 

Blog Posts

Copy for Marketing Materials

brand messaging

Building a brand? I got you! 

My background in PR + Marketing combined with my nose for news will help give your brand the voice it needs to resonate with your audience. 

This might look like: 

Executive Bios 

Brand Mission Statements

Brand Values + Key Messages 

Company History 

Fact Sheets

Press Releases

Talking Points

Case Studies

ghostwriting

At a loss for words? I got 'em 😎

If you have something to say and you know where you want to say it, but just don't know how, I will swoop in as your personal wordsmith to showoff your smarts on paper (or on-screen, more realistically).

This might look like: 

Thought Leadership Bylines 

Blog Posts 

Long-form Social Media Captions

my work

 

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Pop Art

give 'em something to talk about 

"Raven is what I call my ‘creative godmother.’ 

 

Beyond being professional, courteous and media savvy, Raven is goal-driven and understands what it takes to make it past the finish line. She is an extremely talented powerhouse and I am a better professional today because of her – her passion and expertise are truly invaluable."

—  Marissa c.

Multicultural Communications Consultant | Miami, Fl. 

 
 

Experience

it's not about where you've been

but it kinda is...

2019 - PRESENT

FREELANCE WRITER

This past year, I've decided to take my PR experience and turn it on its head. Now, I'm playing on the other side of the media field, in the wonderful world of freelance. I specialize in service journalism that covers travel, F&B, and weddings and I help brands build messaging that resonates with their audience. 

2019 - 2020

PARASOL MARKETING GROUP

Account Director
I led a small team of PR pros and marketing mavens in NYC working on some of the most luxurious hospitality brands in the world such as One&Only Resorts, Baglioni Hotels, and Baha Mar. We specialized in high-level national media and major brand partnerships.  

2017 - 2019

BREAD & BUTTER PR

Account Supervisor
I opened and ran B&B's first Miami office, brought in new biz that included some of Miami's most popular restaurants including KYU, La Petite Maison and Estiatorio Milos. 

2013 - 2017

QUINN PR

Account Manager

This is where I cut my teeth in PR. I started from an intern and worked my way up to an account supervisor working on a little bit of everything along the way. I did PR for fashion brands (Adolfo Dominguez, Miami Fashion Week), design studios (Boffi), events (Style Saves, Storybooked by Marriott), hotels (W South Beach), restaurants (Zuma Miami) and CPG (Cervezas Alhambra). 

2011

TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE

Fashion & Editorial Intern

Photoshoot assister, closet organizer, sample runner, fact-checker

...and occasional coffee fetcher. 

2012 - 2013

ORANGE & BLUE MAGAZINE

Assistant Art Director

I weighed in on creative direction, oversaw photoshoots, reviewed photography and overall page layouts along with my co-art director counterpart. 

 
LET'S TELL A STORY

Hit me up! 

📩raven@ravenbriana.com | Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST 

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