WHO WE ARE
Be Inspired® Public Relations is a Los Angeles-based boutique agency specializing in marketing and public relations in the luxury Wedding PR™ and lifestyle PR industries.
As the first-ever Wedding PR™ firm, both in the United States and internationally, we combine passion and expertise to assist our clients with brand development, promotion and press placements. Our reach has expanded to also represent clients in lifestyle/fitness, fashion, tech, travel/hospitality and food/drink industries.
With an established presence, Be Inspired® PR continues to connect and work with some of the leading designers, stylists, hotels, jewelry retailers, and unique niche vendors in the wedding industry.
WHAT WE DO
Here at Be Inspired® Public Relations, we work to help our clients take their businesses to the next level. By providing our clients with the necessary tools and strategies to set in motion, they are able to grow and achieve success. Through our customized wedding PR and lifestyle PR strategies, we help businesses increase visibility, build brand awareness and emerge as a leader in their market.
We recognize that running a successful business is not a one-man (or woman!) show. It’s often impossible to maintain even the smallest of businesses on your own – handling everything from securing new business, establishing your brand, managing social media and maintaining vendor relationships… can you imagine? That’s why our wedding PR firm approaches each client with a tailored strategy designed to help vendors reach new heights through social campaigns, referrals/introductions, and targeted media messaging with the leading television production companies, wedding and lifestyle publications, and entertainment partners.
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"Leila is the best, giving us new content, always crafted and from top experts."
“Be Inspired PR are true experts, committed to exceeding their clients’ goals. They understand the luxury bridal market. It’s always a pleasure working with them.”
“It’s always a treat to see Leila’s name in my inbox. It means I’m 5 seconds away from reviewing something amazing.”
Leila - FOUNDER & CEO
As a business school graduate from Santa Clara University, Leila (Khalil) Lewis’ career began in publishing, where she worked in marketing and editorial roles for business and lifestyle publications. Since transitioning into the wedding business in 2004, Leila has over 10 years of wedding marketing experience under her belt, and is the industry’s go-to for public relations services, brand development and business consulting.
Leila created Be Inspired® PR in 2007, the first full-service public relations agency dedicated to the wedding and special event industry. Passionate, focused and results-driven, Leila works closely with wedding and lifestyle brands – educating clients on marketing strategies, rebuilding corporate image, securing top-level media placements and helping them book new business.
You’ll know when Leila’s excited and inspired about something when she starts talking fast! She comes from a big family and is the oldest of five, many of which can be seen alongside and partnering with the Be Inspired® PR team! When she’s not working, Leila can be found scouting gelato shops in Italy, dressed in cowboy boots, sipping on a glass of Demetria Pinot Noir or spending time on the beach with her husband - Tony, kids - Londyn, Graham and Roman, and golden retriever - Marlo.
MEAGAN - OPERATIONS MANAGER
A Texas native, Meagan left her hometown of Kerrville to attend USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She joined the Be Inspired PR team in 2013 and quickly fell in love with the beauty and creativity that is the wedding industry! Her creative approach, organizational skills, and strategic mindset has made her an integral part of the BIPR team. Meagan now manages full-time client accounts, runs our internal social media, and oversees company projects and initiatives.
Meagan currently lives in Culver City, CA, and can be found exploring all of the different niches of Los Angeles! She’s passionate about TexMex, loves Instagram, and is most well-known for being Be Inspired’s resident (not-crazy) cat lady.
ALLY - ASSOCIATE EDITOR
A So-Cal girl through and through, Ally didn't venture far from her hometown of Long Beach to attend UCLA where she graduated with a degree in Economics. But don't let that fool you, it was her creative gene that brought her to join the Be Inspired PR team in the Spring of 2014. She now lives in sunny San Diego and is the Associate Editor for Inspired by This.
When she's not in hot pursuit of coffee number 2 (or 3), you can find Ally planning her next travel itinerary, searching out new & noteworthy spots to shop and dine, or somewhere on or near the ocean.
KRISTEN - ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Originally from Northern California, Kristen moved to the hot desert to attend Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism. Her passion for writing, weddings and all things pretty led her to join the Be Inspired PR team in Summer 2015. Kristen now manages client photo shoots and full-time account press features and strategy!
When she's not pitching, you can find her binging on the latest podcasts or Netflix series, eating her way through LA's best restaurants, or on a weekend getaway!
NATALIE - ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
California born and raised but a wanderer at heart, Natalie attended ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she discovered her love for all things weddings! She brings her experience working at bridal publications and her PR degree to the Be Inspired team. Natalie assists in creating content for client social media accounts and supporting our Be Inspired PR client pitches.
When she is not in the office you can catch her crossing things off her bucket list, traveling to taste the world, soaking up the sun, or enjoying any and all types of desserts!
KATIE - ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
Inspired by her passion for visual design, the wedding industry, and all things love, Katie began her journey with Be Inspired PR in May 2017. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, Katie moved to Southern California to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to study Visual Communications.
On the weekends Katie is on the pursuit to find the best chips & guac in town, always trying hidden coffee shops, and walking the strand while listening to her favorite podcasts.
TAYLOR - MARKETING ASSOCIATE
Born and raised in the South Bay, Taylor didn’t have to travel far to attend Concordia University Irvine in Orange County, CA. Her love for PR started while working to obtain her B.A. in Mass Communication Studies. With experience in travel, fashion, lifestyle and beauty PR, Taylor was ready to take on the role she had dreamed of at Be Inspired and join the wedding PR team! She is known for her creativity, work ethic, and dedication to detail.
When she’s not at work work you can find her teaching competitive Greek dance to young kids. Taylor also enjoys making the most of her weekends by traveling, keeping up to date with all shows (thanks to Netflix, Hulu, HBO.GO), cuddling with her cat Skeeter and sipping on refreshing sangria by the beach!
ASHLEY - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Born and raised in small-town Arizona, Ashley moved to Los Angeles to attend USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. As a proud Trojan alum, Ashley joined the Be Inspired® Wedding PR team in 2009 bringing with her a skill set that has been indispensable ever since. Her creative thinking and writing skills have penned dozens of pitches to editors resulting in client features. She now works on the business development side of things, putting her experience to work brainstorming and implementing strategies for company growth.
She currently lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, daughter and handsome German Shepherd. In addition to working remotely for BIPR, she enjoys hiking in the beautiful PNW, scuba diving in tropical locations around the world and reading through the New York Times bestselling list.
ANTHONY - CFO
Wisconsin guy living by the beach: Tony is an engineer and co-founder of Be Inspired® PR. He is the better half of Leila and has been one of the most important parts of Be Inspired PR since the company’s inception. Tony wears many hats around the office-not much would get done without him. His most important role? Dad to Londyn, Graham and Marlo!
JACQUE - DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
Born and raised in Palos Verdes, CA, Jacque has an extensive background as an Operations and Systems engineer. He has worked for MySpace, Gravity AOL and Verizon, and been a valuable member of their teams. He keeps the Be Inspired PR team and their client roster up to date with the best and newest technology. In his spare time, Jacque enjoys building and driving race cars.
MARLO - GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
Marlo was brought into the Be Inspired® family during Christmas 2010 when Leila adopted him into her home. He’s quickly become the favorite in the office with his hilarious Instagrams, priceless business advice and quick witted responses. Everywhere he goes people stop and stare, girls often taken by his handsomeness and gentle spirit. When he’s not working, Marlo enjoys long walks on the beach, a nice pair of shoes to chew and chasing cats around town.