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Be Inspired PR
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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.

*Photo by: Valorie Darling

 


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.”



MEET US

Leila - CEO / Brand Manager
“Your life is your message to the world, make it inspiring.”

Leila - CEO / Brand Manager

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.

*Photo by: Molly + Co*

 
ASHLEY - OPERATIONS MANAGER
"Where you invest your love, you invest your life."

ASHLEY - OPERATIONS MANAGER

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 also manages client photo selections for editorial submissions, while keeping company projects on track and on time. 

If you’re inquiring about our services, chances are you’ll be chatting with Ashley! In 2011 Ashley married her best friend with the help of the Be Inspired® PR family and recently adopted the most handsome German Shepherd, Ruger. She currently lives in Hermosa Beach, CA, and can be found riding her cruiser on the beach, scuba diving in tropical locations around the world and reading through the New York Times bestselling list.

*Photo by: Valorie Darling*

 
ALEX - EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
"Bloom where you're planted."

ALEX - EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

After being in love with the beach her whole life, Alex left her hometown of Dallas, TX to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Throughout college, she was social chair of her sorority, interned for the catering team of a high end wedding venue and worked as a social media manager for a public relations firm. Naturally, wedding PR was a perfect combo! In 2013, she joined the Be Inspired PR family and set out to grow our network of incredible wedding vendors all across the world. Alex is now responsible for our Tastemaker network, including facilitation of all network media opportunities and planning our big industry party, Tassels and Tastemakers, twice a year.

Alex lives in Santa Monica and can be found hanging out with her friends, exploring L.A., eating delicious foods and traveling the world!

*Photo by: Valorie Darling*

 
MEAGAN - MARKETING ASSOCIATE
"Whatever you are, be a good one."

MEAGAN - MARKETING ASSOCIATE

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! Meagan now manages full-time client pitches, strategy, and social media accounts.

Meagan currently lives in Culver City, 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.

*Photo by: Molly + Co*

 
ALLY - DESIGN ASSOCIATE
"Be Truly Glad, there is wonderful joy ahead!"

ALLY - DESIGN ASSOCIATE

A Long Beach native and UCLA Bruin, Ally met in the middle to join the Be Inspired team in the Spring of 2014. With previous experience at a boutique event styling studio, a creative eye, and a knack for making things look pretty she became the team's Design Associate and DIY maven.

Ally is in constant pursuit of travel buddies, coffee shops, pretty flowers, and the best cupcake on the block, and can be found knocking countries and movies off her must-see list.

*Photo by: Molly + Co*

 
CHRISTINE - MARKETING ASSOCIATE
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

CHRISTINE - MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Born in South Korea, and raised in Orange County California, Christine has seen the best of both worlds. A CSUF graduate with a communications/advertising degree, she has worked to grow and connect businesses in various fields. She has experience in managing fashion, retail and account sales and is a seasoned PR pro.

Christine lives in LA and when she's not working or spending time with friends & family, she can be found at a new spot for foodies, a coffee shop, or snacking on a Sprinkles cupcake :) No matter what, Christine does all things with passion!

*Photo by: Molly + Co*

 
KRISTEN - MARKETING ASSOCIATE
"You'll find me chasing the sun"

KRISTEN - MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Originally from Northern California, Kristen moved to the hot desert to attend Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism. Her passion for writing and weddings led her to join the Be Inspired PR team in Summer 2015. Kristen now manages our social influencer relations and creates blog content for various clients!

When she's not styling an Instagram, you can find her obsessing over puppies, catching up on Netflix, or working out at the nearest Hot Yoga studio!

*Photo by: Molly + Co*

 
NATALIE - MARKETING ASSISTANT
The best things in life aren't things.

NATALIE - MARKETING ASSISTANT

California born and raised but a gypsy 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 now assists in creating content for client social media accounts and supporting our Be Inspired network management and 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!

*Photo by: Molly + Co*

 
ANTHONY - CFO
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

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

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
"Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay"

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.