A 20-year veteran of the public relations industry, Amanda Leesburg has deep experience in multiple verticals including consumer products, entertainment, environmental, fashion, home décor, retail and corporate. Founded in 2002, Leesburg PR is a strategic public relations company, specializing in consumer, environmental, entertainment and lifestyle communications services. Capabilities and expertise include media relations and publicity, red and “green” carpet events, media training, branding and new product launches.
As an independent publicist, Amanda has partnered with television networks including Turner South, Discovery Home, Discovery Health, Animal Planet and Discovery Digital Networks and has worked one-on-one with celebrity clients.
She has secured three front page stories in the New York Times as well as front page coverage in other major market publications including the L.A. Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Seattle Times and Houston Chronicle. Her broadcast media successes include Oprah, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX News, CBS, NBC, PBS, The View, The Talk, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, Access Hollywood, Bloomberg, HGTV, DIY, ESPN, Associated Press, WWD, VOGUE, Vanity Fair, Lucky, Glamour, Town & Country, W, USA Today, Redbook, Woman’s Day, People Magazine, InStyle, Los Angeles Times, Traditional Home, Veranda, Southern Living, Forbes, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal.
With a growing interest and dedication to saving our planet, Leesburg PR launched a national green/sustainable PR practice in 2007 to assist growing and established consumer brands with their environmental messaging and media relations outreach. Giving back to the community is also top of mind with a dedicated non-profit client roster.
Prior to launching Leesburg PR, Amanda worked for nationally recognized public relations agencies and organizations in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta including Ketchum, Edelman, PBS Television and the public affairs firm of Dowling Langley & Associates. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Amanda earned her B.A. in Speech Communication from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).