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About Us.

A Modern Communications House.

Modern Currency PR is a highly specialized public relations agency, where strategic storytelling, brand building, and affinity-based partnerships are at the core of our practice.

Unlike other PR firms who tend to focus on predictable, quick-service angles, MCPR is entrusted by luxury brands with the long game in mind — curating integrated and enduring public relations and marketing campaigns within hospitality, travel, culinary and tourism.

Co-founded by hospitality industry insiders Meghan Patke and Lisa Strangis in 2017, Modern Currency combines the familiarity of an in-house PR team with the professionalism of a large agency, working side-by-side with clients to strategize and execute with unparalleled focus and results.

Meet Our Team

Our keen eye for the subtleties and desire to uncover deeper levels within our clients’ bespoke experiences appeal to a discerning audience.

Through cultivated, dynamic relationships, our connectivity in the modern media landscape is only strengthened by our ability to become your brand’s biggest advocate. Our instincts inspire us to draw upon the most authentic parts of your story, capturing the attention of arbiters of kindred taste.

Eye for the subtleties.

We uncover deeper levels within our clients’ bespoke experiences that appeal to discerning audiences.

Cultivated, dynamic relationships.

Our connectivity in the modern media landscape is only strengthened by our ability to become your brand’s biggest advocate. Our instincts inspire us to draw upon the most authentic parts of your story, capturing the attention of arbiters of kindred taste.

Our Services.
Earned Media Campaigns

Custom and highly effective global media relations strategies including press kit, brand story, development, media tourism entertaining, visiting journalist programs and lobbying for awards and recognition.

Brand Partnerships

Strategic alliances via affinity based partnerships to maximize outreach and impact, selective appearances and paid collaborative opportunities.

Event Ideation & Execution

ROI driven hosted events, onsite support and personal representation at industry activities, facilitating opportunities for venue hosting and A-list events, visibility via host event coverage.

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Our Clients.

"I have adored collaborating with Lisa because she understands the needs and focuses of my various outlets, working with me to formulate appropriate angle and pitches. She’s not someone who sends out blind mass press releases, but instead makes an effort from the beginning to get to know me and my interests, as well as how her clients could benefit and fit into my work."

Kathryn Romeyn, Freelance Travel Writer / Vogue.com, The Hollywood Reporter, Brides

"I have never worked with a firm that has a genuine care and passion for our business than Meghan and the MCPR team. I was lucky enough to meet the team when setting up my business nearly 4 years ago and all this time later, we're still getting press traction – that's quite the achievement! The Botanical Group suite of venues are proud to partner with this great company."

Grant Smillie, Executive Director & Co-Owner / E.P. & L.P.

"Meghan and Lisa at MCPR helped to elevate dineL.A.’s 10th anniversary through their dedication and drive for getting us quality coverage. Their creative approach and passion is what sets them apart from other agencies."

Stacey Sun, Director / dineL.A. / Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board

 

"Of the many hundreds of press releases and publicists who pitch me, Meghan's work stands out by miles. In my decade at NPR, she is one of the few publicists I work with who understands not just what her clients do but what we do in a way that is rare and valuable. She's extremely detail oriented, essential for a good publicist, and understands what journalists need - facts, quickly, on deadline - and is always many steps ahead."

Nina Gregory, Senior Editor / NPR

"Meghan & Lisa at Modern Currency are everything I could want from PR representation in hospitality – creative, connected, responsive, effective, and a joy to work with. In both strategy and execution, Modern Currency has done a tremendous job."

Steven Weisburd, Co-Owner / Employees Only LA

"I've worked with Meghan for many years on various food segments that aired on NBC's Today Show and NBCNEWS.com online. Meghan's knowledge of food coupled with her marketing skills and relationships with some of the most talented chefs in the business makes her the go-to person for any food related story I'm working on."

Max Paul, Producer / NBC News

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