EFFICIENT, ECONOMICAL, TARGETED
You’ve produced a new album, book, video or other children’s media.
It’s the best thing ever. But how will you get the word out?
You could spend hundreds of hours tracking down the right media to feature your amazing work. Or, you could enlist professional publicity services.
Public relations services are often out of the
financial reach of independent producers—and most
publicists don’t offer realistic marketing advice for
smaller labels, publishers and artists. We offer
an economical alternative by working to keep costs down
and reach the most targeted audience possible—the key
editors, reviewers, and producers who regularly run
material on new releases.
Our clients’ products run the gamut, with audiences
ranging from babies to pirates! Family music has
come of age, and we can help place your work firmly
in that trend.
As a former journalist, editor and media reviewer,
Beth Blenz-Clucas knows the press as an insider.
She offers honest advice and a realistic assessment
of your prospects in a competitive marketplace. If
Beth thinks your release has potential, she will craft
a pitch designed for the maximum response from
Peggy Gansberg, a super mom and scrapbooking
wizard, is a key part of the support team at Sugar
Mountain PR. Peggy is great at building rapport with
journalists and keeping our office hopping!
Talia Smith, our newest team member, is a recent University of Oregon journalism school graduate and Aspen Music Festival intern, now pursuing a career as a PR professional and digital strategist in Oregon. A whiz at communicating in a variety of media, Talia loves the independent family music scene.
Let us help your product reach its potential!
Our clients regularly win national awards and critical acclaim. While our focus now is on music, Beth’s client roster has been wide-ranging:
• RETAIL Thinker Toys, Zany Brainy, Bestchildrensmusic.com,
PokeyPup.com, The Monkey & the Rat
• WEB IKnowthat.com, Mamamedia.com,
• PUBLISHING The Secret Mountain, Cricket Media
• PERFORMING ARTS and FESTIVALS Symphony Space’s Just Kidding series, Building Bridges Portland Children’s Music Festival, Rox in Sox, Portland Pirate Festival
• VIDEO Scholastic Storybook Treasures, Sony
Wonder, Koch Vision
• AUDIO Grammy winners Tim Kubart, Lisa Loeb, Cathy Fink & Marcy
Marxer, Bill Harley, and Songs from the
Neighborhood (Mister Rogers Tribute),
Beethoven’s Wig (Rounder Records), Putumayo
Kids, Smithsonian Folkways, Sony Wonder, Razor
& Tie, Justin Roberts, Magic Maestro Music,
Asheba, Buck Howdy, Billy Jonas, Captain Bogg &
Salty, Daddy a Go Go, Trout Fishing in America,
Jim Gill, Jessica Harper… and more!
“Literally, what were we doing without you all these years???”
— Jamie Salka, The Story Pirates
“I can’t imagine putting out a new children’s CD
without Beth. I absolutely love working with
her!” — Regina Kelland, Kelland Consulting
“Your work ethic, dedication, method of
working with us as a client, and the massive
publicity you have produced is extraordinary!”
— Memory Lane Syndication, Inc., producers of
Grammy Award-winning Songs from the
Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers
“Beth is terrific!” —Stevanne Auerbach, PhD./
Dr. Toy – www.drtoy.com
“The Martha Stewart of kids’ music publicity.”
— Kim Robasky, KidMixRadio
“A great publicist who represents cool artists!”
— Suelain Moy, Parenting magazine
“Beth really stands out as someone we can
count on and who always represents great
people.” —Larry Berger, SLB Radio
“Beth knows her stuff!”
— Jeff Hagan, Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Truly one of the leading reasons that
children’s music is in its renaissance.”
— Gregory Keer, FamilyManOnline.com
“You are a goddess, pure and simple.”
— Regina Joskow, Rounder Records
• Former editor of Video Rating Guide for
Libraries and other media review publications.
• Author – recent article: “Enchanting Ella Jenkins”
feature on Parents-Choice.org
• Author of numerous reviews and articles appearing
in Library Journal, School Library Journal, Children’s
Video Report, Technology Connection, Kids First!,
various parenting publications, The Book Report,
Library Talk, Museum Source Marketplace, Tech
Trends, Video Collection Management and
Development, and The Video Annual.
• Blogger for KidzMusic Bloggopatamus, BunchFamily and NWKidsMagazine
M.A., English, University of California,
Santa Barbara. B.A., UC Irvine. Former journalist
and media reviewer.
FEES are arranged on a monthly retainer basis.
Expenses are itemized at cost and invoiced monthly.
Follow-up work may be conducted on an hourly basis.