Praytell is a creative communications agency headquartered in Brooklyn with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Austin, blending full-service earned, owned and paid into one holistic offering. Praytell supports a range of lifestyle, technology, and global brands and spreads greater good through its Passion Project, offering pro-bono work for nonprofits. Named 2015 Boutique Agency of the Year, 2015 and 2014 Best Place to Work by PRWeek and 2015 New Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, Praytell believes the golden age of PR is now.
WHAT WE DO
- Public Relations
- Social Strategy
Andy PrayFounderAndrew Pray has been leading integrated PR campaigns that cover social, digital and traditional PR for nearly a decade, experience that led to the start of Praytell in December of ‘12. Prior to founding Praytell, he worked with Ruder Finn (SF, NYC, London) and Waggener Edstrom (SF). He was named to PRWeek’s 40 under 40 list in 2015 as punishment for always thinking those lists were pretty silly. Pray started his career as an on-air reporter for CBS television stations in NE and WY, also worked as a producer at KPIX, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. Andy lives in Brooklyn where he is addicted to Minnesota sports, reading movie reviews on Thursday mornings and fecklessly waiting for the day that he can finish a Sunday Times crossword puzzle like his dad.
Beth ClevelandManaging Partner and PR Director of Account ServicesBeth heads up Praytell’s public relations business with experience leading US and international programs for a range of clients including OfficeMax, MAC Cosmetics, Estee Lauder, Shock Top and Logitech. Her campaigns have leveraged evolving media platforms from Netflix to the first-ever live blogger webcast and earned awards from South by Southwest, PROMO Interactive, MIXX Awards and The Bulldog Awards. Earlier in her career, she supported tech and consumer brands at Antenna Group and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and managed PR and marketing internally for Fender (somehow wiggling her way into helping design a new guitar line). Beth holds an honors degree in journalism and mass communications and minor in fashion from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Claudio TaratutaManaging Partner and Digital Director of Account ServicesClaudio oversees the social strategy and account teams at Praytell, providing strategic insights and leading campaigns for clients including Logitech, Soundcloud, Hyatt, TransferWise and more. Whether it’s content development, community management, measurement, or social listening, he makes sure it all gets done and done well. Prior to Praytell, Claudio worked at 360i leading the charge on Oreo and its Daily Twist campaign. The program won various awards such as a Webby, Facebook Studio Award, ANDY, CLIO and others. Beyond loving tech and cookies, Claudio worked on accounts such as Wendy’s, Mountain Dew, Tanqueray and Verizon Wireless. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, loving the New York Rangers and commuting to work on his bike a massive 8 miles a day.