Meet Briahna Gatlin, a Chicago, IL’s representer. Founder and CEO of Swank PR, a boutique PR agency that has been in inception since 2006, Gatlin is the go to for much in the Chi.
A recipient of the 2013 Music Publicist of the Year from Chicago’s notable Mary Datcher/Global Mixx, Gatlin’s Swank PR firm has represented pretty big names like, G.O.O.D Music, Jay-Z, LeBron James, Hennessy Black, Lupe Fiasco, Raekwon, Mos Def, Chrisette Michele, Sway Calloway, New Era Cap Brand, Complex Magazine and Grey Goose.
What makes her journey into the business of public relations unique is that she began her career as an aspiring writer. “I started out as a journalist in college,” Gatlin told me by phone. “But I thought it would be pretty cool to merge my passion for music.”
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