Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Save the Date - Dec 10 - City Arts Boutique Grand Opening

WHAT: City Arts Boutique - Grand Opening Party & Christmas Open House

Come see our new space in Historic Woodlawn, check out some amazing art, and find that special handmade gift for your Christmas shopping!

WHEN: Saturday, December 10


WHERE: 5528 1st Ave South

Corner of 55th Place S. and 1st Ave North in Historic Woodlawn

Featured Local Artists & Vendors:

· Patsy Blake, Acrylic Paintings

· Cory Bordonaro, Letterpress

· Kathryn Cooper, Mixed Media

· Claire Cormany, Acrylic Paintings

· Elaine Davis, Scarves

· Nikki Davis, Mixed Media and Illustration

· Brooke Fleming, Quilts

· Jennifer Gamble Designs, Jewelry

· Jamie Harper, Illustration

· Tammy Harper, Wool Felting

· Ashley Lindsey, Printmaking and Illustration

· Jill Marlar, Intaglio Printmaking

· Clare Mathews, Weaver

· Kay Moates, Fiber Artist

· Allison Rhea, Mixed Media

· Amanda Blake Tuner, Acrylic Paintings

· Christy Turnipseed, Jewelry

· Molly Voight, Batik Artist

· Tallulah’s Designs by Heather Williams ... and more!

About City Arts Boutique

City Arts is a new concept boutique presenting an eclectic mix of art, handmade crafts, unique clothing, jewelry and more all created exclusively by local Birmingham artists. For more info, visit us on Facebook.

Media Contact: Uptown PR: Genevieve J. Douglass —

On-Site Contact: Brooke Fleming — 205. 902.3181


Monday, November 7, 2011

New Orleans Based PR Firm Takes on Birmingham Fashion Designer


New Orleans (Nov. 7, 2011)Uptown PR , a public relations and marketing firm based in New Orleans teams up with Birmingham-based fashion design Heather Williams to promote her line, Tallulah’s Designs.

Tallulah’s Designs focuses on women’s apparel with conservative and eclectic touches. Each piece is made from vintage and reclaimed materials and sold at a contemporary price point. Williams designs and makes the garments herself and takes orders to custom make her designs to fit her discerning clientele.

Her company also plans to work with nonprofit organizations in several countries in Africa and teach widows and orphans how to sew scarves and other garments. The products will then be sold, and 100 percent of the revenue will go back to the African communities.

"I am delighted to bring my design point of view to the public while also giving back to international communities," said Heather Williams, owner of Tallulah's Designs. "Sewing and fashion has always been passions of mine, and now I can take that passion and translate it into contributing to African villages' economies."

"I sought Uptown PR's services since they have such great experience with fashion PR, both throughout the Southeast and nationally and with national brands, and I am delighted to have them represent Tallulah's Designs."

Tallulah's Designs Pop-Up Shop at NOLA Fashion Week last month
The designer assisting customers at NOLAFW's Fashion Market
About Tallulah’s Designs
Tallulah's Designs, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a fashion design company that creates unique, hand-sewn women's clothing and accessories. With a commitment to detailed craftsmanship and compelling artistry, Tallulah's offers limited apparel and accessories that encompass an easy, effortless air. Using reclaimed fabrics and innovative style, the company seeks to craft original fashions that every woman can access. In addition, Tallulah's operates with an awareness of and dedication to the improvement of both local and international communities. For more information, visit:
About Uptown PR

Founded earlier this year in New Orleans, Uptown PR specializes in media relations, event and product promotions, social media and brand management. It offers integrated public relations and marketing solutions to develop and grow business for its clients.

Like it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter (@uptownpr) and look for it on LinkedIn. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Genevieve J. Douglass — - 504.496.8314


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Internship Opportunity

Internship Program

Core Strengths

Public relations representatives write, edit, make public appearances and speak on behalf of an agency. Interns will be expected to have strong written and oral communications, adhere to deadlines and be thorough. Good organizational skills a must.

Media Relations

Depending on the workload assigned to an intern, media interaction may be necessary but can be as simple as making phone calls for details on a community undertaking, sending invitations to events, securing press attendance or answering questions on in-house projects. Interns will be expected to contact media to request press kits and complete media lists.


Novices may be expected to attend events on behalf of the organization by accompanying a manager or marketing liaison.

Marketing & Social Media

Interns may help with pitching new concepts for media coverage angles. Public awareness is essential to brand development and is a key PR strategy. Bringing innovative social media ideas/tools is a plus.

Public Appearances

Looking the part by being presentable and well prepared is a requirement for apprentices looking to move ahead.

Administrative Tasks

Internships may require a level of routine administrative tasks, including organizing meetings, handling phone calls, e-mail communication, Internet research and even errand running.

Please note: This is not a paid internship. Students that apply should be looking to receive course credit or to fulfill their major requirement.


Genevieve J. Douglass


Wednesday, August 3, 2011


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Monday, August 1, 2011

New Public Relations and Marketing Firm Opens Uptown


New Public Relations and Marketing Firm Opens Uptown

New Orleans (Aug. 1, 2011) Uptown PR , a public relations and marketing firm, opens this month, bringing a new small business to the Uptown area.

Uptown PR specializes in media relations, event and product promotions, social media and brand management. It offers integrated public relations and marketing solutions to develop and grow business for its clients.

Founded by native New Orleanian, Genevieve Douglass, the firm focuses on brand growth for local businesses. After returning last year from Birmingham, Ala., Douglass saw a niche in the New Orleans market that her more than five years as a public relations and event/product marketing specialist could satisfy.

The firm services other local businesses throughout Southeast Louisiana such as Guest Law Firm in Kenner in Purely e Pilates + Barre in Baton Rouge.

"Uptown PR has helped my business identify target markers and develop successful strategies for reaching new clients," said James Guest, owner of Guest Law Firm. "I have increased my client base since working with them and will continue to utilize their services in the future."

 About Uptown PR

Uptown PR is a locally-owned and operated small business in the Uptown area of New Orleans. Like it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter (@uptownpr) and look for it on LinkedIn. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Uptown PR — 504.496.8314 *Genevieve J. Douglass —