Now that you’ve met so many other members of my amazing team, I would love to introduce my incredible publicist, Haley Hileman!
Haley truly knows what it’s like to hustle—she not only oversees much of what I do, but also works with many other clients including Kevin Hart. In fact, she was the mastermind behind my special guest appearance on Kevin Hart’s show Cold As Balls—a moment I truly can’t forget!
However, celebrity publicity wasn’t Haley’s first taste of the entertainment industry, a true fun fact is that Haley played one of the Kindergarteners in the movie Kindergarten Cop as a kid! How cool is that?
Haley is the type of person that will drop everything to help you in a heartbeat and I couldn’t be more thankful to have her by my side.
Erin Andrews: What does the day to day of being a top celebrity publicist look like?
Haley Hileman: One of the best parts about being a Publicist is that every day is different. My job allows me to work on many different types of clients in various fields. Some days I am heavily involved in film and television marketing campaigns, while the next day could be dedicated to working on a charity that my client is an ambassador for. The days are long, and we don’t often get weekends or holidays off, but the ability to work on multiple projects across different sectors of PR, Marketing, and Social Media keeps the job and my life exciting.
EA: What is your biggest advice for people trying to work in PR, specifically celebrity PR?
HH: Hustle, Hustle, Hustle – the job is not about just what is being asked of you, but about always going the extra distance and anticipating the needs and wants of your clients. To be successful you have to be 10 steps ahead…otherwise RUN in the other direction. This job is not for the faint of heart.
EA: Let’s just clear the air…you like working with me better than Kevin Hart right??
HH: One of the best parts of my jobs is when I am able to bring clients together and collaborate. It was such a highlight when you did COLD AS BALLS! Otherwise, my clients are like my children and I can’t pick a favorite 😊
EA: When did you know you wanted to be a publicist?
HH: I knew I wanted to be a publicist when I interned at BWR in college. I loved the fast-paced nature of the work and how even the smallest decision or idea could be seen around the world. It’s one of the few jobs that still has global impact and where you have the possibility to change the zeitgeist.
EA: What is the biggest misconception about publicists?
HH: That we are all “Mean Girls”– I take pride in being known as one of the “nice ones” and always try to maneuver with kindness and empathy.
EA: What was the “I’ve made it” moment for you in your career?
HH: I am still working towards it!!
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