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ssp was founded by Samantha Slaven-Bick, who worked as a consumer magazine editor and marketer/copywriter for brands including Gap Inc. and Procter & Gamble before launching her agency in a tiny sublet office space on Sunset Blvd. in 2002. Over the past 15+ years, she and her team have grown and evolved with a changing industry to remain an indispensable and strategic partner to their clients. We share close, long-standing relationships with top-drawer media and influencers, who look to us as a well-rounded, reliable and pro-active resource for all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Our in-house PR showroom is frequented by influencers, stylists, editors and VIPs pulling samples and product for a variety of stories, shoots and projects, and our clients are regularly integrated into high-profile consumer-facing and industry events.
Serving on both in-house marketing teams and in editorial leadership positions enabled Samantha to develop a deep understanding and insight into both media and brands. Her love for writing engaging, on-point collateral, strategic planning, trendspotting and creative idea generation gets her out of bed every morning! Our dedicated team of publicists and assistants hails from the top lifestyle agencies in LA and NYC, and our VIP, digital and editorial teams work collaboratively across all accounts. Collectively we’ve worked with clients ranging from publicly traded companies to celebrity-backed fashion brands and scrappy indie start-ups.
With Samantha as the creative and strategic lead, our team works together on every account, so the passion, breadth and tenacity of the entire agency is dedicated to every client.
Read a little more about Samantha here.
We’re constantly evolving and adapting to new technologies and methodologies to keep our clients top-of-mind and relevant in a rapidly changing industry. From global fashion labels and indie beauty collections to health & wellness start ups and sustainable skincare brands, we have a deep well of knowledge and experience in all things lifestyle, and work one-on-one with each client to develop a strategy that reaches and exceeds their brand, product and positioning goals.
- Print & digital media placement
- Influencer relations
- Celebrity dressing & seeding
- Editorial & Influencer events/previews
- Brand & product launches
- Strategic marketing
- Brand partnerships
- Event production & integration
- Talent procurement & negotiations
- Cause marketing
- Special projects