Working with our clients to get them placed in top-tier enterprise and trade media is foundational to a great PR strategy. Attaining those high-quality placements only works when smartypants, like Look Left’s Media Relations Strategist Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac, cultivate long-lasting, trusting relationships with reporters at important media outlets.
Amy-Gabrielle is a PR and media professional with more than seven years of experience in media relations for B2B markets. For five of those years, she also simultaneously worked in public affairs, marketing, and corporate communications for trade associations in Washington, DC, and the Washington metro area. Prior to that, Amy-Gabrielle worked in media for a presidential campaign and in the press offices of two U.S. senators on Capitol Hill.
Get to know Amy-Gabrielle and the rest of the Look Left Team in our Meet the Team Q&A:
Prior to working here, how did you discover your passion for PR?
DC was where political communication and PR intersected. While pursuing my master’s in language and communication with a political communication concentration at Georgetown University, I gained political comms experience — from senators’ Capitol Hill press offices to a presidential campaign. While working in public affairs for a trade association, I discovered a knack and passion for PR when I placed my first national news story. The coverage positively impacted an entire industry, and it positively impacted my career path by leading me to PR.
What is your favorite part of the LLM work environment? What do you find most fulfilling about working here?
Look Left is an environment of collaboration. We follow best practices, set goals, and measure progress, so it’s very strategy-driven. Everyone is highly knowledgeable in their area of expertise, so it’s fulfilling to work with a group motivated to deliver quality. You know that when someone at Look Left makes a decision, it’s the best decision that could have been made.
How did you find out about LLM and what drew you to work for the company?
Tech and telecom advocacy is part of my background, and I prioritized staying in tech — Look Left’s specialty. The fully remote work environment demonstrated that Look Left understood the efficiency, productivity, and work-life balance that results from remote work.
What is your favorite hobby, sport, or leisurely activity?
I love to play golf. Having played NCAA DII golf, I still try to play competitively in local tournaments. Golf requires strength but also finesse, so finding that balance is both an invigorating mental and physical challenge. It relaxes and energizes me. Let’s play a round!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
If I could have any superpower, I would want to be able to speak any language. French is my second language, and I have very minimal conversational skills in Italian, German, Spanish, and Croatian, but I would love to be able to speak fluently with anyone in the world. There is no stronger bond to a culture than through language.