About Us

Key Team Members

Jackie Bazan-Ross

Jackie Bazan-Ross

President / CEO

Since founding BazanPR in 1994, Jackie Bazan-Ross has devoted her energies to increasing the industry’s awareness of the underserved African-American market. She brings more than 17 years of PR and marketing experience to clients in film, television, publishing and corporate public relations. Her expertise as well as her keen insights, contacts, and collaborative approach with clients have earned her a reputation as a respected leader in the entertainment industry.

Evelyn Santana

Evelyn Santana

Senior Vice President, Operations

Evelyn Santana has been a key figure in the growth and success of BazanPR since the company's inception. In addition to managing day-to-day business affairs for the firm, Evelyn oversees national and regional publicity campaigns for film and television events. She has drawn on her extensive entertainment PR experience to spearhead high-profile campaigns for films including Inside Man, Ray, Scary Movie I, II and III, Tupac Resurrection, 4 Little Girls, Spy Kids I and II and The Others.

Our Professional Services


BazanPR is an independent full-service agency that provides clients with a wide range of public relations and marketing services. Our strengths are in the fields of entertainment, event marketing, publishing, and corporate PR.

Working from our offices in New York and Los Angeles and with affiliates throughout the United States and Toronto, BazanPR combines business savvy with a creative flair to put our clients in the media spotlight. We produce strategic results for clients as diverse as Spike Lee and DaimlerChrysler.

Since our founding in 1994, BazanPR has developed strong contacts with mainstream media while also effectively reaching out to the African-American market to produce targeted public relations and marketing campaigns.

BazanPR offers our clients unparalleled expertise, enthusiasm, and professionalism. We’re proud to say we maintain long-term relationships with our clients, with talent, and with the media, based on trust, dependability, and a stellar track record.

Our Approach

Experience. Integrity. Attention to detail. Hard work. These are qualities that BazanPR brings to its relationships with clients, large and small.

As an independent agency, we're nimble and responsive which insures that our clients get personalized attention. We are always proactive but also quick to capitalize on opportunities.

BazanPR has the experience, the contacts, and the industry clout to make things happen locally, nationally and internationally. Our carefully crafted campaigns cover every possible angle to blanket both mainstream and specialized media with our client's message. We generate high consumer awareness, whether it's a movie premiere at the Cannes Film Festival or a Ben & Jerry's store branding in New York City.

BazanPR understands the minority market. We give our clients access to the minority community by drawing on our thorough and ongoing research of the African-American market: consumer interests, preferences, and habits, as well as the latest trends and fads.

BazanPR brings business to show business. We give our corporate clients access to celebrities and the entertainment world. By creating marketing opportunities for cross-promotions, product tie-ins and openings, we link our clients to high-profile events and publicity.

BazanPR is sensitive to the individual needs of talent, whether it's a celebrity or a corporate executive. We understand and respect the creative temperament and the demands placed on celebrity and we work closely with the talent to help them realize their vision and marketing objectives.

Business Certifications

BazanPR is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council and the Southern California Minority Business Development Council.



Virginia Kelly
VK & Associates
Toronto, ON CANADA

Phone: 416.466.9799
Fax: 416.469.5198


Making a Difference

BazanPR recognizes the importance of supporting our communities across America in a variety of ways. Giving back to the communities we serve, both corporately and individually, is an important part of who BazanPR is.

We are proud to provide pro bono public relations counsel to up-and-coming independent filmmakers, enabling tomorrow's leaders to achieve their dreams today.

Career Opportunities

BazanPR provides a wide range of career opportunities to seasoned professionals as well as those starting out in the field. In addition, we provide internships for motivated high school, college, and MBA students interested in learning about the industry and in pursuing a career in the public relations and marketing fields.

The BazanPR internship program gives hard-working, ambitious future professionals the opportunity to learn about public relations and marketing firsthand by becoming an integral part of our team. Staff provides guidance and leadership while giving our interns the encouragement to take initiative and make significant contributions to our programs.

BazanPR offers graduate students pursuing their MBA degrees the opportunity to apply their marketing and research skills in the business world. To learn more about BazanPR's MBA Internship Program contact mbainternships@bazanpr.com.

College Undergraduate
Year round, BazanPR provides internship opportunities to college juniors and seniors, offering them meaningful experience in all aspects of public relations, from media relations to event marketing. To learn more about BazanPR's College Undergraduate Internship Program contact internships@bazanpr.com.

High School
Each summer, BazanPR provides paid internships to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in public relations and marketing. Working closely with BazanPR staff, students are introduced to a professional office environment and learn first-hand about all that goes into generating successful awareness campaign. To learn more about BazanPR's High School Internship Program contact highschoolinternships@bazanpr.com.