Nicole Hanratty is a marketing communication expert and brand strategist.

Nicole Hanratty, Communication Expert


Nicole Hanratty works with companies to maximize brand strategy and implement messaging in a consistent and consise manner across platforms.  She develops brand activations, strategic sponsorships, marketing campaigns, engaging social media initiatives, oversees development of strategic alliances, helps secure press opportunities and works with brands to ensure their story is told on relevant platforms.  Her clients range from celebrities to major brands and independent start-ups. 

Nicole Hanratty served on the City of Westlake Village Cultural Recreation Board and is a current member of the Forbes Communication Council. She is also a member of the International Communication Association. Nicole also donates her time to charitable event planning and promotion.


Nicole Hanratty has nearly two decades of experience writing, creating, producing and editing multimedia content.

As a music blog editor of lifeofarockstar.com, Nicole Hanratty gave early press to startup bands that went on to receive major coverage. 

Nicole’s work has also appeared on Forbes.com, in Las Vegas Women’s Magazine, and in Pasadena Magazine.


From branding development (packaging, taglines, logo, style guides, messaging) to activations, Nicole has extensive experience bringing brands to life.

Nicole has managed and developed international events, sponsored celebrity events, print campaigns, eBook launches, public relation campaigns, rebrands, logo development, style guides, social media strategies, graphic design projects, commercial production, e-commerce websites, creative marketing strategies, visual content creation, video production and photo shoots.

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Nicole Hanratty is an independent consultant.  Nicole develops ROI-based marketing and communication plans.  She oversees all aspects of branding and content strategy for a variety of high profile clients in industries that range from multi-million dollar companies to charity, entertainment, and start-ups.

As an independent communication consultant, Nicole works with brands to streamline their messaging and unify cross-platform content.

Her experience includes working as VP of a Los Angeles marketing agency where she managed a team of creatives for two years.

Nicole independently spearheaded branding and marketing initiatives from conception to grand opening for the innovative state-of-the-heart craft brewery and showroom, 14Cannons.com.

Nicole’s PR experience includes coordinating interviews for Bhang Corporation, Verdant Distribution, Beachbody’s Autumn Calabrese, the owner and builder of The Bachelor Mansion, television host Darren Kavinoky and 1.800.No.Cuffs.



Nicole’s education includes a M.S. degree in Communication, specializing in Journalism Innovation from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication; M.A. degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Politics from CSUN; and B.A. degree in Legal Studies and Politics with an emphasis in International Law from UCSC.


Nicole has a passion for giving back to charity. She spent a week helping to produce music for the Gymnastics event at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Nicole sponsored and produced holiday concerts for abused and neglected children at Casa Pacifica. She annually serves on planning committees for fundraising events such as UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier and the Lupus LA Orange Ball and Celebrity Poker Tournament.