Nicole Hanratty is a communication expert with decades of experience in content creation, branding and multimedia journalism.

Nicole Hanratty, Communication Expert


Nicole Hanratty works with companies to craft their messaging in a consistent and consise manner.  She helps develop engaging social media campaigns, 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 advice (logo, style guides, messaging) to website development and content production, Nicole oversees all aspects of brand communication.

Nicole has managed and developed 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 VP of Communication at Brand Wagon Agency.  She manages and directs a team of multimedia content creators. 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 spearheading branding and communication systems from conception to grand opening for the innovative state-of-the-heart craft brewery and showroom, 14Cannons.com.

Nicole’s PR experience includes handling press relations for the owner and builder of The Bachelor Mansion and overseeing a website redesign for the general contractor The Marshall Group, buildingthebest.com.

Nicole previously headed public relations and content creation for television host Darren Kavinoky and www.darrenkavinoky.com. She also wrote and helped produced radio, print and television commercials for Kavinoky’s well-known brand 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.