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

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Nicole Hanratty is VP of Communication at Brand Wagon Agency. Her clients range from celebrities to major brands and independent start-ups.

Nicole Hanratty previously 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.



As an independent communications consultant, Nicole works with a variety of clients.

She spearheaded branding and communication systems from conception to grand opening for the innovative state-of-the-heart craft brewery and showroom, 14Cannons.com.

Nicole worked with the owner and builder of The Bachelor Mansion. She facilitated the creation of their social media and managed a major website redesign for the general contractor The Marshall Group, buildingthebest.com.

Nicole 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 Hanratty has nearly two decades of experience writing, creating 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 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.


Nicole’s education includes M.S. degree in Communications, specializing in Journalism Innovation from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; 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.

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