Nicole Kanner offers a wealth of experience in restaurant, hospitality and lifestyle public relations. Having worked in the Boston industry for six years, Nicole is a natural out-of-the-box thinker and brings with her fresh ideas and innovative perspective. Through her agency, all heart pr, Nicole is able to offer clients the focus, attention to detail and the level of service that larger agencies often do not extend.
Nicole’s energetic spirit coupled with her strong foundation in the Boston food, social and lifestyle press, have allowed her to develop close editorial relationships with local and national media.
With Regan Communications Group, Nicole’s projects included restaurant dante, Prezza, Sibling Rivalry, Legal Sea Foods (New England), Todd English’s Olive Group, Mohegan Sun and yogaHOPE. While employed with Regan, Nicole was promoted from Senior Account Manager to Director of Restaurant Strategy. In her new role, Nicole oversaw all strategic efforts for all restaurant and hospitality clients.
Prior to this, Nicole played an integral role at The Castle Group, where she managed multiple consumer account including Plymouth Gin, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Croma Restaurant, Temple Downtown Restaurant + Lounge, Sage Hospitality Group, and Radius, Great Bay, and Via Matta Restaurants. Additionally, Nicole served as a primary media relations contact Stacy’s Pita Chips, Au Bon Pain, Dancing Deer Baking Company, The Colonnade Hotel, Brasserie Jo, Natural Feast, Alpine Pure and Eons.com.
Nicole accepted a public relations position working with Chris Haynes, CEO of CBH Communications after graduate school. CBH Communications gave Nicole the opportunity to experience the ins and outs of opening a Boston restaurant, of which she played a critical role. Former clients include the South End’s Stella, Union Bar and Grille, Aquitaine Bar a vin Bistro, Armani Café, Middlesex Lounge, Audubon, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks, the Foundation Lounge, Domani Bar & Trattoria. In addition to restaurants, Nicole also was given the opportunity to work with fashion retail outlets such as Club Monaco and Nanette Lepore, in addition to beauty clients such as Vidal Sassoon. Nicole managed the public relations outreach for all of Vidal Sassoon 13 salons across the United States.
Nicole moved to Boston from sunny Miami, Florida to attend the Integrated Marketing Communications graduate program at Emerson College. During her academic tenure, she was accepted into the highly regarded internship program at Cone, Inc. As leaders in cause-marketing public relations, Nicole used the experience to her advantage as she worked with ConAgra Foods CSR program, Feeding Children Better. Nicole also had the opportunity to serve as CEO Carol Cone’s personal intern.
Nicole is originally from south Florida. Her passions lie in traveling, learning about food, big red wines, books you can’t put down and all things independent music. She gives all heart to her favorite charities including yogaHOPE and AIDS Action Committee.
Alden & Harlow
AIDS Action Committee
Better Batch Cookies
Boston Fashion Week
East Coast Grill
Eat Your Heart Out Boston
Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Café By: Joanne Chang
Foundry on Elm
Island Creek Oysters
Nubar at the Commander
The Salty Pig
Second Time Around
Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm By: Erin Byers Murray
Silvertone Bar & Grill
The Greater Boston Food Bank
The Loft Salon + Day Spa
Trina's Starlite Lounge
The Urban Grape
The Urban Hound
Vine Brook Tavern