Howard Bragman / Founder and CEO

Howard Bragman has become one of America’s best-known PR and crisis experts because of his experience, wisdom, calmness and straightforward yet empathetic manner. He has worked with some of the most recognized people in the world and managed some of the highest profile press moments of this millennium and last.

LaBrea.Media is the distillation of 35+ years of Bragman’s media and marketing experience into a responsive, nimble and world-class consultancy. Bragman manages a small team of some of the best and brightest PR talent around, yet is personally and intimately involved when the situation warrants it.

LaBrea.Media represents talent, entertainment companies, brands, causes and digital entities.

Bragman was an award-winning adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications and is the author of the best-selling book, “Where’s My Fifteen Minutes? (Penguin/Portfolio). He has received numerous awards for his work as an activist for those with HIV/AIDS, LGBT civil rights and Jewish causes. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband, a nationally-respected horse trainer.

Our Services

Media Relations

We generate awareness for clients and their initiatives through the power of earned media.

Crisis Communications

We help people and companies weather reputational setbacks and have led communications on some of the most high profile crises of the past two decades.

Event Publicity

We oversee all media relations activities for award shows, non-profit galas and brand events, to name a few.

Social Media

We develop and execute social strategies aimed at building loyal and engaged audiences.

Strategic Partnerships

We open doors of opportunity for clients through the right alliances.

Influencer Engagement

We help clients gain exposure by tapping into the audiences of relevant influencers.


Contact Howard Bragman regarding a crisis matter at 323.508.3700

Inquire about the agency's PR services at 323.556.9700.

Categories We Service

Entertainment, Tech and Media

We combine exceptional industry and media relationships across entertainment and technology to develop campaigns that elevate client awareness and drive impactful buzz.

Consumer Brands

We develop and execute PR strategies that drive positive media coverage and consumer interest for brands including automotive, consumer tech, health and wellness, hospitality and cannabis.

Talent and Personalities

We represent a diverse cross-section TV and film talent, leading lifestyle and cultural personalities, best-selling authors and thought leaders.