With nearly fifteen years of entertainment, television, lifestyle and corporate experience, Stephanie Ceccarelli is a seasoned media relations veteran. And while Stephanie most recently specialized in television program and corporate publicity, her career roster includes a host of diverse corporate, lifestyle and entertainment clients.
Most recently, Stephanie served as Vice President, Program Publicity and Corporate Communications at Viacom Media Networks in Santa Monica, CA. In this role, she spearheaded publicity campaigns for Country Music Television’s (CMT) non-scripted shows. Stephanie’s efforts were aimed at driving show tune-in for ratings success and she was also responsible for helping shape and implement consumer, business and trade press strategies in support of broader Viacom brand priorities. Stephanie led a team of three while at CMT.
Prior to CMT, Stephanie quickly climbed the ranks at leading Los Angeles entertainment PR agency, Rogers & Cowan (R&C). Over the course of almost eight years, she was promoted four times; she started as a Senior Account Executive and worked her way up to Vice President, Entertainment Publicity, where she began operating her own department and was responsible for strategic oversight of a five-person team. During her time at R&C, Stephanie developed and directed public relations campaigns for a variety of high-profile clients including Food Network, Villa San Juliette Winery (Paso Robles, CA), Sarloos & Sons Winery (Los Olivos, CA), “So You Think You Can Dance” (the show and tour), Dylan’s Candy Bar, interior designer and wife to Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Kristen Buckingham, Oxygen network, History Channel, AEG and 19 Entertainment, to name a few. Stephanie also represented high-profile personalities such as CEO of Nigel Lythgoe Productions, executive producer of juggernaut “American Idol” and co-creator, judge and executive producer of Fox’s long-running, hit summer show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” Nigel Lythgoe. As part of her decade-long representation of Nigel, Stephanie not only managed his personal PR and brand positioning efforts, she also led all corporate PR initiatives on his behalf.
Stephanie relocated to Las Vegas, NV in October, 2016, from Manhattan Beach, CA, when her husband, Chris, accepted an offer from Caesars Entertainment to work on the Brand Alliances team. Three months later, she joined Kirvin Doak Communications and is currently leading a team of four. Her clients range from Miracle Mile Shops, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Tuscany Suites & Casino to Blue Man Group, Major Series of Putting, HELP of Southern Nevada, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and Credit One Bank.
Over the years, Stephanie has cultivated and maintained strong media relationships and has a proven track record of knowing how to successfully navigate those relationships for editorial and other press opportunities. Stephanie’s unique and diverse background enables her to create and execute successful media strategies within virtually any PR category.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications with a concentration in Journalism. She spent her sophomore year studying at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina where she received a certificate of completion in International Public Relations. She completed her major and studies in Spanish in Granada, Spain at the Universidad de Granada.
Stephanie, her husband and their beloved chocolate Labrador and “furbaby,” Moose, are enjoying learning all there is to know about their new city and home.