Our Team

Estes Public Relations is a media relations and marketing firm catering to the culinary, spirits, travel, association and lifestyle industries. In a market crowded with competition, our PR team can help you find your niche and make your message stand out amidst the daily flurry of information. Navigating the world of media is our specialty. Where do you want to go?

We use our relationships with media and industry leaders to cultivate loyalty among your clientele and reach new customers within your target audience. Because we communicate your story through credible advocates, including journalists for some of the top print, television, radio and social media, your distinctive identity and expertise gains a legitimacy in the public eye that advertising just can’t buy. Each Estes PR team member brings a unique asset to our firm from TV training to creative writing, recipe editing, digital marketing, graphic design and spirits education.

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For more than 16 years, Estes Public Relations has been a leader in culinary PR.


Named one of Louisville’s Best Places to Work in 2019, Estes Public Relations has garnered numerous professional awards in its 15 year history. Also in 2019, EPR received two Landmarks of Excellence Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Bluegrass chapter: awards of merit in the special events category (for work on the 2018 James Beard Foundation Taste America Louisville event) and the media relations category (for work opening Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar). The company also earned two Landmarks of Excellence awards in 2018: awards of merit in the special events category (for work on KMAC Couture 2018) and for strategic writing/strategic content (for a series of articles in The Voice-Tribune). Estes Public Relations has had two team members (current and former) that have earned the Rising Star award from PRSA Bluegrass, an annual award for public relations professionals under 32 years old: Tracy Green (2015) and Hayley Amoss (2018).

EPR received a 2009 Hermes Creative Award, an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. EPR was recognized with a Gold Award in the product launch category for its work with Louisville-based Bluegrass Soy Sauce (now Bourbon Barrel Foods). Estes Public Relations was a nominee for a 2008 Republic Bank We CARE Award. Estes Public Relations has been among the largest PR firms in Louisville since 2004.