Company: Brew Media Relations
Position: Founder

Search Public Relations maven on Google and a photo of Brooke Hammerling just might pop up. She runs the show at Brew Media Relations, an aggressive PR firm with a who's who of startup luminaries, including GroupMe, Zong, Bluefin Labs, Adaptly, and Wordpress. Her secret? "We make introductions [for clients] that lead to investment, that lead to partnerships, that lead to customer acquisition," she told The New York Observer. “It goes beyond getting a story in a publication.”