When it comes to getting help in public relations or in marketing, trying to find who might be the best for your interests can be a difficult and grueling task, especially since everyone seems to make the same promises with mediocre results. When it comes to music and entertainment in Los Angeles however, there has been a name floating in the last few years that has a proven track record of weaving together some truly special campaigns. Ashley Coffey has extensive history in going above and beyond for her clients, and at the young age of 26, she’s already carving a name for herself in both activism and entertainment, proving that she can handle anything and everything that comes her way.
Her career officially began at the esteemed PR agency, The Chamber Group, after she graduated from Chapman University in 2012. There, she worked with a roster that balanced both up-and-coming clients like Anderson .Paak and Kehlani (both of which she played an integral role in signing) as well as mainstream artists like Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo, & YG. Coffey was clearly beloved at The Chamber Group, and her abilities took her from intern to Executive Assistant to PR Coordinator within the span of three years. When the company’s LA office closed down in 2015, she was offered a position in their New York location that she later turned down to start the next phase of her life - freelance.
Since her time at The Chamber Group, Coffey has shifted her focus on campaigns she truly believes in, dedicating herself to projects that meet at the intersection of politics, racial and gender minority rights, and of course, hip hop. Previous projects include campaigns for ESSENCE Festival, ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood, ASCAP Stellar Awards, After-School All-Stars Los Angeles as well as Blackout Festival and #RESIST. A major forthcoming project for her is the Vox Media's Code Conference, a special conference that will be featuring Hilary Clinton & Kamala Harris this year. On top of that, she also often has campaigns with Rostrum Records, the label home to KT Tunstall, Mod Sun, and Boaz, among others.
She’s also funneling her activism and marketing genius through a new platform she has created called We Take Note. To put it in her own words, the website aims to “bring people closer together through the power of storytelling” and help those with a “desire to change the world through their creativity” get together to create and grow. They’ve since decided that a large part of their story-sharing will focus on a person’s creative process, and the story-sharing platform has become quintessential in Coffey’s creative process as much as those in the LA creative scene.
The still incredibly young freelancer does all of her work with a sunny disposition that makes working in the world of PR seem effortless, and she’s a calming figure in a world that is often so manic and high pressure. Balancing her creativity and marketing prowess together to bring unique and individualized campaigns, she shows integrity in her work, honesty in her beliefs, and a fiery dedication to bringing serious success for those she partners with.