Nardi Media creates powerful, positive media exposure for book authors, influencers, national brands, and non-profit organizations. We bring years of production, publicity, reporting, and branding experience. We have a journalism and media vocabulary that is firmly rooted in what works, and we have the contacts, expertise, and experience to book clients on national and local television, radio, podcasts, print, online, and more.
The real secret to our success, however, is the genuine love of the job. It’s why we have deep connections within every major market and media outlet, why we know precisely which broadcast strategies would be most effective for our clients, and why we never stop learning.
It’s also why we can’t wait to get up in the morning.
Our strategies work because we’ve lived in the production trenches, we’ve been on the receiving end of pitches, and we know what appeals, resonates, and results in contagious success. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another media relations firm with a track record that matches its unstoppable enthusiasm for client recognition.
Meet Ashley Bernardi
Founder and Director of Media Relations
Veteran news booker and producer Ashley Bernardi created Nardi Media, LLC, in 2015, a culmination of over a decade of booking and producing experience television broadcasting, satellite media tours, radio tours, media strategy, and logistics. More important than her lengthy list of accolades—which include serving as a top booker for The Early Show on CBS News, the Senior Booker and Producer for energyNOW! on Bloomberg TV, Washington Post Live, and hosting a cooking show—is her passion for publicity. It has not only fueled her own career and business launch, but the successes of every author, personality, company, and organization she has ever promoted.
Her experience is steeped in journalism, which means research is a second language and creating connections with audiences is a close third. “I’ve worked with Heads of State, celebrities, lawmakers, and best-selling authors, and I get inspired by the work they do,” adds Bernardi. “I feel most alive when I’m doing radio media tours or watching my clients nail their interviews in television studios. There’s nothing like having a client with a message that could change hearts, change lives, or change the world—and giving them a microphone.”
Ashley Bernardi has helped clients grow from zero exposure to household names on the New York Times Best Sellers list. She enjoys helping book authors, celebrities, non-profit organizations, and national brands increase their exposure, credibility, and potential for new opportunities. You’ll find the results of her infectious energy on The Doctors, CBS This Morning, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, goop, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, MSNBC, and NPR.
Ashey hosts the award-winning podcast 2 Girls Talking with her friend Anna Davalos, founder of Alejo Media. She has a deep passion and interest in topics related to health, wellness, science, spirituality, well-being, and parenting, and recently completed her certificate in the Science of Well Being at Yale University. Ashley is working on her first book to be published in 2021, which compiles interviews from the world's top leaders in science, wellness, health, spirituality, and more, in a pocketbook guide for hope and healing.
The oldest child in a proud military family, Ashley was born in Schweinfurt, Germany, and has lived and worked in New York City and Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her family.
MEET JUSTIN GOLDSTEIN
AGENCY PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Justin is an award-winning public relations practitioner, developing and implementing communications programs that have supported clients in public affairs, technology, consumer, lifestyle and more.
In recent years, Justin has coordinated event press campaigns for the Consumer Electronics Show, Detroit Auto Show and Conference of Mayors. Justin also served as morning drive producer at WRHU-FM, New York’s number one non-commercial radio station.
His work has been recognized by PR News, PR Newswire and the Hermes Creative Awards.
Justin serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America’ s New York chapter.
MEET BLAINE HECK
MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST
Blaine is a seasoned PR pro who specializes in securing strategic placements that drive consumer engagement and multi-platform media attention. Her extensive contact list covers all the major media platforms from national talk shows to reach the masses to niche podcasts and bloggers with enthusiastic and engaged audiences.
Her career has taken her across all types of industry from high-end fashion at La Perla; to Entertainment media with the Bauer Media Group, to the latest in scientific innovations with 3D Systems and a leader in non-fiction publishing at Hay House.
MEET MEAGAN HARRIS
MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST
Meagan Harris has over a decade of publicity experience in the publishing industry. She began her career with Simon & Schuster before spending a few years with Penguin Random House. She then returned to Simon & Schuster in 2014 to help launch the Scout Press imprint where she was most recently the Associate Director of Publicity. Meagan has worked with numerous bestselling authors over the course of her career, from debut to established writers. Meagan joined Nardi Media in January 2020.
MEET ALEXANDRA ISRAEL
Alexandra Israel is an absolute rockstar at securing media placements. Think of her as the “Media Whisperer”. In addition to presenting you with media opportunities, Alexandra will work with you directly to coordinate opportunities.
For as long as she can remember, Alexandra has been passionate about reading books and seeing art. Since graduating from Bates College in 2010, she has been working in public relations and has vast experience working on launch campaigns, communication strategies and media outreach for different authors and artists. Alexandra has worked both in-house and at different PR agencies. This experience has allowed her to combine these dual interests (the arts and publishing share a lot more in common than one may think!).
MEET JANINE INSCOE
Janine is the Executive Assistant for Nardi Media, in other words, she is the glue that holds it all together. When she is not keeping us all on task and on schedule, you can find Janine on the soccer field as she is also a professional soccer coach and played soccer for UCLA.
MEET LINDSEY LOPEZ HORWITZ
ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGER
Lindsey is Nardi Media’s Online Business Manager supporting operational and project management. With over 15 years of experience, Lindsey’s entrepreneurial background has taken her all over the world from the Pacific Northwest to Guatemala and beyond.
Her experience includes owning and running a variety of businesses including restaurants, event coordination, community management and even a stint in craft beer!