We help capture your message so it’s relatable and so the people you’re trying to help most will be impacted to take action.

We uplift the voices of those
who uplift the world.

We help capture your message so it’s relatable and so the people you’re trying to help most will be impacted to take action.

We uplift the voices of those who uplift the world.

You want to make a difference in the world.

You want to expand your reach and create brand awareness.

You want to create and leave a legacy.

And you want to trust the media relations team you’re working with. 

We are not your typical PR firm. 

What We Stand For:

We always find ways to expand upon the opportunity to learn, explore, grow, and educate ourselves.

Nardia Media LLC is a full service media relations firm that specializes in media placements and training for authors, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, companies, and more. We elevate the voices of the world’s leading companies, authors, thought leaders, and non-profits through strategic media placement, so they can change lives and make an impact.


Each member of our team has 10+ years experience in publicity and media relations and are expert pitch writers. We’ve spent countless hours writing pitches and establishing relationships with media personnel.  

Hi I’m Ashley Bernardi

The Founder and Director of Media Relations for Nardi Media. When I was a child, I would produce, write and direct our family news. I went on to anchor my high school news cast and was an award-winning editor for my college newspaper.

During college, I got an internship at CBS news. Hook, line, and sinker, I was in love. They ended up hiring me after the internship because I was so dedicated and I quickly climbed the ranks and traveled the world covering breaking news and booking top-notch guests for our shows.

When I started having children, I knew my travel days were over but I wanted to keep working in the newsroom on some level. I started working in PR, and I found myself loving the other side of the media. My love became finding the hook that I know the media will want to feature.

As a producer, I loved booking guests so much that my name on social was bookerbernardi. I love being able to vet people and match the stories to the relevant news. My clients would call me the “interview doctor” as I drill into their stories and help them find their true voice.

In 2015 I stepped away to start my own business in my basement playroom, surrounded by toys and babies because I felt called to work personally with people who had important messages to share. From there, the company has evolved into a world-class media relations firm that specializes in strategic media placements.

We’ve served 100s of clients with media placements in the most sought-after locations.

It’s been such a gift to help others share their stories and expertise in the world, to reach those that need to hear their message most. I am still in love with it today and my passion for media placement or help them build confidence and skills in media training sessions.


Meet The Nardi Media Team

World-class PR team | Award winning publicists | Journalists turned publicists

Meet Ashley Bernardi

Founder and Director of Media Relations

Ashley Bernardi is an award-winning podcaster and author, media relations expert and trainer, and founder of Nardi Media LLC, a full service media relations firm that specializes in media placements and training for authors, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, companies, and more. Ashley served as a network television news producer for nearly a decade, with credits including CBS News, Bloomberg TV, and The Washington Post. She has a passion for helping authors grow from zero exposure to household names on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Her clients have been placed in top-tier publications and media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, TODAY, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NPR, Fortune, Business Insider, USA TODAY, PEOPLE, TIME, CNBC, Bloomberg, Real Simple, and hundreds more. She is a regularly featured expert in the media, including Forbes, The Washington Times, Bloom TV, TinyBeans, and the Emmy award winning series “The Mother Side” airing on ABC in Washington, DC. She is author of the award winning book Authentic Power: Give Yourself Permission to Feel.

Caroline Pruett

Managing Director

Caroline is a dynamic leader and big thinker that loves to bring ideas to life, with more than 10 years of public relations experience and a specific focus on the tech industry. From the Democratic National Convention and Clinton Global Initiative to Facebook and Google, her past clients are a mashup of big players from Inside the Beltway and Silicon Valley. She’s made an impact at small and large PR agencies, supporting staff and client roster growth, as well as managing the most valuable clients at her prior agencies. Caroline synthesizes complex topics into digestible concepts for mainstream audiences and she’s always ready to roll up her sleeves to land top-tier media placements.

Blaine Heck

Lead Publicist

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.

Kara Prior

Lead Publicist

A "jackie of all trades," Kara Prior comes with nearly a decade of agency experience and a knack for storytelling across the lifestyle, celebrity and entertainment sectors. Her client roster has included the likes of global and American brands and personalities, such as lululemon, Netflix, Oscar De La Hoya, and more. She has a proven track record of securing boundary-pushing coverage for clients, as well as executing award-winning creative PR campaigns. Kara is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Samantha McIntyre

Lead Publicist

Samantha McIntyre is a 20-year vet of the media industry, with 16 years of experience writing for PEOPLE Magazine and extensive experience working in Public Relations designing and launching effective PR campaigns. She has a successful track record pitching and securing top-tier media coverage through a vast network of media contacts. Her expertise lies in drafting creative pitches and developing long-lasting relationships for optimal press coverage. media and a minor in psychology.

Vanessa King

Lead Publicist

Venessa King is a tenured expert in strategic marketing and communications with 18+ years of experience working on behalf of highly visible global brands. She considers herself a generalist with a diverse background in various industries that include fitness + wellness, fashion, hospitality, public policy/affairs, social good, etc.

Experience includes working with Alpha Industries, Alternative Apparel, Bombas, Diet Pepsi, H&M, Krispy Kreme, Marc Jacobs, Sony Playstation, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and more. She spent most of her career in NYC working for some of the most prestigious agencies such as KCD, Inc., LaForce & Stevens, Harrison & Shriftman, etc. where she launched brands, orchestrated unique collaborations, worked on celebrity campaigns, thrown massive events, ideated/facilitated iconic global campaigns, and so much more. Currently, King resides in Los Angeles with her family.

Ellen Gallagher

Publicity Associate

Ellen Gallagher is a Publicity Associate at Nardi Media where she helps keep campaigns fully organized and running on time. She was born and raised in Red Bank, New Jersey, but spent most of her life in Lorton, Virginia. She is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Ellen loves to learn, and is extremely excited to continue to learn and grow here with Nardi Media. She values responsibility, ownership, and creativity in all aspects of life, and is eager to continue to use this foundation in her work. When she is not behind the desk (or screen), she can usually be found at a nearby aquarium or at home watching documentaries. media and a minor in psychology.

Kathryn Lyons

Lead Publicist

Kathryn Lyons is a seasoned media and communications professional with demonstrated success in the fields of Digital, Print and Broadcast Media. She has represented top organizations in their efforts to bolster brand presence and awareness through, but not limited to: public and media relations, digital and social media, and online marketing.

As a former on-camera host and personality for television and digital platforms, and a producer for creative content and storytelling, Kathryn is an expert storyteller who infuses creativity and cunning wit into the content she creates. As an alumnus of NBC Universal, Kathryn has worked on the TODAY Show and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. A native of Tampa, Florida, she received her B.A. in mass media communications from Florida State University and currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Janine Inscoe

Operations Manager

Janine Inscoe, in addition to managing the operations for Nardi Media, is a military spouse, mother of three and professional girls soccer coach/director of coaching. She was awarded a full soccer scholarship to UCLA and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Biology. Her passion for coaching comes from not only loving the game, but from understanding how integral a coach can be in teaching young girls confidence, team work, resiliency, hard work, time management and many other life skills. She loves working as part of a team and it brings her great pleasure to work alongside the amazing women, mothers, entrepreneurs and CEOs that make up the Nardi Media Team.

Nicole Brindley

Executive Assistant

Nicole Brindley is the Executive Assistant and one of our newest team members here at Nardi Media. She has been a stay-at-home mom to 5 kids, to include a set of triplets, for the last 15 years. Nicole, her kids and husband live in Northern Virginia, where she also grew up. Nicole received her degree in Business from Radford University and right out of college, worked in Human Resources for the Federal Government. Her “babies” are getting older, and she was ready to jump back into the workforce with both feet. She is used to managing a busy, tight schedule with lots of moving parts. Nicole tries to encourage and support others, and loves seeing others succeed!

Excited to work with this team of experts?

In addition to our expert team, we also have an extensive network of specialists that we draw on to offer a fully integrated media campaign.

Attention Authors!

Are you a future or current author looking to make connections with other authors? Are you looking for a network of other authors to share support, ideas, and advice on the best ways to promote your book and your message? 

Join our Monthly Author Connection Call to connect, network, share ideas and advice, ask for help, and more! 

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