About

Pitch Perfect PR is a public relations company raising awareness of a diverse range of clients through creative press campaigns designed for print, online, broadcast, and visual media. We represent artists across a wide spectrum of ideas and styles, all of whom are committed to maintaining integrity and individuality in their work. Throughout the company’s existence, we have built and continue to foster strong relationships with television bookers and producers, editors and writers for national, glossy publications, daily and weekly newspapers, online publications, NPR programs, and podcasts, and we have spearheaded successful campaigns for musicians, music festivals, films, books, television programs, comedians and beyond.

 

Pitch Perfect PR works closely with our clients to create thoughtful and respectable campaigns individually tailored to their specific preferences and needs. We are committed to presenting our client’s work to appropriate outlets and audiences in a way that makes them comfortable and helps them reach their goals. We give careful consideration to each potential project, and only take on clients whose work we truly believe is the right fit for us. Additionally, we work hard to ensure each client knows they are a huge priority to us, and aim to never spread ourselves thin.

JESSICA LINKER

FOUNDER

Chicago-based, Louisville-bred Jessica Linker founded Pitch Perfect PR in 2005 after handling national publicity at Thrill Jockey Records and affiliate marketing/partner relations for RollingStone.com. She appreciates a good pair of socks, a great game of hoops, and would happily eat your birthday cake.

JACOB DANEMAN

EXECUTIVE PUBLICIST

Jacob Daneman has been with Pitch Perfect PR since 2008. Ask him about his varied odd jobs prior to joining Jessica Linker and he’ll spin you quite the yarn. A classically-trained clarinetist from Northwestern University’s School of Music, he was corrupted by the powers of punk and avant-garde music by his college radio station and has not played a scale since.

PATRICK TILLEY

SENIOR NATIONAL PUBLICIST

Patrick Tilley started at Pitch Perfect PR in August 2011. His interest in the music industry began as an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he booked shows for four years. This led to an internship at Big Hassle Media and his first music job at Missing Piece Group. He currently resides in New York City.

SAM MCALLISTER

SENIOR NATIONAL PUBLICIST

Sam McAllister has been with Pitch Perfect since 2012, and was an intern for a year prior. He is an enthusiast of the following things: good coffee, burritos, hoodies, and Steely Dan (RIP Walter).

YURI KWON

NATIONAL PUBLICIST

Yuri joined Pitch Perfect PR in 2021 after spending many years in NYC working for music venue Joe’s Pub and Blake Zidell & Associates. She loves knowing what your favorite treat is, seeing live music and exploring Chicago with her kids.

AHMAD ASANI

NATIONAL PUBLICIST

After working at various music venues around Chicago, Ahmad started as an intern at Pitch Perfect and has been with the company since 2016. He is an 80s music aficionado who DJs and watches movies in his free time. He now resides in New York.

JAYCEE ROCKHOLD

NATIONAL/TOUR PUBLICIST

After moving to Chicago from Denver, Jaycee Rockhold found herself involved in the music scene by co-editing a music blog and interning at various places like Numero Group and Paradigm Talent Agency. She is fond of 90's rock, rom-coms, and good ole' road trips.

BEN DEMARS

SENIOR TOUR & FESTIVAL PUBLICIST

Ben joined Pitch Perfect PR in 2023 after working with artists as a Junior Publicist at Missing Piece Group and with contemporary art organizations as an Account Manager at Blue Medium Inc; prior to working in PR, he managed a music venue and promoter in Burlington, VT. Outside of work you can find him riding his bike and listening to the deep cuts of Dolly Parton’s catalogue.

JON-CARLO MANZO

TOUR PUBLICIST

Jon-Carlo Manzo graduated from New York University in May 2021, where he booked shows for the school's program board and began working in digital marketing for Fire Talk Records.

MATT GRIMM

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Matt joined Pitch Perfect in 2023 after years of booking for DIY and all-ages venues in Nevada and Ohio, along with interning for Pitch Perfect for a year prior. Outside of work you can catch him religiously watching baseball, playing bass in his hardcore band, and serving the occasional drink at a neighborhood bar.