At Prana PR, our goal is to connect you with the right people, from getting your brand in the headlines to booking an A-list celeb for your next event. Through our 30+ years of combined experience, we have executed media and marketing strategies that have elevated companies and talent to new levels of proven success.
Founded in 2019 by two independent publicists, Suzie Cornell and Wendy Zipes Hunter, Prana PR, a boutique style agency, was born out of a working relationship when the two former DreamWorks, SKG colleagues reunited in South Florida. After several successful collaborations, Suzie and Wendy realized their combined styles and strengths would deliver big results for their clients and that working as partners was meant to be… our “prana.”
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Suzie Cornell and Wendy Zipes Hunter, Prana PR, a boutique style agency, was born out of a working relationship when the two former DreamWorks, SKG colleagues reunited in South Florida. After several successful collaborations, Suzie and Wendy realized their combined styles and strengths would deliver big results for their clients and that working as partners was meant to be… our “prana.”
Suzie Cornell began her entertainment career at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills. She moved from a motion picture talent agent’s desk into the world of entertainment publicity at DreamWorks, S.K.G. in New York City. During this time, Suzie worked on P.R. campaigns to launch several top- grossing films such as Almost Famous, Catch Me If You Can and Shrek. Suzie moved back to Los Angeles for 13 years where she worked both in-house and with PR agencies on an array of clients. From publicist for “The World Poker Tour” to Academy Awards campaigns to festival-winning films at SXSW, Tribeca and more, her breadth of clients expands far and wide.
Suzie recently relocated back East and has consulted with many clients through the years, including film studios, PR agencies, consumer products, personal clients and more. Media placements have run the gamut from “The Ellen Show”, “The View”, “Today Show,” Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Variety, etc. She has also booked celebrity talent for large scale conferences and managed events.
Suzie lives and breathes PR on a daily basis. She is also the VP of Communications for the parent association at her children’s K-12 private school and a volunteer committee member for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She is excited for Prana as the next step in her career.
Wendy Zipes Hunter
Wendy Zipes Hunter is a public relations specialist and talent wrangler with nearly three decades in the entertainment and lifestyle industry. Connecting people and projects is her passion!
Zipes Hunter spent 15 years in the marketing and public relations departments of big brand entertainment companies including NBC, MGM, and Disney, and was one of the founding members of DreamWorks’ New York PR office. After serving as an entertainment editor at LIFE and Redbook magazines, she transitioned into a four-year stint at industry-leading celebrity booking agency, Central Talent Booking.
In that role and later, when she launched her own company Celebrity Concepts and Marketing, she books celebrity cover stories and shorter features for a wide range of magazines including “O” the Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and CNET, to custom publications with vast online audiences, such as WebMD.
Zipes Hunter’s ability to connect people, combined with her versatility in public relations and talent booking, brought her to a new career, that of producer. She was tapped by Emmy-nominated filmmakers Michelle Boyaner and Barbara Green to serve as producer and chief marketing officer on the independent documentary It’s Not A Burden: 32 Love Stories of Adult Children Caring for their Aging Parents. In 2018 she was producer and chief marketing officer for the first annual Actions for Change, a food and music festival to end gun violence, and will be returning to that role again this year. Most recently, Zipes Hunter produced a photo and video exhibition in New York City, Voices of Parkland, by Jeff Vespa, featuring survivors of the Parkland shooting, where she curated a panel discussion that was moderated by The Brady Campaign to raise awareness about gun violence.
She also stepped in to help her community in the wake of the 2018 Valentine’s Day mass shooting in Parkland, FL. Zipes Hunter worked closely with gun control student leader Emma Gonzalez while mentoring her fellow student activists as they navigated major press interviews (60 Minutes, Time, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN’s “Town Hall”) and prepared for the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.
Zipes Hunter is a dedicated community activist, and volunteers on the board of directors for Parkland Buddy Sports, a nonprofit that provides fee-free sports for children and young adults with special needs, plus volunteer opportunities for typical teens. She practices yoga on a regular basis, is certified in mindfulness training, and credits fitness and family as the key to a balanced life. She’s also the mother of three thriving sons, all young adults.