Gretchen has 25+ years in the PR and media industry with demonstrated results in both corporate and agency environments.
Since its inception in 1994, Houser PR has worked with a diverse group of clients and industries across the United States. Clients enjoy the benefit of Houser PR’s extensive media relations expertise and a solid track record that influence diverse audiences along with agile and personal service.
Specialties include strategic media relations, event planning & implementation, social media strategies, brand development, community outreach programs, crisis communications and creative services.
Gretchen received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and Public Relations certificate from UCLA.
Annette is a graduate with honors from the School of Cinema at the University of Southern California. After serving as the staff Production Manager at Refused TV, a boutique short-form production company in Los Angeles, Annette launched a lively freelance production career.
As well as her work coordinating production for ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards, Annette’s credits to date include commercial spots for such clients as Toyota, Dell, Dirt Devil, Eggo, Denny’s, Kraft, Gillette, Best Buy, Budweiser, Washington Mutual, Syfy (SciFi), and The Travel Channel.
She’s also worked on music videos for such artists as Depeche Mode, The Killers, Keith Urban, Michael Buble, Good Charlotte, Britney Spears, Marilyn Manson and the Jonas Brothers.
Olivia has over 16 years of experience in print and web design since graduating Magna Cum Laude from Radford University, and with honors from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
A wide range of high-profile companies have looked to Olivia to create marketing materials for their campaigns. Among them Adidas Golf, TaylorMade Golf, Illumina, Schutt Football, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards, Davis Medical, Coldwell Banker, Faux Masters Studios, Grand Jewelers, LPL Financial, the Magic Castle and Zamst.
Olivia’s portfolio is extensive, including marketing collateral from full-line catalogs and brochures to print ads, in-store signage and multi-media web development.
“Gretchen has been the public relations voice for ASIFA-Hollywood and our annual signature event, The Annie Awards™, for many years. Her efforts and loyalty have, in no small part, helped us grow from what was a provincial group into a respected and influential organization of over 4000 members.”
“Over the past decade, I have worked closely with Gretchen as she has assisted the Long Beach Police Foundation. Her contributions in the areas of media relations, marketing, event planning and sponsor development have been integral to the successful growth of this organization.”
“Gretchen is a true professional and a pleasure to work with, her attention to detail and her experience as a consultant exceeds even my high expectations! We have hired Gretchen on several occasions where we needed someone with vast experience in the public relations and media world, and she has never disappointed…a First-Class act.”
“Gretchen is professional, organized, creative and tenacious. She was amazing coordinating the endless list of details for the Long Beach American Red Cross 90th anniversary celebration at the Queen Mary with Elizabeth Dole.”