Steven's experience goes beyond the service industry through strong connections and friendships with influential people in the press, hospitality industry and the tastemakers of this day and age. Steven was part of the burgeoning New York restaurant scene at the time when restaurants such as Union Square Cafe, Gotham Bar & Grill, Arizona 206 and An American Place were defining American cuisine. He enjoys creating exciting atmospheres and gets a great deal of satisfaction in giving a crowd the time of their lives in an environment he has helped conceive.
A full-time position at one of the first agencies that specialized in food and celebrity chefs propelled Steven Hall to go out on his own. Hall PR was born and within a few months the chefs and restaurateurs he'd practically grown up with were full-fledged clients. In 2006 Steven was introduced to the Asian market and the possibilities that awaited him there. He added business development to his long list of services and now works with Japan-based restaurant groups seeking to increase their portfolio of Western concepts; and with Japanese restaurateurs when turning their attention stateside. He facilitated the deal for the San Francisco restaurant A16 opening in Tokyo, and is instrumental in the development of Japanese imports to New York.
Steven is an avid jazz fan and theater-goer. When not in his or other restaurants, he can be found in one of NY's many music clubs, Broadway, Off, and Off-Off Broadway theaters. He is a supporter of the Public Theater, BAM, St. Anne's Warehouse, Lincoln Center, Broadway Cares, City Harvest, CityMeals-on-Wheels, and Share Our Strength.
Steven Hall is a valuable asset to any people-driven business.
Lisa Hammer is a respected media specialist with more than a decade of management experience in public relations, marketing, communications, and strategic brand development. Having worked in industries including television, film, publishing, sports, and music, Lisa has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business including Robert Redford, Mike Tyson, Richard Gere, Evander Holyfield, Mira Sorvino, Kevin Bacon, The Who, Paul Simon and George Lucas. With her solid and far-reaching media relationships and unwillingness to take no for an answer, Lisa has developed a reputation for delivering the goods while being pleasant but persistent.
Before joining Hall PR, Lisa worked at Showtime Networks, ABC News and created special events and public relation campaigns for clients including Loews Cineplex, Fandango, Madame Tussauds, Discovery Communications, Time Warner Cable, Showtime, PBS and Viacom. As Hall PR’s General Manager, Lisa enjoys working with some of the most celebrated restaurateurs and chefs in the world. Lisa’s very first jobs were in restaurants; her career has now come full circle by combining her expertise and her passion for both public relations and the hospitality industry. Often referred to as “the mom” of Hall PR, Lisa keeps things moving in the office, overseeing the day-to-day press for all clients, with a special affinity for cultivating feature and broadcast opportunities for the company’s clients.
Hall PR is nothing without the diverse creative minds who work with us. We are always looking for talented, intuitive, and passionate PR professionals from all corners of the globe who want to work in our wacky world. So, if you are one of those media junkie types, come join Hall. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org