Katie Barr Cornish's daughter was born on November 6th. It's as simple as that.
Myriad New York City public relations firms are named after their founders; but, despite the obvious appeal of its rhyme, Katie opted against "Katie Barr PR". And everyone at Eleven Six is grateful not to have to keep a straight face while explaining a more ephemeral moniker. ("The name is Lightning Bolt Inc., but we're more than a flash in the pan!")
Katie occasionally jokes that she will eventually have to forge another business called Two Twenty-Eight. Her second daughter was born on that day, February 28.
Letter from the Principal:
I launched Eleven Six PR from my dining room table on February 1st, 2013. I had one client and an extremely overworked high-speed wireless router.
It was a gamble. But after cutting my teeth and climbing the ranks at top New York City lifestyle firms for over 10 years, I wanted to get back to what I loved about PR: writing, pitching, being creative, and building lasting client relationships.
I am honored, humbled and excited every day that we have come so far. Eleven Six now comprises of a dynamic, full team of PR professionals located in major markets around the world. We get to work with fantastic clients spanning hospitality, travel and lifestyle industries.
I can't wait to see where we go next!
Katie Barr Cornish
Eleven Six PR is run by Katie Barr Cornish, a public relations and marketing expert with more than 15 years of experience. She founded the agency in 2013, after executing more than a decade of successful campaigns at leading Manhattan lifestyle firms.
Katie has represented such industry luminaries as Andaz New York City Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, One&Only Resorts, Ian Schrager Company, Club Med, Dom Perignon, Allianz Travel Insurance, Bocuse d’Or, Montage Hotels & Resorts, Relais & Chateaux, The Oetker Collection, Waldorf-Astoria and many more.
A skilled matchmaker, she has negotiated results-driven partnerships on behalf of her clients with brands such as Amazon, Chanel, Neiman Marcus, Open Skies, Sur La Table, Hearst Corporation and The Macallan.
Her campaigns have garnered top industry awards from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, the U.S. Travel Association, Bulldog Reporter and the Society of American Travel Writers.
An avid traveler, Katie has visited more than 40 countries. She speaks English and Spanish, and has lived and worked in Spain and the United Kingdom. Katie currently resides in New York.