“Kelly brings something really special to a project. She chooses to represent artists that she has an honest passion for and this elevates everything she does. I have worked with top firms in the business and the feeling of your artists being just a bullet on a long list is very real. Larger firms don’t have the time to internalize an artist and look for spots that make sense for that project, they pitch to unreachable targets when they should be pitching to niche or genre based targets. The PR landscape has changed tremendously in the past 5 years. There are less resources and it’s getting increasingly more difficult to get publicity. I am so thankful for Kelly’s thoughtfulness, honesty and her close attention to detail when it comes to assets and brand. She will go out on a limb for you if she feels a connection to the work and that is nearly impossible to find these days.”
“Kelly was a pleasure to work with and was always quick to respond which is essential when you’re juggling a million things as an independent band. She secured us a great premiere and continued to advocate for us so we were able to get the most out of newest single’s PR campaign. We’re all looking forward to woking with her again.”
“Kelly is a true joy to work with. She’s forthright and she cares, which is a winning and rare combination. She helped us plan and execute an album’s publicity campaign from start to finish and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Do not hesitate to hire WolfieVibes for all your publicity needs!”
“Kelly is a miracle worker! After being out of the loop of putting out music for a number of years, it would have been impossible (and exhausting) to properly promote my record in the kind of strategic and thoughtful way that Kelly did. It allowed me to actually enjoy the experience without all of the incredible stress I associate with self-promotion. Kelly landed us some excellent press and it felt like a true collaboration. Now I have a friend crush on her!”
“Kelly was so helpful and hardworking in getting the word out there about our podcast. It was truly exciting and miraculous to see the publications we were getting written up in. She took our vision seriously. And the thing that made the whole experience so easy and seamless was the fact that Kelly really understood and supported what we were trying to do with our podcast. It felt as if we were in lock-step with her the entire time. We just had total faith and trust in her and the results really spoke for themselves. PLUS, she was so nice! Just a real pleasure to work with. I would highly HIGHLY recommend hiring Kelly.”
“Homoground loves Kelly McClure! She really gets what we’re about and was able to help us communicate that to the press. Kelly was able to get us back in the spotlight after a press drought, scoring us features on publications that were on our wishlist.”
“To say Kelly is a game changer doesn’t do her justice. Kelly took me on post-album release, which is a time-frame I had consistently been told that most publicists won’t touch. Not only that, Kelly procured for me major press, which I had also been told would be unattainable at this point in my career, even pre-release. Kelly vastly exceeded my expectations and she will exceed yours.”
“I met Kelly at a crucial time and under a tight deadline, and she stepped in and got to work for us right away. I really appreciate her focus and dedication. She immediately understood what we were trying to say through our documentary and was able to match us up with the right press connections.”
“Imagine you’re in a band and you’ve toured and toured and worked hard on your music, yet you don’t use social media correctly because you either don’t know how or you don’t want to. You may still be wondering – is there anyone out there? Is anyone looking at this thing I made? Who cares?
At a certain point, I imagined said scenario. I thought, ok wait a minute. I am missing a core component here.
I can play the guitar but my talent for using the web is weak. I wanted to work with someone who knows how to use the internet, and who knows how and when to talk to people. I wanted to work with someone who can take these songs and thoughts that I come up with, and toss it like a message in a bottle to the rest of the world. At the rate I was going, I would have stayed on my desert island. Maybe I’d write the message, put it in a bottle, and watch it slowly drift off into the sea, with no faith that it would end up somewhere.
Imagine then, if you had a catapult. This catapult has a map, she has GPS and a tracking number. And a little flag, just for fun. This catapult cares about your message getting somewhere. This catapult is diligent, clever, and funny, and people enjoy receiving messages from her. This catapult (named KELLY MCCLURE BTW) is truly a fantastic way to get your material out there. There are people out there that want to hear your stuff! Give it to them!
It was really, really good to work with Kelly. Not only did she do a great job reaching out to writers, bloggers, etc, on my band’s behalf while we toured, she also was diligent about keeping up with me, staying current on any new content we had, and provided encouragement along the way. She’s professional, and has carved out a name for herself in the music writing world. She does an essential part of the heavy lifting for a band, because many hands make light work! I am a more sane musician because of her. Highly recommend!”
“Kelly is amazing! She helped me come up with a great plan for my release and helped to secure a super premier for my track “Thunder Thighs” which really helped for it to blow up! One million views later I do not just have a super publicist but also a friend who listens to me and champions for my best interest. Not only did she help me secure great placements (NPR, The Cut and Jezebel to name a few) she also helped me proof read interviews to make sure I always put my best foot forward. I love having her as part of my team, and I would be lost without her!”
“Kelly’s ability to fully understand a band’s vision and work to nurture and expand on it is unparalleled. Her communication is quick and transparent. She is thoughtful regarding who she selects to work with because she believes in and loves her artists. Her vast experience is evident in all that she does. Most importantly, she understands how difficult it can be to sell yourself as a band and not sound like an asshole.”
“Kelly has a ton of musical knowledge, the right media contacts, and a strong work ethic — all of which translates into a great ability to generate awesome press for bands. She keeps her artist roster relatively small and dives into her bands’ records, which allows her to communicate in the right way with the right people — people who actually want to give your record a listen. Kelly is one of those rare humans who’s both easy to work with and super professional. We’d definitely recommend WolfieVibes to any artist who is looking for a brilliant publicist.”
“Kelly was a pleasure to work with. In addition to setting a high baseline for organization and speediness, Kelly delivered on her promise to help my music reach the audiences I have been targeting. WolfieVibes is an excellent PR option for artists who want to work closely with their publicist.”
“Kelly!! Thank you so so much. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Ivory and I want to make another album just to work with you again.”
“Kelly truly understands my aesthetic which is key for a relationship between an artist and a publicist. Her communication is great and she will always have your back no matter what. I couldn’t recommend her enough!”
“On behalf of the band, thanks for the work you did for us! You were a dream to communicate with and clearly heard our needs while also asserting the best move when you felt it was necessary.
We’ve worked with people who seemed to revel in making PR seem like a mystical craft and obscured everything from us. You were honest and open and showed us that it’s a grind like anything else and I dug that.”
“Kelly and WolfieVibes have made my day many times over. She’s smart, trustworthy and a great communicator. Moreover, she’s maintained a sympathetic ear to my obtuse music. I’m happy to know her and happy to have her on my team.”
“We’ve had Kelly’s help on an album and a single release spanning three years. Her services are affordable and allowed us to transcend the glut of music information on the internet and beyond the internet. It’s encouraging for us to know that no matter how out of step our music gets with the fashion of the day that she gets it and finds outlets who will too.”
“Kelly is the smartest, funniest, most trustworthy person I’ve dealt with in the world of publicity to date. She is extremely reliable, professional and kind, and I’ve had no concerns with her representing my personal brand within her own distinctive voice.
She’s strategically cunning and I know she’s bound to create positive reflections on myself and my band when dealing with outlets, which is a huge relief. Kelly has your back and you know it – that’s what makes working with her such an incredible pleasure.”
“Kelly stays to her word, has a ton of experience, and is committed to helping artists and their projects for reasonable prices. Working with her has been a breath of fresh air in a realm where finding solid press for albums can be tough.”
“Kelly McClure is definitely someone you want on your team. Kelly has a very clear mission and after one phone conversation I could tell I was in the right hands! She really goes above and beyond to make sure you get the most for what you pay. When we started working together I was unsure of the best idea for garnering attention, so Kelly kindly helped me devise a campaign strategy that not only got my band press but also gave new fans a reason to keep a close eye on us. My band received four big write ups in less than a month thanks to McClure. That’s what I call results!”
“There’s a lot of really awkward and unnecessary lengths musicians go through to be heard. Myriads of ridiculous websites with absurd fees, lotteries, spam emails, and just general bullshit are par for the course when you’re a band without a good publicist. Kelly made it possible for me to simply write and perform music for people who are actually listening. When the right people listen to your music, the right people write about your music and valuable opportunities arise from that process. Kelly understands that process and uses it to her clients’ benefit. I don’t know anyone who’s had such a positive, affordable experience with another publicist.”