Beth Hood Fromm
OMG! Publicity founder, owner and Chief Publicist, Beth Hood-Fromm, began her PR career working for Tennessee’s Department of Education as Governor Sunquist’s appointed ‘Drug-Free-TN’ spokesperson in 2000. Travelling over 60,000 miles per year across the state of Tennessee, Beth represented the state’s drug-free initiative to school-aged children, businesses, organizations, and community leaders.
After graduating Magna-Cum-Laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a Communications degree in 2001, Beth continued the modeling career she had enjoyed since the age of 13, appearing in such publications as Vogue, Elle, Wedding Dresses Magazine, Women’s World Daily, and Seventeen; and in 2003, placed runner-up to the title of Miss USA. Deciding it was time to work behind the camera instead of in front of the camera, Beth helped launch the career of a well-known fashion photographer and exposed the photographer’s work globally.
Taking that experience in media promotions and combining her love for PR and books, Beth began her book publicity career at Thomas Nelson Publishing in Nashville, TN, representing a wide variety of book genres including children’s books, gift, cookbooks, fashion & beauty, travel, gardening, biography, and spiritual living. During her time at Thomas Nelson, Beth worked with top-name authors such as Max Lucado, Deborah Norville, Wolfgang Puck, Chef Art Smith, Scott Hamilton, and Janine Turner.
In December of 2008, Beth went out on her own and began OMG Publicity. Originally focused on book publicity, the firm has now expanded to include work on non-profit organizations, product/brand launches, music and celebrity publicity as well as event PR. With a varied and impressive client list that includes inspirational relationship author and speaker Dr. Gary Chapman, Oprah’s personal party-planner Debi Lilly and pop music group Smash Mouth, Beth continues to be one of the ‘it girls’ of publicity and a trusted go-to for her media sources.
Beth resides in Franklin, TN, with her Emmy and Dove-Award winning songwriter husband, Andrew Fromm and their brand new baby boy, Hudson.
New-York Times Best Selling publicist Julie Solomon was born and raised Tennessee. Just twelve days after graduating Cum Laude with a double major from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!), Julie moved to New York City and landed her first publicity job at one of New York City’s top entertainment public relations firms, Press Here Publicity. At Press Here, Julie assisted on various projects and campaigns relating to music, film, TV, interior design and books. While at Press Here, Julie worked with Grammy Award winning and Billboard chart-topping artists Lenny Kravitz, Stone Temple Pilots, Def Leppard, Jack White, Perry Farrell, actor Mekhi Phifer and actress Zoe Kravitz among others. The experience in New York catapulted Julie’s success in the publicity arena, as she says, “learning more in a day than most people do in a month!”
After her credible experience in NYC, Julie returned to Nashville where she expanded her publicity efforts to the world of literary publishing. Julie has worked with Thomas Nelson Publishing, Inc., spearheading publicity campaigns and media initiatives for best-selling authors including Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Jack Countryman, Todd Burpo, Beth Moore and Sarah Young. Julie also works with Abingdon Press, managing campaign for best-selling author Adam Hamilton, Mike Slaughter, and Dove Award Winner Babbie Mason. Other publishing houses Julie works with include Harper Collins, Worthy Publishing, Inc., Simon & Schuster and Howard Books.
Julie manages publicity campaigns for titles ranking on best-selling lists including New York Times, USA Today, ABA (American Booksellers Association), CBA (Association of Christian Retail), and ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) and albums that have charted on Billboard’s Hot 100, Billboard 200, Billboard Rock, Dance/Club Play Songs, and Billboard Contemporary Christian Charts. Most recently, Julie and Beth are working on various film and TV publicity projects, some of which stem from their literary campaign efforts. When not working on all things publicity, Julie is closely involved with her favorite non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation, serving on their Young Leaders Board and works closely with the Children’s Miracle Network.
Julie resides in Los Angeles, CA splitting her time in Nashville, TN, with her husband, actor and screenwriter Johnathon Schaech. Julie and Johnathon are expecting their first child due September 2013.