Dawn Kamerling | Maria Drummond
mediaRelations DAWN KAMERLING
Founder and CEO

After learning the ropes at larger publicity firms, The Press House founder Dawn Kamerling became driven by the need for more personal and attentive service in the largely impersonal world of publicity. With little more than a telephone and a large dose of natural talent, Dawn birthed the company on the floor of her Belmont, Massachusetts apartment in 2001. After acquiring a few much-needed pieces of office furniture and a devoted, similarly hard-working staff, The Press House has grown into a living, breathing entity, centering around Dawn and her staff’s glowing passion for their craft and the energy and inspiration they always offers her clients. Since the conception of The Press House, Dawn has lent her expertise to several music industry panels, penned articles on publicity and self-promotion, and consulted for several record labels and start-up PR firms. She has also led workshops on how to promote yourself as an artist for CD Baby and The Kaui Music Festival.

Recently, The Press House has expanded from a music-based boutique PR firm to a full-service company that offers an exciting new lifestyle division- film and restaurant publicity, interactive marketing, and event planning. While The Press House will always be music-based and have music at the core of its heart, we are thrilled to be expanding our horizons and be taking our talent and securely established relationships with both our clients and the media into new territory.


PR Director, Nashville

A Nashville native with already nearly a decade of experience working in different aspects of the music industry, from SiriusXM Radio to artist management, Maria Drummond joined The Press House team in 2010. With a shared vision of passion, a grass roots work ethic, and a dedication to personal attention, Maria returned home from NYC to open The Press House's Nashville and get back to the music she loves and grew up with.

Whether it's an up and coming singer-songwriter or a Grammy Award winning country legend, Maria brings the same hands-on approach to each campaign, with the creativity, tenacity, and perspective required to help each artist achieve his or her goals in a media world that is constantly changing. From the initial stages of customizing a plan and strategy, to the ability to creatively adapt and think on the fly as new opportunities arise, it's the intimate involvement and understanding of her clients that makes her campaigns successful-- Being part of the vision at every step of the process, and the connections and enthusiasm to share that vision on the regional and national level.

Maria has also been involved with The Press House's new Lifestyle Division, which incorporates film and restaurant publicity, interactive marketing, and event planning, into the existing format of Music PR. While the love of Music will always be the source of Maria's passion for her work, she has also conducted successful press campaigns for the opening of some of Nashville's most popular venues, restaurants, events, and music festivals over the last two years-- all part of the ever-expanding circle of Maria's singular passion for what she loves and believes in-- along with heirloom gardening, the Allman Brothers, raising Ameraucana chickens, and her Labrador, Willie Nelson.


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