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Business PR that helps build your business.

Crenshaw is a “best of breed” New York PR agency offering creative, customized business public relations campaigns designed to help companies grow.

We’re proud to be a member of the PR Council and a partner in Public Relations Organisation International, the leading international network of independent agencies.

  • Founder 

    Dorothy Crenshaw

    Dorothy Crenshaw has provided the inspiration and initiative behind a range of high-profile and award-winning campaigns for clients, including those in technology, retail, consumer products, and health promotion.

    Before opening her namesake agency, Dorothy was President of Stanton Crenshaw Communications, which she helped build into a premier mid-sized New York PR agency over 13 years. Earlier she was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Worldwide Consumer Marketing at the PR unit of Grey Advertising. Prior to Grey, she was with Edelman Worldwide. An industry influencer, Dorothy speaks frequently on brand-building, marketing to women, and brand reputation topics. She currently serves on the Board of Charity Navigator and The American Marketing Association New York. Dorothy was named one of the industry’s 100 Most Powerful Women by PR Week. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Along with her husband and daughter, Dorothy is proud to be a resident of New York City.

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  • Partner 

    Chris Harihar

    With deep expertise in business and tech media relations, Chris is able to counsel clients at a high level while maintaining hands-on involvement in media relations and content strategy. He has developed and run highly successful programs for leading B2B and tech brands, from Verizon Media/Yahoo and DoubleVerify to Signal AI, IDG (now Foundry), and WeTransfer.

    Chris has handled successful media relations programs for CafePress, Airbnb, Getty Images, foursquare, OpenTable, Rent.com, Fast Company, IDG, Kantar Media, and Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG). He also has impressive experience developing social media campaigns for a number of leading not-for-profits, including Susan G. Komen and the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. He received his masters in communications from the University of Washington, and his bachelors from the University of Massachusetts. A native of New Jersey, Chris now lives in New York City and enjoys spending his time watching baseball games at Yankee Stadium and enjoying the company of his young family.

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  • Vice President 

    Mike Stolyar

    Mike has led campaigns for companies like F-Secure, SecureAge, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Infosecurity Group. Prior to joining Crenshaw, Mike was a Campaign Manager at Diffusion PR, where he contributed to the success of multiple creative campaign initiatives resulting in industry award recognition from organizations such as MarCom and The Holmes Report’s SABRE Awards. He got his start in the industry at 5W Public Relations in 2012.

    Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University.

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  • Vice President 

    Sasha Dookhoo

    Sasha Dookhoo brings a wealth of technology PR experience to Crenshaw, offering deep expertise in SaaS, AI/ML, enterprise tech, cleantech, fintech, blockchain, telco, security, manufacturing and mobile. She has directed many successful campaigns for clients and is also known for her mentorship of other team members and skill in guiding them to new career heights. She works closely with clients to determine what differentiates them from competitors to create a tactical media relations strategy. Sasha excels in building long-term client relations while delivering high-impact results such as top-tier mainstream and technology coverage for clients.

    Sasha earned her masters in Mass Communication and bachelors in Public Relations with double minors in Marketing and English writing from the University of Central Florida . She was named a Rising PR Star 30 and Under 30 by PR News, MAIPer to Watch by 4A’s MAIP, and a 30 Under 30 award winner by the UCF Alumni Association. Sasha currently lives in Gainesville, FL with her husband.

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Careers

We’re always looking to add talented new members to our team of content, media, and insights specialists. If you're thinking about a career in tech PR, or ready for a change, please contact us. We offer fascinating work for innovative companies, plenty of mobility, and a warm and welcoming culture. Our key sectors include ad tech, martech, cybersecurity, SaaS, and emerging technologies.

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