Who’s MADE PR

Never underestimate a small, but mighty team

Defne Crowe, Founder and CEO

Defne founded MADE PR to provide meaningful and personalized public relations to new and established brands. Over the last 15 years, she has led hundreds of iconic brand launches and transformations, product launches and communications strategies. With a drive to build something different than what is already available in the communications agency world, she immerses herself into each and every client she works with, collaborating with them at nearly every level. As a result, she has established herself as a trusted brand counselor and creative communications partner to a portfolio of leading companies.

Monica Powers, Account Director

Monica brings a wealth of communications expertise to MADE PR. She regularly works alongside the most notable products, retailers and restaurants, and knows how to authentically and successfully launch a new product or open a new door. Most importantly, she continues to keep the media momentum moving forward far beyond the completion of the project. Monica keeps the team two steps ahead of what needs to get done for clients and has proven results in garnering national media attention for MADE’s portfolio of clients, ranging from press in top-tier business, consumer technology, fashion, food, health and wellness, lifestyle, and travel media publications.

Monica Powers, Account Director

Monica brings a wealth of communications expertise to MADE PR. She regularly works alongside the most notable products, retailers and restaurants, and knows how to authentically and successfully launch a new product or open a new door. Most importantly, she continues to keep the media momentum moving forward far beyond the completion of the project. Monica keeps the team two steps ahead of what needs to get done for clients and has proven results in garnering national media attention for MADE’s portfolio of clients, ranging from press in top-tier business, consumer technology, fashion, food, health and wellness, lifestyle, and travel media publications.

Stephanie Wong,
Brand Manager, Social & Events

With a passion for bringing brand stories to life, Stephanie loves working with MADE’s clients to reach new audiences through social media, influencer relations, and creative experiences. Stephanie first got her start in social media at POPSUGAR. Later, she joined Peerspace, where she launched their influencer program, crafted their social and content strategy, and executed several brand-building events. Most recently, she joined Minted to spearhead their social strategy. With over six years of experience in digital marketing, Stephanie works with MADE’s clients to think outside the box. She does this through creative social campaigns, authentic influencer partnerships, and immersive brand experiences, all while laser-focused on delivering measurable results.

Gaby Domingo,
Account Executive, Media Relations

With an adaptive writing style and a strong network of media relationships, Gaby brings MADE’s brands to life with effective storytelling. She has been instrumental in the success of several client campaigns from spearheading targeted outreach, media showrooms, press tours, and strategic partnerships. Gaby is constantly researching and fostering her relationships with the evolving media landscape, while also developing the voice of her clients, in order to achieve influential brand awareness.

Gaby Domingo, Account Executive, Media Relations

With an adaptive writing style and a strong network of media relationships, Gaby brings MADE’s brands to life with effective storytelling. She has been instrumental in the success of several client campaigns from spearheading targeted outreach, media showrooms, press tours, and strategic partnerships. Gaby is constantly researching and fostering her relationships with the evolving media landscape, while also developing the voice of her clients, in order to achieve influential brand awareness.

Amanda Jacobi, PR Assistant

After studying communications at Cal Poly, Amanda developed her passion for public relations as an intern at MADE (twice). During her time, she didn’t hesitate to jump in to learn the many facets of PR, specifically press materials development, media mailings, social content creation, and event production. Eager to learn more about the overall industry, she spent time “on the other side” in the editorial world, developing and executing social stories as an assistant at the San Francisco-based lifestyle magazine, Bob Cut Mag. With experience in both public relations and editorial, Amanda brings a unique perspective to the team. As a PR Assistant, Amanda supports the team in day-to-day operations, press materials development, social media maintenance, influencer relations, and event preparation and execution.