Public Relations Associate
With a background in journalism, communication, and the entertainment industry, Taylor Leddin brings a number of perspectives to the public relations table. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Taylor was a very inquisitive child who spent her time doting over movies, music, and books. Flash forward to the present where Taylor has taken her love of entertainment, experience in public relations and media, and has coupled it with her passion for writing to create a career centered around those ideas.
During college, Taylor was introduced to the entertainment industry by working on set as an extra and stand-in on various television shows filmed in Chicago, including a featured patient on FOX's The Mob Doctor. She wasn't bitten by the acting bug as she had anticipated, but rather by the writing bug. She wrote a play, that she turned into a short story, that would eventually be published in a highly-accredited anthology. She would soon after get her foot in the door of journalism by beginning to write for a variety of notable publications across the country. With her love of writing becoming solidified, Taylor then declared interpersonal communication as her major at Illinois State University. During her time at ISU, she worked as a copy editor and news reporter at the university's paper, The Vidette.
Taylor has also gained a great deal of social media experience, which began in college. She held a social media internship for two lifestyle publications and was successful at increasing website traffic up to 300 percent. Following graduation, she held social media positions for different entertainment/celebrity-based conventions (one of these positions was offered to Taylor based on her use of humor with her personal social media presence.) Now, after years of working in the entertainment industry, finding success as a freelance writer/journalist, and working with a Chicago-based PR firm, Taylor serves as the lead Public Relations Associate for Laura Orrico Public Relations, LLC. She brings to the table expertise in social media, branding, creative writing, media placement, and PR image consulting. Taylor was recently a featured guest on The 15 Minute Break Podcast with Matthew Patrick Torres.