Publicity Pr

Angelique Fris-Taylor

PR Director


From makeup artist and freelance journalist to PR and sales manager for some of the biggest names in the industry, Angelique’s 25 years of experience in the world of hair and beauty makes her knowledge of the NZ landscape supreme.

An award winning PR maven, Angelique consistently succeeds in high profile PR management, including sponsorships for New Zealand Fashion Week and Music Awards and directing the finale of the International Montblanc ‘Art of Shopping’ exhibition that graced Times Square in New York, the Champs Elysees in Paris and finally Princes Wharf, Auckland.

Formerly the Founder and Director of Fresh PR, Angelique’s motivation for opening the doors of Publicity Pr are the same as when she first went out on her own – to create a boutique company that understands the needs of its clients and the way their industries work, from the inside out. And she couldn’t be happier, “I love what I do and I love being around people that inspire me. Who wouldn’t be happy?”.


Lucy Morton

Account Executive


After growing up in Christchurch, Lucy moved to the ‘big smoke’ to pursue her dreams of working in the media industry. As a lover of all things health, beauty and life style related, Publicity Pr has proven to be a perfect fit for her.

Lucy comes from a background in Public Relations and Communications previously specialising in Digital PR and Social Media. In the past she has worked with organisations such as the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust and social enterprise Organic Initiative both of which helped to her to recognise her passion for social justice and change. With a range of experience in different sectors of Communications and PR and a flair for creativity she helps add a new perspective to our team.  

When she’s not busy in the office, you’ll find her enjoying the company of her friends either at the beach, a comedy show, or around a platter of grapes, cheeses and everything delicious.


Georgia Smyth


Born and bred Aucklander, Georgia enjoys the fast paced lifestyle the city has to offer. Her interests range from beauty and lifestyle, to sports and interiors.

She is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Business and Communication Studies double degree, majoring in Marketing and Public Relations.

Georgia is loving being a part of Publicity PR and contributing to the fantastic work created by the team! Outside of Publicity, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, lounging around at the beach and enjoying all the foodie spots Auckland boasts.


Katie Porteous


After discovering a passion in the media industry in her late high school years, Katie made the big move to Auckland from Palmerston North. Currently studying a degree in Communications majoring in Public Relations at AUT, Katie is exactly where she envisioned her passion would lead her.

Enthusiastic about all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle related, Publicity PR has proven to be the best introduction for Katie to the media and PR world.

When she isn’t in the office or running around uni, Katie enjoys spending quality time with friends and family whether exploring in and around Auckland, having friends over to enjoy a tasty platter or laying out enjoying the sunshine.


Hayley Smith


Born and bred in Auckland, Hayley loves all things media-related, and is currently completing a communications and business double degree at AUT, majoring in public relations and marketing.

Travelling is a huge passion of hers, and she has recently returned from studying abroad in England, which she says was an unforgettable experience. Hayley also enjoys all things fashion, beauty and photography related, and has always aspired to be involved in the PR and media industry.

If she’s not at uni or in the office, you’ll find her road tripping, brunching, or socialising with friends.