Gillian Small, President and Founder
Gillian is not your average publicist. In fact, nothing about her has ever been average- she always thinks outside of the box (like the time she was a portable phone for Halloween in the third grade). Her creativity coupled with a keen sense for marketing help her to continuously propel clients into the headlines. She is a savvy problem solver with a 'can-do' attitude.
Gillian has over a decade of public relations and marketing experience working with businesses, brands, celebrities and experts across a broad range of categories including consumer products, electronics, fashion, entertainment, travel, real estate, tech, food & beverage, health & wellness, retail, licensing and non-profit.
Gillian understands that no two clients are the same. She captures the 'big picture' and works with each individual client to carefully craft a personalized, creative PR plan.
FUN FACT: Gillian was once a contestant on The Price Is Right, and got to spin the Big Wheel!
Lisa Marcellari, Account Coordinator
Lisa joins GSPR as Account Coordinator, where she lends support to GSPR’s clients in the lifestyle space. She is a graduate of Montclair State University, and recipient of the University’s prestigious PR Excellence Award. Lisa has been helping GSPR’s clients make headlines since she joined the team as an intern in 2017, where she ‘pitched’ in on the award-winning PR campaign for Green Giant’s world-record setting green bean casserole. Prior to joining GSPR, Lisa interned in the social media and public information departments at Emerging Learning Design and NJ TRANSIT.
FUN FACT: When Lisa was 7 she was called to be an extra on Law & Order, but she was leaving for vacation and couldn’t make it. Bummer!
Alise Bassolino, PR Assistant
Alise joins GSPR as PR Assistant, where she is tasked with supporting the team across all client accounts. A recent graduate from Farleigh Dickinson University, Alise majored in communications and minored in computer graphic design. She interned at Trajectory (Morristown, NJ) and Precision Sports Entertainment (Madison, NJ), which combined gave her professional experience in the fields of communications and marketing.
FUN FACT: Alise recently met her favorite actor, Orlando Bloom!
Clover the Cav, Chief Happiness Officer
Clover is a 3-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She has a full-time presence at Gillian Small PR, where she spends most of her days sitting in the sunshine and begging for treats. Clover is a seasoned traveler and she loves commuting to work!
FUN FACT: Clover takes commands in two languages, and is stage trained for TV!