On the Keith and The Girl 38-Hour Marathon. Photo by Mindy Tucker.

On the Keith and The Girl 38-Hour Marathon. Photo by Mindy Tucker.

Libby Phillips hasn’t always known she wanted a career in public relations but she has always known how to make her voice heard. As a sophomore in high school, she convinced a newspaper to run a story about excessive overcrowding in the classrooms because she felt it was a hindrance on the learning process. She came to realize that she would be well suited for a path in public relations.

Libby went to school in Minneapolis at Metropolitan State University and graduated with a professional communications degree in public relations. Her degree focused on small upstarts, not for profits, and listening in a corporate setting.

After graduating, Libby moved to New York and started working with Keith and The Girl where she was able to combine her love of comedy and her new found public relations skills. One of her accomplishments during her time there was bringing in new guests for the show and expanding the KATG universe. Some notable favorites were Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Annie Lederman (Chelsea Lately), and Illana Glazer (Broad City). Another way she made an impact on the show was by constructing mini-campaigns throughout the year to target desired audiences, for instance, in June the focus was Pride. This was an opportunity to showcase new guests from the LGBT community such as Frank DeCaro (The Daily Show), Janine Brito (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), Eliot Glazer (It Gets Betterish) and returning favorites like James Adomian (Last Comic Standing finalist). She designed a West Coast cross promotional podcasting tour that has become an annual event for Keith and The Girl and featured a wide array of podcasts such as WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy Film Nerds with Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes and Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo.

Libby moved from New York to Chicago, where she lived for two years. She used her time there to immerse herself in the expansive comedy scene while branching out in the PR realm by volunteering at Planned Parenthood as a public advocacy volunteer. She maintained her relationships in New York and returned in March to associate produce the 2014 Keith and The Girl marathon.

Libby loves working with small businesses or individuals where a precise public relations plan can make a big impact. She has worked with clients in a wide range of industries and is always looking for opportunities to work with diverse clientele.