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Lifestyle PR Pro. Writer. Messaging Architect.

Rana Kay is an award-winning, San Diego-based communications practitioner with 18 years of experience specializing in hospitality, lifestyle and real estate. Her expertise lies in communications strategy, out-of-the-box planning, messaging architecture, crisis communications, media relations, brand storytelling, celebrity and influencer seeding, broadcast partnerships, and content creation. She has led public relations efforts for a number of high-profile hotels and resorts, commercial developments and experiential brands, securing thousands of placements in top tier media including USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, MSNBC, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, People, CBS News, E! News, and the Los Angeles Times.

A seasoned spokesperson, Rana has been interviewed by countless top-tier outlets including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Travel Channel, San Diego Union-Tribune, NBC San Diego and more, and her byline has appeared in Hotel Executive and the San Diego Business Journal. In addition to her work, Rana has served on the Board of Directors for the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego Chapter and speaks about PR at classes and conferences.


In addition to making people and companies shine, Rana’s favorite things include waking up before dawn, taking advantage of San Diego’s pristine weather, a glass of Barolo and planning her next trip.

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