About Beyond Fifteen
Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc., an Orange County, Calif-based firm launched in 2009, is a progressive, full-service public relations, digital marketing, social media and influencer marketing agency dedicated to providing powerful, goal-driven communications solutions that exceed clients’ expectations and deliver far more than 15 minutes of fame. Beyond Fifteen combines the talent, capability and reach of a mega-agency with the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm. It is laser-focused on achieving measurable results for clients.
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It began, as many good things do, with two smart women and one big idea. We’ve grown into an expansive team of professionals, and we’ve set out to prove that today’s brands don’t need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to get big-agency results.
President (Odd Days)
Lauren Ellermeyer is more than an accomplished public relations specialist. She’s a forward-thinking entrepreneur with a passion for all things business, with a priority on steering growth and success for her clients. Ellermeyer, who sits on some of Orange County’s most prominent boards and committees, including American Family Housing and the Association for Corporate Growth, is no stranger to today’s evolving marketplace and its impact on optimistic startups and mega corporations.
From high tech to higher education, Ellermeyer’s wide range of expertise and relationships across multiple verticals keeps her steps ahead of her clients’ immediate and future needs – no matter their size. But for Ellermeyer, building business is more than understanding her clients’ products or services. It’s about constantly being on the lookout for ideas that are progressive, sometimes daring and always results-driven.
Fluent in Spanish, Ellermeyer’s business acumen delivers solid thinking and execution on a bilingual level, an added plus to any client targeting Hispanic audiences.
Prior to co-founding Beyond Fifteen Communications, Ellermeyer owned and operated BCN Events, and also served as an account manager at an Orange County-based agency where she built client brand recognition through national media exposure. Ellermeyer received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and communications from the European University.
President (Even Days)
Leslie Licano, co-founder and CEO of Beyond Fifteen Communications, is an award-winning public relations strategist, renowned for her ability to spotlight individuals and companies as trendsetters, innovators and newsmakers. As leader of client strategy, Licano steers her team toward breakthrough work through high-concept thinking while serving as chief counsel to the company’s extensive roster of wide-ranging clients.
A seasoned pro with a masterful ability to think like an agency strategist, a journalist and a client, Licano’s honed ability to create news consistently catapults her clients into the local and national limelight—allowing them to reach their core audiences, impact public perception and increase sales and revenues.
Prior to founding Beyond Fifteen, Licano was a senior account executive with a regional media relations agency where she served as a lead writer, concept-builder, and media placement specialist. For years, she has also served as a regular contributor to a number of national newspapers and magazines — experience that inspires her talent for identifying media hooks and nurturing influential relationships with top writers, editors and producers at leading media outlets across the nation. Also, her experience on the communications team at Sperry Van Ness, one of the largest real estate brokerages in the United States; as well as her own entrepreneurship, offer her a unique edge in understanding the demands of both small and large businesses — allowing her to deliver the results and ROI each of her clients expects and deserves.
Licano received a Bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations from California State University, Fullerton. Her work has been recognized with the prestigious industry honor, the PROTOS Award, on multiple occasions.