Oyster’s not an old agency and it’s not our first rodeo. The team has years of proven experience and contributed to building household-name brands, products and services.  The Oyster Communications PR team knows the landscape.   And we work with clients who we believe in.  It helps us sleep at night.  Not long – but well.

Our team has played key roles in launching disruptive travel and lifestyle brands. We shape expert media spokespeople, educate journalists on our clients’ industries – and have built long-term relationships with writers, producers, CEOs and colleagues along the way.  You’ve seen our clients on GMA, FOX, CNN, Yahoo! and Buzzfeed and in The Washington Post and Forbes among others.

How to Choose the Right PR Team.

The Team

Chief PR Consultant, Toby Streett

Toby brings 18 years of experience where he’s led communications teams across the online, TV and print industries. He was the brainchild behind one of the first online tech-nerd webzines, a head writer for NBC and Editor-in-Chief of Boston’s largest bi-weekly entertainment magazine. While with Tripadvisor’s Smartertravel Media division, Toby built an internal PR and communications department. In that role, he designed the communications strategies behind several travel and tourism brands including Airfarewatchdog, Jetsetter, and Seatguru.

His passion for creating scalable and strategic communication plans brings a record of year-over-year measurable growth in media impressions and site visitors. With Smartertravel Media and Airfarewtchdog, he created This Just In – an air deal newsletter with annual revenues over $1 million.

PR principal consultant Toby Streett
Chris Hansen, Chief Media Trainer

Chief Media Trainer, Chris Hansen

Chris is a spokesperson trainer with 20 years experience. He prepares clients, colleagues and newsmakers to be interesting, informative, and engaging in all media opportunities. During his career, he has worked as a press secretary for a U.S. Senator, guest booking producer at the Today Show and Good Morning America, and public relations executive for renowned New York agency Weber Shandwick. Chris has also been tapped as a corporate communications advisor and executive producer at General Motors.

Chris works with spokespeople in person or over video platforms like Zoom or Microsoft teams. He’s worked with executives, designers, technologists and journalists – from first-timers who need message training to seasoned spokespeople in need of a brush-up. Chris and the Oyster Communications PR team are experienced working in the travel and tourism, automotive, health & wellness and media industries