OC Public Relations


About Us

OC Public Relations is exactly what you’ve always thought a PR firm ought to be: We are a broad-based, active force to bring you, your company, or the cause you work so hard for right up to the top of the public consciousness.

OCPR makes your news newsworthy, and does it with teams of highly skilled professionals organized to provide expert specialized service in everything from media relations to planning and publicity for special events; to making your voice both heard and important on the social media front; to email marketing for business, social affairs and philanthropic causes so vital to the Orange County experience.

OCPR’s founder, Sue Grant, is also exactly what you’d expect from a high-powered PR executive. She’s a charming and ebullient ball-of-fire; fast-moving and bubbling-over with good ideas to make her clients the topic of everyone’s conversation. Known throughout the industry for skills that put those good ideas into unbeatable effect, she backs them up with more than 25 years of successful experience; a devoted and expert support staff, a massive personal business, philanthropic, and journalistic background, immense practical knowledge directly applicable to her clients’ needs, and – in this industry where who you know can easily be just as important as what you know – she knows, has worked with, has done favors for, and is admired by practically everybody!

What you might not expect is that — for all of the real ability of Sue and our staff to influence the media and to make what you need to happen, happen — in some respects we act just like a “Mom and Pop” organization. We’re solidly committed to our clients, both “on” and “off the clock”; have total integrity; constantly search-out new ways to help with new projects and new opportunities; and do it all for far less money and often in far less time than any less specialized and less connected national firm could ever hope to do.

OCPR’s clients are 50% corporate businesses, 50% nonprofits, and 100% satisfied.

What We Offer


What We Offer


OCPR represents long term relationships of over 20+ years in Orange County with industry-related journalists. We value our relationships as the core of our firm’s ability to make friends, build professional confidence and earn the respect to be heard. These relationships also afford us the convenience of making direct media contacts which lowers the cost of business when representing a client.


OCPR also specializes in cause marketing which partners nonprofit organizations with corporations for a mutually beneficial relationship that results in the successful marketing of each brand. Principal Sue Grant, with 20+ years of nonprofit executive board experience, has mastered the science of branding collaboration, helping charities find the perfect corporate partners and vise versa.


At OCPR we make it easy to get the word out. Our team develops a custom email marketing campaign for your business that utilizes your database and effectively communicates messages to your audience through newsletters and announcement updates. Email marketing today is a cost effective method that is vital to every company. We can help you have an effective campaign, positioning your company with your target audience regularly. End your writer’s block and take advantage of our copywriting services and editing expertise.


From grand openings to high society galas, OCPR has all of your special event planning needs covered. Signature events are our specialty, as we specialize in creativity and unique events built to be sustainable and maintain longevity. Our expertise as consultants is analyzing special event productivity, efficiency and net results. For grand openings, we use our creativity to target a business’s idea customer and build a sustainable customer base.


Happy Customers

For Profit Businesses

  • AutoNation
  • Antonia Boutique
  • Betty Mahoody, Author
  • Bill Medley
  • Clinique Ergonique MedSpa
  • Craig Smith, Author
  • Crinella Wines
  • Donna Rice Hughes
  • Discovery Science Center
  • Dr. John Aguilera
  • Dryer’s and File’s Auction Co.
  • European Collectibles
  • Fladeboe Honda
  • Governor Ann Richards
  • Hair Solutions of So Cal
  • Hampton Salon
  • House of Imports, Inc.
  • Karen Rhyne, J.D.
  • Katie’s Eurosoft Skincare
  • Kerry Swank Photography
  • Lear Boats
  • Lisa Renee Photography
  • Lynda Hanshaw Photography
  • Man-Cal Inc.
  • Meridian Graphics
  • Macy’s
  • Naked Girl Bikinis
  • Olhats Food Corporation
  • On Purpose Project
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • Quicksilver
  • Rancho Las Lomas
  • Sheri Geoffreys Photography, Inc.
  • The Lobster Game
  • The Reunion
  • Unique Lives & Experiences
  • Vanguard University

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Balboa Performing Arts Foundation
  • Divas of the Balboa Theater
  • Serving People In Need
  • The Islanders
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Alliance of OC
  • The Literacy Project
  • Coalition for Reading Excellence, Washington, D.C.
  • Amanda Arthur Recovery Fund
  • The Sophisticates of Orange County (2019 reorganization)
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • Newport Beach School Foundation
  • Olive Crest Abused Children Services
  • Volunteer Center Orange County
  • Discovery Science Center
  • Share Our Selves (SOS)
  • Assessment and Treatment Services Center
  • Kinship Center
  • Spirit Run ‘97
  • Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo
  • The Sophisticates of ATSC
  • Concours d’Elegance
  • Enough is Enough, Washington D.C.
  • Dana Point Turkey Trot
  • American Heart Association
  • Spirit of Volunteerism
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Laura’s House
  • American Red Cross
  • Newport-Mesa Assistance League
  • Promontory Foundation, Utah
  • Women of Chapman
  • OC Special Olympics
  • Unique Lives & Experiences

Over 20+ Years of Restaurant PR

  • A Market
  • A Restaurant
  • Aysia 101
  • Cano’s
  • Carmelo’s
  • Daily Grill, Irvine
  • Ecco Restaurant
  • Café Jardin at Sherman Library and Gardens
  • Chef Ben Ford (son of actor Harrison Ford)
  • Chef Pascal Olhats
  • French 75
  • Fig & Olive
  • Kiva Grill, La Jolla
  • LJC Restaurants, Inc.
  • McDonald’s
  • Ristorante Max
  • Savannah Chophouse
  • Studio Café
  • The Dive Bar
  • Windows on the Bay


What Everyone is Saying

“It’s just not possible to tell all of how great Sue Grant and OCPR are. With her leadership they are organized, are always on budget, and on time. Sue’s ability and determination to overcome any obstacle has brought great good to our company, and we have come to rely on her incomparable insights, her years of experience, and her long-standing connections with the media and with so many in the community who value her.”

~ Shanda Lear-Baylor, Owner of Lear Boats

“Sue was the most important component to the success of Unique Lives & Experiences. Thank you for your tremendous investment of time, talent and energy toward the success of the series. Your attention to detail and commitment to quality took us over the top for every lecture.”

~ Ronna Shipman, Former V.P. of Community Relations, The Orange County Register

“Thank you Sue and staff for the incredible PR, the cover of 714, and on and on. You kept S.O.S. (Share Our Selves) in the spotlight and you know how valuable that is.”

~ Karen Harrington, Director of Development, Share Our Selves

“OCPR has proven time and time again that they can create miracles, not just once, but many times. We were so lucky to have Sue’s leadership and team helping us with this enormous project.”

~ Dayna Pettit, 2001 Citizen of the Year, Newport Beach

“We had the pleasure of working with OCPR on our “Holiday Tree Fantasy” charity event for the Child Guidance Center for several years. Sue Grant and her team raised the event to a whole new level and was a pleasure to work with. They are professional, creative, personable and gets things accomplished. OCPR made us shine!”

~ Chris Hildreth, Former President of the Child Guidance Center’s Board of Directors

“We truly appreciate everything OCPR has done for the zoo and continues to do. We thank them for all of their help, support, and advice!”

~ Leslie Perovich, Executive Director, Santa Ana Zoo