Bulldog Awards Winner Profile

J.J. Colao

J.J. Colao founded Haymaker Group in 2014, with no previous PR experience, and funded the business with credit card debt in its earliest days. The agency now boasts a staff of five professionals, and clients like Grubhub, Etsy, Handy, and SeatGeek. Prior to founding Haymaker, Colao worked as a staff writer at Forbes, where he wrote more than 35 magazine stories, 200 web articles, four features, and a cover story, along with a variety of video interviews. When he’s not managing Haymaker, Colao also finds time to mentor Columbia University entrepreneurs and run the New York Media Meetup.


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Awards won

Stars of PR

Grand Prize - PR Star of the Year 2019

Stars of PR

Leader of the Year (PR agency) 2019

Stars of PR

Public Relations Professional of the Year 2019

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