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Where to start? We do PR. XO Publicity was established in 2003 with the intent to work with all genres of music. Our firm developed out of a desire to help indie and smaller labels compete in the press race. We offer lower rates and maximum flexibility to make our campaigns run smoothly. The XO policy is to ensure the continued development of relationships with our artists, labels, writers and editors. Along with press we also offer radio campaigns. Our radio database consists of over 15,000 college, indie, webzines, blogs, freelancers and mainstream contacts. Each project receives special consideration based on the style, special needs and wishes of the artists. XO embraces a grassroots approach to our service when contacting writers and editors via phone, mail, and email. You never know what to expect when you see an XO in the return address of a package. We are determined to keep it that way!
HERE IS WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US:
Marketing, Growth, and Strategy
October 9, 2014, Eric was Kaytea's client
If I had to pick one publicist that was on top of their game 365 days a year, Kaytea at xo would be it. Sadly, there are more than a few publicists in the entertainment world who do nothing but spam and hound their way into your inbox or phone, but that's just not how Kaytea performs. After understanding what we were looking for, and getting to know our publication, she...more
DON ALLREAD music reviewer at self-employed
May 21, 2014, Don was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a publicist who delivers news and music despite rain, sleet and infrequent replies from this differently organized freelancer, and no doubt others as well. Thanks Kaytea! don allred
update Kaytea remains a diligent source of enticing imagery and groovy sounds to back them up. Rock on K
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Associate Publisher/Art Director Local iQ
September 11, 2012, Kevin was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has always been prompt, professional and gracious in the work that we have done together. I would recommend her as a publicist for any agency or individual that would require such services.
Hospital Solutions at DatStat
August 21, 2012, James was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea was an amazing PR person with XO. Primarily, I leaned on her to help us with our editorial and content strategy relating to new music.
August 18, 2012, Jennifer reported to Kaytea at xo publicity
superb communication skills and highly creative! never met anyone so amazing on the phones like kaytea.
Owner at Creature Booking
January 25, 2012, Peter was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Always an A+ for effort. Boundless energy and positivity. Keeps her eye on the ball.
Editor at GSW Worldwide
October 26, 2011, Nick worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has all the qualities necessary to be an outstanding PR professional. She is personable, passionate, and pleasantly persistent. I'm not the easiest person to track down, but she is ever-patient with my schedule. Kaytea obviously is driven to succeed, both for herself and her clients, and her enthusiasm is infectious. I highly recommend her to both writers and clients.
Content Marketing Specialist at Direct Energy
October 24, 2011, Adam was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is one of the brightest, sharpest, most energy-filled people I've ever had the privilege to meet. She believes in her clients and her work with her whole heart, and she strives to do an amazing job in all that she sets her mind to do. It's a joy to work with her because her upbeat mood is extremely infectious, which makes it difficult to not become as excited as she...more
October 24, 2011, Scott was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I have known Kayte a for more than a decade and she is well organized and comes through in a pinch . When I needed to set up interviews, she made sure I had all the materials ready at my disposal. She's wonderful to work with in that she's not just promoting or plugging the next project, but taking time to talk and showing care and concern about her clients' and contacts'...more
Infographics / Information designer (available for hire)
October 23, 2011, Caroline was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a highly creative music PR specialist.
Her press releases and emails are are exceptional (both in content and quality) and definitely stand out from the dozens of other emails I receive daily.
She is clearly enthusiastic about the bands she works with and has a strong insight into the media, handling requests quickly and professionally.
Brand Experience Design at Cisco Systems (Consulting)
June 15, 2010, Mark was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
In Fall of 2009, I asked Kaytea if she could connect me with a few bands to help with the opbmusic member drive. She came through - remarkably, prodigiously, and – better yet – very quickly!
From start to finish Kaytea was tremendous. She lined up a ton of great talent for us - more than we had hoped. She helped us (and the bands) through the various logistical...more
IT Director, Mars Air Systems. Co-Managing Director, Girls in Tech LA
May 27, 2010, Murriel was Kaytea's client
Kaytea and I have never had the pleasure of meeting in-person but we have definitely connected in the virtual world.
She does a stellar job of ensuring that her clients are well represented and is super positive, thoughtful, highly motivated, and a very hard worker. I always look forward to receiving her emails and messages. As one of the editors at a nationally...more
e-Media Content Developer at Meetings Focus | Stamats Communications
May 25, 2010, Eric was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is an excellent promoter at XO Publicity and always keeps the press in touch with her roster of bands. I unfortunately was only able to work with her briefly, but when I did, I have to say the experience setting up an interview was one of the fastest and easiest around.
Also she always sends personalized messages, even when I was too busy to get around to...more
Owner, The Cyrus Grape Orchestra
May 25, 2010, Nathaniel was Kaytea's client
Kaytea has been an extremely helpful resource in helping me get my music career moving . She has been a true asset to me and my band and has a wealth of personal contacts, information and resources at her disposal. I highly recommend working with her.
Young Divorce Expert & Author | Public Relations Maven | Women's Interest Journalist
May 24, 2010, Joelle was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
XO Publicity makes reading press releases fun. Kaytea steers away from the stale press release formula from which major labels abide and provides journalists with a personal, informative take that we actually want to read to the end!
College Educator, Author of 8 books, Editor of mags & web sites, Music Business Guru; how can I help you?
May 22, 2010, Hank was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is one of the hardest working people in show business (with one of the hardest names to spell!). She is always in there pitching for her clients.
May 13, 2010, Christopher was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Having spent decades as an arts editor at alternative weekly newspapers, I have developed a deep distrust of music publicists. When I gave up my Managing Editor deskjob at the New Haven Advocate to become a freelance columnist and feature writer for the paper (and a stress-free stay-at-home dad), I cut off contact with most of the publicists who'd been hounding me for...more
Music Editor at The Press
May 12, 2010, Vicki was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I haven't been forturnate to work with Kaytea on many projects as yet but happily endorse her as an excellent person to work with.
Specializing in Music Video's, Commercials and Short Films
April 27, 2010, Stenner was a consultant or contractor to Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea McIntosh is someone who definately knows her profession. Her dedication to XOpublicity has increased XO Publicity's potential in obtaining the best of the best celebrities.
Writer/Editor at TUAW
March 29, 2010, John-Michael was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has a tenaciousness that is truly remarkable in the PR world. Lots of people promote records but very few know how to follow up on a release without coming across as pestering. The most important part of getting your release covered is making sure the person spreading the word about it is able to build relationships with the people they're reaching out to. Kaytea...more
KMVT15 - Silicon Valley Community Media - Executive Director
February 16, 2010, Shelley was Kaytea's client
I love working with Kaytea she is eager to do the best job possible. She's tenacious and a expert at what she does. I have hired her for a few projects and would hire her again, if the chance arose. The work is superb and she is always willing to go over and above what is required.
February 12, 2010, Jeremiah was Kaytea's client
Kaytea gets great results fast. I was amazed at how quickly the press started pouring in the first time I hired XO Publicity. Worth it's weight in gold - without costing your weight in gold.
Arts Editor at Arizona Daily Wildcat
January 30, 2010, Arts was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has been helpful in helping the Arizona Daily Wildcat arts desk with keeping it informed about her artists and what they've been up to, and with any requests the writers and editors may have.
Site Manager, Producer, Photographer, Writer
January 18, 2010, Melody was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is wonderful to work with. Not only does she provide high level representation to her creative clients, but she also provides an experienced level of expertise in her field.
Mobile, marketing, and interactive entrepreneur
December 12, 2009, John was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea's always done a TERRIFIC job as a publicist with timely, useful publicity for her clients. I always felt like she targeted me well, and didn't bombard me with useless information. In the deluge of communication from an army of music publicists, Kaytea was always a source I looked forward to hearing from.
All Access Mag..publicity contact /writer
December 7, 2009, Jesse was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
she is very fast and good at keeping myself and our publication up to date with events and everything we need to know.
Managing Partner at Atlanta Pro AV
November 22, 2009, James was Kaytea's client
Kaytea produces great results! She's tenacious and is the best value I have ever seen for the services she provides. Hire her!
Coordinator at North Coast Open Studios
November 16, 2009, Monica was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I've worked with Kaytea for the last year or two, when she's had bands coming through Northern California. She's set up interviews for me, sent me CDs as needed ... and she always gets back to me very quickly. Kaytea's bands are lucky to have her.
Director, Business Affairs ~ Music
November 10, 2009, Karen was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is extremely passionate, dedicated and reliable. She goes beyond the call of duty and is very happy to do so. Highly recommend her for any project!
Independent Writing and Editing Professional
November 9, 2009, Steven was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has been excellent at sending me CDs and then following up on my thoughts -- gentle but insistent reminders to make sure I know I have them (which is important) and that I then make an effort to listen. Whether or not I like something isn't the point, it's that I give it a chance. Because of her approach and style, I do make an effort to listen promptly to her releases.
Arts and Entertainment Editor at Easy Reader
November 5, 2009, Bondo was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Well, all right, Kaytea and I haven't worked together very much, but I've always enjoyed my communications with her, and - let's get right to the point - she seems like a very cool person!
Web Content & Communications Strategist at ACLU of Texas
November 5, 2009, Jessie was Kaytea's client
Kaytea put my first album on the map! She has a way of helping artists launch their careers -- & that isn't easy in today's music industry.
A&E Reporter at The Denver Post
November 4, 2009, John was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
The majority of music publicists either come on too strong or don't provide enough detail, but Kaytea always gets it just right. Even if I don't end up writing about her client, I'm always interested in what she's promoting.
Vice President, Agency Relations at BurrellesLuce
November 4, 2009, Paula was a consultant or contractor to Kaytea at xo publicity
I had the pleasure of working with Kaytea and found her to be a delight to work with. Not only did I find her to be professional but she brings a strong work ethic to the table. She was also very knowledgeable and enthusiastic to work with. One thing that sets Kaytea apart, is that she knew what the needs of her client were, how to get them, and what would also be a good...more
Benefits Manager / Customer Service - Hagedorn & Co
November 4, 2009, Jim was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a great publicist to work with, she knows my publication and my readership and provides the services I need to reach them. XO has a terrific client roster too, I know that anything Kaytea pitches will be worth a listen.
Front End Developer
October 13, 2009, John was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is always working extremely hard for her clients and she is as friendly and enthusiastic as they come. Kaytea has been a pleasure to work with and excited about future projects.
News Editor at ARTISTdirect
October 8, 2009, Amy was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Personability and pleasant communication is a key, in my mind, to the relationship between publicist and writer. Kaytea has both those qualities and makes you WANT to work with her.
Film Reviewer at www.HudakOnHollywood.com
October 7, 2009, Andres was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is about the most reliable, responsive person with whom I work. Email inquiries are promptly answered, and it's always a pleasure to receive her informative updates. She works with great talent, and her enthusiasm for them always comes through.
Business Administration & Branding
October 7, 2009, Timothy was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I met Kaytea through a mutual colleague who suggested her, and her services. She worked very closely with myself on a project, and helped us achieve many of our publicity and marketing goals. Her idea's are plenty, and always helpful.
Writer/Actor at FKR TV
September 13, 2009, Ali was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is exuberant and passionate about her clients and also writes some of the most eye catching, interesting press releases that come across my desk. She is a great publicist.
Radio programmer & Jazz MD
August 30, 2009, Lionel J. worked directly with Kaytea at xo publicity
I have worked with Katea McIntosh on several projects which were associated with music & music venues. I found her to be knowledgeable about her craft & more often than not, she would anticipate what possible problems could arise & would be at the ready with a solution in hand. Since
most of the projects that we were involved with were of the non-profit...more
Project Developer at Ameresco
August 26, 2009, Corban was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
In a world and an industry where mindspace is the ultimate treasure, Kaytea McIntosh has shown a singular talent for punching through the noise and getting her promos read (by me, for example). She is one of the most effective spammers I've ever received unsolicited email from.
Events Director at Nu-Soul
August 24, 2009, Norman was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a diligent publicist who works tirelessly to get her clients the right exposure.
360 Degree Marketing Professional & Idea Shaper
August 20, 2009, Dawn was Kaytea's client
Kaytea and her music industry knowledge as well as her artist network were a great advantage to our marketing and music supervision team at Rumblefish. She knows all the right people and knows how to get things done easily and professionally. She is also a ton of fun to work with!
Producteur, réalisateur, journaliste at Smallpirate.tv
August 18, 2009, Patrick was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Gentille, polie, professionnelle.
Founder & President, Friendly Fire Recordings
August 13, 2009, Dan was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I've always been impressed by Kaytea's energy and enthusiasm. I look forward to working with her in the future!
Producer / Engineer at Opal Studio
August 10, 2009, Kevin was Kaytea's client
You'll be in good hands.
I recommend hiring Kaytea and XO for you publicity needs.
Publisher and Editor at Dig This Real, Inc.
August 4, 2009, Samantha Edith was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is incredibly engaging when she pitches her acts. She is an asset to the artists she represents because she is direct and conscious of their markets. She is also always "on," for if a day goes by without us receiving an e-blast from her, we become concerned! Always a pleasure working with Kaytea.
Owner/(SEO-)Copywriter at Hardcopy, Copywriting Specialist at Siteclinics.nl, Blogger at Marketingfacts.nl
July 22, 2009, David was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has a very different approach to publicity. She doesn't push, she's friendly. That's why editors like myself are willing to work with her easily. Keep up the good work!
Sales, Marketing and Business Development Consultant
July 21, 2009, Alex was Kaytea's client
I have known Kaytea and her team for quite a while now. She has always exceeded project expectations and has delivered above and beyond all considerations.
Singer/Songwriter/Guitar & Banjo Player - willieames.com
July 19, 2009, Willie was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea was considerably open to cooperate and work with me as a client and my schedule when my schedule didn't integrate with her normal progression and standard procedures. Thanks Kaytea! -Willie Ames
July 18, 2009, Stephen was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is knowledgeable, persistent, and utterly devoted to her clients.
Staff Writer at Reporter Newspapers, freelance journalist and content manager
July 17, 2009, Ellen was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea truly cares about the artists she promotes. While working with her to promote Giant Squid she kept in constant contact and remained available every time we had follow-up questions. She even goes as far as to text the band minutes before a scheduled interview! Anyone in need of a publicist would be in good hands working with Kaytea and XO Publicity.
Creative Professional, UX / UI / Design
July 15, 2009, Ryan was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a real go-getter who really knows her stuff! Would deal with again A++++ :-)
Senior Associate Editor
July 15, 2009, Leslie was Kaytea's client
I worked with Katie long distance while I served as the Music Editor for Nuvo Newsweekly. She was a terrific PR liaison, providing me with timely and interesting music content for the publication.
Accomplished Writer/Editor And Web Content Specialist
July 14, 2009, Kurt was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Truly passionate about her artists, professional but fun to talk to, a devoted music fan.
Founder at Frog Music Licensing
June 18, 2009, Thomas was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
XO Publicity cranks non-stop and Kaytea is its beating heart. You will know about her people.
Self-Employed Translator at François Couture, traducteur/translator
May 14, 2009, Francois was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea's feeding me some great music for my radio shows andreviewing outlets. She's passionate, creative, funny, and a bit nagging, which may be the best quality a PR person can have!
Senior Software Engineer at Plex Systems, Inc.
May 8, 2009, Tom was Kaytea's client
Over the last two decades I have dealt with hundreds of label and independent PR staff. Kaytea has long stood out in my mind as one of the most earnest, energetic, and ebullient of all I have encountered. I heartily recommend her talent and dedication to anyone seeking a publicist.
Contributing Writer at Gambit Weekly
May 4, 2009, Noah Bonaparte was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a dogged and hilarious publicist.
Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Gazette
April 29, 2009, Jennifer worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea McIntosh is energetic, sincere, driven and personable. I've enjoyed working with her in a journalist-to-PR agent role. She handles work in a thorough and timely manner, and she knows her work. ... and that's always a blessing to a newsperson like myself who often works on tight deadlines. Thank you, Kaytea!
April 25, 2009, George was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has been nothing but a joy to work with, as well as a great help whenever I need anything with her bands! Her unique personality, focus, and attention to small--but no less important--details, lend a unique touch to her fine work!
April 24, 2009, Bruce was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I Love Kaytea's multi-genre approach to public relations and how she takes good care of all the artists that come to her for help and exposure.She has advised us at damngoodtunes.com of great new bands for us to review and yet her door has always been open if we find someone we think she could advise and help, so it's a nice two way business relationship. I love her...more
Account Director, Video @ AOL
April 20, 2009, Mara was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
If there's anything going on, Kaytea will let you know about it! Her emails promote her projects consistently and respectfully with class and humor. She does a great job.
Strategic Communications Manager at Delaware Economic Development Office
April 14, 2009, Peter was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has been excellent at keeping me up-to-date on the new products offered at OXO. She regularly keeps in contact via e-mail and phone and always gets me whatever I need in a timely fashion. Easily one of the top 10 P.R. contacts I've worked with in my 12 years in newspapers.
Writer, Editor, Web Producer
April 12, 2009, Benjamin was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I always looked forward to e-mails from Kaytea when I was a music editor at Amazon.com. She knows her clients, she knows her business, and she knows her outlets.
Freelancer at Music Connection
April 12, 2009, Andrew was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea does a great job as a publicist. Professional and effective. Definitely recommended.
Fashion blogger at San Francisco Chronicle
April 8, 2009, Kimberly was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
In my experience I've always found Kaytea to be a great publicist. She reaches out in a friendly, warm way and has been very helpful in connecting me with the artists she works with.
Executive Creative Director
April 6, 2009, Peter was Kaytea's client
Kaytea and XO went above and beyond providing excellent press support for releases and tours. She got us great coverage all over the country and was, generally, awesome.
Creative Director - CultureWorks ESL
April 6, 2009, Mike was Kaytea's client
Kaytea doesn't actually work FOR me.
She works for XO Publicity.
And she sends me links and PR on new and exciting bands that I get to cherry-pick from and write about. She is immersed in the music community and knows her stuff!
Director - Oddities at LeftField Pictures
April 6, 2009, David was Kaytea's client
I have been in correspondence with Kaytea and the rest of the gang over at XO. They have been amazing. They have a great client list and represent some amazing talents. I keep hoping work some of their clients into some of the shows I have been involved with.
National Program Management at DoStuff Media
April 5, 2009, Adi was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
It's a pleasure to work Kaytea. She's always quick to respond with the needed information for show previews, etc.
Publisher & Editor at 5enses Inc.
April 4, 2009, Nicholas was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea provides promotional and informational materials in a creative, timely, and personal matter. Above all, she does so in a personal manner that's refreshing in an industry in which many less industrious individuals rely on mass-email press releases that aren't always germane to all of the recipients. Kudos Kaytea!
Radio Personality at Rough Edge Studios
April 4, 2009, R Scott was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea and the XO team are some of the best at what they do. When I need information, they get it to me quickly and thoroughly. They make relevant suggestions and guide me toward great leads. And they are always friendly and courteous.
Entertainment Attorney and Partner at Day & Koch LLP
April 4, 2009, Bart was Kaytea's client
Kaytea really knows her stuff and, most importantly, gets superb results. On top of that, she's very organized and keeps clients well-informed as to what she is doing. An added plus, she's a lot of fun to work with. I'd recommend her highly.
Chief Singer/Songwriter of Seattle's Smile Brigade
April 4, 2009, Jesse was Kaytea's client
Kaytea is a tireless patron of the arts. She has shown not only the ability to come up with creative marketing solutions, but the resolve to make these solutions happen.I trust Kaytea, i believe in her.
Author, Neil Young FAQ (May 2012, Backbeat Books, Hal Leonard Publishing)
April 3, 2009, Glen was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a tireless promoter of up and coming artists who I cannot recommend highly enough. She is that rare breed who really gets behind the artists that she believes in, and then does the leg work to get the job done. As a music editor for Blogcritics Magazine, I have come to not only know Kaytea, but trust her as a credible source for pointing you towards what could...more
The Man at Mr. Duck Records / All I Have Is Music (ASCAP)
April 3, 2009, John was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Always great to work with.
Freelance Music Journalist/Media Content Consultant
April 3, 2009, Admiral Jim was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea works hard for her clients and isn't afraid to go the extra mile.
Digital Strategy, Marketing & Promotions Consultant
March 13, 2009, Gina worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is very detail oriented and does a fantastic job at communicating her current projects to me. Great job!
freelance writer and CEO of sea slug music an indie label
February 28, 2009, j. was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a great publicist. Her packages are always attention getting, cleverly packaged with a unique style that makes her stand out from the rest of the many mailings I get every week. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a professional with a solid work ethic and attention to detail.
Quality Control and Publications Manager
February 25, 2009, Patrick was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a passionate person who brings her energy and excitement to her publicity work every day. Both enthusiastic and determined, she's consistently invested her personality into the role, making communications fun and friendly, and making sure that her clients are always front-of-mind for media outlets.
Freelance writer, marketer, promoter, editor and more
February 24, 2009, Leila was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is always hugely passionate and knowledgeable about the bands and projects she is working on. You know you're going to get someone dedicated to her clients and driven to get the word out about them.
CEO at The Morton Report
February 19, 2009, Eric was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is helpful, knowledgeable and a joy to work with!
Creator/Producer of Dirty Little Secrets Variety Show
February 15, 2009, J. was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Being a freelance writer, I have dealt with many, many publicists within the entertainment industry, a lot of whom treat the artists like a faceless commodity, applying the same tired templates that may have succeeded for others in the past. Kaytea's approach is wholeheartedly refreshing and absolutely accessible, tailoring her the format of her PR announcements and...more
Content Marketing Manager at Autodesk
February 11, 2009, Kylee was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
As a writer and editor, I have worked with a lot of music publicists over the years. It's always a relief when I meet one who actually makes my job easier and more fun. Kaytea is easy-going, dependable and great to talk to. She also knows how to stay on my radar regarding her projects without appearing pushy. And I know she will send me the materials I need and line up...more
Web / Database Design & PlanWell Admin at Reprographics Northwest
February 9, 2009, Bryan was Kaytea's client
Kaytea and her girls are great! We really enjoy working with them.
Writing and Editing Professional
February 9, 2009, Jon was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a diligent publicist who is both reliable and enthusiastic. She persues projects with persistence, but is not overly aggressive. I would not hesitate to recommend her for a position.
Deputy Blog Editor at The Huffington Post
February 8, 2009, Ani was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is always superbly organized and genuinely seems to love what she does. She even remembers what bands our editors like the best and sends updates on them without any prompting, which is something I couldn't even imagine some of the publicists I work with doing!
Owner/Producer of Wood Egg
February 7, 2009, Derek was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is the best!
Full-spectrum writer, editor, creative director, et cetera with 16 years in communication arts
February 3, 2009, Jeremy Keith was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Good folks, good music, 'nuff said.
Experienced multi-media communicator, creative thinker, partnership builder
February 2, 2009, Lynne worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is energetic, dedicated, inventive and insistent in her efforts to get publicity for her artists. What more could you ask for in a publicist?
Content Producer at Lonely Planet
February 2, 2009, Matt was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a tireless promoter of the bands and musicians on her roster and works very hard at establishing close connections with members of the press across the industry.
Sales & Marketing Professional
February 2, 2009, Jon was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a class act. I cannot think of a more dedicated, passionate and personable person to deal with. Kaytea has tremendous follow through and I always pay attention when ever Kaytea is looking to get in touch or has a new project that needs promotion. If you are lucky enough to have xo publicity work with you on your project you are going to see results!!!
Writing and Editing Professional
February 1, 2009, Mike was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has been helpful and friendly in our media/publicity back-and-forth. She's also very informative about her clients, but the people-skills part makes an impression.
Development Communications Manager at KEXP
February 1, 2009, Kurt was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea works with diligence, persistence and charisma on behalf of her clients. I also appreciate that she takes modest but memorable steps, via personal touches, to ensure her company stands out from the competition
February 1, 2009, Ryan was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
The unique flair Kaytea brings to this game with the "gifts" she tosses in the promo envelopes and her witty email makes her one of my favorite PR-types to work with.
Producer/Engineer, PermaPress Recording
January 28, 2009, Pat was Kaytea's client
Kaytea had done a fantastic job publicizing Blue Skies For Black Hearts last two records; Serenades and Hand Grenades and Love Is Not Enough. She's gone well beyond the expected effort and has proven herself to have flexibility in the ever changing world of music promotion.
Contributor at The Wall Street Journal
January 26, 2009, Eric was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is everything a publicist should be: thorough, knowledgeable, persistent and personable, as well as timely with information and assistance. She is a pleasure to work with.
January 22, 2009, Joe worked directly with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea rules! Gets it done and is super fun to work with. Work hard/Play hard!
Managing Editor at Mix Magazine
January 21, 2009, Lori was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is one of the nicest PR folks I've ever worked with. She knows how to promote her artists by giving all the information you need; she's also very responsive to questions and concerns. Truly a pleasure to work with.
Director of Digital Marketing at Razor Factory, LLC
January 21, 2009, Hunter was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea McIntosh of XO Publicity is a real class act. Her emails are lucid, witty, and engaging the reader. Her ability to create enthusiasm for even the most obscure of bands is to be commended.
Furthermore, she responds to all queries in a prompt and efficient manner. I don't think I have ever waited for an email response from her for more than 15 minutes. She has...more
Certified Bicycle Mechanic-Pedal To The Metal
January 19, 2009, Paul was Kaytea's client
Kaytea's work doing publicity for my band (Blue Skies for Black Hearts), on our most recent release, Serenades and Hand Grenades, was fantastic. She completely delivered on all her promises in a timely fashion. We as a band have clearly seen a tangible result of the work of her and her team @ XO Publicity.
Social Media Manager at Majik Box Pedals
January 18, 2009, Rei was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I think Kaytea is a dedicated publicist who works her artists and get them recognized. Even though I haven't always been able to work with a lot of them, she is a rare person who will place 150% into every artist she works.
Used Product Buyer / Clone Clerk at Schoolkids Records
January 18, 2009, Fred was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is an adept -- nay, awesome, and with the best sense of humor I've ever met among p.r. agents -- worker, networker and music industry channeler-of-taste!
January 18, 2009, Brian John was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Having worked in the music industry for fifteen years, I've seen my share of horrible press releases & unfounded marketing campaigns. Kaytea & XO stand out with their professionalism, attention to detail, & understanding of the way the music promotion game really works.
Sales And Marketing Coordinator at Sapori Fine Flavors
January 18, 2009, Tyler was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a great publicist and has been doing this for as long as I've known her. She knows what shes talking about when it comes to public relations especially in the music and arts field. She is honest and straight forward and I have always enjoyed working with her and know I can always count on her. I recommend working with her to anyone.
Journalist & Editor
January 18, 2009, Bill was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a great publicist...not to mention the only person I've ever known with that particular spelling! Cool.
Art Program Coordinator at p:ear
January 18, 2009, William was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has been a huge supporter of The Artist Mentorship Program since day one. Kaytea is in a very particular class of individuals who have mastered the professional world and who has opened up her services to assist local non-profits. Working with Kaytea and XO has created amazing opportunities for our program. Kaytea is extremely professional to work with and has...more
contributor at New Jersey Monthly Magazine
January 18, 2009, Tammy was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea sends me clever, informative press releases whose tone I love. She's a really thoughtful writer and excellent at what she does.
Music Journalist for Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, etc.
January 18, 2009, Kim was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
"Tenacious" doesn't even begin to describe Kaytea. She's always friendly and funny, and definitely cares about her artists.
Associate Appraiser at The Metron Group
January 13, 2009, Steven was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
McIntosh is tenacious and makes sure we're on top of her clients and know where they are.
Genius at Apple
January 13, 2009, Sonia reported to Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea was an excellent manager. At the time of my internship with XO, there were very few employees and many interns to oversee. With that, she was putting in far more effort and oversight than most employers. She wanted to provide people with the opportunity to gain experience in the field of publicity, but she also had obligations and high expectations to uphold when...more
Ideas, Direction & Design through Intuition & Rigor
January 12, 2009, Gus was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea was a big part of The Mediam early on. She has a relentless work ethic, a knack for identifying/seizing opportunities and a never say die attitude. For the most part she acted as manager and booked shows, but she would do whatever was needed with the band's goals and future success as her guide.
Owner, Trixine Corporation
January 11, 2009, Casey was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I have enjoyed working with Kaytea over the past few years. She and XO Publicity are friendly and competent at what they do.
Academic Director - Graphic Arts Art Institute of Indianapolis
January 10, 2009, Craddock worked directly with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a goal oriented person who strives for excellence in everything she sets out to do.
She has a great personality and wit.
SVP Executive Music Producer at McCann Erickson
January 9, 2009, Eric David was Kaytea's client
babysue.com, LMNOP.com & dONW7.com.
January 7, 2009, babysue™ was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a focused, dependable, professional individual who knows how to deal with people.
Freelancer at Doran Enterprises
November 24, 2008, Bob was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is one of the most persistent and professional p.r. peeps I've ever encountered, yet she manages to exude the requisite casual air. No pressure, just there when you need her. If she says it'll happen, it happens. She does great work for her clients. What else do you need to say?
Owner + Publicist at Crash Avenue | Managing Partner at Do502
October 23, 2008, Jeffrey was Kaytea's client
Kaytea continues to provide great assistance with tour press regarding my management client Ben Sollee
Director of Communications, Celebuzz at SpinMedia
October 20, 2008, Chad was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
I have worked with Kaytea on countless projects and have enjoyed all of them. You can count on her to always bring a fresh, upbeat attitude to the table. Whenever I'm having a bad day I know one of her emails will help make it better. If you're looking for someone with a positive outlook and knows how to get things done, Kaytea is the one.
Co-founder | Director of Business at RetailrApp.com | Queso Labs
October 19, 2008, Sal was Kaytea's client
Kaytea and XO are awesome to work with. XO has done an excellent job for my management company and our bands. If you are looking for a great publicity company with great creativity and a strong work ethic...look no further. I strongly recommend Kaytea and her team at XO to take your business to the next level.
Distinguished Lecturer, Creative Writing at The University of Pennsylvania
October 3, 2008, Anthony was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
As a publicist, Kaytea is relentless in the nicest possible way. She leaves you wishing that someone were working as smartly and fiercely in your behalf as she is for her very fortunate clients. Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Web Content Manager at Alfa Laval
October 3, 2008, Stefan was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a smart and crafty individual that has turned me on to more new artists that I every thought possible. Her professional manner and creativity shine never cease to amaze me.
Board Member at RAIN
August 28, 2008, Paul was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is bubbling over with enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and phenomenal ideas. I appreciate her honest approach to business and admire her tenacity when representing her clients. If you're considering working with, for or even in the near vicinity of Kaytea, make sure and check out the competition so you can watch her raise the bar.
Writer, Illustrator, Editor, Social Media Wrangler
August 13, 2008, Pj was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea seems to have boundless energy when it comes to working on her clients' needs. She tirelessly and joyfully works to not only put fledgling bands and record labels on the radar, but also to build positive, productive relationships with media partners. Basically, Kaytea rocks.
QA & User Support
July 29, 2008, John was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is on top of her game doing P.R. Launching national campaigns for up and coming music acts, she'll be on to watch in the near future.
CMJ Indie Sales, TEST PRESS.NET Edit/Publish
July 21, 2008, Johnny was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is my fave McIntosh
June 29, 2008, James was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is personable and fun to work with. She always proved to be diligent when following up on the press releases and CDs she sent to my office. Setting up interviews with musicians and review tickets for live shows through her was always a smooth process.
Editor at New Noise Magazine
June 24, 2008, Lisa was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is great to work with and keeps me up to date on releases she is working with. I've worked with her for many years now and she has a dedication to what she does and a great attitude!
Director of Publicity at Baby Robot Industries, Inc
June 17, 2008, Steve was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea McIntosh is always a pleasure to work with. She's creative and hard-working, and you can tell she really cares about her clients.
Programmer/Analyst D at Johns Hopkins Hospital
June 4, 2008, Bob was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is enthusiastic about the bands she promotes. Everything about her approach shows that she cares about the music, not just the business. She makes me want to give everything she sends a chance and I often find that I want to review the albums she sends, because they're generally good. Many PR people are just pushing the product, but Kaytea is really working for the...more
Sales Wunderkind at Pirates Press
June 4, 2008, Matt was Kaytea's client
In a business that's about creating attention, Kaytea certainly grabbed mine, and has helped (and continues to help) my band create the buzz we need to make a difference.
Music Journalist/Freelance Writer
June 4, 2008, Janelle was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Coordinating different writing opportunities - whether it be setting up interviews with a certain band or obtaining materials for record reviews for the various magazines I write for - was always a friendly, pleasurable experience with Kaytea. Good-natured and, thankfully (!), always on top of things, it was always a breeze getting things done with this fine publicist.
Founder at Get BoxED
June 4, 2008, ellen worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
If you are a musician who wants to garner great publicity for your band/record, then Kaytea is your person. She is creative, thinks outside of the box and gets things done. I've really never see anyone as tenacious or hard-working for her clients.
Sr. Coordinator, Choice Hotels International
June 3, 2008, Pernell was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Ever since I started my site for music, Kaytea has not only supported me by sending a steady stream of music to my ears, but she also has offered countless advice. We have become great friends and I gladly recommend her not only for her personality but also her dedication to her craft.
Director of Community Benefit and External Affairs, Piedmont Healthcare
May 21, 2008, Holly was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea and the whole XO team have been nothing but professional and diligent in their work as promoters. As an editor, I appreciate her updates, calls and attention to my requests.
Music Consultant and Professional
May 5, 2008, Chad was Kaytea's client
Let's see. I need to say something good about Kaytea McIntosh in the space provided here, but something much more clever than just "Kaytea is good..." Right? But that does kind of sum it up in three easy words... She is good people. Friendly, prompt, courteous... When I watch Nancy Grace on CNN at night I say to myself "man, this lady is up tight! She would be much better...more
Design Director / Chief Digital Officer at Flip-Side Magazine
April 10, 2008, Buko was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea does an absolutely wonderful job of promoting her clients within the music industry. She will work tirelessly to get your project going and in front of the right people. You will be very pleased with your choice of using XO publicity.
Writer, Blogger, Musician, Lawyer, Etc
April 9, 2008, Daniel was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Being someone who experiences the profound joy of reading dozens of crappy press releases every single day, Kaytea's knack for inventing creative and ingenious ways to pitch her clients ensures that I will always check out whatever it is she's working. It also helps that she has the tenacity of a rabid mongoose. Kaytea and XO win at indie PR!
Feature Film and Media Music Composer, Ph.D Music/Dream Psychologist
April 8, 2008, Michael R. worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a responsible and kind individual who provides her services with respect and joy. I know she'll be great doing anything she wishes to do in this world. With Gratitude
Producer, The Inner Circle hosted by Neil Strauss, SiriusXM Satellite Radio
March 31, 2008, Mari was Kaytea's client
Kaytea is a professional who is personable and fun to work with. She gets the job done with her creative way of doing publicity - her persistence is welcome!
Writing and Editing Professional
March 31, 2008, Justin was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
It's been a pleasure working with Kaytea these last few years. Her promotions are clever without being gimmicky, and she communicates consistently in an informal but professional manner that makes her easy to work with.
Project Management and Strategic Planning for Musician-types
March 30, 2008, Michael was Kaytea's client
Great publicist, inventive business model, extraordinarily hard working.
March 30, 2008, Paul was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
As a writer who deals with many different P.R. people, you notice the ones who aren't just professional and easy to work with, but friendly as well. Kaytea McIntosh is one such P.R. person. Not only is always prompt and hassle-free, but friendly and pleasant as well.
Owner, Pitch Music/Sweden Loves You!
March 29, 2008, Randy was Kaytea's client
Kaytea believes in her clients and is willing to work the extra mile. Very good work!
Founder at Get BoxED
March 17, 2008, ellen was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea rocks! She works her butt off for her clients and is not afraid to go the extra mile...next book I have out, she gets to rep!! If you are in music or want to be, then go to Kaytea and XO
Owner, Stomp and Stammer
February 27, 2008, Jeff was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea's always nice to us even though she gets frustrated that we hardly ever write about her bands.
Writer, Editor and Content Producer
February 1, 2008, Mosi was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
With so much product out there, Kaytea does the extra things to make her clients stand out. She adds little toys and fun ephemera to her packages, and writes emails directly to writers in advocacy of her artists. She gives her projects a personal touch.
The Yule Logs
December 5, 2007, Maurice Spencer worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Having worked with Kaytea for the past several years, I have come to rely on her promptness and enthusiasm in working her artists. Though many of her clients start out as "unknowns" in the music world, Kaytea's diligence has served them well, with Synthesis often giving press to XO artists who would have otherwise flown under our radar.
Independent Writing and Editing Professional
November 11, 2007, Marc worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has always been a reliable and efficient publicist. She's always quick with a returned phone call and whatever CD you need right...this...very...second. You'd be a fool - a fool! - not to hire her.
Online Content and Promotions Manager at Taylor Guitars
September 19, 2007, Shane worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea not only has an interesting spelling of a name but she also sends some of the best publicity releases on her roster of artists. Lots of PR professionals send these boiler plate, boring accounts of bands barely anyone cares about but Kaytea is the exception - she cares about how her bands are perceived from the first impression.
Co-Founder at The Contraband Company
September 14, 2007, Steven worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
I have known and worked with Kaytea and have to say she is a ROCK STAR, I look forward to the future!!!
Vice President Business Development, Maker DNA at Maker Studios Inc
September 14, 2007, Todd was a consultant or contractor to Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is one of the most creative publicists I've ever dealt with, consistently coming up with fun and interesting ways to get attention for he clients and projects. Plus, she's got charisma for miles! Highly recommended for indie PR for bands, labels, tech-related businesses and the like.
Independent Music Professional
September 13, 2007, John was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a total professional, very thorough and efficient in her dealings with the press; very good-humored and personable as well, which is a big plus.
Founder at A-Sides Music
August 6, 2007, Jon was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is always personable and always at the top of her game.
Editor-in-Chief, Paste Magazine
August 6, 2007, Josh was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea has been a pleasure to work with—always responsive and courteous.
Owner at Interboro Freelancing
July 25, 2007, Ronald worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a beautiful and wonderful girl and a quality human being. More publicists in this industry should learn from her example.
Independent Music Professional
July 14, 2007, Steve worked directly with Kaytea at xo publicity
With Kaytea, music publicity is never just a job but a passion!
Work-Life Balance | Organizational Culture | Employee Engagement | Customer Experience | Dance Parties
April 16, 2007, Eryc was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea's passion and enthusiasm for her work is unmistakable. With extensive knowledge about both music and marketing, she always find a way to give her clients her best. It's always a pleasure to work with Kaytea.
Independent Music Professional
April 9, 2007, Steve was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea's always been a joy to hear from, an enthusiastic and creative supporter of her clients without ever being pushy or artificial in her pitches. At root, she's clearly a fan of the music she promotes, which makes a huge difference.
Freelance arts and entertainment writer
April 9, 2007, Linda worked with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a lively fun PR who knows just how persitent to be without overkill. She gets the job done!
January 14, 2006, Not was Kaytea's client
Kaytea is a cyclotronic acceleration of creativity harnessed on behalf of her clients. As the owner of XO Publicity, she powers an organization that bathes its clients with success using a high level
of knowledge, energy and expertise.
And dude she's the spell-check champion of the world.
Owner, In Music We Trust (management, publicity, record label)
January 10, 2006, Alex was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
Kaytea is a music fan and hard worker. She rocks.
Co-owner at All Ages Zine.com/ Team Leader at Ingersoll Rand.
December 23, 2005, Dave was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
A swell gal indeed.
Attorney at Law, Musician
December 23, 2005, Ryan was Kaytea's client
Kaytea does an amazing job, working as both a client of Kaytea's and occasionally vice versa, she really keeps everything together running nicely. She rocks!
December 22, 2005, Angela AJ was with another company when working with Kaytea at xo publicity
You're the jam, lady friend. Glad to know ya!