The Life & Times of Steve Hannagan

Learn about Steve Hannagan, ‘The man who refined product placement to an art and who worked closely with many of the leading movie studios, Broadway shows, and radio programs of his era.’ He was also one of the founders of modern public relations, the blog will describe his many publicity campaigns and his contributions to marketing and publicity campaigns.

The Steve Hannagan Biography will be coming very soon to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  It will have everything about Hannagan’s life, his press campaigns, and the principles of the ‘Hannagan Way. If you want to know when you can order the book, just drop a line to mtown@dca.net.  We will put you on the book list to receive an early notice.

Steve Takes Leave of the Indianapolis 500

In this issue, Steve turns over publicity at the Indianapolis 500 to his top assistant Joe Copps, and then at the end of World War II, says goodbye to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By the mid-1930s, Steve’s public relations business was…
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Hannagan & Baseball Centennial

Baseball Centennial In 1939, Major League Baseball (MLB) owners set aside $100,000 ($1.6 million in current dollars) to celebrate the game’s 100th anniversary (It was debatable at the time and is accepted now that 1939 was not the centennial…
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Gar Wood

  Gar Wood Gar Wood was America’s, and possibly the worlds, most famous speed-boat racer in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Wood (adjacent picture[1]) was an inventive speed-boat designer, who raced boats of his own design. In 1921,…

Hannagan Promotes Two Pugs

  Tex Richard Fight Promoter1 In 1929, the nationally known fight promoter, Tex Richard, promoted a heavyweight championship bout between Young Stribling and Jack Sharkey in Miami Beach. Steve Hannagan was thrilled knowing that the…
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Steve Hannagan – Sports Shorts

By the late 1920s, Steve Hannagan’s became the “go-to guy” for athletes, sports teams, and sporting events. They sought him out for advice about building an athlete’s reputation, promoting a sporting venues, and publicizing sports equipment.…
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Steve Hannagan’s Contribution to Sports Publicity

  Steve Hannagan and His Chief Associates (Steve Hannagan seated, Joe Copps standing to left and Larry Smits to the right[1]) Steve Hannagan contributed several important principles to public relations in general and to sports publicity…