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.

Carl Fisher's Montauk Resort

  Carl Fisher’s Montauk Resort In 1925, Carl Fisher bought Montauk Peninsula on Long Island, New York. He believed that the 10,000 acre peninsula was the perfect location for a northern tourist haven like Miami Beach. Fisher’s wildcatting…

Steve Hannagan Promotes Puerto Rico Boxing Match

Steve Hannagan Promotes Puerto Rico Boxing Match As part of Steve Hannagan’s publicity campaign for Puerto Rico, he promoted a bantam weight prize fight between Sixto Escobar, a local fighter, and Harry Jefra of Baltimore. The fight was…

Puerto Rico and Winship

Puerto Rico Calls Steve Hannagan In 1937, Steve was vacationing on the banks of the Wabash, when his New York office called saying that General Blanton Winship, the Governor of Puerto Rico, wanted to meet with him immediately.i Winship was…

Steve Meets the Master of American Auto Manufacturing

Steve met the man who made American auto manufacturing the wonder of the world at the Indianapolis 500. Steve took advantage of the opportunity that the track offered to meet important personages like Henry Ford, who sponsored cars at the track.…
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Averell Harriman Sends Steve Hannagan to Sun Valley

In the mid-1930s, Averell Harriman, President of the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) sought a location for a ski resort in the mountainous west to spur passenger traffic. Harriman found a location for a resort outside of Ketchum, Idaho and hired…
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Steve Hannagan's Vision for Sun Valley

  As Steve Hannagan’s passed through Ketchum after his trip to the future Sun Valley, he realized that Averell Harriman could not depend on a run-down mountain town to entertain his guests. [1] Hannagan told Harriman that he should…