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.

 

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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…

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 and the Stork Club

The Stork Club at 3 East 53rd Street, just east of Fifth Avenue, was the haute café of entertainers, chief executives, gossip columnists, sports figures, and respected publicists like Steve Hannagan. If you were unknown and…

Steve Hannagan’s Health Regimen

Description of Steve Hannagan Hannagan’s face was distinctively Irish – ruddy glow, moon shaped, and deeply tanned during the winter season in Miami Beach and by regular application of a sun lamp. His hair was parted on the left side…

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…