DAN COX for public relations is a full service public relations and consulting agency, specializing in the restaurant and nightclub industries, as well as a strategically selected group of philanthropic, entertainment, and design related businesses and personalities.
We are passionate about our work and our clients. We create individualized campaigns, bringing innovative and effective strategies that achieve positive results and impact the bottom line. Armed with an intimate understanding of our clients offerings and needs, we continually strive to bring their message to an insatiable news cycle in search of the latest, the best, and the most exciting. In short, the very customers that your business needs to thrive.
Dan Cox enjoyed a road less traveled. His University career spanned the professional musical performance education of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, leading to a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. Following an academic journey that could easily have concluded with four independent degrees, the sudden certification came as a pleasant surprise to everyone, including Dan. In the interim, he accidentally set into motion a uniquely specialized career path.
While studying music in Cincinnati, Dan did what all students do – he worked in restaurants. Cincinnati, however, provided an unusual proving ground for future restaurateurs, chefs, and food professionals. At the time, Cincinnati was proudly home to more four- and five-star restaurants than any other city in the United States, offering a brilliant education in the business of hospitality and food service.
It would also provide the first taste of hospitality management experience with a transfer to Los Angeles, courtesy of the Westin Hotel Company. Tasked with the service of royalty from around the globe, Cox was hired to reignite the formal dining and in-room dining offerings of the Tower at the Century Plaza. Soon thereafter, he would join the Ritz Carlton Corporation, charged with opening duties for the U.S. based luxury properties in Pasadena and Marina del Rey, California. The tag of “opener” would last for years to come.
A stint with California Pizza Kitchen arrived just as the small Southern California mini-chain was purchased by worldwide food conglomerate, PepsiCo. Immediately, transfers back to the East Coast arrived, with opening duties throughout the Washington D.C. region. Following a successful rise with CPK, Cox was recruited to assist with the openings of multiple D.C. area free-standing restaurants.
A return to the warmth of California provided the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream of writing. With a relocation to the San Francisco bay area, the writing became professional, including serving as technical writer for esteemed L.A. – based restaurant publicist Joan Luther. As well, the city by the bay ignited a passion for food, dining, and the unabashedly talented chefs and service industry professionals that would soon elevate the profession to its current cult status.
Cox partnered to form CRPR, a large restaurant and nightlife public relations agency while in San Francisco, soon relocating the business to the more aptly celebrity driven environs of Los Angeles. Following a successful six year partnership, Cox left to form his own boutique firm. Serving Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area, the firm has committed to an exclusive client profile of restaurant and nightclub luminaries, to a strategically selected group of philanthropic, entertainment, and design related businesses and personalities.
Passionate about his community, Cox has committed his life and business to a significant range of philanthropic activities, groups, and endeavors, including Los Angeles and San Francisco based children’s charities, AIDS service organizations, and food & culture historical organizations. Cox now resides, and is well fed, in the historic Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.