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Lisa Devaney

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Founder & Director, Hai Media Group, a public relations and social media consultancy.

Founder & Director, Hai Media Group, a public relations and social media consultancy.

3 vouches

Involved In


Hai Media Group


The Mobile Academy
Software Optics
Skyfire Labs ( Acquired by Opera
PR Savvy
BDS Creative


Indie Author Lisa Devaney Publishing September 2009 - present
Founder & Director Hai Media Group August 2004 - present
Co-founder and Publicist WeWantWork July 2002 - October 2003
Account Supervisor Hill & Knowlton Public Relations January 2000 - December 2001
Account Executive Kratz & Jensen May 1997 - March 2000
Journalist Journalist September 1990 - October 1997


State University of New York at Stony Brook Political Science and Journalism 1987 - 1989
Northeastern University Journalism 1985 - 1986

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

As a Founder and Director of my Hai Media Group, here in London, UK, I've served as a public relations resource for many Silicon Valley startups looking ot reach the UK/EU media. I also work with many startups based here in the UK. Three startups I have worked with have gone on to sell for millions of dollars. I am valued for my creative approach to storytelling for statups and entrepreneurs, and talented use of the full media landscape -- from traditional to online and offline outreach strategies. I've won hundreds of headlines in various media for my clients, built brands from scratch and even named products during my two decade career. My clients often return and remain connected to me for many years to come. Perhaps most famous was the work I did as a co-founder and Publicist for a group called WeWantWork, following the events of 9/11 in New York City. I won hundreds of headlines in press around the world and appeared on CNN as a spokesperson for this group of job seekers.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'm a great team player and enjoy collaborating with anyone, anywhere in the world. I'm often on Skype for video meetings and carrying out work virtually, using the many online platforms available. On projects, I'm up for almost anything and co-founders will find that I am very results oriented.

As an Advisor

I offer a 1-hour free Skype consultations to startups and entrepreneurs. Often, following the session those who I am advising move forward with hiring my Hai Media Group consultancy, based in London, UK. This is not a requirement, but I find that those I have advised like the counsel, and often we come up with a reality-based plan of action to raise visibility for the starup or entrepreneur. We get excited about what we can do, and want to start working together right away!

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Julia Shalet
We worked together  •  MD, Product Doctor and Product Coach (Part Time Product Doctor Consultancy Work), Pearson.
Dynamic, forward thinking, pragmatic & creative - Lisa has a particular skill in working with her clients to find "the purple cow" - the ang ... le that will get them noticed. She is very dedicated - always going the extra mile executing on practical plans bringing strategy to realisation. She has a set of toolkits to also help her clients #DIYPR which we have shared with many startups at all sorts of meetups and courses including General Assembly and UCL.
Julie Gengo
Previously MarCom Project Manager - Marketing Engagement & Delivery, Blue Shield of California. University of California, San Diego grad.
Lisa is one of the most knowledgeable PR and Media consultants serving tech startups that I have come across. Her level of expertise can pla ... ce any company in the mix and increase sales and rankings most often exceeding goals and benchmarks. She is also a wonderful person to work with and have on your team.
Joan Smith
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder, Fruit Social LTD and Sessional Lecturer, Ravensbourne.
Lisa has oodles of experience in the tech start up arena. She has been involved in many successful product launches so she has a wealth of k ... nowledge to impart. Entrepreneurs should be keen to get Lisa on board.

Joan Smith
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder, Fruit Social LTD and Sessional Lecturer, Ravensbourne.
Joan has a successful track record in both the startup and corporate worlds for advising, and executing digital marketing programmes. She as ... sists my Hai Media Group with various client campaigns and always gives really helpful insight on how to approach the digital landscape -- whether it is social media or other channels. She has a no-nonsense, reality-based approach that we really value and I would encourage anyone looking for support in growing online visibility to turn to her for advice, and hire her for projects. As an advisor, she is a terrific mentor and leader who has a wealth of talent and knowledge to share. Following her advice, a business will be well-positioned for achieving goals.