M. Sliwa Public Relations is a subsidiary of Freedom Now Communications Inc., founded in 1999 by Maria Sliwa, an adjunct professor of public relations, media, and journalism at New York University and former adjunct assistant professor of media law at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.


Our company brings quality experience and journalistic expertise to our one-stop shop for a variety of public relations needs. Our wide range of national and international contacts will connect you with key press outlets for maximum attention. We will bring the media to you while developing strategies that take your story to the next level. We have long-term media relationships essential to delivering the exposure you need. We also ensure success through our sound strategies, focused execution, and collaboration.


Our experience has enabled us to secure numerous interviews with prestigious outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, Euronews, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS, BET, Telemundo, Al Jazeera, CTV, and France24, to name a few. In addition, our media outreach has been responsible for a number of New York Times bestsellers.


We consistently achieve client expectations and requirements. Our work has taken us across health, consumer, energy, environmental, news, law, non-partisan politics, humanitarian, nonprofit, and public-private sectors within numerous industries and categories. We specialize in television, radio, print, and internet media and offer media placements, critiques, and press conference services. In addition, clients often depend on our print and web editing services for their professional writing needs. We also manage presentations and deploy compelling storylines through media advisories, news releases, talking points, scripts, and dynamic social media strategies. We offer expertise and personalized services that the bigger public relations firms cannot equal. Our work is backed by client reports that mark our progress, reach, and accomplishments.


Communications and Public Relations

  • Traditional and Digital Public Relations
  • Communication, Marketing and Advertising Strategies
  • Campaign Design and Execution
  • Content Creation and Placement
  • Media-Ready Targeted Pitches
  • Local, Statewide, Regional, National and International Contacts
  • Media Coaching and Positioning
  • Media Advisories, Press releases, Video and Audio Clips for Experts, Innovators, Organizations, Book Authors, Events and Announcements
  • TV, Print, Radio and Podcast Interview Coordination
  • Media Monitoring
  • Event Planning
  • Branding
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • YouTube Video Ads
  • Programmatic Digital Ads

Government Affairs

  • US federal legislative and administration officials
  • NGOs and associations
  • State and local officials



The communications landscape is ever-changing. Our social media service helps our clients connect and engage with online audiences. Our team will design a custom social media plan to help you achieve your goals.

Our social media services include:

  • Campaign strategy
  • Editorial content calendars
  • Social media event management (Twitter talks, Reddit AMA’s)
  • Email newsletter consulting
  • Community management



M. Sliwa Public Relations has launched clients on The New York Times bestsellers list and will coordinate with publishing houses to gain maximum exposure for your message. This includes media coverage, event publicity, book reviews in major newspapers and online platforms, and specialized social media campaigns. Media outlets we work with include but are not limited to: The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME, The Guardian, Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, Al Jazeera America, CTV, CBC, France24, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC.



The human rights media division for M. Sliwa Public Relations is Freedom Now Communications, which has been managing press conferences and events in New York City and Washington, DC, since 2000. We can publish your organization’s advisories and press releases on national and international newswires. In addition, we will distribute announcements for your event to our personally cultivated media contacts while pitching you directly to the numerous media leaders who look to our service for great leads. Freedom Now will coordinate the media interest generated, arrange for interviews with key spokespersons and create your news announcements.