Nicole Albano has 17 years of experience in public relations, marketing and events, as well as five years within the hospitality industry, working front of house. Prior to founding Bolster Media, Nicole was an Account Director at Bullfrog & Baum, one of the nation’s leading hospitality PR firms, where she led accounts for top toques and restaurant groups including Bobby Flay, Jose Andres, Marc Vetri, Dale Talde, Zak Pelaccio, Sara Moulton and Starr Restaurants, as well as culinary programming for major brands including Mercedes Benz, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and more.
A seasoned communications expert, prior to joining B&B, Nicole’s client experience was in the fashion and lifestyle sectors and includes work with mega brands including UGG Australia, QVC, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sara Lee Corporation and 1-800-FLOWERS.
Nicole has an extensive network of media contacts and a track record of stellar placements that spans some of the nation’s leading media outlets including NBC “Today Show,” WSJ, NYT, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Cherry Bombe, Entrepreneur, GQ, Esquire, Vogue and more. At Bolster Media, Nicole leads account strategy for a bevy of accounts across the country, including the following restaurants: Oxomoco, Speedy Romeo, Lineage, Root & Bone, Talde, The Eddy, Shuko, Chef Adrienne Cheatham’s Sunday Best Pop-up Series, and for Pitmaster Myron Mixon.
As an Italian, Nicole’s entire life has revolved around food, but her true passion for all things culinary developed inside the bakery her grandmother worked at when she was younger. Nicole is an avid home cook, a lover of cheese and craft beer, and lives in NYC.