• Host Mark Rhoades, Actor Al Pacino and Jessica Engholm at <em>Wilde Salomé</em> Screening

    Host Mark Rhoades, Actor Al Pacino and Jessica Engholm at Wilde Salomé Screening

  • Marquee for <em>Wilde Salomé</em> Screening

    Marquee for Wilde Salomé Screening

  • Kamala Harris | John Paul Gaultier and Dita Von Tesse at <em>Wilde Salomé</em> Screening

    Kamala Harris | John Paul Gaultier and Dita Von Tesse at Wilde Salomé Screening

  • Actor Al Pacino and Host Mark Rhoades at <em>Wilde Salomé</em> Screening

    Actor Al Pacino and Host Mark Rhoades at Wilde Salomé Screening

  • Joan Chen | Joy Venturi Bianchi at <em>Wilde Salomé</em> Screening

    Joan Chen | Joy Venturi Bianchi at Wilde Salomé Screening

  • Marquee for Jennifer Siebel Newsom Movie Screening at Castro Theatre

    Marquee for Jennifer Siebel Newsom Movie Screening at Castro Theatre

  • Gavin & Jennifer Newsom at <em>The Mask You Live In</em> Movie Screening

    Gavin & Jennifer Newsom at The Mask You Live In Movie Screening

  • Joy Bianchi Interviews Jennifer Siebel Newsom at <em>The Mask You Live In</em> Movie Screening

    Joy Bianchi Interviews Jennifer Siebel Newsom at The Mask You Live In Movie Screening

  • Host Mark Rhoades at Jennifer Siebel Newsom Movie Screening

    Host Mark Rhoades at Jennifer Siebel Newsom Movie Screening

  • Marquee for <em>Milk</em> Premier Screening at Castro Theatre

    Marquee for Milk Premier Screening at Castro Theatre

  • Marquee for Vreeland Event at Castro Theatre

    Marquee for Vreeland Event at Castro Theatre

  • Robert Polacek and Ryan Pendleton | Karen Caldwell

    Robert Polacek and Ryan Pendleton | Karen Caldwell

  • Castro Theatre Interior at Vreeland Event

    Castro Theatre Interior at Vreeland Event

  • Natalia Urrutia Hernandez | Nicki Bonfilio and Mindy Ross at Vreeland Event

    Natalia Urrutia Hernandez | Nicki Bonfilio and Mindy Ross at Vreeland Event

  • Blake Mason, Eric Swoyer and Nick Stanley at VIP Pride Kick-Off Party 2013

    Blake Mason, Eric Swoyer and Nick Stanley at VIP Pride Kick-Off Party 2013

  • Mark Rhoades and Guests | Jack Calhoun and Ken Fulk at VIP Pride Kick-Off Party 2013

    Mark Rhoades and Guests | Jack Calhoun and Ken Fulk at VIP Pride Kick-Off Party 2013

"Dear Mark,

I want to thank you for such a wonderful evening and commend you on a job well done of the screening of my film Wilde Salome at the Castro Theater!

Thanks much!"

— Al Pacino

"Mark Rhoades is a respected and dedicated leader in the LGBT community and has been a wonderful partner these past five years…"

— Brandon Hernandez,
Director of Public Affairs, PG&E

"Dear Mark,

Thank you so much for your beautiful words of support and friendship last night. We couldn't have done any of it with out you — you did an exceptional job.

Thank you again."

— Jennifer Newsom

"I am amazed at Mark's talent and ability to draw over 1,000 attendees on a Wednesday evening, for "The Eye has to Travel" film screening at the Castro Theater—especially since this Film had already been internationally-released eight months prior to this event!"

— Peter Goldwyn,
Chairman, Samuel Goldwyn Films

"Dear Mark, I can not thank you enough for the magical evening you created for Diana Vreeland. I feel fortunate to have had such wonderful people be part of this journey with me - thank you. I hope everyone is aware of your passion and diligence as I am!"

— Lisa Immordino Vreeland,
Director

"The kickoff party has become a Pride staple. There were so many heavy hitters there this year - from Joy Venturi Bianchi to Sister Roma - but even after six, it still feels intimate."

— Mark Rhoades,
San Francisco Magazine

"[I will be in town for] the whole gay pride extravaganza — it will be rocking. I love Mark Rhoades — I would never miss his party!"

— Sandra Bernhard,
Comedienne/Actress

Mark Rhoades, PR Consultant

I am a seasoned public relations consultant with over 10 years of experience promoting my clients across celebrity, lifestyle, fashion and consumer industries. I have developed effective PR campaigns for a range of individuals, organizations and businesses; Current and past clients include Bloomingdales, Jennifer Newsom, Al Pacino, Joy Venturini Bianchi and Lisa Vreeland.

From national film promotion to fashion and major art exhibits, I have passion for a diverse array of projects. My relationships with major Bay Area businesses and national media outlets allow me to enhance my clients’ presence through multiple channels. I have garnered print, broadcast and online media coverage for clients in outlets such as C Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, Curbed SF, WSJ, Chronicle, Haute Living, OUT magazine, Nob Hill Gazette, Luxe SF, San Francisco Cottages & Gardens and Examiner.

Specialties Include:

  • Creating and Implementing PR Strategies
  • Sponsorship/Event Coordination and Speaker Placement
  • Enhancing Client Presence Through Multiple Channels
  • Managing Media Relations
  • Crafting Press Releases and Other Highly Visible Copy
  • Planning and Coordination of Online and Offline Events

Summary of Past Work:

  • Castro Theatre Premiers: Jennifer & Gavin Newsom, The Mask You Live In at the Castro Theatre, Al Pacino Wilde Salomé, Lisa Vreeland and Joy Venturni Bianchi, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
  • Coup D’Etat Exhibition Premiere: Suzy Kellems Dominik
  • Bloomingdales: Helper Joy Venturini Bianchi’s Pop-Up store
  • Annual Host of San Francisco’s Biggest Pride Party, sponsored by PG&E, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Banana Republic

Featured Galleries

Jennifer Newsom's <em>The Mask You Live In</em> Movie Screening

Jennifer Newsom's The Mask You Live In Movie Screening

Special Screening of Al Pacino's film <em>Wilde Salomé</em>

Special Screening of Al Pacino's film Wilde Salomé

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel Special Screening

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel Special Screening

VIP Pride Kick-Off Party 2016

VIP Pride Kick-Off Party 2016