A woman who knows how to wear many hats and wear them all with style and grace, Nicole Paloux founded Red Balloon Public Relations in 2009 with a unique pedigree in the field of public relations.
Originally from Gladywne, Pennsylvania, Nicole received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Journalism from London College of Communication in London, England. She then returned to Philadelphia and became a freelance writer for Philadelphia Style Magazine, as well as Philadelphia Magazine’s ancillary publications, including Philadelphia Wedding and Philadelphia Home.
In 2005 she entered the public relations field and has worked with and consulted for several of the area’s top boutique firms and full-service agencies.
Her desire to work exclusively with lifestyle clients and offer them more personalized service, ignited her entrepreneurial instincts, and inspired her to launch Red Balloon Public Relations.
A lover of food, travel, fashion, art and design, Nicole’s passion for all things über-stylish, paired with her experience in the media, allow her fulfill her clients’ needs with a uniquely strategic and creative approach. She has enjoyed great success in helping her clients bring their business into the spotlight by earning strong and strategic media exposure.
Nicole has also served as the resident Hosting Expert for Terrain at Styers, an upscale home and garden boutique and part of the Urban Outfitters family. There she has lead several workshops on entertaining at home and has been featured on the CW Philly, sharing DIY-inspired tips on throwing a ‘Summer Garden Party’. She also spent some time as a mystery shopper of boutique hotels and fine-dining restaurants.
Nicole also pursues a successful career in the theatre as an actress, co-founder, and co-artistic director of Philadelphia’s Nice People Theatre Company (www.nicepeopletheatre.org). She has served as a Barrymore Nominator for the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards, and as a committee member of SPARK, a program that aims to ignite dialogue and opportunities for small and developing theatre companies. She is also co-chair for Washington University’s local alumni and parent’s association.
Nicole and her husband, who hails from Nice, France, live in Old City, Philadelphia.