About E. McCarthy Communications

Communications Expert:
Erika McCarthy is a communications expert with more than 12 years of experience in broadcast, print, radio and online media. She started her career at a high-technology public relations agency, launching pre-IPO companies including Lycos and Fairmarket, Inc. Three years later, she became the public relations manager for Boston's Children's Museum, where she expanded the Museum's visibility to national proportions, increasing attendance and playing an instrumental role in the Museum's strategic purchase of the Computer Museum.

From the Museum, McCarthy launched her own public relations practice, E. McCarthy Communications, seizing the opportunity to run the show and put the best of her experience, creativity and media contacts, to work for her clients.

Experience:
Since establishing her own practice, McCarthy has placed stories for clients in the consumer, educational, healthcare, non-profit and technology industries in prominent media channels including the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Self Magazine, USA Today, Washington Post, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, WCVB-TV, WCVB-TV's Chronicle, NECN, WBZ-AM's Paul Sullivan Show, and multiple trade and regional outlets nationwide. She has also written for the UMass Boston Alumni Magazine and several community newspapers, and has guest lectured on public relations at local universities. She earned both a master of arts degree in communications and bachelor of science degree in journalism from Suffolk University.

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