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Hamilton Ink Public Relations Team 
Stephanie Clarke


Clara Franco 


Stephanie has been co-owner of Hamilton Ink Public Relations since late 2008. She helped Pam Hamilton grow the company from the time of its inception in the late 1980's, establishing Hamilton Ink's reputation as one of Marin County's most highly respected and successful PR agencies.

Stephanie took a two year hiatus in 2000-2002 to work first as Director of Communications for an internet security firm in Menlo Park and then as VP of Sales and Marketing at World Wine Market, an international wine trade exhibition at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion. She returned to Hamilton Ink in 2002 to continue her work in public relations. In addition to her extensive media work, her background includes entertainment, film, music and live event production. She has helped manage a number of musicians and songwriters and has worked with record labels from concept to distribution. Of the many live music events she has produced throughout the years, she is proud to include a star-studded concert for the 52nd Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC; an all-star concert at the Beacon Theater, NYC for the release of Rob Wasserman's TRIOS album; Dances to American Music at Brooklyn Academy of Music in collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Company, White Oak Dance (Baryshnikov), Yo-Yo Ma, Rob Wasserman and Michelle Shocked; and a number of live music & film events and tributes for the Mill Valley Film Festival including Music in the Movies celebrating the history of music and sound in films, and more recently, a show celebrating Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's film Jaco - with a concert featuring Robert, Kirk Hammett, and Rodrigo & Gabriela at Sweetwater Music Hall. 

Clara is co-owner at Hamilton Ink PR where she became a publicist in 2005. She brings a comprehensive knowledge of media, production, and cultural sensitivity to the team. Born in El Salvador and raised in Petaluma, CA, Clara is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish and uses this asset in the company's relations with Latino and Hispanic media and clients.

After graduating from San Marcos State University with a B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts, Clara worked in television production in Los Angeles for well known networks such as E!, NBC, and FOX. Her experience includes working on a variety of reality-based TV shows such as The Anna Nicole Show, The Apprentice, and Nanny 911. As a Production Manager for both San Francisco Independent Cinema and White Light Studios, Clara was responsible for a wide range of duties including overseeing SAG contract relations, hiring of crew, on-location work, and managing a production budget and schedule. Clara's diverse background has kept her tapped into current pop culture while giving her a natural affinity for the latest trends in social media, blogs, and online sourcing.

Pam Hamilton 

Founder, Hamilton Ink PR

Hamilton Ink PR was founded by Pam Hamilton. 
Her spirit and infectious laugh will remain with us forever.

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