CARO Marketing has established itself as one of the most respected fashion PR agencies in Los Angeles. CARO brings an elevated sensibility and executive level acumen to its clients. CARO's respect and appreciation for fashion, beauty, and the arts is at the heart of the agency's efforts.
Authenticity, creativity and professionalism are the cornerstones of the CARO culture. Since 2004, CARO has worked with more than 100 brands in the fashion, beauty, retail, and lifestyle business. Be it a Fortune 500 company, start-up, or non-profit, CARO has a rich history of successful brand building and has been credited by BrandWeek, Entrepreneur, PR Couture and WWD.
By scouting the best talent and cutting edge innovators, CARO remains on the pulse; preparing for the next trend, moment or opportunity for its clients. CARO works with contemporary, RTW and couture designers in the US and increasingly with international designers from Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. For businesses seeking to gain authentic engagement and exposure for their brand, valuable business introductions, full creative solutions, and integration into a vast network of resources and connections, CARO is the PR solution. With the care and attention of CARO's team of knowledgable experts in PR, creative, digital marketing and VIP relations, your brand will flourish.
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, CARO Marketing
Caroline Rothwell Gerstein is the Founder and President of CARO Marketing as well as the Creative Director of the CARO Studio. What began as a political career working in environmental politics, while simultaneously juggling an independent label music career, led her to Los Angeles, California where she planted her roots in fashion, styling and retail.
Caroline launched CARO Marketing in 2004 as a consulting company, after resigning from her post as Vice President at a $100M apparel business which she helped to build from the ground up. Her credits for her creative work with designers and influencers can be attributed to her being an artist herself, understanding that without authenticity, PR falls flat and loses its edge.
Through her hallmark "guerilla-style" approach to brand building, valuable industry insights, and proven, solutions-based approach to connecting big business with the pulse of the industry, she has earned the merit of being one of the best in the business.
2015 marked a ten year work anniversary for Caroline and the agency, working with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to emerging designers. She celebrated a decade of CARO by opening the CARO studio in downtown Los Angeles.
Today, she continues to feed her love for creativity, fashion and art though collaborations with indie artists while personally overseeing all CARO Marketing clients and strategies. Consulting projects are her passion and she can often be found submerged in her "latest project" ranging from a $500 million dollar rebrand strategy to creative brainstorms with executive brand managers.
Caroline is the mother of daughter Chloe and back-up singer to her husband and fellow musician, Stevie G. Together, they live in Hollywood, CA.