South City PR is a national public relations firm based in Charleston, SC.
Established in 2013, South City PR delivers expertise in food, hospitality, cookbook, lifestyle, and boutique hotel public relations. Experts in PR, Marketing, Branding and Social Media, we’re south because we live here, but we’re city because our experience goes far beyond our southern home.
Angel Powell, founder
Growing up on a farm in rural South Carolina influenced the way that Angel looked at food. Having a personal relationship with farmers and the business of farming gave her a great appreciation of what goes into food, and began a lifelong passion for all things culinary.
After graduating from Clemson University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, Angel moved to Los Angeles and then New York City and worked as a writer/producer for Showtime Networks, Universal Studios, The WB, Lifetime, and many other networks. When the pull of the south became too strong to resist, she moved back home and had a successful stint as a food writer for local Charleston publications before combining her love for food, writing, hospitality and communications into a public relations career.
Angel founded South City Public Relations in 2013. She lives with her husband Jimi, their twin daughters Ruby and Harper and their dog, Angus.
Kelen Carlock Settle
A native of Atlanta, GA, Kelen graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in communications. In 2006, she moved to Charleston to attend the College of Charleston. While working for her master’s degree, she held various positions throughout Charleston’s growing restaurant industry before graduating with a masters of arts in communication. While in Charleston, Kelen has gained extensive experience in the public relations, marketing and hospitality industries while working with agencies, brands and non-profits. She joined South City PR in February 2015 as a senior publicist before being promoted to Vice President of SCPR in May of 2017.
Olivia brings a fun blast of northern influence to South City PR having been born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs by a hard-cooking foodie of a mom. But when the time came, the rebel in her took off for college at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi where she earned a degree in journalism and public relations.
After graduating, Olivia worked in the marketing and advertising department at Boomtown Casino in Biloxi where she worked on the creative side, supervising and implementing marketing and social media programs. Two years later, she was given the opportunity to work with John Currence of City Grocery Restaurant Group (CGRG), so she packed her recipe books and moved back to Oxford.
Her years at CGRG provided Olivia with a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of the restaurant business, giving her invaluable insights for her clients.
Olivia and her dog, Bob, moved to Charleston in June of 2017 to start a new venture as a Senior Account Executive at South City PR.
Sarah Scott Worth
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sarah Scott brings southern roots to South City PR. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with bachelors degrees in public relations and political science, Sarah Scott began her public relations and marketing career at Ketchum South’s Raleigh office.
A self-proclaimed foodie and mac and cheese addict, Sarah Scott joined the South City PR team in June 2017 as an Account Coordinator.
As a Charleston native, Cori grew up inspired by the natural beauty and thriving culture of the Lowcountry. After a four year interlude in upstate South Carolina where she attended Clemson University, Cori is excited to return to the Holy City with a marketing degree to kick off her career.
Cori brings her creativity and love of Southern culture to the South City PR team, which she joined in September 2017 as the Social Media Coordinator.