About Eileen and BGMPR


Hello! Eileen here!
As a publicist and owner of Batson Group Marketing and PR for 25+ years, I work with individuals, business owners, authors, and artists to help them be well known, well thought of, and well remembered. I consult, hold workshops and speak on public relations, social networking, marketing, and blogging to share what I have learned to help bring business to businesses. 

I am currently on the Board of Directors for Women’s Power Networking and Co-Organizer for their Raleigh Crabtree Chapter. 

Martin Brossman and Anora McGaha selected my chapter on public relations for inclusion in their book Social Media for Business

My career path has always had a creative bent - from clothing boutique manager, artist and gallery sales and management, commercial and residential interior designer, market researcher for a non-profit, to Director of Marketing for two software companies and more.

Originally from Baltimore and raised in Miami Beach, I graduated from the University of Florida. GO GATORS!

I love to travel and now live in Raleigh, NC with my husband Jon Batson, award-winning author, non-fiction publisher, and lyricist.  He writes more novels than songs these days as he has more to say than a 3-minute song will allow.

Through face-to-face and online networking I am making incredible connections with wonderful people. I look forward to connecting with you.


"Eileen was key to my making a successful transition from being a sales consultant for one company to another when my first company went out of business. She crafted unique and exciting press releases for me and published them on the internet. When my first company folded I got numerous invitations from other companies within the first 2 days due to my presence through her press releases.” ~ Sallie Matlack, Wake Forest, NC -- Consultant Jockey Person to Person

“Eileen is a master at bringing visibility to an organization, conference or cause. Her methods are based on years of experience and they work! I am familiar with her superior public speaking and leadership skills both within Coffee and Contacts Power Networking For Women and at the 2008 Women Etcetera Conference. Eileen stands out from the crowd.” ~ Garla Smith, Raleigh, NC -- Owner, Smart Moms, LLC.,

"Eileen is a master at marketing research, press releases and promotion. If you’re looking for someone who is great to work with, effective and professional, you just found her.” ~ Peter Laiosa, Apex, NC --Managing Partner, SRA-USA Inc.,

“I have worked with Eileen on a number of projects large and small, and she has always done a great job on whatever she is responsible for. We worked together on a major songwriting contest project that lasted for over 9 months, and she showed leadership, creatvity, initiative, and expertise for all of the areas of the project. I highly recommend Eileen for any job because of her character, skills, creativity, and work ethic. She gets the job done, and is a pleasure to work with as well.” ~ Mark Easley, Morrisville, NC -- Owner, GoldHat Music

Additional recommendations can be found on LinkedIn