Ashley Crouch is the founder of Appleseed Communications, a PR firm that specializes in rising female entrepreneurs. Appleseed Communications is the first “one for one” PR company to exist, offering micro-loans to women in developing nations to grow their businesses. Clients include best-selling authors, CEOs of multimillion dollar companies, TEDx speakers, social innovators, and more. Appleseed has gotten clients featured on hundreds of outlets, including New York Post, Entrepreneur, FOX Business, MSNBC, CNBC, Huffington Post Live, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, TIME, New York Post, SUCCESS, Business Insider, and more. She has secured partnerships with the United Nations, SELF Magazine, and beyond. Her online Publicity Accelerator, Master the Media, offers high value publicity training for promising women entrepreneurs.
In 2011, Ashley was on the founding team for the “first no photoshop fashion magazine for women,” Verily, which currently sees 1 million views per month. She managed the media launch strategy, which landed the publication 180 media features in 8 months.
Ashley has written for outlets such as the New York Times / Women in the World, Business Insider, Fast Company, TIME, Huffington Post, Refinery29, and more. She is an international speaker on media literacy, publicity strategy, and entrepreneurship, speaking to audiences at Princeton University, University of Texas at Austin, AltSummit, and Lady Project National Summit.
Ashley and her businesses have been featured in TODAY.com, Huffington Post, The Sydney Telegraph, International Business Times, and Darling Magazine. She is a graduate from the University of Dallas and currently resides in California.