Audere Media was launched in 2017 by Aileen Boyle with the goal of providing bespoke book publicity and marketing strategy for authors, brands, non-profits, and thought leaders.
Aileen has more than 20 years of publicity and marketing experience. Over the course of her career she has launched more than 200 New York Times best sellers, and developed marketing partnerships with major media, brand and non-profit companies. She has held executive positions at Blue Rider Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House), Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins. Current and recent clients include former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Ryan Holiday, Congressman Steve Israel, Marian Keyes, Chuck Klosterman, Lauren Mechling, Brad Meltzer, Chanel Miller, Michael Ovitz, Audio Publishers Association, National Geographic, Viking Books, Portfolio Books, The Penguin Press, Flatiron Books, William Morrow, Melcher Media, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
"Audere est facere" — To dare is to do
"I've had the pleasure of working with Aileen Boyle and her team and can say, without reservation, her tireless effort, creative strategy, attention to detail, and rapid response to all publicity and marketing opportunities helped make my book a bestseller. I highly, unequivocally recommend Aileen." —Lesley Stahl, correspondent, 60 MINUTES; author of Becoming Grandma
"Aileen really knows the ropes; she is the consummate professional at what she does. She has tremendous people skills—whether tutoring a complete novice or deftly handling th media, she never loses her cool. I’d work with her again in a heartbeat."— James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, author of Facts and Fears
"Aileen is the best. Really, I can't imagine a better publicist. She aces all the important categories—she knows everyone, is adept at getting a writer booked/covered, is a great saleswoman, and is a pleasure to work with. Aileen is, to sum up, a total pro and a total delight." — Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine; author of This Town
"It was my great pleasure and very good fortune to work with Aileen Boyle at Blue Rider. The kind of care and attention to detail that Aileen brought to the presentation of my book made an unfamiliar experience, such as a book tour, very enjoyable and celebratory." — Elvis Costello, author of Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink
"Aileen oversaw the marketing and publicity on my last four books. She is brilliant at understanding the marketplace and how my books could find their audience. Her vision and care were extraordinary."—Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa
"I've had a lot of publicists in my career, but none have understood what I wanted to do—and what I didn't want to do—as much as Aileen Boyle."—Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We're Wrong? and X
"Aileen Boyle was strategic, creative and persistent in promoting my novel to the national media. As a former Congressman I’ve worked with the top publicity professionals in the country. She’s one of them."—Congressman Steve Israel, author of Big Guns
" Aileen is smart, canny and relentless and she makes you feel that your book matters to her as much as it does to you."—Michael Sokolove, author of The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino and Drama High.
"Aileen is dynamite. Her energy, savvy and vision brought my book to the attention of major media outlets—including PBS Newshour—and her skill in working with journalists made every engagement run smoothly. My only regret is that I didn’t hire her earlier."— Professor Daniel Jackson, MIT; author of Portraits of Resilience
"Need a PR and marketing expert who will get you noticed? Aileen Boyle meets her clients' needs with equal measures of enthusiasm and expertise. Why not hire the best?" —Wally Lamb, author of I'll Take You There and I Know This Much is True
"Aileen Boyle is one of the best publicists I've had the pleasure to work with. She is direct, trustworthy and has a clear understanding of what works for our show. She is thorough and thoughtful and no detail is ever overlooked. She always has a sense of humor and projects a sense of calm even in the most stressful of situations. She makes difficult projects fun."—Jackie Puskas, Books Producer, CBS THIS MORNING
"Aileen is a force of nature. She’s smart, persistent, creative, thoughtful. Like the best publicists, she leaves no stone unturned, but she never makes you feel under siege. That’s the highest praise I can offer. Snap her up!" —Leigh Haber, Books Editor, O: The Oprah Magazine
"I've enjoyed booking guests with Aileen Boyle over the years. She's upfront, responsive and easy to work with!"—Mary Knowles, Senior Segment Producer, HBO's REAL TIME with BILL MAHER
Aileen is one of the best in the biz! She approaches her pitches with a clear understanding of what works best for our show. She’s a straight shooter and one of the most responsive and proactive publicists I’ve ever worked with.”
—Britt Kahn, Talent Executive, CONAN
"I'm always happy to see Aileen's name in my inbox. I know it means I'm about to work on a project that is relevant, thoughtful, well-executed, and successful. I also know I'll be working with someone who knows her stuff inside and out, whose judgment I can trust, who is accessible, sharp, straightforward and who will collaborate with me as a team member. A is simply the best."
—Julie Wernersbach, Literary Director, Texas Book Festival
"I’ve been lucky enough to work with Aileen for years and can always count on her expertise, attention to detail and unflagging enthusiasm. She’s a great partner who has a deep knowledge of books and authors." —Joann Kost, Director of Events, Barnes & Noble
"We have had the pleasure of collaborating with Aileen Boyle on many occasions. Aileen is recognized throughout the industry as an elite performer with extraordinary expertise and contacts, and she has been an exemplary partner in our work together." —Jonah Zimiles, Owner [words] Bookstore Maplewood, NJ
"Aileen knows how to generate major media and marketing campaigns for authors; she's smart, respected, aggressive and original. I recommend her highly."—David Rosenthal, Editor-at-Large, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"Aileen is the rare freelance publicist I can recommend without hesitation, as she brings genuine value—and not just routine service—to her projects. She combines military precision, direct and up-to-date communication, and deep knowledge of the publishing market with intelligence and charm, which makes for happy editors and contented authors."—Rick Kot, Executive Editor, Viking
"Aileen is clear in her communication, creative in her marketing and publicity approach, and above all, a tireless advocate for her authors. She is a true leader who has a deep understanding of the consumer marketplace and how to reach readers. I cannot recommend her highly enough."—John Lawton, SVP of Sales, Penguin Group
"One of our industry's most talented publishing professionals. Aileen Boyle is a fantastic communicator—with authors, the media, and her colleagues. An excellent strategist with an innate sense of how best to use publicity and marketing to connect an author and their book with readers. Her contacts in the media run deep—she’s valued for her professionalism, honesty, good judgment and great sense of humor."
—Tracey Guest, VP/Director of Publicity, St. Martin's Press
"I always stood in admiration and amazement of Aileen's versatility and ability to tackle all manner of projects and challenging situations. To everything that comes her way she brings her signature intelligence, energy, resourcefulness, intense focus and thoroughness. She’s a high-performer, an inspiring leader and a wonderful collaborator."—Victoria Meyer, former VP/Executive Director of Publicity, Simon & Schuster
"Aileen brings a high level of care to each title she touches, no matter the print run, and a seemingly endless supply of energy. She's a delight to work with, extremely detail-oriented, progressive in her ideas and ideals, and a true gem of a human being."—Jaime Mendola-Hobbie, Director of Advertising and Promotion, Penguin Group
*connotes #1 bestseller