U.K. PR Agency Expands To U.S.

Cosa Nostra PR, specialized in heavy music, is expanding its services to the U.S. with the appointment of former

Charley Bezer
– Charley Bezer

Bezer, whose new title is that of Cosa Nostra’s vice president of PR, U.S., will be based in Los Angeles. The agency claims to be “the first transatlantic specialist PR company servicing rock and metal artists and events.”

Michelle Kerr and Kirsten Sprinks set up Cosa Nostra in 2012, after spending 17 and 12 years, respectively, at

Bezer previously spent nine years as head of PR of Live Nation U.K., overseeing the company’s festivals including Download and Wireless, as well as tours ranging from Drake and Beyoncé to Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe and others.

“I’m truly thrilled to welcome Charley to the Cosa Nostra family,” said Kerr, adding “in the current climate, it’s hard to find experienced, proactive and progressive publicists who care not only about quality and details, but share a passion for the genre we specialize in. Charley is the epitome of that and with her helming the set-up of our U.K. operation, we are now able to offer our detailed levels of expertise both domestically and on a transatlantic basis, which is a very exciting prospect.”

Sprinks added: “This is the natural evolutionary step for Cosa Nostra to take; allowing us to deliver market-specific campaigns for our clients and still maintain a cohesive message.”

Bezer said she “couldn’t be more honored to have been asked to work with Michelle and Kirsten overseeing Cosa Nostra’s U.K. expansion. They are two of the very best in our profession.”