Our Philosophy is Simple.

You have a story—one that’s very important to you. Everybody does. At Markowitz Communications, we want to help you tell that story. No matter the medium, whatever the platform, we can help sharpen, refine and bring out the drama in your story.

We offer our clients a proactive, integrated approach to marketing and public relations. In everything we do, we are always looking to maximize our clients’ promotional efforts, while minimizing their expenditures. We offer everything from general public relations to crisis communications, media relations to social media, and much more.

When you hire Markowitz Communications, the President of the agency, Saul Markowitz, is at your service 24/7, no matter how large or small the task.  He oversees and implements all facets of the account. He pitches the media.  He goes to meetings.  He’s involved in the day-to-day business of our clients.

Our Team


Saul Markowitz  (President)  Saul Markowitz has always been a storyteller. He began his career in the public relations department for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  At the ripe young age of 24, he moved down the street and he took the stage as the first manager of public relations and promotions for the newly-restored $42 million Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.  Following that, he took on the role of director of public relations at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts. Three years later, he journeyed into the wild to become the first director of marketing and public relations at The Pittsburgh Zoo as a newly formed private non-profit organization.

On April Fool’s Day of 1997, he decided to open his very own agency (no kidding).  After 20 years, Saul and Bonnie Markowitz and staff have established a reputation as the small firm that’s able and ready to take on clients of any size.

For fun, Saul plays ice hockey with a bunch of old dudes, where he anchors the infamous “Deli Line.” He loves nothing more than setting up a teammates for an easy goal–which is sort of what he does in PR, as well.

412-577-5140 (O)  |  412-977-8517 (C)  |  Saul@MarkowitzCommunications.com


Bonnie Markowitz  (Vice President)  has a well-rounded background. In 1997, she joined husband, Saul, in opening Markowitz Communications. While Saul is in the forefront of the agency, Bonnie manages internal financial, human resources, and overall daily activities in the agency. Bonnie has also been active in the PTO of her (and Saul’s) son’s school and has served as an elected member of the elementary school’s site-based management team as well as the chair of the school’s Traveling Arts Educational Program.

412-577-5140  |  Bonnie@MarkowitzCommunications.com

Michael Machosky  (Account Services Associate) has had more than 2,200 stories published in top-25 market metropolitan newspapers, including the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Trib Total Media’s constellation of papers and websites.

Just about every day for more than 15 years, he had to learn something new—enough to write about it authoritatively—and have it read by an audience of 350,000+ people. He has become very good at conducting research quickly, and finding the right people to interview, to explain complex subjects to the general public.

He has worked as a movie critic, a restaurant critic, and a reporter covering music, art, movies, history, books, food, neighborhoods, technology and design, among many other things. Mike is currently a staff writer for NEXTpittsburgh, and still contributes to the Tribune-Review and several other media outlets, both print and online.

412-577-5140  |  Michael@MarkowitzCommunications.com

Lauren Schmalz  (Account Services Associate) is a graduate of West Virginia University where she majored in Communications Studies with an emphasis in Social Media and a minor in Public Relations. This Doylestown, PA native started her career in the Department of Communications at WVU where she handled numerous social media platforms and blogs. Lauren worked her PR magic with a law co-operative where she created an array of press materials and assisted with the development of marketing and public relations plans.  In her limited spare time, you can find Lauren searching for cool places to travel or spending time with her friends. Lauren is thrilled to be leaving the Philly area and moving to the Burgh where she promises to bring her passion for the PR biz to Markowitz Communications.

412 577-5140   |  Lauren@MarkowitzCommunications.com

“Saul and his team did an outstanding job garnering press for one of our events in Pittsburgh. He’s extremely creative and used his many connections to create a successful PR campaign, which resulted in several media hits. He was involved with the media pitching every step of the way. So much so that he even lost his voice talking to reporters. Our only regret is that there isn’t a Markowitz Communications in all of our markets. Saul is a true professional, and we look forward to working with him again.”


– Loraine Anderson, Director of Corporate Affairs and Regional PR, HBO 

Our Clients

Since opening our doors in 1997, we have worked with a wide variety of clients on a vast amount of projects. From restaurant openings to art festivals and press conferences, we have done it all. Check out a sample of our work to get to know us better and see what we can do for you.

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