Haute Secrets Boston: Jeff Gulko, Public Relations and Media Strategist

When Jeff Gulko got his start as a media strategist, he never could have imagined his career would take him from the White House where he worked on Youth Anti-Drug, Energy and Intelligence Programs to the CMA Festival in Nashville where he now represents one of Boston’s hottest recording artists (Jessie Chris, who has performed with Billy Ray Cyrus and opened for Chris Young).

Jeff Gulko
Jeff Gulko

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His vast experiences in various fields of public relations working with brands like Grey Goose, Maker’s Mark and Leica Camera prepared him well for his biggest accomplishment yet – working with Wheels Up on their exposure of sponsoring the Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh.

Jeff Gulko
Jeff Gulko

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We recently caught up with Jeff to discuss what he loves most about Boston:

Jeff Gulko
Jeff Gulko

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Where were you born? Boston MA

How long in Boston? Until age 18, and then 2006 through present

Where do you live now?  North Andover, MA

Occupation? Public Relations and Media Strategist.  I am also on the Board of Project RISE (Respect Integrity and Success through Education) and The STEM Garden Institute and am advisor to The Taylor Hooton Foundation as well as a voting member of the Country Music Association.

Best Italian: Pagliuca’s in North End

Best dessert: Tripoli Bakery

Best place for a romantic date:  Dinner in North End followed by a walk through Public Garden

Best Sunday brunch:  Maugus in Wellesley

Best place for a power business meeting: BC Club

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? XV Beacon

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Copley Place/Newbury Streef

Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches: Descenza Diamonds

Best Spa: Bliss Spa in North Andover

Favorite Charity Event: Joslin Diabetes High Hopes Gala

Favorite Cultural Event:  Boston Pops

Favorite Cultural Institution:  Institute of Contemporary Art

Best Steakhouse:  Grill 23

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  Equinox

Best Massage:  Bliss Spa

Best Driving Service:  Above All

Best Museum/Exhibit:  Museum of Science Lightning Exhibit

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:  Fenway Park / USS Constitution

Describe Boston in three words: Heart, inclusiveness, innovative

All-around favorite locale in Boston, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other: Seaport District dining on the waterfront and Back Bay

Best aspect of Boston: It’s a big city with a small city feel.