Los Angeles Business Journal

PR Firm to Close

By Andrew Edwards Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Harris Shepard Public Relations of Century City is scheduled to close after completing its final day of business on Thursday.

The public relations agency has specialized in representing clients in the beauty and health industries. Its clients have included nail polish maker OPI Products, Inc., Murad Skincare, Alterna Professional Haircare and Jenny Craig.

Agency founder Harris Shepard said the company was not closing the firm down for financial reasons. He said he wanted to spend his time trying other activities outside of running a public relations firm.

“The best is yet to come. I have lots of ideas,” Shepard said.

Shepard said he started the company in 1987 using an IBM Selectric typewriter from his Santa Monica home. The firm has been in Century City for the past 22 years and has four employees.

The company’s clients were notified of the pending closure three months ago, Shepard said.