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About Us

imagination, inspiratation, experience

The Catalyst Group is a Public Relations Collective of seasoned communications professionals led by Leyla Turkkan. We pool our respective talents and relationships to produce iconic results for a very select roster of artists, brands, causes and corporate executives. Our approach is creative and holistic. No templates, no silos, no one-size-fits-all strategy – that’s how we win for our clients, every day.

Advisory Board: Russell Simmons, Danny Goldberg and John Silva


Russell Simmons
A Tribe Called Quest
The Roots
Built To Spill
Sonic Youth
David Bowie
New Order
Charles Hamilton
LL Cool J
Public Enemy
Ben Lee
The Cramps
John Lurie
Beastie Boys
The Cure
Ice Cube
Jazz Cartier
Christen Lien
Tibetan Freedom Concerts 1,2 & 3
Hip Hop Summit
We Are Not Afraid Campaign
International Rescue Committee
Human Rights Watch
Chris Lighty
Foundation For Ethnic Understanding
Bowery Mission
Daisy Khan and WISE
Imam Feisal Rauf and Cordoba House