Leyla has been an instrumental voice in my life for over 20 years. Having worked on dozens of albums and campaigns, I know for sure that Leyla isn't in the general population of publicists. She curates strategies that include creative elements that stand the test of time.
I am proud to call Leyla a friend, confidant and collaborator since the 1980s. For over 25 years, we've collaborated on campaigns for Def Jam Records, Rush Communications and numerous social impact causes, rallies and events. Leyla is someone I turn to when I need to get a job done knowing the best results possible will be delivered. Leyla leaves no stone unturned via her research and expansive network. I trust Leyla wholeheartedly. Not only is she a renowned communications expert, Leyla is a generous and caring soul.
25 years ago, I first started working with Leyla at Def Jam Records. Since then, we have worked on a wide-variety of projects. Leyla can represent a diverse clientele from music to executives to causes.Leyla is highly professional and can straddle the lines of corporate America and the most spirited entertainers in music seamlessly. She handles controversy and crisis-management with a level head and finesse.
Leyla is brilliant, creative, tenacious and loyal. Anyone who works with her will be glad they did.
Leyla is committed to getting the job done. She's a straight shooter, utterly reliable and willing to work and work and work at making it happen -- whatever it is!
I have worked with Leyla for twenty years, during my time on staff at Rolling Stone and afterwards, while writing at that magazine and elsewhere. Leyla is an insightful, original thinker who approaches her work with freshness and vision -- ideal virtues for the current state of the music industry and the economy in general. She is energetic and inspirational, and has a terrific sense of humor. She gets results and makes it fun.
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