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Our Story

Public relations ... a term often used but rarely understood. Specifically defined as a management function that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics, it encompasses a broad spectrum of disciplines. At small hinges SCE, we focus on what we do best.

Founded in 2014, small hinges SCE is a minority, woman-owned business based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Drawing on its founder's extensive and wide-ranging expertise, the agency’s work is built on a foundation of nearly three years experience with one of the top public relations and advertising firms in a major market; strategic and tactical experience in economic development marketing, hospitality and tourism marketing and public relations, and corporate and organizational communications management; and leadership roles with major political campaigns and the economic development organizations of three major- and mid-major-market cities.

Based on this proven track record of success, small hinges SCE offers a comprehensive set of services to its target market.

Our Founder

Rachel D. Graham

Founder & Chief Strategist

Rachel D. Graham is a communications veteran with a talent for message development and media relations. She is a respected social media influencer under the pseudonym Bayou Lois Lane and avid contributor to conversations on economic equity, social justice and pop culture. Additionally, she is the host of #RealTalk with Rachel, an issues-based afternoon drive-time talk show on WBOK 1230 AM in New Orleans.

Prior to launching small hinges SCE, she served as communications manager for the Neighborhoods Partnership Network, a New Orleans-based 501 (c)(3) organization that engages residents in community redevelopment and civic processes. In this role, she also served as Editor-In-Chief of The NPN Trumpet, the organization's bi-monthly magazine.

Throughout her career, Rachel has advised non-profit organizations, small businesses and corporations in several industry sectors on strategically linking message to mission. As Manager, Marketing Communications, for the Houston region's leading economic development organization, she served as lead speechwriter for its executive leadership team and board of directors. As a fledgling account executive, Rachel rose through the ranks of the 1999 campaign of former Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street to serve as site manager for his general election celebration. She would go on to be appointed arrangements committee member and media relations liaison for the City of Philadelphia's 2000 Inauguration Ceremonies.

Rachel has demonstrated particular prowess in the promotion of hospitality, tourism and arts and culture. She is the former Marketing Director for Houston-based restaurant group tbk Holdings, Inc., the parent company of cultural and culinary icons, the breakfast klub and the Reggae Hut. the breakfast klub has recently been spotlighted on the Steve Harvey Show and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She also played an integral role pulling together an ad hoc committee responsible for securing the first feature-length article on the City of Houston in Essence Magazine.