Maris Somerville, President

Maris Somervilleis a principal in the public relations firm Somerville Associates, marketing communications specialist for the travel industry. Ms. Somerville, a resident of Hawaii for 12 years, began her career handling publicity for Hilton Corporation, Hawaii Region. She subsequently returned to Los Angeles to co-found the firm, Somerville Associates, specializing in hotel and tourism-related public relations.

12121 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 205,
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Ph 310-207-5663
Fax 310-826-8042


Susan K. Bejeckian, President

Susan Bejeckian, president of Susan K. Bejeckian Public Relations, a Somerville associate, is a 20-year public relations/journalism veteran, offering clients large-agency expertise, paired with small-agency service. She is one of the industry’s most accomplished publicists, having placed scores of stories in premiere print, electronic and online consumer and business media.

208 E. Alhambra Rd., #S-A
Alhambra, CA 91801
Ph 626-570-1051
Fax 626-284-2133

Producing High-Impact Programs that Help Guarantee Increased Profits

In today’s aggressive business arena, companies rely on a sophisticated marketing approach to bring in new and repeat business. We deliver on our promise to increase our clients’ sales through high profile marketing communications, strategic partnerships, direct sales support, publicity, online marketing, and product and promotional integration.

Strategic Partnerships

We partner products and services with non-competitive regional, national, and international businesses to create lucrative third-tier marketing opportunities.  Each partner benefits from the other’s marketing base.

Direct Sales Support

We influence our clients’ markets and support their sales team by launching innovative events that trigger media coverage.


The net results of our strategic partnerships, direct sales support programs, and product integration, are topical new stories that are sought out by consumer, business and trade media.  By creating press opportunities for our clients, we guarantee a steady flow of media placements that keep clients top-of-mind among their markets.

Product and Promotional Integration

We monitor key media, daily, in order to identify hot trends that we use as “pegs” on which to hang stories about client products and services.  We resource and position them to media as industry leaders.

Somerville Associates represents clients in a broad variety of sectors, including travel and tourism; information technology; professional services; construction and design; product branding; and publishing.