Who We Are

Nicole Castillo


Twenty-six year PR veteran Castillo launched Metro Restaurant Marketing in the fall of 2012, with founder Steve Haweeli, as a natural outgrowth of WordHampton Public Relations – its parent company which launched in 1992. An expert in both media and client relations, Castillo garners positive publicity for her clients with an emphasis on providing valuable counsel to restaurateurs from two decades of marketing restaurants.

MRM markets restaurants in the five boroughs and beyond executing public relations, social media and email marketing on behalf of its clients. The company continues to be a driving force behind the success of its clients across all sectors by building brand reputations through creative and strategic thinking, traditional media relations, digital marketing and most importantly, client partnering. The firm's prosperity has been acknowledged with multiple MarCom and Fair Media Council Folio Awards, two PRSA Big Apple awards, a PRSA Bronze Anvil award, among others. Castillo credits these accolades to the team's commitment to learning the developing media landscape, as well as a determined attitude toward results.