Teresa Bigelow

Website: www.spiral5.com

Professional Experience

Based in New York City, Teresa Bigelow is a freelance writer, as well as an international public relations consultant and communications strategist. As founder of Spiral5 Media, her work traverses tech, impact, lifestyle and art + culture. Teresa has worked with dozens of companies and individuals across the U.S., Europe and South Asia. Combining creative insight and big-picture vision with practical strategies, Teresa has put small startups on the map and augmented multi-faceted growth for global media companies. She also has a knack for helping avant-garde artistry and underground communities find an authentic voice above ground. Teresa's clients appear regularly in outlets like Fast Company, Forbes, New York Times, New York Magazine, New Yorker, Billboard, VentureBeat, TechCrunch and more. She’s also placed clients in Bloomberg, Cheddar, CNBC, Reuters, Variety, VICE, and Wall Street Journal. As a freelance writer, she has contributed for Allure.com, Entrepreneur.com and Salon.


7 Years
Account manager
4 Years
Content Editor (online)
7 Years


Business (general)
7 Years
Women's Issues
6 Years
7 Years


PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
2 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
2 Years
Pr/marketing - all
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Allure (1-2), Salon (1-2), Entrepreneur (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Saavn (10+), Republic.co (3-5), Snips AI (1-2), Ellison Eyewear (3-5), Women 2.0 (3-5), IAC / Hatch Labs (6-10), SoftBank Capital (3-5)

Other Work History

Prior to starting her own consultancy, Teresa was the Global PR Director for the Indian music streaming service, Saavn. She managed all facets of press strategy, execution and external communication out of Saavn’s Mumbai headquarters. Her press strategy garnered dozens of press hits across the world, and Saavn’s $100 million Series C was a trending topic on Twitter hours after the news was announced. Before Saavn, Teresa was the first New York City hire for global tech PR agency, VSCpr, where she helped to establish the agency’s NYC office. As a Media Relations & Features Specialist, she helped to grow the agency’s presence in the New York startup world through events and tenacious media relations efforts.

Foreign Language Skills

Some French


Available upon request