Target Cue is a premier public relations and communications firm that focuses on LGBT and HIV related issues and events and provides media training, strategic and crisis communications services to diverse nonprofit organizations. Recognizing a need for a media relations firm capable of bringing high-level communications strategies and particular expertise in LGBTQ issues to the nonprofit sector, Target Cue was co-founded in 2006 by Cathy Renna.
About Cathy Renna
Cathy Renna is a veteran in the communications industry, and currently serves as the Principal of Target Cue. Since her time at GLAAD in the 1990’s and early aughts, Cathy has executed her particular expertise in crisis and strategic communications, playing a central role in shaping nearly all major issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community, from the beating death of Matthew Shepard in 1998 to the fight for marriage equality and the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. She worked with the team that coordinated historic coverage for WorldPride/Stonewall 50, working with NYC Pride. In 2020, she was part of the team that organized the historic Global Pride, a 26 hour virtual event that was viewed by of 57 million people around the Globe. She is currently serving as Interim Communications Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force.
After leaving her position at GLAAD as National News Media Director, Cathy joined Fenton Communications, where she served as its New York office Media Director from 2004 to 2006. She went on to found Renna Communications and co-found Target Cue that same year.In her over 25 years of media relations and activism experience, Cathy has garnered placements in every major online and broadcast outlet in the country, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Associated Press, and the Washington Post. She is a sought after spokesperson for LGBTQ issues, and has appeared on the O’Reilly Factor, CNN, MSNBC, NY1 and Good Morning America. Most recently she was profiled in Forbes Women as a “Queer PR Icon” and received the Outstanding Certified LGBTBE® Award from the NY chapter of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.