There are numerous small PR firms in New York that have different specialties and are considered boutique firms.
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One of the most interesting ones is Source Communications, a strategic consulting firm. With Ken Frydman as CEO, the firm is a boutique agency specializing in media relations, marketing, government affairs, and more. The word is out that this firm has a number of disgruntled employees. There’s a high turnover of clients as well as employees, and many people who work there are upset.
For Frydman’s agency, innovation doesn’t necessarily mean happiness. We cannot in good faith recommend this agency.
Bliss Integrated Communication
Another small New York PR firm to watch is Bliss Integrated Communication. It’s a 38-year old marketing communication firm helping their clients in three major areas – professional services, financial services, and healthcare. They serve their clients through PR, analytics, investor relations and digital media.
Founded in 1975, it is privately held and is a member of Worldcom, the global network of independently owned PR and marketing firms. Employees rate it as “An exceptional firm and team of professionals.”
Bliss’ reputation among its employees is cohesive and caring about their work and their clients.
Lou Hammond & Associates
Lou Hammond & Associates is a global public relations agency with offices in New York, Charleston, SC, and Miami. They specialize in travel, lifestyle, design and tech. Founded in 1984 by Lou Rena Hammond, it is a family business. Stephen Hammond joined the business more than 15 years ago and expanded the company beyond New York to Charleston and Miami. Its employees rate it as a “great boutique PR agency.”
They developed longstanding relationships with writers, particularly in the travel/lifestyle industry. And it’s a employees say it’s an encouraging environment.