16 PR Firms We Recommend: 5WPR, J Public Relations, IMRE & More…

2016-08-08 by Aaron Sarno

There are many different levels of PR firms, some small and local, some large and global. Some are boutique and specialize in only one or two sectors. The good news is, if you need help with PR work, you can find help to suit your needs and budget.

16 Mini – Small PR Firms

5W Public Relations – 5WPR

5WPR is a mix of consumer and corporate, technology and digital.  The agency does award winning work across many sectors and has repeatedly been named PR agency of the year by the American Business Awards.  They are known to be hard-working, entrepreneurial and are an agency we strongly recommend.

Feintuch Communications

Feintuch was founded in 2009 by Henry Feintuch, who is the president of the agency and a former broadcast journalist. But their leadership personnel bring decades of experience to their Park Avenue, New York City office. They specialize in finance and investor relations as well as technology sectors helping with B2B and B2C campaigns for companies and non-profits of all sizes.

They focus their energy on strategic relations working on new product launches, branding, media relations, corporate identity, and additional efforts such as awards and honors programs, association marketing, consumer outreach, and speaking platforms as needed.

Some of their clients include Xerox DocuMate Scanners, Soliddd, Emergent Capital, Agricultural Bank of China, and Visioneer.

J Public Relations

JPR has offices in New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, and London and were founded in 2005 and have grown to approximately 50 employees. They specialize in the food and beverage, beauty and fashion, travel, and economic development sectors. It is a female-founded and run PR firm – with Jamie Lynn Sigler and Sarah Evans as the managing partners. JPR has an in-house social media division – 7th & Wit headed up by digital experts for JPR to create and oversee content and campaigns, build content and influencer relations, stay current and set digital trends as they work with clients in the U.K, across the U.S., and in Canada.

Some of their clients include Four Seasons Resort Lana’i HI, Baja Mexico, Pulitzer Amsterdam, Trump International Hotel DC, and Aloe Gloe. According to them, they cultivate “fresh, creative, and thoughtful media and social campaigns. The team has an unparalleled passion for achieving press with a purpose – directly impacting a brand’s bottom line.”

IMRE, LLC

IMRE is a marketing communications agency with offices in Baltimore, New York City, Raleigh, and Los Aneles. It was founded in 1993 by President, David Imre and the firm calls themselves the “Transformative Agency of Today.” Their social marketing division is called 5Loom and is centered in their NYC office. IMRE offers a variety of integrated communications services including strategic planning, marketing, branding, and PR while working with healthcare, financial services, and home products industries.

Clients include California Pizza Kitchen, The Home Depot, American National Red Cross, T. Rowe Price, and Stihl. Baltimore Sun Media Group listed them as one of the top workplaces in 2015.

Olive PR Solutions

Olive PR is a boutique firm offering help with PR, social media, and corporate social responsibility and is located in San Diego. Founder and president of Olive is Jennifer Borba Von Stauffenberg. The firm has been operating for 7 years and was established to provide solutions for businesses to “achieve their grandest vision.”

Some of their clients include the Little Italy Association, Aya Healthcare, NOM Maternity, Broadstone Corsair, and the Spectrum Miami Art Show. They have had great success getting clients spotlighted in publications and shows such as O – The Oprah Magazine, NBC News, Popular Science, Latina, and The Doctors. The executives and other staff members are primarily women, but they help shine a spotlight on the strengths already within a company and help them build further options to share with their customers.

Gramercy Communications

Gramercy Communications is located in Troy, New York and according to their website, their clients “represent over $5 billion worth of economic activity in New York State alone.” They are an integrated firm providing marketing, public affairs, strategic services, and public relations efforts to they serve.

Founder and president, Tom Nardacci originally started the agency in Albany in 2005, but in 2012 moved it to Troy. In 2013, he opened Tech Valley Center of Gravity, a tech business incubator providing space for designers, marketers, writers, and other creative economy pros to work. Adding to their Center for Gravity space, they are currently building new office space called the Troy Innovation Garage.

Lippe Taylor

The public relations and digital marketing agency Lippe Taylor, located in New York, takes pride in the fact that a woman founded it during a time when this feat was rare. It was founded by a leading voice in the media, Maureen Lippe, who had previously been working at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

When the agency works with clients, its aim is to create relevance, and this process starts by using analytics. The team then applies all of its creativity in order to create the perfect marketing solution and then bring the strategy to life. Lippe Taylor provides communications and PR services, social and digital services, along with analytics and influencer services. The agency has worked with Godiva, Jet, Mucinex, and others.

C+C

C+C is a communications agency founded in 2005 and has offices in Seattle, Washington, and Boston, Massachusetts. The firm is focused on making the entire world a healthier, nicer, and overall more sustainable place to live with its campaigns that are aimed at changing the behavior of others. It mainly works with the public sector, along with various social causes.

The agency provides its clients with PR, multicultural marketing, social, digital, advertising, events, and door-to-door outreach. Some of the clients that C+C has worked with in the past include REI, Lyft, Nike, University of Washington, Vermont High Safety, and many others.

InkHouse

The integrated PR agency InkHouse was founded in 2007 and is located in Waltham, MA. InkHouse intersects social media, media relations, creative services, and content marketing, and works with leaders, creators, and other innovative thinkers to create stories that can have a positive change.

InkHouse provides corporate social responsibility, content services, creative services, crisis and issues management, executive visibility and thought leadership, influencer and analyst relations, media relations, media training, quickstart storytelling, public affairs and community engagement, social media, and amplification, speaking, events and awards, as well as measurement services. It has worked with clients such as Harvard University, Bain Capital, ERA Coalition, Nutanic, and many others.

RBB Communications

RBB Communications is an integrated communications agency with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York, and Los Angeles, that was founded in 1975. The main specialty of this agency is breakout brands, and through proprietary research, the agency can inspire companies with valuable insights in order to create interest with the customers and deliver great results.

RBB Communications provides media relations, influencer engagement, digital marketing, corporate communications, creative services, advertising, as well as social media management to clients. It works with clients in the travel, health, products and services, entertainment, real estate, higher educations, professional services, and reputation management industries, with clients such as Bank of America, DHL Express, Homewood Suites, by Hilton and others.

Walker Sands

The full-service B2B marketing agency Walker Sands, with offices in Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco, was founded in 2001. The agency’s core capabilities are in public relations, branding, creative, demand generation, marketing strategy, and web. Walker Sands has an integrated approach when it comes to marketing, and its campaigns and strategies can drive credibility, awareness as well as conversions.

Walker Sands also provides B2B branding services, B2B marketing strategy services, and B2B public relations services to clients, including Miller Heiman Group, Uptake, Sprout Social, and Grubhub and many others.

Day One Agency

The creative communications agency Day One Agency is located in New York and was founded in 2014. This is a communications agency that creatively combines the best of digital, PR, and social agencies to attract its clients and their target audiences to its clients.

Some of the services that Day One Agency provides its clients include creative, that range from concept development or front-end development to mood boards and meme-making; communications such as media relations and narrative development; social media services, ranging from content strategy and planning to measurement and analytics; influencer services such as identification and recommendation or casting; branding that include brand development and positioning and activation services that range from event oversight to design and marketing.

Day One agency has worked with many notable clients such as American Express, Facebook, Comcast, YouTube, Bacardi, and Nike, among others.

dna Communications

Founded in 2007, dna Communications is a healthcare agency with offices in London and New York. The agency helps its clients negotiate the ever-changing scientific, regulatory, commercial, and communications landscape of the healthcare sector. The dna Communications team has a wealth of commercial, strategic, and scientific experience in many of the healthcare and therapeutic areas and can easily respond to any challenges that clients may be facing.

They have worked with many clients in providing them with scientific communications platforms, patient awareness campaigns, media training, corporate, brand, pricing, and communications strategies, and many other services. Furthermore, dna Communications has worked with clients such as the European Society for Organ Transplantation, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly Novartis, and Celgene, among others.

Havas Formula

The national public relations agency Havas Formula, which was founded in 1992, has offices on both costs and works with premier clients all across the United States. This client-focused agency helps brands in making them braver, by pushing through the crowd and the noise and helping them stand out from their competitors. Havas Formula helps brands and corporations in emotionally connecting with the consumers that are looking to understand the stories behind these companies.

A couple of years ago, Havas Formula also launched its own creative service division, which only served to bolster the storytelling and presentation capabilities that the agency provides clients. Havas Formula has worked with many clients in the past, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Heineken USA, Schlage, Jaguar, and many others.

Carmichael Lynch Relate (IPG)

The full-service marketing communications firm that’s rooted in public relations was founded in 1990 and has offices in New York as well as Minneapolis. Carmichael Lynch Relate has all of the talent, skill, and ability across a wide range of practice and industry groups and provides brand planning and strategy or insights services, corporate communications, experiential, purpose and influencer marketing, crisis and issues management, integrated production, media relations as well as social engagement services to its clients.

Carmichael Lynch Relate has worked with a number of clients throughout the years and has a client roster that features Bath & Body Works, Post Consumer Brands, Arla, Jack Link’s, and others.

KWT Global

The global brand strategy and public relations agency KWT Global has offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Toronto and was founded in 2005. This agency brings the interdisciplinary and creative approach to marketing and to communications. It brings some of the most powerful elements of PR, digital, social media, and influencer engagement together to help its clients.

KWT Global offers a range of excellent services to its clients, such as brand strategy and planning, event production, measurement and analytics, media relations, and many others. KWT Global works with a number of different clients, including Amway, Deloitte, Wyndham Rewards, American Express, One Medical, and Pantone.

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