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.
Here are mini-profiles on five firms:
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. They are members of PR World Alliance, a worldwide partnership of top independent communications agencies.
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 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 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.