To be known as the top PR firm in your state is a major feather in your cap. You handle everything related to public relations, and that is not just chicken feathers. Pulling in some big bucks means you have to be on top of every situation. If you’re looking for a top Texas firm, here are amazing options.
W2O Group was named the 2014 digital agency of the year in the Holmes Report, and that’s just one of the many honors this company received. They handle PR for industries across the board, from healthcare to consumer goods, aviation, entertainment, and technology. Rather than being a single firm, W2O group is a network of complementary firms working together to create public relations solutions. The firms under the umbrella of W2O Group include W2O Ventures, Twist Mktg, WCG, and BrewLife. They have offices in Austin, San Francisco, London, Los Angeles and New York City.
W2O was founded in 2001 by Jim Weiss as a one-person consultancy. Now it employs about 500 people in their various offices. Their combined total annual revenues are approximately $100 million. The firm’s areas of practice include digital, global business, healthcare, corporate, and consumer technology. Clients from their roster include Qualcomm Life, Michael’s, Mitsubishi, Yoplait, and Hershey’s.
Pierpont Communications, Inc.
The largest independent public relations agency in Texas is Pierpont Communications. Since 1987, Pierpont Communications has grown statewide with offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. As the largest independent PR firm in the Southwest, Pierpont maintains clientele regionally, nationally, and globally. The firm’s mission intently focuses on unique and creative service to its clients by empowering them with campaigns in public relations, marketing, advocacy, and digital communications.
Pierpont boasts expertise in communication strategy, media relations, marketing, digital communication, and public affairs. A bold entrepreneurial spirit engenders creativity at the agency, giving it a reputation for efficiently and effectively identifying the manner and means for delivering optimal results for each client. Some of their clients include The Salvation Army, Jingle Mingle, Houston Technology Center, Houston Boy Choir, and San Jose Clinic.
Pierpont’s affiliated global partnership with MSL Group allows the firm to recruit and serve clients internationally. Through this partnership, Pierpont crosses borders and tackles cultural issues to build its clients’ brands, solve their marketing issues, and promote unique business development stories. But shaping the future of an organization’s inspiration does not outweigh measurable marketing results for the agency.
Pierpont is pleased to say they are a nine-time winner of Houston Business Journal’s “Best Places to work” award.
Based in Dallas, Idea Grove connects proven PR methods and digital marketing to reach media and target markets for their clients. They represent B2B clients around the nation, taking the energy and time to learn about a client, their stories, and business. Those efforts enable them to provide the best representation possible.
They help companies that create apps, software solution people, and wireless communication firms. They’ve established clients as industry leaders, gotten them into the top media outlets, and built results-oriented social media strategies and campaigns. Some of their clients include ShopSavvy, BearCom Wireless, CA Technologies, Systemware, and RiseSmart.
This is a relatively new company and has been growing by leaps and bounds. Internally they’ve faced rapid growth issues, good and bad. They’ve conquered many of those battles. If you are looking for a firm with a lot of energy, enterprising spirit, a focus on the future and their clients, be sure to talk with them. As a worker or a client, if you fit, you will probably find yourself farther along your path than expected in a shorter period of time.
Ward Creative Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Ward Creative Communications is an experienced PR firm. Ward is the Houston partner of the international WorldCom Public Relations Group, and they focus on media relations, community relations, crisis communications, social networking, and much more.
The team at Ward has consistently received awards for expertise at the local, regional, and national levels. In fact, the founder and president of Ward Creative Communications, Deborah Ward Buks, was named one of PR News’ 2015 Top Women in PR.
The company mantra is “Respect at Work.” Ward and their employees actively create respect in the workplace, defining is as “having one’s needs and opinions honored.” This creates a positive experience for clients and employees.
They specialize in the energy sector (various forms), real estate (including architecture, construction, and engineering), technology, non-profits, travel and leisure, healthcare (including pharm and deathcare), professional services, events, and government. Ward’s clients include Houston Fuel Oil, Greyrock Energy, Data Centers Delivered, BASF Beaumont, and JW Marriott Houston Downtown.
The PR Boutique
The firm’s motto: We Generate Awareness. They are a full-service public relations firm working with clients throughout Texas (Houston, Austin, Central and Southeast Texas). The PR Boutique brands companies and positions entrepreneurs for success in the marketplace by developing massive media campaigns, launching high-end products, packing nonprofit fundraisers, and throwing spectacular events. Not to be outdone, the agency offers master social marketing campaigns with Twitter and blogs, managing LinkedIn sites, and running e-newsletter campaigns.
The firm’s comprehensive public relations method places all clients in the center of attention through media, event marketing, community outreach programs, influencer programs, social media, visual design, and web development and photography. They have built extensive relationships with key local, regional, and national media personalities and journalists. These cultivated partnerships give the firm’s clients an edge to making their business development scenarios flare in their optimum mediums.
Some clients represented by PR Boutique are Lamborghini Houston, Porsche of North Houston, Royal Oaks Country Club, American Heart Association, Peter Max, Kate Walsh, and George Clooney.
MMI Agency (Marion Montgomery, Inc. Agency).
MMI Agency’s riding the top wave of public relations in Houston in 2015. In June, the agency received four Bronze Quill Awards and Showcase Gala from IABC Houston. The firm’s management and staff celebrated by networking with the Houston PR industry as they basked in the glow of their achievements.
MMI Agency exceeded goals in the PR industry using the power of social media to promote clients.
Specializing in brand activation, advertising, and communications, MMI Agency strives to empower its clients’ brands daily. A goal they’ve kept for nearly 30 years.
The agency’s motto: Do The Right Thing And Do It Well. Some of their clients include Minute Maid, Shell, AIG, University of Houston, and Pods.
Employees, past and present, talk about the great and upbeat culture of the firm and understanding when difficult situations arise personally. That’s good information for people looking there for a career or as clients, happy workers focus better on the tasks at hand.
Any of these top Texas PR firms can help you achieve your public relations goals. Because it is such a crucial part of business, having an expert PR company help manage your public relations is essential for success. These companies offer advice, tips, and management for every angle of your public relations so you can relax and know you are in the hands of the experts.
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