PR & MARKETING FIRMS

A short list of Silicon Valley’s PR and startup marketing firms.

As an unknown startup you´d love to get some media attention around your company and product—but positive exposure is not easy to come by. The PR and startup marketing firms listed below can help you with communications and media relations in Silicon Valley; you can also try to reach out directly to the journalists at the different tech media outlets. Need some extra advice? View this slide share from TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher on how to get press for your Startup!

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3Q Digital

At 3Q we keep pace with the ever-changing media landscape. The breadth and expertise of our channel management offers clients the ability to discover and capture customers at every stage of the purchase funnel. Our pioneering approach is about focusing on your specific goals, then creating a strategy that covers every channel, from best-in-class SEM and paid social, to SEO and display. This means a higher return, fewer dollars, and more media impact across the board.

Allison+Partners

Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm. With 20 offices and more than 300 colleagues worldwide, we’re large enough to handle complex assignments, yet small enough to be nimble in our approach. From Toyota and Samsung to UL and Progressive Insurance, some of the greatest brands turn to us for our strategic approach to communications. With one P+L, our teams are focused on a common goal – our clients’ work. Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact and Technology.

Edelman

We are a leading global communications marketing firm with thousands of talented employees connecting, informing and creating inspiring work. We recalibrate brands to broaden awareness, reframe global positions and re-connect with core customers. Our business is to help you form relationships and effectively engage.

Sparkpr

Sparkpr was co-founded by Donna (Sokolsky) Burke and Chris Hempel in 1999 at the height of the Internet explosion in Silicon Valley. Fresh off their corporate careers at Netscape where they helped launch the first browser that gave millions access to the Internet, Donna and Chris were well equipped to create a new-economy communications agency. Today, Sparkpr represents global technology companies as well as startups. We are proud to have helped a long list of companies achieve their business objectives through a wide range of communications programs and services, including Bing Travel, Electronic Arts, Visa, Verizon, The Economist, Trulia, Flickr, Mozilla.org, Nielsen, Nokia, NVIDIA, Skype and Yahoo!. Technology, social media, digital strategy and consumer PR.

W20 Group

We are a family of integrated marketing and communications agencies. Each agency has its own identity and focus, but W2O’s core teams of strategists, thinkers, and creatives globally lend expertise across agency lines. healthcare to consumer goods, entertainment, automotive, aviation and technology. We use data to find the right opportunity to drive meaningful connections. We employ thoughtful application of insights to your specific challenges so you can better reach your audiences. Find out what matters to them through journey mapping or online segment profiling. Discover how and where to reach them through landscape assessment, networks of influence, reputation mapping. Determine what drives value among them through trends, forecasting, and measurement. W2O’s Analytics are driven by humans, and we partner with you to ensure all of our insights are actionable and meaningful to your customers.

The Hoffman Agency

Technology PR is in our DNA. Our first client was a CD-ROM publishing company called Meridian Data. Our first global client was Hyundai Electronics (now called Hynix). By virtue of executing literally hundreds of product launches and public relations campaigns for technology companies, we know the tech sector. Whether it involves an enterprise security system, a gadget, an app or the atomic structure of a chip, we’ve worked across the technology continuum. Clients include: Coursera, Evernote, Google.

LaunchSquad

We love nothing more than to tell a good story. And for the last 15 years, we’ve been building powerhouse brands by doing just that. We’ve crafted thousands of tailored campaigns for companies that are shaking up industries from retail to municipal power to project management software, and everything in between. Our clients are creating products, services and experiences that are changing the world and how we live in it, and they rely on us to tell their stories. It’s a job we don’t take lightly. Clients include: Facebook, Munchery, StubHub, Okta

Highwire PR

Enter Highwire Public Relations™— a modern high tech communications agency designed for disruptive companies. Our roots in journalism and Silicon Valley give us the drive, imagination and experience to create meaningful business results through smart communications programs. Client includes: Twilio, IBM, Prezi, Alibaba

HORN Group

Horn Group is a top, independent digital communications agency that combines PR, social, and interactive services to help companies build their brand and solve real business problems. The agency specializes in working with game changers: emerging growth technology companies that are gearing for an exit, as well as big brands in technology, publishing and broadcasting that are going through transformation. Horn Group plays in three markets: digital media/publishing, enterprise/cloud software, and consumer internet lifestyle/mobile. Clients include: Trinet, Saama, Optimine, Onespot.

Bateman Group

We’re an independent PR firm with offices in San Francisco and New York. Our content-led approach to PR combines storytelling and innovative thinking, backed by data. We help technology brands turn their innovation into stories that build a solid foundation for market leadership and growth. Clients include: App annie, Addepar, AdRoll, Linkedin, Intuit.

Singer Associate Inc.

Singer Associates is a leading public relations, public affairs, corporate and crisis communications agency. We are consistently ranked among the top strategic communications agencies in the United States. Our mission is creating winning strategies and developing campaigns and actions that result in victories for our clients in real estate, environmental issues, regulatory affairs, litigation, labor disputes, transportation, politics, healthcare, hospitality, recycling, industry, major infrastructure developments and other critical issues. Clients include: Stanford, Coca Cola, TacoBell, GAP, Levi’s, Visa, Nike.

Racepoint Global

Racepoint Global is an intelligence-driven, full-service marketing firm that delivers results for the accountability economy. What does that really mean? It means we work, strategize, communicate and produce for our clients, while holding ourselves accountable for the results. It means we look at every problem from all angles and find not just a solution, but an integrated marketing solution tailored for your brand, audience and business goals. Read more about RPG’s capabilities and practice areas. Clients include: New Balance, Samsung, Arm, PeopleFluent.

Vantage PR

The CEO and senior VP’s are PR people who don’t go into the witness protection program after you sign a contract. They apply 25+ years of experience to every decision and interaction with a singular focus on your goals.

Peppercomm

Founded in 1995 by Steve Cody and Ed Moed, Peppercomm began as a traditional PR agency and has evolved into fully integrated firm with a focus on financial and professional services, B2B industrial and consumer lifestyle. Core competencies include insights and strategy, integrated marketing, experiential, digital/social communications, creative services, licensing, PR, research and measurement and more.

ICR

Clients range from emerging, pre-IPO companies to mature multinationals and span virtually all major industry sectors. They seek our counsel in a variety of situations where the stakes are the highest, whether it’s preparing for an IPO, paving the way for a merger, managing a crisis, rebuilding a reputation, or communicating a significant change in a business model or strategy.

Landis Communication Inc.

Clients range from emerging, pre-IPO companies to mature multinationals and span virtually all major industry sectors. They seek our counsel in a variety of situations where the stakes are the highest, whether it’s preparing for an IPO, paving the way for a merger, managing a crisis, rebuilding a reputation, or communicating a significant change in a business model or strategy.

MWW PR

MWWPR is one of the world’s top five independent public relations agencies with a global network of nine offices across the US and Europe. A full-service firm that approaches communications without the boundaries of expected thinking, MWWPR’s expertise spans Consumer Brands, Technology, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, LGBT, Sports and Luxury Lifestyle, and Wellness & Nutrition. Clients include: Netflix, Virgin America, Nikon, Samsung.

Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. www.karbocom.com is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hub of innovation, the South of Market Area (SoMA) of San Francisco. A full service agency, offering an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development, and more, Karbo has worked with ground-breaking companies and helped to disrupt markets with companies such as Apple, Digg, Nexenta, RTI, VigLink, ECAL, Oracle, Equinix, Chomp, and Peribit.

Ruder Finn

Ruder Finn help uncover and shape the stories that bring your vision to life. Ruder Finn apply critical insight to make sure your story resonates with your audience and achieves the desired response. Ruder Finn create stand-out content – from compelling narrative to electrifying design and video – to make sure your story is read, seen and heard. They continually build and evolve your story as you move from now to what’s next. Clients include: Cartier, Michael Kors, The Home Depot, Cisco, McDonalds.

InkHouse Media + Marketing

What are Inkhous?. A best-selling author. The head of communications for a software company from startup through IPO. A widely quoted industry analyst. Award-winning journalists from the Associated Press, Adweek, New York Times Co. and CBS News. Recipients of more than five dozen PR industry awards. These are just a handful of the 75+ communicators who make up InkHouse – one of the fastest-growing independent PR firms in the nation. Clients include: GE, Skanska, Converse.

R2i

We’re a unique mix of creative minds and marketing technologists with the collective power to design smart campaigns that deliver results.

Liquid Agency

We develop brand experiences for forward thinking companies by working with our clients in a highly collaborative way that embraces experimentation, curiosity, and new ideas.

Odysseus Arms

3marketeers

3marketeers Advertising, Inc., an advertising company, provides research, strategic planning, marketing, media, direct response, lead generation and harvesting, and demand creation services. The company was founded in 1986.

The Stephenz Group

The Stephenz Group is a new breed of brand and digital agency. We are the leading agency in Silicon Valley. Our team of dedicated people apply passion to create targeted integrated marketing programs that contribute to our clients’ success.

Bateman Group

We’re an independent PR firm with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Our content-led, media-first approach to PR combines storytelling and innovative thinking backed by data. We help technology brands turn their innovation into stories that build a solid foundation for market leadership and growth. Clients include: AdRoll, Area 1 Security, Campaign Monitor, Google, LinkedIn, L’Oreal, Intuit, Ping Identity, Scale Venture Partners, Urban Airship, among many others.

Contagion Industries

Contagion Industries is a boutique digital and social media agency based in San Francisco, California. Our aim is to create supercharged content that taps into the values and passions brand’s share with its consumers, then amplifies it through a select network of influencers, storytellers, and social media experts that are best for your industry. Contagion Industries enables your brand message to truly resonate with your customer base to create lifelong connections. Our approach is simple: storytelling for emerging media.

D.Workz Interactive

Based in San Francisco and New York, D/Workz is a digital product design company driven by individuals who share a passion for creating great ideas and translating them into engaging, intelligent and innovative experiences.

Essen International

Scandinavian brand and design agency with offices in San Francisco and Stockholm. Experts in helping companies transform from a great product to a great brand. Reaching the broader market by expressing the uniqueness of the company through design.

Firewood Marketing

We believe in the inherent value of both a traditional agency model and in-house expertise. Our goal is to leverage the strengths of each through a unique and deeply collaborative process. Firewood Marketing provides flexible, on-demand teams of professionals to work onsite as your internal marketing department, or help support your existing team accomplish your most challenging projects. Our people have deep, relevant expertise, and are ready to work with you to help solve your short- or long-term marketing needs. We provide full-service marketing agency support, with the same focus and dedication we bring to all our client partnerships.

Inform

Inform brings personalized content delivery and performance-based monetization to mobile and desktop advertisers and publishers. Our mission is to keep your audience INFORMED no matter what the subject is or what device they are using.

Nikalabs

Nikalabs is a digital marketing agency that partners with you to maximize the digital landscape and effectively engage your audience. We love connecting with our clients on both a personal and professional level, which helps us develop real and long-term relationships. Our team is located in the most innovative part of the world known as Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. Our culture combines the latest technology used in the Valley with our in-house designer’s unique pixel-perfect touch.

PAN Communications

Founded in 1995, PAN Communications is a data-focused integrated marketing communications agency servicing technology, healthcare and consumer tech brands. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, Orlando and New York, PAN delivers insight-driven, measurable public relations programs for leading and emerging brands nationally and globally such as SAP, Carbonite, MediaMath, BlueCoat, Maestro Health and SamsungPay (LoopPay), to name a few. The firm provides today’s modern marketers with impactful communications, influencer relations, social media and digital services that continue to expand on their brand equity. For more information visit our website at www.pancommunications.com, subscribe to our blog, follow us on Twitter (@PANcomm) or call 617.502.4300.

UpTrending

We are a full-service digital agency specializing in helping startups and high-growth companies build their digital brand. We create experiences that connect and craft solutions that stay ahead of rapidly changing market challenges. With our lean and nimble approach, we move at the speed of your business with zero waste and maximum impact.

Y Media Labs

At Y Media Labs, our mission is simple: To help our clients see what they cannot see themselves. We work alongside elite brands to uncover what we believe to be simple truths: their limitations are nothing but an illusion and they should dream bigger. And most importantly, that they’re underestimating how an amazing experience can revolutionize the way they interact with their customers.
We’re in the business of innovation. The products we create have real impacts on our clients’ outcomes. If you too are unafraid to dream bigger, then it’s time to change lanes and join us.

Zooka

We develop a rich understanding of cultures, preferences, and behaviors to get to the heart of what matters to people. Design is as much about emotion as it is utility and ease of use. Our visual designers do it all, from concept development to page layouts, design language systems to typography and brand identities. Our strategists work closely with clients to help optimize the performance of products and businesses. Program Management keeps progress moving forward — ensuring that work is brief, on time, and on budget.

Motava

Motava focuses on delivering results through proven digital marketing tactics. Each website and campaign is custom tailored to the unique product or service of our customers. We help new, developing and already successful businesses establish a strong footing in the competitive digital landscape.

MetaLab

We’re one of the few agencies in the world that can take a product idea from end to end. From napkin sketch to real shipped product. Have a great new product idea and nobody to start building it? We’re your team.

NINICO Communications

Founded in 2011 as a company that believes in the power of partnership, NINICO Communications® is an award-winning agency providing practical brand strategy, public relations and advertising solutions. For over a decade, the firm has created campaigns, developed messaging and served as publicist to some of California’s most storied brands and business leaders.

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