The Best Public Relations Agencies in NYC

List of the Best New York City Public Relations Agencies

Looking for top public relations firms in New York City?

A strong PR firm will help you build relationships with the public that advance and promote your company. If you’re looking to improve the overall image of your business and cultivate a professional and beneficial relationship with the media, hiring a PR firm is essential.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top PR agencies in New York City. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

  • 1

    WebiMax

    WebiMax is a digital development, marketing and consulting firm headquartered right outside New York in Camden, NJ. The agency employs over 100 and has four locations in New York, Sydney, London, and New Jersey. WebiMax provides SEO services, web design, paid search, and reputation management services to clients.

    Notable Project

    WebiMax was hired to repair a large company’s online reputation and to help with digital marketing strategy. The process is ongoing.

    “I am impressed by their persistence and dedication to their clients.” – Marketing Executive, Public Company

    Former clients
    Great Wolf Lodge
    Angie’s List
    Oracle
    State of New Jersey
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    The Agency Post: Fastest Growing Agencies (2013) , Inc 500 (2012-2014) , Top Ten Reviews: SEO , SEM (2015)

  • 2

    Bateman Group

    Bateman Group is an independent public relations and content marketing firm with offices in San Francisco and New York, between which they have approximately 250 employees. Their large operation provides PR solutions for mostly technology firms, focusing on corporate communications. Additionally, Bateman Group runs social media campaigns and uses amplification techniques to build stronger brands.

    Notable Project

    A cloud security company contracted Bateman Group when they were still in the startup stage; unsure of how to tell their story to the public, they needed an agency with PR and storytelling skill as well as industry connections to get the word out. That firm now has over 250 employees, and still works with Bateman Group after 6 years. The main service provided was making connections between the firm and public outlets where they would be noticed, especially the press.

    " They have strong relationships and great connections. Working with Bateman Group has been great. All of our launches have been well supported." - Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud Security Firm

    Former clients
    L'Oreal USA
    Google
    Netskope
    LinkedIn
    Intuit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    North American Technology Agency of the Year (2017) , Sabre Awards (2016) , 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies - San Francisco Business Times

  • 3

    Marketing Maven

    Marketing Maven is a full-service marketing and communications agency with offices in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. Founded in 2009, Marketing Maven is recognized for its expertise in brand strategy, social media, media relations, event marketing, SEO, and tradeshow support. With a background in direct response public relations, Marketing Maven uses state-of-the-art metrics to measure clients’ marketing reach and provide competitive analysis. With an intimate team of fewer than 30 employees, Marketing Maven combines public relations, social media, and SEO.

    Notable Project

    Marketing Maven worked with a Los Angeles-based production company to elevate its social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Marketing Maven designed social media ads and shared relevant content to increase the production company's followers and engagement across all three social channels. After about 12 months, the production company had 17,000 followers on Facebook and its Instagram ads garnered 1.5 million impressions.

    “Marketing Maven created our entire social media presence. They had nothing to start out with, and they built everything from scratch. We were really pleased with what they did for us.” – Managing Partner, Wedding Media 

    Former clients
    Bellybuds
    Kingston Technology
    Reebok
    Microsoft
    Woof Washer
    Royal Norwegian
    Online Trading Academy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.6
    4.6
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    O’Dwyer’s: Top 15 Sports PR Agencies in the USA 2017 , IMPACT Award for Social Media Campaign Integrated Strategy 2017 , Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies 2017

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  • 4

    5W Public Relations

    Founded in 2003, 5W Public Relations is an all-things-PR agency. Their team of around 50-250 employees is based in New York, New York, and focuses on Social Media Marketing and Digital Strategy, along with Public Relations.

    Notable Project

    5W Public Relations targeted earned media opportunities, influencer partnerships, and other outward-facing forums for a boutique kitchen appliance company. Their work contributed to dramatic company growth for the client over the years of their collaboration.

    "They are always more than willing to meet with us, and consistently went above and beyond the scope of their contract to make sure that we are completely satisfied, which has been an unbelievable asset to us. They are truly a joy to work with." — Marketing & Events Specialist, Luxury Appliance Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Phase 3 Marketing and Communications

    Phase 3 is a marketing and communications firm based in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 2001, Phase 3's team of over 150 employees primarily work with midmarket and enterprise businesses. They specialize in providing print design, branding, and PR services.

    Notable Project

    Phase 3 worked with a manufacturing group to expand its digital presence and consolidate its various regional branches into one optimized website. They performed the necessary competitive analysis and target audience research, built content, implemented SEO strategies, and made use of analytics to develop a platform for a strong online presence.

     

    Former clients
    Simmons
    ProMach
    Hyundai
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Fairfield, NJ
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Column Five

    Column Five is a creative agency founded in 2009. They are based in Irvine, Calif., and have an office in Brooklyn, N.Y. Their 57-person team provides content marketing, public relations, and video production services to their clients in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 

    Notable Project

    Column Five designed a full-service campaign to market an update for a popular web browser. They build a site and carried out SEM, email marketing, and social media marketing to drive awareness for the campaign. Their efforts brought positive impressions for the commonly ridiculed browser, which earn laud from the client. 

    "One of the things that makes them so strong as an agency is the fact that they pride themselves on being client-led. They are an extension of your team. There is no ego and no attitude to the way that they work." – Creative Technologist, Web Browswer

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    A&E
    Nike
    LinkedIn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Tribe Builder Media

    Tribe Builder Media is a media relations company headquartered in New York City with additional offices in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Manchester, N.H. The company was founded in 2008, and has a team of 3 people who specialize in public relations, but also provide content marketing, marketing strategy, and social media marketing services.
     

    Notable Project

    Tribe Builder Media developed a PR, marketing, and launch strategy for a salon. The client had no experience in marketing, and needed Tribe Builder Media’s support. The company created the marketing plan for the client, reached out to the press, and met with the client’s staff to help them better understand branding. The client has seen an increase in sales and has received positive feedback about their social media.


    “The first 90 days I was open, I ended up doing over $100,000 in sales. I couldn't have done the same numbers on my own without their strategy. We've now been open for over two years, and other salons talk about how good our social is.” — Owner, Salon
     

    Former clients
    PatientPop
    Redbull
    CrossFit
    FinTech
    Studio On Elm
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Mixtape Media LLC

    Mixtape Media LLC is a PR firm founded in 2014 and based in Brooklyn. Their team of over two experts provides PR services for clients, specializing in event management, public affairs, online reputation management, and more.

    Notable Project

    Mixtape Media LLC provided PR support for a consultancy firm. The firm’s yearly music festival needed help with getting its message sent clearly. Mixtape Media LLC’s work helped the firm find sponsors, attract a larger audience, and increase vendors.

    “Maggie is communicative, making her easy to get in touch with.” - CEO, Consultancy Firm

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 9

    Concrete Blonde Consulting

    Concrete Blonde Consulting is a full-service consulting and marketing firm located in New York City that specializes in PR and social media marketing. Founded in 2016, the firm works with small businesses and midmarket companies across industries such as hospitality and leisure, consumer products and services, and e-commerce. Concrete Blonde Consulting has a small team of 5.

    Notable Project

    Concrete Blonde Consulting performed market research for an e-commerce startup to identify publications and journalists relevant to its industry. Concrete Blonde Consulting evaluated topics and angles in order to locate the best matches for the startup. As a result of the partnership, the startup's relationships with journalists have improved and the number and quality of press mentions have increased. 

    "Early on, the progress was slow, but as time went on the number began to build rapidly as our relationships with various journalists improved." – Founder & CEO, E-Commerce Startup 

    Former clients
    Francis Interiors
    Teespring
    Social Chain
    Oaxaca Taqueria
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.3
    4.3
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    SEO Image

    SEO Image is a versatile SEO company based in New York. The agency and its small team of around 10 work with clients who need help with SEO, web design, and online reputation management.

    Notable Project

    SEO Image manages a search campaign for an automobile dealership. While site engagement started off a little rocky, leads and traffic eventually improved. The car dealership market is extremely competitive, but working with SEO Image has allowed them to be one of the top three in search results.

    “I am happy to report that my investment has been positive so I will stick with SEO Image. They have always been very patient and courteous.” – President, Car Dealership

    Former clients
    BLT Steak
    Law.com
    Sotheby’s International Realty
    inc.
    ALM
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    milk*

    milk* is a branding and advertising agency based in South Norwalk, Connecticut. They were founded in 2001, and have 62 employees. milk*'s services include social media marketing, digital strategy, public relations, advertising, and branding. Their clients include several prominent global brands.

    Notable Project

    milk* provided web and print design updates for a public policy think tank. The client needed to migrate their Drupal site to WordPress, refresh its visuals, and reimagine their brand for print material. milk* provided front and backend development for the WordPress site, adding several features and adjusting visual assets. They also redesigned the client's brief and whitepaper format for their print publications.

    "They have a team that’s probably on the average-to-small size for creative companies, but they had people in-house who could do everything, from coding and design of a robust WordPress site, to print collateral, branding, and event collateral." – Digital Media Director, Think Tank

    Former clients
    US Solar
    Mad Milk
    New Balance
    ConAir
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2x Davey Awards (2010)

  • 12

    The Byne Group

    The Byne Group is a strategic branding and integrated marketing agency located in Suffern, N.Y., with offices in Montclair, N.J. and New York City. The Byne Group specializes in PR, branding, web design, digital strategy, advertising and content marketing services. These services are provided to clients in the education, healthcare & medical, financial services, non-profit, government and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    The Byne Group worked on the design and content of a brochure for a historical society. The logo was modified and graphics were put together to create the brochure. The brochures now get passed out to visiting tourists. 

    "They're a pleasure to work with: lovely people, and very professional. They were fantastic at deadlines and being responsive to us." – Executive Director, Historical Society

    Former clients
    Marist College
    Nyack Hospital
    Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
    Sterling National Bank
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    16 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Summit International Silver Award , 2018 Service Industry Advertising Awards (6)

  • 13

    Reputation Rhino

    Reputation Rhino is an online reputation management company based in New York City. Founded in 2008, the team of 3 specializes in reputation management, public relations, and PPC.

    Notable Project

    Reputation Rhino worked on online visibility for an interior design firm. They provided brand management services, making changes to a website to optimize its visibility online. The client was impressed with the outcome of the project.

    “Reputation Rhino significantly improved our website layout and visibility overall.” – Principal Designer, Interior Design Firm

    Former clients
    GGARTS
    Haller Eye Center
    Richman Law
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Appular

    Appular is a strategic marketing company located in New York City that specializes in mobile & app marketing, digital strategy, and media planning & buying. Founded in 2009, their small team works with small businesses and middle-market companies across industries such as advertising and marketing, arts, entertainment, and music, and healthcare and medical. 

    Notable Project

    Appular provided branding services for a software company that develops an in-game mobile community application platform. Appular collected testimonials, gathered data, and wrote articles for the company. As a result of the partnership, the software company was featured in several major Southeast Asian publications and its brand awareness increased. 

    "Appular was very gentle, corrected me, and gave me the proper advice." – General Manager, Software Company 

    Former clients
    Blue Whale Apps
    Texas Tech University
    Payless
    Doodle Jump
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    AJ Ross Creative Media

    AJ Ross Creative Media is a full-service marketing and advertising agency based in Chester, NY. It was founded in 1991 and has a team of 9 that provides branding, web design, PR, advertising, social media marketing, digital strategy and media planning & buying services.

    Notable Project

    A charity organization was pivoting its focus and needed to rebrand. AJ Ross Creative Media achieved this rebrand through website changes, logo design and advertising through brochures. 

    "Overall, it was an effective process...Their [AJ Ross Creative Media's] efforts have greatly improved our visibility within the community and among our peer organizations." — Chief Advancement Officer, Charity Organization

    Former clients
    Motion Laboratories
    Active Orthopedics
    Jacoby & Meyers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chester, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Elevate Communications

    Elevate Communications is a public relations agency based in Boston. Founded in 2003, the majority of their services focus on branding and social media marketing. Their team of around 35 employees caters to clients in the arts, music, and entertainment, financial services, and media industries. 

    Notable Project

    Elevate Communications provided PR support to increase visibility for a supplement company. They created a comprehensive plan, implemented targeted tactics, and reviewed strategies. The PR efforts have resulted in increased website traffic and sales. 

    "They understand our message and have been very successful in getting our message out to the broader community." – Business Manager, Supplement Company 

    Former clients
    ALS Therapy Development Institution
    Barometric
    BioSymetrics
    Boston Scores
    The Boston Globe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York,
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 17

    Communication Strategy Group

    Communication Strategy Group is a brand storytelling agency with offices in Huntington, N.Y. and Pomona Park, Flor. Founded in 2005, they have 10 employees experienced with visual brand storytelling, PR, content marketing, media, and branding workshops. They work with small and midmarket companies, typically in business services, manufacturing, and IT.

    Notable Project

    Communication Strategy Group provided outsourced marketing and communications services for an IT services company. They refined pre-developed content and ran the client’s campaigns and podcast platform. The client saw in increase in the number of opened emails and clicks thanks to the work by Communication Strategy Group.

    “Their team refines the content we develop and create. This includes campaigns to communicate messages to our new and existing clients. Communication Strategy Group always plans several weeks in advance and has content prepared long before it’s due.” – Chief Revenue Officer, IT Services Company

    Former clients
    Island Tech Services
    Sunrise Power Solutions
    Loewy Design
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Huntington, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Gvate

    This New York-based agency and its small team of 11 is one of the top marketing agencies in the city. Gvate works with clients of all sizes and specializes in SEO and reputation management.  

    Notable Project

    Gvate worked on a finance firm’s SEO strategy and produced animated videos for its website. Gvate helped the firm increase its search presence in Google, and the relationship is ongoing.

    “Their communication skills are excellent, and they understand our company. We move very fast, so we need people who understand what we’re saying. We’ve dealt with companies that just didn’t get it and that’s been very frustrating for us.” – Sales Director, Finance Company

    Former clients
    Florida Injury Law Firm
    ParkMe
    Warrabilla Wines
    Nautical Wedding Bells
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Gramophone Media Inc.

    Gramophone Media is an artist and brand development company based in New York. The company was founded in 2015 and has grown to a team of 22. It provides PR, marketing strategy, graphic design, and video production services.

    Notable Project

    An entertainment company needed to hire a PR agency to manage its artists' exposure. The entertainment company builds relationships between U.S. and Asian musical artists. Gramophone Media drafts press releases for the company's artists and schedules interviews with online media channels. The client appreciates Gramophone Media's passion and dedication to cultural understanding.

    "Their work is superb. The quality of the publications we're getting coverage in has surpassed our expectations. I’m very satisfied." — CEO, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    BTS
    Monsta X
    Tiffany Young
    Jazz Cartier
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 20

    Tell Me Your Goal

    Tell Me Your Goal is a digital marketing agency based in New York. They were established in 2007, and have a two-person team of online marketing specialists that work with a variety of industries including business, financial, and legal services.  Their services include SEO, PPC campaign management, social media marketing, digital PR, and other essential internet marketing solutions. 

    Notable Project

    Tell Me Your Goal provided full-service digital marketing management for a vocational school in New York City. The client had limited technical staffing and needed a comprehensive internet campaign. Organic search rankings were particularly important for the client, so they selected Tell Me Your Goal based on their SEO experience. The client reports a ten-fold increase in ROI and has appreciated the professionalism evident in their partnership.

    "They're a superb firm and I think almost any business could benefit from their services." - Co-Chairman, New York City Vocational School

    Former clients
    Friends NYC
    Krisp Events
    O'Dwyer & Bernstein
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    919 Marketing

    Based in Holly Springs, N.C., 919 Marketing was founded in 1996. Their team of over 10 provides content marketing, branding, social media marketing, PR, and video production services.

    Notable Project

    919 Marketing provided PR and media coverage services to a bicycle brand. The team leveraged their industry connections to land several major news placements.

    "Every time 919 Marketing landed a special press placement or news feature, we would get a lot of phone calls and a lot more leads. It’s definitely led to an increase in customers." — CMO, Bicycle Brand

    Former clients
    Aventon Bicycles
    Great Clips
    Golden Corral
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York City,
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    Inc. 5000: Fastest Growing Franchise PR Company (2019)

  • 22

    9thWonder

    9thWonder is a strategic marketing, media, and idea company founded in 2018. With headquarters in Houston and offices across the US, Argentina, and Vietnam, the team of about 140 employees offers media planning and buying, advertising, branding, PR, and market research services. Their enterprise, midmarket, and small business clients are in the IT, consumer products, and healthcare industries, amongst others.

    Notable Project

    9thWonder developed a law firm’s Kentico Software web platform, which they continued to maintain and update following launch. They also helped with blogs and newsletters. The client found that the platform, which replaced an outdated and inaccessible website, was user-friendly and easy to update, and also demonstrated the firm’s unique attributes.

    “9thWonder not only developed our new website but made sure it showcased our uniqueness as a firm.” – Marketing Coordinator, Law Firm

    Former clients
    Coleman Natural Foods
    Adam's Camp
    Samsung
    Phillips 66
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    SEO 5 Consulting

    SEO 5 Consulting is an SEO, PPC, and web development firm based in Toronto. Founded in 2003, their team of 75 serves clients in the government and education sectors. Services include SEO, keyword research, and campaign management.  

    Notable Project

    SEO 5 Consulting provided SEO services for a web design company. Their work delivered tangible conversions and resulted in heightened visibility.                                        

    “They got the job done on time.” – Manager, Web Design Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 24

    CrowdMinders

    Founded in 2019, CrowdMinders is a PR and marketing firm located in San Francisco. Their team of approximately 4 employees specializes in paid and earned media services. They also provide social media marketing and crowdfunding marketing.

    Notable Project

    CrowdMinders managed the PR and crowdfunding efforts of a clothing manufacturing company. They worked to encourage audience interest through Kickstarter. They successfully secured magazine positions, and their efforts led to increased web traffic for the client.

    "They were very kind and always responsive to our inquiries." — Founder, Clothing Company

    Former clients
    Karukinka
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    2.5
    2.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    Goldin Solutions

    Goldin Solutions is a New York-based communications firm founded in 2010. Their specialties are public relations and marketing strategy. They guide their clients in decision-making and securing media coverage.

    Notable Project

    Goldin Solutions spearheaded PR initiatives for a navigation and geo-location startup. Their work led to millions of user downloads. They were willing to tackle additional tasks that weren't covered in the original SOW. Their client considers the project a great success.

    "I appreciated how they took charge and took a huge load off our shoulders." — CEO, Transportation Data Startup

    Former clients
    Duke Energy
    Brite Media Group
    NYU Steinhardt
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 26

    EMILY TAN Media Relations

    EMILY TAN Media Relations is a boutique media agency based in Long Island, N.Y. Founded in 199, their team of around 5 employees specializes in PR, event marketing, and advertising.

    Notable Project

    EMILY TAN Media Relations provided PR services for an EDM artist. The team was responsible for utilizing provided media assets to promote the artist.

    "We gave her PR assets, including social links, graphics, and music samples, and she told us that she had several ideas brewing for early promotional initiatives." – Artist Manager, EDM Artist

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Long Island, NY
    0.5
    0.5
    1 Clutch review
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