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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 Washington DC. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Washington DC Public Relations Agencies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and technologies that define, connect, and protect brands, REQ serves global brands and leaders in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

    Clients
    Waymo
    eBay
    Intel
    PayPal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A broadcasting trade association hired REQ to drive awareness and engagement for a grassroots campaign meant to enact policy changes for one of its 2 major groups of users. REQ designed a digital strategy that included building and designing a website in addition to promoting the campaign across social and community channels. 

    “They've transformed our website, making it much more modern, user-friendly, and appealing overall. Encouraging us to think more creatively, they've also helped us reach new audiences.”  – VP of Marketing, Broadcasting Trade Association

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Falls Church VA

    Pinkston Group is a media strategies and PR company based in Alexandria, Va. The company was founded in 2001 and now has a team of 39 that specializes in PR but also offers broadcast video and digital strategy services.

    Clients
    AIG
    Americans for Prosperity Foundation
    Coalition for Public Safety
    Consumer Electronics Association
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A trade association wanted to create a high profile, visible media presence for its executives. Pinkston Group helped create media placements, speaking engagements, op-ed drafting and helping the CEO publish a book.

    "Pinkston placed for the CEO more than 130 op-eds in 2012, and more than 160 in 2013 – stunning results by any measure. For speaking engagements, Pinkston Group pitched and placed the CEO at about one conference per week, around the world for the years from 2012-14. Outstanding results." — Senior Director, Trade Association

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Scott Circle Communications is a PR firm based in Washington D.C. It was founded in 2006 and has a 13-person team. They provide PR services to clients in the nonprofit, education, and arts, music, & entertainment industries.

    Clients
    National Council of Nonprofits
    World Food Program USA
    National Organization for Women
    National League of Cities
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Scott Circle Communications developed a communication strategy that would resonate with a nonprofit's activist base and the public in general. The team provided monthly reports and would follow up to ensure needs were being met. The client has received positive feedback about their mission as a result of the strategy.

    “They're an essential part of our communications team. We constantly get feedback not just from our members, but from the public and congressional representatives about how powerful our statements are. We've been able to get our message into high-profile print, TV and digital media channels, so we're happy with the outcome.” –Chief of Staff, Nonprofit Organization

  • 5
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Arlington VA

    Power Digital is a digital marketing agency based in San Diego with an office in New York. The agency, founded in 2012, has more than 300 employees and provides content marketing, email marketing, PPC, SEO, social media marketing, web design, and PR services. Power Digital serves mid-market and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, advertising & marketing, business services, and retail industries. 

    Clients
    TOMS
    Dropbox
    Beyond Meat
    Airbnb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An investment management firm hired Power Digital to help them gain an understanding of their customer demand potential and have an analysis of the dynamics of their competition. To achieve these goals, Power Digital did a full audit of paid search, social media, landing pages, SEO, analytics, and PR. They completed the project and provided the firm with the outcome of the audit which was exactly what they needed to move forward.

    "Overall, the team is very well and appropriately staffed and have a consistent project management and communication structure." - CEO, Investment Management Firm

  • 6
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Red Banyan is a small public relations company. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the agency was founded in 2010. Their team offers public relations.

    Notable Project

    Red Banyan handles web development, SEO, and PR efforts for a digital marketing agency. The team assists in the client's various projects, which mainly involve writing press releases.

    "Red Banyan's team is dedicated to getting great results for their clients."

  • 7
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Bluetext is a digital marketing agency located in Washington, DC. Founded in 2011, Bluetext has around 30 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and SEO. The client appreciated Bluetext's approach to project management while completing the two microsites simultaneously.

    Clients
    Hughes
    SonicWall
    Google
    Blue Yonder
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bluetext was hired by a software company in need of a new website. Bluetext designed two interactive microsites for the client and provided front-end development services.

    "Bluetext was very accommodating with our tight schedule and constant demands. They made sure we were delivering everything on time and they were very receptive to our back and forth as we got feedback from stakeholders." – Associate Creative Director, Software Company

  • 8
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Remove Reports is an online reputation management firm founded in 2016. Based in Seattle, the team of two specializes in affiliate marketing, SEO, and content marketing. They primarily serve clients in the legal industry.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Remove Reports provided reputation management services for a personal project to mitigate negative content. They removed the content from search results within a week and continue to monitor search results. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work.

    "I was impressed with their responsiveness. They seemed genuinely interested in getting the matter resolved quickly." — Individual, Personal Project

  • 9
    $250,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Clients
    AltaMed
    Sempra Energy
    OC Fair
    Metrolink
    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of Sensis’ clients is an energy company that wanted to connect with its community with a bilingual PR campaign. Sensis organized community events, worked with local media, and designed and produced all the advertising material.

    “In many ways, I feel that we're their only client. I know that's kind of a cliché – the way that they have been able to sometimes just drop everything else, get what we needed done, and bring in any additional partners, if necessary. They've really done an outstanding job.” – Communications Manager, Energy Company

  • 10
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

  • 11
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    LRA is a PR and digital marketing agency based in Washington, DC. The agency, founded in 1982, has a team of more than ten that provides PR, social media marketing, digital strategy, and branding services. LRA serves companies in various industries that include hospitality & leisure, consumer products & services, e-commerce, and arts & entertainment. 

    Clients
    Cotton Blues
    Filibuster Distillery
    Fish Fire Food Group
    Smoke Craft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A city tourism and events authority agency hired LRA for an ongoing engagement to provide services that would generate media exposure for events happening in the city. As prt of the engagement, LRA runs several PR and marketing services to create event awareness and ticket sales, help with event logistics, push events to their media contacts. They also formulate marketing communications plans comprised of ad sales and other factors and, after securing approval, execute the plans. To date, LRA has been meeting expectations with their work.

    "Every project they’ve done for us has been a win. There’s been increases in ticket sales and media awareness." - Director of Special Events and Business Development, City Tourism and Events Authority Agency

  • 12
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Media Theory is a public relations firm based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2008, the team of 3 specializes in public relations, social media marketing, and web design.

    Clients
    Amsterdam & Partners LLP
    The Atlantic Council
    Numerous other international concerns which require discretion.
    Notable Project

    Media Theory worked on media engagement for a non-partisan think tank. They provided 360-degree media engagement services, which included writing op-eds and pitching journalists. They also lead social media engagement and outreach. The client was impressed with the increase in engagement that resulted from the project.

    “The number of Twitter and Facebook followers have increased since we started working with Media Theory. We’ve also seen an increase in the number of retweets and other engagement.” – Director, Non-Partisan Think Tank

  • 13
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Tysons Corner VA

    Tigercomm is a public relations firm founded in 2004. In Arlington, Virginia, their small team focuses on public relations, digital strategy, marketing strategy, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    Tigercomm provided web redevelopment and digital marketing services for a utility-scale renewable energy company. The goal was to enhance marketing leads and catalyze a thought leadership program.

    "They understood and appreciated nuance as well as the top-level priorities that drive success."

  • 14
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Strategies 360 is a public relations and strategic positioning firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. The firm has 12 satellite offices scattered along the West Coast, as well as one in Washington, D.C. Strategies 360 was founded in 2004 and has around 100 employees. In addition to PR, Strategies 360 offers many other services, including web design, UX/UI design, search engine optimization, and more. The majority of its clients are in government and business services.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development firm hired Strategies 360 to provide high-quality development resources. Strategies 360 worked quickly to supply backend development, touchscreen capabilities, WordPress support, and other web development help. 

    “They’re excellent, well-organized, and very responsive to changes and incoming requests. They hit all their deadlines and we have no complaints about the work they produced. ” - CEO, Software Development Firm

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    PRECISION STRATEGIES is a branding company. They specialize in branding, logo, media planning & buying, public relations, and more and were founded in 2013. Their small team is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia and New York, New York.

    Notable Project

    PRECISION STRATEGIES implemented a national nonprofit’s digital outreach strategy. The team was involved in strategic planning and executed the campaign via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Ads.

    “They were conscientious and responsive, delivering data with beautiful presentations edited based on our needs."

  • 16
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Washington DC
    APCO Worldwide is a midsize PR company in Washington, District of Columbia; London, United Kingdom; , and Chicago, United Kingdom. They provide public relations, branding, and social media marketing and were founded in 1984.
    Industries
  • 17
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Washington DC

    GMMB is a PR and communications agency headquartered in Washington DC, with additional offices in Seattle, Wash., and San Francisco, Calif. Founded in 1983, GMMB's team of 300 focuses on at social media marketing, PR, and marketing strategy, primarily for nonprofit organizations. 

    Clients
    World Health Organization
    American Beverage Association
    American Lung Association
    Emily's List
    Industries
    Notable Project

    During the outbreak of the H1N1 virus in 2009, GMMB worked with a state department of heath to promote ways to prevent the spread of the virus. GMMB created a series of TV, online, print, and transit ads. During the next flu season, GMMB has continued the work by creating online videos and a jingle to promote general flu prevention. 

     

  • 18
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC
    Spectrum is an independent health and life science communications firm based in Washington, DC, that was established in 1996. Their team of 242 employees offers PR and social media marketing services for clients in the healthcare and medical industry.
    Clients
    MM&M Awards Finalist
    Industries
  • 19
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    LGND is a digital storytelling agency based in Washington, D.C. The agency, founded in 2016, has a team of less than 20 that provides, among others, web design, video production, and web development services to various companies and organizations.

    Clients
    Aireon
    Iridium
    Toyota
    Google
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LGND was hired by an Education Nonprofit to develop a digital data story to present the Nonprofit's research to their intended audience. The end product, presented through a social media campaign, was well received by external stakeholders and audiences.

    "Their greatest strengths were their creativity that could be translated into actionable steps" - Director of Engagement, Education Nonprofit

  • 21
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Makovsky is a communications firm that was founded in 1979. They are headquartered in New York and have an additional office in Washington, DC. They have about 236 employees that do advertising, branding, and digital strategy. Most clients are in the financial services industry. 

    Clients
    Mak Awards (2017)
    Industries
  • 22
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC
    RH Strategic is a public relations firm. Their small team is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and Washington, District of Columbia. Their services include public relations, business consulting, content marketing, digital strategy, and more. The firm was established in 2007.
    Industries
  • 23
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    TDB Marketing is a Washington, District of Columbia-based graphic design agency. The firm provides graphic design, web design, branding, logo, and more and is small.The firm was founded in 2020.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    TDB Marketing provides ongoing web development and marketing services for a nonprofit music education organization. They built the client’s website from scratch and made suggestions for content and features. 

    “Whenever they said that they were going to do something, they always did it —any hold-ups were on my end.”

  • 24
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC
    Kivvit is a Chicago, Illinois-based public relations firm. The midsize team specializes in public relations, branding, social media marketing, and advertising and was founded in 2002.
    Industries
  • 25
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC
    JPA Health is a PR firm. Launched in 2007, the team provides public relations, digital strategy, branding, graphic design, and more. Their midsize company is in Washington, District of Columbia; Boston, Massachusetts and London, United Kingdom.
    Industries
  • 26
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC
    Established in 1989, Stanton Communications is a PR agency. They are headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia and have a small team. The firm provides public relations, graphic design, social media marketing, and web design.
    Industries
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    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC
    Dale Curtis Communications, a PR company, is based in Washington, District of Columbia. The small team specializes in public relations, branding, advertising, social media marketing, and more and was founded in 2009.
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  • 28
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Bethesda MD
    Advertising company August Lang & Husak was established in 1992. In Bethesda, Maryland, their small team focuses on advertising, marketing strategy, public relations, and video production.
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  • 29
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    McLean VA

    Merritt Group is a marketing agency founded in 1996, now with 236 employees. They are headquartered in McLean, Va., with a second location in San Francisco. They offer services in SEO, public relations, branding, and social media marketing to clients in the IT, healthcare, and business industries.

    Clients
    Deloitte
    Cylance
    IronNet
    Cybrary
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Merritt Group developed a public relations strategy for a software company. This includes creating pitches, managing an influencer program on Twitter, and securing bylines for GoodData. The client praised how prompt, responsible, and helpful the company was throughout the project.

    “They’re extraordinarily easy to work with. They're willing to do research before making final strategic decisions.” – Director of Corporate Communications, Software Company 
     

  • 30
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC
    Founded in 1998, LEVICK is a public relations agency. The company specializes in public relations, branding, marketing strategy, search engine optimization, and more and has a midsize team. The company is in Washington, District of Columbia; New York City, and San Francisco, .
    Industries
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