Looking for a top public affairs company?

The main difference between public affairs and public relations is public affairs focuses on legislation or public administration, while public relations is broader and focuses on communication between the public overall and your company. If you need support communicating with stakeholders such as politicians, local communities, or think tanks, to name a few, look for a public affairs firm. A company specializing in public affairs will have experience explaining your company's positions on public policy issues and help lay the groundwork for legislative and policy changes.

That's why we've created this list of the best public affairs firms for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Public Affairs Firms

  • 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
    StubHub
    Amazon
    eBay
    Cava
    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
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Langley Township Canada

    Jelly is a digital marketing and PR firm located in Fort Langley, B.C., Canada that specializes in SEO, PR, PPC, social media marketing, conversion optimization, video production, content marketing, and media buying. Established in 2012, the firm is comprised of fewer than 50 employees.

    Clients
    Big Splash Waterpark
    La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
    Trading Post Brewing
    Legacy Advantage
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jelly created ad campaigns for a real estate group and implemented long-term digital and PR strategies. Jelly organized events with influencers and managed multifaceted campaigns across social media and local news outlets. As a result of the partnership, the real estate group improved its visibility and was able to draw buyers to a 64-home development in an area that was not previously well known. 

    "I'm confident in Jelly's expertise to create eye-catching ads, monitor them, tweak them if needed, and get them into the right places." – Partner, Real Estate Group 

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Boston MA

    BIGfish Communications is a PR and digital media firm that seeks to integrate traditional PR with innovative social media and marketing support. Based in Brookline, MA and with a team of more than 20 employees, BIGfish Communications mainly specializes in the technology, energy, and travel industries. Besides PR and social media marketing, BIGfish Communications' other services include media planning and buying and branding.

    Clients
    Consulate General of Iceland
    Trustify
    MIT Technology Review
    Cambridge Sound Management
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BIGfish Communications worked to increase online exposure for a natural resources firm. The partnership included multiple projects – creating a website and logo, ensuring a smooth transition from traditional to digital marketing, gaining access to a few key mainstream media outlets.

    "BIGfish Communications is creative and very intelligent. They're connected, and they're responsive." – CTO, Natural Resources Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Boston MA

    Matter Communications was founded in Newburyport, Mass., in 2003 and now has more than 150 employees in offices across the U.S. in Boston, Boulder, Colo., Portland, Ore., and Providence, R.I. The agency's main focus is on public relations but also works on social media marketing, video production, SEO, PPC, digital strategy, logo, and graphic design.

    Clients
    CVS
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Pinterest
    Ray-Ban
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical company wanted to increase its credibility and awareness and used Matter Communications for a PR and social media plan. Matter Communications also write articles for the company, which have resulted in 41 million impressions and 50 to 80 sales inquiries.

    "We're a small company, but I never feel like a minor client of theirs. I always feel confident they're working on my behalf. When I'm in the building, they welcome me with open arms. Everybody participates and looks forward to coming up with the next idea." - Senior Vice President of Marketing, Medical Company

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Redondo Beach CA

    Bob Gold & Associates is a public relations, marketing, and communications agency headquartered in Redondo Beach, Calif. that specializes in PR, marketing strategy, and content marketing. Founded in 1997, the agency works with clients across industries such as arts, entertainment, and music, telecommunications, and information technology. Bob Gold & Associates is comprised of 15 employees.

    Clients
    MESA
    Penthera
    Amazon Studios
    ZoneTV
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bob Gold & Associates oversaw PR strategies for a television advertising organization. Bob Gold & Associates managed the organization's press releases, event planning, and brand story consultation. As a result of the partnership, the organization's brand awareness improved and its company grew.

    "They always pitch creative ideas for us to engage with our industry and become thought leaders in emerging areas." – Chief Marketing & People Officer, Television Advertising Organization

  • 6
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Denver CO

    Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Denver, Colo., Communications Strategy Group (CSG) is a public relations and content marketing company. The team of 35 works with clients in the mid market and enterprise companies in the education, financial services, and healthcare industries. CSG specializes in public relations, content marketing, marketing strategy, and business consulting.

    Clients
    Wells Fargo Advisors
    Charles Schwab
    Transamerica
    Investors Powershares
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A retirement company partnered with Communications Strategy Group to gain support various public relations activities and inquiries from the media. CSG provided research, writing, and additional media training. 

    “The CSG team was generally very responsive and worked with internal stakeholders to deliver what we needed in proper the timeframe.”— VP & Head of Marketing, Retirement Company

  • 7
    $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
    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

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SHERMAN is a PR firm located in Chicago. Founded in 2001, the team of fewer than 10 employees works with clients across industries such as healthcare and medical, real estate, and information technology. They specialize in PR, marketing strategy, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    American Academy of Art
    DJB Communications Group
    Genuine Scooter Company
    Industries
    Notable Project

    SHERMAN provided web copy to a digital consultancy. They conducted internal and customer interviews to establish a unified brand voice and wrote case studies that aligned with the consultancy's marketing goals and perceived brand image. As a result of the partnership, the consultancy now receives about 20 viable leads per month. 

    "SHERMAN has a fresh perspective and is current." – Principal & CEO, Digital Consultancy 

  • 9
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Gurugram India

    PR Professionals is a PR firm in Gurugram, India. Founded in 2011, they have about 70 employees that serve clients in a wide range of sectors. Services include public relations and social media marketing.

    Clients
    M3M
    DLF
    NHPC
    Mobius Foundation
    Notable Project

    PR Professionals handled social media management efforts for a political campaign. In efforts to raise the client’s awareness among voters in a targeted location, they executed the strategy throughout the campaign. Their efforts received positive feedback.
     

    “They have done the best for us.” – Assistant Manager, IT Company

  • 10
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sydney Australia

    BlueChip Communication is a PR and marketing agency based in Sydney with a team of 67 experts. Founded in 2004, they offer PR, marketing strategy, and content marketing solutions for clients ranging from small businesses to large firms. They have experience working with companies from the fields of financial services and real estate.

    Clients
    ASFA
    Australian Solar Investments
    BlackRock
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BlueChip Communication worked with an asset management company to assist them with their digital marketing needs. The company hired BlueChip Communication to run a marketing campaign for the sake of their global fund. The campaign resulted in numerous conversions and the funds raised exceeded the expectations of the company.

    "They understood all aspects of the digital marketing program and sourced the right programs to pull it all together." - CEO, Asset Management Company

  • 11
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    The Motion Agency is a Chicago-based marketing firm specializing in branding, public relations, advertising, digital strategy, and graphic design enterprise, mid-market and small businesses in the retail, education, and manufacturing sectors. Founded in 2007, they employ around 50 people. 

    Clients
    Adobe
    American Manufacturing Association
    The Home Depot
    Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Motion Agency was hired by a large labor union to develop its website and handle its advertising and PR. They wrote editorials and ads in local media and planned and promoted an event, all of which improved engagement. 

    “The advertisement that the Motion Agency created for Labor Day became the theme for our advertising for the next calendar year. It is visually stunning and a great representation of the brand. The posts on social media throughout the weekend resonated with out followers and received some of the highest engagement numbers for posts on our page.” – Chief of Staff, Labor Union. 
     

  • 13
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Coorparoo Australia

    Sequel PR is an integrated communications firm based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2000, they have fewer than 50 employees that specialize in public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, media and presentation training, social media strategy and content, marketing, issues and stakeholder management, competitor research, communication audits, and creative design.  

    Clients
    Good Shepherd Microfinance
    RawGROUP
    Gympie Regional Council
    Notable Project

    Sequel PR ran a successful relaunch of a distillery in Queensland. After a range of targeted stories and hosting small events, news of the launch was all over the media. 

     

  • 14
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Spreckley Partners is an independent PR consultancy based in London with a team of fewer than 50 members. Since their founding in 1983, they have provided their expertise in PR, content marketing, and digital strategy for clients ranging from startups to enterprises, with a focus on the IT industry.

    Clients
    ASUS
    Adblock Plus
    Inmarsat
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Spreckley Partners was once hired by a software company in both their B2C and B2B operations. Spreckley Partners helped connect the company to their clients and customers in the industry with the help of their PR expertise. Over the years, Spreckley Partners has provided PR support with little to no delay in their deadlines.

    "I've worked with a lot of PR agencies, and they've been really good at helping us out when we go over there. Anyone from our company can go over there and rest assured that they'll get a very nice briefing or accompaniment." - Director of Advocacy, Software Company

  • 15
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Brenton Way is a digital marketing agency based in Woodland Hills, Calif. Founded in 2017, Brenton Way's team of 7 employees provides a variety of different services such as SEO, PPC, social media marketing, and PR.

    Clients
    Wipro
    Greenmed
    Shep Travel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Brenton Way worked for a financial technology company to provide SEO services. The client looked to optimize its SEO performance and help with audience perception on LinkedIn and Twitter. Brenton Way made a point of championing human-to-human interactions while appearing as thought leaders on these social channels. The combinations of SEO and social media led to website visits to last longer, with social media follows increasing.

    "Before we hired Brenton Way, our Twitter audience was 300-400. Now, we have just under 2,200 followers." – CMO, FinTech Company

  • 16
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Pearl Lemon is a London based digital strategy agency that was founded in 2016. Their team of 13 employees specializes in SEO, email marketing, and social media marketing. 

    Clients
    Inspire Lifestyle
    Wordify
    Pulse Pixel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pearl Lemon partnered with a staffing firm where they implemented a digital strategy campaign for their client. They used SEO tools to help increase the search results and generate more organic leads. 

    “Google Analytics shows both rankings and traffic improvements, and we’ve seen it ourselves, too.“ – President, Staffing Firm
     

  • 17
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Little Rock AR

    Thoma Thoma is a branding and strategic agency. Founded in 1988, the company is based in Little Rock, Ark. The team of 18 specializes in public relations, advertising, branding, media planning & buying, and more.                                                                                 
     

    Clients
    Little Rock Athletic Club
    CAPITAL HOTEL
    Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
    Entergy
    Notable Project

    A long-term care company hired Thoma Thoma for their marketing, branding, and PR services. The team helped with a groundbreaking event for a new nursing home. They also perform ongoing strategic PR campaign work. Their services have improved online engagement.

    "I've been impressed with their strong communication." –VP Systems Development, Long-Term Care Company

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dallas TX

    TrizCom PR is a public relations firm in Dallas. It was founded in 2008 and has 5 employees who help clients with content marketing, social media marketing, SEO, and digital strategy in addition to public relations.

    Clients
    NextEra Energy
    Massage Envy
    Solis Mammography
    Taco Bueno
    Notable Project

    A real estate advisory firm hired TrizCom PR to help increase its exposure and press. TrizCom PR's work included crafting press releases, social media campaigns, and email blasts and increasing media exposure. 

    "The attribute I appreciated the most was the way they immediately became part of our team. Their view was always based on the big picture for our firm, and they spent a lot of time making sure they understood our business." – Founder, Real Estate Advisory Firm

  • 19
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    Joseph Studios is a digital strategy company that is headquartered in Woodstock, Ga. with a second office in Atlanta. They were founded in 2016 and their team of 5 specializes in affiliate marketing, SEO, and social media marketing. 

    Clients
    Paradise Wedding Chapel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Joseph Studios partnered with a consulting firm where they helped update their client's website and implemented a digital marketing strategy to increase customer retention and organic traffic. 

    "I’ve been working with them for around 90 days, and we’ve seen positive results in every area. All of the materials they’ve developed for us have been functional and helped my company take advantage of the avenues available to us." – Senior Consultant and Managing Partner, Consulting Firm

     

  • 20
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sayreville NJ
    PR company NisonCo is in Sayreville, New Jersey. The company focuses on public relations, search engine optimization, content marketing, social media marketing, and more and is small.The company was established in 2013.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    NisonCo was hired to provide PR services to a sales tracking solutions provider. This included placing stories and crafting narratives about the company.

    "They lacked direction, and oversight of the project was poor."

  • 21
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Philadelphia PA

    Neff is an advertising agency based in Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1987, their team of 20 employees specializes in branding, web development, and web design. 

    Clients
    Security Risk Advisors
    Artisan's Cellar
    Maison 208
    Make The World Better
    Notable Project

    Neff helped an architecture planning firm in need of a new website. They created a new website that showcased the architecture planning firm's growing range of services and clients while maintaining a consistent brand image. They also provided assistance with SEO. Following this work, the client hired Neff to develop a second website for a sister company. 

    "Neff Associates excelled in navigating differing views and coming up with a design that solved many problems. We've taken the design of the website and adapted it to our internal marketing, signatures, and everything else." – COO, Architecture Planning Firm 

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Miami FL

    Tomic Communications is a public relations agency that has provided strategic and creative marketing services to clients since 2006. The team of under ten handles everything public relations for clients around the world out of their headquarters in Miami, Florida.

    Clients
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Miami Beach Community Health Center
    St. John's University
    L'Oreal USA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tomic Communications provide PR consulting and assistance to a reputation management agency, working collaboratively with them on media placement and journalistic writing. 

    "My clients who work with her only ever have the best of things to say, and more often than not include her in their comments when asking about my availability for new projects. We have a similar work ethic and as a result, our communication and collaboration have been flawless." - Owner, Boutique PR Firm

  • 23
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Edinburgh United Kingdom

    Represent is a PR and digital communications agency based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Founded in 2017, their team of around 5 employees specializes in public relations, digital strategy, and social media marketing.

    Clients
    Royal Highland Show
    Craigie's Farm
    The Chippendale International School of Furniture
    The National Wallace Monument
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Represent provided marketing and PR services for a malting company. The team was responsible for shareholder and crisis communications.

    "Our experts within our agricultural division are now regular points of contact for many agricultural media publications which has helped to improve our brand presence and reputation." – Vice Chair, Malting Company

  • 24
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Singapore Singapore

    Headquartered in Singapore, Bebop is a PR and marketing agency founded in 2010. A team of 10 professionals focus on content development, link earning, mobile optimization, and on site optimization for client projects.

    Clients
    7-Eleven
    Popular Chips
    Coleegs
    VX Global Pte Ltd
    Notable Project

    An influencer marketing company partnered with Bebop last year to help their company target and expand exposure to the Asia market, specifically the fashion companies that use Instagram as a primary pipeline. They provide a reputation and increased awareness amongst the fashion brands for the client.

    “I was very impressed with their professionalism, business ethics and relentless effort in trying to give us the best value for our investment. Most importantly, reasonable investment.” – Business Development Director, An Influencer Marketing Management Company

  • 25
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brooklyn, New York NY

    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

  • 26
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Austin TX

    Swyft is a marketing and PR agency that has been offering content marketing, public relations, and web design services to their clients since 2010. Their 10 employees are based out of their Austin, Houston, Denver, and Antwerp, Belgium offices. 

     

    Clients
    Pelco
    ClearDATA
    Salesforce
    Notable Project

    Swyft recently worked on content marketing for a marketing services firm. They increased the brand’s earned, owned, and shared media by developing content and PR campaigns for that client. They were able to place the company in tech and media outlets, as well as increase traffic on the site.

    “In the two years we worked together Swyft was able to place us in some of the most prestigious tech and channel media outlets, all the while helping us increase our website traffic from direct and organic sources.” -CMO,  Marketing Services Firm

  • 27
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Kas Andz Marketing Group is a SaaS marketing agency located in London. Established in 2018, their services include conversion optimization, email marketing, and PPC. They work with businesses of all sizes, but most often work with small companies in the e-commerce, business services, consumer products and services industries.

    Clients
    The Sales Consultancy
    Revolut
    Skona
    Styliff
    Industries
    Notable Project

     Kas Andz Marketing Group supported a marketing firm with conversion rate optimization, on-page SEO, and email marketing. The project resulted in increased traffic and a higher conversion rate. The collaboration went smoothly. The team was enthusiastic and engaged throughout the project.

    “[They] went above and beyond not only with their service, but also with advice they gave on marketing in general.” – Founder, Marketing Firm

  • 28
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Hoylake United Kingdom

    Split An Atom is an integrated marketing agency based in Hoylake, UK. Founded in 2011, Split An Atom and their small team of 7 specializes in providing PR, content marketing, and web development services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses alike.

    Clients
    Integrated Movement Arts
    Wheatus
    Google Maps
    The Orion Correlation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Split An Atom worked with a cannabis consulting firm to build its website and supply branding capabilities. Split An Atom creates advertising materials for the client based on its graphic design expertise and continues to support it through its digital marketing services.

    "[Users] love the website and I, too, am thrilled with the design." – CFO, Cannabis Consulting Firm

  • 29
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Sherwood Australia

    Public Relations That Actually Works is a PR firm founded in 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. With fewer than 10 employees, they offer PR, branding, and marketing strategy solutions for clients in the fields of consumer products, healthcare, and more.

    Clients
    Australian Society of Ophthalmologists
    Australian Army Training Team Vietnam
    Doctors for All
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Public Relations That Actually Works provided PR services for a clothing brand. The brand wanted to gain media exposure for National Be Kind Day 2021. Public Relations That Actually Works helped the brand get featured on radio stations and magazines.

    “After previously engaging a large PR firm with very little success, I turned to Public Relations That Actually Works. Within three months Sally and her team had managed to put my business in front of over 2 million people through mainstream media.” - Director, Clothing Brand

  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Fort Lauderdale FL

    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."

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