Best PR Firms in Des Moines

Why These PR Firms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Des Moines PR Firms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

AdelmanDean Group

The Adelman Dean Group is a sophisticated boutique public relations agency from Des Moines. Since experienced marketing professionals Liz Adelman and Genevieve Dean founded the agency in 2016, it has specialized in managing its client's reputations via all media channels, and through strategic partnerships. Its clients vary in size and sector, while typically marketing high-end products, and services. The agency organizes experiential events to promote its client's brand and offerings, as well as handling all media relations and arranging influencer marketing strategies. The group's clients include Hilton Hotels Outlets of Des Moines, and Salisbury House & Gardens.

Des Moines, IA 50047


Booth Media Group

Booth Media Group is a boutique public relations firm that caters to the needs of its clients for more than 24 years. The full-service PR agency near Des Moines and Omaha specialize in nonfiction book campaigns, online marketing strategies, social media, and publicity tours for first-time, self-published, and bestselling authors in North America, Europe, and Australia. Its team has successfully completed over 380 book campaigns that have garnered maximum exposure, top-tier media placement for their authors. The agency incorporates media kits, internet marketing, social media platforms, and book signing events with national radio, TV, and print campaigns. Booth Media Group works with nonfiction subject matter pertaining to current events, personal finance, business, economics, politics, leadership, personal development, health, cooking, family, pets, and relationships. Peg Booth has worked with bestselling authors, such as John Perkins, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard and Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Michael Bradley among many.

3034 Country Club Parkway
Harlan, IA 51537



Lessing-Flynn is a marketing agency and public relations specialist founded over a hundred years ago. From its Des Moines offices, it supports entrepreneurial companies of all sizes on local, national, and global campaigns, such as charities, energy suppliers, insurance providers, and construction firms. Its PR work covers all services, from conducting research via surveys, focus groups, and interviews to organizing every aspect of trade show events and other marketing opportunities. It also manages its client's reputation via various media and handles crisis communications, as well as coaching high-profile employees on how to engage with journalists and other influencers.

220 SE 6th St Ste 210
Des Moines, IA 50309


Spoke Communications, LLC

Based in Des Moines and Osceola, Iowa, Spoke Communications LLC is a full-service PR and video marketing agency that's been managing its client's reputations since 2014. They come from a wide range of industries, including law, construction, food, and beverage. The agency's PR service offers a tailored media release package for a set fee. Within 48 hours of the client making the request, the agency can produce a professionally written, formatted and presented release suitable for all forms of media. As an additional service, it can include distribution through its media outreach program.

5400 SE 30th St
Des Moines, IA 50320


The Concept Works

Eric Woolson founded The Concept Works in 2002 to provide a one-stop solution for clients who needed a firm that could manage public and government relations. Located in West Des Moines, its clients hail from across the state and include out-of-state entities who do business in Iowa. They come from various industries, including nonprofits, real estate, manufacturing, and retail. The agency's people have over 40 years of experience dealing with crisis management situations from both angles, journalists looking for a story and businesses. They have successfully communicated everything from chemical spills and political scandals to embezzlement and plagiarism accusations.

1001 Office Park Rd Ste 119
West Des Moines, IA 50265


Thelen Public Relations

Serving clients throughout the Des Moines metro area, Thelen Public Relations is a Johnston-based agency that specializes in managing reputations for businesses that reach local, national, and global audiences. Founded by Ann Foster Thelen after decades in media relations for the energy and utility industries, it has special expertise in the energy, agriculture, insurance, and economic development sectors. Its key competencies include content development, conducting research through focus groups and surveys, providing media relations and communications training, and managing issues and crises through internal and external communication channels.

9312 Huntington Cir
Johnston, IA 50131


Wixted & Company

Since it was founded in 1989, Wixted & Company has strategically managed communications, handled crises, and delivered media training to executives throughout and beyond the metro area of its West Des Moines offices. Its clients come from a variety of industries, including nuclear, agriculture, health care, and finance. Its work includes planning responses to incidents and crises to enable rapid and planned communication, as well as constructing media relations plans that include press releases and tailored pitches for local and national media outlets. It also employs its in-house video service to script and shoot video for internal communications.

4401 Westown Pkwy Ste 116
West Des Moines, IA 50266


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