Best PR Firms in Columbus

Why These PR Firms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Columbus 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

Approach Marketing

Approach Marketing is a small team of consultants who joined forces in 2010 to create a marketing and PR firm staffed entirely by experienced professionals. They based their firm in Worthington to serve clients in Columbus and the surrounding counties, serving industries such as retail, health care, and hospitality. Their services include media relations, crisis communications, content development, and influencer engagement. PRWeek described Approach Marketing as one of its five outstanding boutique PR agencies of 2018.

63 W Dublin Granville Rd
Worthington, OH 43085


Bowers PR LLC

Bowers PR & Marketing LLC is a full-service public relations firm located in Columbus and in Naples, Florida. Its clients come from various industries, including retail, construction, and technology. The agency's PR team has the experience and skills to handle all aspects of PR, from developing relationships with key players in the media to creating internal communications and managing community relations. The agency has won awards for its work in crisis management, social media strategy, and corporate communications.

8000 Walton Pkwy Ste 216
New Albany, OH 43054


Communications Counsel

Columbus-based Communications Counsel operates in over 25 states, providing award-winning public relations services for clients mostly in the local government and higher education sectors, but also the energy and tourism industries. It offers a blend of paid and organic PR services, utilizing broadcast and online media to manage its public and private sector client's reputations and promote their services. It also handles crisis communications and delivers media training to select individuals.

37 W Broad St Ste 325
Columbus, OH 43215



FrazierHeiby is a woman-owned communications consultancy that traces its roots back to 1983. The Columbus-based agency manages public relations for a wide range of clients in various sectors, such as Silfex, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and AEP Ohio. Its public relations services are rooted in thorough research of a client's business, industry, and relevant markets. The agency provides strategic planning, media relations, branding and positioning, employee engagement, and crisis and reputation management.

1500 Lake Shore Dr Ste 300
Columbus, OH 43204

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Herb Gillen Agency

The Herb Gillen Agency is a full-service marketing agency that offers PR as a core part of its services. Formed in 2005, it's based in Columbus and serves clients throughout Central Ohio, and across the U.S. It works in all industries, with particular experience of educational and political campaigns. It also manages media events and large-scale promotions, writes news releases, and strategically places stories in various media. Its clients often come from the restaurant, tourism, and beverage sectors.

1953 S Mallway Dr
Columbus, OH 43221


Hicks Partners, LLC

Hicks Partners LLC is a Columbus-based agency that specializes in public relations and government affairs services for clients across the metro area and beyond. It serves nonprofits, Fortune 500s, and entrepreneurs in the energy, health care, and education sectors, amongst others. The agency's professionals can develop and manage media strategies that incorporate meticulous research and planning, coordinate events and conferences, navigate public situations where the client is vulnerable, and train high-profile employees to ensure they are media-ready.

21 E State St Ste 2200
Columbus, OH 43215



With its headquarters in Columbus and offices in Chicago and Seattle, Involve is a PR firm with significant experience managing its client's reputations with the public. Its industry experience includes personal fitness, with clients such as TechnoGym, and nutritional products, including belvita breakfast biscuits. The agency's services include writing press releases and preparing press kits for special events, such as product launches. It also controls the release of communications through various media, including online channels.

130 E Chestnut St Ste 401
Columbus, OH 43215


Irvin PR

Since it launched in 2004, Irvin PR has helped numerous clients with their event publicity, as well as managing communications for retailers, hospitality companies, and B2B businesses. The Columbus-based agency offers a range of services, such as developing and coordinating media relations campaigns, building relationships with select social media influencers, and managing crisis communications. It also trains high-profile employees on how to handle the media. Its previous clients include Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, and the Columbus Marathon.

61 Jefferson Ave
Columbus, OH 43215



Based in Columbus, MediaSource has been developing and promoting strategic stories for various industries for over 20 years, with a particular focus on the health care and technology sectors. The company uses its vast storytelling experience to achieve unprecedented results for its clients annually. Key services include video production, public relations, strategic insights and social media. MediaSource is recognized as one of the top agencies in the country by PR Daily and the Public Relations Society of America, and has been named Ragan's Health Care Agency of the Year.

1800 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43212


Paul Werth Associates

Werth, formally known as Paul Werth Associates, is a communications agency located in Columbus, serving industries as diverse as food & beverage, education, and transportation. The agency was founded in 1963, since when it has provided PR services to numerous clients, including White Castle, COTA, and The Ohio State University. Its services include researching its client's business and market, creating all content for its PR initiatives, and providing rapid communication responses during crises.

10 N High St Ste 300
Columbus, OH 43215


Siefkas Public Relations

Siefkas Public Relations is a Columbus-based agency that manages communications for corporations and nonprofits, as well as global PR firms with client issues in Ohio. It works across industries and specializes in the health care, real estate, social services, and government sectors. The agency develops PR strategies that incorporate all media channels. It creates the content, delivers communications, and trains its client's executives and other key employees on how to manage the media and communicate the message.

66 E Lynn St
Columbus, OH 43215


Strategic Public Partners

Strategic Public Partners has 20 years of experience managing public and government relations from its offices in Columbus. As well as improving its client's image, the agency's work often involves helping organizations change public policy through public engagement strategies. Its services include all aspects of media relations, including content creation, managing the client's social media channels, and handling change and crisis communications. Its clients have included Coca-Cola, Google, United Healthcare and the Ford Motor Company.

815 Grandview Ave Ste 300
Columbus, OH 43215


Team Fleisher Communications

Founded in 2003, Team Fleisher Communications is a results-oriented, award-winning agency. Staffed by a group of seasoned professionals, the team consists of former journalists who collectively have decades of experience and expertise in dynamic messaging, earned media acquisition, crisis management, strategic guidance, and executive media training. Team Fleisher is nimble, responsive, and quick and offers a wealth of deliverables that include concise news releases, informative marketing collaterals, meaningful social media content, and descriptive case studies. Whether a start-up, emerging company, or large corporation, Team Fleisher becomes a strategic partner who understands what a client needs and makes it happen, producing results that matter.

454 E Main St Ste 230
Columbus, OH 43215


Upright - Columbus

Upright is a public relations and communications agency specializing in combining traditional and digital public relations. It aims to deliver effective strategies to mid-sized businesses, corporations, and institutions in Columbus. Included in its line of campaigns are trust optimization, search engine reputation, thought leadership, review management, and media relations. Upright is the sister agency of Adept Marketing, a digital marketing agency. Its founder and CEO, Danielle Walton, has served Lifestyle Communities and various Fortune 500 companies.

555 Edgar Waldo Way, Suite 401
Columbus, OH 43215

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