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Best PR Firms
in Memphis
2020

Why These PR Firms?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 45 33 16

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

ABO Marketing & Communications

ABO Marketing & Communications is a Memphis business that has been serving clients for over 14 years. The business serves non-profits, corporate entities, and small businesses. ABO Marketing & Communications’ services include public relations, copy writing, event planning and management, advertising and marketing consulting, project management, vendor management, and gaining speaking engagements. Owner Beth Okeon has more than 19 years of marketing experience and The Memphis Business Journal chose her as Top 40 Under 40. Clients appreciate their dependability, ideas, and enthusiasm.

Memphis, TN 38104

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Fresh Touch Publicity

Fresh Touch Publicity is a Memphis business that has been serving faith-based non-profit organizations, business and empowerment events, and service-based businesses for over five years. The business provides branding and public relations consultancy. Fresh Touch Publicity helps clients describe their brand, provides media and social media training, writes customized press releases, creates social media campaigns, creates web designs and graphic designs, and generates public image strategies. Fresh Touch Publicity uses a combination of search engine optimization, social media, cross-promotion, and content marketing and traditional public relations. TJ Jefferson is the founder and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Tennessee State University. Brian K. Wyatt Jr. is a multimedia marketing expert. He founded another company and has over a decade of graphic and web design experience. He helps Fresh Touch Publicity with promotions, strategic marketing, and branding.

Harrison Edwards PR & Marketing

Harrison Edwards PR & Marketing is a Memphis business that has three locations and has been serving clients for over 28 years. The business works with non-profit organizations, businesses of all sizes, and major corporations. The areas of specialties are government, healthcare, business, economic development, and the arts. Harrison Edwards PR & Marketing’s services include crisis communications plans, brand strategy, website design and development, marketing plans, advertising, public relations campaigns, promotional and marketing materials, billboards, e-marketing campaigns, social media, logo development, and search engine optimization. Harrison Edwards PR & Marketing has won more than 150 awards. Clients remark on their judgment and attention to detail.

Memphis, TN 38112

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Howell Marketing Strategies, LLC

Amy Howell founded Howell Marketing Strategies LLC in 1994. Based in Cordova, she and her team serve clients in the Memphis area. The agency has experience creating public relations strategies for a range of industry types, including accountants, banks, real estate agents, physicians, and lawyers. The company offers traditional and digital marketing services, such as comprehensive brand analysis and market research. Howell Marketing's other capabilities include brand monitoring, strategic business planning, customer engagement management, and employee training. Ms. Howell was named one the Top 40 Under 40 by the Memphis Business Journal.

985 Timberlake Dr E
Cordova, TN 38018

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J. Herbison Communications

J. Herbison Communications is a Memphis business that serves Nashville, Jackson, and Memphis. The business provides marketing and public relations services and specializes in crisis communications, media relations, social media, event planning, public affairs, marketing, and legislation. Owner Janna Fite Herbison is the senior strategist and she has more than 19 years of publishing, marketing, government relations, and media experience. She has a B.S. in Broadcasting and an M.S. in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Janna has experience as a magazine editor, press secretary, author, television news reporter, and lobbyist.

Memphis, TN 38119

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Kelley & Associates Advertising

Kelley & Associates Advertising is a media company that handles everything from mass campaigns to niche projects in the Memphis and Bartlett areas. The agency has been in business since 1979, offering a combination of public relations services that range from crisis communications to donor interactions. The PR firm also handles media, community, and influencer relations, using personal networking and connections to help businesses obtain endorsements, partnerships, and sponsorships. Kelley & Associates partners with companies and organizations in a variety of industries, including healthcare, fitness, event planning, home services, and public transportation.

8410 Wolf Lake Dr Ste 104
Bartlett, TN 38133

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Morris Marketing Group

Morris Marketing Group is a local female-owned PR firm that serves the Memphis community. It works with large corporations, government agencies, and small businesses, offering strategic marketing and communications services. Company specialists handle internal communications, community relations, corporate social responsibility, reputation management, media monitoring, and employee engagement projects. Morris Marketing Group also provides creative copy development and print design. The firm handles public relations for a number of industries, including financial, entertainment, distribution, healthcare, and automotive companies. It belongs to the Public Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association.

456 Tennessee St Ste 102
Memphis, TN 38103

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Neely Agency

Neely Agency is a full-service public relations firm that is based in Memphis and has more than two decades of experience. The agency's clients generally consist of government organizations, small businesses, corporations, entertainment companies, and nonprofits. The firm employs a flexible marketing team that creates and distributes press releases for client companies. Neely also operates as a casting and advertising agency. The firm's client list includes the City of Memphis, Brinson Tax Service, and the Withers Collection Museum. Clients represented by the agency have received press coverage on popular television and radio shows.

254 Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

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Obsidian Public Relations

Memphis-based agency Obsidian Public Relations partners with nonprofits and local businesses. The team of 13 media professionals has been working together since 2006, offering daily news monitoring and crisis management. The firm's PR services include community involvement projects, communications planning, media training, issue management, internal communications, and content marketing. It also provides copywriting services for feature-length pieces and annual reports. Additional services include event planning and ambassador training. Obsidian Public Relations was named Small Business of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal. The agency's clients include car companies, restaurants, schools, and hotels.

493 S Main St Ste 101
Memphis, TN 38103

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Running Pony

Running Pony is a Memphis business that has been serving clients for over 21 years. The business provides full-service production and post-production services. Running Pony serves non-profit, corporate, agency, and broadcast clients. Services include media relations and consulting, industrial and corporate videos, social media videos and webcasts, script writing, PSAs and commercials, educational and training videos, sporting event videography, special event videography, sales and marketing presentations, and 2D and 3D animations. Clients appreciate their dependability, talent, honesty, creativity, and responsiveness.

Splash Creative

Splash Creative is a Memphis boutique firm that has been serving clients for over nine years. The business serves community-based organizations and non-profits. Splash Creative provides communications and advertising services and specializes in web development, graphic design, market research, crisis management, and PR. Other services include consulting and research. Multimedia services are photography, broadcast, training videos, and film-making. The firm provides clients with focused attention and clients are in various locations from New York to California. Splash Creative also displays the work of local artists four times per year.

Swoozie Kimmel Public Relations Strategies

Swoozie Kimmel Public Relations Strategies is a Memphis business that has been providing media relations, strategic planning, crisis communications, and content development to clients for over five years. Founder Kimberly Alexander has more than 15 years of experience in communications and has won over 15 PR awards. She has created several campaign and design concepts, written numerous advertorials, press releases, public service announcements, and articles. Swoozie Kimmel Public Relations Strategies researches and analyzes clients’ market and helps develop strategies to reach their goals. Swoozie Kimmel Public Relations Strategies provides free initial consultations. Clients appreciate the quality of their work and their timeliness.

The Carter Malone Group, LLC

The Carter Malone Group LLC develops multi-disciplined public relations strategies for brands and organizations in the Memphis area. The firm offers a range of services, including event planning, media tours, government relations, focus group facilitation, crisis communications, and automated calling. The agency also retains an in-house production team that offers audio and video production and scriptwriting services. Additional PR-related service offerings range from graphic design to instant polling technology. The Carter Malone Group has worked with a diverse assortment of clients, including public schools, churches, nonprofits, healthcare providers, and government agencies.

1509 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

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The Sharen Rooks Agency

The Sharen Rooks Agency is a Memphis business that provides clients around the world with marketing and public relations services. The business’ variety of services includes social media management, web development, production services, bio creation, professional speaking services, event planning, social media training, photography, marketing consultation, promo videos, and marketing training and workshops. The Sharen Rooks Agency also provides coaching and mentoring services and sponsorship opportunities. Sharen was named in Memphis Women Magazine’s 50 Women Who Make A Difference in 2005, she is Jumpstart Your Business Memphis magazine’s marketing coordinator, and she was a chosen participant on Shark Tank. She also does a lot of volunteer work in areas including women’s issues, outreach ministries, and domestic violence. Clients appreciate their customer service, knowledge, reliability, and professionalism.

Memphis, TN 38175

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Trust Marketing

Trust Marketing is a public relations firm in Memphis that has a wealth of experience working with governmental, corporate, and nonprofit entities. Its communications team has more than 20 years of experience handling messaging and creative development. The agency's PR department helps clients execute crisis communications tactics, build grassroots advocacy campaigns with high engagement metrics, and address urban issues, particularly those involving the Hispanic community. Marketing specialists offer digital and radio ads. Some of Trust Marketing's projects include public relations campaigns for The Methodist University Transplant Institute and the Feeding Dreams community awareness project.

44 N 2nd St Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38103

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WestRogers LLC

WestRogers LLC is a Memphis business that has been serving clients for over 29 years. The agency is experienced in different areas including health care, travel and tourism, political, real estate, and events. WestRogers LLC’s services include digital advertising, addressable TV, media planning and buying, traditional media, and research and analysis. The business bought broadcast cable and TV, radio, and all addressable satellite for the Cruz for President campaign.

Memphis, TN 38119

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