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The PRSA Tampa Bay Chapter has more than 200 members, and many own and manage independent public relations and communications service firms. This an advantage for businesses in the Bay area looking for help with PR or anything related – including media relations, copywriting, strategic communications or publicity.

The following collection is a list of participating firms and freelance consultants, listed by firm size (number of employees.) To Find an Agency, please click on a category below. PRSA Tampa Bay provides this directory as a service and assumes no warranties or endorsements connected with any information contained herein. 

Independent Practitioners (1 employee)

Firms with 2-5 employees

Firms with 6-10 employees

Firms with 10 or more employees

Interested in getting involved with the Agency Leaders Committee or being listed below? Contact committee co-chair Missy MacFarlane, APR at missy@b2communications.com.

Independent Practitioners (1 employee)

Carlin Communications

 

Betty S. Carlin, APR
Principal
Email: betty.carlin@outlook.com
P
hone: 813.727.8782

Website:
www.carlincommunications.com

Principal Betty S. Carlin is an accomplished public relations and communications professional with over 25 years of experience in strategic communications, media relations and marketing management in corporate, agency and nonprofit organizations.  Throughout her career, Ms. Carlin has excelled in building successful collaborative teams across multiple organizations to accomplish larger organizational or community goals.

Specific areas of expertise include: corporate communications, media relations, crisis communications, public affairs, reputation management, web development, social media, B2B marketing, brand management, integrated marketing, community relations and event management.

 

Image Suite PR | Marketing | Media

 

Paula MacDonald, APR
President
Email: paula.macdonald@imagesuitepr.com
Phone:
 813.419.2494
Website: www.imagesuitepr.com

We offer full suite of public relations and marketing services under one roof! Image Suite is a boutique communications agency that specializes in building strategic communications plans for clients in hospitality, finance and professional services industries. From communications planning and media relations to social media strategy and full-scale video production, Image Suite has a full arsenal of communications tools to set you apart from your competition, on time and within budget. Our passion is in working closely with you as a trusted member of your team, getting to know your business and your customers, to craft a communications plan that fits your needs and gets your business noticed
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King Knight Communications, Inc.  

Helen King Knight, APR
President
Email: helen@kingknight.com
Phone: 813.690.4787
Website: www.kingknight.com

King Knight Communications focuses on building awareness of companies and their products and services through media relations, arranging speaking engagements and consulting on marketing communications.  Our services are results-driven, cost effective and characterized by a high degree of personalized service.  King Knight Communications has experience in a number of industries, including workers’ compensation, medical cost management, health care, hospitality, real estate, technology, and professional services.  Based in Tampa, Florida, the firm serves clients throughout the United States.

 

Lime Communications

 

Suzanne Dameron, APR, CPRC
Principal
Email: suzanne@thinklime.biz
P
hone:(941) 894-0922

Website:
www.thinklime.biz

Lime Communications is a full-service agency, providing Communications Consulting, Strategic Planning and Marketing Management to nonprofit/public sector clients. Established in 2005, Lime is a Florida-based agency with MBE status. Principal Suzanne Dameron is an accredited PR professional, honored by clients and colleagues for her “...demonstrating the highest standards in the practice of public relations.”.

 

Firms with 2-5 employees

Carlson Studio Marketing, Inc.

Grace A. Carlson, APR, LEED Green Associate
President
Email:
grace@CarlsonEcoMarketing.com

Phone: 941.362.3011
Website: www.CarlsonEcoMarketing.com

Carlson Studio Marketing creates targeted PR and marketing solutions applying a triple bottom line approach (people, profit and planet). Integrated tactics and services the firm provides include strategic marketing plan development & management, key messaging, public engagement/information, media relations and social marketing. Established in 2005, CSM is a Florida-based corporation with MBE and DBE status located in a LEED-CI Silver certified headquarters in downtown Sarasota. President Grace Carlson is an accredited PR professional with PRSA and accredited with the USGBC as a LEED Green Associate. CSM serves corporate, non-profit and public sector clients.

 

 

Grossman
Public Relations

 

Lou Grossman, APR
President
Email: lou@grossmanpr.net
Phone:
215.630.6964
Website: www.GrossmanPR.net

Grossman Public Relations provides top-notch, competitively priced senior-level public relations counsel to corporations, professional service firms, companies and non-profit organizations. The firm specializes in strategic communications, crisis communications, media relations and media training. Firm president Lou Grossman, APR is a public relations veteran with more than 30 years experience.

 

JoTo PR  

Karla Jo Helms
Founder and CEO
Email:
kj@jotopr.com
Phone: 800.516.7713

Website: www.jotopr.com

The JoTo PR Agency is a national public relations firm, headquartered in the Tampa Bay area that provides Business PR services to local and national organizations in to get them well-known and well-thought of.

 

Judge Public Relations  

James P. Judge
President
Email:
jpjudge@judgepr.com
Phone: 813.279.8335

Website: www.judgepr.com

Judge Public Relations is a full-service public relations, marketing and creative services firm headquartered in Tampa. We specialize in media relations, crisis communications, product and brand launches, search engine marketing, social media management, photography, graphic design and video production. We are a one-stop-shop for any organization’s PR and marketing needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Madeira Public Relations   
Heather Grzelka, APR
Principal 

Email: heather@madeirapr.com
Phone: 800.516.7713

Website: www.madeirapr.com

Madeira Public Relations offers a diverse mix of outcome focused communications, social media and content development services along with a rich history of serving both the nonprofit sector and corporate institutions.

With its roots steeped in developing communication strategies that affect change on Capitol Hill, improve public health and safeguard the environment, the firm enjoys a reputation of professional excellence and social responsibility.

 

True Blue Communications  

Noelle Anderson, APR
Email: noelle@truebluecommunications.com
Phone: 727.726.3000
Website:
www.truebluecommunications.com

Businesses that want to connect with those who matter, better tell their stories and motivate people to act can rely on True Blue Communications to bring their PR and marketing to the next level. We approach everything we do with an intense focus on strategy and achieving results that support our clients' business goals. Our services include: strategic communications planning, copywriting, media relations, internal communications, event planning and promotion, online marketing and collateral material development. We work with a variety of clients, but our specialties include healthcare, commercial real estate, insurance and finance, and nonprofit public relations and marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Firms with 6-10 employees 

B2 Communications

 

Missy MacFarlane, APR
Principal
Email: missy@b2communications.com
Phone: 727.895.5030 x103
Website: www.b2communications.com

B2 Communications helps clients communicate with those important to their organizations. We create and execute professional communications programs that are anchored in thorough, deliberate strategy and helpful, high-quality content. Each communications plan is tailored to the client’s goals, and may include such services as media relations, marketing consulting, content development, community/industry/government relations, social media, and message coaching. B2 also assists organizations with crisis communications plans and response. With experience on the front lines of national-level crises, B2’s principals have the experience and knowledge to respond – and to prepare anticipatory plans that can help your organization quickly and appropriately respond.

 

Blue Water Communications

 

Lynnette J. Werning, APR
President
Email: lynnette@bluewatercommunications.biz
Phone: 800.975.3212

Website: www.bluewatercommunications.biz

Where Great Ideas Run Deep - That’s more than just a saying.  For us, it’s a mindset – and has been since we opened our doors in 2006.  We believe that it’s the great ideas that begin the dialogue, which in turn grows into long-standing, rewarding partnerships and relationships.  There are no entry-level people on the Blue Water team; each of us brings more than 10 years of experience.  Museums make up 2/3 of our business including: Toledo Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Columbus Museum of Art.

 

Conversa

 

Jennifer Dunn
Director of Public Relations
Email: jennifer@conversaco.com
Phone: (813) 579-2157

Website: www.conversaco.com

At Conversa, we practice a research-based approach to integrated communication, advocacy, multicultural marketing, and design. We’ve helped Fortune 500 clients, national non-profits, and small businesses define messages, protect interests, influence opinion leaders, and create the conditions necessary for social change. Our services are priced affordably because the work is often its own kind of reward, and our minority-owned certified status makes partnership an attractive option. We strive to provide unmatched service to our clients; in fact, our partners work every account delivering the expertise and access expected. Our brand promise is uncomplicated, but effective – build relationships, execute tailored tactics, and deliver results.

 

Environmental PR Group

 

Honey Rand, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Email: honey@eprgroup.com

Phone:
 813.948.6400
Website: www.eprgroup.com
 

We work for people we like and causes we believe in. We're the environmental specialists. No one has to explain the factors or air or water quality, the siting of a landfill, the value of reclaimed water or smart planning before we apply excellent communication skills to the communication challenge at hand. We understand regulation, we understand outreach, we understand how an issue can spin out of control and how to bring it back into perspective. We're a full service agency including public relations, marketing and advertising.

 


Firms with 10 or more employees

 
 

Axia Public Relations

 

Jason Mudd, APR
CEO

Email: axiapr.com/contact-us
Phone: 813.464.2293 and 888.PR.FIRM.8
Website: http://www.axiapr.com/

Founded in 2002, Axia Public Relations is a public relations firms, specializing in national PR campaigns. Axia Public Relations builds strong brands and great reputations for growing medium and large corporations. We're pleased to work with Adecco Group, Brightway Insurance, Dave & Buster's, It Works!, Modis, Miller Lite, Southern Comfort, Synovus, Verizon and companies like yours. Axia specializes in media relations, social media, reputation management, crisis communications, executive media training, thought leadership, strategic and corporate communications, speaking engagements and award recognition.

 

ChappellRoberts

 
Christine Turner
Principal
Email: cturner@chappellroberts.com
Phone: 813.281.0088
Website: www.chappellroberts.com

For more than three decades, ChappellRoberts has helped clients create positive change that drives their businesses forward. ChappellRoberts is a true hybrid in the communications business. We put seasoned marketing, advertising and accredited public relations experts at the same table, working together to find the best solutions for our clients’ marketing objectives. This approach allows us to create targeted campaigns that are implemented across multiple mediums, transcending various business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries.

 

Vistra Communications

 

Brian Butler
President
Email: Brian@ConsultVistra.com
P
hone:(813) 961-4700

Website:
www.ConsultVistra.com

Vistra Communicaitons is a full service Communications Strategy | Professional Solutions agency providing Public Relations, Marketing and Management Consulting Solutions to corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. We focus on brand and reputation management, media relations, crisis communications, executive media training and all aspects of strategic and corporate communications. Vistra Communications is SBA 8(a), FDOT-DBE certified, Florida MBE registered and a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).