Find an Agency

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 a PR agency or independent PR practitioner, 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 Paula MacDonald, APR at [email protected].

Independent Practitioners (1 employee)

Carlin Communications

 

Betty S. Carlin, APR
Principal
Email: [email protected]
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
Principal
Email: [email protected] 
Phone:
 813.419.2494
Website: www.imagesuitepr.com

Image Suite is a creative consultancy based in St. Petersburg, Florida, working with clients nationwide in professional services, hospitality, government and technology industries.

We work side-by-side with you to establish a framework for clearly communicating your business story. As a result, you save time and money when it comes to developing your website, marketing materials and public relations campaigns.

Company lead Paula MacDonald is an Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional who brings a filmmaker’s storytelling mindset to business.

  

KB Communications  

Kasey Brennan 
Principal
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 813.625.0180
Website: http://kbcommunications.co

KB Communications is an independently-owned public relations and online marketing firm that is dedicated to helping organizations communicate clearly and connect with the audiences that matter. Services include media relations, content marketing and copywriting, as well as contract services to support internal PR teams. With more than 10 years of experience in the public relations industry, principal Kasey Brennan has helped clients across a wide spectrum of industries and budgets - from global corporations looking to share their expertise in the national news to local nonprofits hoping to connect with donors and beneficiaries.

 

Varga Public Relations

 

Anne Marie Varga, APR, MHR
President
Email: [email protected]
P
hone: 407.399.3255

Website:
http://annmarievarga.com

Ann Marie Varga, APR, MHR, is a seasoned communication strategist and advisor with experience in all aspects of public relations, media relations, community relations, advertising, marketing and branding. Particular strengths include issues management and crisis communication, the use of social media for targeted outreach and reputation protection, as well as impactful storytelling and publicity placement. Ann Marie’s experience spans a variety of industries, including academia, banking, government, tourism and utilities. Based in St. Petersburg, Varga Public Relations is a virtual agency that taps into specialized talent locally and nationally to achieve each client’s communications goals.

 

Bakewell Public Relations, LLC

Kevin Bakewell, APR
Owner
Email: [email protected]
P
hone: 813.334.2700

Website:
www.bakewellpr.com

Bakewell Public Relations LLC (BPR) is owned by Kevin Bakewell, APR, a seasoned public relations executive with more than four decades of experience in public affairs. Kevin most recently served as SVP and Chief Public Affairs Officer for AAA - The Auto Club Group, the second largest AAA club in North America serving 10 million members in 11 states. BPR's top area of focus is strategic communications, helping organizations achieve their goals through impactful and engaging communications. Kevin's core competencies including writing, editing, public speaking and legislative advocacy. Kevin has been a member of PRSA since 1988, was accredited in 1991, and served as President of the Tampa Bay Chapter in 1997.


Firms with 2-5 employees

STRIDE Media Group             

Danielle Bayard Jackson 
Co-founder
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 813.380.8477
Website: www.stridemediagroup.com

STRIDE is a new PR agency working to get press coverage for minority-owned business, female leaders, and companies that value diversity. With a mission to help underrespresented groups get the shine they deserve, STRIDE aims to diversify the media landscape.

 

 

Grossman
Public Relations

 

Lou Grossman, APR
President
Email: [email protected]
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:
[email protected]
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Madeira Public Relations   
Heather Grzelka, APR
Principal 

Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]

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

ChappellRoberts

 
Christine Turner
Principal
Email: [email protected]
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.

 

Tucker/Hall

 

Bill Carlson
Email: [email protected]

Phone:
 (813) 228-0652 ext. 109
Website: www.tuckerhall.com
 

For more than 25 years, businesses, individuals and organizations of all kinds have turned to Tucker/Hall to help them grow their business, manage a crisis situation, or advance a particular agenda. Tucker/Hall’s clients receive innovative ideas and world class services – all provided by seasoned veterans who can help you hit the target others don’t see.

 

Vistra Communications

 

Brian Butler
President
Email: [email protected]
P
hone:(813) 961-4700

Website:
www.ConsultVistra.com

Vistra Communications 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).