Dec 13, 2016 - Business

Complete list of all 30 PR agencies and communications companies in Charlotte

top pr agencies in charlotte

top pr agencies in charlotte

Looking to hire an PR agency? Interested in a public relations career in Charlotte? Here’s a complete list of Charlotte’s PR agencies and communications companies. This page is constantly updated, so all information is fresh. (Have an update? Let us know or email us [email protected])

Wray Ward | Site

Located at 900 Baxter St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Founded in 1977.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team: 

  • Jennifer Appleby – President, Chief Creative Officer
  • Ken Panther – VP, Director of Business Development
  • Patricia Propst – VP, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Rob Horton – VP, Director of Client Engagement
  • Leslie Gillock – VP, Director of Insights
  • John Roberts – VP, Executive Creative Director
  • John Mader – VP, Director of Connections

3 Notable Accounts: Huber Engineered Woods, Sunbrella Fabrics, VELUX Skylights

# of local Full Time employees: 90

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 7-10

Most recent/popular campaign: Sunbrella – Future of Shade

Current job openings: 7 | see list here

Luquire George Andrews Inc. | Site

Located at 4201 Congress St. Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28209. Founded in 1984.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team: 

  • Steve Luquire – CEO, Founder
  • Peggy Brookhouse – President, Partner
  • Steve Dunkley – Chief Creative Officer, Partner
  • Brooks Luquire – SVP, Director of Client Services
  • Judi Wax – SVP, Director of Public Relations

3 Notable Accounts: Snyder’s-Lance, Bojangles’, 2017 PGA Championship

# of local Full Time employees: 52

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 5-6

Most recent/popular campaign: Influencer campaign for Lance Crackers around National Sandwich Day

Current job openings: 1 + internship | see list here

Eric Mower & Associates | Site

Located at 1001 Morehead Square Drive, 5th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2004.

Additional locations: 9 locations with a lot of their senior staff here in Charlotte.

Executive Team: 

  • Cray Cyphers – Partner, Strategy & Account Management
  • Matt Ferguson – Managing Partner
  • Gene Hallacy – Partner, Media Director
  • Rick Lyke – Senior Partner, PR & Social Media
  • Erin Naismith – Partner, Digital Strategy Director
  • Patrick Short – Partner, Creative Director

3 Notable Accounts: Domtar Paper, Nucor Steel, Daimler Trucks North America

# of local Full Time employees: 38

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 4-6

Most recent/popular campaign: “Paper Because” for Dotmar

Current job openings: 0 | see list here

Red Moon Marketing | Site

Located at 4100 Coca Cola Plaza, Suite 215 Charlotte, NC 28211. Founded in 2002.

Additional locations: 2 locations with Charlotte as their headquarters.

Executive Team: 

  • Jim Bailey – President, CEO
  • Eddie Burklin – CFO
  • Jimmy Harte – EVP
  • Tyler Sigmon – SVP
  • Shyloe Luehrs – SVP

3 Notable Accounts: Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Harris Teeter

# of local Full Time employees: 38

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 8

Most recent/popular campaign: The Jack Daniel’s Experience

Current job openings: 1 | see list here

Taylor | Site

Located at 10150 Mallard Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28262. Founded in 1984.

Additional locations: 4 locations with New York City as their headquarters.

Executive Team: 

  • Ryan Mucatel – Managing Partner
  • Maeve Hagen – Senior VP
  • Nicole Anastasi – Senior VP

3 Notable Accounts: Diageo, Allstate, Capital One

# of local Full Time employees: 35

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: “Tortoise” commercial for Guinness

Command Partners | Site

Located at 520 Elliot Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Founded in 2010.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Roy Morejon – Founder and President
  • Joe Recomendes – Chief Operating Officer
  • Vincent Ammirato – Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Jessica Chesney – Director of Communications
  • Rich Tucker – Director of Paid Media

3 Notable Accounts: Bunch O Balloons, Polygons, HEXO+

# of local Full Time employees: 26

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 10-12

Most recent/popular campaign: Kickstarter campaign for Bunch O Balloons

Current job openings: 9 | see list here

Phase 3 Marketing and Communications | Site

Located at 1435 West Morehead St., Suite 200. Founded in 2009.

Additional locations: 5 locations with their headquarters in Atlanta, GA

Executive Team:

  • Ken Holsclaw, President
  • Jim Cannata, Senior Vice President, Charlotte & Nashville
  • Mary Reynolds, Vice President Public Relations

3 Notable Accounts: Bosch Rexroth, Midwood Smokehouse, The Indigo Road

# of local Full Time employees: 12

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1-2

Most recent/popular campaign: Grand Opening of Babalu Charlotte

Current job openings: 0 | see list here

FleishmanHillard Charlotte | Site

Located at 1435 W. Morehead Street, Suite 190, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2003.

Additional locations: 80 locations around the world with St. Louis as the headquarters.

Executive Team:

  • Matt See – Senior Vice-President
  • Andrea Moody – Sr. Partner, Senior Vice President & General Manager

# of local Full Time employees: 11

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Current job openings: 0 | see list here

Spark Strategic Ideas | Site

Located at 6230 Fairview Rd, Suite 430, Charlotte, NC 28210. Founded in 2008.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Anne Marie Holder – CEO
  • Stacey Pullen – Operations
  • Pollyanna Falk – Client Service
  • Robin Foster – Strategy/New Business

3 Notable Accounts: Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids, The Cellar at Duckworths, Unknown Brewing Company

# of local Full Time employees: 9

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2-4

Most recent/popular campaign: The grand opening of SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, the 100th global attraction for Merlin Entertainments.

Current job openings: 1 + internship | see list here

Yellow Duck Marketing | Site

Located at 1930 Abbott Street, Suite 403, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2011.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Julianne McCollum – Principal
  • Angela Vogel Daley – Director of Strategy
  • Will Boye – Senior Public Relations Executive

3 Notable Accounts: TreesCharlotte, Waverly, SportPort Active

# of local Full Time employees: 8

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2

Most recent/popular campaign: Brooklyn Village

Current job openings: N/A | see list here

Kelso Communications | Site

Located at 809 W Hill Street, Suite D, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Marty Kelso, Creative Director and Partner
  • Marcie Kelso, Partner
  • Dee Grano, VP Public Relations
  • Karen Barrett, Strategy and Account Management

3 Notable Accounts: Pediatric Surgical Associates, Project LIFT, WFAE

# of local Full Time employees: 6

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2+

Most recent/popular campaign: Year of the Woman – Mint’s 80th Anniversary

Chernoff Newman (previously Carolina PR) | Site

Located 5970 Fairview Road.

Additional locations: 4 locations with Columbia, SC as headquarters

Executive Team:

  • Louise Dixon, President, Public Relations
  • Adam Bernstein, Sr. Vice President

3 Notable Accounts: Colonial Pipeline, CDM Smith/Charlotte Water, Walmart

# of local Full Time employees: 5

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: The winning $218 million bond referendum for Charlotte that will fund transportation, housing and neighborhood capital improvements.

Current job openings: N/A | e-mail directly

Breaking Limits | Site

Located at 2137 South Blvd., Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2007

Executive Team:

  • Bobby Labonte – President & Founder
  • Kristin Labonte – Chief Strategy Officer
  • Ken Cohn – Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
  • Mark Hughes – Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeff Dennison – VP, Communications

3 Notable Accounts: Smithfield Foods, Richard Petty Motorsports, Sponsorship Science

# of local Full Time employees: 11

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1

Most popular campaign: The Eckrich national campaign to honor, thank and support military families.

M2 Public Relations | Site

Located at 1000 West Morehead Street, Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: 2 locations with Atlanta, GA as headquarters

Executive Team:

  • Marsha Middleton, Founder
  • Laura Houston, Account Coordinator
  • Jillian Fay, Account Coordinator

3 Notable Accounts: Moffett Restaurant Group, The Fig Tree Restaurant, Reid’s Fine Foods

# of local Full Time employees: 5

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2

Most recent/popular campaign: Social media campaign, #CharlotteCooksToo to seek greater attention and awareness of Charlotte’s growing culinary scene.

Current job openings: 17 | see list here

Black Wednesday Social Co | Site

Executive Team:

Corri Smith, Founder

3 Notable Accounts: Fran’s Filling Station, Brixx Restaurant, Share Charlotte

# of local Full Time employees: 4

Most recent/popular campaign: #BestSocialCLT

Pivot PR | Site

Located at 115 E Park Ave, Unit 310, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2013.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Drew Porcello, President
  • Trisha McGuire, Vice President

3 Notable Accounts: Dunkin’ Donuts, AvidXchange, MillBridge

# of local Full Time employees: 3

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: Dunkin’ Donuts 50th Charlotte area restaurant opening.

DFPR | Site

Located at 15720 John J Delaney Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210. Founded in 2006.

Additional locations: 4 locations with Charlotte, NC as headquarters

Executive Team:

  • Derek Farley, President
  • Tom Beyer, Executive Vice President
  • Linsey Beford, Senior Strategist

3 Notable Accounts: UFC GYM, Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co, Hickory Tavern

# of local Full Time employees: 3

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2

Most recent/popular campaign: Safe Step Cares for Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co.

Rachel Sutherland Communications | Site

Located at 2525 Distribution Drive; Charlotte, NC 2803

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

Rachel Sutherland, founder

2 Notable Accounts: Cupcrazed and Iva Jean’s Fudge

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires over the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: Birdsong five-year anniversary

PAC Public Relations | Site

Located at 2301 W. Morehead St Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2013.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Peter Carey, Creative Director
  • Joshua Anglero, Techincal Director

3 Notable Accounts: Porsche Design CLT, LangTree Lake Norman, Label Charlotte

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 3-5

Most recent/popular campaign: FASHION D’LUX, a Luxury Charity fashion show.

#thesavageway | Site

Located at 2425 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Torrie Savage, Founder
  • Paula Bartlett, Partner

3 Notable Accounts: OrthoCarolina, NC DOT, Novant Health

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2-5, plus 2 internships per quarter

Most recent/popular campaign: Clean Graffiti partnership with OrthoCarolina for #TheFreeWorkout

Hensley Fontana | Site

Located at 9324 Percy Court, Charlotte, NC 28277. Founded in 1985.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Jill Hensley, Partner
  • Bruce Hensley, Partner

3 Notable Accounts: Autobell® Car Wash, Inc, Howco Inc., Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week®

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: The Autobell® Creek Challenge in select Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Social Ape Marketing | Site

Located at 809 W Hill St, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • April Smith, Founder & President

3 Notable Accounts: Kimbrell’s Furniture, Pearl Dentistry, Rich and Bennett

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1-2

Most recent/popular campaign: Rich and Bennett Halloween Pub Crawl

Current job openings: 1 | see list here

Branstorm PR | Site

Located at 112 S. Tryon St., Suite 1400, Charlotte, NC 28202. Founded in 2006.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Colleen Brannan, President & Founder

3 Notable Accounts: The Charlotte Regional Partnership, Northeastern University Charlotte, Levine Properties

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1

Most recent/popular campaign: Corkbuzz in SouthPark

Rowan Communications | Site

Located at 9439 Tresanton Drive Charlotte 28210. Founded in 2010.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Kathy Rowan, APR – Founder

3 Notable Accounts: Aldersgate Senior Living Community, Charlotte Radiology, Opera Carolina

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: Video campaign for the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association to educate millennials about owning a home.

Crown Communications | Site

Located at 2125 Southend Drive, Suite 252, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 1993.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Kathryn Blanchard – President

3 Notable Accounts: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Andrew Roby, Del Frisco’s

Current job openings: internship | see list here

Eaddy Perry & Associates, Inc. | Site

Founded in 2005.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Tonita Perry, APR – Principal/PR Strategist

# of local Full Time employees: less than 10

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: A7 i-RMR™ for Angel 7 Industries, LLC

Chunky Sheep Advertising | Site

Located at 9315 Hanlin Ct, Charlotte, 28277. Founded in 2016.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

Lori Eskridge – Founder

3 Notable Accounts: Famous Toastery, Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers, The Charlotte HomeBuilders Association

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1 (looking for a Partner)

Most recent/popular campaign: Holiday Campaign for Skatell’s 

512 Public Relations Agency | Site

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Stacy Sneed – Founder

2 Notable Accounts: Carolina Cleaners, author Howell Woltz of Justice Restored

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: Watch Your Pockets — How to Get The Most Out of Your Money for Carolina Cleaners

Gwen Poth Communications | Site

Located at 2408 Cumberland Ave Charlotte, NC 28203.

Executive Team: Gwen Poth – Owner

By George Communications | Site

Located at 3314 Cambria Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. Founded in April 2016.

Executive Team: Amy George – Owner

Lawrimore Communications | Site

Executive Team: Buck Lawrimore – President

Red Rover Communications | Site

Founded in 2005.

Gracie PR & Marketing | Site

Founded in 2019.

Executive Team: Beth Booker – Owner

3 Notable Accounts: Girl Tribe, Sweet Lew’s, Hilliard Studio Method

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