The fast-growing Atlanta-based tech public relations firm ARPR has announced a West Coast expansion. They are opening an office in San Francisco’s WeWork Embarcadero, the firm’s third location.
Thirty five percent of the ARPR’s clients are on the West Coast so the new location made sense for the company.
“What began five years ago as an East Coast tech PR agency has rapidly expanded beyond any geographic barriers to work with great tech companies and entrepreneurs wherever they may be,” said Anna Ruth Williams, ARPR founder & CEO, who will oversee the San Francisco office and its growth strategy. “We’ve been steadily building relationships and revenue in the Bay Area, making this expansion excitingly inevitable.”
New hire and senior communications strategist Colin Crook will be the first team member in the Bay Area. Before joining ARPR he was the head of corporate communications at MindTouch and a founding partner at a startup public relations agency.
“I’m excited by the opportunity to lend ARPR my experiences scaling a PR agency and to help in the support of its existing Bay Area clients,” said Crook. “The team is tremendously hungry to reshape how tech PR agencies are perceived, and it is doing so by delivering services and consultation that bridge the marketing communications and public relations disciplines like never before.”
ARPR also has an office in New Orleans based out of the city’s oldest coworking space Launch Pad, which relocated to a newly renovated space downtown earlier this year. The New Orleans office opened in late 2013.