AR|PR, the Atlanta-based public relations company that targets the tech startup community, expanded to New Orleans last fall after noting the city as an emerging tech hub.
In October, the firm announced the addition of 13 new technology accounts to its roster in just the last six months, meaning the company has grown its client base by 700%. AR|PR is now ending 2014 with multiple industry and leadership awards, including five awards for client results, two for executive leadership, and received designation as national Small Agency of Year.
The company, which was founded just two years ago, considers this a remarkable feat. Read more about AR|PR’s 2014 awards below:
Small Agency of the Year
PR industry organization, Bulldog Reporter’s Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies were judged exclusively by a team of working journalists, who assessed agencies on the basis of industry leadership, business acumen, creativity, command of media and technology, and credit to PR and corporate communications. In the field of public relations – there’s no greater honor than being recognized for quality work by journalists themselves.
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), New Orleans Chapter – Fleurish Award of Excellence
Each year, PRSA’s New Orleans Chapter celebrates the city’s best PR work from the previous year. AR|PR was recognized with an Award of Excellence for our client results on behalf of Cellcontrol at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
PRSA, Georgia Chapter – Phoenix Awards of Excellence
PRSA’s Georgia Chapter is the second largest in the country, and each year honors the state’s biggest brands, agencies and practitioners at its Phoenix Awards. AR|PR brought home two Awards of Excellence for our client results at the 2014 CES, as well as our integrated communications program on behalf of client ShopVisible.
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) – Marketing Awards Finalist
TAG’s annual Marketing Awards is the premier event for Atlanta’s tech marketing community with awards bestowed to the top technology marketers. AR|PR was a B2B Marketing Innovation finalist, recognized for our agency growth, client results and company culture.
Atlanta Marketing Association (AMA) – AMY Award Finalist
The annual AMA AMY Awards honor marketers that have taken ordinary ideas, situations, and products and made them extraordinary. AR|PR was recognized for our integrated marketing campaign on behalf of Competitive Sports Analysis’ fantasy sports brand, scoutPRO®, and was the only tech PR firm to achieve finalist standing.
Silicon Bayou News – Silicon Bayou 100 winner
The fourth annual list honors the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship throughout Louisiana. AR|PR’s vice president, Blair Broussard, was recognized for her contribution to the South Louisiana tech community through her ongoing support, participation and in-kind sponsorships of the many technology events, conferences and innovative companies throughout the region.
New Orleans Millennial Awards – Business Finalist
The annual Millennial awards honor dynamic young professionals in the Greater New Orleans area who contribute to the community through public service, make significant strides in business sectors, and serve as cultural ambassador. AR|PR’s Blair Broussard was a finalist in the business category, recognized for bringing AR|PR’s innovative agency culture to the city, and for the ongoing support of the growing New Orleans technology community and its impact on the city’s economic development.