Hope-Beckham Overview

Number of Employees
Under 49
Minimal Budget
$1,000 - $10,000
Average Hourly Rate
Year Founded
Atlanta-based Hope-Beckham Inc., informally known as HBI, is an independent, bilingual public relations firm. HBI is an agency driven by a culture of insights, ideas and relationships. We help brands tell their stories on local, regional and national levels and make meaningful connections with diverse audiences. With deep breadth of experience across a multitude of industries, HBI knows the ins and outs of compelling storytelling and what drives coverage and engagement. We have produced award winning PR programs in categories including Food & Beverage, Sports & Entertainment, Professional Services, Environmental, Beauty & Fashion, Healthcare, Financial, and Technology, to name a few.

Throughout its 25+ year history, HBI has also planned and executed numerous events ranging in size from large to small. Client events include Coca Cola during the ’96 and '02 Olympic Games, Google, Rotary Club of Atlanta, Norfolk Southern, Total Wine & More, Christian City Community Champion Awards, MAP International, Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Chick-fil-A, Blackhall Studios, and more. 

Our relationships with the media are not only meaningful, but influential. Furthermore, our staff is diverse in age and experience, allowing clients the ability to choose from a broad scope of skill sets and a wide knowledge base that covers time-proven strategies, the latest in communication technology, and everything in between. 

HBI was established in 1994 by communications veterans Bob Hope and Paul Beckham. In 2021, HBI entered into a merger with GPR Global, the South’s most prominent Hispanic public relations firm, adding Gina Espinosa-Meltzer as partner and former Atlanta Business Chronicle Executive Editor Mark Meltzer as Executive Vice President. The new partnership enhances HBI’s reputation as one of the nation’s top independent PR firms, and provides clients with creative ideas and successful results.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 120, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, United States

Hope-Beckham Team Bios

  • President & Co-Founder
    Bob Hope
    President & Co-Founder
    Bob is a PR veteran who worked with the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, The Coca-Cola Company and Burson-Marsteller. Bob is a member of Rotary Club of Atlanta and formed HAVE Foundation which helps fund schools in rural Honduras. He received numerous community honors and is an author.
  • Partner
    Gina Espinosa-Meltzer
    Gina is a communications strategist and PR veteran within the Hispanic and mainstream markets. She started in TV as a producer and director before shifting to PR and founding GPR Global. She merged her company with Hope-Beckham in 2021. From Mexico, Gina has received numerous awards.
  • Executive Vice President
    Mark Meltzer
    Executive Vice President
    Mark is a respected and influential business journalist in Atlanta. He was Executive Editor of the Atlanta Business Chronicle for more than 20 years. He helped shape the editorial content for one of the nation’s largest business journals. He co-authored 10 books with consumer advocate Clark Howard.
  • Senior Vice President
    Allison Ritter
    Senior Vice President
    Allison brings 25 years of PR, marketing and event planning experience to clients in the retail, sports, entertainment and non-profit industries. She has worked on events for Google, The Coca-Cola Company, Belk, Chick-fil-A and The TOUR Championship. She has received several awards for client work.

Hope-Beckham Clients

  • Spaceport Camden
  • Vivo
  • Google
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Rotary Club of Atlanta
  • Blackhall Studios