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Discover the leading PR firms in Austin ranked by industry experts in our comprehensive table. These specialists help organizations across industries spread key messages through a variety of communication mediums, driving higher engagement and generating brand loyalty. Compare the top results by rates, portfolio, team size, client reviews and more to select the best agency for your business needs.

Best Austin Public Relations Company Rankings

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Rankings updated: June 22, 2024
  • LinkGraph

    Grow your Revenue through Transparent & Results-Driven SEO
    Award winning services and cutting-edge software to grow your traffic.LinkGraph - an award winning digital agency crafts marketing solutions for a digital world with our powerful SEO software and  [... view the full profile of LinkGraph]
    Austin, Texas
    50 - 99 Inquire Inquire
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  • Practice Cafe

    Smart, Effective Dental Marketing with Flavor
    Experience affordable and personalized dental marketing with Practice Cafe. Our full-service website and digital marketing department is all in-house, ensuring top-notch quality and integrity.  [... view the full profile of Practice Cafe]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
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  • EK PUBLIC RELATIONS DELIVERS HIGH OUTPUT EDITORIAL SERVICES AND PR
    We’re born communicators with over 75 years of combined expertise in written and oral storytelling – trailblazing paths at home in the USA, abroad in Japan, and throughout the EU. Our clients are  [... view the full profile of EK Public Relations]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
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  • End-to-End Marketing Solutions for Growing Organizations
    Catalyst is an integrated marketing agency purpose-built to help growing organization bridge the marketing gap.  [... view the full profile of Catalyst Marketing Agency]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $75/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • The PR Boutique

    PR and communication services by experts!
    The PR Boutique is your go-to creative team for effective PR solutions. This boutique OR agency offers various services, including media relations, event marketing, community involvement, influencer  [... view the full profile of The PR Boutique]
    Austin, Texas
    50 - 99 $100/hr Inquire
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  • ECPR Texas

    Experts in handling projects at all levels!
    ECPR Texas, an award-winning public relations firm based in Austin, is among the largest in Texas and is renowned for its impactful projects.  [... view the full profile of ECPR Texas]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
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  • Brandinc PR

    Reclaim Your Narrative
    Brandinc PR is the boutique public relations agency for entertainment, lifestyle and beauty brands committed to cohesive strategic communications and redefining how brands reclaim their narratives.  [... view the full profile of Brandinc PR]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $250/hr Inquire
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  • Driving Success in the Automotive Industry
    The Automotive Advertising Agency: Driving Automotive Success. As a multi-cultural, full-service creative advertising agency specializing in the automotive industry, The Automotive Advertising Agency  [... view the full profile of The Automotive Advertising Agency]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $150/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • We care about your business!
    R Public Relations is committed to delivering exceptional services to elevate your business. With a focus on Relevance, Reliability, and Respect, our mission is to offer you the best in various areas  [... view the full profile of R Public Relations]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $125/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • The Mach 1 Group

    We are the Best at crisis management!
    The Mach 1 Group is a well-regarded Austin-based public relations firm, nationally recognized and honored with awards. As a certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), it is 100%  [... view the full profile of The Mach 1 Group]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
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  • GoInspo

    Staffing & Production Reimagined.
    At GoInspo, we hold a strong belief in the transformative power of inspiration, capable of astonishing, motivating, and engaging audiences. Our core mission revolves around equipping our clients with  [... view the full profile of GoInspo]
    Austin, Texas
    1000 & Up $150/hr Inquire
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  • MedVoicePR

    We are a full service communications company providing PR services to the medical and healthcare
    MedVoice is a full service communications company providing public relations and marketing services to medical and healthcare brands.  [... view the full profile of MedVoicePR]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
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  • Pressiqa

    Feature Your Success
    Pressiqa serves as the pivotal link between your brand and top-tier publications, effectively showcasing your unique story to a wider audience. With our expertise in media relations, we ensure your  [... view the full profile of Pressiqa]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Status Labs

    Before co-founding Status Labs, our CEO Darius Fisher worked in the political consulting field in San Francisco, where his knack for PR quickly connected him with two of the top crisis communication  [... view the full profile of Status Labs]
    Austin, Texas
    50 - 99 $150/hr $10,000 - $25,000
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  • NP Strategy

    Tailored strategies for your business
    NP Strategy offers various strategic services designed to address multiple aspects of communication, public relations, and crisis management.  [... view the full profile of NP Strategy]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
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  • Juice Consulting

    Adding Vitality to your Campaign
    At Juice Consulting, we add vitality to every single campaign we take on. AKA, we bring the JUICE! We strive to be one of the hardest working PR and marketing agencies in Austin, Texas and have a  [... view the full profile of Juice Consulting]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire Inquire
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  • Webegin

    Dare to begin
    Webegin is a digital solutions company based in the United States and serving the world. We are the beginning of the growth of small business success in the digital age. We turn dreams and ideas into  [... view the full profile of Webegin]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire Under $1,000
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  • Revolutionizing Legal PR with News-Driven Strategies
    Born from CEO Jeff Crilley's newsroom insights, Real News PR pioneers in molding publicity tailored for law firms. By blending journalistic know-how with legal insight, our Dallas-based team crafts  [... view the full profile of Real News Public Relations]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $100/hr Inquire
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  • Innovative communications solutions for dynamic B2B tech
    Red Fan is a revolutionary agency that elevates the traditional communications strategies of B2B tech brands. We are on the cutting edge, developing creative ideas and innovative methods to build  [... view the full profile of Red Fan Communications]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire $50,000 & Up
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  • 10Fold

    Dedicated to the Success of B2B Tech Brands
    Founded in 1995, 10Fold is offering solutions to B2B tech companies in the areas of networking, IT security, cloud storage, Big Data, enterprise software, AppDev solutions, wireless, and telecom  [... view the full profile of 10Fold]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire $50,000 & Up
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  • Idea Peddler

    Taking You Beyond The Ordinary
    Idea Peddler believes that true progress and success come from authentic approaches to thinking, living, and doing. Join us as we make great work with passion. Feel free to explore our world—you  [... view the full profile of Idea Peddler]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $199/hr $25,000 - $50,000
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  • SENSIS

    Cultural connections that convert.
    As an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency, Sensis connects brands with people through meaningful marketing strategies that build sustainable demand. Our cross-cultural model combines expertise  [... view the full profile of SENSIS]
    Austin, Texas
    100 - 249 $199/hr $50,000 & Up
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  • APPSPIRE.me

    Assured Success in Mobile App Marketing
    APPSPIRE.me is a company that provides app marketing services to help businesses grow and succeed. We are committed to transparency and ensuring that our clients are always informed about their  [... view the full profile of APPSPIRE.me]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $49/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Wild Idea

    Purposeful SEO Content for Limitless Brands
    We help bold companies generate visibility, leads and sales using content marketing, SEO, and digital PR strategies that work. From SEO content audits, strategy and planning to ideation, creation and  [... view the full profile of Wild Idea]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $100/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Rank Higher In Searches & Scale Your Business.
    Providing cutting-edge digital marketing services that can benefit your business in practical ways. Our staff is dedicated to delivering high-quality services that go above and beyond expectations  [... view the full profile of The Dallas SEO Company Inc.]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $15/hr Under $1,000
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  • Snackbox

    We live by a simple PR philosophy: Everybody at this table eats.
    Snackbox is a creative PR laboratory that combines design thinking and the art of storytelling to deliver spectacular results for our clients. Our areas of expertise include media relations, crisis  [... view the full profile of Snackbox]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $20/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • Swyft

    Speed Up Your Growth
    Swyft is more than your average marketing and PR agency. We provide B2B tech clients with the experience of industry veterans to help them reach new heights in their brand goals. Our extensive  [... view the full profile of Swyft]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire $1,000 - $10,000
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  • We're a full-service marketing and events agency based in Austin, Texas. But we're mostly a set of turnkey team members our clients can't live without. Specializing in full-service public relations  [... view the full profile of Bounce Marketing & Events]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $125/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • DISRUPT PR

    Amplify Your Brand's Impact.
    DISRUPT PR is an award-winning public relations agency based in Austin, TX. The agency produces strategic media campaigns that create a significant impact for brands. DISRUPT PR elevates brands and  [... view the full profile of DISRUPT PR]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 Inquire $10,000 - $25,000
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  • Twelvenets

    Impactful PR Strategies. Global Change.
    Twelvenets specializes in crafting impactful public relations campaigns that drive positive change on a global scale. Through strategic storytelling and progressive strategies, the agency secures  [... view the full profile of Twelvenets]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $149/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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  • DigitalMust

    Empowering Your Digital Success
    DigitalMust is a transformative digital and performance marketing agency elevating startups into leading businesses. With a personalized and targeted approach to digital marketing, the agency enhances  [... view the full profile of DigitalMust]
    Austin, Texas
    Under 49 $99/hr $1,000 - $10,000
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What Makes Austin PR Firms Unique?

Austin has been deemed one of the best US cities to live in. Why?

It has an affordable cost of living, steady job market and boasts an excellent business environment.

Moreover, it has many noteworthy educational institutions, including the prestigious University of Texas at Austin.

These are core reasons why people decide to move to Austin. The city attracts some of the finest professionals in the country and public relations experts are no exception.

According to the Austin Chamber, Austin has added 27,200 new jobs only in 2020. This makes it the sixth fastest-growing US metro area in terms of employment.

The capital of Texas has also been ranked the number one city in the US to start a business in 2020.

Plus, the living expenses are cheaper than in other major state capitals like New York.

These are key reasons why Austin is such a talent magnet, enticing some of the best PR specialists in the nation.

Furthermore, Austin’s tech scene is thriving. It tops the rankings of the best cities for IT jobs in the US.

Many tech giants operate in the city of Austin, some of the most popular being:

  • Apple
  • Google
  • IMB
  • Amazon
  • Dell
  • And more

Even the famous Elon Musk has relocated his California-based business to Texas this year. The business magnet is planning to open a new Tesla factory in Austin.

This clearly tells you that Austin PR firms deal with some of the most prominent, high-paying clients in the market. So, they are well-equipped to deliver services of the highest quality.

Plus, operating in such a tech-driven ecosystem, Austin PR firms are sure to have innovation capabilities as well as a creative mentality.

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How Big Is The Austin PR Talent Pool?

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, 244,730 people were employed in the public relations field in 2019, nationwide.

With 26,110 PR specialists, Texas is the second state in the US with the highest employment level in this industry.

The Austin metropolitan area had 4,060 people working in public relations in 2019.

The public relations sector is projected to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, faster than other occupations, as stated by the same source.

This is mainly due to the pandemic crisis. More than ever before, companies need professional help to efficiently manage both external and internal communication.

And this is where PR agencies step in. They develop in-depth strategies to help organizations streamline communications with their audience and maintain a favorable public image.

What Communication Tools Do PR Agencies In Austin Use?

The public relations industry is currently facing some significant changes as specialists employ other communication tools in their campaigns, besides the traditional ones.

Public relations firms used to rely on the more conventional PR tools to help companies build brand reputation such as: sending out press releases, creating advertorials and newsletters, communicating with employees or foster relationships with journalists.

Now, PR experts need to leverage advertising campaigns, marketing and social media in order to deliver successful results.

Considering the integration of other communications disciplines into PR strategies, the public relations talent pool in Austin is bound to expand.

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In 2020, Austin was ranked first best city to start a business in the U.S.

What Do PR Agencies In Austin Specialize In?

Unlike other similar entities in the rest of the world, PR firms in Austin tend to be more competent in developing media relationships for clients in the locally dominant sectors.

According to the Austin Chamber, the major industries that drive Austin’s economy are:

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Finance
  • Biotechnology
  • And more

Just like any other PR agency elsewhere in the world, an Austin-based PR firm specializes in helping businesses maintain a positive public image and build meaningful connections.

Austin PR firms typically provide this set of services:

  • Media relations
  • Employee relations
  • Consulting
  • Crisis and issues management
  • Events marketing
  • Reputation management
  • Public affairs
  • Content development
  • Social media marketing
  • Product launches and market entries
  • Influencer marketing
  • Media and spokesperson training
  • Corporate communications
  • And more

How Much Do PR Agencies In Austin Charge?

Given the many activities that go into developing effective PR campaigns, most public relations agencies in Austin charge between $150 and $200 per hour.

As for project-based rates, most Austin PR firms demand between $10,000 and $25,000 per project.

That being said, you can find PR companies in Austin that embark on projects valued as low as $1,000 or as high as $50,000.

There’s one more pricing model made available by these companies – the result-based fee. This means you pay for their services only when the agency delivers on its promise and achieves the expected results.

These depend greatly on your unique business needs and can include:

  • Grow brand awareness
  • Attract a target audience
  • Generate quality leads
  • Increase brand credibility
  • Improve client relationships
  • And more
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Why Hire PR Firms In Austin?

Austin has gradually become the number one landing spot for creative minds, well-educated and talented professionals.

So, Austin PR agencies have teams of qualified and talented specialists who can help you improve your brand image, reach new audiences and build media relations.

Take a look at the three main reasons why you should hire an Austin PR agency:

  • Access to top-tier talent: Home to many big tech players as well as top colleges and schools, Austin attracts top-level talent from across the nation. This results in a skilled workforce that can deliver internationally competitive services.
  • Quality services at market rates: Given the lower cost of living in Austin, hiring a PR agency based there means you will have access to the same quality of services at budget-friendly rates.
  • Local market expertise: Living and working in the same area for a long time, PR specialists in Austin have acquired a deep understanding of the local market, challenges and upcoming opportunities. Thus, they can provide unique insights that can help you reach key audiences within your industry and keep you abreast of the competition.

How To Choose The Best Austin PR Firm

Selecting the best PR agency in Austin for your business might not be such an easy task. Make sure to follow these steps when choosing your future partner:

Step #1: Explore Their Portfolio

The best Austin PR firms should have a proven track record of fruitful campaigns and satisfied clients.

Be sure to skim through their past projects to see whether they are able to provide quality work and deliver successful results.

Step #2: Check Their Core Offerings

Some companies specialize in specific areas of PR, like influencer marketing, crisis management or reputation management.

Make sure to outline your PR needs first and then gravitate towards an agency that can provide the types of services your business requires.

Step #3: Figure Out If They Have Industry Expertise

Choosing an agency that has experience in your niche will play to your advantage.

That’s because the PR specialists have already dived into your line of business and know the key players, competitors or media outlets that can broaden your reach.

Step #4: Read Their Reviews

Client feedback will reveal many valuable things about a PR agency, like reliability, flexibility, transparency or credibility.

Reviews will also offer insights into their company culture or their ability to comply with the deadlines imposed.

Step #5: Look Into Their Talent

The top PR companies in Austin only hire experts which means no juniors or trainees will be working on your account.

Having senior-level specialists manage your PR campaigns will ensure a successful outcome.

Step #6: Evaluate Their Size

Austin public relations companies come in different stripes and sizes. So, in order to ensure project success, you should select a firm of the right size:

  • Large firms have vast relationship networks, robust experience and can provide a global reach.
  • Small companies can offer local expertise and more personal attention to clients.

10 Questions To Ask When Hiring PR Firms In Austin

Before starting a partnership, you should take the time to check all the information available about the potential candidates.

To make sure you’re making the right choice for your business, ask them these questions:

  1. Do you have experience in our niche? Have you ever worked on similar PR campaigns?
  2. What media outlets do you believe are most relevant to our brand and industry?
  3. Could you walk us through your portfolio and case studies? What can you tell us about your most successful campaigns?
  4. How often will you update us on your progress?
  5. How do you evaluate the success of a PR campaign?
  6. What social media networks are you most proficient in?
  7. Who from your team will lead our account?
  8. How much will the project cost, what is your pricing structure?
  9. Do you outsource any of the tasks, like PPC or SEO?
  10. How much time will you dedicate to our project?

Takeaways On Austin PR Firms

Austin is growing at a fast pace which means it will continue to attract skillful and gifted professionals to keep the economy's wheels turning.

Austin PR firms are packed with capable and resourceful experts who can meet your PR needs and help you reinforce your brand identity.

The key differentiators that set Austin PR agencies apart are:

  • Top-level talent
  • Cost-friendly quality services
  • Local market experience

These companies have extensive experience in establishing media relations for clients within the local industries: technology, finance, manufacturing, biotechnology and more.

To choose the best PR company in Austin for your business needs, take these six steps:

  • Skim through their portfolio
  • Check their core services
  • See if they have niche expertise
  • Read their reviews
  • Consider their size
  • Learn about their team

Most Austin PR firms charge between $150 and $200 per hour.

 

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About The Author and Expert Reviewer
Jelena Relić has hundreds of top-ranking articles and a lifestyle & culture magazine she calls The MAN. She gained valuable content and SEO experience working at Digital Circle and Neil Sahota, which she now uses to deliver top-quality B2B content at DesignRush, particularly in the creative industry.
Mariana Delgado is a renowned marketing expert with an extensive background spanning over ten years in digital marketing, sales management, search, and video advertising. She has led campaigns with a stellar 5:1 ROAS and worked at consulting giants like PwC and Deloitte. Her influence at DesignRush led to an impressive 200% growth in organic traffic, pushing the visitor numbers beyond the 500,000 mark.