Only 49% of businesses in the US have a formal crisis communication plan. DesignRush ranked the top public relations firms that help companies navigate crises and preserve their brand integrity.

A Capterra survey revealed that only 49% of US companies have a formal crisis communication plan, while 23% don't. Meanwhile, about 9 out of 10 businesses that activated their crisis plans found them effective, with 77% deeming them "very effective."

DesignRush, a B2B marketplace connecting businesses with agencies, listed the best public relations companies that help brands ensure effective communication and safeguard their reputation during challenging times.

The public relations firms in September are:

Expertise: Public Affairs, Media Relations, Crisis Communication, and more

2. EloQ Communications -
Expertise: Community Management, Press Release Distribution, Corporate Communications, and more

3. Ivey Media Agency -
Expertise: Media Training, Public Speaking Training, Public Relations Training & Consulting, and more

4. Mediacraft Associates -
Expertise: Reputation Management, Media Relations, Crisis Management, and more

5. Thomas Public Relations -
Expertise: Crisis Management, Press Conferences, Review Management, and more

6. Rankin PR -
Expertise: Content Marketing, Brand Awareness, Public Relations, and more

7. Public Haus Agency -
Expertise: Media Relations, Reputation Management, Influencer Marketing, and more

8. OTguided -
Expertise: Business Strategy, Branding, Public Relations, and more

9. Racepoint Global -
Expertise: Reputation & Relationship Management, Communications Foundation, Brand Strategy, and more

10. Havas -
Expertise: Public Affairs, Corporate Communications, Brand Consultancy, and more

11. 5W Public Relations -
Expertise: Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Digital PR, and more

12. Sherlock Communications -
Expertise: Media Relations, Content Marketing, Reputation & Crisis Manageent, and more

13. Rooster -
Expertise: Reputation Management, Media Relations, Digital Communications, and more

14. Finzel Public Relations -
Expertise: Media Relations, Digital Communications, Employee Relations, and more

15. Goode PR -
Expertise: Crisis Management, Content Creation, Public Relations, and more

Brands can explore the top public relations firms by location, size, average hourly rate, and portfolio on DesignRush.

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