Public relations

Looking for a PR contractor in San Francisco

Gregg Alpert Business Development Manager at Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

January 30th, 2014

Hi All, does anyone have a PR contractor in San Francisco they recommend?

We are a bootstrapped startup looking to get coverage in publications that our targets read. We are more interested in working with a creative and reasonably priced PR contractor or small firm rather than someone with all the tech contacts in the Bay Area.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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January 30th, 2014

Don't hire a PR firm if you want good results. We have generated more media hits than any agency ever could for us with this process.

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Philip Levinson Vice President at Sapphire Ventures

January 30th, 2014

Hi Gregg, I may have someone to refer to you -- she is just moving to Silicon Valley from L.A. She is generally pretty busy, but what is the general focus of your company (and the stories you would be pitching)? --Phil

Josh Bohls Founder at Inkscreen

January 31st, 2014

Gregg, check out www.stagetwoconsulting.com - and if you think they are a fit ask for John Rodriguez (john@stagetwoconsulting.com), one of the partners there. They are into guerrilla marketing for emerging consumer products/services. 

Alan Peters VP Product and Technology at BusinessBlocks

January 30th, 2014

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Fernando Campos Cofounder at Break Ventures

January 30th, 2014

I'd highly recommend Ed Zitron from EZ-PR. Our office is in SF but he works out of NYC. He's been killing it for us the last 7 months, and is fun to work with. His email is: ed@ez-pr.com. Hope this helps!

Anonymous

January 30th, 2014

Hey Gregg, try reaching out to Erica Lee, she runs a small PR shop at www.StrategicLee.com. I found her advice to be extremely valuable and is a very nice lady to work with. 

Kym McNicholas TV Host, Tech Jounalist, Director of Extreme Tech Challenge, Host of KDOW Radio's NewFocus On Innovation

January 30th, 2014

Go to www.airpr.com and u can get bids from people who fit ur needs. Sent from my iPhone

Gregg Alpert Business Development Manager at Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

January 30th, 2014

All, thanks for your recommendations and suggestions. I am going to look into each of them.

We are targeting college students and their parents. We believe it is important to target both groups and they obviously have much different sources of information (buzzfeed vs. wall street journal) and considerations.

Thanks again, much appreciated!

Stefan Broda Partner Program Manager at Atlassian

January 30th, 2014

Id recommend prhacker.