Complete list of all 30 PR agencies and communications companies in Charlotte

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Looking to hire an PR agency? Interested in a public relations career in Charlotte? Here’s a complete list of Charlotte’s PR agencies and communications companies. This page is constantly updated, so all information is fresh. (Have an update? Let us know or email us hi@charlotteagenda.com)


Wray Ward | Site

Located at 900 Baxter St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Founded in 1977.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team: 

  • Jennifer Appleby – President, Chief Creative Officer
  • Ken Panther – VP, Director of Business Development
  • Patricia Propst – VP, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Rob Horton – VP, Director of Client Engagement
  • Leslie Gillock – VP, Director of Insights
  • John Roberts – VP, Executive Creative Director
  • John Mader – VP, Director of Connections

3 Notable Accounts: Huber Engineered Woods, Sunbrella Fabrics, VELUX Skylights

# of local Full Time employees: 90

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 7-10

Most recent/popular campaign: Sunbrella – Future of Shade

Current job openings: 4 + internship | see list here


Luquire George Andrews Inc. | Site

Located at 4201 Congress St. Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28209. Founded in 1984.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team: 

  • Steve Luquire – CEO, Founder
  • Peggy Brookhouse – President, Partner
  • Steve Dunkley – Chief Creative Officer, Partner
  • Brooks Luquire – SVP, Director of Client Services
  • Judi Wax – SVP, Director of Public Relations

3 Notable Accounts: Snyder’s-Lance, Bojangles’, 2017 PGA Championship

# of local Full Time employees: 52

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 5-6

Most recent/popular campaign: Influencer campaign for Lance Crackers around National Sandwich Day

Current job openings: 2 + internship | see list here


Eric Mower & Associates | Site

Located at 1001 Morehead Square Drive, 5th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2004.

Additional locations: 9 locations with a lot of their senior staff here in Charlotte.

Executive Team: 

  • Cray Cyphers – Partner, Strategy & Account Management
  • Matt Ferguson – Managing Partner
  • Gene Hallacy – Partner, Media Director
  • Rick Lyke – Senior Partner, PR & Social Media
  • Erin Naismith – Partner, Digital Strategy Director
  • Patrick Short – Partner, Creative Director

3 Notable Accounts: Domtar Paper, Nucor Steel, Daimler Trucks North America

# of local Full Time employees: 38

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 4-6

Most recent/popular campaign: “Paper Because” for Dotmar

Current job openings: 4 | see list here


Red Moon Marketing | Site

Located at 4100 Coca Cola Plaza, Suite 215 Charlotte, NC 28211. Founded in 2002.

Additional locations: 2 locations with Charlotte as their headquarters.

Executive Team: 

  • Jim Bailey – President, CEO
  • Eddie Burklin – CFO
  • Jimmy Harte – EVP
  • Tyler Sigmon – SVP
  • Shyloe Luehrs – SVP

3 Notable Accounts: Coca-Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Harris Teeter

# of local Full Time employees: 38

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 8

Most recent/popular campaign: The Jack Daniel’s Experience

Current job openings: N/A | see list here


Taylor | Site

Located at 10150 Mallard Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28262. Founded in 1984.

Additional locations: 4 locations with New York City as their headquarters.

Executive Team: 

  • Ryan Mucatel – Managing Partner
  • Maeve Hagen – Senior VP
  • Nicole Anastasi – Senior VP

3 Notable Accounts: Diageo, Allstate, Capital One

# of local Full Time employees: 35

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: “Tortoise” commercial for Guinness

Current job openings: 2 internships | see list here


Command Partners | Site

Located at 520 Elliot Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Founded in 2010.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Roy Morejon – Founder and President
  • Joe Recomendes – Chief Operating Officer
  • Vincent Ammirato – Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Jessica Chesney – Director of Communications
  • Rich Tucker – Director of Paid Media

3 Notable Accounts: Bunch O Balloons, Polygons, HEXO+

# of local Full Time employees: 26

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 10-12

Most recent/popular campaign: Kickstarter campaign for Bunch O Balloons

Current job openings: 10 | see list here


Phase 3 Marketing and Communications | Site

Located at 1435 West Morehead St., Suite 200. Founded in 2009.

Additional locations: 5 locations with their headquarters in Atlanta, GA

Executive Team:

  • Ken Holsclaw, President
  • Jim Cannata, Senior Vice President, Charlotte & Nashville
  • Mary Reynolds, Vice President Public Relations

3 Notable Accounts: Bosch Rexroth, Midwood Smokehouse, The Indigo Road

# of local Full Time employees: 12

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1-2

Most recent/popular campaign: Grand Opening of Babalu Charlotte

Current job openings: 5+ | see list here


FleishmanHillard Charlotte | Site

Located at 1435 W. Morehead Street, Suite 190, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2003.

Additional locations: 80 locations around the world with St. Louis as the headquarters.

Executive Team:

  • Matt See – Senior Vice-President
  • Andrea Moody – Sr. Partner, Senior Vice President & General Manager

# of local Full Time employees: 11

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Current job openings: 3 (in Charlotte) | see list here


Spark Strategic Ideas | Site

Located at 6230 Fairview Rd, Suite 430, Charlotte, NC 28210. Founded in 2008.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Anne Marie Holder – CEO
  • Stacey Pullen – Operations
  • Pollyanna Falk – Client Service
  • Robin Foster – Strategy/New Business

3 Notable Accounts: Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids, The Cellar at Duckworths, Unknown Brewing Company

# of local Full Time employees: 9

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2-4

Most recent/popular campaign: The grand opening of SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, the 100th global attraction for Merlin Entertainments.

Current job openings: N/A | see list here


Yellow Duck Marketing | Site

Located at 1930 Abbott Street, Suite 403, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2011.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Julianne McCollum – Principal
  • Angela Vogel Daley – Director of Strategy
  • Will Boye – Senior Public Relations Executive

3 Notable Accounts: TreesCharlotte, Waverly, SportPort Active

# of local Full Time employees: 8

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2

Most recent/popular campaign: Brooklyn Village

Current job openings: N/A | see list here


Kelso Communications | Site

Located at 809 W Hill Street, Suite D, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Marty Kelso, Creative Director and Partner
  • Marcie Kelso, Partner
  • Dee Grano, VP Public Relations
  • Karen Barrett, Strategy and Account Management

3 Notable Accounts: Pediatric Surgical Associates, Project LIFT, WFAE

# of local Full Time employees: 6

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2+

Most recent/popular campaign: Year of the Woman – Mint’s 80th Anniversary


Carolina PR | Site

Located at 1017 E. Morehead Street, Suite 150, Charlotte NC 28204. Founded in 1983.

Additional locations: 4 locations with Columbia, SC as headquarters

Executive Team:

  • Louise Dixon, President, Public Relations
  • Adam Bernstein, Sr. Vice President

3 Notable Accounts: Colonial Pipeline, CDM Smith/Charlotte Water, Walmart

# of local Full Time employees: 5

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: The winning $218 million bond referendum for Charlotte that will fund transportation, housing and neighborhood capital improvements.

Current job openings: N/A | see list here


Breaking Limits | Site

Located at 2137 South Blvd., Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2007

Executive Team:

  • Bobby Labonte – President & Founder
  • Kristin Labonte – Chief Strategy Officer
  • Ken Cohn – Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
  • Mark Hughes – Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeff Dennison – VP, Communications

3 Notable Accounts: Smithfield Foods, Richard Petty Motorsports, Sponsorship Science

# of local Full Time employees: 11

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1

Most popular campaign: The Eckrich national campaign to honor, thank and support military families.


M2 Public Relations | Site

Located at 1000 West Morehead Street, Suite 110, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: 2 locations with Atlanta, GA as headquarters

Executive Team:

  • Marsha Middleton, Founder
  • Laura Houston, Account Coordinator
  • Jillian Fay, Account Coordinator

3 Notable Accounts: Moffett Restaurant Group, The Fig Tree Restaurant, Reid’s Fine Foods

# of local Full Time employees: 5

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2

Most recent/popular campaign: Social media campaign, #CharlotteCooksToo to seek greater attention and awareness of Charlotte’s growing culinary scene.

Current job openings: N/A | see list here


Black Wednesday Social Co | Site

Executive Team:

Corri Smith, Founder

3 Notable Accounts: Fran’s Filling Station, Brixx Restaurant, Share Charlotte

# of local Full Time employees: 4

Most recent/popular campaign: #BestSocialCLT


Pivot PR | Site

Located at 115 E Park Ave, Unit 310, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 2013.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Drew Porcello, President
  • Trisha McGuire, Vice President

3 Notable Accounts: Dunkin’ Donuts, AvidXchange, MillBridge

# of local Full Time employees: 3

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: Dunkin’ Donuts 50th Charlotte area restaurant opening.


DFPR | Site

Located at 15720 John J Delaney Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210. Founded in 2006.

Additional locations: 4 locations with Charlotte, NC as headquarters

Executive Team:

  • Derek Farley, President
  • Tom Beyer, Executive Vice President
  • Linsey Beford, Senior Strategist

3 Notable Accounts: UFC GYM, Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co, Hickory Tavern

# of local Full Time employees: 3

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2

Most recent/popular campaign: Safe Step Cares for Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co.


Rachel Sutherland Communications | Site

Located at 2525 Distribution Drive; Charlotte, NC 2803

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

Rachel Sutherland, founder

2 Notable Accounts: Cupcrazed and Iva Jean’s Fudge

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires over the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: Birdsong five-year anniversary


PAC Public Relations | Site

Located at 2301 W. Morehead St Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2013.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Peter Carey, Creative Director
  • Joshua Anglero, Techincal Director

3 Notable Accounts: Porsche Design CLT, LangTree Lake Norman, Label Charlotte

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 3-5

Most recent/popular campaign: FASHION D’LUX, a Luxury Charity fashion show.


#thesavageway | Site

Located at 2425 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Torrie Savage, Founder
  • Paula Bartlett, Partner

3 Notable Accounts: OrthoCarolina, NC DOT, Novant Health

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 2-5, plus 2 internships per quarter

Most recent/popular campaign: Clean Graffiti partnership with OrthoCarolina for #TheFreeWorkout


Hensley Fontana | Site

Located at 9324 Percy Court, Charlotte, NC 28277. Founded in 1985.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Jill Hensley, Partner
  • Bruce Hensley, Partner

3 Notable Accounts: Autobell® Car Wash, Inc, Howco Inc., Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week®

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: The Autobell® Creek Challenge in select Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


Social Ape Marketing | Site

Located at 809 W Hill St, Charlotte, NC 28208. Founded in 2012.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • April Smith, Founder & President

3 Notable Accounts: Kimbrell’s Furniture, Pearl Dentistry, Rich and Bennett

# of local Full Time employees: 2

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1-2

Most recent/popular campaign: Rich and Bennett Halloween Pub Crawl

Current job openings: internship | see list here


Branstorm PR | Site

Located at 112 S. Tryon St., Suite 1400, Charlotte, NC 28202. Founded in 2006.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Colleen Brannan, President & Founder

3 Notable Accounts: The Charlotte Regional Partnership, Northeastern University Charlotte, Levine Properties

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1

Most recent/popular campaign: Corkbuzz in SouthPark


Rowan Communications | Site

Located at 9439 Tresanton Drive Charlotte 28210. Founded in 2010.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Kathy Rowan, APR – Founder

3 Notable Accounts: Aldersgate Senior Living Community, Charlotte Radiology, Opera Carolina

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: Video campaign for the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association to educate millennials about owning a home.


Crown Communications | Site

Located at 2125 Southend Drive, Suite 252, Charlotte, NC 28203. Founded in 1993.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Kathryn Blanchard – President

3 Notable Accounts: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Andrew Roby, Del Frisco’s

Current job openings: internship | see list here


Eaddy Perry & Associates, Inc. | Site

Founded in 2005.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Tonita Perry, APR – Principal/PR Strategist

# of local Full Time employees: less than 10

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: N/A

Most recent/popular campaign: A7 i-RMR™ for Angel 7 Industries, LLC


Chunky Sheep Advertising | Site

Located at 9315 Hanlin Ct, Charlotte, 28277. Founded in 2016.

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

Lori Eskridge – Founder

3 Notable Accounts: Famous Toastery, Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers, The Charlotte HomeBuilders Association

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: 1 (looking for a Partner)

Most recent/popular campaign: Holiday Campaign for Skatell’s 


512 Public Relations Agency | Site

Additional locations: N/A

Executive Team:

  • Stacy Sneed – Founder

2 Notable Accounts: Carolina Cleaners, author Howell Woltz of Justice Restored

# of local Full Time employees: 1

# of expected hires in the next 12 months: TBD

Most recent/popular campaign: Watch Your Pockets — How to Get The Most Out of Your Money for Carolina Cleaners


Gwen Poth Communications | Site

Located at 2408 Cumberland Ave Charlotte, NC 28203.

Executive Team: Gwen Poth – Owner


Lawrimore Communications | Site

Executive Team: Buck Lawrimore – President


Red Rover Communications | Site

Founded in 2005.


 

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