Typically public relations (PR) agencies are much more necessary for later stage/ funded startups but it also entirely depends on your business.
Whether you’re looking to get your business into the newspaper or generally promote your business, PR is often necessary internally or externally. The list below aims to capture some of the major firms operating in the UK focused on technology, investment and startups.
Clarity PR specialises in working with technology companies from around the world, with clients from early-stage tech start-ups through to large multinationals. With offices in three of the world’s major tech hubs – London, New York and Berlin – Clarity has worked with technology companies since 2003 and has a unique understanding of the specific PR requirements for businesses in the technology sector.
Clarity PR differentiates itself by recruiting senior PR experts alongside former journalists from major media outlets. This gives them unparalleled insider insight into how the media operates, what journalists are looking for and how best to successfully pitch a story.
Specialist Areas: Technology startups and B2B tech companies.
Contact: Clarity PR are based in London (with additional offices in New York, San Francisco, and Munich). You can contact them via their contact page here.
Whiteoaks is a B2B PR, social media and influencer relations agency with a core specialism in technology. Whiteoaks’ believe their success is founded upon four unique market differentiators.
Firstly the approach to campaign development, which is driven by business goals and distinguished by compelling creative themes. Secondly the transparent fee structure and results-driven performance. Thirdly established relationships with top market influencers. And finally the skills-based teams, comprising specialists rather than generalists.
Specialist areas: Technology PR and B2B PR.
Contact: Whiteoaks PR have an office in Hook, Surrey. You can contact them at email@example.com.
Rooster provides PR & digital communications services to a broad range of clients in the consumer, corporate, technology and travel sectors, both in the UK and globally. Rooster also provides payment-by-results PR services through Results PR.
Specialist areas: Brand PR, digital communications and global media coverage.
Contact: Rooster are based in London, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marlin PR has clients all across the world from start-ups to blue chip brands, their commitment to client service and enthusiasm sets them apart. They have big clients such as Sony, Cisco, Targus, Mojiva so their PR community is robust and ambitious.
Specialist areas: Technology.
Contact: Marlin PR have offices in London and you can reach them at email@example.com.
Touchdown PR is a tech-centric consultancy has five offices across Europe and US and helps their clients articulate their brand message and position it in front of relevant media outlets, influencers and the general press.
Touchdown’s portfolio includes companies such as Adapt, Brainloop, Quorum, WhereScape and more. An extensive international reach is secured through connecting with other Touchdown’s offices.
Contact: Touchdown PR have UK offices in Farnham, Surrey (they also have offices in the US, Benelux, Germany and France). You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven hills methodology when creating a campaign is to make great ideas into a compelling reality, a single message carefully crafted and powerfully told.
Specialist areas: Campaigning and business PR.
Contact: Seven Hills have offices in London, you can reach them at email@example.com.
Cherish PR are one of the top 100 digital PR agencies in the UK. They are an important communication partner to UKs biggest and best known digital brands.
Specialist areas: Advertising, brand, digital, media and news.
Contact: Cherish PR are based in London (Paddington), you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 Yetis Public Relations Agency
10 Yetis offers integrated online and offline public relations services and campaigns to different sectors including Financial Services, Technology, Professional Business Services and Celebrity Public Relations.
The PR work of 10 Yetis has been featured in major publications and media centres across the world.
Specialist areas: Personal PR, online PR and tech PR.
Contact: 10 Yetis are based in Gloucester, you can reach them at email@example.com.
VitisPR offers online and offline PR services for growing companies. Their special services also include profile-building campaigns for start-ups and small businesses (SMEs).
Visit PR won the gold prize in 2007, for the Best Small PR Consultancy in the Midlands region.
Specialist areas: B2B PR and B2B technology PR.
Contact: VitisPR are based in Birmingham, you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded 11 years ago, the PR Office helps brands spark meaningful conversations and build key relationships across multiple sectors.
They provide their clients with a variety of traditional PR services, including message development, crisis and issues management, strategy creation and research and more. Some of their clients include Congress, Ateronon, Rebus Group, BAOMS and more.
Specialist areas: Professional services, financial, business and industry, non-profit and lifestyle.
Contact: The PR Office are based in London, you can reach them at email@example.com.
Chameleon is a 17-year-old PR agency with roots in tech, evolved into a multi-sector, multi-national consultancy. Today, they help their diverse portfolio of clients with everything from a basic communications strategy and getting press coverage, to nurturing internal communications and managing crises.
Google Enterprise, Unify, DocuSign, Experior and many others have used Chameleon’s services so far.
Specialist areas: Business software, cloud computing, finances, e-commerce, retail, workforce collaboration.
Contact: Based in London, Chameleon PR can be reached via their contact page.
The Whitehouse Consultancy
A specialised political consulting agency, Whitehouse collaborates with a variety of clients and industries that wish to be a part of the national conversation. With a seasoned team of over 20 consultants, they cater to all public relation needs and desires a company may have, from content creation and reputation management to engaging with the regulatory bodies of the European Union.
The Whitehouse clientele includes the British Olympic Association, GSK, BBC, National Obesity Forum, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and more. They also have an operating pro-bono scheme, with a goal of providing full support to a charity or nonprofit.
Specialist areas: Business and finances, energy, nutrition, health, infrastructure, welfare and social care.
Contact: With Offices in London and (Belgium), you can reach Whitehouse Consultancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2001, 3×1 is one of Scotland’s biggest independent PR firms. An award-winning consultancy with experts in both the public and private sector, they cater to their clients with a customised range of marketing services, including corporate profiling, media training and stakeholder engagement. Their clients include Atos, Lees, Viridor, Diageo and Orion Group.
Specialist areas: Tourism and sport, retail, arts, nutrition, energy and finances.
Contact: 3×1 have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and London. You can reach them via their contact page.
Founded in 1998 as an independent company, Connect Communications is a political communications agency, connecting their clients with relevant decision makers and helping them build their political influence.
Whether it’s designing a new public affairs strategy or engaging with key influencers, they offer their services to an assortment of clients from both the private and public sector.
Some of Connect PA’s clients include Unison, Barking Riverside, British Heart Foundation, Affinity Water and more.
Specialist areas: Political strategy and intelligence, corporate communications, political engagement and more.
Contact: Based in London, you can contact Connect Communications at email@example.com.
With offices in Manchester and recently Dubai, Brazen PR is committed to delivering multifaceted, content-rich campaigns for their worldwide clientele, big and small. They offer a variety of customised services across sectors and industries and have claimed the ‘PR Consultancy of the Year in the North West’ award for eight years.
Among Brazen’s clients are Dr. Oetker, Wilko, Russell Hobbs, Hilton, Asics and more. They typically focus their campaigns on coming up with a big, general idea first, and building a multi-channel strategy for their client around it.
Specialist areas: PR, social media marketing, branded rich media, search marketing and live activity.
Contact: Brazen PR have offices in Manchester and internationally Dubai. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaizo is an independent, head-on PR agency, covering everything from content development to moderating social conversations.
When you pick Kaizo, they pledge full attention of their management, rather than having to deal with silos or unnecessary internal structures. Some of Kaizo’s more prominent clientele include Fitbit, Dunkin’ Donuts, Unilever, Blackline and HoMedics.
Specialist areas: Core sectors include Technology, Wellbeing, Lifestyle, Science and Education.
Contact: Kaizo are based in London, you can contact them at email@example.com.
Midas PR is the leading independent communication agency for publishing, arts and cultural sector. They can be helpful for businesses that are related to the arts.
Specialist areas: PR, advertising, publishing and arts.
Contact: Midas PR are based in London you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Threepipe is an independent PR firm made up of 60 PR, SEO and social media specialists. At Threepipe, a band of paid earned, shared and owned media experts work side by side to help create advertising campaigns with long-lasting impact.
Threepipe’s clients include the likes of Campari, The Laughing Cow, L’Occitane and more. Their PR department works closely with data analysts, content creators and lead generators to amplify the reach of each of their campaign’s.
Specialist areas: Digital Marketing, PR, Social Media Marketing.
Contact: Based in London, you can contact Threepipe at email@example.com.
Eskenzi is an international PR agency with headquarters in London and offices in Germany, California and France. Specialising in PR and marketing consulting for the technology industry, the agency’s clients range from burgeoning startups to established industry leaders.
Imperva, ESET, Tripwire, AlertLogic, PhishMe have all used Eskenzi’s services. The agency also specialises in creating media buzz which can be helpful for IPOs and acquisitions. Each account manager works with a maximum of 3 clients, to ensure maximum dedication to each project.
Specialist areas: Technology, information security, cloud and big data.
Contact: Eskenzi PR are based in London you can reach them on their contact page.
Say Communications is a global consultancy with a particular marketing expertise in areas of health and technology. Labelling themselves as a ‘hybrid agency’, their team aims to integrate PR techniques with best practices of several other disciplines, to create not only awareness but long-term adoption and expedient behavioural change for their clients.
Notable clients include Roche, Danone Nutricia, Secunia, Canvas, Epigeum and others. As the founding members of Plexus, a global consultancy network, they have partner offices on four different continents, ensuring international outreach.
Specialist areas: Healthcare, tech and corporate communications.
Contact: Say Communications are based in London, you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded back in 1993, Roche Communications is a London-based hospitality PR agency, focusing entirely on working with restaurants, bars, pubs and hotels. Whether it’s a grassroots marketing campaign that your business needs or someone to help you effectively promote your special deals, Roche has its pulse on the British eating and drinking culture.
Among others, Roche’s clients include Rhubarb, Mariage Freres, Nobu, The Cinnamon Club, Carluccio’s, Young’s and more.
Specialist Areas: Hospitality
Contact: Roche are based in London and you can reach them at email@example.com.
CCgroup is a London based B2B technology PR agency which provides expertise to retail and banking technology brands. They also provide sophisticated communications in the technology sector through their CleanTech division.
Contact: The CCgroup are based in Central London. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SE10 boasts three offices on three different continents, and concentrate their PR prowess on an international B2B market, across a range of industries. With a core team composed of professional journalists and magazine editors, they see their competitive strengths in public relations and powerful writing, be it a conference keynote speech or a localised project report.
SE10’s clients include the likes of C&A, the European Commission, Volvo (naval and construction equipment) and more. Their London, Singapore and Chicago offices ensure an exhaustive global reach for each campaign.
Specialist areas: Industrial, construction, logistics and energy
Contact: With offices in London, you can SE10 at email@example.com.
Fieldhouse is a boutique PR firm that specialises in investment clients and established/ funded start-ups, there based in South London. Fieldhouse have clients including Octopus Ventures and MMC Ventures, they are extremely hooked up in the investment community.
Specialist areas: Corporate, mobile, B2B, venture, digital and tech.
Contact: Fieldhouse are based in London, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry is one of PR Week’s top 20 tech agencies. Services include PR, social media, content marketing, customer engagement and internal communications for b2b and b2c businesses. Clients include Canon, eBay, Avid and LogMeIn. They have offices in London, Boston and Los Angeles. They run the Convoy PR network, a global network of independent b2b agencies.
Specialist areas: B2B tech communications for IT, media and creative companies, customer and employee engagement.
Contact: With offices in London you can contact Red Lorry Yellow Lorry at email@example.com.
Hudson Sandler has a long background in financial PR, as well as growing corporate communications and digital teams. The agency is well respected amongst London’s leading business journalists, as well as City analysts, and is skilled at securing high-profile media coverage.
Hudson Sandler clients include Accor, Asda, TUI Travel, Ted Baker, 888, Saxo Bank. Hudson Sandler’s consultants come from a wide range of backgrounds, including law, politics, banking, technology and various marketing disciplines. This gives them a deeper understanding of business challenges.
Specialist areas: Financial Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate PR and Digital PR.
Contact: Hudson Sandler have offices in London, Hong Kong and Moscow. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clementine Communications specialises in food, drink and lifestyle PR. They offer a 360° approach and their expertise ensuring their clients’ campaigns punch above their weight.
Member of the PRCA Association, they achieved its Communications Management Standard – the gold standard of service for the PR industry in 2015.
Specialist areas: PR, campaigns and event planning.
Contact: You can reach Clementine Communications at email@example.com, they have offices in London (New Kings Road).
Spreckley is an independent PR, content marketing and integrated communications agency, with expertise in B2B technology, healthcare, professional services and consumer markets.
Specialist areas: B2B technology, healthcare & medical, B2B professional services and consumer.
Contact: Spreckley are available for contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. They have offices in London.
Platform PR provides highly effective PR and communications programmes for some of the most talked about companies in the digital media and TV world. In 2015, Platform PR won Best PR, Marketing and Communications Team at the TVB Awards.
Specialist areas: Media and entertainment, on-demand and OTT video technology and services, broadcast technology and advertising technology.
Contact: Platform have an office in London and you can contact them at email@example.com.
Proactive International PR
Proactive International PR is a UK-based internationally focused, B2B public relations consultancy with a strong emphasis on telecommunications and technology. They seamlessly blend the traditional press release and media outreach with brand profiling, geo-targeting and editorial content that illustrates their passion and expertise within the technology sector.
Proactive International PR are experts in working with standards-based technology forums and industry associations. They also have tremendous success entering their clients for global recognition awards which subsequently they have gone on to win.
Specialist areas: B2B, Technology, telecommunications, transport infrastructure and global event support.
Contact: Proactive International PR have offices in Newark and Nottingham. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHA Media is a multi award-winning, a full-service agency founded by a former newspaper editor. Their journalistic roots ensure access to the best contacts book in the industry and an instinct for what makes a story and they function with the tenacity of a newsroom.
They form partnerships with their clients, outlining clear marketing objectives and working together to achieve them, through highly creative and integrated campaigns. PHA Media have a particular specialism in working with innovative startup businesses and entrepreneurs.
Specialist areas: Consumer PR, healthcare PR, technology PR, sports and leisure PR, public affairs, campaigning, PR for individuals and entrepreneurs, corporate communications, business PR, media management, media training, crisis management, digital and web services.
Contact: PHA Media have offices in London and near Uxbridge. You can contact them at email@example.com.
CommsCo provides tailored PR, content marketing and social media strategies and services for B2B technology companies. They have substantial experience with agile technology organisations, delivering successful lead generation-focused programmes to growing businesses and developing social media channels to support campaigns.
CommsCo’s focuses on achieving business and national level coverage for challenger brands. The more agile a company, the more results CommsCo cna achieve (their clients base is also 100% referenceable). Its interesting to note CommsCo is listed on B2B Marketing’s Top 20 PR Agencies in the UK and was in PR Week’s Top 150 UK PR Agencies in 2015.
Specialist areas: Disruptive B2B technology companies, challenger brands.
Contact: CommsCo have offices in London, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gresham PR is an independent financial PR and branding consultancy run by experienced practitioners. They have a vast pool of clients and companies that include non-profit organisations, universities, colleges and private enterprises.
Specialist areas: Financial public relations, financial design and media training.
Contact: Gresham PR have offices in London, you contact them at email@example.com.
Munch is a creative consumer PR firm offering big agency thinking with a boutique approach. Its agency mantra is ‘no PR for the sake of it’ – the team is focused on tangible, measurable results, striving to make every piece of coverage count for its clients, which include global brands, startups, solopreneurs and everything in-between. Munch is experienced at working with startups. They also offers affordable packages for startup businesses who aren’t ready to take on an agency but still want access to high quality consultancy.
Specialist areas: Consumer PR and PR for digital brands where people need to ‘do something’ online – i.e. click, visit, download, stream etc.
Contact: Munch are based in London and can be contacted by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.