Albuquerque-based Firm Only New Mexico Company Listed

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – For the first time in the firm’s history, The Garrity Group Public Relations has been named one of the industry’s top firms in the United States.  Industry trade magazine PR Week ranked The Garrity Group as #164 nationally and #36 in the West (Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific States).  The firm is the only agency to make the list from New Mexico.

“This is the first year we’ve applied for consideration by the PRWeek team,” said Tom Garrity, president of The Garrity Group Public Relations.  “The national ranking is a great compliment to a talented team and clients who are passionate about telling their story to their customers and audiences in a unique and impactful way.”

PR Week identified the top 180 public relations firms in the United States of America through an application process that included three year reviews of financials and staffing.  The public relations firms topping the national list include:  Edelman based in Chicago, Fleishman-Hillard in St. Louis, and Ruder Finn in New York.  The public relation firms at the top of the West (Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific States) include: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide based in Bellevue, WA; WCG in San Francisco; and PainePR in Irvine, CA.

“On the heels of a successful night at the Public Relations Society of America New Mexico Chapter Cumbre Awards, it is quite an honor to be listed as a top PR firm with international agencies like Edelman, GolinHarris, Burson-Marsteller and regional groups like The Outcast Agency, Atomic PR and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide,” said Tom Garrity.

The Garrity Group Public Relations (www.garritypr.com) is the firm that leading organizations turn to for critical opportunities and issues that impact their operations in New Mexico.  The Garrity Group specializes in issue management, crisis communication, media relations, government relations and social media. The Garrity Perception Survey, identifying perceptions and trust New Mexico residents have toward the top industries and professions in New Mexico is available through www.garrityperceptionsurvey.com.  The firm, established in 1997, bases its statewide outreach from the Journal Center area in Albuquerque.

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