as a team
RPR Public Relations, Inc. is a boutique Public Relations and Marketing firm. Most of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years and have one thing in common – they were carefully chosen and are the absolute best at what they do. Together we have worked for all types of clients and on every type of PR and marketing project imaginable. You will not find legions of PR interns or junior account executives here. We believe in hiring the best people – highly trained, seasoned professionals – and keeping them. This mirrors our philosophy we have with our clients – we’re long-term relationship people.
As a result, our PR and Marketing firm is highly effective and nimble. We provide big agency results without the big agency price tag. Best of all, we think you’ll like our responsive, first-class customer service we provide to each and every client – whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, start up, small-to-medium sized business or an Enterprise-level corporation. Our clients are located throughout the U.S. – and from around the world – different time zones don’t scare us. Want to reach us after hours or on the weekend? No problem. We strive for 24/7/365 service – and there aren’t many PR and Marketing firms who can say that.
More than a decade ago, Ria had a vision. That vision was to build a better PR and Marketing firm that would expressly serve entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses. In 2003 she founded RPR with the goal of providing exemplary customer service with an eye on ROI. As a result, Ria is the point of contact for most clients and specializes in assisting with new product launches. Her industry expertise includes tech, consumer goods and services, healthcare and B2B. She started her career with Fidelity Investments’ in-house ad agency before transitioning to publishing positions with CPS Communications and HCI Communications, Inc. She also is a former Editor of leading trade publications for the pharmaceutical industry, including Medical Marketing & Media Magazine, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Counselor, The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. Before founding RPR, she held the position of Director of Public Relations for the largest privately held PR firm in the Southeast. She holds a BA/MA from Boston University and an MBA in Strategy/International Business from the University of Miami.
Jackie has more than four decades of experience working in executive PR and Marketing positions for Fortune 500 companies and successful small-to-medium size businesses. Her expertise especially benefits our start up and small business clients seeking strategic brand management and brand consulting. She also enjoys writing press releases for many of our clients – and you won’t find someone of Jackie’s caliber writing your press release at other PR firms. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she received her M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joe drives client strategy and execution of Marketing, Corporate/Internal/External/Crisis Communications, Public Relations and IR programs which deliver competitive advantage and business growth for companies located around the world. His unparalleled business and product marketing background enables him to work comprehensively in-house with R&D, senior management and staff to identify and target new markets and customers, while building and executing Marketing and Communications programs to support their business goals. He provides counsel to CEOs, raising more than $500 million for clients in funding and facilitated more than $300 million M&A exits. He covers due diligence; liquidating stock; benefits and valuations of IPOs; building client base and executing a sales plan; research and development; how to attract capital and add value; intellectual property; market caps; acquisitions; and how publicity affects valuations. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has a Master of Science in Marketing and Public Relations from Boston University.
DIRECTOR – TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS
A specialist in launching established and start up tech companies, Adrianna has outstanding personal media contacts. When it comes to servicing tech clients, she has a diversified background in social networks, mobile, apps, software and more – both B2B and B2C. Prior to joining RPR, she worked as a publicist for some of the top PR agencies in New York City. She is a graduate of Yale and holds an MBA from the University of Miami.
DIRECTOR – INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RELATIONS
Originally from Japan, Akiko assists clients with their global brand expansion and international media relations as well as global PR campaigns. She speaks four languages fluently and is a former reporter turned Editor with the Yomiuri Shimbun – one of the largest newspapers in the world. Akiko was previously with a PR firm in New York City responsible for managing clients in Asia and the Middle East. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford.
Marion Louise Ivers
DIRECTOR – CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Marion has a unique background as a registered nurse with a PR and Marketing background. She specializes in assisting with launching RPR’s life sciences, healthcare and select tech clients and brings more than 20 years of experience to the table from various in-house marketing positions at healthcare companies located throughout New England. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont.