Gatesman, one of the Northeast’s premier marketing communications agencies, announced that its public relations practice has been nationally recognized as one of O’Dwyer’s top 100 public relations firms for the fourth consecutive year, climbing four spots from the previous year. O’Dwyer’s has been ranking public relations practices for over 40 years and is regarded as one of the most authoritative voices in the industry.

Gatesman’s PR practice is currently situated at No. 89 on the list, climbing four spots from the previous year. The agency is one of only five shops in Pa. to be recognized by O’Dwyer’s and currently holds the No. three spot for the entire state. New business wins and expanded client relationships have attributed to the increased ranking.

“I am incredibly proud of our team’s continued commitment to providing exceptional client service and high-level thinking to our clients and our agency every day,” said Susan English, senior vice president, director of PR and social media. “Our recognition as a top 100 firm reflects the great work that has led to our growth and reinforces the team’s talent and success.”

The team has grown to be one of the most award-winning practices in the region. In 2016 alone, the public relations practice earned 13 industry awards from IABC, the American Advertising Federation and the Public Relations Society of America collectively. In 2017, the team was also recognized on a national scale by PR News as it earned gold for the “Charlie® for President” campaign on behalf of client, StarKist®.

Shannon Baker, president of Gatesman, shares English’s enthusiasm. “Our PR team is incredibly tenacious. They’re always willing to go the extra mile for our clients and their passion is something to be admired. This honor is very much deserved.”

All agencies included within O’Dwyer’s PR rankings have met strict guidelines established by O’Dwyer’s and have exhibited overall company growth and improved market standing within the industry. Click here to view the 2017 list in its entirety.

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About Gatesman:

Based in Pittsburgh, Gatesman is a fully integrated, independent marketing communications agency with expertise in branding, advertising, digital, public relations, social media, and media planning and buying. Gatesman is a partner in AMIN Worldwide, an alliance of over 50 independent marketing agencies, and IPREX, a global communications network. The agency’s award-winning, full-service public relations practice ranks nationally within the top 100 independent PR firms. The agency’s diverse client roster features leading global, national, and regional brands, such as StarKist®, Del Monte, Hormel Foods, UPMC, the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL franchise, S&T Bank, Duquesne Light Company, CONSOL Energy, SHOP ‘n SAVE, Tobii Dynavox and Thorntons Convenience Stores. Gatesman was named to the Inc. 5000 list, noted as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S., for the past three consecutive years.