O’Dwyer’s PR News, a leading industry trade publication, released its annual ranking of national PR firms this week, and Idea Grove earned multiple distinctions. The trade publication ranked Idea Grove as one of the fastest-growing PR firms in the nation as well as the top technology PR firm in Texas.
Idea Grove ranked as the second-fastest-growing agency among 114 firms that generated more than $1 million in fees in 2013. The agency’s revenues grew by more than 50 percent last year.
In the technology category, Idea Grove ranked 43rd among tech PR firms nationwide, and 107th among all privately held PR firms. Edelman topped the rankings with fees of $734 million in 2013.
Idea Grove president and founder Scott Baradell attributed the agency’s growth to its commitment to the unique needs of enterprise technology companies and the buyers they seek to reach.
“We recognize that the buyer for enterprise software and B2B technology products is changing, and we help our clients to better communicate with this buyer through the media as well as through the full range of digital channels,” Baradell said. “To us, no industry is too technical and no technology too arcane to inspire great content that connects with audiences.”
Idea Grove’s roster of B2B technology clients includes enterprise software and hardware companies, BPO and IT outsourcing providers, and communications and mobile technology companies.
O’Dwyer’s rankings are verified by income tax and W-3 forms to support fee and employee totals.
Trust expert Scott Baradell is CEO and founder of Idea Grove. Idea Grove helps its clients secure trust at scale through its unique Grow With TRUST approach. Scott is an established authority on trust and editor of the online publication Trust Signals, as well as author of the upcoming book Trust Signals: Brand Building in a Post-Truth World. Idea Grove celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, earning honors including the 2020 Pegasus Award for Small Agency of the Year, being named a Top 200 B2B service provider by Clutch, and ranking in the top 25 tech agencies in the U.S. by O'Dwyer's. Scott has an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and speaks on PR and marketing topics at industry events nationwide.