Kimball Hughes Public Relations, a national agency headquartered in Philadelphia, is celebrating its 25th year in business. Launched as Kimball Communications on July 1, 1995 and led by its founder and president, Gary Kimball, the agency rebranded in 2017 following the addition of Rod Hughes as a partner.
“The practice of public relations has evolved drastically over 25 years, but its critical role in helping organizations navigate the most challenging times continues,” Kimball explained. “From the dot.com bust of 2001 and the Great Recession to the current pandemic and social unrest, we pride ourselves on helping organizational leaders make informed decisions and communicate better, while also helping our communities.”
As a former journalist and in-house communications professional in the financial services sector, Kimball developed specialty practices in insurance, healthcare and technology before expanding the agency’s expertise in a wide range of industries, including law, real estate, trade associations and others.
“The addition of Rod Hughes, along with a growing team of talented professionals and partners, have propelled our recent expansion,” Kimball said. “We’ve continued our growth this year, adding a Fortune 500 company to our growing roster of clients.”
Originally an agency of one, Kimball Hughes PR now boasts a team of 10 public relations professionals. In addition, the agency has developed a well-earned reputation for crisis communications, providing advice and media support to business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations facing emergency situations.