Top agencies and teams who foster creativity and great workplace culture
By Kevin Bollman
With 2018 just a few months behind us, now is a great time to look back at some of the public relations agencies and teams that really outshined the competition with creativity and a great workplace environment. With so many great organizations out there it can be a daunting task to narrow down the best of the best, so here are my top five personal favorites that really caught my attention.
As mentioned in PRWeek's annual Best Places to Work initiative honors, Miami-based Boden embraces the philosophy of creativity, collaboration and strong internal communication. The agency specializes in the U.S. Latino markets and has worked with iconic brands like McDonald’s and Chobani yogurt. Boden is noted for its low employee turnover and its professional development program called BodenU which has employees check-in every three to six months to ensure success.
2. Maroon PR
Maroon uses their small size to their advantage when it comes to making their employees feel like part of a family. Staff members enjoy amenities like a gym, yoga classes, happy hour and all the tools and resources needed to make the company successful. Maroon employees also enjoy one work day from home per week and paid vacation for winter holidays. All these perks make for a great work-life balance that creates a feeling of camaraderie and companionship in the workplace.
3. Day One Agency
This small but mighty group was crowned the North America Small PR Agency of the Year at the 2018 SABRE Awards and it’s no surprise why. Their cliental includes industry giants like Nike, Facebook, American Express and Victoria’s Secret who have all benefited from its new influence marketing creation NEON. Day One’s biggest claim to fame is a campaign for Chipotle’s Queso launch that became one of the most dynamic Instagram campaigns ever created.
A cell phone company may not seem like a top choice for a dynamic and fulfilling PR job but never judge a book (or cell phone) by its cover. T-Mobile strives for an inclusive workplace environment with notable support for the LGBTQ community. With multiple recognition programs across the entire organization there is a feeling of employee appreciation that other large corporations lack.
5. 10Fold Communications
Given the fact that each agency employee has two paid days each year to do chartable work it should come as no surprise that this great company made PR News’ 2018 Winner for Top Places to Work in PR. 10Fold wholeheartedly embraces the concept of nurturing talent by preferring to promote existing employees before looking to hire outside the company. That high level of employee investment along with some really interesting and thoughtful blog posts about content marketing and cybersecurity makes 10Fold really stand out among other agencies.
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