Mid-Atlantic-based public relations firm Weiss PR, Inc. is changing its name to Pugh & Tiller PR, LLC and relocating its headquarters from Baltimore to Annapolis.
Ray Weiss, who has served as Weiss PR’s president, will turn over leadership of the firm to Jessica Tiller, a Millersville resident with whom he co-founded the firm in 2008, and Matthew Pugh, a Severna Park resident who has led the firm’s dramatic growth in the technology sector for the past six years.
In his new role as senior counsel, Weiss will help focus on the firm’s strategic direction and continued growth as a member of the Pugh & Tiller PR’s leadership team. He will also continue to lead public relations initiatives for several the firm’s clients.
“These changes are part of a transition we have been planning for some time,” Weiss said. “They reflect not only the vitally important role Jessica and Matthew have played in growing Weiss PR, but also their reputations as respected leaders within the public relations profession.”
Going forward, Pugh anticipates continued expansion of the firm’s tech practice while Tiller will continue to lead the firm’s employee benefits, insurance, and commercial real estate practices. They also plan to broaden the firm’s international reach. Recently, the firm was honored by CEO Today Magazine for its work in helping overseas clients in Israel, New Zealand, Australia, India, Canada, Iceland, and the UK to establish successful public relations initiatives in the U.S.
On the services front, Pugh & Tiller PR will continue to provide media and influencer relations, social media support, strategic communications planning, crisis communications, and issue management, while expanding content and digital marketing services, as well as project-specific services.
Additionally, the firm is introducing its “no strings attached” project-only media relations service, for companies that only need or want ad hoc media relations support, such as announcing a senior-level executive appointment or a new product or service offering.
Pugh & Tiller PR is also moving its headquarters to 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway. “The move to Annapolis positions the firm to be strategically located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore and better serve our clients in the U.S. and internationally,” said Tiller.
For more information, visit www.pughandtillerpr.com.