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Merritt Group, Inc. Ranked PR firm

Merritt Group, Inc.

8251 Greensboro Dr., Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102

703/856-2218; fax: 703/860-2080

[email protected]

Merritt Group is an award-winning, woman-owned strategic communications firm specializing in working with B2B and B2G technology market leaders and emerging startups. Merritt Group specializes in public relations, growth marketing, branding, design, web, content, social and SEO.

Employees: 66. Founded: 1997.

Agency Statement:

Merritt Group is an award-winning, woman-owned strategic communications firm. We are a mid-sized agency based in McLean, Virginia with staff across the U.S. in San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Denver and more. Merritt Group specializes in public relations, growth marketing, branding, design, web, content, social and SEO.

The success of our client campaigns is grounded in our extensive domain knowledge in market moving technology areas such as cybersecurity, AI, IoT, cloud, 5G, quantum, blockchain, robotics and mobile, as well as key verticals such as government, healthcare, retail, energy & utilities, transportation, banking and more.

Our client roster includes organizations ranging from large, global leaders to emerging, venture-backed innovators - all with a focus on technology.

Merritt Group's philosophy starts with understanding our clients' target audiences and markets and then developing powerful messages and creative programs that create awareness for their innovations that move their business forward. Our in-depth knowledge of our clients' competitors, markets, industry trends and influencers turns our campaigns into immediate ROI for their business.

We also have built our business on the expertise of our people by procuring and developing the industry's best talent. We foster innovation and experimentation that allows our people to develop their careers to their fullest potential and, in the process, deliver incredible service and value to our clients.

At Merritt Group, we are a family. We are authentic, inclusive, adaptable, accountable, service-minded and love a balanced and fulfilling work life. The agency places employee culture as a top priority, which has resulted in an industry-low turnover rate and multiple industry awards.

Leadership: Alisa Whyte, CEO, sr. partner; Thomas Rice, exec. VP, partner; John Conrad, exec. VP, partner; Jayson Schkloven, exec. VP, partner; Shahed Ahmed, sr. VP, partner; Michelle Schafer, sr. VP, partner; Matt Donovan, sr. VP, partner

Clients Include:

Deep Instinct
Forgepoint Capital
Hexagon PPM
Huntress Labs
Iron Mountain (public sector)
Qlik (public sector)

Merritt Group, Inc. in the news with O'Dwyer's:

News of Firms: APCO Worldwide Unveils Margy

Tue., Nov. 7, 2023’s emerging risk,” said Hill & Knowlton global chairman & CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva.  Alisa Valudes Whyte Merritt Group CEO and senior partner Alisa Valudes Whyte is recognized by Washington Women in Public...

News of Firms: Switzerland's Leidar Muscles into US Market

Tue., May 23, 2023

...specializes in working with startups, is launched by a group of agency veterans including Merritt Group founder Ben Merritt and Kira Rose Wojack. Merritt and Wojack have worked together since...

Telling the Story About 5G

Fri., Jul. 24, 2020

...A new guide from Merritt Group says PR professionals need to retool their strategies if they are looking to effectively...

News of Firms: Badger and Winters Teams with Fenton; Merritt Group Partners with Women In Technology; LLYC Joins WPP Partnership

Mon., Jun. 17, 2019

...the cages. Detectives are trying to determine if harassment charges are warranted, the source said. Merritt Group is teaming up with Women in Technology to present “WIT Connect: Decoding B2B and...

On the Move: Edelman Makes Christie Bishop SoCal Brand Boss; Ditto Lures Leslie Ankney From Forbes; Susan Davis Hires Merrit Group's Sean O'Leary

Wed., May 15, 2019

...assets. Sean O'Leary Susan Davis International has named Sean O’Leary as a vice president. O’Leary joins SDI from the Merritt Group , where he served as director, leading a practice for technology companies focused on working...

News of PR Firms

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018

...publications focused on themes such as women in tech, the blockchain, media and entertainment. Catherine Merritt Merritt Group Consulting has rebranded itself as Spool Marketing and Communications. Spool is helmed by Catherine Merritt,...

California Healthcare Institute Hires Hiar

Mon., Jul. 8, 2013 PR and communications director at its Washington office. Prior to CHI, Hiar was at Merritt Group , serving as lead on the Maximus and U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention accounts. Earlier she did...

Many Tech PR Practices Post Double Digit Gains

Mon., Mar. 18, 2013

...San Francisco, up 13% to $17 million; Mandell Finn Partners, New York, growing 17.8% to $10.2M; Merritt Group , up 28% to $9.2M; LaunchSquad, San Francisco, up 26% to $8.5M; Matter Communications, Boston,...

PR Firms, Large and Small, Grew in 2012

Mon., Mar. 11, 2013

...19% to $12.9M;Jackson Spalding, Atlanta, up 16% to $12M; Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, up 17.7% to $12.3M;  Merritt Group , Reston, up 28.8% to $9.2M; Development Counsellors Int’l, New York, up 19% to $8.6M, and Matter...

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