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Highwire Ranked PR firm


727 Sansome St., #100, San Francisco, CA 94111


[email protected]

Enterprise/IT, AI/machine learning, cloud, cybersecurity, healthcare, medical device, advocacy, fintech, financial services, martech/adtech, energy & sustainability.

Employees: 150. Founded: 2008.

Agency Statement:

Highwire is an inclusive strategic communications and digital marketing partner designed for category leaders and challengers across the technology and healthcare sectors. Highwire's client portfolio includes leaders in enterprise and B2B technology, healthcare, AI, cybersecurity, energy and financial services. In healthcare, clients span MedTech, diagnostics, primary care, behavioral health, remote care platforms and more. Highwire’s team is composed of veteran communicators, marketers and former journalists with deep technical expertise paired with expansive industry knowledge.

Highwire at its 2024 all-agency KickoffHighwire at its 2024 all-agency Kickoff

Highwire’s fully integrated programs leverage digital and social media channels, earned media, and editorial and creative services to drive businesses forward.

The agency continues to lead in the communications and marketing sectors by providing innovative, integrated, and high-impact public relations and marketing programs, while maintaining a sustainable and energizing environment for its team members. Highwire is a signatory with the Diversity Action Alliance (DAA) and is committed to expanding diverse representation in our agency and our industry while fostering an inclusive agency environment, where every employee can be seen, heard, and valued.

In 2022, the agency secured a strategic investment from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm specializing in media, entertainment, communications and related sectors to fuel the growth of its integrated communications and digital marketing services.

Emily Borders, Kathleen Gratehouse, and Carol Carrubba, principals

727 Sansome St., #100, San Francisco, CA 94111
10 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654
8 W. 38th St., #1200, New York, NY 10018
142 Berkeley St., 4th flr., Boston, MA 02116

Clients Include:

Bread Financial
Hitachi ABB
Rocket Lawyer
Trend Micro
Western Digital

Highwire in the news with O'Dwyer's:

On the Move: BPCM Adds Laird and Wiggins

Thu., Apr. 25, 2024 new and exciting directions,” said BPCM co-founding partner Vanessa von Bismarck. Dave Samson, Adam Cossman Highwire PR names Dave Samson and Adam Cossman to its board of directors to support...

A Tough 2023 for Tech

Thu., Apr. 18, 2024

...of the pack. The drop there was only 7.7 percent—from $556.8 million to $514.1 million. Highwire Rethinks Its Way to Growth Carol Carrubba “It was a challenging year for the tech sector,”...

NYC PR Firms Largest Slice of O'Dwyer's Rankings

Tue., Apr. 9, 2024

...firms in the Los Angeles area. Up the coast in San Francisco Edelman's office ($37.3M), Highwire ($35.7M) and The Hoffman Agency in San Jose make up the top three among...

On the Move: Highwire PR Hires Weber Shandwick's Cote

Tue., Feb. 13, 2024

... Margaret Cote Highwire PR brings on Margaret Cote as head of insights and analytics. Cote most recently...

On the Move: Highwire PR Hires Weber Shandwick's Byrnes

Tue., Nov. 14, 2023

... Michael Byrnes Highwire PR brings on Michael Byrnes as managing director of health. Byrnes was most recently...

Tech Firms Saw 3.9% Uptick in 2022

Wed., Apr. 19, 2023

...across channels to support driving more qualified leads and creating an experience to drive demand.” Highwire Expands Its Presence “...

On the Move: Highwire Hires Hamrahi for CFO Spot

Wed., Mar. 29, 2023

... Joe Hamrahi Highwire PR names Joe Hamrahi chief financial officer. Hamrahi joins ...

On the Move: AMF Media Group Names Granger Marcomm President

Wed., Dec. 14, 2022

...Audrey Granger as president of marketing communications, effective immediately. Granger comes to AMF from Highwire PR, where she served as vice president, overseeing public relations for major tech brands,...

News of Firms: Shamrock Showers Cash Into Highwire PR

Tue., Sep. 20, 2022

... Highwire PR secures a strategic investment from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm that...

Technology PR Firms Registered 'Hyper-Growth' in '21

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022

...percent to $28.5 million) and #9 The Hoffman Agency (up 33.4 percent to $20.2 million). Highwire PR’s 21 percent jump to $29. 2 million brought it in at #6. PAN...

On the Move: Marina Maher Recruits Edelman's Wu

Wed., Jan. 26, 2022

...joining Cisco, he was SVP global marketing at FireEye and a senior vp at Highwire PR. In his new post, he will head up the integrated Okta + Auth0...

Bospar Rallies PR vs. Texas Abortion Ban

Thu., Oct. 28, 2021

...ban. It is free to attend and other participating agencies include Bateman Agency, BOCA, EvolveMKD, Highwire PR, Karbo Communications, Manhattan Strategies, Redwood Climate Communications, Strange Brew Strategies and Trier and...

Tech Firms Ride Out a Tough 2020

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021 fees from tech clients drop by 4.9 percent in 2020, six of those firms— Highwire PR (#4) , Walker Sands (#6), PAN Communications (#7), ICR (#8), The Hoffman Agency...

News of Firms: Virgo PR Opens for Business

Wed., Dec. 23, 2020 Mike Paffman, who was VP at Clarity PR, 5W PR and San Francisco-based Highwire . Virgo’s initial clients include Genies, Rebel Ventures, VergeSense, JobGet, SuperPlastic, TAYLRD and The Spring...

Highwire Acquires Wonderscript

Mon., Apr. 6, 2020

...Silicon Valley agency Highwire PR has acquired digital communications consultancy Wonderscript. Financial terms of the acquisition weren’t publicly disclosed. Carol...

The AI Hype is Real: Three Ways to Break Through the Noise

Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

...on reliable sources of thoughtful, accurate, and distinctive stories. *** Joe Ferrary is vice president at Highwire PR....

Upcoming Events

Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

...set to include Hotwire global CEO Barbara Bates, W2O Group senior advisor Bob Pearson, Highwire PR senior vice president Ross Levanto and WE Communications president, technology sector and chief...

How Agencies Can Ride the Continuing Tech Wave

Wed., May 23, 2018

...sphere. “No one has time to micromanage or second guess their PR partner,” said Highwire principal Carol Carrubba. According to Carrubba, agencies must work fast to gain the trust...

Top 25 PR Firms Posted Solid Gains in '17

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018

...gainers Leading gainers in the top 25 are: Prosek Partners (#6, $40.8M, up 33.2 percent), Highwire PR (#25, $17M, up 21.3 percent), W2O Group (#2, $144.3M, up 17.6 percent), Spectrum...

Highwire Scoops Up Inner Circle Labs

Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

... Emily Borders Highwire PR has acquired Inner Circle Labs, a firm that focuses on cutting-edge technologies in robotics,...

Expanding Bandwidth in Tech Communications

Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

...PR channels that are becoming more pronounced for tech clients. Ross Levanto, Senior VP at Highwire , said tech clients are providing more budget to execute the firm’s ideas for content...

O’Dwyer’s Directory Lists 1,200+ PR Firms, Ranks 123

Mon., Jul. 17, 2017

...or which are entirely tech did well including Racepoint Global, +7.8%; PAN Communications, +18%, Highwire PR +27.6%, Hotwire +32%, and Inkhouse Media, +13.8%. WE, third largest firm in last year’s...

Tech Firms Focus on Social Media, Content Creation

Mon., May 8, 2017

...$14 million in tech-related net fees in 2016. Social media, influence remain strong Silicon Valley agency Highwire PR grew by nearly 38 percent overall in 2016, and accounted for more than...

PR Industry Makes the Most of Big Changes

Wed., May 3, 2017

...the integrated capabilities necessary to engage all audiences through all channels.” Carol Carrubba Silicon Valley agency Highwire PR dialed up growth by 27.6 percent last year, earning the agency more than...

Highwire Opens Boston Office

Wed., Dec. 14, 2016

...Silicon Valley agency Highwire PR has moved to Boston, in a bid to continue expanding its East Coast...

Edelman's $840.9M in Fees Leads O'Dwyer Ranking

Wed., Mar. 16, 2016

...Communication, New York, NY - $9.4M, +40%#33 Inkhouse Media + Marketing, Waltham, MA - $12.1M, +34.3%#36  Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA - $10.9M, +33.9%#45 Bateman Group, San Francisco, CA - $8.6M, +28.9%#31 PAN...

17 of top 25 PR Firms Grew in Double Digits in 2013

Mon., Mar. 3, 2014

...include SparkPR, $13.4M; LaunchSquad, $11.3M; Max Borges Agency, $9.1M; Inkhouse Media + Marketing, $6.3M; Highwire PR, $6M; Pan Communications, $6M, and The Bateman Group, $4.2M.   LaunchSquad was up...

Borders + Gratehouse Stretches Out as Highwire PR

Thu., Jul. 11, 2013

...San Francisco-based Borders + Gratehouse has become Highwire PR amid a multi-faceted expansion of the five-year-old tech agency. The firm, which saw billings...

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