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LaunchSquad Ranked PR firm


340 Pine St., #100, San Francisco, CA 94104


[email protected]
Emerging technologies, consumer products and innovation.

Employees: 115. Founded: 1999.

Agency Statement:

LaunchSquad is an award-winning public relations and creative communications agency with a virtual first mindset and offices in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. LaunchSquad is a group of 100+ dynamic storytellers who specialize in creating and sharing the stories of fast-growing, change-the-world companies.

Over the past 22 years, our work has helped clients raise billions of dollars in funding, fueled IPOs and multi-billion dollar exits, and taken countless upstarts from unknown brands to market leaders. LaunchSquad’s expertise spans both consumer-facing and B2B clients in a variety of industries including climate/energy, healthcare, transportation, consumer and enterprise technology, entertainment and media, e-commerce, finance, retail and more.

Jesse Odell, co-founder

373 Park Ave., South, 4th flr., New York, NY 10016
Mike Schroeder, SVP, new bus.

245 Main St, 12th flr., Cambridge, MA 02142
Mike Farber, Boston lead

333 N Green St., Suite 806, Chicago, IL 60607
Lisa Picasso, consumer practice lead

Clients Include:

General Catalyst
On Running
The Trevor Project

LaunchSquad in the news with O'Dwyer's:

LaunchSquad Launches First COVID At-Home Test to Receive FDA Nod

Wed., Dec. 16, 2020

... San Francisco’s LaunchSquad handles Ellume, which received Food and Drug Administration emergency authorization on Dec. 15 as...

On the Move: Crosby Hires Carrie Dooher as Senior VP; Lot Sixteen Names Joseph Eaves VP; InkHouse Promotes Dan O'Mahony in SF Office

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

...the agency’s cannabis practice. Before coming to InkHouse, he was an account manager at LaunchSquad . In his new role, O’Mahony will oversee office operations as well as helping to...

The ‘Better Economy’ and What it Means for PR

Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

...are one of the big benefactors. Welcome to the “Better Economy.” *** Jason Mandell is co-founder of LaunchSquad , a 120-person communications agency that focuses on emerging and innovative brands. Jason has helped...

PR Council Announces 2016 Board of Directors

Fri., Oct. 9, 2015

...directors are: Aaron Kwittken (Kwittken + Company Worldwide), Maureen Lippe (Lippe Taylor), Jason Mandell ( LaunchSquad ), Ron Guirguis, replacing Paul Newman (MSLGROUP), Mark Thorne (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), Virginia Devlin (Current), Carrie...

PR Jobs of the Week

Fri., Dec. 19, 2014

...VF Corp. - NCMedia & PR, Project Lead the Way - INPR account assoc., LaunchSquad - CA, MAPR specialist, Kirkland & Ellis - ILPR coordinator, Neiman Marcus - HIDir....

Aereo Files Chapter 11

Fri., Nov. 21, 2014

...and government relations for Aereo, which implemented layoffs and parted ways with PR agency LaunchSquad this month. ...

Atlantic Mag Looks at 'So Many Women in PR'

Mon., Aug. 18, 2014

...Effect of U.S. Travel Assn.; Sarah Roth, media manager, Golin; Megan Laney, senior A/E, LaunchSquad , and others in their own firms or at companies. Khazan's online-only article asks "Why Are There...

Supreme Court Programs Victory for TV Networks Over Aereo

Wed., Jun. 25, 2014 attack innovation as "demonstrably false. Diller told CBNC, "We did try, but it's now over." LaunchSquad handles Aereo's PR account. Virginia Lam heads corporate communications. ...

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

Mon., Mar. 3, 2014

...Israel, Denmark, Russia and Turkey. Other big tech firms include SparkPR, $13.4M; LaunchSquad , $11.3M; Max Borges Agency, $9.1M; Inkhouse Media + Marketing, $6.3M; Highwire PR, $6M; Pan...

W2O CEO Wants Grads with Passion, Speed, Social Skills

Thu., Nov. 7, 2013

...Agency; Tracey Parry, senior VP and partner, Airfoil Group, and Jason Mandell, co-founder and partner, LaunchSquad .  “I’ve enjoyed my career in PR and I want to share that enthusiasm with students,”...

Council of PR Firms Needs New Name

Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

...University that will feature James Weiss of W2O Group; Annemiek Hamelinck, Waggener Edstrom; Jason Mandell, LaunchSquad ; Lou Hoffman, Hoffman Agency; Bill Orr, Burson-Marsteller and Tracy Parry, Airfoil. All the firms...

Outbrain Responds to Wash Post Site Attack

Fri., Aug. 16, 2013 to outline its response to the attack, including a detailed timeline of events. LaunchSquad handles Outbrain's PR.Read the full post at

Many Tech PR Practices Post Double Digit Gains

Mon., Mar. 18, 2013

...with offices in ten domestic markets” and works with start-ups as well as multinationals. Atomic, LaunchSquad , Merritt Grew Other big tech gainers included Atomic PR, San Francisco, up 13% to $17...

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