About us

Our business is growing yours.

We work hands-on to drive more traffic to your website, more leads to your phone lines and more business to your door. If no one knows your business exists, does it?

We’re strategic, connected, creative, savvy and unwavering in our commitment to your success. Our leadership team brings decades of big agency experience to create Bolt PR results, the kind of results that energize your business and exceed expectations. Founded in 2007, Bolt PR is an independently owned, national public relations and social media marketing agency providing businesses of all sizes with revenue-generating exposure, credibility and attention in the marketplace. Bolt PR taps into every possible medium, including print, web and broadcast, to connect your organization to your target audience.

We develop sustainable, impactful plans that lead to the generation of meaningful conversations with key audiences, greater understanding, consistent media coverage, attention in the marketplace, and lasting impressions.

We are honored to work with the brilliant and inspiring PR pros at Bolt PR! Their down to earth communication style and strategically creative minds are just a few reasons why TriDerma decided to make the leap into an unknown world. Almost 3 years of non-stop increasing brand awareness, exciting media hits and new product launches, we absolutely love our PR team and look forward to more years of growing together.

TriDerma Beauty PR, Director of Marketing - TriDerma, a global beauty products company

Bolt not only provided the service and support we expected of a PR partner, they also served as a sounding board — always honest with their feedback and advice so that our efforts met the best possible results. I appreciated that candid approach, the perfect match for our pragmatic startup.

Shelly Weitz, - Weitz Marketing

Bolt PR may refer to themselves as a PR agency, but in truth, they're an extension of our company. Like many businesses VIR has a peak season and our demands are rigorous. Bolt has consistently exceeded our expectations in securing, planning, executing, and recapping media events and have continued to raise the bar. They've helped us identify and effectively target new verticals which have helped convey our message to new consumers. In part due to their hard work, our business has doubled in four years and our awareness continues to grow. I openly recommend them to anyone looking to grow, maintain, and/or develop new channels.

Mike Rose, Director of Marketing - VIRginia International Raceway

In our twenty-year history at Meathead Movers, we have worked with numerous PR firms and Bolt has been by far the most effective, responsive and enthusiastic to work with. We have been a client for over eighteen months and have received over a hundred published articles and have enjoyed their professionalism and positive attitude with every interaction.

Aaron Steed, CEO - Meathead Movers

At first I was skeptical that a PR agency could provide the responsive relationship that our company requires from all of our partners. But I was pleasantly surprised at Bolt's complete transparency and professionalism.  I know what's happening and why with all of my campaigns, without having to request it.  As for results, we've been featured on television, print, and the web in all of our markets. Because of this work, we continue to expand our partnership with them as our business continues to grow.

Hashim Warren, Marketing Director - Advanced Fraud Solutions

The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere has had the pleasure of working with Bolt PR for several years. As a national nonprofit, we could not be more pleased with their nationwide reach and results in regards to media, their assistance in increasing our digital presence, and their hands on approach at events. They are attentive to our needs, understand our cause and work hard to assist us in building our brand with the attention it deserves in various media platforms across the country. Their customer service and attention to detail make them stand out above the rest. And, their knowledge and ability to think outside the box and offer suggestions and guidance have been such a valuable asset to our organization.

Carleen Wray, Executive Director - The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere

At Takeya, we are all so busy and all wear many hats so to have a dedicated team like the group we have at Bolt to rely on to take care of business and make things happen is so incredibly important. I love working with everyone at Bolt – they’re efficient, communicative and total team players. They make my job easier and so much more enjoyable!

Ryan Rosenkilde, Social Media Manager - Takeya

Bolt PR was extremely pivotal to the exposure and success of TEDxRaleigh in 2016. We could not have had the media attention, communication or outreach without their involvement. Our event tickets sold out in minutes which is a clear indication of their ability to successfully deliver. They were also fabulous to work with and extremely responsive. Highly, highly recommended!

Kevin Snyder, curator - TEDxRaleigh 2016

We came in looking for an agency, and we ended up with a family. We walked through the Bolt doors with no money, very little credibility, and a vision that we knew could change the world. Bolt is not only responsible for putting Health 2 Humanity on the map, but they have turned us into a company that is making money, building credibility, and literally signing agreements with partners that we never would have thought we could get in front of. As a CEO, trust is everything, and there is nothing in this world that I would not trust in the hands of the Bolt team. For as long as I live, I will never make another investment that will pay off as much as our partnership with Bolt Public Relations.

John Cefalu, CEO & Founder - Health 2 Humanity

Prime Life Fibers has worked with Bolt PR for many years. We needed an experienced team to help us implement our direct to consumer messaging on our Wearever and Hush Hush line of underwear. The Bolt team has done an outstanding job introducing our message to bloggers, influencers, news outlets, etc. over the years. They are a pleasure to work with, always professional and ready to assist.

Bob Deerin, CEO - Prime Life Fibers

Bolt PR has successfully managed public relations, marketing and social media campaigns for B2B and B2C businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Advertising
  • Construction
  • Fashion
  • Real Estate
  • Automotive
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Beauty
  • Consumer Product
  • Food & Beverage
  • Sports
  • Biotechnology
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Community Service
  • Entertainment
  • Non-Profit
  • Travel & Hospitality

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Why Bolt?

We work closely with our client-partners to establish goals and metrics, and work diligently to achieve those goals, pivoting where needed to ensure maximum result and impact. Our in-house expertise allows us to create truly integrated communications programs that reach audiences with multiple touchpoints, wherever they may be. This means that a press release isn’t just a press release; it’s a communications tool that may be repurposed into a personalized pitch letter for media, talking points for interviews, content for social media posts, copy for an email distribution, an update for a website newsroom, a potential cross-promotion with partner organizations, a speaking engagement topic, and so much more. That press release also becomes a measureable asset: how many articles were secured and what was the unique reach? What was the social media engagement on that topic? What was the overarching sentiment of that topic? The open rate on the email? The website traffic from the media sources? And what new opportunities did that release create for the organization? Bottom line: we’re all about results.

Bolt PR evaluates the goals, the target audiences and the budget/time allowances to develop a highly strategic and results-oriented plan. Our expansive communications expertise allows us to identify which tactics will give you the highest return for your dollar and what media outlets will best reach and move your audiences. We also know how to leverage those efforts across numerous channels to maximize time to the fullest. Ask any of our clients and they will tell you: Bolt PR exceeds expectations.

Let’s get real. No one wants to be nickel-and-dimed by a PR agency. Bolt PR works as your partner, doing whatever it takes to achieve big results, without surprise fees. Our team has worked at the big firms. We know how the other guys do it and we know we’re pretty darn different. From the tech start-up featured in the New York Times to the small school spotlighted by the TODAY Show, we make big things happen while working within your budget. We rely on our relationships, savvy, experience and skills to land high-profile media placements without up-sells, paid placements, or charges for phone calls, copies or faxes. (Yes, we’re serious. Just ask the other guys.)

WHY CHOOSE BOLT?

Personalization

No client is the same, no media outlet is the same and no approach should be the same. We provide customized campaigns for every client and personalized pitches to every media contact. We don’t rely on templates or mass email anyone. Ever.

Connections

The Bolt team has contacts locally and nationally. Our Bolt team is part of industry groups, journalist networks, boards, and committees. We are a trusted resource for our media partners, receiving daily emails, calls, and texts from contacts seeking sources and story opportunities.

Brand Evangelism

As a select-service agency, we stand behind our clients because we believe in them and promote them at every opportunity, from networking events and word-of-mouth referrals to complementary clients and businesses, to enthusiastic promotion on Bolt’s social networks (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter). Our clients become part of our strategic partner and referral network.

ROI

We diversify our efforts and tap into every available medium to create exposure and brand awareness where your target audience is already looking, translating to visibility that increases revenues. We are data-driven professionals who measure and track ROI.

Accountability & Transparency

Bolt PR sends regular, thorough status reports to our client partners with updates on where all activities stand and details of all press conversations in progress. Our clients know where every dollar they spend goes and see the results for the work we do on their behalf. We offer a flat-rate fee, which means we stay focused on getting you results rather than worrying about the allocation of our work. We also don’t bill for daily operating expenses like other agencies. We believe in keeping billing simple, fair and consistent so we can all concentrate on what really matters: results.

A few of our awesome clients!

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