The latest PR news from PRovoke Media, previously known as the Holmes Report.
Opinion and commentary from PRovoke, previously known as the Holmes Report.
The PRovoke podcast lifts the lid on key PR industry stories and trends. P/k/a as the Holmes Report's Echo Chamber.
Latest video interviews and campaigns from PRovoke, previously known as the Holmes Report.
Long-form journalism that analyzes the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the business and practice of PR.
Industry-leading analysis of the PR stories that matter.
Up close and personal with leaders from the marketing and PR worlds.
Keeping up with the latest thinking on PR industry expansion.
PRovoke's coverage of the Covid-19 crisis, focusing on corporate communication, public affairs & PR industry fallout.
Coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
PRovoke's annual analysis of the top reputation crises to rock the corporate sector.
PRovoke's annual forecast of trends that will impact the PR world in the year ahead.
Diversity & inclusion trends, views and analysis from Provoke.
Creative work, trends and views from the global public relations industry.
Dedicated to exploring the new frontiers of PR as it dives deeper into social media, content and analytics.
Our coverage of key technology PR trends and challenges from around the world of digital communications.
From brand marketing to conscious consumerism, coverage of key marketing and PR trends worldwide.
Coverage of global corporate reputation and communications news and trends, from the leading online corporate PR news website PRovoke. Subscribe today!
PRovoke's coverage, analysis and news around the rapidly-shifting area of employee engagement and internal communications.
Sports PR news, diversity & inclusion trends, views and analysis from PRovoke. Subscribe today for the very latest in the world of sports communications.
PRovoke Media's definitive global benchmark of global PR agency size and growth.
PRovoke's annual selections for PR Agencies of the Year, across all of the world's major markets.
The world's 100 most powerful corporate communicators.
PRovoke profiles marketing and communications innovators from across North America, EMEA and Asia-Pac.
The most creatively awarded PR campaigns and agencies in the world.
In-depth annual research into the PR industry's efforts to raise creative standards.
The key global benchmark of PR agency rankings, industry size and global trends.
The world's biggest PR awards programme, dedicated to benchmarking the best PR work from across the globe.
The biggest PR conference of the year, a high-level forum designed to address the critical issues that matter most.
A global network of conferences that explore the innovation and disruption that is redefining public relations.
Unrivalled insight into the world's best PR agencies, across specialist and geographic categories.
Our Next 20 initiative brings together in-house comms leaders with PR firms to examine the future of communications.
PRovoke elevates the PR industry at Cannes in 2020, in conjunction with ICCO.
PRovoke's coverage & events from the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The PR industry’s most comprehensive listing of firms from every region and specialty
Find the latest global PR and communications jobs from PRovoke. From internships to account executives or directors. See all our PR jobs here.
Content from PRovoke's premium partners.
PRovoke's editorial series published in collaboration with partners.
Public Relations and Communications
Defining communications broadly to include digital, content marketing, thought leadership as well as traditional PR, The Hoffman Agency knows how to differentiate brands and deliver air cover for sales. With a heritage in the technology sector, the firm’s work today cuts across a range of industries.
For clients with global needs, the company operates in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Unlike traditional agencies handicapped by their silo structure, The Hoffman Agency applies a collaborative approach to implementing multi-country campaigns. This leverage of content and thinking across geographies ultimately generates better results.
While campaigns vary by client and industry, all share one theme: the creation of content that reflects the tenets of storytelling. This means developing narratives that prompt journalists to write and target audiences to read — a far cry from the “corporate speak” that satisfies internal stakeholders. Toward this end, the firm conducts storytelling workshops for internal communicators, executives and employees.
Such progressive thinking extends to tactics such as influencer relations. Often, PR professionals fall into the trap of contacting influencers only when they need something, usually a briefing and coverage, resulting in a transactional relationship. The Hoffman Agency makes a point of contacting influencers specifically when clients DON’T need something. These types of interactions cultivate stronger relationships.
Even on the operations side, The Hoffman Agency walks to a different drummer. Eschewing the traditional focus on the financial side — measuring account people based their “billability” — the firm adheres to the belief that if you deliver great work to the client, financial performance will follow (as opposed to the numbers being the lead pin). Named PR Agency of the Year in both the United States and Asia by PRWeek magazine, the Agency operates eight offices worldwide, covering Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.
The Hoffman Agency was also recognized as a finalist in The Holmes Report’s 2017 North America Technology Agencies of the Year.
The ultra-competitive Silicon Valley PR market tends to reward two types of firm: the titans that have ruled with their seemingly unbreakable networks and, of course, the hot boutiques of the moment. This is a market that can be unforgiving to the firms that fall in-between — which makes Hoffman’s Agency comeback arc all the more impressive.
In 2016, US revenues grew a respectable 12% but it’s worth taking a wider lens to grasp how immensely founder Lou Hoffman has overhauled the firm since 2012. That year, Hoffman had declined to $2.3m in the United States with a significantly weakened brand. Hoffman undertook the painful process of restructuring the firm for sustainability. Since then, Hoffman has grown nearly 100% landing at $4.5m in 2016.
The caliber of its work has fueled much of this growth. Since 2013, judges for the Innovation SABRE awards have pointed out that Hoffman consistently punches above its weight. Among its standout work is strategically finessing content to optimize search rankings for clients like Sony Music, and in previous years, Endicia. In winning the Business France, Hoffman exploited its single P/L to service the multifaceted account across US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Looking ahead, Hoffman launched a new practice for Internet of Things with an eye towards becoming Silicon Valley’s ‘go-to’ agency in this area. Is current IoT clients includes Nokia, Atomiton, NXP and Withings. Hoffman’s content offering separates from the pack with a combination of storytelling expertise (led by its clever Periodic Table of Business Storytelling) , making sense of complexity, SEO function and visual design capabilities.
In addition to Hoffman, the leadership team includes Steve Burkhart as US president, Kymra Knuth as EVP and Steve Jursa as EVP — the team that has made the 30-year-old firm the best that it’s probably ever been.
The Hoffman Agency // 14 Mar 2018
The Hoffman Agency // 12 Oct 2017
We feel that the views of the reader are as important as the views of the writer. Please contact us at [email protected]Signup For Our Newsletter Media Kits/Editorial Calendar Jobs Postings Sitemap
© Holmes Report LLC 2020