KNOXVILLE, TN – Ripley PR, a public relations agency specializing in the home service industry,marks its 10th anniversary in business by celebrating a decade of providing strategic public relations solutions to clients around the world.
The Maryville, Tennessee-based PR agency was founded in 2013 by CEO Heather Ripley after she decided it was time to leverage her experience and success in marketing and PR to create an agency in her own back yard.
“This anniversary not only marks a milestone in Ripley PR’s professional existence but commemorates the date when I decided to follow my dreams,” Ripley said. “We’ve seen great achievements and growth throughout the years thanks to the fantastic team we have in place, and we now serve contractors and B2B companies in the skilled trades industry from Georgia to California, and from Virginia to New York. We are proud of our journey and hope to continue to provide success to our clients for many years to come.”
Specializing in Home Service
Ripley started that journey as an assistant buyer for a national department store before catching the communications bug. She spent the next decade managing PR and marketing campaigns for a variety of companies, including Clockwork Home Services and its three franchise brands, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky. It was at that organization that Ripley first learned how impactful public relations could be to the home service industry.
She continued to work for other organizations throughout the Southeast until 2013 when she decided to come back to her hometown of Maryville and open her own public relations agency. Beginning with zero clients, Ripley got to work building a PR company that would help home service business owners grow to the next level and achieve their dreams.
In addition to the skilled trades, Ripley PR also specializes in promoting and growing franchising brands and companies in B2B and construction technology and industrial manufacturing industries.
The agency has been named to the Forbes list of America's Best PR Agencies for 2021 and Entrepreneur’s Best PR Agencies for Franchise and is the second largest PR agency in the Knoxville, Tennessee market. The agency offers strategic communications for its clients, including brand awareness campaigns, crisis management, media relations and social media strategies.
In 2021, Ripley released “Next Level Now: PR Secrets to Drive Explosive Growth for Your Home Service Business” through Advantage/Forbes Books as a way to help home service business owners understand how PR can help them improve their brand awareness. She was also nominated as a finalist for the 2020 Blount County ATHENA Awards and was named to the 2021 PHC News’ Top 10 Women in PHCP.
Ripley is also a regular contributing writer for a variety of trade publications such as Entrepreneur, For Construction Pros and Franchising USA. She has also been a guest on dozens of industry podcasts such as the Business Savvy podcast, Home Service Success, Power Women of the Trades and PHCPPros: Off the Cuff.
To learn more about Ripley PR, visit https://www.ripleypr.com or call 865/977-1973.