Catapult PR-IR Celebrates 15 Years

Congratulations to the team at Catapult PR-IR, which celebrated its 15th anniversary last week.

“It’s amazing the number of great clients and employees that have all contributed to the success of our company and helped shape the “Catapult way” of leveraging public and analysts relations to drive results that impact business success,” said Terri Douglas, co-founder and principal at Catapult. “Our current work around category building and strategic narrative development further differentiates Catapult as a highly experienced and strategic firm to work with.”

Linhart Tops Colorado Firms in Annual O’Dwyer’s Rankings

If you, like me, wondered how Linhart PR could afford to hire Paula Berg away from Southwest Airlines and then send her out of town every week so her potty mouth and semi-secret smoking wouldn’t corrupt the other employees, we have the answer: Linhart PR is crushing it when it comes to revenue.

The latest O’Dwyer’s rankings are out and here are the Colorado numbers:
#70 – Linhart PR – $4.11 million – Up 35% from 2009
#90 – GroundFloor Media – $3.00 million – Up 15% from 2009
#135 – Catapult PR/IR – $0.84 million – Up 2% from 2009
If you are interested, here are Colorado’s 2009 and 2008 numbers.

Linhart Edges GroundFloor in 2009 Net Fees

Jack O’Dwyer may think he is clever by removing agencies that don’t pay him enough from his agency rankings, but I’m going to one up him. From now on, every time I mention an agency – regardless of whether they want me to – I am sending them an invoice for $50. Be warned.

And if you are interested in knowing where local agencies placed on the O’Dwyer’s list released today, here they are:

• 67 – Linhart PR – $2,760,555 – Down 3.7% from last year
• 72 – GroundFloor Media – $2,607,370 – Up 5.3% from last year
• 118 – Catapult IR/PR – $834,397 – Down 5.9% from last year

(Ka-ching. I just made $150.)

Denver Agencies Show Growth in Annual O’Dwyer Rankings

If you see Gwin Johnston around town, make sure she buys you the drink. O’Dwyer released its annual rankings of PR agencies, and the Denver-area agencies disclosing their 2007 numbers were:

102. JohnstonWells — $3.04 M in 2007 revenue (+36%); 24 employees
106. Linhart PR — $2.85 M in 2007 revenue (+35%); 18 employees
118. GroundFloor Media — $2.30 M in 2007 revenue (+37%); 11 employees
137. Turner PR — $1.80 M in 2007 revenue (+20%); 12 employees
164. Catapult — $0.95 M in 2007 revenue (+3%); 6 employees

We’ll have to wait for the next Denver Business Journal list of PR firms to see where the holdouts (we mean you, Schenkein, GBSM, VisiTech, MGA, Metzger, et al.) are. Overall, the O’Dwyer list is encouraging. Most agencies are showing good growth, and JohnstonWells topping $3 million in revenue locally is a milestone.