“Growth” is the word at Hawkins International Public Relations these days, and a spot on the 2015 Inc. 5000 is the result. With 52 percent revenue growth over the past three years, the globally minded, NYC-based luxury travel and lifestyles public relations and digital firm has earned placement on the exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing companies compiled by Inc. magazine for the second consecutive year.
Now in its 34th year, Inc.’s annual list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – independent entrepreneurs.
“One of the things I’m most proud of has been our ability to grow the business, while still maintaining the deep immersion and creative collaboration with our clients that helped us earn their trust in the first place,” said Jennifer Hawkins, President of Hawkins International. “Our clients rely on us to help them win, and that means taking the time to really understand their business challenges and having our teams seamlessly operate as extensions of their in-house teams.”
Founded by Jennifer Hawkins in 2002, Hawkins International has grown in myriad ways over the past 13 years: from a one-woman shop to a staff of 28 passionate professionals; from a single domestic hotel client to more than 60 across travel, lifestyles and wellness worldwide; and from a small – indeed, quite small – office to a sizable and still-growing designer spread overlooking West 23rd Street from the famed Printing Arts Building in the white-hot Chelsea district of Manhattan.
In addition to its office size (HIPR will soon debut a second office in the same building to accommodate new talent and expanding offerings), the firm’s expertise and capabilities have grown as well – all in the name of best servicing its clients, of course. Beyond traditional media strategies such as press releases and press trips, all of which still play a vital role in client communication, Hawkins International has become public relations industry leader in social media, launching an expert Digital Team to develop tailored social media campaigns, strategize content and manage virtual communities for its clients. Similarly, the firm’s signature Launch Pad strategy has been employed to introduce nearly 25 global new builds, renovated properties and repositioned hotels and cruise ships to the North American media market over the past three years.
The firm similarly excels at trend spotting, event planning, and marketing partnerships. Perhaps most distinctively, Hawkins International has remained, at heart, a “boutique agency” with the personalized client offerings that designation implies.
“Our future growth hinges on making sure we deliver for our clients every day. With this in mind, we can look forward to more growth and successes ahead,” added Ms. Hawkins.
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Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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Hawkins International PR’s global roster of luxury clients also includes Seabourn Cruise Line, XV Beacon in Boston, The Dolder Grand in Zurich, Montage Hotels & Resorts in Laguna Beach, CA, Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride, CO, Gstaad Palace in Switzerland, La Compagnie, and more. For a complete client list, press kits and more information call 212-255-6541; visit www.hawkpr.com; or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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