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Mid-Atlantic-based public relations firm Pugh & Tiller PR has been named to PRNEWS’ inaugural Agency Elite Top 100, which recognizes the most innovative and strategic public relations firms in the nation.

Being named to the Agency Elite Top 100 by PRNEWS, one of the public relations profession’s foremost trade publications, marks the second major honor recently accorded to Pugh & Tiller PR., a Seattle-based online directory that uses a research and selection process to identify top service professionals in more than 100 business categories including public relations, recently named Pugh & Tiller one of the top public relations firms in the Baltimore area.

“Being named to both of these lists is a testament to our continuing mission to provide clients with ideas built on strategy – not egos – from a team of senior public relations professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service, innovative solutions, and measurable results,” says company Partner Matthew Pugh.

“We are honored to be recognized not only within our local geographic market but also on a national scale by our peers,” adds Jessica Tiller, Partner at Pugh & Tiller PR. “That innovative approach to client work has served our firm well over the course of our 12 years in business, attracting clients from around the country, as well as international firms that are looking to enter the U.S. market.”

According to PRNEWS, selection to the inaugural Agency Elite Top 100 was based on the publication’s evaluation of more than a dozen criteria (including new products, services offered, and industry expertise) designed to highlight what PR firms stand out as doing the most innovative work.

PRNEWS also recognized how each of the agencies named to the Elite Top 100 pivoted their businesses and assisted their clients across categories during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Agency Elite Top 100 is comprised of boutique firms, mid-sized shops, and global organizations, demonstrating that size doesn’t always matter. Many of the smaller firms named to the list, including Pugh & Tiller, have gone head-to-head against much larger firms, proving that creative concepts and execution can be accomplished by teams of any size.

Pugh & Tiller’s inclusion in the list was based on its ranking with respect to 25 variables across five categories – reputation, credibility, experience, engagement, and professionalism. then analyzed the results to develop its final list of top Baltimore area PR firms. This marks the third straight year in which the firm was included in the ranking.

About Pugh & Tiller PR
Pugh & Tiller PR, LLC (formerly Weiss PR, Inc.) helps companies and organizations reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve both their communications and business goals. Pugh & Tiller specializes in five key industries – technology, professional services, real estate, non-profits, and healthcare/employee benefits. The firm’s s integrated approach to communications includes media and influencer relations, social media and marketing services, and issues management – all anchored by strategic communications planning. For more information, visit

Pugh & Tiller

Through an integrated approach, Pugh & Tiller helps B2B companies reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve their business goals. By offering public relations, branding and identity development, digital integrated marketing, website and app development, and graphic design and audio / video production, Pugh & Tiller provides each and every service with an eye on the bigger picture.