Current Clients

Discover some of the emerging and high-growth companies that call Barokas PR their partner.

Airbiquity is the leader in connected car services and pioneer in automotive telematics.

Amplero is a recognized leader in leveraging artificial intelligence marketing (AIM) to maximize customer lifetime value and loyalty

Apprenti is the the first-of-its-kind program to recruit, train, and place 600 registered apprentices over the next 5 years.

Apruve is a B2B credit network that connects business buyers, their suppliers, and third-party banks to drive sales through risk-free lines of credit.

BDA is the nation's premier Merchandise Agency serving the Fortune 1000 worldwide and every major U.S. sports league and team.

BoldIQ optimizes the scheduling of assets and people for aviation, transportation and logistics companies.

CanPay is the world’s first debit payment app for cannabis retailers.

Center ID provides a new approach to spend management.

Changepoint provides Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) for thousands of enterprises.

DAM Contemporaries is a membership group that supports the Denver Art Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Department through programing and fundraising to promote a vibrant contemporary arts community in Denver.

DomainTools is the leader in domain name, DNS and Internet OSINT-based cyber threat intelligence and cybercrime forensics products and data.

Eastside Harley-Davidson is the Pacific Northwest's premier Motorcycle Dealership for new and used motorcycles.

Final helps consumers take back control of their credit card.

FlowPlay is bringing a bold new vision to casual gaming, enabling people of all ages to interact and play games together.

“For Here or To Go?” is a comedy drama about the many personal battles faced by immigrants living in America. 

Furbo is a smart dog camera that lets you see, talk, and toss treats to your dog.

Global EIR (entrepreneur in residence) is a non-profit network of entrepreneurs, investors and universities dedicated to solving founders’ immigration challenges.

HomeStreet is a diversified financial services company serving consumers and businesses in the Western United States and Hawaii.

Ibotta is a free app that pays users cash for everyday purchases.

Icertis is the leading cloud-based contract management platform.

iovation provides a suite of device-based services designed to safeguard businesses at every touchpoint.

Notion allows you to monitor your home with a single sensor, wherever you are.

Onvia is the leading provider of sales intelligence and acceleration at the core of the business-to-government marketplace.

OpenMarket, a subsidiary of Amdocs, is a leading enterprise mobile engagement company.

Outreach is the first data-driven platform for business sales communication, helping sales teams to achieve a 3x increase in lead-to-opportunity conversions.

Packlane makes it easy for brands to create beautiful custom packaging.

Paper and Leaf is a gallery-style recreational cannabis store located on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Pledge 1% partners with companies to help them pledge their equity, time, profit & product for social impact.

The Pokemon Company International is a worldwide leader in trading card games. Pokemon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.

ProtectWise shifts network security to the cloud to provide complete visibility and detection of enterprise threats and accelerated incident response. 

ReplyYes is a message-based commerce platform for brands to engage and transact with their customers.

ROCCOR provides low-cost, high performance deployable structure systems to spacecraft and terrestrial commercial markets. 

Routh Crabtree Olsen, P.S. is a full-service mortgage banking law firm dedicated to the representation of the mortgage banking and default servicing industry. Originally established in 1979 as a boutique firm, it has now grown to include offices in nine western states.

Solid Power is developing the next-generation of all solid-state rechargeable batteries.

Splash works with foreign governments and builds local businesses to create safe water projects in resource poor cities.

Syntonic provides new opportunities to enrich the mobile device experience.

Techstars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program.

The Shop is a state of the art facility for car and motorcycle enthusiasts to indulge all aspects of their passion.

TRELORA provides commission free residential real estate services.

Tyntec is a mobile interaction service provider, enabling businesses to integrate mobile telecom services for a wide range of uses.

Unify Square provides services, software and support making Microsoft Lync work for the Enterprise.

Utrip creates personalized travel itineraries in minutes.

Vector provides the microspace market segment with the reliable, affordable and agile space transportation that it needs to continue as the industry's biggest innovative force.

Vertafore is a leading provider of insurance software and agency management solutions.

VICIS provides highly engineered football helmet designed to reduce impact forces.

At W Bellevue, iconic design and contemporary luxury set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences.

WOW! is one of the nation's leading broadband providers, with a service area that passes over three million residential, business and wholesale consumers in 20 markets nationwide.

WTIA champions Washington State’s technology sector and plays a central role in making Washington an attractive place for technology companies to flourish.

From the Blog

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Our Clients say it all...

  • Tippr

    “I’ve worked with Barokas since 1999. They kick ass. A much better solution than Edelman, Weber, or any of the other mega agencies.”

  • Techstars

    “Barokas PR has been relentless in spreading awareness of the Techstars ecosystem on all fronts. They understand the many facets of our brand and can expertly deliver our message to the right people at the right publications. The Techstars for Life message has reverberated throughout the media thanks to the exceptional work from our Barokas PR team.”

  • Ello

    “If you set out to change the world it’s a good idea to have Barokas PR on your team. They are the most awesome PR people in the world. I would not work with anyone else.”

  • FlashFunders

    “I can’t believe how aggressive Barokas PR has been since day one of our relationship. The agency is exactly what FlashFunders needs to drive awareness.”

  • Cascadia

    “It takes a combination of strategic smarts and heads down effort to succeed in public relations, and nobody combines the two better than Barokas Public Relations. The agency’s work with Cascadia Capital has helped propel us into the spotlight as one of the nation’s leading boutique investment banks.”

  • Wealthfront

    “The work Barokas PR did for our recent launch was fantastic. A 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. The top-tier coverage we received was consistent with our messaging. We couldn’t have asked for more. Barokas is a welcome addition to the Bay Area PR scene.”

  • Daegis

    “Barokas Public Relations hit the ground running and placed positive articles right from the start. In addition to being results-focused, their deep understanding of the eDiscovery market played an integral role in developing our messaging and establishing awareness for the Daegis brand at a critical time. They consistently went the extra mile to serve us, and I can’t think of a better qualified group of PR professionals to work with.”

  • Rapt Media

    “Barokas has been a great partner to Rapt Media over the past few years.  Not only is their execution and attention to detail top notch, we share the same values of trust and honest communication to get to the best solutions.”

  • Eucalyptus Systems

    “Small focused teams can run circles around those with many more people and much larger marketing budgets. Barokas PR helps us sharpen and communicate our message with impressive awareness results in a market with lots of noise.”

  • Concur

    “For six years Barokas PR worked passionately on the Concur business. We relied on Howie and his team to help us promote and own the T&E category. Barokas consistently delivered.”

  • vCita

    “Barokas PR really gets us. They consistently deliver and are a true representation of PR minus the BS. This is the first time I’ve felt this way about a PR firm.”

  • FlowPlay

    “Barokas PR has been an integral part of our business since 2007, helping us grow from a small startup to a profitable gaming company. They’re a smart, scrappy and creative group of PR pros, and their passion for FlowPlay’s business is showcased by the PR coverage we’ve received over the years.” 

  • apptio

    “Barokas Public Relations has been relentless in raising Apptio’s profile and driving meaningful and consistent coverage. The firm’s tech savvy and ‘squeaky wheel’ approach to PR, combined with their energy and enthusiasm, is paying off in spades for Apptio as we work to build a new market category.”

  • Atari

    “Barokas PR is a nimble team of talented media professionals. They’ve successfully assisted Atari with shaping the Atari brand in the constantly evolving gaming landscape, and have continually exceeded our expectations and coverage goals. Barokas PR provides strategic media counsel to our team, and will continue to be a big complement to Atari’s go-forward plans.” 

  • Eucalyptus Systems

    “I consider myself very lucky for getting the chance to work with the Barokas PR team.  
    They are one of the few teams that really get it!”

     

  • SQFT

    “These guys are PR gods. In just one month, we doubled the number of downloads and tripled the number of listings on our app.”

  • Lighter Capital

    “Barokas PR delivered results from day one. We’ve been impressed with the team’s commitment to securing top tier coverage time and time again.”

  • Liaison

    “After experiencing the outstanding results secured by Barokas PR during our acquisition of Hubspan, we extended that partnership to Liaison. I wear many hats in my organization and their proactive approach and responsiveness were bar-none. I never had to worry about their performance, and over the years they were a huge key to my success.”

  • Airbiquity

    “Barokas PR has done an outstanding job on our business. They got up to speed quickly on a complex and fast moving industry vertical, and significantly improved our media targeting strategy and outreach. The results speak for themselves: 3X more press interviews, 2X more article inclusions, 6X more impressions delivery, and a category leading press coverage profile versus our competition.”

  • zenprise

    “Barokas Public Relations works as advertised – they get results – and have a keen understanding of what it takes to get the job done. The increasing volume of coverage we have achieved over the years is a testament to their work. We value the firm’s strategic counsel and partnership in helping Zenprise become the leader in mobile device management, and recommend them to other companies who are looking for an aggressive, smart agency with a “can do” attitude.”

  • Adaptiva

    “Since working with the BPR team, we’ve secured top tier media coverage that far exceeds our competitors. BPR is a rare-breed, able to understand and articulate complex technologies in a creative way that delivers results. Highly personable and professional, they possesses the innate ability to gain the trust of those around them, including journalists, analysts and clients. I highly recommend their services.”

  • WTIA

    “I have been working Barokas PR for 15 years and four companies. BPR is my go-to marketing partner of choice. In the past 2.5 years, BPR has worked closely with our team at WTIA to establish a credible voice for the tech industry in the Pacific Northwest. Media outlets and government officials now come to us as a subject matter expert on background or as a public voice for the important stories about our industry. It is a joy to work with BPR – they are competent, honest, and tenacious as hell.”

  • ChoreMonster

    “Barokas claims they are PR minus the bullshit. I found it hard to believe. So, I put them to work right away with an insane deadline. Guess what? They killed it. Not only that, but they’ve continued to do dope work ever since. Easy communication, always on top of it, and… no bullshit.”

  • OpenMarket

    “We’ve partnered with Barokas PR since 2013 and can attest to their driven, results-oriented agency mentality. In fact, they more than doubled the average number of feature coverage placements each quarter, compared to our previous agency. Barokas PR’s enterprise expertise has significantly lifted OpenMarket’s awareness with key press, analysts and customers.” 

  • ExtraHop Networks

     “When it came time to hire an outside PR agency for ExtraHop, Barokas seemed like a natural fit. Not only are they one of the only mid-size agencies that has meaningful enterprise IT infrastructure experience, plus their creativity, work ethic, and dedication to client success is obvious.”

  • Accela

    “Barokas PR has consistently performed at a level beyond our benchmarks. They never cease to impress with their PR savvy, quick grasp of our technology, and non-stop willingness to go the extra mile to reach desired goals. I would heartily recommend them for any stage business looking for a truly exceptional PR partner.”

  • RadiumOne

    “BPR provides the right mix of senior PR counsel coupled with a healthy dose of aggressiveness that has earned us tier-1 results in AdAge, AdWeek, Fast Company, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and others. Strategic communications is essential to a brand’s success, and the BPR team has consistently demonstrated their PR prowess for our brand and leadership team on multiple fronts. Their professionalism and partnership mentality dispels the myth that PR firms have to be based in the Bay Area to do great work.”

  • Visible Technologies

    “Over the nearly three years we worked with Barokas Public Relations, they consistently delivered outstanding results and counsel to us. They were a trusted advisor and partner! The team’s deep expertise working with key industry media in the advertising and digital marketing space benefitted us greatly, and was instrumental positioning us for acquisition by two industry leaders – Vocus and Cision. We couldn’t have asked for a more successful partnership.”

  • Amplero

    “Barokas has the breadth and depth of press, media and analyst relationships that I grew used to at big companies, but they also bring the scrappy, gritty, “we’re all in this together” attitude of a startup. They are a great partner and an integral part of our success!”

  • Blazent

    “In my career I’ve never seen this kind of response in such a short period of time. In less than two months, Barokas PR developed the strategy for our launch, and leveraged their relationships to drive top tier coverage across trade and business press. They are a PR powerhouse.”

  • BoldIQ

    “The best compliment I can give Barokas PR is that they are like an extension of our team. It does not feel like we are working with an ‘outside’ PR firm. They have the same level of commitment, engagement and passion as our own employees. On top of that, they are great at PR!”

  • Vector

    “Barokas PR has opened the door to endless opportunities for Vector. With their support, we’re seen as true thought leaders in the space community, which supports so much of what we do like raising capital and demand for our technology.”

  • Ibotta

    “As the fastest growing tech company in Denver, it was important to find a PR partner that could move quickly and strategically with us. Barokas has been that and more.”

  • Vertafore

    “Barokas PR has strengthened our relationships with key influencers in the insurance industry and increased our visibility as a leading software powerhouse in the PNW. Through this strategic partnership, we have experienced a record level of coverage, resulting in new business leads and an increased share of voice.”

  • clearwell

    “Barokas Public Relations has been a great partner for Clearwell and has played a critical role in our success. Kudos on a great job over the last 5+ years, beginning with our company launch through to our acquisition.”

  • Rachio

    Barokas PR is having a significant impact on our exposure, placing us in top tier media including CNET, Men’s Journal, TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal. As an added bonus, we have great chemistry with their team.”

  • RoundPegg

    “Barokas PR has achieved more in 6 months than our previous agency did in 2 years.”

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