Karbo Communications Fueled by 30% Growth and Industry Awards; Adds Event Management Services, U.S. Introduction Package for International Companies, Social Media Employee Advocacy Program and Adaptable Content Offerings

Agency sees 95% Client Retention Rate during 2020-21

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 30, 2021Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced 30% revenue growth and the expansion of service offerings based on shifts in market and technology drivers. 

“Changing business practices brought on by the pandemic have caused a dramatic shift in the kinds of marketing services companies need to increase brand awareness and drive sales,” said Julie Karbo, Founder and CEO. “The fundamental principles of how you reach and influence buyers and others with skin in the game have been transformed from the buying decision-making process to the very foundation of PR and marketing programs. Our services have morphed to align with the next normal and they’re designed to drive our clients’ success now that the rules of the game have changed.”

With the agency’s integrated approach to PR, digital marketing and content in mind, Karbo Com is introducing one-stop shop programs in end-to-end event management, U.S. market entry for internationally-based companies, a QuickStart digital marketing and content package, and a new Social Media Employee Advocacy program.

Karbo Com’s event services drive brand affinity and establish profound connections between clients and their customers. In addition to a customized marketing strategy developed to meet a client’s in-person and virtual event goals and ensure maximum ROI, services offered include program development, celebrity speakers, venue acquisition and management, catering, budget, exhibit development and staffing. 

Given the agency’s successful track record in launching international companies into the U.S. market, Karbo Com is also introducing a package to build overarching brand awareness and market leadership in the U.S. The program will include a messaging framework to pivot focus on U.S. audiences and thought leadership programs to increase market awareness and fuel company growth. Clients such as France-based Sweep have already benefited from Karbo Com’s counsel, securing feature articles in TechCrunch, VentureBeat and the Financial Times, among others, during their Q2 launch. “Early in our partnership, the Karbo team secured glowing feature articles in TechCrunch and VentureBeat that helped boost our lead generation efforts online, expand overall brand awareness with our key audiences and attract VC interest,” according to the CEO and co-founder, Rachel Delacour. “Their team has continuously provided seasoned, strategic counsel on the most effective ways for startups like ours to quickly gain significant traction in the U.S. that will help us achieve our overall business goals. Throughout everything, Karbo Com has provided a consistent and collaborative working experience that gives us confidence Sweep is in the right hands.”

Building off last year’s expanded SEO and social media offerings, the Content Studio is rolling out QuickStart, a simple and fast way to execute content and digital marketing assets that drive sales. The package allows both existing and new clients to make use of the agency’s extensive expertise in digital marketing, design and content development with the flexibility to quickly execute as needs change. This monthly package can be leveraged for the creation of infographics, social media, email and SEO campaigns, blogs, sales enablement materials, corporate photography, and more.

The Content Studio has also created a Social Media Employee Advocacy program designed to harness employee voices for corporate and community good. It includes a resource guide of best practices and customized social media program templates. To leverage the support of employees, in response to company plans and to prevent and mitigate crises, Karbo Com will help employers create a more productive and connected environment for employees. 

In 2021, the agency was also recognized as a winner of the Stevie® Award for Public Relations Agency of the Year in The 19th Annual American Business Awards®. This award recognizes organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them. 

Karbo Com was also Certified™ by Great Place to Work® in Q2, an award based entirely on current employee feedback about their experience at their workplace and Karbo Com was also recognized by Clutch as a Top B2B Company. In addition to a high staff retention rate, the agency also maintained a ninety-five percent client retention rate during 2020 and for the first half of 2021.

To learn more about how Karbo Communications can help your company reach its business goals, please get in touch here.

Karbo Communications Announces Advanced Social Media and SEO Offerings and Presence in Washington D.C.

 

Agency Expands Social Media and SEO Services with a Social Listening Program, Social Media Creative, Technical SEO, and More

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2020Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced expanded social media offerings and a new presence in Washington D.C.

Karbo Communications is rolling out a wide variety of social media services to meet an increase in client demand. In addition to standard and full-service social media management packages, the agency is expanding paid social media offerings and influencer programs, and launching a social listening program, company and product launch packages, an employee advocacy program, in-depth social media audits, executive social media management, and an array of social media creative services.

Karbo Communications is also announcing expanded SEO offerings through the agency’s Content Studio. Technical SEO offerings range from keyword research and site audits to conversion tracking and analytics. Additional services include external link building and local SEO offerings.

In addition to expanding service offerings, the agency also expanded its footprint. Last year Karbo Communications expanded its presence in growing tech hubs Seattle and Los Angeles. This year, the agency continues its expansion with an added presence in Washington D.C. Karbo Communications’ growth was recently recognized by The San Francisco Business Times as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area for the second year in a row, and the agency was named a leading B2B service provider in California by Clutch, a prominent B2B ratings and reviews platform. 

“Our economy continues to morph and acquiring sales remains a challenge,” said Julie Karbo, founder and CEO of Karbo Communications. “Companies must create enticing touchpoints along the customer journey from awareness to purchase. Social media is vital. Karbo Com delivers highly integrated, end-to-end programs that expand brand awareness and move the sales needle.”

To learn more about how Karbo Communications can help your company reach its business goals, please get in touch here.

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About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and Washington D.C. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, Hootsuite, Penguin Computing, Oracle and Cisco.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Karbo Communications Earns Record Number of Creative and Industry Honors in 1H 2020

 

Continued dedication to client success brings recognition 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 2020Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced a record number of award wins for the first half of 2020, including creative honors from the Hermes Creative Awards and Telly Awards and industry honors from O’Dwyer’s Top U.S. PR Firms, PRWeek’s Agency Business Report and a Bronze Stevie® Award for Public Relations Agency of the Year. 

Client Penguin Computing enlisted Karbo Com to highlight the HPC leader’s key role in creating Ang Lee’s technologically groundbreaking film, Gemini Man. The resulting case study video, featuring interviews with Gemini Man’s Technical Supervisor Ben Gervais, and Kevin Tubbs, Senior Director, Technology and Business Development at Penguin Computing, was recognized by multiple honors from creative award programs. An international competition administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP), the Hermes Creative Awards honored Karbo Com as a Gold winner in the 2020 competition among 6,000 entries from around the world. Karbo Com was also recognized as a silver winner alongside industry giants Comcast and Nickelodeon by the Telly Awards, a program honoring video and television.

In addition to creative awards, the agency was also recognized by the PR industry’s top award programs. The American Business Awards, nicknamed the Stevie® Awards, awarded Karbo Com with the Bronze medal for Public Relations Agency of the Year. This is the third consecutive year Karbo Com has been honored as one of the top three agencies in the country. Winners were chosen from more than 3,700 nominations across industries for categories such as Startup of the Year and Best New Product or Service of the Year. 

Additionally, Karbo Com was ranked as a top PR agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and in tech PR nationally by O’Dwyer’s PR News, a publication ranking over 100 of the most successful PR firms annually. Karbo Com has consistently been listed in O’Dwyer’s rankings over the last fifteen years.

Finally, Karbo Com was included in the top 150 agencies nationally and top 200 agencies globally by PR Week. Their Agency Business Report honored Karbo Com’s ability to retain business and talent after analyzing their revenue and staff levels. 

Customer stories are the victory lap after a hard won race,” said Julie Karbo, CEO of Karbo Communications. “It’s not good enough to send out a press release. A customized impactful strategy has to come first. Creative thinking about how to get the most bang for your buck and helping your customer benefit from your partnership is key. This is an opportunity for both companies to shine and how you communicate will affect how you continue to reap the rewards from sharing your story with the world.”

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About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, Hootsuite, Penguin Computing, Oracle and Cisco.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Karbo Communications Continues Record Growth, Launches Content Studio, and Makes Key Hires in 2019

 

Top-Ranked Technology PR Agency Gains Market Influence and Momentum

SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 27, 2020Karbo Communications, a top-ranked tech PR and digital marketing agency, today announced a record year, achieving $2.2M in 2019 revenues, a 12% increase in growth. The company also expanded staff by 33%. During the year Karbo served as the agency of record for TIBCO, TDK, Hootsuite, Real Time Innovations (RTI), Logitech, 500 Startups, Penguin Computing, Alpha Group, and Harmony Helper.

Karbo Com’s growth has been recognized by The San Francisco Business Times as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area, and by top industry publications O’Dwyer’s as a Top National PR Agency and Top Tech Agency and PR News for Top Places to Work in PR.

A key contributor to Karbo Com’s Q4 success was the launch of its dedicated Content Studio—which can work in coordination with the agency’s PR practice to provide content strategies that maximize impact and value for existing and new Karbo Com clients.

In the short time since Karbo Com’s Content Studio launched in September 2019, its services have already been utilized by clients such as 500 Startups, Harmony Helper, and Penguin Computing. Projects include article development, product, social and executive photography, advertising campaigns, and video production.

Karbo Com welcomed Mark Elkins as its new Head of Human Resources & Operations, and Lisa Kelaita into the role of Senior Vice President. Elkins brings 16 years of experience in the tech industry and creative agencies. Kelaita brings more than 30 years of global tech communications, including thought leadership and crisis PR experience from firms such as Shandwick Intl., Allison+Partners and Edelman.

“When technology-based companies want to dramatically increase sales and market leadership, they look to expanding marketing communications efforts across the board,” said Julie Karbo, founder and CEO of Karbo Communications. “The depth and breadth of our income and leadership-driving programs have created great demand for our services. From PR, to content, to paid marketing and social, we lead the way in global programs that make a difference. Combine that with our world-class team and victorious clients follow.”

 

About Karbo Communications 

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, Hootsuite, eBay, Logitech, RTI, Penguin Computing, 500 Startups, Oracle, Cisco and Harmony Helper. 

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Karbo Communications Announces Dedicated Content Studio

Agency Delivers Tech PR-Content Integration with Newly Established In-House Creative Division

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 30, 2019 – Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced the opening of the Karbo Communications Content Studio, the company’s dedicated creative division.

Purpose-built for technology storytelling, the Content Studio is a one-stop-shop offering a full suite of over 50 creative services spanning social media management, branding, writing, design, photography and video production. The Content Studio also offers a variety of high value bundled offerings including a thought leadership package, events-focused package, and a package designed to support company and product launches.

In coordination with the agency’s PR practice, the Content Studio’s team of journalists, designers, visual artists, and marketing strategists deliver highly integrated content strategies that maximize both impact and value for Karbo Com clientele. The agency’s current clients are already taking early advantage of Karbo Com’s expanded offerings. Projects include a video highlighting one client’s integral work on Gemini Man, a forthcoming film by director Ang Lee and digital advertising campaign for the patented singing app, Harmony Helper, among others.

The Content Studio is led by Courtney Stack, who joined Karbo Com as the agency’s Head of Content and Digital Marketing in January, 2019. Stack brings to the Content Studio her experience producing content for industry leaders including Airbnb, WIRED, TIBCO, Logitech and Pulitzer Prize winning newsroom ProPublica, among other respected brands.

“With increased revenue pressure, tight budgets, and ever-multiplying customer touchpoints, marketers continue to recognize the need for an integrated approach to brand communications,” noted Stack. “As a full-service creative studio within a PR firm, we’re uniquely positioned to orchestrate and amplify brand messages across all channels, bringing coherence to the customer experience and helping brands set the standard for outstanding visual and written creative content.”

“Our Content Studio will present PR and marketing team leads with the broad range of services necessary to thrive in an evolving media landscape,” said Julie Karbo, CEO of Karbo Communications. “We’ve carefully selected an influential team of writers, marketing experts, and artists with expertise in motivating diverse audiences from highly technical engineers to wide-ranging consumers. Karbo Com helps marketing teams devote the right media to the right audiences for the most successful outcomes.”

To explore Karbo Communications full range of creative offerings, visit the Karbo Communications Content Studio.

About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, The Tylt, Clearsurance, Oracle, Cisco and Megaport.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Karbo Communications Expands Presence in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York

Top-Ranked Tech PR and Digital Agency Serves Client in Key Markets Across the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ­– July 22, 2019 – Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced its expansion into the Los Angeles and Seattle markets, as well as a growing presence in New York City.

Karbo Com’s record of boosting client sales, breaking through market noise and helping dethrone competitors has consistently earned the firm top rankings over the past decade from O’Dwyer’s PR News, PR Week and accolades such as PR News’ Top Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times’ Fastest Growing Companies, and the American Business Awards’ Public Relations Agency of the Year. The agency’s diverse and talented team of PR professionals and content creators provide a comprehensive portfolio of services informed by decades of experience in media relations, digital marketing and journalism.

The firm holistically and progressively prepares tech companies for modern markets with a commitment to constant quality in secured media coverage, targeted thought leadership campaigns, curated social media, strategic content and more. Unlike most agencies, every client team at Karbo Com has the support of a senior team member on a day-to-day basis. These consistent results are reflected in sustained client satisfaction.

“As we see tech thriving in all areas of the United States, it’s vital that we have a physical presence that reflects that,” said Julie Karbo, founder and CEO of Karbo Communications. “We successfully support tech companies across the U.S. and abroad, and growing our teams in regional offices gives us an additional avenue to localize our efforts. We’ll continue to push the boundaries for enterprise clients nationwide in AI, the IoT, cloud, SaaS, consumer tech and more.”

Karbo Com retains its headquarters in San Francisco and branch in Silicon Valley. The company has recently expanded its California team as well.

About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, The Tylt, Clearsurance, Oracle, Cisco and Megaport.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media and New Business Contact:
Eric Pestana, Account Executive
eric@karbocom.com
408-891-6634

Karbo Communications Announces Record Growth for 1H 2019

Top-Ranked Tech PR and Digital Agency Celebrates Record Growth and Expanded Client Roster

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ­– June 17, 2019 – Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced record growth in the first half of 2019, an overall increase of 30% over 2018.

The company also announced the addition of new clientele across key sectors of cloud connectivity and data aggregation. Karbo Com welcomed Megaport, a global leader in Networking as a Service and Clearsurance, a leader in crowdsourced insurance company data. The company also expanded services to many of its existing clients.

As Megaport’s Agency of Record, Karbo Com will strengthen their position as a leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider. Megaport connects over 1,350 customers in more than 465 enabled data centers globally enabling customers with fast, flexible, secure, cost efficient, and on-demand connectivity to cloud, network, and managed service providers. Karbo Com will support their global market expansion by strengthening brand awareness across markets and key verticals.

Karbo Com will be advancing Clearsurance’s position in the insurance industry, bringing attention to its first-of-its-kind, consumer-centric online marketplace. Clearsurance’s platform is poised to modernize insurance purchasing decision-making through their unique approach to consumer data and evaluation of risk profiles and buying personas.

“As enterprises focus on digital transformation, AI, the IoT, cloud and other transformative technologies, we’ve been working to ensure that PR and digital programs deliver in an ever-changing world,” said Julie Karbo, founder and CEO of Karbo Communications. “In the first half of the year, we successfully blended the need for revenue-driven, creative programs with the ability to harness analytics to measure results. We continue to succeed because we don’t prescribe to mob-think. We develop original PR pathways. Look for Karbo Com to stay one step ahead of the status quo.”

About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, The Tylt, Clearsurance, Oracle, Cisco and Megaport.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media and New Business Contact:
Eric Pestana, Account Executive
eric@karbocom.com
408-891-6634

Karbo Communications Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner in 2019 American Business Awards®

This is the Second Consecutive Year Karbo Communications has Received a Stevie® Award Win for Public Relations Agency of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ­–May 2, 2019– Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced that it has won a Silver Stevie® Award for Public Relations Agency of the Year.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year and App of the Year, among others.

Karbo Com experienced a year of record growth in 2018, with the addition of new clientele across key sectors of the tech industry and numerous coverage wins in the IIoT, security, SaaS/cloud computing, augmented reality and sensors spaces, among others. The agency earned acclaim from the judges in the following areas: “record growth and new client acquisitions due to strategy shifts,” “agency drives impressive results, specifically in generating media coverage,” “impressive increase in revenue and stack of industry recognition” and “the agency is deeply rooted in the founder’s legacy and upholds the principles and values since its inception. It is principled and results oriented with high standards of service.”

“The judges’ comments tying our record growth to impressive results, echo what we hear from marketers and founders every day,” said Julie Karbo, CEO of Karbo Communications. “PR is being transformed and is increasingly transformational.  Our stellar team combines what our clients’ have to offer with the latest tools and creativity to maximize the value of their brands.  Our success isn’t an accident.  We rise above the pack because we reframe the market to drive meaningful outcomes for our clients.”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

 

About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, The Tylt, Oracle, Equinix, 8th Wall, Cisco and Megaport.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customers Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind then, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors of The 2019 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services, and SoftPro.

Digital Marketing and PR Agency Karbo Com Announces Another Year of Record Growth

Top-Ranked Agency Expands Client Roster and Wins Top Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—March 4, 2019—Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency, today announced 2018 revenues of $2M, an increase of 44% over 2017.

The announcement concludes a year of record growth for the agency, which saw the addition of new clientele across key sectors of the tech industry, from high performance computing and blockchain to artificial intelligence and edge analytics.

Among them, Karbo Com welcomed TIBCO, a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, and Advance Digital’s tech and media incubator, Alpha Group. Harmony Helper, TicketSocket, and Diamond Pro were also among the many new accounts added to the agency in 2018. In addition to brokering relationships with new clients, Karbo renewed contracts with existing clients including TDK, RTI, 8th Wall, OnScale, and Logitech.

These new business developments represent rapid growth for the agency, as acknowledged by the San Francisco Business Times, which named Karbo Com one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area. The accolade was one of a record number of awards received by the agency in 2018. In November, O’Dwyer’s PR News ranked Karbo Com among the Top Technology PR Firms in the U.S. and the Top 20 PR Agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area; the agency has been consistently listed in annual O’Dwyer rankings for over a decade. Karbo Com also received a Bronze Stevie® Award for Public Relations Agency of the Year, earning praise from the judging panel for its “very interesting work in the tech space” and “use of data, analytics and effective communication techniques.”

In 2018, the agency was also recognized by PR News as one of the Top Places to Work in PR, an accolade supported by Karbo Com’s growing team, which expanded by nearly 40%.

“2018 was an incredible year for the agency,” said Julie Karbo, founder and CEO of Karbo Communications. “We’ve been thrilled to be selected by some of the biggest names in tech; enterprise institutions who are leaders in their industries—as well as startups at the very forefront of innovation in their respective fields.

We’ve attracted talented new team members and have been able to accomplish a great deal for our clients, winning some of the PR world’s premier arbiters through the many awards we won this past year. Karbo Com has some exciting things planned for 2019, and with such a great year behind us, we’re looking forward to the year ahead.”

About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, The Tylt, Oracle, Equinix, 8th Wall, Cisco and Penguin Computing.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media and New Business Contact:

Eric Pestana, Account Executive
eric@karbocom.com
408-891-6634

 

TIBCO Appoints Karbo Communications as North American Agency of Record

Industry leader in integration and analytics taps award-winning PR agency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—February 11, 2019—Karbo Communications, a top-ranked U.S. technology public relations (PR) and digital marketing agency today announced it has been named TIBCO Software Inc.’s Agency of Record. Karbo Com will handle TIBCO’s messaging, media, and public relations efforts in North America, advancing the company’s position as a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics.

This week, TIBCO was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. Earlier this month, TIBCO was also recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Strategic iPaaS And Hybrid Integration Platforms Q1 report, which awarded the company the highest possible score in multiple categories across the evaluation criteria.

As the company’s Agency of Record, Karbo Com will emphasize TIBCO’s leadership standing through communications that explain the company’s innovative work.  In addition to corporate communications efforts, the agency will support TIBCO’s marketing strategy for the suite of products and solutions that are part of the TIBCO® Connected Intelligence offering, including TIBCO Spotfire® X, the company’s analytics and data visualization platform and the TIBCO NOW® Global Tour 2019, a multi-city edge conference making stops in Singapore, Chicago, and London.

“Karbo Communications’ strategic counsel and expertise in the B2B SaaS industry makes them an invaluable addition to TIBCO’s marketing and communications efforts,” said Lindsey Ashjian Torres, global director, corporate communications, TIBCO. “We realized value from the relationship right out of the gate and they continue to deliver. I’m confident that together we’ll expand awareness of the many ways TIBCO is helping businesses innovate through improved interconnectivity and data analytics.”

“We’re honored to be working with TIBCO,” said Julie Karbo, founder and CEO of Karbo Communications. “It’s significant when an industry leader manages to be as nimble and innovative as TIBCO is. The company is doing incredible work and we’re very excited to contribute to their success through storytelling and aggressive outreach. They’ve empowered us to be creative and not be constrained by the status quo. It’s going to be an exciting year.”

About Karbo Communications

Karbo Communications, Inc. is a leading digital technology PR and marketing agency located in the hubs of innovation, San Francisco’s South of Market area (SoMA), Silicon Valley and New York. A full-service agency, Karbo Communications offers an extensive array of innovative digital services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, content development and more. Karbo Communications has helped to disrupt markets through strategic communications programs for groundbreaking companies such as TIBCO, Apple, eBay, Digg, Logitech, TDK, RTI, The Tylt, Oracle, Equinix, 8th Wall, Cisco and Penguin Computing.

The Karbo Communications team brings industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the best of the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership for a range of clients, from start-ups to leading global organizations. For more information, visit www.karbocom.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Karbo Communications Media and New Business Contact:

Eric Pestana, Account Executive
eric@karbocom.com
408-891-6634

TIBCO, TIBCO NOW, and Spotfire are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification.