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After a long story that’s best told over a beer, Anna Ruth woke up one morning in 2012 and decided to start her own tech PR agency. With just an old laptop, a small family loan and a vision to chart the future of PR, it was game on. Her first employee was her dog, but that quickly turned into more than two dozen humans, and ARPR rose to become the 2016 Technology Agency of the Year, a PR News’ TOP Place to Work and one of the top 30 largest tech PR firms in the country (O’Dwyers). In 2017, Anna Ruth earned a spot on PR News’ 50 Game-Changers in PR list, and in 2015 she was named Early Stage Entrepreneur of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

A self-professed traditional PR purist, she’s worked with some of the nation’s biggest outlets, such as CNN, Fast Company, Forbes, TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal. In addition to pitching journalists and writing long-form, she loves leading messaging sessions, content brainstorms and media trainings for clients. And nothing gets her going more than hustling in a pair of flats alongside clients at industry tradeshows, such as CES, RSA and HIMSS. When she’s not in Delta 14A, Anna Ruth is in endless pursuit of fixing up her urban loft, watching every documentary on Netflix, covering things in glitter, and doing a better downward dog than her four-legged child, Roscoe.

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3 Marketing Challenges Facing FinTech Brands

When Barclays launched the first ATM in 1967, no one imagined today’s financial ecosystem of mobile banking, blockchain, AI-based processes and digital currency. The global…

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The Collision Between Corporate Innovation and Corporate Communications

From the telecom company that powers your cable to your favorite airline to your parcel delivery service – enterprises across the globe are racing to…

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A Letter from the CEO: Welcome to the New

Dear visitor, The start of 2019 included new hires, several client product launches, dozens of tier 1 results and thousands of miles in the…

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Stage Zero: The struggle of defining a new category

Marketing and sales textbooks vary slightly, but they all state that B2B buyer journeys have three to four stages. Take this Hubspot illustration, for example:…

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4 Marketing Steps: How to Bring Your Technology Product to the U.S. Market

Last month, ARPR’s SVP of Client Service Evan Goldberg and I had the opportunity to visit clients and partners in Israel. The country is the…

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Why HIMSS Still Matters for Health IT Marketers

It’s that time of year again – the Christmas-Kentucky Derby for health IT professionals. HIMSS takes us to Sunny Orlando this year, and while you’ll…

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