Jim Farrell is the founder of PRfirst, which has helped businesses and organizations gain positive media coverage since 1998. Prior to launching PRfirst, Jim was the publisher of several weekly newspapers on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and then worked in public relations/marketing for two area companies.
PRfirst is a six-person agency located in Hanover, MA, serving clients throughout New England and beyond. The company’s leadership team hails from the newspaper and media world. They know and understand the needs of the news media and they understand how to match a client’s news and expertise to those media needs.
Public relations helps boost a company’s visibility and showcase its knowledge and expertise, thereby offering business owners a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. PRfirst assists clients with writing and distributing press releases, helping clients be seen by the media as sources in their areas of expertise, working to obtain feature and expanded coverage of a business, and assisting in writing and placing guest columns from clients on websites, as well as in newspapers and magazines. In today’s rapidly-changing media landscape, public relations dovetails well with other forms of marketing, including advertising and social media. The team believes that the best marketing campaign is one that utilizes a variety of options, and that PR should definitely be in that all-important mix.
Jim serves on the Board of Directors for the Hanover Chamber of Commerce and the Kingston Business Association. He is a former member of the Kingston (MA) Housing Authority and the Kingston Public Library Foundation.