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Otter PR reviews wins local excellence award

Otter Public Relations has been named the winner of the 2022 Local Excellence Award from UpCity.


While most businesses are still cutting their teeth in their freshman and sophomore years, Otter PR has been winning awards. Even though Otter PR has been in business for just over two years, they have been named a “Top PR Firms of 2022” by O’Dwyer’s and have also been named the fastest-growing PR firm in the United States.

For those in the market for a top-notch public relations firm, Otter PR is your PR dream team. Rated as one of the top PR firms nationwide, Otter PR succeeds by staying true to one principle; getting fantastic media coverage for every one of its clients.

The “secret sauce” behind Otter PR’s success is the personalized service given to each client. “Otter Public Relations did a fantastic job with my press release and PR plan,” says client Drew Blumenthal, Founder, and CEO of Digital Drew SEM. “They did it fast and efficiently, and got the story picked up by some very credible sources. I will use them again.”

Otter PR works closely with each client to make sure that they can create the perfect PR plan and build each relationship on a foundation of growth. They take pride in being thought leaders, writers, marketers, and creatives with a passion for building and implementing effective campaigns that yield tangible results.

Founded by entrepreneurs Scott Bartnick and Dr. Jay Feldman, Otter PR has its headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, with an additional location in Orlando. Some of the most prestigious global outlets known for their media coverage and marketing value have recognized Otter PR, including Forbes, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Entrepreneur Magazine. The company has also been featured in several media outlets, including Yahoo!, Sun News Online, LA Weekly, LA Progressive, Haute Living, and Influencive, to name a few.

Created at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott Bartnick co-founded Otter Public Relations as the company’s COO alongside co-founder, Dr. Jay Feldman. Bartnick has a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida, and has a strong background as a service consultant, brand marketer, and internationally renowned e-commerce and media expert. Dr. Feldman is a known health influencer and thought leader. He went to school at the University of Florida where he studied pre-med, and continued his education at an NYC medical school.

UpCity Excellence

UpCity’s mission has been to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust for more than a decade. They developed the UpCity Recommendability Rating to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend them to the over two million businesses that visit their site.

Each year, UpCity analyzes and scores over 70,000 service providers based on their UpCity Recommendability Rating and acknowledges the top national and local providers with an UpCity Excellence Award.

“The 2022 UpCity Excellence awards are here!”

“Honoring service providers that are the best of the best, we are thrilled to announce the 2022 UpCity National and Local Excellence Award winners! The 2022 recipients have displayed exemplary recommendability, trust, and integrity over the last year, and we congratulate all the winners across the United States and Canada.”

While winning awards is a source of pride for any company, Otter PR’s biggest “trophy” is the success stories behind each of their clients. Here are just a few of the Otter PR reviews:

Meeting with my Otter crew is among my favorite parts of the week. My team is clever and resourceful -- but what's most important, they earn results. Josh, Ashley, & Elizabeth are delightful. Ask for them.” — Anton McParland

“The level of professionalism they have is unmatched in PR firms I’ve seen. They are quick and very responsive.” — Royal Cromwell

“Loved my experience with Otter PR! The entire team was very friendly and knowledgeable. They put out quality work in a timely manner. Will definitely be using them again!” — Laura Vazquez

“If you’re looking for top notch media relations campaigns, Otter PR will not disappoint! Great quality of work, professional, friendly people who know how to get things done. Highly recommend this agency!” — Carla Etheridge

Otter PR is grateful to UpCity for this prestigious award and wants to thank all of their loyal clients for their support. They look forward to the future as they continue to build the finest award-winning PR firm in the country.

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