Who We Are

Breakaway’s strength is its people. Every member of the Breakaway team—from the three managing partners to our high-energy account coordinators, in all three of our offices—plays an active, daily role in ensuring client success. We write, we pitch, and we talk to clients, industry analysts, bloggers and media on a daily basis. Our staff has significant expertise in enterprise software, hardware and services; online services; wired and wireless communications products and services; and digital entertainment.

Breakaway’s strength is its people. Our team excels at translating (oftentimes) complex technology concepts into compelling content that influences reader and viewer behaviors, attitudes and decisions. Our staff has significant expertise in enterprise software, hardware and services; online services; wired and wireless communications products and services; and digital entertainment.

The 16-member  Breakaway team is the best in the business, and as evidenced time and time again by results we produce for our clients.

But why listen to us, when you can hear what our clients have to say?


How we operate

Led by longtime technology PR practitioners Kelly Fitzgerald, Barbara Hagin and Pam Preston, Breakaway works with a select group of clients interested in partnering with an experienced and committed public relations team. All members of the Breakaway management team, including the partners as well as Vice President Patty Oien and UK Director Rachel Postlethwaite, have worked together for many years. Prior to Breakaway, we all worked together at TSI Communications/other leading firms including Golin-Harris. We are very familiar with one anothers' strengths (and weaknesses!!), and are uniquely capable of providing seamless support for our clients out of multiple offices. This multi-office approach results in better service for our clients, with on-the-ground support in the places technology companies need it most: Silicon Valley, New York/Boston and UK/Europe .

And it’s not just about the managers. Every member of the Breakaway team brings something special to our organization that benefits us and our clients. Breakaway staffers have diverse backgrounds that span sales, marketing, politics, training, journalism, events management, publishing, entertainment and more. Some of us have even been client side, and understand firsthand what keeps them our clients up at night. As communications PR professionals, our team is proud to have worked with industry leaders like IBM, HP, Intel, eBay and Sony as well as innovators and upstarts in their respective industries like Plaxo, Aruba Networks and Hyperic.
 

Balance of old and new

The art of public relations is more challenging than ever, with “citizen journalists” and social media becoming as important and influential (and sometimes even more so) in certain industries than the “traditional” media. Significantly, Breakaway weaves social media research and outreach alongside more conventional PR approaches in all of its programs. In addition, our Social Media Practice provides our customers clients with more in-depth access to resources for leveraging social networking tools and approaches.

Finally, we take our business seriously, but insist on having a good time at while doing it. We truly enjoy our work. This is evident in the excitement, energy and results you’ll find with Breakaway.