RPR is different.
Based in the northern seaside city of Portland, Maine, our flagship office is in Boca Raton, Florida. Since 2003, we have provided companies of all sizes located nationwide and worldwide with exceptional PR, Marketing, Branding and Creative Services.
Each member of our team has one thing in common – they are the absolute best at what they do.
Together, we have worked for all types of clients and on every type of PR, Branding and Marketing project imaginable. You won’t find legions of interns here. We believe in hiring the best people and keeping them.
This mirrors our client philosophy – we’re long-term relationship people. Some of our clients have been with us for more than a decade.
RPR provides big agency results without the big price tag. We also think you’ll like our responsive, first-class customer service we provide to each and every client – regardless of your size. Our clients are located throughout the United States and worldwide. Most clients return year-after- year – and there aren’t many PR and Marketing firms who can say that.
Ria Romano – Founding Principal
Ria founded RPR in 2003 with the goal of providing exemplary customer service with an eye on ROI. She’s the point of contact for clients and her industry expertise includes tech, eCommerce, consumer goods and services, healthcare and B2B. She started her career with Fidelity Investments’ in-house ad agency before transitioning to publishing positions with CPS Communications and HCI Communications, Inc. She also is a former Editor of leading trade publications for the pharmaceutical industry, including Medical Marketing & Media Magazine, and the former Editor-in- Chief of Counselor, The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. Before founding RPR, she held the position of Director of Public Relations for the largest privately held PR firm in the Southeast. She holds a BA/MA from Boston University and an MBA in Strategy/International Business from the University of Miami.
Jackie Rockefeller – Account Supervisor
With almost four decades of experience working in PR and Marketing, Jackie’s expertise focuses on overseeing account directors as well as strategic planning and execution, media relations and content creation. She develops and refines strategic communication plans and guides the day-to-day management of accounts to ensure all activities are effectively implements thereby delivering tangible results. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she received her MA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joseph Romano, Partner
Joseph is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and leverages Marketing and Communications as a strategic asset to drive competitive advantage and business growth for clients worldwide. His expertise includes clearly differentiating companies, products and services to dramatically increase new customer adoption, revenue, and third-party validation from key stakeholders. His focus areas include leading client strategy and execution of Marketing, Public Relations, Corporate/Internal/External/Crisis Communications and IR programs. He has an unparalleled product Marketing background and works with in-house R&D and sales groups to identify and target new markets and customers, while building and executing Marketing and Communications to support their business goals. He earned a Master of Science (M.S./MSc.) in Marketing and Public Relations from Boston University.
Adrianna Gambino – Senior Director
Adrianna oversees the strategic execution of communication plans for a handful of key clients. Her attention to detail and commitment to clients is proven with thoughtful stories in top-tier media outlets and her personal B2B and B2C media contacts are extensive. She has supported a variety of clients nationwide and worldwide for new product launches, rebrands and mergers. She is a graduate of Yale and holds an MBA from the University of Miami.
Akiko Tanaka – International Director
As the International PR Director, Akiko supports strategic plan execution for domestic clients expanding outside the United States in the areas of planning, brand messaging, content creation, media pitching and relations, building and maintaining press lists and aiding in social media research and planning. She is multilingual and is a former reporter turned Editor with the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the largest newspapers in the world. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford.
Marion Ivers – PR Specialist
Marion supports strategic plan execution for clients and her core responsibilities include press list development and management, media pitching and relations, client timeline tracking and various research and reporting initiatives. Over the years, she has worked with clients across a wide range of industries. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont.