Otter PR Ranks No. 33 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Southeast Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Otter PR, the innovative public relations firm launched in 2020 with a vision for transforming the industry, proudly announces its inclusion on the Inc. Regionals list of the fastest-growing private companies in the Southeast for 2024. The Inc. Regionals award, an extension of the Inc. 5000 regional rankings, acknowledges Otter PR as one of the most successful companies within the southeast region of the U.S. This achievement was officially announced on February 27, 2024.

St Petersburg, FL – Inc. magazine revealed that Otter PR is No. 33 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southeast list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Southeast private companies, based in South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Southeast economy’s most dynamic segment – it’s independent small businesses.

“Making the Inc. Regionals list validates that our approach is working,” says Otter PR CEO Scott Bartnick. “We thank our loyal clients and talented staff who have made this rapid expansion possible. And while we are proud of this designation, we remain focused on sustaining our growth trajectory for years to come.”

Co-founder and CMO Jay Feldman added, “Scott and I envisioned a PR firm that would redefine industry standards and deliver unparalleled value to clients.  Being recognized by Inc. reaffirms that our vision is resonating with clients and industry peers alike. We are grateful for this recognition and remain committed to driving continued success and growth for Otter PR.”

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Southeast region. Between 2020 and 2022, these 223 private companies had an average growth rate of 166.43 percent; by 2023, they’d also added 20,496 jobs and $8.8 billion to the region’s economy.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southeast, including company profiles, can be found at You’ll also find an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria.

“The honorees in our Inc. 5000 network are the Who’s Who of private companies. They’re energizing regional economies as they engineer the future of their industries. Learn who they are and what they do — they’ll be impacting things for a while,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. Media.

Otter PR was founded in 2020 with a unique vision for reshaping the public relations space. Co-founders Scott Bartnick and Jay Feldman, recognized the shifting media landscape, leveraging this change to launch a Web3 native agency focused on helping clients gain media exposure through both traditional outlets, such as television, radio, newspapers, and magazines and non-traditional outlets, such as online outlets, podcasts, blogs, social media, and other digital channels.

As highlighted in a January 2024 USA Today article featuring Otter PR, digital media has become an essential part of effective PR strategies for today’s brands. Meeting consumers where they are in the digital world fosters trust, relevance, and resonance, building lasting connections in today’s dynamic communications landscape.

Inc. Ranking Adds to Numerous Awards Earned by Otter PR

Otter PR’s success since its inception has resulted in a series of prestigious awards, including the 2023 People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite Public Relations Company and a Silver Stevie® Award in the 20th Annual International Business Awards. The company was also recognized by Ragan Communications for its contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in public relations.

In 2022, Otter PR received the UpCity Best of Florida Award, Tampa Bay Inno Awards Honoree, a 2022 Manifest Global Award for Most Reviewed Company, and a BIG Award for Business naming it Company of the Year, in addition to being inducted into the Two Comma Club for achieving over $10 million in revenue through a ClickFunnels marketing campaign. 

Otter PR

Otter PR is a fast-growing, innovative, and creative company building thought leaders and businesses. As one of the top 100 PR agencies in the nation, Otter PR brings fresh content and perspectives to the table. They’ve been featured in Yahoo Finance, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and so many more. Otter PR has received many accolades, including Clutch #1 PR firm, G2 #1 PR firm, UpCity #1 PR firm, being named one of O’Dwyer’s Top PR firms, and many more. 

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