Communications for a
Complex World

Better Outcomes Through
Better Storytelling

Journalists at Heart,
PR Pros by Trade

Unrivaled Insurance
Communications Experience

The PR experts at Kimball Hughes Public Relations in Philadelphia
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Founded in the shadow of the City of Philadelphia in 1995, Kimball Hughes Public Relations has become a national public relations agency rooted in the fundamentals of good journalism and persuasive storytelling.

We help organizations — from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits — strengthen their reputations, build thought leader authority, navigate crises and shape opinions.

With operations in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and Hartford, our team of experienced professionals honed their skills as business journalists and corporate communication specialists in the industries we serve. We combine this expertise with sophisticated and thoughtful communication planning, strategies and execution to ensure our clients achieve their goals.

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Insurance Insiders

Find out how our nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance industry earned us a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected communications firms.

What We Offer

We’re known for our integrated approach and versatility. Let us create a customized communications campaign for your business.

Media Relations

Using targeted strategies, thoughtful research and tenacity, we build credibility and create awareness among the audiences you want to reach.

Thought Leadership

With messages that are compelling, positioned strategically and shared widely, you’re recognized as an informed opinion leader and industry expert.

Content Development & Marketing

Branded and shareable content deployed through multiple distribution channels means you can tell the story of your business on your terms.

Crisis Communications & Reputation Management

Expert planning, response and follow-up so you can move quickly and intelligently to protect your reputation when you need it most.

Communication Audits & Planning

Our comprehensive audits, data analysis and recommendations provide a roadmap for your future communications.

Branding & Integrated Marketing

Combining owned and earned channels, our integrated digital services help build brands that make an impact and differentiate you from your competitors.

Public Affairs

Through thoughtful messaging, strategic stakeholder communications and meaningful coalition building and management, we help you gain the ears of regulators, lawmakers and other influencers.

From Our Clients

Kimball Hughes PR has been part of our team for the past 15 years, helping us develop messaging when critical communications are necessary to the membership of the non-profit, professional trade associations we manage.

— Bernd G. Heinze, Esq., Accolade

Kimball Hughes PR has been our public relations agency since 2009 and has provided tremendous insight, advice and results.

— Diane Nafranowicz, PMA Companies

Kimball Hughes PR are public relations professionals with strong association experience and expertise. Their ability to effectively translate our core messages into media coverage has been invaluable.

— Joseph Ricci, TRSA

“It was important for us to find a group that was willing to listen to what we needed, not just prescribe what they thought. I was impressed with [Kimball Hughes PR’s] availability, client-centered approach, knowledge of communication strategies and willingness to learn.

— Ron Dendas, The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust

I am sincere in saying that bringing your team on board was one of the best decisions I’ve made this year.

— Phil Weber, ICPA
Public relations client case study
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
Helping a non-profit meet, exceed goals in a pandemic view case study
Public relations client case study
The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust
Communicating health to diverse communities view case study
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Alain Pinel Realtors
Scaling social media for a top 10 real estate brokerage view case study
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