Bolt PR Celebrates 10 Years in the Raleigh Market


In 2011, a local Wolfpack alumna joined with a fellow former classmate to expand Bolt PR’s footprint into the Raleigh market. Both Founder and President Caroline Callaway and Vice President Jo-Anne Coombes graduated from NC State University and knew Raleigh was the ideal location to expand the award-winning public relations and digital marketing agency from its original office in Orange County, Calif. Now with four offices across the country, including a decade in the Triangle, the PR firm continues to grow in both staff size and revenue, representing client partners of all sizes nationwide and across a wide range of industries.

“Bolt PR would not be the thriving agency it is today without Jo-Anne’s leadership, marketing expertise and unrelenting commitment to our team and clients,” said Callaway. “Achieving a decade of successful business growth in what marked only our second office opening is an important milestone, and I am grateful to our Raleigh team and clients for helping us to reach this point. We look forward to continuing to serve our local business community and beyond for years to come.”

Coombes added, “So much has changed in the industry over the past year, yet alone the past decade, but the mission and impact of our work has not. I’m proud to have opened the second location of Bolt PR, and contributed to the opening of two additional locations since. Our agency recently celebrated 14 years in business, and I’m grateful to be a part of that for the last decade in Raleigh.”

Since its founding in January 2007, Bolt PR has grown from one office and one employee, to four offices nationwide, 18 full-time team members and consistent recognition in its local markets among the fastest-growing agencies. In 2020, Bolt PR was acquired by Millwright Holdings, which is a group of best-in-class independent agencies that deliver exceptional results for clients, and are great places to work.

Bolt PR drives brand awareness, understanding and equity through services that include: brand positioning, media relations, press releases, thought leadership, social media marketing, paid search and social, event planning and publicity, community relations, website design, and crisis communications. Local Bolt PR clients include: MyComputerCareer, National Pawn, Olde Raleigh Distillery, The StateView Hotel, Unscripted by Dream Hotels, VIRginia International Raceway, Vital Talent and many more.

About Bolt PR

Founded in 2007, Bolt PR is an award-winning public relations and digital marketing agency that delivers revenue-generating exposure. Bolt PR represents brands across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, education, entertainment, dining and hospitality, fashion, fitness, health care, nonprofit, real estate and technology. The agency’s core services include brand positioning and messaging, media relations, social media and digital marketing, event planning and publicity, community relations, website design and crisis communications. Bolt PR has offices in Dallas, Texas; Orange County, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bolt PR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Millwright Holdings, a San Francisco-based group of creative services agencies that deliver exceptional results and are great places to work.

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