Thanks to tech boom, San Francisco experiencing a surge in PR shops

The most recent data—from 2009—says there are 220 public relations establishments in the Bay Area. That number has only grown since then.

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Silicon Valley’s most recent startup boom has been a boon to the public relations industry. While some fear another tech bubble burst, PR pros are riding the wave as long as it lasts.

A recent Wall Street Journal article suggests that there are more PR pros in the San Francisco Bay area now than ever before:

According to (PRSA) data, the Bay Area had 220 public-relations establishments employing 1,943 individuals as of 2009, the most recent figures available, up from 196 public-relations establishments employing 1,532 in 2005. Public-relations professionals said the numbers are likely even larger now.

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