BLS Public Relations

Strategic PR & Marketing Communications

About BLS Public Relations

BLS Public Relations  (BLSPR)  is a strategic public relations and marketing communications  consultancy with 20+ years of experience in the journalism, public relations, media relations and marketing fields.  With experience in television, radio, newspapers, online and social media, public relations, promotions,  branding and marketing, BLSPR has the knowledge and contacts to maximize client exposure through creative and strategic communications, promotions and marketing campaigns.


Founded in 1997 by Barry L. Smith, BLSPR has a broad range of client history and its wide network of electronic, print and online media contacts regionally, nationally and internationally helps to facilitate media placements.


BLSPR’s service-oriented philosophy includes strategic plan development, constant interaction with client contacts, cultivation of media promotions to enhance advertising dollars, adherence to timetables, timely progress reports, on-site execution and event results and evaluation.


BLSPR understands that a client’s total marketing strategy is most important and the consultancy’s involvement is structured toward achieving your goals.  BLSPR uses a number of approaches to gain exposure for its clients including:


Strategic Publicity Planning

Media Relations

News/Issues Management & Strategic Publicity Placement

Satellite Media Tours

News and Video Releases

Social Media Marketing

Brand/Image Management

Website Development & Management

Technical & Trade Publicity

Radio Promotions

Podcasts / Webinars / Online Streaming

Publicity Stunts

Strategic Email Marketing

Crisis Communications Management

Multiple-City Media Tours & Telephone Conference Calls

Special Event Publicity & Creation

Award Shows & Campaigns

Media Kit Development & Distribution

On-Site Media Operations

Media/Photo Opportunities

Celebrity & Spokesperson Recruitment

Targeted Local & National Promotions

Internal Relations

Executive/Corporate Positioning

Online News Conferences/Interviews

Media Training