When I founded RAS Associates, LLC in 1987, I made a promise never to sacrifice our clients' interest in favor of short-term gain. Integrity is our core principle and guiding light. Client satisfaction is our ultimate reward.
We enjoy our work and this unique opportunity that each client lays at our doorstep. You may be a Fortune 500 company that needs support with national branding. You may be a start-up company struggling to launch your business. Whatever your position in the marketplace, we promise to exert our best efforts on your behalf and go the distance to keep you as a client for life.
Selecting the public relations firm that's right for you can be daunting. Where do you even start? We understand this, and we stand ready to answer your questions, offer creative and functional strategies to improve your position in the industry, and work with you as a team to get the results you want. We work hard to deliver everything we promise and more than you expect. In short, we want to earn your trust and build a relationship that will grow along with your company.
Bob Schiers, President & Founder
One size does not fit all. We do not give boilerplate answers, and we cringe at cookie cutter campaigns. This means you are the key component to success... we work with you to develop and implement strategy; we highlight the benefits and likely drawbacks of alternative strategies; and we ask lots of questions. You then decide what is best for you.
The more we dig, the more cohesive and targeted a campaign we can develop. We are, however, always mindful of your budget, and we work with you to implement campaigns that respect the constraints you set. We don’t spend just to spend, we spend to impact. While we are experts at all the services listed below, not all of them may be right for you. We will help you figure out which options offer the best return, and we will suggest combining various services that can work in concert to multiply the return on your investment.
We specialize in total communication, with a wide range of services that include:
Our Public Relations programs are based on mutually-developed marketing plans designed to meet your organization's strategic goals. We also recommend research before and after a defined project to evaluate results and gauge the return on your investment.
We offer a wide range of research methods, including customer focus panels and employee attitude queries.
Fees for these services are tailored to meet your budget. We give estimates for research in advance.
We strive to provide results in a professional, timely, cost-effective and measurable manner. We offer our services on both an hourly and per-project basis. And, based on the type of contractual arrangements made, we can provide clients with category exclusivity or non-compete protection within our client roster.
We adhere to a strict client/agency confidentiality code and will never (within the bounds of law and industry-wide accepted standards of practice) divulge client information to outside entities without your express consent.
We invoice on strict 30-day net terms. We bill our clients for usual and customary expenses including mileage, tolls, telephone, and other normal charges related to servicing your account. Prompt payment of fees ensures a healthy, productive working relationship. Failure to pay service fees may result in termination of work in progress or our business relationship as a whole.
In fact, RAS Associates has been on the winning team of clients receiving five Silver Anvil Awards - 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2008 - from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for developing some of the most effective public relations and marketing programs in the nation. The Silver Anvil Award is the PRSA's single highest honor for excellence in public relations. Below are just a few of the major Public Relations awards RAS Associates has received:
RAS Associates is the co-founder of Unified Strategies Public Relations™ network, an international network of Public Relations and Marketing communications professionals.
USPR was born out of a strong desire to provide clients with cost-effective solutions for all their communications needs, and is dedicated to providing clients with the best possible Public Relations services in every major market throughout North America.
USPR is grounded in integrity – the very cornerstone of our existence. With more than 50 years combined service in Public Relations, founders Susan Hamburg and Bob Schiers have a track record of award-winning excellence that is second to none. Whether it’s counseling the CEO of a major corporation or working with frontline retail clerks, Bob and Susan take the same approach in providing honest, workable public relations solutions to organizations of every size.
No long-term contracts. No vetting agencies in multiple markets. No multiple agency invoicing. No hassles; just great service and outstanding results.
Each member is an independent agency that works closely with fellow agencies to provide local expertise and nationwide coverage for all your public relations needs.
Member agencies of USPR, a women-owned business, represent some of the most talented, creative and progressive Public Relations firms worldwide. Whether you need support for a local initiative or a nationwide opportunity, USPR provides you with turnkey PR solutions for all your needs. Do you have a single store grand opening? We’ve got you covered. Rebranding an entire regional or national store chain? We’ve got you covered. Need help launching a new product or service in one market or throughout North America? We’ve got you covered.
At less than half the cost of most national Public Relations firms, USPR provides your business with flexibility; local, regional, national and international expertise; and senior-level counsel for virtually all of our services.
Make the most of your communication dollars by connecting with USPR – the PR network built on integrity, trust and results.
Learn more about Unified Strategies Public Relations Network at www.usprnetwork.com.
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