Unlocking the voice of business and its executives by providing unparalleled guidance in public relations, strategic communications and grassroots strategies. We conceptualize the ideas and words that help our clients effectively tell their stories in good times and when they are under pressure. Our strategies and media connections help clients influence opinions and protect and build their reputations.



We help build our clients’ brands and put them in the spotlight, whether it’s print, television, social media or radio.


We help clients build relationships with communities by developing grassroots and corporate social responsibility programs that have a lasting impact.


Today, audiences absorb information across a variety of platforms. We help our clients harness these tools, so their messages are carried with impact.


We work with executives, corporations and individuals facing challenging situations and develop strategies to protect and build their reputations. 


“Moose” Brown Aims to Bring a Little “Smoke” to the Golf Associations He will Head in D.C. and Baltimore

David "Moose" Brown Nearly 30 years ago, the Baltimore Sun’s renowned sports columnist John Steadman wrote a series of columns...
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Picking Up Trash in a Baltimore Alley Reveals Social Issues That Banner Neighborhoods Is Working to Solve

The alley behind North Curley Street in east Baltimore is no joke. Shattered glass, rusty screws, trash, bottles, cans, a...
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Bill Atkinson Interviews Jason Pappas, CEO & President at RocketDocs for citybiz

By Edwin Warfield -- Oct. 25, 2021 Jason Pappas has been the president and CEO of RocketDocs for the past...
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Iconic Ambu Bag Celebrates a Birthday: 65 Years of Saving Lives

Ambu Inc., the world leader in single-use endoscopy, is celebrating the 65th birthday of its iconic invention, the Ambu Bag,...
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Think Systems Appoints Lauren Elphick Kistner as Director of Strategic Hiring

Think Systems Inc., a national management consulting firm that focuses on medium and large mid-market companies that need help with...
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Think Systems’ Jeff Berenholtz Named to The Daily Record’s VIP List

Think Systems Inc., a management consulting firm that focuses on medium and large mid-market companies companies that need help with...
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Atkinson Strategic Communications Announces Partnership with COMSINT

We're excited to announce a new partnership with public relations and marketing advisory COMSINT, to pursue large-scale clients that operate...
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Atkinson Strategic Communications Hires Haley Chitty

Baltimore-based public relations firm expands to meet growing needs of clients   Baltimore, Maryland, June 2, 2021 -- Atkinson Strategic...
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Think Systems, Inc. Provides Remote Management Tips in the Maryland Daily Record

"Providing remote work options can increase the potential talent pool, but makes it critical for managers to effectively manage remotely,"...
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SFG Wealth Management Appoints Jud Sokol as Wealth Manager

Sokol’s unique experience will enrich SFG and contribute to growth goals SFG Wealth Management, a comprehensive financial services firm offering...
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MD Education Department Awards $80K for Junior Achievement Summer Business Program

"Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is launching a new program this summer to equip 200 middle and high school students...
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Baltimore Sun Coverage of Ambu’s Single-Use Endoscopy Technology

Atkinson has been pitching this story for its client Ambu, a Maryland company that specializes in single-use endoscopy technology, since...
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Avi Mandel, Twizzlers and Southwest Airlines Go Viral

When Baltimore resident Avi Mandel was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for eating a Twizzler with his mask down,...
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The Transformation of Bocek Park

We began working in Bocek Park during a green space restoration project in 2018 and have been connected to the...
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Pastor Derrick DeWitt, Maryland Baptists Aged Home Case Study

Challenge In July 2020, Pastor Derrick DeWitt, head of First Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Sandtown-Winchester, wanted publicity around his...
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KETTLER Case Study

Challenge Six months after taking over management of the Pavilion Apartments in Newark, N.J., KETTLER faced an uprising. A group...
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Restaurant Association of Maryland Case Study

Challenge In 2019, the Restaurant Association of Maryland fought legislation requiring business across Maryland to pay a $15 minimum wage....
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Gemcraft Homes Case Study

Challenge Gemcraft Homes had a fight on its hands in 2018 as officials in Harford County, Md., allegedly blocked the...
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Coca-Cola Consolidated Case Study

Challenge In 2017, Coca-Cola Consolidated hired Atkinson to help develop grassroots marketing programs and connections in Baltimore and Washington. The...
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Lorien Health Services Case Study

Challenge For 40 years, Lorien Health Services, a family-owned nursing home and assisted living company with more than 2,000 employees...
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  • Howard Bank has relied on the deep expertise, the rich network and the sound judgment of Bill Atkinson for half a decade. He has created opportunities, leveraged our own strengths, and helped us anticipate both headwinds and tailwinds as we have navigated a constantly changing local and industry landscape.

    Mary Ann Scully

    Chairman and CEO of Howard Bank

  • Atkinson Strategic Communications is a phenomenal firm. They have great relationships with the press and nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. The team takes initiatives with various projects and has assisted us in executing numerous events in the city of Baltimore.

    Blair Belk

    Manager, Community Engagement of Coca-Cola Consolidated

  • The Atkinson Strategic Communications team not only helped Think develop and build its reputation, but its team of seasoned writers, most of them former journalists, produced Op-Eds, commentaries and blog content many PR agencies or content groups could not touch. The quality of their work was incredible. I can honestly say the team exceeded expectations and never missed a deadline.”

    Laura France

    Director of Marketing at Think Systems



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