Harrison for Business Insider Top 50 PR List!

Business Insider published their annual Top 50 People in PR list and unfortunately we didn't make it this time around (last year, John made the list at #39).

However, we did appreciate PR Newser noticing today that Harrison should've been included on this year's BI list:

Harrison Wise of WISE PR, which opened an office in San Francisco recently and has had clients acquired by Google and Facebook. He also knows how to throw a good party.

We all know that these lists are arbitrary. But, it does feel good to get some recognition from others in the industry. Guess we're doing something good?


Six WISE PR clients included in 2014 Inc. 500|5000

Bigtime congrats to six of our clients who made the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America: 

  1. Duda - No. 185
  2. LiveRail - No. 243
  3. Fluent - No. 432
  4. 3Q Digital - No. 677
  5. Ready Set Rocket - No. 703
  6. - No. 4085

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

The 2014 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 15 and on, is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 942.6% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’ s aggregate revenue is $15.2 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,828%, generating 23,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at



Facebook buys LiveRail

Congratulations to our long time client LiveRail! Today, LiveRail announced its acquisition by Facebook.

Facebook is buying video ad platform LiveRail and giving it control of a network that powers advertising for high-profile publishers—online and on mobile. LiveRail delivers video ads to websites and apps for Major League Baseball, ABC, A+E Networks and Dailymotion.

We're proud of the great work we've done with LiveRail over the past year and half, most notably placing LiveRail CEO Mark Trefgarne on Bloomberg TV as recently as last December.

And, looking at our agency's history, we're also proud of the fact that three WISE PR clients have been acquired by the "holy trinity," AdMeld (Google); Spindle (Twitter), and now LiveRail (Facebook).



The story behind

Client CEO/Founder Jason Wolfe tells the story on how he founded his company on Bloomberg Television's Taking Stock with Pimm Fox and discusses the gift cards industry. 
The future for gift cards is going digital. Just like video stores disappeared, plastics will too. 
And, did you know that the industry is valued at $120B

Meet the entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's startup revolution

Kudos to client Ready Set Rocket for the launch of, new website on Nigerian innovation spurring a growing tech infrastructure, includes video interviews with several entrepreneurs from the country. Ready Set Rocket's Director of Digital Marketing Jonathan Lawoyin recently traveled back to Nigeria to interview these passionate and smart tech leaders who shared their own personal story of triumph and challenges.

FastCoExist covered the launch of today, here's the link.

And here's an infographic that shows the growth potential in technology for Nigeria.