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2001 by Norman Birnbach, after more than 15 years at Brodeur Worldwide and Ketchum Public Relations.

Provide big-agency experience with senior-level expertise and attention to serve as a global strategic communications partner for our clients, offering a hybrid approach that combines traditional PR with the latest social media techniques. With Birnbach, you get pragmatic, passionate, and performance-driven PR and social media.

20 Devereux Street, Suite 3A
Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
781.639.6701 Fax: 781.639.6702

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Industry Sectors

  • Technology
  • Database and Storage
  • Financial Software and Financial Services
  • Security and Compliance
  • Business-to-Business (B2B)
  • Professional Services
  • Nonprofit
  • Biotech, Health care, Life Sciences and Medical Devices
  • Consumer Services, Personal Technology and Social Networking
  • Telecommunications
  • Education
  • Semiconductors
  • Venture Capital
  • Travel/Transportation

Corporate Communications

  • National and Business Media
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Visibility
  • Positioning, Branding and Strategic Messaging
  • Social Networking
  • Competitive Assessment
  • IPO Communications
  • M&A Communications
  • VC Communications
  • Issues Management
  • Crisis Communications

Market Intelligence

Media Relations

  • Regional Media Relations
  • Industry or Vertical Media Relations
  • Media Tours
  • Blogging Relations & Social Media Relations
  • Executive Media Training
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Product Launches, Product Positioning and Reviews
  • Press Conferences and Webcasts
  • Calendar Update
  • Ongoing Media List Development

Content Development

  • Press Releases, Media Kits Development and Assessment
  • Web Site Content Development and Assessment
  • Executive Speech Writing
  • Bylined Articles
  • Podcasts
  • Video News Releases

Metrics and Research

  • Monitoring, Assessing and Measuring Media
  • Trend Analysis

We serve a client base of emerging and medium-sized companies, divisions of large corporations, as well as publicly held companies.

Global Reach
We serve clients around the world: Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Atlanta, United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Germany, France, Russia, India, Israel, and Vietnam.

Current and past clients include:

Financial Software & Financial Services
  • Copia Agro & Food: a privately owned impact investing fund. Copia invests in outstanding agricultural and food technologies. 
  • UNIT4 Business Software: the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, a global cloud-focused business software and services company.
    Centage: budget forecasting software.
  • Adra Match:  software that automates and streamlines the financial close process.
  • Mantas: a leading global compliance and operational risk management solutions firm. Acquired by Oracle.
  • Reveleus: a global provider of analytical applications for the financial services industry covering risk management, customer insight, and enterprise financial performance.
  • Acquired by Oracle.
  • ControlPath: a developer of automated compliance management software whose products help organizations transform their compliance programs across multiple regulations and standards. Aquired by Trustwave.
  • EnableUs: the global leader in software solutions for the commercial and asset finance companies.
  • The Hanover Insurance Group: a leading super regional property and casualty company.
  • Oversight Systems: a leading provider of continuous monitoring solutions.
  • Whitebirch Software: a financial modeling and scenario analysis software company.
  • Longview Solutions: a financial software firm for global companies.
  • Digital Reasoning: delivers trusted cognitive computing for a better world. Whether in the intelligence field or inside large corporations, data analysis needs are much the same. Digital Reasoning’s Synthesys solutions heighten situational awareness and help peopleanswer important questions.
  • Bradford Networks: a leading network access control (NAC) solutions.
  • Software Secure: creator of Securexam® and Secureexam Remote Proctor, and a pioneer in educational testing software development. Acquired by PSI.
  • Vericept Corp.: a business that provides enterprise risk management solutions for corporations, government agencies and educational institutions to manage and reduce insider risk. Acquired by Trustwave.
  • VistaScape Security Systems:a developer of perimeter security solutions for government, military and civil aeronautics. Acquired by Siemens.
  • Oversight Systems: a developer of internal compliance and audit software.
  • Q1 Labs: developer of the QVISION, a view-based network behavioral analysis solution.Acquired by IBM Security.
  • Sandstorm Enterprises: a company providing network forenisics for government and financial institutions. Aquired by Niksun.
Education, STEM & EdTech
  • FIRST: a nonprofit founded by inventor Dean Kamen to to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators.
  • STEM for All: a video showcase of innovative work to improve STEM and CS teaching and learning.
  • Link Systems: a pioneer in online tutoring for community and private colleges.
  • Edvisors: a trusted source of information and insights for millions of students and families looking to plan and pay for college.
Cloud, Database and Storage
  • Cloudistics: an enterprise hybrid cloud computing company.
  • Unitrends: a global provider of all-in-one enterprise backup & continuity
  • software.
  • Acronis: a global provider of storage management software that enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets.
  • PromptWorks: offers custom software and consulting services for web and mobile applications to help clients engage their customers online, optimize their back office processes, or analyze their data.
  • Luxoft: Russia's leading provider of end-to-end information technology services and solutions, with customers including Deutsche Bank, IBM and Dell
  • Color Kinetics: a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies
  • Universal Event Management: a premier tradeshow and event management company


  • PCI Synthesis: a custom chemical manufacturer of new chemical entities (NCEs), generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and other specialty chemical products.
  • Averica Discovery Services: a contract research organization (acquired by Neopharm) with specialized expertise in small molecule analysis and purification. Averica works with drug discovery and development teams to speed lead optimization and timelines in early development. Its services include scalable compound supply, chiral resolution, impurity isolation, and custom analytical work.
  • Blue Stream Laboratories: An advanced analytical laboratory (acquired by Charles River Labs) specializing in recombinant glycoprotein and complex biologics characterization services. Blue Stream supports Pre-IND through cGMP clinical phase product development programs for product characterization, cGMP lot release, and stability program support.
  • Thermalin: which develops next-generation insulin solutions for people with Type 1 (T1D) and Type 2 diabetes (T2D).


Health care & Health IT
  • Home Instead Senior Care of Massachusetts: a network of 17 locally owned offices dedicated to providing high quality, trusted home care to help seniors remain in their homes as they grow older.
  • Hebrew SeniorLife: a Harvard-affiliated eight-site system of health care, housing, research and teaching that serves thousands of seniors in the Greater Boston area and beyond. From the Institute for Aging Research to innovative housing options, each component of this system is designed to help keep seniors independent in the community for as long as possible and, when necessary, to provide the best quality long-term care.
  • Joslin Diabetes Center: a global leader in research and care of diabetes.
  • Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston: a leading medical practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of varicose and spider veins.
  • Diomed, Inc.: laser medical device company.
  • Andovia: Delivers software solutions that transform the delivery of quality services for healthcare and financial services. For example, with AndoviaHealth, providers can cut through the red tape and inertia-with-no-solution-in-sight perspective, and turn their compliance and patient management backlogs into profit by combining “in-flow” reports and secure knowledge bases, and accepting the transfer of risk from other providers.
  • an independent nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization that works to encourage Jewish choices by interfaith families and increase acceptance of interfaith families by the Jewish community.
  • Bridgestar: a nonprofit organization that supports and strengthens nonprofit organizations by enhancing the flow and effectiveness of passionate and highly-skilled leaders into and within the nonprofit sector.
  • Avistar: a leader in unified visual communications solutions providing proven business-class desktop videoconferencing technology, supplying technology to companies such as IBM, LifeSize, Logitech, Polycom and Sony.
  • New England Venture Network: the largest network of young venture capital professionals on the East Coast, NEVN is dedicated to cultivating sustained relationships to share resources, source deals, and advance members' careers.
  • IdeaShpere: a virtual board of advisors for start-ups.


  • MEMSIC: a leading MEMS solution provider.
  • Sand Video: a fabless chip developer for high definition video compression.


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