to Breakaway Public Relations!
Newton O’Neill Communications has joined forces with POM Public Relations to form a powerful, new boutique lifestyle public relations/communications firm. Two of Austin’s most experienced, independent PR companies are now operating as Breakaway PR to provide a higher level of skills, service, innovation and experience to consumer and nonprofit organizations in Central Texas and beyond.
Breakaway Public Relations is a boutique public relations firm that builds awareness and reputation for consumer businesses and nonprofit organizations. We are passionate about telling the stories of clients who place a premium on sustainability and social impact.
We have a wealth of experience in PR for a wide range of consumer categories, yet focus on travel and tourism, hospitality, fashion, beauty, nonprofits, and arts and architecture. Breakaway is nimble, creative and known for the personal touch. We work best with partners who operate in a similar manner. If any of this rings true for your business, let’s talk.
Our Mission & Values
Breakaway Public Relations works as a partner with each client. Every client has its unique story to tell and key benefits to communicate. We bring deep and broad communications experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for PR to our partnerships every day.
Our Core Values
- We aim to exceed expectations.
- We value professionalism and attention to detail.
- We are passionate about the protection of our environment and service to our community.
- We strive to learn and grow every day.
- We embrace adventure and welcome new challenges.
- We value life balance and fun!
Lisa has more than 25 years experience in public relations and integrated marketing with a focus on clients in hospitality, travel and non-profit.
Meet The Team
Emily is a Dallas-raised, Calfornia-born city girl. Always curious, she is fascinated by languages and the way people use them to express themselves.
Our agency is committed to giving back to the community in which we live, work and play.
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
– Maya Angelou
Here are a few of the nonprofits we support with our time, talent and treasure. Check them out and do the same if you can!
Kids in a New Groove
Building a solid foundation for youth in the Texas foster care system through free, weekly one-on-one mentorship through music education.
Manos de Cristo
A Presbyterian-affiliated nonprofit which provides low-cost dental care, ESL classes, pastoral counseling, and emergency food and clothing.
The Austin Public Library and the Austin Independent School District partner together to offer free, after-school tutoring via community volunteers to students in grades 1-12.
Sponsor a child and help fight world hunger through your donations that support World Vision’s aid, child nutrition and agricultural solutions around the world.
What We Bring To The Table
There’s an overload of news and information, 24/7, being delivered through screens large and small, including radio, television, cell phones, iPads, watches and more. Breakaway PR can help you cut through the clutter to provide relevant messages to your target audience at the right time and place.
Whether you’re a startup, in the midst of taking your business to the next level or planning a shift in brand strategy, we embrace the opportunity to tell your story in a range of smart, creative ways with measurable results.
Menu of Services
- Public Relations Strategy and Execution
- Media & Influencer Relations Campaigns
- Paid Media Strategy
- Social Media Management
- Community Relations
- Brand Messaging
- Special Event Concepts and Promotion
- Content Creation – bylined articles, newsletters, blog posts and more
- Communications Audit
- Media Training
- Translation for Media and Marketing Materials. Spanish and French
A selection of clients we’ve served in the past.
Altatudes — Archer’s Challenge — Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden — Food + City — SpareFoot — Oasis Texas — Roaring Fork — Benold’s Jeweler’s — My Yacht Club — Whisler’s — SXSW Film — Shaesby — Teo —Fashion X Dallas — BlueAvocado — ByGeorge — CoStar — Austin Fashion Week
Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
– Ben Siegel, Owner
– Ingrid Spencer, Executive Director
Georgetown Convention & Visitor Bureau
– Cari Miller, Tourism Manager
IT'S TIME TEXAS
– John Waterman, Director of Digital and Social Media
– Ginger Averitt, Elevé Cosmetics
Food+City (Formerly The Food Lab @ UT)
– Dr. Robyn Metcalfe, Founder/Director
We’d love to hear from you!
If you have a new business query, please email email@example.com; otherwise, please use the form or email address below.
If you’re interested in interning with Breakaway PR, we do require that interns are studying public relations or journalism and have completed at least one prior relevant internship. Note that our internship program is unpaid but may qualify for course credit. We will be contacting potential summer interns on or before the end of April. Please email Alexia Zamora firstname.lastname@example.org
You can reach us Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 6:00 pm CST.