Breakaway Public Relations is an Austin, Texas-based public relations firm that builds awareness, influence and reputation for lifestyle brands and nonprofit organizations.
We are passionate about telling the stories of clients who place a premium on sustainability and social impact.

Photo Credit: We Are Blood

Our Mission & Values

Breakaway Public Relations works as a partner with each client – we are an extension of our client’s business and operate in a transparent, team-driven manner. As an independent agency, we have the privilege of working with clients who provide a product and/or service in which we truly believe.

Breakaway PR begins every project with a holistic, research-driven approach.

We are experts (while always learning) in our craft, yet we must know what makes our clients tick before developing the plan. Although years of experience provide an excellent framework, Breakaway PR develops a customized PR strategy for each and every client.


Center for Child Protection

The Center for Child Protection is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children.

World Vision

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.

Women Communicators of Austin

Women Communicators of Austin was created to develop meaningful connections among communicators in Austin that accelerate careers, develop leaders, and foster friendships.

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

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There’s an overload of news and information delivered 24/7 through devices large and small from laptops to smart phones and movie screens to watches. 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, a social impact organization, or an established business ready to rise to the next level, we are experts in telling your story in a range of smart, creative ways with measurable results.

“Breakaway is an incredibly important partner for We Are Blood. Whether ensuring We Are Blood receives immediate news coverage during emergencies or spreading our message and activities through appropriate media outlets, Breakaway helps us navigate the landscape of public relations with personal attention and responsiveness.”

We Are Blood
- Nick Canedo, VP of Community Engagement
“In just a short time, we found our partnership with Breakaway PR to be a solid value, driven by true professionals who understand our needs and know how to achieve results. The team at Breakaway has been proactive, creative, responsive and understands the media relations landscape for the travel/tourism sector. Strategic thinkers and good people. We know we’re in great hands.”

Georgetown Convention & Visitors Bureau
– Cari Miller, Tourism Manager
“I’ve been fortunate to work with Breakaway since 2012 and she and her team just keep raising the bar. They continuously surprise me with their creativity, clear process, and amazing results. Not only that but they make the PR process fun. I credit Breakaway with growing the audience for our Homes Tour to the largest it’s ever been, and raising the status of our organization with the media and the public along the way.”

AIA Austin
– Ingrid Spencer, Executive Director
“Working with Breakaway PR was a true partnership for what was a complex, multi-layered and fast-paced project. They provided a highly customized, responsive and thoughtful approach that helped guide our communications strategy during its crucial start-up phase. Breakaway’s team is experienced, well connected in Texas and digs deep into their client’s business objectives to provide measurable results.”

Make It Movement
– Anne Bruno, Project Manager
“Breakaway PR definitely over-delivers! I have worked with them as part of three organizations Explore Austin, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – South Central Texas Chapter, and Texas 4000 for Cancer – and they have been terrific partners. They are wonderful strategists, connectors, and storytellers. Everyone on the team is skilled and their work is top quality. Thank you Lisa and team!”

Explore Austin
- Ann Jerome, Former Executive Director
Lisa and the Breakaway team have been valuable thought-partners in developing and executing strategies that generate visibility for our YMCA initiatives. Given the volume and wide variety of programs that we run, capturing media attention can be a challenge. But Breakaway helped us organize our approach to present a coherent narrative to our key audiences and deliver results.

Greater Austin YMCA
– Sean Doles, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Officer
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Current & Recent Clients

Past Clients