Ackermann Marketing & PR has been named to the “America’s Best PR Firms 2024” list by Newsweek magazine. The Knoxville-based agency has been serving businesses and organizations from around the world for the past 42 years, providing innovative, strategic marketing and public relations (PR) services to its clients.

Ackermann Marketing & PR is one of only 12 PR firms in the state selected for this honor by Newsweek. Notably, Ackermann emerges as the sole Tennessee-based PR firm distinguished for its exceptional Crisis, Issues & Change Communications work, while also being commended for its specialization in Media Relations & Advertising.

“Crisis, issues and change management communication are areas we have always been recognized as leaders in, and we are deeply honored to be the only PR firm in Tennessee named by Newsweek in this specialization,” said Cathy Ackermann, President and CEO of Ackermann Marketing & PR. “This recognition underscores our firm’s commitment to excellence, caliber of work, and dedication to providing unparalleled service to our clients.”

This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider. America’s Best PR Agencies 2024 identifies and honors 150 exceptional PR agencies across 11 distinct client sectors and 13 specializations. The list is based on surveys of two groups: peers (owners & employees of PR agencies) and PR specialists (people who work in PR departments of US companies).

The full awards list can be viewed on

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