Coyne PR is honored to announce that it has been named one of the Best Places Work for 2020 by PRWeek in the “Midsize” category. Each year, PRWeek’s Best Places to Work initiative honors the leading agencies and in-house teams ranked a cut above by their associates on essential issues, including workplace culture and salary. “Coyne PR demonstrates the power of a company that listens, reacts, and implements procedures and processes that matter,” said one judge, capturing all arbiters’ sentiments.

“We couldn’t be happier to, once again, be named one of PRWeek’s Best Places to Work,” said Tom Coyne, CEO. “We made it a priority to listen to our people and put them first.  The award is a testament to the positive culture and workplace we cultivated and proactively developed since our inception nearly three decades ago. ”

Coyne PR lives its mission, which is: “Our mission is not to be the best agency in America, but the best one to work for. If we are the best place to work, we will get the best people. If we have the best people, we will get the best clients. If we have the best people and clients, how can we not be the best agency in America?”

Throughout the pandemic, Coyne has experienced zero layoffs, salary cuts or furloughs, and has tried to think of virtually every way to make its employees’ lives better while not sacrificing its best-in-class client service. The agency’s “Work Your Way” program allows employees to choose their perfect working situation, including long-term work from home or an office in its recently renovated New Jersey headquarters or its New York City penthouse. The agency’s best-in-class benefits include unlimited paid time off and sick day policies in addition to its above-average medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage.

During the submission process, the following highlights were uncovered by PRWeek:

  • “Weekly staff meetings kept employees informed, while virtual meditation, cooking classes, storytelling, and weekly talk shows kept us close-knit,” offered one staffer. “Staying connected via Microsoft Teams facilitated discussions about approaches to client work during COVID-19 and contributed to an overall sense of togetherness.”
  • “Senior team leaders empowered us,” noted another employee. “They encourage us to better ourselves through training rather than anxiously worrying about the pandemic.”
  • “Since my start at the firm,” noted another staffer who indicated he was the eighth employee at the agency, “Tom has had the same mission: ‘Be the Best Place to Work.’ Coyne has maintained that for two decades. This is truly an agency that leads with heart and humanity.”

To view the full list of Best Places to Work 2020 honorees, please click here.


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As 2019 Creative Agency of the Year, Coyne PR delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking, and activation capabilities to convey messages across paid, earned, shared effectively, and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 1000 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being one of the top independent PR firms in the U.S. In addition to its offices in New York and New Jersey, the agency’s footprint spans across 115 cities in 49 countries on six continents through its partnership in The Worldcom Public Relations Group®.