Newberry Public Relations & Marketing, Inc. was founded in the small spare bedroom of Betty Galligan’s apartment in Pawtucket — back when her last name was still Newberry. In 1997, she was working for another small advertising/PR firm and said, “I can do this for myself.” On September 5, 1997, Newberry Public Relations was born. Her first client was, ironically, the same first client she had while working at a Providence agency after graduating from college: American Canadian Caribbean Line. Today, the cruise line remains on the NPR&M active client roster along with many other successful businesses, organizations and individuals thoughout the region.
In 1999, the firm moved to East Providence and began to grow its roster of clients along with its services offerings. The words “and Marketing” were added to the company name to describe the type of work the agency was providing. The administrative and production sides of the company were also further developed with the addition of talented staff members in these areas.
In 2001, the agency moved into a four-room office space in the Rumford Professional Building in East Providence, RI. Clients enjoyed the convenient location and continue to comment on the professional and pleasant working atmosphere we have created.
In October 2013, Newberry relocated to the East Bay Office Park in East Providence, R.I.
Betty is working on getting the company certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in 2014.
Today, the agency continues to implement results-oriented services for clients based throughout New England and the Northeast.