In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, Momentum Communications Group looks back on our first agency press release from 2013.

Momentum was featured on PR News after winning an Agency Elite Award for Best Work on Behalf of a Nonprofit/Association. The article highlighted the agency, giving a glimpse into our work and setting the foundation for many more press releases to come.

Check out the press release below.


Named Top Nonprofit PR Firm by PR News

New York, NY, September 11, 2013 – Momentum Communications Group (, a public relations agency specializing in nonprofit, foundation and education clients, today won Best Work on Behalf of a Nonprofit/Association at the PR News 2013 Agency Elite Awards.  The awards recognize the nation’s top PR agencies by practice area.  Momentum was also nominated for Best Training/Education Program for its media training initiatives.

Launched in 2012 to bring a new way of thinking to nonprofit communications, Momentum has rapidly established itself as a force in the nonprofit sector, building a robust client base of institutions such as the Siemens Foundation, Marine Stewardship Council, College Board and Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

“The nonprofit community holds a special place in our economy and culture,” said Jim Miller, president of Momentum Communications Group.  “Serving the communications needs of this community requires an expert’s sensitivity, an advocate’s commitment, and a professional’s tenacity.  It’s an honor to be recognized for these attributes at the Agency Elite Awards and a privilege to serve the nonprofit sector.”

In addition to winning clients and awards, Momentum has become an active voice in the media through guest postings, articles and commentary.  Most recently, PR News featured a Q&A led by executive vice president Anya Grottel-Brown, who engages nationally recognized science teacher Alexandra Fuentes in a conversation about using the media to support education advocacy. Momentum president Jim Miller also writes frequently on PR topics ranging from C-suite media training to principles of advocacy communications.

Momentum’s team of communicators previously received two consecutive wins for Best Media Relations at the Nonprofit PR Awards (2011–2012), and a nomination for Best Word of Mouth/Viral campaign at the 2012 Platinum PR Awards.  The team’s work was also nominated for Best Marketing and Best Event PR at the 2011 and 2012 PR News Nonprofit PR Awards.

The winners of the Agency A-List Awards were announced on September 10 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Momentum Communications Group and Colangelo & Partners Public Relations

Momentum Communications Group operates jointly with fellow agency brand Colangelo & Partners Public Relations (  The New York-based agencies maintain distinct teams and clients, while sharing management, administrative and strategic resources.  Colangelo & Partners specializes in the wine, spirits and food categories and was named one of the country’s top integrated communications agencies at the 2013 Agency Elite Awards.