Founded in 2003 in tough-as-nails, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Watt + Company became known by clients, employees and friends as "WATT". We are a full-service, non-traditional public relations firm serving Fortune 500 and large private clients throughout North America and abroad.
Employing 22 broad and diverse professionals throughout the United States, our mission is to apply imagination, talent, know-how and care to clients' toughest PR and marketing challenges. Based on our experience, we offer the most value to industrial and manufacturing corporations wishing to enhance their B2B communications.
Why are we non-traditional? We utilize ahead-of-the-curve virtualization technology to streamline operations, reduce overhead and manage client programs and projects.
Traditional PR and marketing firms have not tapped these technologies, resulting in high operating costs and astronomical fees to recoup "old school" overhead costs. Often the byproduct of this old business model is junior associates servicing clients for mediocre results.
With our non-traditional business model our clients always receive the best thinking and skill-sets from our talented consultants. Often the byproducts of our business model are stellar results . . . and a happy client since we didn't break the bank.
Ron Watt, Jr., President/Founder
A 23-year PR and marketing veteran, Ron Watt, Jr., held account management, creative production and business development responsibilities for various small, mid-size and large PR and marketing agencies based in Cleveland, New York and Frankfurt, Germany, prior to founding WATT.
Over the years, Watt has been responsible for a broad range of award-winning, strategic, results-oriented media relations, employee communications, investor relations, creative development, advertising, special event, print collateral, corporate identity, brand development, crisis management and Web-marketing initiatives for major regional, national and international clients.
Some clients Watt has served over the years include: AT&T, Birdland Jazz Club, BMW, Cleveland Browns, Healthy Choice Foods, Kellogg's, General Electric, Lockheed-Martin, Marconi PLC, Olympic Steel, Philips Electronics, Sony PlayStation and Warner Bros. Records.
Watt graduated from Fordham University, New York City, with a BA in English and Communications. He is a member of the Cleveland Press Club, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Cleveland Advertising Association.
His out-of-office passions are laughing with friends and family, reading books, fly and deep sea fishing, traveling to exotic locales, volunteering for homeless services, racing cars and trying out new gadgets.