Barer Communications​​​​​​​​
 a boutique communications agency
Breaking through the noise
   
Content, media relations, and broader public relations for entrepreneurs, startups and established brands
    


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 SERVICES
Content Creation
Media Relations
Public Relations ​​​
blog posts
website content
press releases
news rooms
pitch decks
analyst presentations
top-tier media coverage:
Adweek, AP, Bloomberg BusinessWeek,, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, IBD, NPR, NBC, NYT, Reuters, TechCrunch, USA Today, WINE SPECTATOR, WSJ,, ZDNet & many more

positioning entrepreneurs and companies as thought-leaders through messaging, MEDIA coverage, social, speAking, engagements & awards 

 TESTIMONIALS
  1. Leigh was instrumental in positioning etailz, Inc. as an eCommerce trailblazer, thought leader, and best of breed business model among key influencers. We worked with Leigh through multiple stages of growth until our 2016 acquisition and strongly recommend her smart, strategic approach to public relations

    Keri Rhodes, Marketing Director etailz, Inc.

  2. Leigh's personal attention, creativity, contacts and tenacity is unparalleled and generally does not exist within traditional PR firms. I highly recommend Leigh!

    Tom Simpson, co-founder etailz, Inc. and Kick-Start

  3. Leigh was instrumental in positioning etailz, Inc. as an eCommerce trailblazer, thought leader, and best of breed business model among key influencers. We worked with Leigh through multiple stages of growth until our 2016 acquisition and strongly recommend her smart, strategic approach to public relations.

    Keri Rhodes, Marketing Director etailz, Inc.

  1. Leigh's personal attention, creativity, contacts and tenacity is unparalleled and generally does not exist within traditional PR firms. I highly recommend Leigh!

    Tom Simpson, co-founder etailz, Inc. and Kick-Start

  2. Leigh's personal attention, creativity, contacts and tenacity is unparalleled and generally does not exist within traditional PR firms. I highly recommend Leigh!

    Tom Simpson, co-founder etailz, Inc. and Kick-Start

  3. Leigh was instrumental in positioning etailz, Inc. as an eCommerce trailblazer, thought leader, and best of breed business model among key influencers. We worked with Leigh through multiple stages of growth until our 2016 acquisition and strongly recommend her smart, strategic approach to public relations.

    Keri Rhodes, Marketing Director etailz, Inc.

  1. Leigh has in-depth knowledge and expertise in delivering top-notch media results and communications counsel. Her media prowess in working with local, regional and national media is a vital and valuable asset to clients interested in elevating their profile among target audiences. Partnering with Leigh on shared clients is always a trusted, seamless and highly professional partnership that always leads to success on behalf of our clients.

    Erica Perez, Owner Perez Public Relations

  1. Leigh is dedicated, passionate and a pleasure to work with. She has incredible creative energies and a refreshing idealism tempered only enough to accomplish what needs to be done. She is very capable, focused and effective.

    Anne Doyle, eCommerce & Marketing Professional, Microsoft Perez Public Relations


 ABOUT LEIGH
Leigh Barer is a results-oriented public relations and corporate communications expert with 20 years of experience positioning companies and market leaders. ​​​​​​​​

Prior to launching Barer Communications, Leigh oversaw public relations and marketing in Seattle-based, venture-backed start-ups where she developed and executed strategies to introduce, re-brand and re-position companies as leaders in their respective markets. Earlier, she worked on a diverse range of clients at The Rockey Company (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), and in the nonprofit sector. 

Leigh is a PR mentor and the part-time associate director at the Ketchum Innovation Center (KIC), the entrepreneurial hub in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. 
She  holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from Seattle University.

Leigh spends her play time outside hiking and snowshoeing in the majestic mountains of Idaho. ​​




 

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 PORTFOLIO  
banking & finance
5B Investments, LLC
Concur Technologies
Dain Bosworth, Inc.
Northwest Venture Associates
King Miller Barrios & Boe Investments  at 
​  RBC Wealth Management

beauty, fashion, art & lifestyle
Artocracy.org
Brooks Sports, Inc.
First Avenue Contemporary Gallery
MSN Shopping
www.Spa1221.com
SQN Sport

business development
Ketchum Innovation Center​

consumer products
iCPooch 

CRM
Pivotal Corp. (acquired)*

design, construction & real estate
Headwater Capital 

Idaho Mountain Builders
LMN Architects
Ramsay Solutions

digital marketing 

aQuantive (acquired for $6B) 
Metia*

ecommerce
etailz.com (acquired for $75M)

​education
Barer Institute
Capella University
Discover Technology
Stratus Admissions Counseling

entertainment & sports
Seattle Mariners
Ticketmaster Northwest 
Universal Concerts NW

Walking Out film

environment
The SeaDoc Society

food, beverage & hospitality
Distilled Resources, Inc.
Lowell-Hunt Catering
Sun Valley Resort
Stay Alfred
Zone Diet

government
Washington State DOT


health & senior services
Benevia
Check Your Boobies
Orahealth
Overlake Hospital Emergency Room
SNAPforSeniors.com
St. Luke's Wood River Foundation


human resources
Xylo, Inc. (employeesavings.com)

life events
Otrib.com (acquired)

nonprofit 
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic    
  Violence & Sexual Assault
ARCH Community Housing Trust
Gates Library Foundation (Bill &  Melinda 
  Gates Foundation)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho
Odyssey Maritime Museum
Pioneer Montessori School
PONCHO 
SAFECO Foundation
St. Luke's Wood River Foundation

project management
LiquidPlanner*

security
Argyle Data*
Asta Networks*
Ventura ERM* 
Vigilos, Inc.

software asset management
Express Metrix (acquired)*

wireless services & technology
Point.com
NetMotion Wireless
Norcom Networks
Tely Labs*


*on behalf of Plat4orm PR