Tampa PR Firm Grows, Shares Hiring Plans

Vistra Communications, a full-service public relations and consulting firm in Tampa, has been growing steadily over the past year and plans to hire an additional two to three people in 2013. The company, which was started by Brian Butler five years ago after retiring from the military, serves clients in both the public and private sector.

Butler started the firm out of a room in his house; eventually he was able to move into the company’s current Tampa office and added a couple employees to the firm’s headcount. Within the last year, Butler has added to his team and now employs seven full-time employees and three part-timers.

"We are growing in the nonprofit arena offering marketing services in the small and medium government arenas, as well as federal government,’' Butler says. "We now have a contract with US Central Command out of MacDill Air Force Base.''

Due to the firm’s growth, Butler says he plans on hiring an additional two to three people in the next six months. He says he will be looking for marketing professionals and public relation practitioners with experience working with government contracts.

"The positions are not open right now, but we hope to be in a position to hire soon,'' he says.

Vistra Communications headquarters are located on 15436 N. Florida Ave., Suite 160, in Tampa. Butler, who calls Tampa home, has no plans on moving himself or the headquarters; however growth outside of Tampa is planned.

"We opened a small office in West Palm Beach, and our plan is to hire a couple employees out of that office,'' Butler says. "We also want to eventually open an office in Washington, DC in the next two years.''

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Brian Butler, Vistra Communications

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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