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ABOUT US

What's in our name?
It all started here - over 300 years ago...

Born from necessity in the heart of Indian Country – New Mexico, USA – 1680PR’s authentic American Indian blood runs deep. A recognized brand name in professional PR services, the “PR” in 1680PR was actually not intended to reference the agency’s area of practice – it is a reverent homage to the Great Pueblo Revolt of 1680 – a history that resonates today in the agency’s soul.

Emerging from humble beginnings serving as an informal Think Tank consultancy to several Native American tribes and enterprises, non-profit organizations, established visual fine artists, high-profile personalities, and startup interests, 1680PR quickly evolved into a specialized professional practice, providing expert advice in the particular fields of Public Relations and Strategic Marketing: positioning, branding, and imaging.

Our leadership’s early adoption of the first social media platforms propelled 1680PR into the national arena, amassing invitations for appearances at tastemaker events, such as South by Southwest (SXSW), earning fraternal status among a select group of top-ranked social influencers: Marsha Collier, Ekaterina Walter, Allison Aldridge-Saur, Michele Price, Mack Collier, Valeria Maltoni, Leigh Durst, and others.

Meeting with unprecedented early-stage success, some of our first clients include Albuquerque Studios (North America’s largest independent feature film facility: Breaking BadFright Night, Due DateBook of Eli, Marvel’s The Avengers), New Mexico Tourism Department, New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (the only Cabinet-level department in the United States solely addressing Native Americans), several New Mexico Cabinet Secretaries, Heritage Hotels and Resorts (lifestyle-branded luxury resort and hotel properties), Summer Sun Winter Moon feature documentary film, a high-end nightclub brand, United States Senator and Presidential Candidate Mike Gravel…and a GRAMMY®-winning music group.

Today, 1680PR has expanded its footprint to Los Angeles, Houston, and America’s “Third Coast” where the industries of Music Entertainment, Professional Sports, Technology, and Healthcare converge: Nashville, Tennessee.

As a response to many of our clients’ needs for comprehensive outsourced marketing services, we created a specialized marketing department, fueling 1680PR’s aggressive diversification into the multi-national Oil and Gas industry and other B2B verticals. Leveraging the strength of our 1680-branded sister divisions and strategic partnerships, we are supremely positioned to bring a full suite of augmented services to our clients’ respective tables: Outsourced Marketing, Content Creation (Video, Commercial Broadcast, Infographic, and more), Social Selling for Sales Teams, and other leading-edge marketplace disrupters.

We think differently. We are built differently. We operate differently. Our clients tend to like that.

A division of The 1680 Group, LLC (a Native American Women-owned company), 1680PR and our respective sister divisions serve a truly diverse, multi-national client roster. Past and present clients include several B2B and B2C companies and individual brand personalities: Dynamic Air Shelters, Airgas, Bill Miller (3-time GRAMMY®-award winning artist, activist, and educator), Entertainment Industry icon Charlie Lico (CL Entertainment), American Express, Thunderbird School of Global Management, NCC Business Services, peermusic (the world’s largest independent music publisher), and scores of others.

A progressive communications consultancy, our work culture and brain trust remain true to 1680PR’s inherent roots: authentic American-Indian values, limitless vision, and maverick attitude. Our chosen namesake best defines the end from the means of every project we touch: we achieve Revolutionary results.

People Actually Brag About Working With Us

We enjoy being the agency that our clients, trade associates, and strategic partners actually feel good about working with…and sometimes they even brag about it.

Varsity Lineup

Some work behind the scenes - We move them.

Meet our core brain trust – the visionaries leading our experienced collective of maverick communications strategists and relationship engineers: seasoned business development consultants and marketing wunderkinder, tech geeks, a skateboarder, nerds who really did rule band camp, craft beer enthusiasts, one chainsmoker, a real viking, and a few beauty queens who are all pretty damn badass.

  • Communications Strategist

    Calm. Cool. Connected.

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    Senior Communications Strategist
  • Marketing Strategist

    Distinctive brand-building and marketing strategies for the global marketplace...

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    Senior Marketing Strategist
  • Jeremiah Holstead

    Jeremiah Holstead brings nearly two decades of domestic and foreign product packaging design experience to 1680PR’s Marketing Team, having previously managed every facet of …

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    Packaging Design and Manufacturing Consultant
  • Graphic Designer

    Boundless, bold, and badass creative design...

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    Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director
  • Val Sorensen

    Stoic and reservedly sarcastic in all the best ways, Val is our Nashville-based, bearded Graphic Design Lead. Our creative compass who always helps our …

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    Lead Graphic Designer
  • “I just feel like we’d all have a better day if we took a few minutes to stretch and touch our toes.”

    Elijah Rawlings brings a vibrant and infectious creative energy to all of our projects. Our go-to guy for video content creation, directing, and post-production, …

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    Video Director / Editor
  • E-Commerce, Data-Driven Mobile Technology, Digital Marketing

    Allison Aldridge-Saur provides thoughtful strategic consulting and program management to national companies and Native American nations, tribes, and tribal enterprises on digital technologies and …

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    Senior Marketing Systems Strategist

1680PR MANIFESTO

We believe in a “committed relationship” with our clients – real partnerships create their own success. Treat us respectfully, as such, and we’ll accomplish the impossible together. We will not be your “vendor” or “service provider.” We will be your “Communications Partner.”

We aren’t afraid of challenges or crises. We never blink.

We are not a “cheat sheet.” We don’t give answers unless we may explore the questions.

A positive communications exchange is a vital part of our own process. We operate on a system that breaks down without feedback.

Don’t try to do our work for us. You hired us to do things that you cannot.

We do not present unpaid pitches. Our global contacts – rather, “relationship equity” – boundless intellectual creativity, and leading-edge technology resources are our most valuable assets; we will not hand out these resources free of charge. What we do offer for free is an introduction to our company and key team members, an initial project/client analysis, and brief to potential clients.

We are experienced professionals who work hard (in some cases, around-the-clock) to ensure your success, so pay us.

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