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 Pueblo Revolt of 1680—a history that resonates today in the agency’s soul.
Emerging from humble beginnings as an informal Think Tank consultancy to several Native American tribes and enterprises, New Mexico state government, 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, Media Relations, and Digital Communications.
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), and earning fraternal status among a select group of top-ranked social influencers.
Meeting with unprecedented early-stage success, some of our first clients represent an impressive and diverse scope of projects:
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, becoming the only national agency that is truly Native American-owned and operated.
As a response to our clients’ need for comprehensive Brand Strategy, Management Consultation, and Marketing services, we created a specialized consulting team, fueling 1680PR’s aggressive diversification into the multinational Oil and Gas industry (Global EPC, Industrial Construction, IoT, Downstream Petchem), Native American Enterprises and Affairs, and other B2B, B2C, and B2E (Business to Employee) verticals. We are supremely positioned and trusted to bring a full suite of augmented services to our clients’ respective tables:
We think differently. We are built differently. Our clients tend to like that.
A division of Management Consulting collective The 1680 Group, LLC, 1680PR serves a truly diverse, multi-national client roster. Our work culture and brain trust remain true to 1680PR’s inherent roots: authentic American-Indian values and lifeway traditions, limitless vision, and maverick attitude. Our chosen namesake best defines the means to the end of every project we touch: we achieve revolutionary results.
"Ken Lingad is a force to be reckoned with who came to my aid in 2012 at SXSW while I was coordinating 4 events in a 24 hour period with a very high profile tech legend and other talent. He was instrumental in helping us coordinate, execute and secure major media exposure for our events.
The 1680PR team is a stealth force working for the benefit of major personalities in almost every avenue of the media and entertainment realm (and other arenas as well). They are an invisible hand of influence — and they’d never break a confidence for personal gain. I’d highly recommend Ken and his team for their high integrity, no BS, creative, out of the box thinking and awesome results."
"Makayla Telfer ramped our social presence across several platforms, incorporated multiple lead generation campaigns, moved the company onto a new marketing automation system and helped orchestrate meaningful PR for the company. I have been impressed with her knowledge in all aspects of the marketing function, her strong work ethic, and her flexibility in multiple situations."
"1680PR has been a very integral part of our process of repositioning one of our hotels. Ken Lingad is extremely committed to his clients and goes above and beyond to make sure a project is successful. He becomes a part of your team and not just an external consultant. An extremely committed, creative thinker who is extraordinarily knowledgable about the business of public relations, social media, and global trends. 1680PR is a team you can certainly depend on to do whatever it takes to get the job done!"
"Ken conducted several master-class social media campaign strategy workshops and debrief sessions for Women Innovate Mobile and Levo League staff and interns. Eye-opening sessions on the nuances and enormous complexities of the social business world – growing up on Facebook and being social media savvy is not sufficient when the focus is brand growth or new product launch. Women Innovate Mobile directly benefited from Ken’s deep knowledge and expertise…"