We are ECPR Texas

ECPR Texas (formerly Elizabeth Christian Public Relations) is a public relations firm specializing in projects involving media relations, video production, legislative and grassroots efforts, digital marketing, event planning and crisis communications. We are dedicated to developing and delivering measurable communication strategies that align with our clients’ objectives.

If our clients’ businesses aren’t growing because of our work, we’re not doing our job.

History

ECPR was founded in 1995 by Elizabeth Christian. We grew over the next 25+ years from a couple of employees and a handful of clients to one of the largest public relations firms in Texas. In 2022, ECPR was acquired by long-time President Kristin Marcum. Following the acquisition, Marcum was named CEO. Christian remains involved in an Of Counsel role.

We are known for handling successful, results-oriented projects that employ a wide array of communication tools, including media outreach; digital campaigns, ranging from influencer engagement to web development and social media strategies and execution; community outreach, including coalition development; video production; crisis communications and ad buying, among others.

We have won numerous awards from public relations and community organizations. More importantly, many of our clients have been with us for years, a real mark of pride among our team.

Awards

2022

MarCom Gold Award

Strategic Communications | Media Relations/Publicity - Austin Board of REALTORS®

2022

Austin Business Journal – Women in Business

Kristin Marcum

2022

Telly Award Bronze

St. David's HealthCare: Celebrating Nurses

2018

MarCom Gold Award

Digital Marketing - MLS2ATX

2016

MarCom Gold Award

Nurse's Week Video for St. David's HealthCare

2016

ASSCIF Communications Awards

Audiovisual Production category for Texas Mutual Injured Worker Video

2016

Austin Woman Woman’s Way Business Award

Woman’s Way Award for Marketing/PR/Media

2015

Texas Lawyer

Best Public Relations Firm for the Legal Community in Austin and San Antonio

2015

Concordia University Excellence in Leadership Gala

Elizabeth Christian and Bruce Todd honored for their leadership in the Central Texas Community

2014

MarCom Platinum Award

LBJ Presidential Library's Civil Rights Summit

2014

MarCom Gold Award

Corporate Blog Presence

2014

MarCom Gold Award

TIBH Industries, Inc. Annual Report

2014

MarCom Gold Award

Texas Mutual Insurance Company Driver Safety Campaign

2013

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Finalist, Executive Leadership Award

2012

Best Places to Work

Named a Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal

2011

Texas Public Relations Association Silver Spur Award

Awarded for “Samsung Celebrates Expansion with Charitable Gift” in the One-Time Event Category

2011

Texas Public Relations Association Silver Spur Award

Awarded for “Austin Voters Approve Construction of Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake” in the Advocacy Category

2011

Texas Public Relations Association Silver Spur Award

Awarded for “K & N Management and the Malcolm Baldrige Award: How to Boost Your Corporate Image With a Prestigious Award” in the Corporate Relations-Corporate Image Category

2009

Girl Scouts of Central Texas

Named Elizabeth Christian a "Woman of Distinction." The award celebrates women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

2008

MarCom Creative Platinum Award

Awarded for Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson pro bono work

2008

MarCom Creative Gold Award

Awarded for Texas Radiological Society brochure

2008

MarCom Creative Gold Award

Awarded for TIBH Annual Report

2008

MarCom Creative Honorable Mention

Awarded for "Concordia University Moves to New Campus" publicity campaign

2008

MarCom Creative Honorable Mention

Awarded for Texas Supreme Court Justice Harriet O'Neill opinion editorial for Texas Access to Justice Commission

2008

Texas Public Relations Association Best of Texas Award

Awarded for "The Exelon Briefing Book" in the Special Writing Project Category

2008

Texas Public Relations Association Silver Spur Award

Awarded for "The Lady Bird Johnson Final Tribute" in the External Relations Category