WASHINGTON, D.C.—Technology public relations specialist Horn Group has expanded into Washington and Chicago. The firm’s D.C. office is located at the TeqCorner building in Northern Virginia’s Tyson’s Corner area and is headed by director Ben Farrell. The agency’s Chicago satellite is led by director Katey Stewart. Both Farrell and Stewart were formerly directors in Horn Group’s San Francisco office.
“Our entry into D.C and the Midwest continues our long history of organic growth,” says Sabrina Horn, founder and president. “Increasingly there are innovative and successful technology companies in every corner of the country, not just the traditional technology hubs.”
The Washington technology market is growing both in terms of venture capital investments in start-up companies and government and private sector sales opportunities for regional offices of established technology vendors, says Horn. In addition, the office will allow the agency to access other growth markets such as Atlanta and North Carolina’s Research Triangle district.
Horn Group D.C. clients include Herndon -based RealOps, a leading provider of integrated operations automation solutions, and Atlanta-based Indus International, a provider of service delivery management solutions. Joining Farrell in the office are Caroline Hacker, a media specialist with 12 years of enterprise and consumer technology PR experience and supervisor Kevin King.
Horn Group clients run out of the Chicago satellite include Indianapolis-based Interactive Intelligence, a global developer of business communications software, and Priva Technologies, an Internet security provider.