DavenPR marks 2nd anniversary; sheds “newbie” label

MINNEAPOLIS (January 18, 2018) – A small, but nimble Minneapolis PR/media relations practice has earned a coveted milestone universally recognized and respected for standing the test of time.

DavenPR, LLC, which launched in January 2016, is officially two years old.

“It’s safe to say this is a thing,” deadpanned owner Ryan Davenport. “There’s no Plan B—so that’s got to count for something,” he said.

The firm provides strategic communication services to help clients tell their stories and meaningfully engage with audiences critical to their success. Davenport decided to start his solo practice after a nearly 20-year career in corporate communications and six years as a print and broadcast journalist. The time has flown by.

“When I started DavenPR, I had zero clients, there was a different occupant in the White House and fake news was not a part of our lexicon,” he said. We’ve come a long way in a relatively short time. The way people and organizations communicate continues to evolve at lightning speed. That’s why it’s critical to stay engaged and to listen to all points of view – whether you agree with them or not.”

One of the best parts about having your own business, Davenport says, is how much he’s learned from his clients.

“It’s been such a privilege to work with people who are so good at what they do. The idea that I can play a part in helping them tell their story in some way is really humbling.”

DavenPR clients have included Law Enforcement Labor Services, HealthPartners, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Institute for Clinic Systems Improvement, St. Jude Medical (now Abbott), Bellis (formerly known as Adoption Option Council of Minnesota), HealthEast and more.

“As I start my third year, I’m just so thankful and appreciative of all my clients for putting their faith in me and allowing me the opportunity to partner with them on so many exciting projects. I look forward to more challenges and more success for my clients in 2018.”

About DavenPR
Ryan Davenport launched DavenPR after a nearly 20-year career in corporate public relations. Prior to that he was a broadcast journalist, working in Duluth at KDLH-TV and later at Hubbard Broadcasting for Conus Communications. As a healthcare public and media relations expert with experience leading strategy for health systems and global corporations, Davenport brings a news and agency background to his role as a communications and crisis counselor, coach and spokesperson with a 360 view and capability. Ryan and his wife Tara have three children and make their home in Minneapolis. Follow DavenPR on Twitter (@davenpr), LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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