The Congress communications initiative organized by Common Ground Public Relations generated media coverage far beyond what the Congress organizers envisioned. The media coverage was excellent and conveyed the full diversity of the research, from eight plenary lecturers and 324 invited speakers from six continents, to numerous local, state, national, and international press. Common Ground Public Relations was excellent in spreading the word to the world that Missouri is an international leader in plant research and biotechnology and a formidable player in the life sciences arena.

-Perry Gustafson, Chair, 9th
International Plant Molecular Biology Congress


Common Ground Public Relations helps our clients get the most out of their relationships with essential audiences. We believe thorough, engaging and relevant communications can enhance consumer and employee loyalty, motivate investment, improve understanding and adoption of new technologies, and impact your bottom line.

Our relatively small size grants us the opportunity to work in an intentionally collaborative, deeply engaging way within our team and with our clients. We invest in the databases and research technology to level the playing field with “big agencies” but believe our enthusiasm and nimbleness bring far greater results.

Whether assisting with crisis communications, media relations, special events, strategic planning, employee relations or publications, we delivers meaningful results for our clients.