Bospar selects CNBC’s Eric Chemi to head its broadcast strategies department.
Bospar is the industry’s most celebrated tech PR agency. Learn why we were chosen as Inc. and Forbes’ Best PR Agencies for 2021, PRovoke SABRE: 2021 Innovator of the Year, and Business Insider’s Top 50 in Tech PR – twice!
There’s no hiding that we score impressive results for our clients. It takes clever, on-strategy ideas, media relationships, and our way of being politely pushy to get our stories told. And our clients notice.
Our clients are innovating the future of how we live and work. From AI to cloud, data storage to security, and SaaS to software/app development, we go over and above to help our clients stand out.
Bospar is an international and award-winning tech PR firm known for being innovative, responsive, and results-driven.
The Bospar team is connected through a passion for the art and science of PR and our common politely pushy approach to getting the job done.
At Bospar we invent new and imaginative ways to win top-tier media coverage and increase your brand visibility.
Your success is driven by our values, being politely pushy, and focus on inclusiveness, diversity and equality for all.
The Bospar Human Rights Grant for Educators for public or independent school teachers or administrators in Florida.
We leverage our own good news – such as growth, new clients, award-winning campaigns, and insightful research. Learn more about us and our successes.
We work hard to get the same extraordinary coverage for Bospar that we get for our clients. See who’s writing about Bospar and why.
Tech guru and former CNBC and Bloomberg journalist Eric Chemi takes on modern business and gets assertive on Bospar’s podcast, “Politely Pushy.”
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We love speaking to the media about our clients, our processes and our approach to success. Watch some of our best videos here.
There are great opportunities to join our growing Bospar family — a diverse team of smart, action-oriented self-starters committed to our clients and one another. Tell us why you’d be a fantastic fit.
We’re proud to be Bospartans. Genuinely nice people all pulling our oars in the same direction. It’s like no other agency in the business. And, 100% virtual from the start, well before it was cool.
Part of what makes Bospar so special are the perks that reflect our priorities. No kidding: we value family, community, physical and mental health, connectivity, and camaraderie with fellow Bospartans.
Founded in 2015, Bospar is a tech PR firm with a team of highly-seasoned professionals who exist to put you on the map. Watch our reel to find out more about the creative PR communicators who make up our team.
Bospar is an award-winning international tech PR firm known for being innovative, responsive, and results-driven. Established in January 2015, we remain independently owned and have grown into a global PR agency offering full-service public relations expertise spanning crisis management, social media marketing, content marketing, and reputation management. Our team of strategic and creative thinkers excels in getting your company the coverage you deserve.
Bospar is known for being “politely pushy” because our team of PR professionals helps tech brands achieve success by persistently seeking opportunities for earned media, thought leadership, investor engagement, customer acquisition, and influencer campaigns.
Bospar moves at the speed of success. We leverage our expansive network across social and traditional media to make the most of your breakthrough ideas, technologies, products, and solutions. When it comes to your public image, we do the heavy lifting – crafting your narrative, writing press releases, pitching your story, and driving overall brand awareness.
Whether we are working to promote your brand or helping you with crisis management, our expertise allows you and your team to focus on achieving world-changing outcomes for your company and your stakeholders.
Year after year, Bospar wins dozens of awards for our work including being named North American Sabre Agency Innovator of the Year for two consecutive years. Our founders and staff are also highly decorated with PR awards and recognition. See all of our awards.
With reach across the United States, Bospar has team members in Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and the Washington, D.C. area, and we’re rapidly adding to the list. We represent national and international clients around the world, including Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Bospar’s client portfolio includes leading tech companies such as PayPal, Tetris, Dolby, Logitech, and Varo Money. Read about our client and industry experience.
Bospar was established in 2015 by our co-founders Chris Boehlke and Curtis Sparrer. Since then, we have grown as an independent agency into a large and diverse team of highly-seasoned and tightly-knit professionals. We are proud to be Bospartans!
More than half of our team has 10+ years of experience, creating a group of high-energy, esteemed experts in marketing, influencer relations, and public relations. In fact, our team includes veteran journalists from Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNET, CNBC, Fox News, InformationWeek, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Our clients have unique needs and that matters to us. Every client team is carefully assembled and led by at least one of our principals. With our principals residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and staff across the entire country, we cover all continental US time zones and our availability easily reaches into Europe and Asia. We meet with you in person as needed, and we’re on slack, email, text and phone with you approaching 24/7. We answer your emails within 30 minutes – because that’s how the tech world works.
Chris has logged 30+ years of success in leading PR for several hundred of the best known consumer and technology brands in the world. She spent the first third of her career working with packaged goods giants like Procter & Gamble, Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel and Levi Strauss, in senior management positions at Edelman and Burson-Marsteller, before starting her own firm in the mid-90s. Her personal trademark has been to bring global brand sophistication and ultimate consumer pull-through to B2B and B2C clients alike. Chris has special branding expertise – creating memorable campaigns ranging from Cisco’s “The Human Network” to Dolby’s “The Sound of History.” She personally leads strategy, branding, core messaging and regular quality review sessions for every Bospar client. Her clients have received more than 300 awards and special industry acknowledgements for outstanding marketing and PR. Chris has won multiple Silver Anvils – “the Oscar of PR” – and has served as a judge for Silver Anvils and other agency awards. She served on the Executive Committee of the Counselors Academy of the Public Relations Society of America where she spearheaded the organization’s first re-branding initiative. She holds a BA from The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Chris’ favorite mantra: “Only when you learn how to see the invisible, can you do the impossible.”
Curtis Sparrer is a principal and co-founder of Bospar PR.
His client work spans B2B, B2C, and every permutation in between. He has delivered stellar results for such clients as PayPal, Unisys, Tetris, and the alien hunters of the SETI Institute.
Business Insider twice listed Curtis in its 50 Best Public Relations People In The Tech Industry. The Los Angeles Times called him a “crisis management expert.” The PR industry trade publication PRovoke named him to its Innovator 25-Americas list, which included an elite group of innovators from Ben & Jerry’s, Flexport, Goldman Sachs, Morning Consult, Peloton, Prudential Financial, and The Wendy’s Group. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) named Curtis its PR Professional of the Year. The PR World Awards named him the Public Relations Executive of the Year, the Public Relations Innovator of the Year, and the Public Relations Professional of the Year. The Bulldog Reporter named him the , Media Relations Professional of the Year, and the PR Professional Who Makes a Difference.
PRWeek profiled more than a dozen programs led by Curtis as examples of innovative and effective techniques with outstanding results. These examples included convincing Google to change its daily Doodle into the building blocks of Tetris; working with Star Trek legend George Takei; and telling Neil Patrick Harris why it’s not acceptable to say “San Fran.”
Curtis keeps abreast of the dynamic media landscape with columns in Adweek, Entrepreneur, and the Forbes Communications Council. He has placed articles about the importance of PR and marketing for brands that wanted to elevate their profiles in ClickZ, MediaPost, O’Dwyer’s, and PRWeek.
Before moving into PR, Curtis was executive producer for KRON-TV, the nation’s largest independent television station. His work there earned him an Emmy.
Curtis employs his unparalleled TV training skills to prepare each of Bospar’s client spokespersons to shine during their many moments in the spotlight. Having appeared on TV and online to talk about why public relations and branding matters in our everyday lives, Curtis knows exactly what his clients are experiencing. He has written in Forbes about how these experiences have sharpened his media training.
In his efforts to make an even broader contribution to PR and society, Curtis is the president of the San Francisco Press Club and is on the board of PRSA Silicon Valley. He is a lifetime member of the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association and StartOut, a LGBTQ entrepreneurial organization. He is married to Brice Stanek, an interior designer in San Francisco.
Ask Curtis for his favorite mantra, and he will respond: “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken was involved. The pig was committed.”
Tom Carpenter has more than 20 years of business, marketing and technology PR experience, having led programs for high profile global technology-enabled companies including NXP Semiconductors, MDLIVE, Univa, Teleperformance, Apigee, InsightsOne, TeamViewer, Kaazing, Five9, Qumu, Rimage, Coupa, ON24, Cardlytics, ARC Document Solutions, Riverwood Solutions, Goo Technologies and more – many of which have been covered in PRWeek as examples of “the best of PR.” Tom has also designed and led individual campaigns for Monitis, Mozilla and Rovio with measurable business results. Prior to coming on board as a Principal at Bospar, Tom served as Vice President of the Technology Practice at Grayling where he specialized in public relations, client counsel, company messaging and product positioning, content development for business and consumer brands, campaign management, analyst relations, spokesperson training and corporate counsel and has led several companies through the acquisition process. Special areas of interest include topics ranging from The Internet of Things and Big Data to Consumer Products, and Tom’s work has appeared in a broad range of Consumer and B2B media from The Tonight Show to publications like Bloomberg Businessweek and Fast Company. Tom has also worked with executives at the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, as well as led business development and regional oversight for educational and medical programs at Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions. Tom’s favorite mantra: “If we want better results, we have to make better choices.”
Tricia Heinrich has held leadership positions in both agency and corporate environments, having served as an SVP at Weber Shandwick Worldwide, where her clients included Microsoft and HP, and in senior communications roles at Texas Instruments, Genesys and ON24. A B2B content management specialist, her work includes executive bylined articles in the Huffington Post and The Economist and an award-winning “For Dummies” series of guidebooks. Some of Tricia’s most memorable campaigns have involved celebrity spokespeople, including Bill Rancic, current reality TV star and the first “The Apprentice” winner; MC Hammer, rap star and social media pioneer; and San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian “Fear the Beard” Wilson. Her work has resulted in significant coverage in top-tier media, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the BBC, Fast Company, Wired and USA Today. Also an experienced analyst relations specialist, Tricia has helped guide outreach efforts that have led to numerous research reports, endorsements and awards, including a Forrester Research WAVE report win. She holds a BA in journalism and an MBA in marketing. Tricia’s favorite mantra: “Strive for perfection. Settle for excellence.”