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Bolt Public Relations Opens New Raleigh-Durham Office and Announces New Hire

Award-Winning Public Relations and Social Media Management Agency Headquartered in Southern California Expands East Coast Operations.

Raleigh, NC, December 09, 2011 --( Bolt Public Relations, a California-based PR and social media management agency, is pleased to announce the expansion of its operations with the opening of a new Raleigh, N.C., office and the addition of account executive, Carrie Riggin.

Bolt PR first established a presence in North Carolina last February after hiring Jo-Anne Chase as its vice president and general manager of the eastern region. Both Caroline Callaway, president of Bolt PR, and Chase, are alumni of North Carolina State University in Raleigh with degrees in communication. Callaway first founded Bolt PR near San Diego in 2007 and has since cemented it as a leading agency in Southern California for providing nonprofits, small businesses and startups with public relations and social media management services.

Raleigh, which was voted 2011 #1 Best City in America by and #1 Best Place for Business and Careers by, was a strategic expansion destination for Bolt PR based on the local connection to NCSU and the numerous small business opportunities throughout North Carolina. Continued success and a growing client base led to the recent expansion for the East Coast team. Bolt’s new office is located in Downtown Raleigh at 743 W Johnson St., Suite E, and can be contacted at (919) 881-7922.

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our agency’s operations,” said Chase. “Carrie brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to our team, while further expanding our connections on the East Coast. We look forward to delivering further success to small businesses and nonprofits in this market and across the nation.”

Riggin, with a proven track record in B2B and B2C public relations, most recently served as associate account executive at Howard, Merrell & Partners in Raleigh, and previously held PR positions at O’Keeffe & Company near Washington, D.C., and The Brooks Group in New York City. Riggin’s experience includes management of regional and national brands such as Butterball, Dixie, Georgia-Pacific and O2 Fitness. In her new role at Bolt PR, she will be responsible for spearheading media relations, social media and marketing campaigns for the agency’s growing client roster that spans across the beauty, education, fashion, consumer lifestyle, nonprofit, restaurant and hospitality, and technology industries.

Bolt PR’s clients include the Dana Point Turkey Trot, Drop Down Deals browser add-on, Flying Elephant Pub & Grill, Monarch School, Pacific Ridge School, Rubio’s restaurants, Starting Time golf products and VQ ActionCare, among others. For more information about Bolt PR and its public relations and social media management services, visit or follow the firm on Twitter at and Facebook at

About Bolt Public Relations:
Founded in January 2007, Bolt Public Relations, a division of Bolt Enterprises, Inc., is an award-winning public relations and social media management agency with offices in Orange County, Calif., and Raleigh, N.C. Providing revenue-generating exposure, credibility and attention in the marketplace, Bolt PR’s clients represent a wide range of industries, including technology, retail, medical, health and fitness, restaurants and hospitality, education and non-profits. Services include media relations, press releases, copywriting, event planning and publicity, consultation and education, website design and social media management. For more information, visit

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Bolt Public Relations
Caroline Callaway
(949) 218-5454

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