TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) -  EMSI Public Relations, (www.emsincorporated.com/smallbusiness), a national, pay for performance firm, posted its eighth consecutive year of growth in 2013 in gross sales, announced CEO Marsha Friedman.

EMSI has seen more than 100 percent growth since 2005.

The 24-year-old company also expanded, adding more employees as it continues to grow its Social Media Division, providing even more clients with organic followers through customized service. 

"I'm always thrilled to see that upward trajectory at the end of another year," says Friedman, whose company recently was recognized as one of the region's Largest Public Relations Firms by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

"We have a wonderful team at EMSI, and our growth reflects our skill, creativity and ability to work across divisions to give our clients the best service."

Friedman founded the company in 1990. After years of success, it hit difficult times in the economic fallout of the 9/11 attacks. Friedman adjusted course and EMSI showed strong financial health again by 2005.

"I'm proud of the fact that we continued our upward trend even through the worst of the recent recession," she says.

EMSI Public Relations represents businesses, professionals, entertainers and authors, obtaining media coverage for them through a strategy Friedman developed and explains in her book, "Celebritize Yourself: The Three Step Method to Increase Your Visibility and Explode Your Business."

EMSI is a "pay for performance" firm, a model Friedman pioneered. She defines "performance" as actual publicity obtained for clients. Rather than paying a retainer fee, they sign up for a quantifiable amount of exposure. 

The company gains this coverage through its news division, News & Experts, which specializes in providing content for print media (both online and traditional), and expert guests for local and national talk radio and TV shows.

"We've become a trusted resource to whom media across the United States and Canada turn for experts who can address trending issues and breaking news," Friedman says.

About Marsha Friedman

Marsha Friedman is CEO of EMSI Public Relations, a national firm that provides PR strategy and publicity services. Marsha is the author of Amazon best-seller, "Celebritize Yourself," and the popular marketing tips newsletter, PR Insider. Subscriptions are free and are available at EMSI's website, www.emsincorporated.com/smallbusiness.

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