Our Services

Advertising

 

We specialize in developing multi-faceted plans that include creative advertising. If you’re looking for the best way to gain exposure, leave it to us. Click here for more information.

Branding & Creative

Your brand is often your first impression and represents your company in public, let us help you make a great first impression. Click here for more information.

Community Relations

Whether it’s trying to approve a new project, a desire to be a good community steward, or building stronger relationships with current and potential clients, we’ve got you covered. Click here for more information.

Content Marketing

Companies that develop marketing materials which provide helpful information in a creative manner are memorable. Simply put, crafting compelling content is critical to the success of any marketing effort. Click here for more information.

Public Relations

Our PR efforts focus on three primary areas of expertise: media relations, internal communications, and crisis communications. We partner with clients to develop customized strategies and implement a full suite of services that are tailored to meet their needs. Click here for more information.

Research & Analysis

We provide our clients with needed insight and an objective perspective by delivering a variety of research and analysis tools so they can stay a step ahead by evaluating goals and marketing efforts. Click here for more information.

Social Media

 

The awareness and engagement opportunities through social media platforms are significant. We’ve worked with clients to create, improve, and maintain their social media presence. Click here for more information.

Websites

 

Crafting consistent, updated, and helpful content can help differentiate your organization and should drive your online strategy. We can help. Click here for more information.

Our Team

Mike C. Gray, APR

Mike C. Gray, APR

Co-Founder | Partner

When Mike and Andrew founded Commonwealth Partnerships in 2009, they set out to do something different. To build a firm that set our clients and our communities first. When it comes right down to it, it’s not about us. It’s about the businesses, the nonprofits, and the organizations we work with.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Studies.

Andrew K. Ryan, APR

Andrew K. Ryan, APR

Co-Founder | Partner

Honored by PR News as one of 2009’s “15 to Watch” top PR professionals and as one of Style Weekly’s 2013 “40 Under 40,” Andrew has worked with clients on many services, including social media, marketing,  and PR. He has won MarCom, PRSA, Hermes Creative, and Virginia PR Awards.

He is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Rhetoric and Communications Studies.

Elyssa S. Bernstein

Elyssa S. Bernstein

Social Media Coordinator

Elyssa is originally from Norfolk, Virginia and has recently moved to the Richmond area. Whether working with only 140 characters or much more, Elyssa has always had a way with words. She has a passion for communications and loves to craft compelling content that works on a variety of communications channels.

She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Public Relations.

Kristopher M. Smith

Kristopher M. Smith

Visual Design and Website Coordinator

When Kris turned 16, he didn’t ask for a car; he asked for his own copy of Adobe Creative Suite. Since then, he took on any project he could, from designing promotional posters for local bands to using Adobe Premier to create mountain biking videos.

Kristopher attended Christopher Newport University, and studied Economics and Marketing. He also attended Tulane University for Developmental Economics.

Our Industries

Real-Estate
AEC Firms
ProfessionalServices
Transportation
Senior-Living
NonProfit