Helium is on a mission to help emerging brands rise above the noise without paying traditional retainer fees.


Analytics and measurement

Apply meticulous attention to metrics that determine campaign success and define ROI.

Communications strategy and planning

Start with a rock-solid foundation to build a successful program.

Content creation and placement

Generate the best content to keep you top of mind with your target audiences.

Corporate and product awards

Cement your credibility by capturing accolades from the most respected 3rd party validators.

Crisis communications

Navigate the unexpected by preparing, reacting and responding with transparency and integrity.

Customer acquisition, engagement and activation programs

Attract new customers and deepens relationships with the ones you already have.

Event planning / support

Don’t just make a splash, create a tsunami :)


Show it, don’t tell it.

Influencer programs

Identify the folks who matter the most to your customers, and make sure that they are on board.

Marketing research

Save yourself time and money by figuring out what’s most important to your customers.

Media and analyst relations

Reach out to the writers and thought leaders who command the greatest audience.

Thought leadership programs

Rise above the rest by establishing yourself as an expert in your field.

Messaging and positioning

Choose the right words to tell your story and differentiate yourself from the pack.

Paid content strategy

Ensure that you are everywhere that your audiences look for information.

SEO/SEM analysis and strategy

Ensure that you come up first, and often.

Social media strategy and execution

Start and engage in conversations that matter with all of your important constituents.

Spokesperson’s training

Get ready to nail it.

Video production

Develop and distribute video content that people will really want to watch.


Our Approach

Helium was founded in January 2015 with the mission of providing stellar communications programs at a reasonable cost. We do that by drawing on the expertise of a network of interdisciplinary professionals with decades of experience in strategic communications who have made a deliberate decision to move away from the onerous cost structure and unnecessary overhead of the traditional agency model. The result? Premium quality, measurable results, and ultimate flexibility in service offering and engagement length, all at a price point that isn’t prohibitive for most emerging brands.

We deliver blended communications across a host of earned, owned, shared, and paid communications channels – from PR campaigns that reach the top tier broadcast, online and print news sources, to social media campaigns designed to attract new audiences and engage, to paid content development and placement, to offline event planning and execution. Just tell us what you are hoping to achieve, and we’ll be happy to put together a proposal that works for you.


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About Rebecca

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In founding Helium Communications, Rebecca West is on a mission to provide premium level strategic counsel to emerging brands without forcing them to pay the outrageous retainer fees associated with traditional agencies. Rebecca is an original co-founder and former SVP at Atomic Public Relations, a firm that she helped to grow to 140 people and $18M in billings over the course of 14 years. Rebecca also founded the firm’s sister agency, H3O Communications, where she oversaw strategic communications programs for a diverse roster of technology clients, while managing a team of enthusiastic and talented PR professionals. Before that, served in PR management positions at Shafer Communications and Quantum Magnetics. In the 20 years she's spent in PR, she's worked for a broad range of consumer and B2B companies. In addition to strong business, client and team management skills, Rebecca’s particular strengths are in strategic planning and execution of PR programs involving a mix of traditional and social media.

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Rebecca is a top-notch PR strategist and consummate professional, whom I hired when I was in-house at a tech startup. I've known her for about a decade now, and she is always a pleasure to work with, provides great strategic insights and manages an effective team. Since I also worked with Rebecca at the agency, prior to hiring them, I felt I had full-transparency into all aspects of the account. I always felt that I was in good hands. She was diligent in making sure our PR efforts generated results, or would recommend another route. I'd be thrilled to work with Rebecca again.

Margaret Mei Huang, Pageonce (now Check)

Rebecca is excellent to work with. She's friendly, creative, and has deep expertise in public relations. Rebecca provided excellent public relations advice and strategic counsel to the Hipmunk team when we needed guidance on securing coverage for new product launches, fundraising, and consumer stories. Her firm, H3O, also provided unique PR services including the "ComContext" to get an in-depth view of how Hipmunk's PR compared to competitors each quarter. It was a pleasure working with Rebecca.

Susan Doherty, CMO Hipmunk

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Main Headquarters
  • San Francisco, CA
    United States
  • (415) 260-6094
  • hi@heliumcommunications.net

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