Our Clients


484 Viking Drive, Ste. 151
Virginia Beach VA 23452
United States

Office Phone: (757) 463-4500
Fax: (757) 498-5948

Sean Brickell, APR, Fellow PRSA
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Sharon Freeman, APR
Associate Partner
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Brickell & Partners is a full-service public relations firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and operating in many states, primarily in the mid-Atlantic region. The firm was founded in 1985, but its average PR experience of staff professionals is 15 years. B&P has earned the prestigious Silver Anvil and the Bronze Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America and was cited for the best PR campaign in Virginia by the Old Dominion Public Relations Society. These represent the highest recognition of excellence in PR from the respective national and state organizations.

Our operational philosophy is to achieve share of client rather than share of market. We strive to fully serve a small universe of clients and provide all of their PR needs, rather than have a large roster of occassional clients who work with many other firms.

The agency has made its slogan well known among clients and media: Helping you to understand public perceptions, and helping people to understand your business.

Sean Brickell, founder, has been PR Practitioner of the Year in Hampton Roads, and serves on numerous business, charitable, civic boards in southeastern Virginia. He was a reporter with The Virginian-Pilot for five years and mid-Atlantic Promotions Manager for Atlantic and Elektra/Asylum Records.

Client Successes

Radio PSAs Win Bronze Anvil

Program Overview – Virginia Legends Walk (VLW) is a permanent honor of great Virginians, past and present, while advancing public and student knowledge of the global achievements of those inducted. The secondary objectives are to solicit public input statewide and increase awareness of the state’s largest city and resort. Eight former U.S. Presidents and 24 other notable Virginians have been inducted from nominations received around the world and selected by secret ballot of 750 statewide esteemed judges. VLW received a Bronze Anvil for radio PSAs used to generate nominations.

Industry Expertise

  • Associations
  • Real Estate
    • Building and Construction
  • Technology
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Automotive
  • Entertainment/Cultural

PR Specialties

  • Community Relations
  • Marketing PR
  • Media Relations
  • Event Management
  • Brand Development

Other Specialties

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • On-line Marketing
  • Web Services

Practice Groups

Market Intelligence

When you think of Hampton Roads, you think military. It is home of the world's largest Navy base, composing more than 25 pecent of the U.S. Navy worldwide, the North American headquarters of NATO, Langley AFB, and numerous other military branches. This shields the region from many economic fluctuations and downturns and affords stability enjoyed by few communities. To this end, we are very pro-growth and support responsible development through the two largest factors in the nation's economic forecast index, housing and automotive. Additionally, the agency specialzes in commercial real estate. Specifically, the agency integrally represents the governing associations for these industries.