A reputation is not purchased, it is earned. It is based on the quality of your character and your actions. When your reputation is strong, then you are building trust among your audience.

How’s your reputation? Stage 1 Public Relations can help you build and maintain a solid reputation that spotlights the best you have to offer.


I have been talking with reporters my entire career. At Stage 1 PR, we love bringing stories to life and helping others achieve their goals. Most importantly helping them shine and showcase their very best! I look forward to working with you and making you the star that you are meant to be.

The world’s a stage. Let me help you take your place. My name is Shirley Johnson and I am the founder and owner of Stage 1 Public Relations. I am an award-winning marketing communications consulting expert with more than 20 years of experience working in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, life science and not-for-profit industries. At Stage 1, we help you take a leading position among your competitors while wowing your target audience, both current and potential. 

We deliver results when it comes to revenue, market share, brand awareness, and engagement. We craft innovative communications and solutions to drive growth strategy.

My expertise is in the areas of strategic communications, writing, media relations, crisis communications, public relations and advocacy. The impact of our work has been rewarded with many industry awards. As a life-long student, earning a Master’s degree, I continue to be leg up on the latest technology to ensure that your communications program are current and relevant.  

About Stage 1 PR

I marvel at Shirley's ability to open closed doors, grow business, and land major media coverage.

WE have successfully placed OUR clients on these platforms

Client Placements

2011-12 Mercury Excellence Award

2012 Big Apple Award

PM360 Award

PRSA 2016 Florida Radiance Award for Crisis Communications Medical, Marketing & Media Award

Awards and Recognitions

WE work with clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, life science and not-For-Profit industries

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Based Out Of Atlanta, GA. Serving Clients Worldwide.