Brian Chandler, APR, Founder & CEO

great work, excellent results

Marine Marketing

driven by passion

Driven from a passion for boating and fishing, Brian Chandler, founder & CEO of Commonwealth Public Relations, made the decision more than 10 years ago to expand his firm’s book of business and work to support companies in the marine boating and fishing industries. While the firm still offers all services to companies across a wide array of industry sectors, marine marketing has become one area of excellence.

As a result, the firm has been chosen as the marine marketing agency for companies such as Sportsman Boats, Phenom Yachts, Shakespeare Marine, TowBoatUS, Barker Boatworks, Sea Tow Services International, and more.

Brian’s passion has been recognized and reported on by several business publications, included this story Richmond BizSense in 2022.

Furthering his expertise in the industry, Brian serves on the Board of Directors for the Marine Marketers of America.

PR Awards
Social Media Awards
Crisis Awards
Public Relations Campaigns
If you need multiple tactics combined into one campaign to meet your organization’s goals and objectives, we have the depth and experience to handle it.
Strategic Research & Planning
Starting with a discovery phase, we can help your organization develop a strategy and plan for how it will achieve its overall business goals.
Media Relations Campaigns
Our team’s relationships can give you an advantage when you need your story placed with marine industry media such as: Soundings TradeOnly, Boating Industry, Boating Magazine, Southern Boating, Saltwater Sportsman, and more.
Social Media Marketing
For more than a decade, we have been utilizing social media to help clients have a social voice and be the first choice among consumers and B2B relationships.
Government Relations
We are the go-to legislative support firm (field-team) in Virginia, providing op-eds, letters to the editor, news coverage, grassroots campaigns and more to lobbying firms and internal GR teams.
When it comes to promoting your boat, products or even services to boating consumers, advertising can generate huge results. We can help you implement a successful marine advertising campaign.
a few of our clients

We worked side-by-side with the top brands in the marine industry, both locally and across the country. Let us help your marine business grow and succeed.

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We'll help take your
marine business to a new level!
"The CPR team has been a true asset to our association. They have helped us do more than we ever could on our own. We appreciate the strategic thought they bring to our work."
Melissa Andrews LeadingAge Virginia
Melissa Andrews
LeadingAge Virginia
"We have been impressed with Brian and his team's knowledge and understanding of the marine industry. Their media relations success is something that is unmatched."
Scott Croft TowBoat US
Scott Croft
TowBoat US
"We know the Commonwealth PR team works with multiple advertising firms across the country, but they feel like a true member of our agency. Their results have been impressive."
Amy Cantwell Pinnacle Advertising
Amy Cantwell
Pinnacle Advertising

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Suite 120
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: +1 804 510 0039


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