A few years ago, RTPR was founded by a former Wall Street Journal journalist, Paul Singer, and former US senator Tom Coburn.
He was a big supporter of Donald Trump and helped launch his 2016 presidential campaign.
But in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Singer said, he saw a need for a more transparent communications strategy, which he hoped to establish with his company, RT PR.
“I thought that public relations is not a dirty word in Washington, and that we need to make it more transparent and more accessible to the public,” Singer said.
“We saw a lot of opportunities to do that with Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.
We didn’t want to be an activist company.
We wanted to be a neutral company.”
Singer, who now heads the firm, said his strategy was to use the medium to “promote the value of RTPR and to inform the public about the firm.”
“It was not about the company,” he said.
Instead, the company wanted to “provide the best PR experience for all of our customers.”
As a result, RTP PR is the firm’s most important customer.
“RTPR is our #1 customer,” said Paul Dovidio, RT’s vice president of PR and media relations.
“It’s one of the largest and most powerful companies in the country.
Our mission is to make sure that people get the best media coverage.”
In its most recent quarterly financial report, RT said its advertising revenue jumped 37 percent in the second quarter from the same period last year.
That’s a significant increase from the previous quarter, which saw revenue drop 5 percent.
In that same period, the firm had a $2.7 million loss, a figure that has grown in recent months.
While RTPR has long been seen as a good PR firm, it’s now being called the new front for the Russian disinformation campaign.
The firm’s public relations department says it has received more than a million reports of the Kremlin’s efforts to manipulate public opinion.
In March, the Washington Post reported that the firm was the only major media firm to have been hit by Russian disinformation efforts during the presidential election.
And in June, the New York Times reported that RTPR had been hacked by the Russian government.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
While the Russian campaign against RTPR is ongoing, its CEO says it is also working with other public relations firms in the United States.
“There’s no reason why it should be a problem for any of our clients, any of the public relations companies, to be on the Russian side,” Dovdio said.