B2B communications

Award-winning experience in every B2B industry.

Executive communications

Speechwriting...visual support...speaker training

Web video production

Turbocharge your web site with low-cost video

Environmental communications

Your story of environmental stewardship needs to be heard.

Outsource your marketing executive

Veteran experience at a fraction of the cost

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About OPR Group

OPR Group provides public relations and communications expertise for organizations on a mission to make a difference. For more than 30 years, our best work has been in support of a purpose of change. Supporting your vision of the future is where we live and sharing your story of that vision is our purpose.

What We Do

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, OPR Group provides clients with extensive experience in communications. Our strength is in supporting our clients’ purpose of change in the nonprofit sector as well as in a wide variety of industries.

Led by veteran public relations counselor Bob Oltmanns, OPR Group provides clients with the benefits of experience, understanding of their industry and their business, and sensitivity to the realities of the corporate suite in solving business problems through communications.  We provide practical solutions based on proven approaches, fact-based strategies, and a clear understanding of expectations and results.

Client experience

We've had the good fortune to work with hundreds of fantastic clients over the years, including those below.

Our Services

OPR Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of B2B communications, including public relations, marketing communications, executive communications, advertising, social media programs and communications counseling.

Communications planning

  • Writing
  • Marketing collateral
  • Corporate reports
  • Capabilities brochures

Marketing communications

  • Digital communications
  • Video production
  • Publications and collateral
  • Advertising

Communications counseling

  • Executive consulting
  • “Outsourced Chief Marketing Officer”
  • Management support
  • Communications staff support

Executive communications

  • Speechwriting
  • Powerpoint and Prezi
  • Presentation skills training
  • Multimedia presentations

Crisis communications

  • Crisis communications auditing and planning
  • Counseling
  • Training and crisis readiness
  • Availability as media spokesperson


    • Media relations
    • Op-eds
    • News releases
    • Media training


Years of experience


Happy Clients


Teaching gigs


Professional awards

Outsourced Chief Marketing Officer

To reach the next level, every organization of every size needs to communicate–with customers, funders, stakeholders, influencers.

But not every organization has yet reached the point where they can afford a chief marketing officer to help them reach that next level. Marketing and outreach is often left to those with time on their hands, no professional experience, or no idea how to go about supporting business development goals.

We’ll help you bridge the gap that stands between you and the next level in your business with a professional, experienced communications executive…for less than the cost of an entry-level employee. And because we’re outsourced, there are no additional overhead costs such as benefits, payroll taxes or insurance.

Best of all, you’ll have a trusted senior advisor that can help you realize the business growth and opportunity you’ve been working so hard to achieve.

OPR Group brings a new dimension to your organization and can work with your existing staff to create a marketing culture that is sustainable, strategic, and sets you apart from others in your market space. We’ll develop a communications plan for your business and put it to work for you, putting in place a targeted and professional marketing program that gets results.

Scale the scope to meet your resources. Set and track measurable goals. Realize the benefits of strategic marketing and communications.

And take your business to its next level.

Bob Oltmanns

President, OPR Group

Bob Oltmanns is the President of OPR Group, LLC, an independent public relations consultancy based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bob is a veteran of the public relations profession, and has spent most of his career as a counselor and communications advisor to major corporations.

His unique background is a combination of technical training and nearly 20 years of professional public relations experience.  This rare blend of talents provides OPR Group clients with public relations counseling grounded with an understanding and working knowledge of technology and technical issues.

Prior to founding OPR Group, Mr. Oltmanns was the president of one of Pennsylvania’s leading independent public relations firms.

Bob began his career in public information with the U.S. Department of Energy’s fossil energy research program, and later served as a public information specialist with Science Applications International Corporation.  Throughout his career, Bob has developed and implemented award-winning public relations programs for dozens of clients in the fields of technology, manufacturing, energy and environment, healthcare, economic development, and numerous other markets.  Additionally, he’s been a counselor on a variety of environmental public relations issues for clients in the chemical, nuclear, forest products, electric power, and transportation industries, to name a few.

He holds degrees from Montclair State College in New Jersey and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Engineering.  Bob is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, its prestigious College of Fellows and the PRSA Counselor’s Academy.  He also served as president of PRSA’s Pittsburgh Chapter in 1996, as well as its board of directors and executive committee from 1990-96.  He also is a member of the executive committee of IPREX, an international partnership of the world’s leading independent public relations firms.

Bob has also been an adjunct professor of public relations at LaRoche College, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and has lectured at several Western Pennsylvania colleges and universities, as well as many national industry conferences. He’s also written numerous articles on environmental public relations for various industry publications.

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Contact Information

For more information or to discuss an upcoming project, contact us:

P.O. Box 15069, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
+ (412) 721-0236


Environmental communications

OPR Group has been involved in a broad spectrum of environmental issues including contamination and remediation, energy resources and production, land use, water quality, air quality, sustainability, green building design, climate change, and others.

With more than 30 years of professional environmental communications experience, including 15 years as a professor of environmental communications at Duquesne University’s Center for Environmental Research and Education, OPR Group president Bob Oltmanns brings a depth of understanding and perspective to every project.

Take a minute to check out these videos, produced by OPR Group, which help tell the story of the important environmental conservation work being done by our clients and other nonprofit environmental organizations.


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