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Nuffer, Smith, Tucker and Gable PR Join Forces

Combined Firms Bring Together History of Successful Programs For Some of the Region’s Most Notable Companies, Organizations

SAN DIEGO – Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Public Relations and Gable PR will merge operations beginning April 1, bringing together two firms that have been serving the broad communications needs of companies and organizations for four decades – NST since 1974 and Gable since 1976.

Led by veteran professionals Bill Trumpfheller and Tom Gable, the combined firm will operate under the Nuffer, Smith, Tucker name at NST’s current office located at 4045 Third Ave. in San Diego. The combined operation will offer a broader array of services to help clients succeed in the ever-changing and more challenging world of strategic branding, public relations and marketing communications. The merged company will have 26 professionals and annual billings of more than $3.5 million.

“We started talking about joining forces last year to pursue several large contracts where our complementary areas of expertise could make a difference for the client,” said Trumpfheller, president of NST. “Evolving client needs and opportunities in new and emerging markets led us to explore the benefits of bringing the two firms together. It all added up. We are very pleased to announce the merger and enter a new era of growth with unequaled capabilities and expertise for our clients.”

NST opened on April 1, 1974, and over four decades has partnered with or represented many of San Diego’s most notable brands and organizations locally, nationally and internationally – including WD-40 Company, Chicken of the Sea, Sony Electronics, McDonald’s, San Diego Zoo, San Diego State University and others.

“NST has a strong history in consumer PR and we were impressed with their digital and web development capabilities, public affairs expertise, and growing binational practice,” said Tom Gable, CEO and founder of Gable PR. “Our clients will benefit from having access to these additional resources, and our team adds strengths in other areas.”

Gable PR has provided strategic programs for some of the region’s key economic, business, cultural, civic and community initiatives, and has implemented complex programs for regional, national and international clients. Its clients include Bridgepoint Education, Guild Mortgage, AT&T in San Diego and Hawaii, Fisher & Phillips, and Renovation Realty. The firm has a history of working with innovative companies, including start-ups in biotech, medical devices, wireless and Internet services, and applications. Gable has introduced new mix-used communities, products, services, companies, hotels and destinations. It has won national awards for its programs for the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Trolley. Tom Gable’s book, The PR Client Service Manual, is the No. 1 agency management book sold through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Trumpfheller will be president of the combined operation. Gable will be vice chairman. Gable PR staff will move to NST offices on April 1.

About Nuffer, Smith, Tucker
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is an award-winning public relations and interactive firm headquartered in San Diego. The firm offers a full spectrum of services backed with 40 years of hands-on experience to help its clients explore how relationships, conversations and storytelling are strategically formed into solutions to help achieve their business goals. Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is a partner in The WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading collaborative of global public relations firms. For more information about Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, visit or the firm’s Facebook page,

About Gable PR
Gable PR, founded in San Diego in 1976, delivers highly effective public relations and marketing communications programs for clients in a broad range of industries, with an additional specialty in crisis public relations. Clients have included private and public companies, organizations, institutions and government agencies at every stage in their life cycles, from start-up to a Fortune 100 company. The agency’s Guru Program® is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a public relations program that builds images and reputations for clients in almost any industry or profession.

Bill Trumpfheller
619-296-0605 Ext. 227

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