About Us

212 Communications is a leading strategic public relations and marketing firm launched in 2013. 212 stands for 212 degrees, the boiling point of water. The name matches its strategists’ approach, enthusiasm and energy they bring to their work. 212 turns up the heat!

212’s strategists work with businesses, non-profits, government organizations and individuals looking to build their brands and reputations. 212 works with clients in industries ranging from technology, finance, government, banking and real estate development, to consumer products, nonprofits and environment.

In short, we are Builders. Connectors. Navigators.

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212 Communications helps companies build their business by enhancing their image, status and reputation; connect with communities, the media and those with a common interest; and navigate crises, the media and the intimidating world of social media.

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212 is certified in the Baltimore City market area as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
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Our Story

In 2013, Erica Mechlinski launched 212 Communications, a boutique, women-owned strategic communications and marketing firm based in Baltimore.

A former executive at Weber Shandwick, one of the largest public relations firms in the world, Erica believed she could deliver big-agency public relations expertise, strategy and know-how to small and mid-sized companies in the Baltimore/Washington region. She quickly realized her skills – strategic communications and unmatched organizational talents that help communications teams operate more efficiently – were in high demand.

Today, 212 Communications provides integrated marketing solutions for its clients and has established strategic alliances with former reporters, photographers and videographers, and digital and graphic designers.



  • When the water starts boiling, it is foolish to turn off the heat.

    — Nelson Mandela —


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  • 211 degrees can serve a purpose but 212 is the extra degree - the extra degree that will bring exponential results.

    Sam Parker & Mac Anderson