|WPP has acquired Glover Park Group, the Washington-based Democratic public affairs operation with more than 140 people.|
GPG, which has revenue in the $60M range, is to operate as a standalone operation.
Founding partners and former advisors to Vice President Al Gore Carter Eskew, Chip Smith and Mike Feldman are to remain in charge for the “foreseeable future.”
Joe Lockhart, the other founding partner and Clinton White House spokesperson, exited for Facebook during the summer.
GPG works for clients such as Verizon Wireless, Visa, Korea, Toyota, Churchill Downs, Pfizer, News Corp., BNSF, American Postal Workers Union, United Federation of Teachers and ADP.
It also counseled solar power company, Solyndra, the bankrupt solar power company that has been in the news due to its $540M federal loan guarantee.
GPG has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Boulder.
WPP has an extensive Washington presence via its Public Strategies Inc. and Burson-Marsteller’s Prime Policy Group units.
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