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Aug. '16 Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs.
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ABERNATHY MACGREGOR
Subsidiary of Havas

277 Park Ave., 39th fl.
New York, NY 10172
212/371-5999
www.abmac.com

707 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3950
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213/630-6550

500 Sansome St., Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94111
415/926-7961

7500 San Felipe Street, Suite 600
Houston, TX  77063
713/343-0427

James L. Abernathy, Executive Chmn., Chmn. of AMO
Tom Johnson, CEO
Charles Burgess, Pres.
James T. MacGregor,
Ian D. Campbell, Vice Chmn.
Jeffrey R. Maloney, CFO
Carina Davidson, COO

With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and San Francisco, Abernathy MacGregor (AMG) provides strategic communications counsel and services to companies large and small, public and private, typically in times of transition. Our core practice areas include corporate public relations, mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism, investor relations, IPOs, crisis management, alternative investment communications, board and C-Suite advisory services, restructuring and bankruptcy, and litigation and regulatory action. To every engagement we bring superior, customized strategic counsel, 24/7 hands-on implementation and an intensely collaborative and high-energy commitment to our clients and their other advisors. Our deep relationships, experience and client base extend across a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and defense, consumer, energy, financial services (including banking, insurance, hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity), food and beverage, healthcare and life sciences, industrials, media, natural resources, real estate, technology, and travel and hospitality.

Abernathy MacGregor is a founding member of AMO, the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. Our best-in-class approach brings together local-market leaders with unrivaled knowledge of stakeholder perceptions, financial markets and cross-border transactions in the key financial centers of Europe, Asia and the Americas. Providing sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises, our partner firms have established relationships with many S&P 500, FTSE 100, SMI, CAC 40 and IBEX 35 companies. AMO brings a highly competent and experienced international team that can advise clients conducting mission-critical projects on a global scale. Our integrated execution allows us to seamlessly service our clients across a multitude of jurisdictions and a range of corporate and financial communications mandates. www.amo-global.com
Clients inclue: Advent International, Alaska Airlines, Avery Dennison, Booz Allen Hamilton, California Resources Corporation, The Carlyle Group, Evercore Partners, Groupon, Lam Research, Hellman & Friedman, Madison Dearborn Partners, Mattel, Office Depot, RE/MAX, Repsol, Schnitzer Steel, Shopify and Starwood Capital Group.


ALLIDURA CONSUMER

450 West 15th Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10011
212/229-8400
Fax: 212/229-8496
info@allidura.com
twitter: @allidura
blog: allswell.allidura.com
www.inventivhealth.com/Allidura

Who we are: Whether cars or cameras, diapers or detergent, health has never been more ubiquitous than it is today.  For some brands, health may be a new focus. Fortunately, it’s always been at the center of ours. And, we’ve taken this knowledge and enthusiasm to some of the world’s largest brands to help them connect with today’s socially charged, health-minded consumers.

Expertise: Allidura takes an integrated approach to communications with capabilities spanning public relations, digital and social media, marketing and branding, graphic design and multimedia, and research and analytics. Our meaningful insights and creative know-how have been tapped by a full range of consumer product and nutritional supplement brands, over the counter and beauty products and food and beverage companies.

Allidura, as part of inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, is supported by inVentiv Health, a global provider of best-in-class clinical development and comprehensive commercialization services.


BEEHIVE STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

1021 Bandana Blvd. E., Suite 226
St. Paul, MN 55108
651/789-2232
www.beehivepr.biz

Lisa Hannum, President & CEO
Nicki Gibbs, SVP
Ayme Zemke, Vice President
Steve Mann, Vice President

Beehive Strategic Communication is best known for fresh insights, creative strategies and positive connections that create enduring value for our clients.

We are inspired by the global movement toward purpose-driven businesses and are committed to using the power of communication to build better businesses for a better world.

Beehive works nationally on behalf of leading brands in industries ranging from healthcare and education to retail and financial services. Our expertise includes research, communication strategy, brand positioning, employee engagement and internal communication, public relations, social and digital marketing, and crisis communication.

Our team of senior strategists has extensive financial services experience with brands including Deluxe Corp., DCM Services and Associated Bank.


BIOSECTOR 2

450 West 15th Street, Suite 602
New York, NY 10011
212/845-5600
www.inventivhealth.com/B2
twitter: @biosector2
blog: b2view.biosector2.com   
Contact: shauna.keough@inventivhealth.com

Who we are: Biosector 2 (B2) is a global healthcare communications agency that partners with visionary clients to deliver groundbreaking programs and improve the health of people’s lives. For more than a decade, B2’s experience as an agency spans virtually every category in the industry and drives strategic solutions for their clients. 
Expertise:  B2 builds brands and grows markets for companies driving innovation across a variety of disease states, and our main goal is to create measurable behavior change for our clients’ most important stakeholders. Our capabilities to deliver against this goal go beyond traditional public relations, incorporating issues management, digital & social media, corporate branding, research & analytics and more. Our dynamic, insightful approach allows us to solve today’s problems while uncovering tomorrow’s opportunities.

Biosector 2, as part of inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, is supported by inVentiv Health, a global provider of best-in-class clinical development and comprehensive commercialization services.


BLISS INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION
Member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group

500 5th Avenue, Suite 1640
New York, NY  10110
212/840-1661
Fax: 212/840-1663
www.blissintegrated.com

Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Partner
Meg Wildrick, Managing Partner
Cortney Stapleton, Partner

To stay one step ahead of competitors, financial services companies need an agency partner with expertise, creativity and agility — as well as a fierce dedication to results and service.  Our firm is built to deliver on these needs. Bliss Integrated Communication’s award-winning business-to-business and business-to-consumer financial services practice specializes in breaking down complex ideas and packaging them into integrated communication campaigns that resonate with stakeholders, investors, intermediaries, partners and customers.

Our practice has consistently delivered strong marketing and public relations results for some of the biggest names in asset management, insurance, wealth management, banking, private equity and FinTech. We have rich experience in reaching niche audiences, including regulators, advisors, small business owners, Millennials, women, mass affluent, and High-Net-Worth investors.

As a mid-sized agency, we are big enough to impact business performance and nimble enough to pivot quickly when market or regulatory changes mandate fresh thinking or an uncharted approach.

With deep expertise in communication, public relations and marketing strategy and an understanding of the financial services space inside and out, we are poised to help our clients identify the right opportunities to engage and connect.

Bliss teams are intellectually curious, bringing a diversity of experience and thought. Our blend of talent allows us to understand our clients — and their challenges and opportunities — from unique perspectives. With our collaborative spirit and differentiating skill set, we come to the table with proactive ideas that are achievable, on-strategy and high-impact. We work with others exceptionally well — inside our company, as an extension of our clients’ teams and with other specialty agencies.


BRUNSWICK GROUP

245 Park Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10167
212/333-3810
www.brunswickgroup.com

Sir Alan Parker, Chairman
Susan Gilchrist, Group Chief Executive

Brunswick is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick has grown organically, operating as a single profit center — allowing us to respond seamlessly to our clients’ needs, wherever they are in the world. When clients turn to us, it’s because they know that good communications and effective stakeholder engagement is about more than managing perceptions — it’s essential to making business work. Our background in financial communications means we understand how businesses are wired. It also means integrity is deep in our nature: diligence, openness and accuracy. We have a reputation for high-caliber, highly experienced people who have diverse backgrounds and skills. Whatever the task, no matter how complex or where it is in the world, we can assemble the right expertise from across the firm. Brunswick is a global partnership with 23 offices in 14 countries: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Munich, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Vienna, and Washington, D.C.


BUSINESS WIRE

40 East 52nd Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022
www.businesswire.com

101 California Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network. Business Wire has 31 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers.


BUTLER ASSOCIATES, LLC

204 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
212/685-4600
TButler@ButlerAssociates.com
www.ButlerAssociates.com

One Stamford Plaza
263 Tresser Blvd, 9th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Thomas P. Butler, President

Butler Associates is the winner of the PRSA-New York’s 2016 Best Business / Campaign Outcome award. Serving clients since 1996, our firm provides strong, effective corporate, financial, legal, crisis and public affairs strategies that have positive, lasting impacts.

Butler Associates staffers

Butler Associates earned PRSA-New York’s highest honor, the 2016 Best Business/Campaign Outcome award, at the industry group’s annual gala in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan.

Photo credit: PRSA-New York

Whether a client’s need is a shareholder campaign, CEO-level messaging, brand awareness, or long-range strategic planning, Butler Associates prides itself on developing and nurturing key issues as well as relationships that effectively build and sustain our client’s reputation and brand.

Butler Associates continually achieves significant visibility, spotlights corporate and financial leaders, leads or supports winning campaigns and delivers clear and crisp messaging for a diverse range of clients.

The Butler team includes seasoned professionals who are committed to their clients and deliver consistent, measurable results.

The industries we advocate for include finance, banking, real estate, construction, telecommunications, high-tech, travel, hospitality and food sector.


CHAMBERLAIN HEALTHCARE PR

450 West 15th Street, Suite 405
New York, NY 10011
212/884 0650
inventivhealth.com/chamberlain
Christie.Anbar@inventivhealth.com

Who we are: At Chamberlain, we are passionate about translating science into meaningful stories that inspire action. At the end of every day, if we have empowered consumers and providers to create better health outcomes, then we know we’ve done our job. That’s why, for more than 20 years, our clients — from Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies to small non-profit patient groups — have relied on us to communicate their information to the audiences that really matter.

Expertise: Chamberlain offers a complete suite of communications services fully matched to today’s technological and geographic realities. Our teams’ experience ranges from digital and social media to corporate communications, to advocacy, data strategy and management and more.

Chamberlain, as part of inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, is supported by inVentiv Health, a global provider of best-in-class clinical development and comprehensive commercialization services.


CHANDLER CHICCO AGENCY

450 West 15th Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10011
212/229-8400
www.inventivhealth.com/ccapr
info@ccapr.com

Who we are: Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA) is a global team of healthcare communications specialists dedicated to helping clients solve their most complex challenges.  Integrating an unmatched breadth of resources that enables a comprehensive, 360-degree approach, CCA serves clients that span the spectrum of healthcare from blockbusters to niche products; large pharma to emerging specialty companies; biotech to devices and diagnostics; healthcare technology, hospitals, non-profits and academic centers.

Expertise: CCA sets the standard in delivering best-in-class communications in a collaborative, flexible environment where creativity reigns and clients come first. For 20 years, we have achieved this by bringing the right people to the table — healthcare professionals, thought leaders, advocates, patients and loved ones — and then building alliances, communities, and champions motivated to act.

CCA, as part of inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, is supported by inVentiv Health, a global provider of best-in-class clinical development and comprehensive commercialization services.


COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY GROUP (CSG)

44 Cook St., Suite 450
Denver, CO 80206
720/726-5457
www.csg-pr.com
dmahoney@csg-pr.com

What sets CSG’s award-winning Financial Services communications team apart from the rest? It’s our unique combination of industry expertise, leading-edge content marketing strategies and influencer connections.

CSG clients work closely with a dedicated team of professionals well versed in the challenges and opportunities within each segment of the financial services industry. We help clients define goals and map out measurable strategies for success. Our team is able to:

  • Create and carefully place compelling, targeted content for audiences ranging from investment advisors to bank directors to consumers.
  • Leverage longtime relationships to connect clients with prominent reporters and critical industry influencers, including analysts, bloggers, social media VIPs and associations.
  • Effectively apply the latest tactics in content marketing, digital media and public relations.

All of these deliverables are backed up with success metrics and analytics, so clients always know the exact return on their investment in CSG.


DUKAS LINDEN PUBLIC RELATIONS
Richard Dukas & Seth Linden

From top: Richard Dukas, Chairman and CEO; and Seth Linden,
President, Dukas Linden Public Relations.

100 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
212/704-7385
richard@dlpr.com
www.dlpr.com

Richard Dukas, Chmn. & CEO
Seth Linden, President
Zach Leibowitz, EVP
Stephanie Dressler, Sean Dougherty, Zack Kouwe, SVP
Ted Smith, VP

DLPR is an award-winning PR agency, which is known for strategic and proactive media relations, a results-driven approach, and the involvement of senior management on all accounts.

Recently, the agency opened a West Coast office, and formed a strategic partnership with one of the U.K.’s leading financial communications consultancies. DLPR also offers a full suite of design and branding services.

DLPR’s clients include both well-known and emerging companies in key areas of finance, including: mutual funds, ETFs, wealth management, hedge funds and private equity, institutional investing, and investment banking. DLPR also has a strong professional services practice, representing firms in law, accounting, insurance, compliance, risk management and management consulting. The firm also has strong experience in fintech and B2B technology.

The agency regularly generates coverage in the industry’s most influential outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Times, Bloomberg and all of the top trade publications, websites and blogs. The agency is very strong in broadcast, averaging approximately 50 bookings per month — mainly on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business.

DLPR provides comprehensive media and presentation training, message development, editorial services, crisis communications and digital media services.
Clients include: Adams Street Partners, BlueMountain Capital, Brown Advisory, Eaton Vance, EisnerAmper, Global X Management, JMP Group, Morgan Creek Capital, Muddy Waters, Navigant and Neuberger Berman.


FEINTUCH COMMUNICATIONS

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson Senior Managing Director of Feintuch Communications.

245 Park Ave., 39th Floor
New York, NY 10167
212/808-4900
henry@feintuchpr.com
www.feintuchcommunications.com
www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director

Feintuch Communications (FC) provides true integrated financial communications services to public companies and those seeking to go public. We have a sophisticated understanding of the intersection between investor and public relations and work with our clients to bridge any gaps between them. Our senior team helps companies to mine their business assets for “The Street” and financial/ business accomplishments for the trade.

The firm has a particular expertise in counseling companies in crisis situations involving the SEC, DOJ and other types of government investigations. We provide strategic IR services in-house and partner with best-of-breed providers to deliver a full IR platform including corporate positioning, institutional and sell-side targeting, IPO consulting and road shows, conference call preparation, shareholder letters, M&A advice, speaking platforms and more. We also help privately held companies tell their stories to the financial media.

Financial practice head Rick Anderson is a former chair of PRSA’s financial communications section. FC is a founding member and our principal is vicechair of PR World Alliance, an international alliance of premier independent PR and IR consultancies.


FMW MEDIA WORKS CORP.

535 Broad Hollow Road, M105
Melville NY  11747
631/465-0280
Fax: 631/396-7434
www.NewToTheStreet.com

Vince Caruso, CEO & Founder

Established in 2006 and privately held, FMW Media Works Corp partners with the largest television and media networks and utilizes its top financial in house writers and producers  to develop strategic communications video interview  programs that achieve business goals, manage risk, and enhance the value of the enterprise. The firm’s pairing of media buying veterans and senior communications professionals and TV producers provide a highly-differentiated offering, one that continues to serve as the foundation for significant unique growth.

FMW Media Works has approximately 80 clients across 20 industries and is one of the largest independent agencies in North America. The firm maintains offices in NYC, Long Island NY, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.

FMW has been achieving double-digit revenue growth since its inception, driven by new client success including DS Labs, The Juice Press, Viral Genetics, Staffing 360, OakRidge Global, Accurexa  among others. We drive corporate educational and awareness TV interviews and couple them with traditional press releases leveraging our unique programs with our content being shared on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to the proper audiences.


GREGORY FCA

27 West Athens Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610/228-2095
JoeA@GregoryFCA.com
JoeH@GregoryFCA.com
www.GregoryFCA.com
FinancialServicesMarketing.com

Joe Anthony, President, Financial Services
Joe Hassett, SVP, Investor Relations

Seeking a communications partner that knows the ins-and-outs of the financial services world? Our team of seasoned financial services public relations and investor relations professionals has served as the agency of record for more than 300 financial industry firms since our founding in 1990. With a strong track record in generating A-list media coverage and executing innovative digital media campaigns, there is a reason why RIAs, asset managers, broker-dealers, mutual funds, banks, insurance carriers, FinTech companies, and other financial firms call on us.

Our professionals understand the street, market expectations, and how to communicate in a highly compelling, compliant manner that generates interest, creates followings, and builds shareholder value. We can identify and tell your story, deliver it to both the buy and sell side, introduce you to investors and institutions as well as the financial media that drives markets.

Media relations, Investor relations, Social media strategy, Blogging and editorial services. Content marketing. Media training. Issues management/crisis communications. All from a firm that knows the financial industry and the audiences our clients are seeking to reach.

Media training is available on-site or in our Philadelphia studios.


ICR

685 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 646/277-1201
www.icrinc.com

Thomas M. Ryan, CEO, Co-Founder
Don Duffy, President

Established in 1998, ICR partners, with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs and advisory services that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in the world, maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing.


INTERMARKET COMMUNICATIONS

425 Madison Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10017
212/888-6115
mmosbacher@intermarket.com
mzachowski@intermarket.com

Martin Mosbacher and
Matt Zachowski, Partners

Intermarket Communications is a leading independent provider of public relations and marketing services to clients in the global financial services industry as well as select corporate clients. We offer clients a combination of strategic expertise and informed execution designed to generate the media coverage and social media amplification that builds and maintains reputation, and achieves sustained results.

Founded in 1986, Intermarket Communications works with clients throughout the global business community, including investment marketplaces and exchanges, leading buy-side and sell-side institutions, banks, alternative investment providers, technology and service providers, as well as government and industry organizations.
Service is the key factor that sets Intermarket apart. At Intermarket, all clients work directly with a team of experienced financial communications professionals who understand your business, help shape your story, and know how to make that story resonate with the audiences you need to reach.


INVENTIV HEALTH PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP

450 West 15th Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10011
212/229 8400
Fax: 212/229 8496
www.inventivhealth.com/PR
prgroup@inventivhealth.com
twitter: @inventivPR
blog.inventivhealth-pr.com/

Who we are: The global public relations group of inVentiv Health helps launch brands and build the reputations of companies working to improve human health. Our teams create communications that enhance brand perception, drive engagement, activate behavior shifts, and deliver on the bottom line.

With an integrated approach to communications, inVentiv Health Public Relations Group includes four agencies — Allidura Consumer, Biosector 2, Chamberlain Healthcare PR and Chandler Chicco Agency — that offer best-in-class capabilities spanning public relations, digital and social media, medical and scientific education, and research and analytics.

The broad scope of inVentiv Health Public Relations Group is powered by inVentiv Health, a global provider of best-in-class clinical development and comprehensive commercialization services.


JOELE FRANK, WILKINSON BRIMMER KATCHER

622 Third Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/355-4449
info@joelefrank.com
www.joelefrank.com

One Sansome Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94104
415/869-3950

Joele Frank, Managing Partner
Matthew Sherman, President

When an unexpected, out-of-the-ordinary event threatens a company’s operations or reputation, a fast and intensive response is essential to prevent or mitigate serious damage. We have extensive experience in delivering unique solutions for unique situations, including earnings surprises, short attacks, accounting irregularities, regulatory actions and government investigations, management changes, facility closures and workforce reductions, labor disputes, facility disasters and workplace violence, data security breaches, consumer boycotts and product recalls.

We are immediately available to our clients during all phases of crisis planning and response. And when a client is in the spotlight, we help determine how best to control the dialogue, take the initiative, fix what’s broken and gather support. We give our clients the training and tools necessary to hit the ground running when a crisis strikes.


KCD PR 

610 West Ash Street, Suite 901
San Diego, CA 92101
619/955-7759
info@kcdpr.com
www.kcdpr.com

Kevin Dinino, President
Philippa Ushio, Managing Director

KCD PR is an award-winning strategic public relations agency with expertise in creating and executing individualized, integrated, and impactful media relations, social media marketing, inbound marketing, and content development strategies for financial services firms, fintech companies, technology innovators, transportation and associated businesses. We have deep, longstanding relationships with financial, tech, and transportation journalists, giving us a competitive edge that specifically benefits clients who are seeking to build reputation and brand awareness. KCD PR is headquartered in San Diego, CA and serves clients located across the United States.

The agency is a rapidly growing powerhouse in the financial services and fintech public relations and marketing space. And we’ve got the results and awards to prove it. Each member of our talented, creative and committed team brings a depth and diversity of knowledge and experience, and is driven to provide KCD PR clients with strategic, integrated public relations and marketing services that yield measurable results.

At KCD PR, our expertise is developing and communicating a brand’s voice through highly visible campaigns, focusing on messaging development, inbound marketing, media relations, social media marketing, and other key elements. The firm is also adept at crisis communications, M&A and IPO communications and executive media training. For more information on client results and case studies, please visit www.kcdpr.com and follow our industry musings and updates on Twitter @KCDPR.


KEKST

437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212/521-4800
www.kekst.com

James Fingeroth, Chairman
Jeremy Fielding, President & CEO

Many companies or institutions will confront unforeseen events that could alter their future, pose unprecedented challenges and potentially set them on a new course that will redefine the organization and significantly impact key stakeholders. What is required in these circumstances is an expert, experienced, strategic communications partner to work with senior management and a Board of Directors to: articulate a new business strategy and a vision for success; explain an enterprise-transforming event and its significance; successfully navigate complex business challenges or crises; build trust and support among key stakeholders; and strengthen the organization’s credibility, reputation, and brand.

Successful execution requires superior counsel, judgment and expertise, broad experience, and a comprehensive, effective and intelligent approach for communicating to all stakeholders. For over 45 years companies and institutions around the world have selected and relied on Kekst to provide that counsel and support across a wide range of disciplines including: corporate & financial communications; specialized investor relations; mergers & acquisitions, shareholders activism & corporate governance; IPOs & spinoffs; crisis communications; bankruptcy and restructurings; and litigation and regulatory support.


LANE
 
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2720
New York, NY 10110
212/302-5365
www.lanepr.com
 
905 SW 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
503/221-0480
 
1932 1st Ave., Suite 507
Seattle, WA 98101
206/792-0427

Wendy Lane Stevens, President
Amber Roberts, SVP
 
At LANE, we’re not just communications experts. We’re multifaceted business experts who deliver smart, inspired solutions that drive growth. Over two decades we’ve worked with more than 35 clients spanning the financial services spectrum. LANE has built significant expertise in investment banking, retail and commercial banking, wealth management, and private equity.

Every LANE client benefits from working directly with senior-level practitioners who have relevant education and direct experience in the financial industry. We couple our in-depth understanding of the industry with a tenacious approach to connecting with media and influencers. We build programs that seamlessly integrate traditional and digital strategies to meet — and exceed — clients’ objectives.

Since 1990, LANE has also advised clients in more than 80 M&A transactions, ranging from $90 million to multi-billion across a variety of industries, including financial and business services, food and beverage, consumer and technology. Our approach emphasizes a transparent and collaborative process with our clients and partners. We ensure consistent and accurate messages are delivered, regulatory requirements are met, and the benefits of the transaction for each stakeholder are clearly communicated.


MAKOVSKY

16 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
212/508-9600
dhesney@makovsky.com
www.makovsky.com

Ken Makovsky, President & CEO
Doug Hesney, EVP, Financial
Services Practice Leader
Mike Goodwin, SVP
John McInerney, GVP

Makovsky opened its doors 35, years ago as a diversified financial communications firm. Since then, the firm has strategically grown its financial services practice in revenue, reputation and expertise. From the start of each engagement, we are part of a client’s team. “The Power of Specialized Thinking,” Makovsky’s brand energy line, reflects the firm’s competitive edge.

We are a savvy team of financial services communications professionals with diversified backgrounds aligned with the specializations critical to the financial services industry. Makovsky expertise is deep and broad — from wealth management, brokerage, banking, insurance, real estate, accounting, consulting, legal, executive search and financial technology, to asset management vehicles of all types, including mutual funds, ETFs, REITs, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity.
An Inc. 5000 growth company, Makovsky was honored in 2015-16 with 39 client campaign, firm and individual awards, including multiple“Agency of the Year” awards.

In 2015, among its awards was the American Business Award (STEVIE), for our work on behalf of a leading financial services client.

And now in its fifth year, Makovsky’s “Wall Street Reputation Study,” won the Stevie Gold Award for Innovation in PR and the PR World Gold Award. Other accolades have included a full complement of Silver Anvils, Sabre Awards, and IABC Awards.

Headquartered in New York, Makovsky has global reach through IPREX, a partnership of more than 100 offices, $800 million in billings and nearly 2,000 professionals founded by Makovsky. It today stands as the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies.


MARKETING MAVEN

Frank Tortorici

Frank Tortorici leads Marketing Maven’s financial and professional services PR practice.

135 East 57th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212/967-5510
lindsey@marketingmavenpr.com
natalie@marketingmavenpr.com
johnk@marketingmavenpr.com
www.MarketingMavenPR.com

Los Angeles Headquarters
310/994-7380
Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President
Natalie Rucker, VP of Business Development
John Krisiukenas, Managing Director, NY

Bicoastal integrated marketing and strategic communications firm, Marketing Maven, focuses on media relations, investor relations, issues management, crisis communications and public affairs. We are in constant communication with key financial media, analysts, shareholders and influencers on behalf of our clients. From traditional earned media to new forms of social engagement, Marketing Maven drives conversations while maintaining a positive reputation for clients by delivering newsworthy messages to key audiences, using a range of platforms.

From high profile litigation, bankruptcy or restructuring announcements, analyst calls with media, public affairs issues with utilities companies, law enforcement association communications, mergers and acquisition stakeholder communications to reputation management for educational institutions, our strategic execution is core to the success of our campaigns for financial and professional services clients.

Marketing Maven is 8(a) certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), has WOSB status with the government and DBE, CUCP and CPUC certification.


MBS VALUE PARTNERS
 
501 Madison Avenue, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/750-5800
Lynn.morgen@mbsvalue.com
Betsy.brod@mbsvalue.com
Monique.skruzny@mbsvalue.com
www.mbsvalue.com

Lynn Morgen, Betsy Brod, and Monique Skruzny, Partners
 
MBS Value Partners is an Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm dedicated to helping clients maximize value and raise their visibility. With executives who previously managed one of the largest independent investor relations firms in the country, MBS combines the experience and reputation of a leading international communications firm with the partner-level attention of a boutique advisory.

Our senior level advisors draw on decades of experience in investment management, research, media relations and as operating executives to help CEOs and CFOs develop and execute customized IR and PR strategies. We are communications specialists with a deep knowledge of the financial drivers and smart strategists who know what moves analysts, investors and journalists, and can deliver positive, tangible results.

With offices in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, London and São Paulo, MBS works with small and mid-size public and private U.S. companies, as well as offering specialized services in bondholder, private equity and media relations. Internationally, we have extensive experience working with Latin American and European companies seeking to raise their visibility in the investment community.


NATIONAL INVESTOR RELATIONS INSTITUTE (NIRI)

225 Reinekers Lane, Ste. 560
Alexandria, VA 22314
703/562-7700
mbrusch@niri.org
www.niri.org

Matt Brusch, VP, Communications and Practice Information

Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI’s more than 3,300 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization. Membership in NIRI entitles the investor relations professional to a wide range of benefits such as educational programs, publications and networking.


PEPPERCOMM, INC.

470 Park Ave. South, 4th Flr. North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
hello@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody and Ed Moed, Co-CEOs & Co-Founders
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Jacqueline Kolek and Maggie O’Neill, Partners & Managing Directors

Peppercomm is an independently owned 20-year-old integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco and London.  Founded in 1995 by Steve Cody and Ed Moed, Peppercomm began as a B2B PR agency with a focus on financial and professional services and technology. Today, it has grown to include consumer lifestyle and hospitality.

With a deep understanding of highly-regulated industries, helping clients see around the corner and determine what’s next sets Peppercomm apart from other integrated communications and marketing firms. It enables us to push boundaries while mitigating risk for clients in financial and professional services, consumer, B-to-B and multi-industry sectors. Our integrated team of specialists work together to create cohesive campaigns that leverage the right communications and marketing vehicles across all touchpoints.

Our unique approach and dynamic workplace attract the best talent who, in turn, help us win and retain the best clients. While we’ve won countless awards, we’re most proud of being named Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain’s New York Business and a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
Our love of what we do combined with years of deep category experience shapes our work. We engage audiences on every level and set your brand apart. And we do all this to help your bottom-line and build your business. So get in touch. We’re all ears.
Services include Branding, Content Strategy & Development, Creative Services, Crisis Management, Digital Solutions, Experiential, Insights & Strategy, Licensing, Public Relations & Social Media and Research & Measurement.


RF|BINDER

950 Third Ave., 7th floor
New York, NY 10022
212/994-7600
amy.binder@rfbinder.com
mike.boccio@rfbinder.com
joe.fisher@rfbinder.com
www.rfbinder.com

Amy Binder, CEO
Joseph Fisher, Vice Chairman
Mike Boccio, Senior Mng. Director

Financial services has long been an important RF|Binder practice area, ranking 12th among independent PR agencies in the U.S. according to O’Dwyers. Our client experience encompasses a broad range of financial services sectors, including wealth management, retail and commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, professional services, accounting, insurance and financial technology. We also help nonprofits and educational institutions influence the public conversation about critical issues in financial services. Our programs have entailed B2B and B2C campaigns, marketing communications, corporate social responsibility programs, corporate reputation, thought leadership, digital planning and execution and crisis communications. Our depth and breadth of experience enables us to develop and execute programs closely tied to business objectives, whether it’s launching a new product, working with influencers to drive online conversation, building a corporate brand reputation or integrating with other marketing programs to drive sales. We also understand the regulatory and compliance issues that govern communications around financial service companies and products, particularly in the digital space. 


SARD VERBINNEN & CO

630 Third Ave., 9th Flr.
New York, NY 10017
212/687-8080
Fax: 212/687-8344
inquiries@sardverb.com
www.sardverb.com

George Sard, Chmn. & CEO
Paul Verbinnen, Pres.

Sard Verbinnen & Co is a leading strategic corporate and financial communications firm. We provide communications counsel and services to clients including multinational corporations, smaller public and private companies, investment firms, financial and professional service firms, and high-profile individuals.

The firm’s highly experienced senior professionals provide sound, objective advice and execution support to clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Our work encompasses corporate positioning, media relations and investor relations, transaction communications, litigation support, crisis communications, special situations, and social media and online communications.


SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES
Member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group

2 Oliver Street, Suite 402
Boston, MA 02109
617/536-3300
launch@schneiderpr.com
www.schneiderpr.com

Joan Schneider, CEO & Founder
Phil Pennellatore, President
 
Successfully communicating key messages to diverse audiences in the ever-changing digital age is one of the biggest challenges facing today’s corporate leaders.

Schneider Associates has created public relations and integrated marketing communications programs for hundreds of financial services providers, law firms, commercial real estate brokers and developers, engineering and environmental firms, colleges and universities, private schools and nonprofit organizations. The agency’s programs accelerate awareness and engagement, and help our clients achieve measurable growth. Through integrated marketing strategies, we create multiple brand touch points with customer and stakeholder audiences while generating significant awareness in converged media channels, including marquis placements in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and ABC Nightline.

Schneider Associates is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing communications agency specializing in Launch Public Relations®, a proprietary method of launching new and revitalizing iconic products, services, companies, institutions and communities to build awareness, excitement, and sales. Visit www.schneiderpr.com.


SITRICK AND COMPANY

800/288-8809
www.sitrick.com

Los Angeles: 310/788-2850
New York: 212/573-6100
San Francisco: 415/369-8470
Washington, D.C.: 443/977-7215

Michael S. Sitrick, Chairman, CEO
Tom Becker, Head of NY Office
Mark Veverka, Head of San Francisco Office
Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, (USA Ret.), Managing Director & Practice Lead, Washington, D.C.

Sitrick And Company is widely regarded as one of North America’s leading strategic and crisis communications firms. While it has substantial practices in corporate, financial, transactional, reputational and crisis communications, Sitrick is best known for representing clients facing sensitive issues, including reputation management, complex litigation, problems emanating from short-sellers, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. The New York Times called Sitrick “The City’s Most Prominent Crisis Management Firm.” Sitrick is not a traditional PR firm. BusinessWeek said, the “firm is known for going atomic on opponents, using ‘truth squads,’ ‘wheel-of-pain’ tactics and high-profile journalists (who write profiles).”  The general counsel of a major publicly-traded company wrote simply in an email, “You saved the company, literally.” The firm’s senior executives include former reporters, editors and correspondents from such media organizations as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Barron’s, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CBS Television and NBC Television. 


SLOANE & COMPANY

7 Times Square, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10036
212/486-9500
www.sloanepr.com

Elliot Sloane, Founder and Advisor
Darren Brandt, Whit Clay, Co-CEO’s

Sloane & Company is a specialist public relations firm that focuses principally on corporate and financial media relations, investor relations, crisis communications, transaction support, business to business public relations, and public affairs. We provide both strategic counsel and tactical support to leading public and private companies, both domestically and around the world.

Our clients represent a wide array of industries — healthcare, financial services, technology, telecom, media and travel to name a few.  Unlike many smaller firms, we have not built practice specialties limited to one or two industries. Because we enjoy a broad worldview and are students of our profession, we can share different approaches and best practices across our client base. 

We believe in building partnerships with our clients.  We work quickly and immerse ourselves fully to understand a client’s operations, culture, storylines, opportunities and issues.  We then build thoughtful communications programs that deliver the right messages, to the right constituencies, using the right vehicles. 


STANTON PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING

880 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212/366-5300
Fax: 212/366-5301
astanton@stantonprm.com
www.stantonprm.com

Alex Stanton, CEO
Tom Faust, Charlyn Lusk, Managing Directors
George Sopko, Katrin Lieberwirth, VPs

Stanton Public Relations & Marketing provides strategic public relations and brand marketing to clients across a spectrum of industry sectors and sizes — from global firms to mid-size leaders and entrepreneurial enterprises. Clients are attracted to — and find a home at — our firm because we deliver a unique blend of smart strategy, strong relationships, innovative thinking and first-class execution that produces business-changing results.

We serve our clients across a variety of communications disciplines including media relations, corporate brand messaging, marketing materials and website creation, executive visibility, thought leadership, reputation & crisis management, and social/digital media campaigns. Our understanding of the business and financial worlds and the media covering it allows us to position clients effectively within a broader context. 

Our senior professionals spend the majority of their time on client work and aren’t afraid to ask tough questions, challenge assumptions, and suggest bold solutions. Flexibility, collaboration, responsiveness, and bureaucracy-free service are the hallmarks of our client relationships.

Clients: 3i, Aberdeen Asset Management, ACL, Bain Capital, Boston Beer Company, Carl Marks Advisors, Conning Asset Management, CVC Capital Partners, FilBen Group, HGGC, Jordan Company, Lighthouse Guild, Lovell Minnick Partners, Makena Capital, Pine Brook, Sun Capital, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, TD Ameritrade, Vertical Bridge and VSS.


WATER & WALL GROUP

19 West 21st Street, Suite 1202
New York, NY 10010
212/625-2363
andrew@waterandwallgroup.com
www.waterandwallgroup.com

Andrew Healy, Partner
Scott Sunshine, Partner

Water & Wall Group is an integrated communications firm specializing in B2B and B2C financial services. Our team has helped countless financial entities build their brands, articulate investment intelligencia, ironclad their reputations, navigate crises, and drive asset flows.

We’ve worked with some of the best-known financial brands in the industry, including mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, VC firms, ETF providers, fintech firms, wealth managers, research providers, investment banks, retail/institutional asset managers and financial industry associations. We’ve also helped other companies grow from fledgling businesses into household names.

We are as careful at selecting our clients as they are at choosing us, and if we do business together you can be certain you’ll have our undivided attention and most on-point thinking and creativity, and unwavering commitment to your success.


WEBER SHANDWICK

909 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/445-8044

2 Waterhouse Sq.
104 Holborn
London, UK
+44 20 7067 0297

Liz Cohen, Executive VP, New York
Nick Oborne, Director, London

Weber Shandwick’s Financial Communications practice has the market-specific expertise, experience and strategic financial communications skills of a specialist firm, along with the resources and international reach of a full-service global agency. This enables us to successfully execute cross-border announcements in any and all regions around the world, including EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America. We were ranked as the #4 PR Firm for M&A in Q1 2016 by The Deal as well as the #9 PR firm by deal value in 2015 by Mergermarket.

Our team is comprised of MBAs, former investment bankers, lawyers, journalists, investor relations professionals as well as savvy media relations experts, all of whom can navigate the most complex financial announcements, as well as shape the media coverage post-announcement.

As experts in communications around mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, bankruptcies and restructurings, initial public offerings, investor relations, special situations and issues management, Weber Shandwick counsels listed and privately-held companies and organizations on a global basis, advising clients on many of the largest and most complex issues and transactions.

We work closely with clients and their advisors to ensure consistent, targeted outreach to key stakeholders, including investors, analysts, employees, customers, vendors and journalists to support effective communications around critical financial transactions and issues both locally and globally. Weber Shandwick’s financial communications team has an on-the-ground presence in leading financial centers and can draw upon unmatched local market expertise to identify and mobilize advocates.
Our established relationships with key financial, business and industry media and investment community influencers are critical in supporting our clients’ business objectives.

 
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Firms Specializing in Professional Services PR
 

BLISS INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION
Member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group

500 5th Avenue, Suite 1640
New York, NY 10110
212/840-1661
Fax: 212/840-1663
www.blissintegrated.com

Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Partner
Meg Wildrick, Managing Partner
Cortney Stapleton, Partner

Bliss Integrated Communication’s roots in professional services run 40 years deep. We count among our clients some of the nation’s top consulting, law and accounting firms, as well as other leading business-to-business solution providers in industries including healthcare, retail, information technology and more. Because professional services companies go to market on intangibles (ideas, expertise, education, advocacy, services), we create messages that codify our clients’ unique selling propositions and strategies to help them stay consistently visible and relentlessly valuable to the markets they serve.

Treating our clients’ businesses as our own, we dive deep to build a seamless understanding of your brand, your opportunities and your audiences. This allows us to partner with both business line and marketing leaders to elevate company and personal brands.

We’re energized by complex ideas. Those ideas are taken and packaged into differentiated marketing campaigns that help you attract and retain clients and prospects. We are channel-agnostic, focused foremost on strategy to ensure we’re reaching the right audiences with the right messages at the right time in the sales cycle.


COYNE

5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973/588-2000
www.coynepr.com

5 Bryant Park
28th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212/938-0166

12400 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 535
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310/395-6110

Tim Schramm, EVP
Kelly Dencker, SVP
Joe Gargiulo, SVP

How does a renowned consumer agency approach B2B, B2C and industry clients? By tempering our big consumer creativity into fresh thinking that resonates with professional audiences. We push our clients to convey a back story that sticks; to confidently express a POV worthy of an industry or category leader and to project a steady drumbeat of communication through traditional and social channels. Our team has applied these strategies to help corporate entities, non-profits and associations to make history, and to prepare for issues or threats on the horizon.

We’ve worked to enhance the reputations and visibility of Fortune 100 companies, strong category challengers and innovative start-ups. Our work has spanned executive thought leadership campaigns, employee and engagement campaigns, energizing outreach and press events that broke beyond vertical trades to reach national media and influencers.


FEINTUCH COMMUNICATIONS

Henry Feintuch, President of Feintuch Communications.

245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167
212/808-4900
henry@feintuchpr.com
www.feintuchcommunications.com
www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director

Looking for senior hands-on support and demonstrated ROI for your professional services organization … but not big agency overhead?

Feintuch Communications is a boutique, b-to-b firm with extensive experience in working with professional services firms and associations from legal, accounting, real estate and technology to market research, digital media, media buying and more.

We work with our clients to help package the core essence of their offerings and what makes them a standout in their field. Then, we develop a smart and cost-effective marketing strategy to help build their brand and generate leads/revenue. Tactics typically include strategic media relations (business, financial, trade), speaking platforms, special events, social media, association marketing and awards/honors programs.

Our firm is a founding member of PR World Alliance, an international alliance of premier independent communications consultancies. Clients can leverage our network to implement projects throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Our principal is vice chair of PRWA and a past president of PRSA-NY.


LOVELL COMMUNICATIONS

2021 Richard Jones Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
615/297-7766
Fax: 615/297-4697
rosemary@lovell.com
www.lovell.com
Twitter: @LovellComm
Also find us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and Vimeo

Lovell Communications protects brand reputations and helps companies build and grow their businesses with marketing creativity and strategic public relations.
In addition to a strong bench of marketing, communications and social media strategists, our team of senior consultants has meaningful relationships with editors, reporters, innovators, investors and business leaders throughout the country. We bring all of these resources to bear when developing and executing marketing and communications strategies for our clients.

Lovell Communications staffers

Lovell Communications’ teams create award-winning campaigns and manage communications regarding market-moving issues for clients across the healthcare industry.

We serve clients in diverse business sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; professional services and business-to-business; retail and hospitality; not-for-profit; and transportation, construction and real estate.

Our history spans nearly three decades and includes engagements that have lasted from two months to 20 years with clients including publicly held companies, start-ups, closely held family businesses and pre-IPO companies. Our firm — and the talented individuals who make it remarkable — has been recognized with hundreds of national, regional and local awards.


MARX LAYNE & CO.

31420 Northwestern Highway
Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248/855-6777 ext. 105
mlayne@marxlayne.com
www.marxlayne.com

Michael Layne, President

Marx Layne & Co. has a long and successful track record of positioning professional services firms as industry leaders in their respective sectors.

For more than twenty-five years, our experienced account executives have launched results-focused communications campaigns for attorneys, accountants, financial institutions, financial planners, turnaround-managers, architects and engineers. Our proven ability to exceed client expectations has earned us a reputation as a valued partner to our clients.

With our depth of experience, we combine the most effective marketing strategies to help professional service providers build brand equity and reputation, sell services, enhance credibility, and solidify relationships with their clients, referral sources, prospects and other stakeholders.

At Marx Layne & Company, we understand the subtle nuances and legal issues when marketing professional services. We are able to take our clients’ complex messages and package them in concise formats that are compelling to print, broadcast, online and social media. Importantly, we have demonstrated, time after time, that successful positioning can generate new business and retain existing clients for professional service firms.

We reach our clients’ targeted audiences through highly credible means beyond paid advertising. Our professional services agency clients retain us to position them as experts, to generate feature profiles in leading business media, to ghostwrite article submissions for professional trade publications, and to coordinate high-profile interviews in leading newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV news formats, locally, regionally and nationally.

From individual practitioners to large international firms, our clients are positioned through strategic initiatives including local, national and international media relations campaigns, media training and messaging, article/editorial ghostwriting and submission, website writing, design and optimization, email campaigns, social media and online reputation management, planning and implementation of seminars, direct mail campaigns, design, and writing and printing of brochures and newsletters.

And Marx Layne does all of this while continuing to respect the correlation between dollars spent by our professional service firm, clients and results.


PERRY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

980 9th Street, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
916/658-0144
Fax: 916/658-0155
www.perrycom.com

Kassy Perry, President & CEO
Julia Spiess Lewis, SVP
Jennifer Zins, Vice President

Perry Communications Group is an award-winning, full service strategic communications firm. For the past 20 years, Kassy Perry and her team have shaped ideas, galvanized opinions and influenced decisions ultimately leading to social change. The PCG team helps clients positively impact public policy issues not only in Sacramento, but throughout California and the U.S. PCG tackles high-profile issues such as health care, energy and environment, finance and water.

Whether the politically savvy PCG team is managing a complicated issue, running a statewide initiative campaign, leading a high-profile coalition or helping clients communicate, shape and influence with a mix of traditional and digital strategies, we achieve success by building strong relationships with policymakers, the media and corporate influencers. We excel at working with local and state governments. Since the company’s founding, we have worked with Fortune 500 companies, major industry associations and charitable organizations.

PCG provides services for an array of clients including: California Association of Area Agencies on Aging, California Automotive Wholesaler’s Association, California Chronic Care Coalition, California Craft Brewers Association, Capital Impact Partners, DBA International, Get Global, Nevada Irrigation District, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America.


RASKY BAERLEIN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

70 Franklin St., 3rd flr.
Boston, MA 02110
617/443-9933
www.rasky.com

1825 I St., N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
202/530-7700

Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications (RBSC) is a nationally recognized public and government relations firm with more than a decade of experience providing exceptional client service to professional service organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media.

With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., RBSC offers a comprehensive range of services including media strategy and public relations, government relations, reputation management, crisis communication and digital media to professional services clients in the healthcare, education, energy, legal, real estate, financial and technology industries.

As an independent firm, RBSC has the flexibility and resources to address complex challenges with a commitment to serve our clients’ interests first. We are dedicated to providing consistent, strategic hands-on engagement at all levels, as each client team — including the senior professionals — is highly engaged, from beginning to end of each client engagement.


RIPP MEDIA

1776 Broadway, Suite 901
New York, NY 10019
212/262-7477 aripp@rippmedia.com

Allan Ripp, Principal
John Garger and Joshua Spivak, Senior Directors

Well-established, with a long list of marquee clients and high-profile assignments, Ripp Media is an editorial-focused New York boutique agency with a strong professional services orientation. Having represented leading hedge funds, institutional investors and Big 4 accounting/consulting firms, we have particular focus in legal affairs, working with many of the country’s best-known law firms.

Allan Ripp

Allan Ripp, Principal of Ripp Media.

We handle extensive big-ticket litigation and deal work, along with thought leadership and crisis, and have had a hand in some of the largest law firm mergers and acquisitions in recent years. We regularly work on major projects in real estate, M&A, life sciences, Supreme Court cases, intellectual property, international arbitration, energy, employment, privacy-cybersecurity, government enforcement, financial services, white collar, capital markets and other substantive practices. We excel at maximizing coverage for our clients’ most critical matters.

Our team includes former lawyers and first-tier journalists and our own writing credits include bylines in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, MarketWatch, CNBC, Reuters, CNN.com, Street.com and other key business outlets. We are news hounds and serious strategists for top-flight media and market positioning.


SARD VERBINNEN & CO

630 Third Ave., 9th Flr.
New York, NY 10017
212/687-8080
Fax: 212/687-8344
inquiries@sardverb.com
www.sardverb.com

George Sard, Chairman & CEO
Paul Verbinnen, President

Office locations: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London

Sard Verbinnen & Co is a leading strategic corporate and financial communications firm. We provide communications counsel and services to clients including multinational corporations, smaller public and private companies, investment firms, financial and professional service firms, and high-profile individuals.

The firm’s highly experienced senior professionals provide sound, objective advice and execution support to clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Our work encompasses corporate positioning, media relations and investor relations, transaction communications, litigation support, crisis communications, special situations, and social media and online communications.


SPONG

110 North Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612/375-8500
www.spongpr.com

Julie Batliner, President
Jill Schmidt, Director of Strategy, Corporate Practice Chair, Senior Partner
Erika Collins, Director of New Business

A compelling, clearly articulated corporate brand position aligned with the company’s business strategy matters more than ever in today’s increasingly interconnected world. Whether it’s investors, employees, customers or the broader public, a company’s key stakeholders have heightened expectations of the organization and a strong desire to understand what it stands for and where it is going.

We work with our clients to help them define and bring their brand positions to life through holistic, proactive communications strategies. By aligning messages, we help companies enhance their value and reputation among the stakeholders important to their success.

Our work in this area includes corporate brand strategy development and positioning, corporate vision, mission and values identification, as well as integrated external and internal brand-building programs, including employee engagement, influencer campaigns, reputation management and corporate social responsibility.

For publicly traded companies, we have the expertise to help them communicate clearly and effectively with their shareholders, and the individuals and institutions buying, selling or recommending their stock. We also assist companies in developing and implementing communications plans that deliver regular and consistent messages to all of their stakeholders during and after a merger or acquisition.


WEISS PR, INC.

1101 East 33rd Street, Suite C303
Baltimore, MD 21218
443/451-7144
info@weisspr.com
www.weisspr.com
@WeissPR

Ray Weiss, President & Co-Founder
Jessica Tiller, EVP & Co-Founder
Matthew Pugh, Vice President

Founded in 2008, Weiss PR, Inc. helps businesses and non-profit organizations reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve their communications and business objectives.

Staffing accounts exclusively with senior-level executives who have a minimum of 10 years of public relations experience, Weiss PR has developed a strong reputation for getting positive results for its clients by using an integrated approach to communications that typically includes media and influencer relations, social media, marketing services, and issues management — all anchored by strategic communications planning.

The firm also has extensive experience in crisis communications, including strategy development and rapid response implementation for both corporations and individual executives.

While Weiss PR’s two dozen plus clients are spread across five industries in the U.S. and abroad — including real estate, healthcare, technology, and non-profits — much of its work is concentrated in the professional services sector. The firm has extensive experience working with accounting, architecture, engineering, employee benefits, financial services, law, and professional staffing firms, as well as management and IT consultants.

In spite of its rapid growth, Weiss PR has stayed true to its vision to provide clients with ideas built on strategy — not egos — from a team of senior public relations professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service, great work, and measurable results.

 
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