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PR for Finance, Investor Relations & Professional Services


O'Dwyer's August Financial PR/IR and Professional Svcs. PR Magazine

Aug. '15 Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs.
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Our annual issue on financial PR and investor relations covers the latest industry trends and includes a special report on PR agencies for professional services firms.

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THE ABERNATHY MACGREGOR GROUP

277 Park Avenue, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212/371-5999
www.abmac.com

Our agency provides strategic, corporate and financial communications counsel to companies and boards of directors. We offer top-tier capability in corporate public relations, crisis management, initial public offerings, litigation communications, investor relations and shareholder activism, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings and bankruptcies. We support our counsel with a wide range of planning, research and execution services.

Companies frequently seek our counsel in times of change. Their needs may vary greatly — from poor market valuation, lack of visibility in the media or product crisis to financial distress, management transition or a pending transaction — but our approach is consistent. Narrowness of focus is a defining principle of the firm. We believe in targeting small, influential audiences, and using simple messages, constant feedback and follow-up.

We bring a diversity of experience to every unique client situation. All of our professionals are accomplished practitioners of corporate communications; many have particular expertise in corporate finance, corporate management, electoral and regulatory politics, investment banking, investment management, law, strategic planning, or traditional and digital media. Our structure allows each client to have access to the full range of expertise within the firm.

The Abernathy MacGregor Group is based in New York City, with offices in Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco and a network of closely affiliated agencies in the financial centers of Europe, Asia, the Americas and Middle East.


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 is an award-winning business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing, public relations and communication firm. We thrive in the space where financial services, healthcare, professional services and regulation intersect.

Established in 1990, our practice has consistently delivered strong results for some of the biggest names in asset management, insurance, wealth management, banking, private equity and financial technology. As a mid-sized agency, we are big enough to impact business performance and nimble enough to quickly pivot when market or regulatory changes mandate fresh thinking or an unchartered approach.

With deep expertise in B2B and B2C strategy, branding, PR, thought leadership, content development, digital and social media, crisis communication, analyst relations and analytics, we are poised to help our clients identify the right opportunities to engage and connect.


BRUNSWICK GROUP

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

Brunswick is a leading business communications firm: a global partnership with 22 offices in 13 countries. 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 is 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. So whatever the task, we can assemble a broad range of expertise from right across the firm. Our clients know we’re always in their corner. We build trusted, long-term relationships which help our clients to deliver their strategy.


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, LLC, is an award-winning communications firm successfully serving clients since 1996. Our firm provides corporate, financial, legal and public affairs communications strategies that have a positive and lasting impact.

Whether a client’s need is investor relations, shareholder activism, brand and leadership identity campaigns or reputation and crisis management, our firm prides itself on developing and nurturing long-term relationships that effectively build and sustain our client’s reputation in the public eye.

Butler Associates campaigns continually achieve significant visibility for consumer brands, spotlight corporate and financial leaders, support winning shareowner proxy campaigns, deliver clear and crisp messaging for a diverse range of legal and public affairs campaigns. The Butler team includes seasoned professionals who are committed to their clients and deliver consistent, measurable results. Its Litical Solutions division delivers mobile consumer engagement campaigns and award-winning advertising for broadcast, online and print.

Clients: Association of BellTel Retirees Inc., Astoria Developers LLC, Empire Government Strategies, Grandparents.com, Hunts Point Cooperative Market, Hostelworld Group, Mechanical Contractors Association of New York, New York Affordable Reliable, Electricity Alliance, Patriot National Bank, Plumbing Foundation of New York,  ProtectSeniors.Org, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC., Stamford (CT) Police Association,  Stamford (CT) Professional Fire Fighters Association, Steamfitters Local 638, New York, Uniformed Firefighters Association (NY City).


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.


COOPERKATZ & COMPANY, INC.

205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
www.cooperkatz.com

Ralph Katz, Principal
Anne Green, President, CEO

CooperKatz & Company offers full-service public relations, digital and creative services capabilities to a national client base, with significant industry experience across the many sectors of the financial services industry. We are highly regarded for our strong strategic and creative credentials. 

Our 19-year track record includes the development and execution of high-impact communications campaigns for such financial services clients as: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); CapGemini (Financial Services practice); DealerTrack; Fiserv; Guardian Life Insurance Company of America; Jackson Hewitt Tax Service; J.P. Morgan; National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC); S1 Enterprise; TD Bank; and analyst firm, TowerGroup.

Our expertise encompasses both business-to-business and business-to-consumers offerings and outreach, and extends across a spectrum of services. Clients leverage our award-winning team for needs including: brand positioning; media relations; industry analyst relations; digital / social strategy and execution; social community management; content / editorial strategy; advertising; video production; collateral materials; design; and more.


DUKAS PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

Richard Dukas, Chmn. & CEO Seth Linden, Pres.
Doug Hesney, Exec. VP
Ed Nebb, Sr. Managing Dir.
Zach Leibowitz, Stephanie Dressler, Sean Dougherty, VPs

DPR is an award-winning financial PR agency, which is known for its media relations expertise, results-driven approach and involvement of senior management on all accounts.  DPR recently added new services in IR and transactional work.

DPR’s clients include both well-known and emerging companies in many key areas of finance, and asset and wealth management including: mutual funds, ETFs, hedge funds and alternative investments, private equity, institutional investing, investment banking, broker/dealers and fintech. DPR also is strong in the B2B technology and professional services space, where it represents companies in law, accounting, compliance, risk management, lending, housing, and marketing services and management consulting.

DPR is highly regarded for its ability to generate consistent top-tier coverage for its clients in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times,Barron’s, Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg and all of the top trade publications, websites and blogs. Trade outlets in which DPR regularly places clients include Institutional Investor, Pensions & Investments and The Deal, among many others.

The agency is particularly strong in broadcast, where it averages approximately 55 bookings per month — mainly on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business Network.
DPR provides comprehensive media and presentation training, message development, editorial services, a speaker’s bureau, crisis communications and digital media services.

Clients: BlueMountain Capital, Brown Advisory, Brandes Investment Partners, Citrin Cooperman Credit Union National Assn., Eaton Vance, EisnerAmper, Global X Management, Hirtle Callaghan, JMP Group, Morgan Creek Capital, Muddy Waters, Raymond James.


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

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.

FC has a particular expertise in counseling companies in crisis situations involving the SEC, DOJ and other types of government investigations. The firm provides strategic IR services in-house and works in partnership 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. Financial practice head Rick Anderson is the former chair of PRSA’s financial communications section.

FC is a founding member of PR World Alliance, an international alliance of premier independent PR and IR consultancies. Our principal is Vice Chair of PRWA and past President of PRSA-NY.


FINN PARTNERS

301 East 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
212/715-1600

Richard Funess, Senior Managing Partner, New York
Dan Pooley, Managing Partner, Chicago & Detroit
Ronald Roberts, Managing Partner, Nashville
Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, Managing Partner, Nashville

Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of communications services, including digital, social media, and creative. Specialty areas include technology, consumer, education, financial services, travel & lifestyle, CSR, arts, health, professional services and public affairs.

Finn Partners was named “Best Midsize Agency” in 2015, “Best Agency to Work For” in 2013 and “Best New Agency” in 2012. Headquartered in New York City, the company has approximately 450 employees, with offices in Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and has additional international capabilities through its own global network and PROI Worldwide. Find us at www.finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.


GREGORY FCA

27 West Athens Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610/228-2095
JoeA@GregoryFCA.com
JoeH@GregoryFCA.com
www.GregoryFCA.com
www.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 250 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 ETF issuers, mutual funds, RIA firms, insurance carriers, banks, broker-dealers/custodians, FinTech, and other financial firms call on us.

The FCA in Gregory FCA spells investor relations. 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 trying 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 and privately held, ICR partners with companies to develop strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, manage risk, and enhance the value of the enterprise. The firm’s pairing of capital markets veterans and senior communications professionals provides a highly-differentiated offering, one that continues to serve as the foundation for significant growth.

Today, ICR has approximately 500 clients across 20 industries and is one of the largest independent agencies in North America. The firm maintains offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

In 2014, ICR once again saw double digit revenue growth driven by new client wins including Weibo, La Quinta Holdings, Freshpet, Rubicon Project, Extended Stay, AltheaDx and Paramount Group, among others. In January of 2015, ICR hosted the 17th Annual ICR XChange, the firm’s annual investor conference, which drew more than 150 private and public company management teams and over 2,000 attendees.


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.


JOELE FRANK, WILKINSON BRIMMER KATCHER

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

1 Sansome Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Joele Frank, Managing Partner Matthew Sherman, President

Joele Frank provides effective and disciplined communications counsel and support to help our clients take control in advancing their business and strategic objectives. Our clients range from large, global public corporations to smaller, private enterprises across many industries. Our professionals have been recognized by our peers, the financial community and journalists for their quality work, strategic acumen and creative approach to challenging issues.  The firm’s practice areas include investor relations, corporate communications, transaction communications, shareholder activism and corporate governance, crisis communications and special situations, litigation support, restructuring and bankruptcy, and private equity. Joele Frank consistently ranks among the top PR firms in announced M&A transactions, defense against activist investors, and restructurings.


KCD PR

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

Kevin Dinino, Founder/President

KCD PR is a San Diego-based public relations and inbound marketing agency that delivers award-winning strategic public relations, marketing communications and social media campaigns to financial services and B2B clients nationwide. Our mission is to create and communicate a brand’s vision through highly visible campaigns focused on messaging development, strategic media relations, content development and social media marketing.

We believe the integration of digital marketing and public relations is a crucial attribute needed to increase brand recognition and client loyalty in today’s market.

The KCD PR team is adept at crafting strategic PR campaigns for clients in wealth management, asset management, venture capital and private equity, banking, real estate, transportation and more. With extensive experience in B2B and financial services, KCD PR leverages a vast network of influential media contacts throughout the country.

For more information on client results and case studies, please visit www.kcdpr.com and follow us at @KCDPR.


KEKST AND COMPANY

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

Jeremy Fielding, President and Chief Executive Officer
James Fingeroth, Exec. Chairman

Kekst is one of the world’s leading strategic and financial communications consultancies.

We advise senior managements and boards of directors of publicly listed as well as private companies and institutions on their most serious communications issues. The firm takes pride in its strong long-term client relationships, many spanning decades.

In addition to Kekst’s expertise in virtually every facet of strategic and financial communications, a significant proportion of our engagements involve “special situations” such as: crisis communications, mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, litigation support, spin-offs, activism and other governance issues, and issues management. The firm is also a leader in advising private equity firms and hedge funds.

Kekst’s professionals are highly experienced, with diverse backgrounds. They are adept at strategy and implementation. Our people possess a deep understanding of the business world, the capital markets and the media — both traditional and new media. And, most importantly, they excel at helping clients articulate and effectively communicate their key messages to their most important audiences.

Kekst is headquartered in New York.


LANE

500 Fifth Ave., Suite 2720
New York, NY 10110
212/302-5365
www.lanepr.com

905 SW 16th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503/221-0480

Wendy Lane Stevens, President
Amber Roberts, Senior VP

LANE is a national, independent firm with a 25-year track record of driving growth for clients through strategic communications counsel.

Every LANE client benefits from the expertise of senior-level practitioners with relevant education and direct experience in the financial industry. Our clients span the financial services spectrum, and we have built significant expertise in retail and commercial banking, investment firms, investment banking, wealth management, and private equity.

We couple our in-depth understanding of the industry with a tenacious approach to connecting with media and other critical audiences. Our tailored, multifaceted programs engage targeted audiences, from media, bloggers and consumers to investors, analysts and key influencers, with an emphasis on areas critical to our clients’ ongoing success: strengthening brands, building thought leadership, safeguarding reputations and managing strategic investments.

LANE’s investor and corporate communications strategies benefit micro- to small-cap companies seeking better visibility and valuations. For more than two decades, LANE has built credibility and awareness for companies and their leadership teams. As a strategic partner to growing public companies, LANE is knowledgeable about every aspect of our clients’ businesses and industry sectors as well as the financial environment in which they operate. We understand which messages will resonate with investors, analysts and the media and are adept at crafting compelling reasons for investing in a company.

Founded in 1990, LANE is a bicoastal force with fully staffed offices in New York City and Portland, and a presence in Seattle.


MAKOVSKY

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

Ken Makovsky, President & CEO
Scott Tangney, 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. This alignment produces effective programs, which build reputation, sales and fair valuation.

Makovsky expertise is deep and broad — from wealth management, brokerage, banking, insurance, real estate, ratings, 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. 5,000 growth company, Makovsky was honored in 2014 with an unprecedented 39 client campaign, firm and individual awards, including multiple “Agency of the Year” awards. In 2015, we have already won a dozen awards including the American Business Award (STEVIE), for our work on behalf of a leading financial services client. And now in its fourth year, Makovsky’s “Wall Street Reputation Study,” has won the 2014 Stevie Gold Award for Innovation in PR and the 2014 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

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, 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.


MWWPR

304 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
212/704-9727
rtauberman@mww.com
www.mww.com

Richard Tauberman, Executive VP

MWWPR is a leading global independent communications agency. Our financial PR and investor relations services include IPO and pre-IPO communications, analyst and investor relations, financial media strategy and execution, annual report development, quarterly earnings support, merger & acquisition and restructuring communications and beyond, to ensure that our clients Matter More™ to the people that matter most to them —their stakeholders — through strategic counsel and integrated corporate and financial communications programs.

MWWPR has a proven track record of implementing strategic communications campaigns that support business objectives and are responsive to the unique needs of all internal and external stakeholders. Servicing both publicly traded and privately held companies across a multitude of situations and sectors, we rely on the experience of senior level counselors and proprietary methodologies that combine financial communications/investor relations, reputation management, influencer relations and employee communications programs to help enhance customer & brand loyalty, build shareholder value and drive deal success among all key constituencies.

MWWPR has been recognized with top industry awards for client work and thought leadership, including “PR Agency of the Year,” “Best Places to Work,” and “Campaign of the Year.” 


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
agencymarketing@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, Co-CEO& Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Jackie Kolek, Partner & Managing Director
Thomas Walek, President, Capital Markets & Financial Services

Peppercomm is an independently owned, 20-year-old integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco, Boulder and London, and with 110 employees. We develop insights that serve as our compass and catalyst, allowing us to push boundaries and effectively tell your brand story.

Peppercomm is one of the top 10 largest firms in the U.S. serving financial services clients. Our fully integrated, award-winning, fiercely independent approach and international reach makes Peppercomm an ideal partner for established brands and emerging leaders in banking, investment management, real estate, intermediaries, insurance, public companies in all sectors, private equity/VC, financial technology and alternatives. 

For financial services companies, brand building is as important as it is complex. In an environment characterized by market volatility, heightened competition, regulatory scrutiny and intense client demands, communication today is a key strategic tool. Now more than ever, success requires a confident, informed approach across multiple channels.

At Peppercomm, our experience runs broad and deep in the highly regulated world of financial services. Our team of financial specialists, including former journalists and in-house pros, knows this industry and the media who cover it from the inside out. Team members include experts in today’s regulatory environment, financial content development, account management, investor relations and research. We combine this expertise with a highly integrated approach ranging from big-picture, strategic advice and competitive positioning to social channels, breakthrough website and video concepts, creative design and infographics to sleeves-rolled-up engagement with editors and reporters. Our goal is to consistently produce results that help our clients elevate their brands and build business across diverse communications platforms.
Peppercomm is a marketing and communications partner that listens before all else.  We listen to you to understand your business objectives. We listen to your audiences to understand what makes them tick.


RF|BINDER

950 Third Ave., 7th flr.
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. Among independent PR agencies in the U.S., our financial services practice ranks 9th, 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, and corporate reputation 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, building a corporate brand and 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.

Importantly, our financial services practice is enhanced by our many years of experience in the investor relations and capital market communications arena. In this respect, we have worked with many domestic and foreign issuers in capital markets around the globe, assisting, for example, in all aspects of IPO launches and aftermarket investor outreach programs. As a result, we are intensely familiar with how the financial markets work, and more specifically with the institutional players and their various investor audiences.


RUDER FINN, INC.

301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212/593-6400
Inquiries@ruderfinn.com

Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO
Michael Schubert, Chief Innovation Officer
Rachel Spielman, EVP, Global Head of Corporate Practice

Ruder Finn, one of the world’s largest global independent communications agencies, helps organizations enhance and protect corporate reputation, build trust and increase shareholder value with strategic financial communications programs tailored to clients’ unique needs. We project manage communications around M&A deals and IPOs, from strategic positioning and logistics to comprehensive constituency management across all stakeholders, including media, advocacy groups, investors, employees, customers, policy and government officials.

Partnering with some of the world’s leading companies in healthcare, technology, consumer goods and financial services, Ruder Finn’s work spans communications and digital engagement campaigns around corporate transformations and restructurings, complex and contested transactions, initial public offerings, litigation and complex global issues. We work with companies to reach out to new stakeholders and financial markets, as well as enhance their focus on existing ones. Our core capabilities include corporate positioning and message development, executive coaching, investor relations, stakeholder mapping and engagement, global analyst and financial media relations, issues management, SEO and web presence optimization.

Across all our global offices, we continually partner with our clients to help them navigate business challenges through strategic thinking, global perspective and an innovative mix of traditional and digital channels.


SARD VERBINNEN & CO.

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

New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London

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

Sard Verbinnen & Co provides strategic communications advice and services to help our clients manage overall positioning and specific events affecting reputation and market value. We work on behalf of multinational corporations, smaller public and private companies, investment firms, professional services firms, educational and cultural institutions, and high-profile individuals.

The firm’s highly experienced senior professionals provide sound, objective advice and executive support to clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Our work encompasses corporate positioning, media relations and investor relations, transaction communications, proxy and governance consulting, 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
www.schneiderpr.com

Joan Schneider, Chief Executive Officer & 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 firm specializing in Launch Public Relations®. Clients include DTZ, MIT Sloan School of Management, Katz Graduate School of Business, The Davis Companies, J. Calnan & Associates and the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District. Learn more: www.schneiderpr.com.


SITRICK & CO.

11999 San Vicente Blvd., Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310/788-2850
Fax: 310/788-2855

7 Times Square, #2600
New York, NY 10036-6524 
212/573-6100
Fax: 212/573-6165

333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312/775-6744

San Francisco office
415/369-8470

Washington D.C. Office 
443/977-7215

Michael S. Sitrick, Chairman, CEO
Brian Glicklich, Chair of Digital Practice, Mgt Committee Member
Terry Fahn, Mgt Committee Member 
Tom Becker, Head of New York Office, Mgt Committee Member,
Mark Verveka, Head of San Francisco Office
Danielle Newman, Firm Member, Chicago
Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum (USA Ret.), Managing Dir., Baltimore/D.C.

Sitrick & Company is widely regarded as one of North America’s leading strategic communications firms, although its clients emanate from around the world. While it has substantial practices in corporate, financial, transactional 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.” Business Week 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.” Please visit www.sitrick.com for more information on the firm including a list of current and former clients for which its work has been public.


SLOANE & COMPANY

7 Times Square, 17th Flr.
New York, NY 10036
212/486-9500
Fax: 212/486-9094
esloane@sloanepr.com

Elliot Sloane, CEO
Darren Brandt, Whit Clay, John Hartz, Josh Hochberg, Dan Zacchei, Mng. Dirs.

Sloane & Company is an industry leading strategic communications firm focusing on corporate and financial public relations, investor relations, issues management and crisis communications, transaction support, and public affairs.

The firm provides expertise to clients across a wide range of industries and for organizations of all sizes and at various stages of their lifecycles, from dynamic start-ups to Fortune 100 companies to industry groups.

We are a team of professionals with backgrounds in finance, marketing, politics, and journalism, and we combine our experiences in a focused and entrepreneurial environment. Each day we are in direct contact with key news organizations, analysts, shareholders and opinion leaders on behalf of our clients. Our programs reflect a highly developed ability and profound understanding of how to work across the entire spectrum of audiences and intermediaries. As a result, we help our clients deliver the right messages to the right audiences, using a range of platforms from traditional media to digital channels.

Sloane & Company has a strong track record of building long-term relationships with clients, who consider us a trusted resource — especially when the stakes are high.


SPONG

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

Doug Spong, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, Managing Partner
Julie Batliner, Managing Director, Senior Partner
Jill Schmidt, Director of Strategy, Corporate Practice Chair, Senior Partner

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 a company and a strong desire to understand what it stands for and where it is going.

We work with our corporate 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 brand strategy development and repositioning, corporate vision, purpose and values identification, as well as integrated external and internal awareness- and engagement-building communications programs, including 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.


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 are a full-service agency serving our clients across a variety of communications disciplines including media relations, corporate brand messaging, website creation, marketing materials design and writing, executive visibility, thought leadership, reputation & crisis management, senior executive counsel and media training, and social/digital media campaigns. Our understanding of the business world 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, ACL Technology Solutions, African Leadership Foundation, American Standard, Bain Capital, Boston Beer Company, Carl Marks Advisors, Conning Asset Management, Drexel University, Exopack, FilBen Group, Flag Capital, HGGC Capital, Jordan Company, Lighthouse Guild, Makena Capital, Met Schools, Miami University, Pine Brook Road Partners, Protiviti, Regulatory Data Corp., Remedy Health, Sankaty Advisors, Stable Value Investment Assn., Sun Capital, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, and Veronis Suhler Stevenson.


WATER & WALL GROUP

107 Grand Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
212/625-2363
www.waterandwallgroup.com
ahealy@waterandwallgroup.com

Andrew Healy, Partner
Scott Sunshine, Partner 

Water & Wall Group is an independent communications firm specializing in financial and corporate communications. Our team has helped myriad financial entities build their brands, articulate investment intelligensia, 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, wealth managers, research providers, investment banks and retail/institutional asset managers.

We’ve 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, on-point thinking, and unwavering co-commitment to your success.


WEBER SHANDWICK

909 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
212/445-8044

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

Liz Cohen, Executive Vice President, 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.

Our team is comprised of MBAs, former investment bankers, lawyers, journalists, 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 (blissintegrated.com) is a 40-year old business-to-business marketing communication firm that helps professional services companies build reputation and sales through thought leadership, analytics and earned, owned and social media. Our starting points are goals and audiences, not tactics, and we see ourselves as pioneers in idea rich content marketing. This approach makes our programs more precise and our impact more meaningful.  Our clients include some of the most respected names in consulting, accounting and legal communities.  Most consider us a true extension of their team as we provide a broad range of functional expertise — strategy, branding, marketing, PR, content development, digital media, crisis communication and analytics. What sets us apart is our strategic approach to communication and our unwavering commitment to our clients’ success.


COOPERKATZ & COMPANY, INC.

205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
www.cooperkatz.com

Ralph Katz, Principal
Anne Green, President and CEO

CooperKatz has extensive experience supporting professional services organizations, including management consulting firms, industry analysts, research organizations and trade associations. The agency offers a unique integration of marketing, public affairs, digital / social and creative services capabilities to support clients in: developing thought leadership programs; executing research; providing high-level media training; connecting experts with timely issues; developing content marketing strategies; securing op-eds, bylines and speaking opportunities; conceiving and leading digital / social media strategies; and developing presentations, meetings, events, videos, trade advertising and collateral materials. Our professional services experience has included engagements for such clients as: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); Association of National Advertisers (ANA); Capgemini Health; Gap International; Guardian Life Insurance Company; Jackson Hewitt Tax Service; Millward Brown; National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC); Navigant; Nielsen Media Research; Noblis Health Innovation; Siegel+Gale; Strategic Funding Source; TowerGroup and TowersPerrin.


Crosswind Media & Public Relations

701 Brazos St., Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701
855/277-7963
tgraham@crosswindpr.com
www.crosswindpr.com

Thomas Graham, Pres. & CEO
James Bernsen, VP
Jake Clements, VP
Angela Dejene, VP
Todd Keefe, VP

Our home is Texas. We hold a fierce commitment to our clients, still do business on a handshake, and occasionally, wear boots to our meetings. We serve corporate, public agencies and national governments across 5 continents.

Our proven expertise in media strategy, corporate reputation and brand enrichment is focused on the most important of today’s currencies: TRUST. Because, where we’re from, your word is your bond.

Clients: Accudyne Industries, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Del Mar College, Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation, HCB Health, Luminex Corporation, Morgan Stanley, National Desert Storm Memorial, National Veterinary Cancer Registry, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Wincor Nixdorf.


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 you to help package the core essence of your offering and what makes you a standout in your field. Then, we develop a smart and cost-effective marketing strategy to help build your brand and generate leads/revenue. Tactics typically include strategic media relations (business, financial, trade), speaking platforms, social media, association marketing and awards/honors programs.

FC 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 immediate past President of PRSA-NY.


FINN PARTNERS

301 E. 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212/715-1600

Richard Funess, Senior Managing Partner, NY
Daniel Pooley, Managing Partner, Chicago & Detroit
Ronald Roberts, Managing Partner, Nashville
Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, Managing Partner, Nashville

People in professional services don’t make things. They make things happen. Across every sector, they are the idea generators, the problem solvers, the solutions finders. We know. It’s what we do, too. We understand the intrinsic value our clients bring to every encounter. We help them give voice to their expertise and experience so that their audiences understand as well as we do.

Leadership can be hard to define — its meaning shifting depending on audiences, circumstances and subject matter. We’re the definition specialists. We help our professional services clients make the strongest possible case for their game-changing capabilities through comprehensive media relations campaigns, thought leadership programs, digital and social media platforms, and more.

Our team of 450 professionals operating in 12 US and European locations serves professional services clients in the following fields: accounting, architecture, banking, consulting, insurance, law, private equity, real estate and wealth management.
In our hands, professionals become authorities. Tell us what you know. We’ll help you tell the world. 

Headquartered in New York City, Finn Partners has offices in Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and has additional international capabilities through its own global network and PROI Worldwide.


MAKOVSKY

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

Ken Makovsky, President & CEO
Scott Tangney, 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. This alignment produces effective programs, which build reputation, sales and fair valuation.

Makovsky expertise is deep and broad — from wealth management, brokerage, banking, insurance, real estate, ratings, 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 2014 with an unprecedented 39 client campaign, firm and individual awards, including multiple “Agency of the Year” awards.

In 2015, we have already won a dozen awards including the American Business Award (STEVIE), for our work on behalf of a leading financial services client. And now in its fourth year, Makovsky’s “Wall Street Reputation Study,” has won the 2014 Stevie Gold Award for Innovation in PR and the 2014 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.


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, 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, Senior VP
Jennifer Zins, Vice President

Perry Communications Group is an award-winning, full service strategic communications firm. Led by Kassy Perry, PCG shapes ideas, galvanizes opinions and influences decisions ultimately leading to social change. The PCG team helps clients positively impact pressing issues not only in Sacramento, but also throughout California and the U.S. PCG works for clients in the following sectors: land use and housing; health; environment; oil, natural gas and renewable energy; finance; insurance; and countless others.

Whether the politically savvy PCG team is managing a complicated public policy 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, and since the company’s founding have worked with Fortune 500 companies, major industry associations and charitable organizations.

Current clients include: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, California Automotive Wholesaler’s Association, California Craft Brewers Association, DBA International, Fan Freedom, Foundation Medicine, NAMI California, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, Sierra Nevada Conservancy.


QUINN

Penthouse
48 W. 38th St.
New York, NY 10018
212/868-1900
Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter: @Quinn

407 Lincoln Road, Suite 10-H
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786/600-3954
www.quinn.pr

Florence Quinn, President, fquinn@quinn.pr
John Frazier, EVP, Travel/Lifestyle, jfrazier@quinn.pr
Lara Berdine, SVP, Real Estate, NYC/Miami, lberdine@quinn.pr
Jim Lee, SVP, Travel/Lifestyle, Miami, jlee@quiinn.pr
Tathiana Rosado, AVP, Real Estate, Miami, trosado@quinn.pr

Quinn is a lifestyle PR agency with global impact. Our disciplined, strategic approach has built some of the largest audiences in the world.

With offices in New York and Miami and affiliates worldwide, we serve clients in Real Estate; Travel; Spa; Beauty; Retail; and Food, Wine & Spirits.

We integrate multiple communications channels with partnerships, events and ideation to produce work that is highly effective – and measurable. Our innovative initiatives, which are recognized globally, have resulted in a number of industry “firsts.”

We believe there is magic to be found at the intersection of creative thinking and value-driven strategies. Many of the world’s most recognized brands believe as well. That’s why companies like LeFrak Organization, Waldorf Astoria, Jamestown Properties, AKA, Swire Properties, Thompson Hotels, Glenwood, ONE Sotheby’s, Terra Group, Aloft, W, Guerlain Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group choose Quinn. 


RBB PUBLIC RELATIONS

355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134
305/448-7450
www.rbbpr.com

Christine Barney, CEO
Lisa Ross, President
Tina Elmowitz, Executive VP
John Quinn, Executive VP

rbb is a marketing communications firm and four-time Agency of the Year recognized for its fresh communications, insight and strategic thinking. The agency’s staff understands the intricacies of working with national and regional professional service clients in the accounting, legal, banking, human resources, logistics and real estate industries.

The firm is recognized for creating programs that blend creativity with traditional and social media to support business goals, position corporate leadership as industry experts and thought leaders, and enhance brand awareness through strategic partnerships and community initiatives.

By staying deeply connected with its clients and the news cycle, and leveraging custom-created content, rbb regularly secures national media opportunities for its roster of professional service clients. Here’s how:

For a top 50 accounting firm, rbb helped showcase expertise of principles’ through key interviews with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, NerdWallet and U.S. News and World Report. rbb also adds value by providing counsel for interviews and individualized marketing plans for practice leaders. 

When a logistics trade organization for Fortune 500s wanted more coverage in the Wall Street Journal, rbb developed a strategic plan with multiple touch points that has resulted in numerous articles and strong relationships with this key publication.
A top Florida law firm wanted support in its women’s leadership initiative and rbb delivered with stories in Forbes and a recurring writing opportunity with one of the leading women’s business publications.

As the Champion of Breakout Brands, rbb’s multicultural staff delivers award-winning creativity, media relations, strategic counsel, launch campaigns, digital media, content creation, reputation management and results/analytics.   In addition to professional services, other specialty practices include consumer products/services, health, sports & entertainment, travel & hospitality, B2B and higher education. 


RUDER FINN, INC.

301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212/593-6400
Inquiries@ruderfinn.com

Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO, Ruder Finn
Louise Harris, Chief Global Strategist, Ruder Finn
Rachel Spielman, EVP & Global Head of Corporate Communications, Ruder Finn

Ruder Finn, one of the world’s largest global independent communications agencies with dual headquarters in New York and China, partners with world-class companies to transform their business, go to market and communicate with the people that matter most. Working with some of the top firms in management consulting, financial advisory, technology business operations and legal services, Ruder Finn designs and implements strategic communications programs that use data analytics to create messaging architecture, map influencers and deliver bottom-line results. We help professional services firms improve their business, enhance their corporate reputation and build awareness for their capabilities spanning industry verticals, including technology, healthcare, consumer, luxury and automotive.

Ruder Finn has particular expertise in corporate positioning and content strategy, C-suite thought leadership development, business transformation, global media relations, employee engagement, stakeholder mapping and engagement, crisis and issues management, customer relationship management, SEO and web presence optimization. With our award-winning full-service digital practice, RFI Studios, we approach all of our work with a consistent focus on digital content and strategy.
We continually strive to add value and build business for our clients through strategic thinking, global perspective and innovative use of traditional and online channels.


SARD VERBINNEN & CO.

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

New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London

George Sard, Chmn. & CEO
Paul Verbinnen, President

Sard Verbinnen & Co provides strategic communications advice and services to help our clients manage overall positioning and specific events affecting reputation and market value. We work on behalf of multinational corporations, smaller public and private companies, investment firms, professional services firms, educational and cultural institutions, 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, proxy and governance consulting, 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

Doug Spong, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, Managing Partner
Julie Batliner, Managing Director, Senior Partner
Jill Schmidt, Director of Strategy, Corporate Practice Chair, Senior Partner

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 a company and a strong desire to understand what it stands for and where it is going.

We work with our corporate 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 brand strategy development and repositioning, corporate vision, purpose and values identification, as well as integrated external and internal awareness- and engagement-building communications programs, including 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.

 
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