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

Aug. '13 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.

O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 28th year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.

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277 Park Avenue, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10022

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 the Middle East.


500 5th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10110
Fax 212/840-1663

Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Dir.
Meg Wildrick, Managing Dir.
Cortney Stapleton, EVP, Professional Services Practice Leader

Bliss Integrated Communication ( is an award-winning business-to-business public relations, marketing and communication firm serving clients in the financial services, healthcare and professional services industries. With primary offices in NYC and Chicago, the firm represents clients across the country and internationally.

The dedicated Financial Services Practice Group offers a rare combination of experience and passion. The practice has a deep understanding of various financial services products and how they are sold and marketed. Our team meets the everyday needs of our clients, whether in breaking industry news, digital influencer targeting, crisis communications or raising brand and thought leader profiles. Our clients rely on us to elevate their brands in top tier financial and business media.

Our Financial team has diverse functional expertise — strategy, branding, marketing, PR, content development, digital media, crisis and analytics. Clients include both well known names and those that are emerging in banking, asset management, insurance, wealth management, investment banking, and private equity.

Carmichael Lynch client Ingersoll Rand

Carmichael Lynch Spong client Ingersoll Rand celebrates their 100 year anniversary of Trane by ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.


110 North Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Douglas K. Spong, APR, President
Jill Schmidt, Senior Principal

Carmichael Lynch Spong takes an intentional, disciplined, holistic brand-building approach to helping publicly traded companies clearly and effectively position themselves among audiences important to their success, including shareholders, institutional and individual investors, industry experts, influencers and employees, as well as the business and financial media that serve as an important channel for reaching their stakeholders.

With staff in Minnesota, New York, California, Ohio and Wisconsin, our team includes senior-level, hands-on practitioners with proven experience and expertise across a wide range of disciplines and practice areas, including corporate brand strategy and positioning, corporate communications and reputation management, financial PR and investor relations, media relations, social strategy, culture enrichment, employee engagement, crisis and issues management, research, and measurement and analytics. We also bring deep industry knowledge to clients in food and beverage, retail, home, consumer products, financial services, commercial/industrial, health care, outdoor and automotive.

Our “best team” staffing model means that each client gets a team with the right mix of skills tailored to their specific needs, ensuring added value and results.


3225 East Second Ave
Denver, CO

Communications Strategy Group (CSG) is an award-winning public relations agency with clients located across the country. CSG is widely recognized for its expertise in financial services.

CSG has developed strong relationships with influencers in the following industries: Asset Management, Insurance, Banking & Investment Banking, Private Equity, Mortgage, Financial Technology and Payments.

The single most compelling ingredient of CSG’s success is our commitment to “exceptional work.” It’s work that is based upon creative approaches to challenges and opportunities, followed by good old-fashioned elbow grease to achieve intended outcomes.

The culture and the company have been built upon this dedication and the delivery of meaningful, measurable work. In fact, the company was started upon a challenge to the founder, who at the time was a vice president of marketing. Having worked for PR firms and with PR firms, it was clear that often the objectives, goals, strategies, and measures of the business were not aligned with the PR plan and execution. It left the world of PR vulnerable to missed expectations and unsatisfactory outcomes.

The cornerstone of CSG is to change that dynamic by delivering meaningful results for its clients. That all of our clients have come from referrals is clear evidence of achievement to that end.


100 W. 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Richard Dukas, Pres. & CEO
Seth Linden, Exec. VP
Doug Hesney, VP
Zach Leibowitz, VP
Sean Dougherty, VP

DPR is an award-winning financial PR agency, which is known for its strategic and consultative approach, as well as its media relations expertise.

DPR’s clients include both well-known and emerging companies in many key areas of finance, including: hedge funds and alternative investments; private equity; mutual funds; ETFs; wealth advisory; investment banking; broker/dealers; precious metals; fintech; prime brokerage, accounting; real estate; and law.

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, among many others.

The agency also is particularly strong in broadcast, where it averages approximately 50 bookings per month—mainly on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business Network.
DPR also provides comprehensive media and presentation training, message development, editorial services, a speaker’s bureau, crisis communications and digital media services.

Key Clients: Raymond James, JMP Group, BlueMountain Capital, Gabelli Funds, Old Mutual Asset Management, Muddy Waters, EisnerAmper, Global X Management Morgan Creek Capital, F-Squared Investments, MLV & Co., Peritus Asset Management.


4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219

Neil Mortine, President and CEO
Carol Merry, Senior VP, IR

Telling a compelling investment story — that’s what we focus on at Fahlgren Mortine. We work with public companies ranking in size from micro-cap to Fortune 500, and in diverse industries from advanced materials to real estate. We provide a full scope of IR services, including perception research, financial communications and media relations, and strategic counsel.

Our dedicated IR team has client-side and agency-side experience through varied market conditions and special situations such as M&As, IPOs, management transitions, restructurings, shareholder activism and Chapter 11 filings. And, we get along with lawyers, accountants and the other professionals involved in corporate governance issues and transactions. We’re team players.

With offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Toledo, Ohio; Charleston and Parkersburg W. Va.; Boise, Idaho; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a presence in Denver, Colo.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Lexington, Ky., we can integrate a full range of communications services, including crisis communications, reputation management, social media and design. We have produced hundreds of printed and web-based annual reports, fact sheets and presentations for clients around the country.

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director of Financial
Services for Feintuch Communications.


245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167

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 break any silos 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. We provide strategic IR services in-house and in partnership with best-of-breed providers 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 2013 president elect of PRSA-NY.


The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10174

Erik Knettel, Senior Managing Director, NY

Grayling is a leading global communications consultancy providing comprehensive financial communications and investor relations programs. In the global capital markets, Grayling assists private and publicly traded companies with our integrated communications services, providing deep expertise in the US local market from our New York-based team and cross border services from our Grayling offices overseas. Grayling has 1,000 professionals in 70 offices in 40 countries across the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region, highlighting our ability to provide access to key influencers and money centers around the world. These capabilities are complemented by Grayling’s additional areas of business focus in Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Government Affairs as well as providing Digital services and Events Management.

We live in an era of unparalleled change with economic, financial, political and technological developments happening at a breathtaking pace. There has never been a greater need for a strategic advisory firm that can stay one step ahead: anticipating trends before they happen, predicting market fluctuations, identifying risks and opportunities, and putting emerging technologies to work.

Tom Ryan

ICR CEO and Co-Founder Tom Ryan.


761 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06853
Fax: 203/682-8201

Established in 1998 and privately held, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, 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 350 clients across 20 industries and is one of the largest independent agencies in North America maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

In 2012, ICR once again saw double digit revenue growth driven by new client wins including Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Tumi Holdings, Rouse Properties, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Renewable Energy Group. Additionally, the ICR XChange, ICR’s annual investor conference, which in 2012 hosted 175 private and public company management teams and more than 1,900 attendees, experienced dramatic year-over-year growth.


425 Madison Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10017

Martin Mosbacher, Managing Partner and CEO,
Matt Zachowski, Managing Partner and Chairman,

Through our work on behalf of some of the world’s most important financial institutions, Intermarket Communications is one of the leading providers of public relations services to all sectors of the financial industry. Founded and run by market veterans, Intermarket brings a wealth of relevant content knowledge and industry expertise to each of its client engagements.

We create and implement communications and marketing strategies for an international roster of leading banks, brokers, asset managers, exchanges, risk mitigation organizations, financial technology providers, consultants, law firms and industry associations. Our work focuses on helping our clients develop and deliver clear and coherent messages to targeted constituencies. The results can be seen every day on the pages and screens of the world’s leading business and trade news outlets and can be measured in terms of increased client awareness.

We have special expertise in defining, branding and promoting sophisticated financial instruments such as traded and OTC derivatives. We were among the first firms to help launch and promote hedge funds, ETFs and electronic trading platforms. We also have a comprehensive understanding of the trade life cycle, allowing us to add real value in developing and communicating the messages of firms engaged in every aspect of trading. Being at the intersection of finance and technology we are uniquely positioned to make sophisticated technology and software relevant to the trading and user community.

We have also worked on a wide array of financial events such as mergers, acquisitions, spinouts and IPOs.

Our long standing and deep relationships with key industry organizations and analysts allows us to help create effective market positioning and messaging for our clients and their services. Our singular focus on finance has helped us maintain an extensive network of media relationships ranging from generalist global business news organizations to sector-focused trade news outlets. And we amplify these messages through the sophisticated and focused application of relevant new media tools.

Intermarket is a founding member of the Global Financial Communications Network, an international alliance of financially-focused independent public relations agencies located in the world’s leading centers for business and finance.


622 Third Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212/355-4554

Joele Frank, Managing Partner

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is widely regarded as one of the premier financial and corporate communications firms in the industry, providing strategic counsel for public and private companies to take control in the areas of Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Transaction Communications and Crisis Communications.

Our Investor Relations practice helps publicly-traded companies communicate clearly and effectively with professional fund and portfolio managers, securities analysts, and the individuals who buy, sell and/or recommend securities.

Our Transaction Communications practice assists companies with communications for friendly acquisitions and mergers, unsolicited acquisition proposals, defense against activist investors, tender offers and proxy contests, as well as initial public offerings (IPOs) and spinoffs.


437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022

James Fingeroth, Pres. and CEO
Lawrence Rand, Exec. Chairman
Gershon Kekst, Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Kekst and Company is one of the world’s leading corporate, financial and strategic communications firms.

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 corporate and investor communications, a significant proportion of our engagements involve ‘special situations’ such as: crisis communications, mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, litigation support, spin-offs, proxy and other corporate governance issues (i.e., activist matters, senior management succession and transitions). 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.


16 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212/751-9710

In 1979, Makovsky was founded as a diversified financial services communications firm, a specialty that drives the firm’s strong growth and is a central pillar of its reputation.

From banking and wealth management to asset management, real estate, insurance and financial technology, Makovsky has extraordinarily deep experience in virtually every aspect of the financial services sector. Few other firms can match its track record on behalf of clients in asset and wealth management, particularly with respect to mutual funds, REITs, and ETFs. The firm continues to distinguish itself in demanding areas in which only a few have gained a foothold, such as alternative investments and financial technology including risk management and trading.

Makovsky’s brand energy line, “The Power of Specialized Thinking,” reflects its competitive edge. The firm achieved distinction by adhering to a powerful client-centric vision: that specialization is the best way to build reputation, sales and fair valuation for clients, including the largest and fastest growing companies in its key areas: financial and professional services, health, technology and energy.

An Inc. 5000 company, Makovsky was honored by its peers in 2012 with an unprecedented 21 awards, including four “Agency of the Year” awards. Other accolades included a full complement of Silver Anvils, Sabre Awards, Big Apples, IABC Awards and Stevies. The firm expects to surpass that number in 2013.

Headquartered in New York, Makovsky has a global reach with 100 offices through IPREX, co-founded by Makovsky and now the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies with 1500 professionals.

Lindsey Carnett

Lindsey Carnett, CEO and President of Marketing Maven Public Relations.


135 W. 29th Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10001

Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President,
Phil Rarick, COO,
Natalie Rucker, VP Business Dev.,

Marketing Maven Public Relations is a results-driven integrated marketing and communications firm specializing in earning positive editorial media coverage for a variety of businesses in the financial sector, both public and private. Our financial clients are regularly cited as expert sources in national broadcast, print and online media outlets.

Our financial clients value the media training seminars we execute for their spokespeople to prepare for TV interviews and potential questions from reporters. From speaking engagements, award submissions, marketing collateral and press releases to shareholders, Marketing Maven Public Relations customizes campaigns to fit the needs of the client.

With expertise in creating innovative communication solutions, we represent a wide array of clients in the financial services sector including professional trader education companies, advising and investment firms, financial planning, retirement and estate planning, investment partnerships, corporate training and private consulting companies, payment solution firms, securities firms and consulting firms.


424 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Lynn Morgen, Betsy Brod, and Monique Skruzny, Partners

MBS Value Partners is a global investor relations and communications firm that competes on the basis of our intellect and experience. Our senior professionals are trusted advisors to major public and private companies in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

We work with companies at all stages in their lifecycles, from private to pre-IPO to publicly traded. MBS is committed to providing the highest level of service to clients through its professionals based in New York, Boston, San Francisco, São Paulo and London.

MBS Value Partners has been involved in high-stakes client engagements both in the US and internationally including guidance resets, management transitions, proxy fights, M&A transactions, financings, IPOs, restructurings, turnarounds, major product launches, branding campaigns and crisis communications.

We draw from this depth of experience in critical situations and across geographies to bring our clients the most effective and innovative solutions to their pressing challenges.


One Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Fax: 201/507-0092

Michael W. Kempner, Pres./CEO

MWW is one of the nation’s top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the top five largest independent global agencies. We ensure that our clients Matter More by providing strategic counsel and integrated corporate and financial communications programs for both publicly traded and privately held companies across a multitude of situations and sectors. From merger communications to initial public offerings, restructurings to M&As, MWW has a proven track record implementing strategic communications campaigns that support business objectives and are responsive to the unique needs of internal and external stakeholders. Our success is predicated on the experience of senior level counselors and proprietary methodologies that leverage the nexus of financial communications and investor relations, reputation management, influencer relations and crisis and employee communications to ensure continued productivity, stock performance and customer/brand loyalty through often volatile and uncertain circumstances.


225 Reinekers Lane, Ste. 560
Alexandria, VA 22314

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. For more information about the “graduate school” of investor relations, please contact NIRI’s Membership Department at 703/562-7700, or visit


101 Federal Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02110
Fax: 617/439-9980

Richard E. Nicolazzo, Mng. Partner
Joe M. Grillo, Partner
Richard Adler, Kathleen Buckley, Lisa-Marie Cashman, Elizabeth Hailer, Ruth Maron, Victor Emmanuel, Craig Orsi, Hank Shafran, Sr. Consultants

Nicolazzo & Associates is a nationally-known, award-winning strategic communications management firm that provides high-level professional counsel and services to a diverse, national, and international client base. A boutique organization founded more than three decades ago by Richard E. Nicolazzo, the firm practices a proprietary counseling model designed to leverage an organization’s core strengths to enhance brand and enterprise value. Services include investor relations, crisis communications management, strategic planning and communications, media relations and training, management consulting, merger and acquisitions communications, corporate restructurings, issues management, litigation communications, labor/employee relations, community relations, market research, executive speechwriting, and branding.


950 Third Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Amy Binder, CEO
Anuj Baveja, Managing Director, New Business Development

RF|Binder is a boutique public relations firm that develops and executes strategic communications programs for clients in high-interest industries that attract media, investor and public attention. Our industry focus includes financial services, energy and the environment, food and nutrition, lifestyle and healthy living, technology and education. Our capabilities include brand and corporate reputation programs, financial media relations, investor relations and integrated marketing programs.

In our financial services practice, RF|Binder’s client experience encompasses a broad range of financial services sectors, including retail and commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, accounting, insurance and financial technology. We also help nonprofits and associations influence the public conversation about critical issues in financial services. Our programs have entailed B2B and B2C campaigns, corporate reputation, marketing communications, corporate social responsibility programs, and crisis communications.

RF|Binder’s capital markets team provides counsel and services that help clients succeed in the global competition for capital. We work with public and pre-IPO companies to cultivate broad recognition of value proposition, performance and prospects, fostering fair valuations and, ultimately, lowering the cost of capital. Our capabilities include counsel on corporate / financial transactions; M&A communications and integration strategy; executive coaching and support; corporate positioning; investor targeting and outreach programs; corporate governance assessment and compliance; perception studies; financial media relations; litigation/regulatory matter support; and crisis and issues management.

RF|Binder is based in New York and has offices and bureaus in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami.


301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO
Michael Schubert, Chief Innovation Officer
Louise Harris, Chief Global Strategist
Rachel Spielman, EVP, Global Head of Corporate Practice
Sloan Pavsner, Vice President

Ruder Finn designs and implements award-winning financial communications programs to help organizations enhance and protect corporate reputation, build trust and increase shareholder value.

Working with some of the world’s leading companies in healthcare, technology, consumer goods and financial services, Ruder Finn has particular expertise in communications around corporate strategy and performance, complex and contested transactions, corporate transformations and restructurings, litigation and complex global issues. We work with companies reaching out to new stakeholders and financial markets, as well as enhancing their focus on existing ones.

We continually strive to add value to our clients’ most critical business needs by bringing them strategic thinking, global perspective and innovative use of traditional and online channels.


630 Third Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

George Sard, Chairman & CEO
Paul Verbinnen, President

Sard Verbinnen & Co. is a leading strategic corporate and financial communications firm with offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. 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, and other special situations.

Founded in 1992, our firm is recognized for delivering candid and thoughtful strategic advice, excellent written product and tactical execution, and tireless advocacy on behalf of our clients. Our senior professionals are actively engaged in both counsel and implementation. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise, unparalleled relationships and credibility with the media, and deep understanding of the investment community drive the firm’s ability to help our clients manage complex situations and successfully communicate to multiple constituencies.


7 Times Square, 17th Flr.
New York, NY 10036
Fax: 212/486-9094

Elliot Sloane, CEO
Darren Brandt, Whit Clay, John Hartz, Josh Hochberg, 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.


949 W. Marietta St., Suite X-106
Atlanta, GA 30318
Fax: 404/214-0729

Dean Trevelino, Genna Keller, Principals

Trevelino/Keller, the fourth fastest growing firm in the U.S., delivers an integrated public relations strategy, which includes PR, social media and brand marketing for public and private companies. Its depth within financial services includes existing and emerging segments such as traditional banks and credit unions, alternative lending, loyalty marketing, venture capital, private equity, retail, bio-payments, payment processors, e-commerce providers and the unbanked. The firm has particular strength with emerging technology companies, working from concept to brand to launch.

Founded in 2003, the firm has worked with companies such as Capital Access Network, AdvanceMe, Paymetric, BioPay, Delta Community Credit Union, Vesdia, New Logic, Bridge2 Solutions and others aligned in the financial services and fin-tech segments. More information can be found at


317 Madison Avenue, Suite 2300
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212/889-7174

1260 Yellow Pine Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304

Thomas Walek, President
Armel Leslie, Principal
Mary Beth Kissane, Principal

Walek & Associates is an award-winning, independent, global financial and corporate public relations firm. Founded in 1998 and with offices in New York and Boulder, and partners in Toronto, London and Hong Kong, Walek specializes in public relations and investor relations in capital markets, asset management, hedge funds, real estate, private equity, professional and financial services, information and financial technology, and public companies in all sectors. From building visibility and brand to financial PR, transactions, product and service launches, and managing crises, Walek delivers results that help clients build business. Walek & Associates has received numerous awards and recognitions from organizations including O’Dwyer’s, HedgeWeek, PRWeek, Hedge Fund Journal and the National Investor Relations Institute.


107 Grand Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Water & Wall Group is an independent communications firm specializing in business-to-business financial and corporate communications. For almost 40 years 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, and have helped others grow from fledgling businesses into household names.

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

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3 Becker Farm Road, Suite 401
Roseland, NJ 07068

Lawrence C. Rafsky, PhD, CEO
Don Rigg, SVP, Sales

Acquire Media is a leader in news aggregation, management and real-time distribution.   We specialize in technology-driven solutions designed to deliver real-time news and time-sensitive multimedia content in XML, tagged using a standardized, robust taxonomy with unsurpassed accuracy, reliability, and speed.

Syndication Suite is Acquire Media’s real-time content syndication and distribution platform.  Publishers can focus on content quality while Syndication Suite handles the operational aspects of content management and delivery.  It also provides simultaneous disclosure of news to ensure all target audiences receive their news when they need it. 

Our NewsEdge product suite delivers highly targeted news customized to the needs of our users.  Our content catalog combines the best of premium subscription sources with carefully selected web content to create the industry’s premier news and business information collection.  We index and categorize incoming data in real-time allowing our users to find answers faster, with accuracy and confidence. 

No matter what business you are in, Acquire Media is there to serve your information needs.  Come see us this October at the PRSA 2013 International Conference.


71 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Scott Allison, CEO
Jonathan Heit, President and Senior Partner
Matthew Della Croce, Partner and Head of Corporate Practice

Allison+Partners is an award-winning, full-service agency that is small enough to be agile and large enough to have impact. Our motto is, “it’s about the work.” We promise our clients the best cross-disciplinary teams and senior-level involvement on every account.

Allison+Partners’ entrepreneurial culture encourages calculated risk-taking and blazing new trails. We live to explore, question, and experiment with new ideas. We love to create programs that excite people to interact with concepts, products, and one another. We work with clients that share those values.

The Allison+Partners Corporate Practice focuses on building professional services brands. We provide broad expertise in B2B marketing, reputation management, executive thought leadership, crisis and issues management, corporate sustainability, analyst relations and financial communications. We’re composed of former journalists, filmmakers, bankers, attorneys, professional athletes and Disney World characters.

Allison+Partners has 12 offices strategically located around the world to serve our clients’ global communications needs. To learn more about how we can help you, visit


1021 Bandana Blvd. E., Suite 226
St. Paul, MN 55108-5112
Fax: 651/789-2230

Lisa Hannum, CEO
Nicki Gibbs, VP
Ayme Zemke, VP

Beehive PR, located in St. Paul, Minn., is a strategic communications agency. Our roots are in traditional PR, but as the industry has changed, so have we. Today, our most important job is helping our clients find the smartest path from where they are to where they want to be. That means living their brands with energy, authenticity and accountability — and connecting them to the communities that matter most.

Our team has wide-ranging expertise serving professional services firms in industries including legal, banking, advertising and marketing, commercial real estate, and trade and professional associations. From branding to mergers and acquisitions to regulatory issues, product introductions and executive visibility, Beehive understands the unique needs and challenges of professional services clients.


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500 5th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY  10110
Fax: 212/840-1663

Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Director
Meg Wildrick, Managing Director
Cortney Stapleton, EVP, Professional Services Practice Leader

Bliss Integrated Communication ( is a 38 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.  We help our clients connect locally and globally with the audiences who matter most to them.  Our starting-points are goals and audiences, not tactics. 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.


205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Ralph Katz, Principal
Anne Green, President/CEO

CooperKatz has extensive experience supporting professional services organizations, including management consultants, industry analysts, research organizations and trade associations. The firm offers a unique integration of marketing, public affairs, creative resources and digital capabilities to support clients in: developing thought leadership programs; executing research for publicity purposes; organizing “experts bureaus”; providing content-oriented media training; connecting subject matter experts with timely marketplace issues; securing op-eds, bylines and speaking opportunities; developing and executing digital / social media strategies; and conceiving / designing 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); Nielsen Media Research; Noblis Health Innovation; Siegel+Gale; TowerGroup; TowersPerrin; and VNU.

Henry Feintuch

Henry Feintuch, president, Feintuch Communications


245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167

Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director

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, advertising, media buying, production services 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 in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Our principal is vice chair of PRWA and 2013 president elect of PRSA-NY.


888 S. Figueroa St., Ste 630
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: 213/988-8345

Sabina Gault, CEO
Monica Guzman, COO

Konnect Public Relations is a full-service, award-winning PR agency based in Los Angeles specializing in creating results-driven media strategies for food and beverage, baby and children, and franchise brands. Each PR campaign is carefully tailored to align with each client’s overall brand strategy and designed to create visible ROI. Konnect PR’s team of ambitious, dedicated, enthusiastic publicists is known for the ability to create meaningful “buzz” for clients, while using tactics that enhance brand awareness with key demographics. Services include: national and in-market media relations, event creation and implementation, social media, crisis communications, brand management, celebrity seeding, etc. Clients include Fatburger, The Goddard School, Nestlé Waters North America, Nautica, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, Babiators, Cellairis, Lakeshore and many more. For more information visit

Marketing Maven offie

Bicoastal firm Marketing Maven Public Relations serves clients nationwide.


135 W. 29th Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10001

Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President,

Phil Rarick, COO,

Natalie Rucker, VP of Business Development,

Bicoastal integrated marketing and communications firm, Marketing Maven Public Relations, is an extension of many companies’ marketing departments. The Marketing Maven team executes B2B campaigns by providing inventive solutions, metrics and unique online and offline methodologies giving clients a competitive edge to increase their revenue.

Professional Services campaigns include a brand audit, website copy consultation, organic Search Engine Optimization strategy and execution, industry speaking submissions, award submissions and connections with other industry influencers. Media relations services include media pitching, interview coordination, media clip tracking and byline article submissions to industry trade publications, positioning our clients as expert sources.

With offices in Los Angeles and New York, we serve clients nationwide with a focus on surpassing their goals and helping them achieve a positive ROI with useful, meaningful campaign metrics.


31420 Northwestern Highway, # 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248/855-6777 ext. 105
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 over 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 and online 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 firm 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, we position our clients 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.
In all we do, we continue to respect the correlation between dollars spent by our professional service firm clients and results.


980 9th Street, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814

Kassy Perry, President & CEO

Perry Communications Group is an independent, full-service strategic communications firm specializing in public relations and public affairs.

Since 1996, Kassy Perry and her award-winning team have had a profound impact on society with nationally-recognized campaigns tackling pressing issues including land use, public health, the environment, bullying prevention, affordable housing, renewable energy, access to prescription medicines, and mental health.

From managing policy issues, leading high-profile coalitions and campaigns, and conveying our clients’ compelling stories to partnering with many of the nation’s top companies, we achieve success and build influence through strong relationships with policymakers, media, regulators, and corporate leaders around the world.

Current clients include: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, NAMI California, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America.

Quinn & Co.

Quinn & Co.’s Greg McGunagle, Sandra Hurtado and Jim Lee take a break from organizing the opening of Bridges at Kendall Place in Miami. Over 300 guests enjoyed partner offerings (secured by Quinn) from Venue Magazine, Bahama Breeze, Stiegl Beer and Cruzan Rum.


520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter: @Quinnandco

605 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Florence Quinn, President,
Lara Bedine, SVP, Real Estate,
Greg McGunagle, SVP, Real Estate,
Jim Lee, SVP, Miami Office,
Katie Coleman, VP, Digital Media,

Q&C combines strategic thinking and signature creativity with holistic communications to develop dynamic, integrated marketing programs.  We help clients in our core areas of Real Estate, Travel and Food, and Wine + Spirits define their brands, achieve goals, reach target audiences and ultimately drive business.

Quinn & Co.’s award-winning real estate division is the industry go-to.  Our multi-platform campaigns successfully position clients and developments for today’s evolving markets. 

Now we are bringing groundbreaking work to Florida with the opening of our Miami office.

Client work, current and past:  AKA, Albanese Organization, Alchemy Properties, Consultatio (Miami), The Centurion, The Corcoran Group, Denihan Hospitality Group, EDSA (Miami), Extell Development, Forest City (Boston), FXFowle Architects, Glenwood Management, Hidrock Realty, Houlihan Lawrence, Jamestown Properties (NYC, Miami, Boston), JD Carlisle, John Buck Company (Chicago), Kaufman Organization, LCOR, Lefrak Organization, O’Connor Capital, Ogden CAP Properties/Milstein Family, Oil Nut Bay (BVI),, Related Companies, Robert K. Futterman & Associates, St. Regis Residences, Stahl Organization, The Sunshine Group, Taconic Investment Partners, Tarragon Corp, Terra Group (Miami), TF Cornerstone, Time Equities, Trump SoHo, Zemi Beach (Anguilla).


355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134

Christine Barney, CEO
Lisa Ross, President
Tina Elmowitz, Executive Vice President

In professional services, the time has come to breakout from traditional marketing and networking for improved business results. Smart firms are using creative PR strategies to reinvent themselves, engage in conversations, and even become “heroes” to their clients.

rbb Public Relations developed the award-winning “Superheroes of HR” campaign for client AlphaStaff. Beyond crafting new brand messages, rbb’s campaign overhauled all company communication channels from website to logo, to sales materials and social platforms, with an end goal of positioning AlphaStaff brokers as heroes to their clients. For a top 50 accounting firm, rbb regularly secures strategic speaking and media opportunities that showcase partners’ expertise, and adds value by creating individualized marketing plans for practice leaders. For a wealth manager, rbb did not stop at coverage in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, but gained the firm further recognition by pursuing high profile awards and recognitions.

Four-time “PR Agency of the Year,” rbb Public Relations is a marketing PR firm with a national reputation for delivering meaningful results to clients who appreciate the individual attention only a boutique agency can provide. As a champion of breakout brands, rbb supports companies that want to challenge market leaders and fuels brands that are category leaders, but seek to redefine the status quo. 

The agency’s specialized staff understands the intricacies of working with clients in the accounting, banking, human resources, logistics and real estate industries, and positions firm leaders as experts, supports business goals, and enhances brand awareness through strategic media campaigns and community initiatives.

rbb’s bilingual staff offers best practices in media relations, corporate reputation, promotions, community relations, digital/social media and crisis communications. Firm practice areas include B2B, financial & professional services, consumer products, real estate, travel & leisure, health & fitness, sports & entertainment, and food & beverage. Find out how rbb can help your brand breakout by visiting or call 305-448-7457.


301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO, Ruder Finn
Louise Harris, Chief Global Strategist, Ruder Finn
Rachel Spielman, EVP and Global Head of Corporate Communications, Ruder Finn
Sloan Pavsner, Vice President, Ruder Finn

As one of the largest independent global communications agencies, Ruder Finn is dual-headquartered in New York and Beijing with on-the-ground presence in Boston, San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Singapore, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Ruder Finn is uniquely positioned to provide clients with global perspective, insights and resources, yet small enough to bring the exceptional client service and creative edge of a boutique agency.
Working with some of the top firms in management consulting, financial advisory and legal services, Ruder Finn designs and implements strategic communications programs to help professional services firms enhance their corporate reputation and build awareness for their capabilities across industry verticals.

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.
Ruder Finn has particular expertise in corporate positioning and content strategy, thought leadership development, global media relations, stakeholder mapping and engagement, customer relationship management, SEO and web presence optimization.


2 Oliver Street, Suite 901
Boston, MA 02109

Joan Schneider, President and Creative Director
Phil Pennellatore, COO/Partner

Successfully communicating key messages to diverse audiences in the digital age is one of the most daunting challenges facing today’s corporate leaders.

At Schneider Associates, we’ve 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, universities, private schools and nonprofit organizations to improve their market positioning. Our programs accelerate awareness and engagement, and help our clients achieve measurable growth through integrated communications strategies that generate significant traditional and digital news coverage, including marquis placements in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. 

Schneider Associates is a full-service public relations firm specializing in Launch Public Relations®. Clients include prominent firms such as Cassidy Turley, MIT Sloan School of Management, Rockland Trust and Posternak Blankenstein and Lund. Learn more:


44 E. 30th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY  10016

Barby K. Siegel, CEO

Zeno has broad experience in working with professional and business services companies, ranging from programs for accounting/consulting organizations, management consulting firms, and executive recruitment services firms.  We offer a full range of communications programs from reputation management to marketing and crisis communications and we know what it takes to rise above the pack in a services industry.

Zeno believes that professional services firms must assert their primary assets — people, processes, best practices — and the best ones also demonstrate a distinct persona, one that connects with the client on the other side of the table.  Zeno helps professional services firms to grab hold of a tight set of business issues and articulate a point of view on how they should be addressed.  To underscore credibility, we help clients to assemble a chorus of supporters, which might include clients, academics, think tank executives and other members of civil society.  We help the executive team to become a reliable, engaged source of views, always at the ready with a response to a reporter’s query, a last minute opening on an industry panel, or a board membership.   All of these elements and more contribute to the experience the firm wants to create for your employees, customers, partners and prospects.

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