277 Park Avenue, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10172
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies.
- More than 950 communications professionals
- 47 offices around the world
- More than 14 years at the top of global M&A advisory tables
- Advised on 222 M&A transactions globally in 2014
Our best-in-class approach brings together local-market leaders with unrivalled knowledge of stakeholder perceptions, financial markets and cross-border transactions in the key financial centers of Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Providing sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises, our member firms have established relationships with many S&P 500, FTSE 100, DAX 30, SMI, CAC 40 and IBEX 35 companies.
AMO is comprised of the following market-leading consultancies:
450 West 15th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Danielle Dunne, Managing Director
Whether cars or cameras, diapers or detergent, health has never been more ubiquitous than it is today. For some brands, health may be a new focus. Fortunately, it’s always been at the center of ours. And, we’ve taken this knowledge and enthusiasm to some of the world’s largest brands to help them connect with today’s socially charged, health-minded consumers.
Allidura Consumer, part of the InVentiv Health Public Relations Group, takes an integrated approach to communications with capabilities spanning public relations, digital and social media, marketing and branding, graphic design and multimedia, and research and measurement.
Our client counsel allows brands to communicate across the wellness spectrum regardless of whether a brand’s equity is in health or faced with a health challenge. Our meaningful insights and creative know-how have been tapped by a full range of consumer product and nutritional supplement brands, over the counter and beauty products, and food and beverage companies.
450 West 15th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Jeanine O’Kane, US Managing Director
David Kane, EU Managing Director
Biosector 2 (B2) is a global healthcare communications agency that partners with visionary clients to deliver groundbreaking programs and improve the health of people’s lives. For more than a decade, B2’s experience as an agency spans virtually every category in the industry and drives strategic solutions for their clients.
With a dynamic and collaborative team in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and London, B2 provides clients with global reach and fully integrated services. Biosector 2, as part of the InVentiv Health Public Relations Group, delivers unmatched perspective, creative know-how, and a truly integrated approach to communications.
At Biosector 2 our main goal is to create measurable behavior change for our clients’ most important stakeholders. Our track record reflects the systematic approach we take for all of our clients’ business needs. Our dynamic, insightful approach allows us to solve today’s problems while uncovering tomorrow’s opportunities.
CHAMBERLAIN HEALTHCARE PR
450 West 15th Street, Suite 405
New York, NY 10011
Christie Anbar, Managing Director
Chamberlain is a healthcare public relations company serving the healthcare sector exclusively. For more than 20 years, Chamberlain has worked to redefine and shape the standards by which health information is communicated. As counselors in this complex and evolving environment, we are passionate about translating science into meaningful messages that empower and inspire our audiences to take action and make informed decisions about their health. Chamberlain’s diverse client roster represents several sectors in healthcare — from leading Fortune 100 & 500 pharmaceutical companies, to nonprofit organizations, to biotechnology and medical organizations.
At Chamberlain, we offer a complete suite of communications services to reach target audiences through appropriate channels —fully matched to today’s technological and geographic realities. An overview of services includes Brand Communications, Corporate Communications, Market Access, Traditional and Social Media Relations, Advocacy Relations, Data Strategy and Management, Public Affairs, Message and Content Development, National and Grassroots Programming, Issues and Crisis Management.
Chamberlain as part of the InVentiv Health Public Relations Group and inVentiv Health, Inc., is part of a global communications network with 13,000 employees in 40 countries.
CHANDLER CHICCO AGENCY
450 West 15th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011 USA
Julie Adrian, CCA US Managing Director.
Heather Gartman, Managing Director, DC
Cori Hollenbach, Managing Director, UK
Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA), as part of the inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, is a global team of healthcare communications specialists dedicated to helping clients solve their most complex challenges. Integrating an unmatched breadth of resources that enables a comprehensive, 360-degree approach, CCA serves clients that span the spectrum of healthcare from blockbusters to niche products; large pharma to emerging specialty companies; biotech to devices and diagnostics; healthcare technology, hospitals, non-profits and academic centers.
CCA sets the standard in delivering best-in-class communications in a collaborative, flexible environment where creativity reigns and clients come first. Highly valued as a natural extension of clients and winner of PRWeek’s 2014 Healthcare Campaign of the Year, the CCA team is passionate about the work and proud to be making a real difference in people’s lives.
Our communications programs are driven by the need to motivate behavioral change among stakeholders. We achieve this by bringing the right people to the table — healthcare professionals, thought leaders, advocates, patients and loved ones — and then building alliances, communities, and champions motivated to act.
CCA is fully integrated globally with operations in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, London, and Paris, and is supported by inVentiv Health, Inc., a pure-play global network spanning 45 markets. The network is truly best-in-class and, through ongoing collaboration and knowledge sharing, stays one step ahead of the local and regional social, economic and policy trends to ensure the delivery of integrated communications solutions for clients who seek global reach while demanding local relevance.
130 E. Randolph St., 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Peter Granat, CEO
Cision, which recently merged with Vocus and Visible Technologies, is a leading media intelligence software company that integrates social media monitoring, enriched data analytics and customer engagement into a single platform. Its social media monitoring capabilities allow brands to see what people say about their products, industry and competitors across more than 150 million blogs, social networks, forums, opinion sites and top video- and image-sharing sites in real-time. Brands can manage all their social profiles from one place, proactively respond to customers, interact with their industry’s top influencers and identify and nurture quality leads with Cision’s social engagement tools. Cision also offers unmatched media analytics — such as geo-segmentation capabilities, sentiment support in 11 languages, and the ability to measure and evaluate social activities directly impacting business — and customizable reporting for stakeholders. Its Social Analytics API access simplifies the process of combining social data with other marketing and business intelligence — whether it’s for tracking daily engagement or monitoring a campaign’s results. Cision has over 100,000 global clients with nine offices around the world.
Feintuch Communications supported energy storage company Leclanché, based in Switzerland and Germany, in its participation at an NYC Bloomberg energy/finance conference. Pictured here are Michael Bloomberg and Leclanché VP Joep Thomassen.
245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167
Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director
The U.S. market in 2015 is again vibrant and highly attractive to international companies seeking to market their products and services here. Many domestic firms looking to grow their marketshare are pushing into Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.
We can help. The Feintuch Communications team has successfully supported companies from more than 30 countries seeking to enter the U.S. market. We help all types of organizations to adapt their brand and messaging while providing the experienced, hands-on public relations counsel to help ensure local market success. And we do that in an affordable manner.
For U.S. companies seeking to enter world markets, our global network — the PR World Alliance — is ready to assist. The network of best-of-breed independent consultancies is particularly adept at coordinating market entry public relations programs.
For start-ups and multi-nationals targeting the U.S. and Latin America, our JumpStart Global Advisors subsidiary provides a set of business services that allow them to enter the market quickly and efficiently — everything from market assessment and strategy, business establishment, legal/financial/accounting/HR and back-office support to recruitment, sales/distribution/channel and partnership development.
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich St., Suite 4644
New York, NY 10007
All our GLOBALHealthPR partners from around the world gathered at the 2015 Annual General Meeting in London
for three days of collaboration and best-practice sharing globally, regionally and locally.
John J. Seng, Chair
Tim Goddard, Senior Vice President
GLOBALHealthPR, which was founded in 2001, is the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide, with offices in 38 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Headquartered in New York, with regional hub company offices in London and Singapore, GLOBALHealthPR consists of independently owned and operated partner firms that choose to work together based on common values and a commitment to client service. With more than 600 health-specialist communications professionals and dozens of researchers and medical advisors, the agencies that make up the partnership share a belief in insights-driven strategies and a commitment to collaboration in order to provide clients the best possible counsel and execution. Collectively, we have worked on 44 of the world’s 50 leading pharmaceutical brands and offer a deep understanding of how global strategies translate to local tactics based on the realities of individual markets.
Michael Schröder, IPREX Global President, CEO and Owner of ORCA Affairs, Berlin,
David Watson, IPREX Executive Director,
Carol Clinkenbeard, IPREX Global Administrator
IPREX is a $250 million network of communication agencies, with 1,800 staff members and 115 offices worldwide, working across the spectrum of industry sectors and practice disciplines.
We offer our partners’ clients world-class strategic counsel and integrated communication solutions — and we provide partners with the collaboration and support they need to win and manage multi-market assignments.
Clients choose IPREX partners for their expertise in their own markets and because they have come to expect the diversity and dynamism of owner-managed agencies and how it works to their advantage.
Agencies join IPREX for the ability of IPREX and its partners to help them grow their businesses — independently and in conjunction with other partners — and the ability to make their agencies better, stronger, and more profitable through the generous sharing of best practices.
Partners communicate through an intranet, review each other’s work rigorously, meet often at one of five partner meetings each year, and participate in webinars or one-on-one conversations for the purposes of sharing the knowledge and insights necessary to become and remain a world-class communication organization.
Visit www.iprex.com for more information.
16 E. 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Ken Makovsky, President & CEO
Headquartered in New York, with an owned office in Washington, D.C., Makovsky is a leading global independent integrated communications consultancy, building businesses and reputations with ideas that cross the boundaries of traditional, digital, social and experiential media.
Makovsky has specialties in Health, Financial & Professional Services, Technology and Energy & Sustainability. Our services include public relations, digital branding, social media, crisis communications, change management and investor relations.
In 2014, Makovsky won 39 company and campaign awards including the Bulldog Stars of PR Awards for “Agency Professional of the Year,” and the American Business Award for “Marketing Campaign of the Year” for health services and insurance. The firm has also been recognized for its “Overall Web Design” by the American Business Awards, “PR Firm of the Year” by PR News Elite Awards, “Healthcare Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report, and was ranked as one of the “Top Places to Work in PR” by PR News. The firm also won a PRSA Bronze Anvil, three PRSA Big Apple Awards, the Financial Communications Society Portfolio Award for client campaigns and multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies.
Makovsky is also founder of IPREX, the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies in more than 30 countries and 40 U.S. cities.
Subsidiary of Publicis Groupe S.A.
375 Hudson St., 14th Flr.
New York, NY 10014
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. With more than 3,500 people across close to 100 offices worldwide, MSLGROUP is also the largest PR network in fast-growing China and India, as well as Europe. The group offers strategic planning and counsel, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas — followed by thorough execution.
304 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Michael W. Kempner, President & CEO
MWWPR is a leading global independent communications agency. We specialize in public relations, public affairs and social media marketing strategies to help B2B and B2C companies engage, influence and build relationships with their key stakeholders. With a unique approach to PR, we focus on delivering communications strategies, creating awareness, managing reputation and changing perception. In doing so, we ensure that our clients Matter More™ to the audiences who matter most.
With offices operating in nine major cities around the world, our global network provides seamless support for clients, who range from national to international companies across a wide variety of market sectors.
The agency has deep expertise in consumer lifestyle marketing, corporate and brand reputation, crisis and issues management, government affairs, consumer and enterprise technology, digital and social media marketing, and data and analytics. Focus areas include media, advertising and technology, travel and tourism, corporate social responsibility, healthcare, financial services, wellness and nutrition communications, LGBT and entertainment public relations. We adopt an earned, shared, owned and paid approach to communications and work as an agency partner to deliver the best strategy and program execution to meet our client’s business and communications goals.
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.”
OGILVY PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Chocolate Factory
636 Eleventh Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Christopher Graves, Global CEO
Ogilvy Public Relations operates at the intersection of influencer management, behavior change and narrative to create, improve and amplify brand favorability and reputation. We do this through a deep understanding of how people form opinions and the social forces that “nudge” their behavior. Operating through our eight core practices, Ogilvy PR matches the client need with our staff expertise. Those clients include some of the world’s most admired brands and institutions, including DuPont, BP, Ford, LG Electronics and American Express as well as local companies in 85 offices around the world.
Ogilvy PR is the most global of all large PR networks, having been established more than 30 years ago in high-growth markets such as Asia where it is nearly twice the size of any other network. Unlike most public relations agencies, Ogilvy PR integrates its work deeply with the other Ogilvy & Mather disciplines from the outset, ensuring alignment and understanding of the brand, its ambition and its challenges, and leveraging shared research and knowledge.
Ogilvy PR helps its clients move beyond old world corporate communications into new forms of engagement via content sharing and employee story mining. Through its award winning content experts, Ogilvy PR crafts the right content for the right audience segment at the right time in traditional and social/digital media.
470 Park Ave. South
4th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
Steve Cody, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Partner & Mng. Dir.
Jackie Kolek, Partner & Mng. Dir.
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Mng. Dir.
Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic marketing and communications firm headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Boulder and London that listens first, last and always. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients’ needs as well as the wants and needs of their various audiences. That focus on listening before engaging (or creating) inspired not only our tagline: “Listen. Engage. Repeat.” but our strategic approach.
Our integrated team of specialists work together to create cohesive campaigns that leverage the right communications and marketing vehicles across all touch points. Our clients range from major household names and elite luxury brands to some of the world’s largest and highly regulated professional and financial services and industrial organizations. We have helped clients reposition and rebrand; launch entirely new brands and position global brands in the U.S. market; build websites and social strategies; launch content strategies; create brand experiences; drive executive visibility; prepare for and mitigate crises; engage key audiences and ultimately deliver results for our clients.
PUBLIC RELATIONS BOUTIQUES INTERNATIONAL
PR Boutiques International is an international network of small public relations firms led by highly experienced professionals. Network firms, which offer a comprehensive range of services, are carefully selected for membership. The network was founded in 2008 by boutique agency owners who realized that the strength and service differentiation they all had in common was the hands-on experience they offer clients from top-grade professionals (including themselves). The network has offices in 35 locations around the world to meet clients' needs for international service.
President: Paul Furiga, Wordwrite Communications, Pittsburgh
Vice President: Lee Weinstein, Weinstein PR, Portland, Ore.
Secretary: Judith Huss, Huss-PR-Consult, Munich
Treasurer: Joy Scott, Scott Public Relations, Los Angeles
Member-at-Large: Jeanette Darnauer, Darnauer Group Communications, Aspen, Colo.
PRBI North America
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Quebec: High View Communications
Phoenix: Decibel Blue; Impress Labs PR
Los Angeles: Scott Public Relations
San Francisco: Arieff Communications; Impress Labs PR
Aspen: Darnauer Group Communications; Durée & Company
Denver: Decibel Blue
Trumbull: Marx Communications
Bradenton: Blue Water Communications
Ft. Lauderdale: Durée & Company
Chicago: Scott Phillips + Associates, Inc.
Leawood: Hagen and Partners
Baltimore: Rotenberg Associates
Boston: Leinweber Associates
Minneapolis: Rotenberg Associates
New York: Bridge Global Strategies LLC; Red PR
Perrysburg: Blue Water Communications
Portland: Weinstein PR
Philadelphia: Metrospective Communications LLC
Pittsburgh: WordWrite Communications LLC
Dallas: Jessica Nunez PR
Houston: DoubleDimond Public Relations LLC
Vienna: Relations & Results
Seattle: Duo Public Relations
Media & Communications Strategies LLC
PRBI South America
São Paulo: Carla Bianchi
Dusseldorf: Vom Hoff Kommunication
Media & Communications Strategies LLC
Milan & Rome: Encanto PR
Warsaw: Warsaw Consultants
Grabs and Olten: TEAG Advisors AG
Brighton, England: Midnight Communications
Beijing: Geni-Plus PR Consulting Company
Kuala Lumpur: Russ Consulting
Singapore: Russ Consulting
SOUTH KOREA (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)
Seoul: C.J’s World (CJSW Public Relations)
PUBLIC RELATIONS GLOBAL NETWORK (PRGN)
1991 Crocker Road, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44145
440/617-0100 ext. 201
Edward Stevens, APR, President, PRGN; President, Stevens Strategic Communications, Inc.
Bahrenfelder Marktplatz 7
Hamburg, Germany 22761
+49 40 899 666 0
Fax: +49 40 899 666-99
Uwe Schmidt, Immediate Past President, PRGN; CEO, Industrie-Contact
The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) is “The World’s Local Agency.” More than 1,000 clients across six continents depend on the combined local resources of PRGN to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in more than 80 markets around the world. With revenues of more than $110 million (USD), PRGN is among the world’s top four public relations networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of 45 independent public relations firms and more than 1,000 communications professionals. Visit PRGN online at: www.prgn.com or call 877/900-3366.
PR World Alliance’s most recent general assembly meeting was held in
Istanbul, Turkey (at times afloat). Its 2015 meeting was held in Montreal, Canada.
PR WORLD ALLIANCE
Board of Directors:
Perran Ersu, Chairman (Turkey)
Henry Feintuch, Vice Chairman, (U.S.)
Catherine Kablé (France)
Anna Krajewska (Poland)
Lars-Ola Nordqvist (Sweden)
Helena Stamou (Greece)
PR World Alliance, headquartered in Canada, is an international network of premier independent communication consultancies. Member firms are carefully selected and represent established, respected and accomplished firms with a solid reputation for producing superior results for clients.
The key difference between PR World Alliance and other international groups is its individual and collective commitment to professionalism, integrity and the highest ethical standards. It is also the assurance that all client campaigns are overseen by the owners and senior practitioners of partner firms — from the smallest single country project to the most complex multinational campaigns.
The organization encompasses public and investor relations companies and offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia with offices and joint venture partners in China, Pakistan, India, Africa and beyond. The network continues to seek new members in strategic locations.
PR World Alliance provides clients with an extensive depth of knowledge in individual countries as well as a solid understanding of the dynamic multi-national marketplace. Members can be engaged for support of an individual event, an ongoing retainer relationship or a pan-continent campaign.
ROGERS & COWAN
PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tom Tardio, CEO
Rogers & Cowan is the leading entertainment marketing and PR agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Our International Film team works with filmmakers, producers, financiers, distributors, film commissions and filmmaking talent from around the world to spearhead their international publicity campaigns throughout the lifetime of their project. We provide clients with extensive knowledge of the U.S. and international film industries and have close relationships with leading distributors and media around the world.
Our team offers strategic counsel on the development and execution of corporate PR campaigns to position our clients’ within the film industry, manage international PR of theatrical film releases and promote foreign production facilities.
Additionally we manage media activities for our clients projects at major film festivals and markets, including Cannes, Venice, AFM, Mifed and MipTV as well as execute media and entertainment influencer outreach campaigns to build awareness and participation at film festivals and markets such as Edinburgh, Zurich, Krakow, Aruba, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago and Marche du Film.
RUDER FINN, INC.
301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO, Ruder Finn
Michael Schubert, Chief Innovation Officer, Ruder Finn
Jean-Michel Dumont, Chairman, Ruder Finn Asia
Nick Leonard, Managing Director, Ruder Finn UK
Louise Harris, Chief Global Strategist
As one of the largest independent global communications agencies, Ruder Finn is uniquely positioned to provide clients with global perspectives, insights and resources, yet offer localized knowledge of the markets that mean the most to our clients. One of the only communications agencies co-headquartered in New York and China, Ruder Finn brings a distinctive east-west perspective and a global understanding of the innovations and trends driving business. We are a creative agency that concentrates on activating transformational moments: large-scale high-impact creative campaigns for world-class companies who are transforming the way they do business, go to market and communicate with the people that matter most.
With more than 600 employees and 12 offices globally, many of our accounts require us to work in global teams across the U.S., Asia and Europe. Ruder Finn provides local hands-on experience and expertise of a local boutique agency across the agency’s four pillars — Health & Wellness, Corporate Reputation & Transformation, Technology & Innovation, and Consumer Connections — with expertise in corporate reputation and media counsel, healthcare communications, C-suite thought leadership, business transformation, financial communications, crisis and issues management, employee engagement, technology communications, community building, experiential marketing and in cause-related work. Our extensive portfolio of global clients enables growth both for our clients’ business and our own. Supporting all of our offerings is a consistent focus on digital content and strategy through our award-winning full-service digital practice, RFI Studios, which has approximately 85 employees globally in New York, San Francisco and China.
909 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Andy Polansky, CEO
Gail Heimann, President
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, PRWeek’s 2015 Global Agency of the Year and The Holmes Report’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 23 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and PRWeek in 2013 and 2014.
The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit www.webershandwick.com.
WORLDCOM PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10110
212/286-9550 (US and Canada)
Scott Chaikin, Group Chair
Tom Donoghue, Americas Region Chair
Patrik Schober, EMEA Region Chair
Niall Dologhan, APR Chair
Todd Lynch, Managing Director
Worldcom Public Relations Group utilizes a trusted global partnership of independent firms to help clients create the perfect solution to any PR challenge or opportunity, regardless of geography, industry or discipline required. Worldcom’s independently owned public relations firms boast 143 offices in 115 cities on six continents, approximately 2,000 total employees, and combined revenues of more than $288 million in 2014. The average tenure of Worldcom partners is 13 years. Whether seeking a single firm or creating the perfect solution/team through a collaboration of Worldcom partners, brands have access to seasoned professionals dedicated to providing creative, strategic solutions that deliver results. Our firms are accustomed to working together and provide agility, strong media and local influencer relationships, deep industry and discipline experience and the knowledge and willingness to provide thoughtful, objective, results-driven counsel. Learn more about Worldcom at www.worldcomgroup.com or call Todd Lynch at 1-800-955-9675.