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COSMO PUBLIC RELATIONS
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041
Ms. Kumi Sato, President & CEO
Mr. Paul Hasegawa, Chairman
Mr. Ryuji Kondoh, Account Director
COSMO is one of Japan’s foremost independent strategic communications consultancies. For 50 years, COSMO has used its global experience and domestic expertise to deliver communications solutions for multinational and Japanese companies. COSMO develops integrated campaigns involving media outreach, crisis and issues management, advocacy and public affairs, key opinion leader research, corporate positioning, consumer communications, corporate social responsibility, and the development of editorial materials.
Over the years, COSMO has been at the forefront of social and political developments, contributing to progress in the areas of healthcare, food and food sciences, and services.
COSMO was named Japanese Consultancy of the Year 2011 by the Holmes Report, and won the Asia-Pacific SABRE Award “Japan Campaign of the Year” for its American Medical Devices and Diagnostics Manufacturers’ Association (AMDD) public awareness program. In 2011, CEO Kumi Sato was awarded “The Gold Standard Award for Professional Excellence” and the Asia-Pacific SABRE Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement.”
Feintuch Communications’ JumpStart Global Advisors Subidiary
helps companies to internationalize into world markets including the U.S., Latin America and Scandinavia.
245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167
Henry Feintuch, President
International PR is rapidly becoming an oxymoron in the 21st century as businesses cope to make sense of the impact of the Internet, global wireless communications and increasingly common international travel.
Every local company can now be a player on the international scene – if they wish to be. We’ve successfully supported companies from more than 30 countries seeking to enter the U.S. market. We help all types of companies — b-to-b; b-to-c; and b-to-anything else — to adapt their brand and messages to local markets.
We help our clients to enter world markets with the resources of our global network — the PR World Alliance — a rapidly growing international alliance of premier independent communication consultancies which are particularly adept at coordinating multinational projects and programs.
For start-ups and multi-nationals targeting the U.S., Latin America, Scandinavia and beyond, 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/finanicial/accounting/HR and back-office support to recruitment, sales/distribution/channel and partnership development to localized marketing, branding and public relations.
MAYO helped coordinate Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) exhibiting at the the world's largest Pet Expo at the Orange County Fair grounds, which attracted 300,000 animal lovers and vendors.
7248 Bernadine Ave., 2nd Floor
West Hills (Los Angeles), CA 91307
Aida Mayo, President
George McQuade, Vice President
MAYO Communications International is based in LA with offices in New York, San Diego and international offices in Bern, Switzerland. Founded in 1995, MAYO has been offering high-tech, corporate, government and nonprofit clients’ social media and global branding services for more than a decade. Earlier this year Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL), which provides comfort and animal rescue for 60 SoCal animal shelters hired mayo to boost its international and social media platform, As a result they recently received a grant from The Jolie-Pitt Foundation, and are now finalists in 100 Toyota Car Giveaway contest. Toyota, with strict rules, will give away 100 vehicles to needy nonprofits that generate the most votes on the Facebook application page. MAYO is also providing international publicity as OBOL help lure support for another matching foundation. SafeMedia.com, Boca Raton, Fl., after hiring MAYO for an international education campaign for anti-piracy of movies, music and copyrighted materials Online, the software and hardware company is partnering with AT&T in the second phase of testing the technology. MAYO also piqued the interest of MPAA, RIAA and CSU system.
Grandmaster Greg Yau, creator of 100% Sunborn Natural Products Herbal Chi Balm has launched two more websites as a result of MAYO’s international campaign and social media buzz to attract customers. Singer, Songwriter Kristen Faulconer, Hollywood, CA, retained MAYO after becoming nominated as “2012 Best Independent Rock Artist” with the “Best Pop Song.” The global campaign sparked the interest of top DJ’s in Europe, who have remixed Faulconer’s songs, making them more popular there than in USA. Most recently Singer, Songwriter and Producer Junior Wright, Hollywood has retained MAYO to create an international buzz for his debut album, “Come to Me” on iTunes.com and Amazon.com, along with his new music video, “Private Dancer.” MAYO maintains two company sites, mayopr.com and lentertainmentpublicity.com. From high tech, nonprofit, celebrity charity to TV, Movies and entertainment clients, MAYO provides international brand awareness.
Subsidiary of Publicis Groupe S.A.
375 Hudson St, 14th Flr.
New York, NY 10014
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s flagship specialty communications, public relations and engagement network. The agency works as a trusted advisor, master storyteller and source for unbound creativity and value in the always-on conversation. MSLGROUP is the industry’s #4 largest global agency, the #5 agency in the U.S./Canada and the largest agency in both China and India. The regional network is known as MSLGROUP Americas.
The agency’s client roster includes Microsoft, GM and Eli Lilly. It supports and produces some of the most important, creative and exciting programs and events — Davos, e-G8 Forum, the Shanghai Expo. It handled the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet, and managed the launch of Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7. Its work with various household, oral care and digestive wellness brands has been award-winning.
The agency has eight global practice areas: Brand & Talent, Consumer, Events, Financial Communications, Healthcare, Public Affairs, Reputation Management & Corporate Communications and Social Media. The acquisition of Schwartz Communications, a powerhouse in technology enables MSLGROUP Americas to offer a leading technology capability and expertise. The agency also offers tremendous expertise in food and beverage.
OGILVY PUBLIC RELATIONS WORLDWIDE
The Chocolate Factory
636 Eleventh Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Christopher Graves, Global CEO
Ogilvy PR is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 80 markets across 50 countries. We blend proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. Founded in 1980, the company serves a full spectrum of corporations, industry trade associations, government agencies and not-for-profit clients through seven practice groups: consumer marketing, corporate, healthcare, public affairs, social marketing, technology and Social@Ogilvy, our global, cross-discipline team of social experts from across all of Ogilvy’s businesses.
One key to our success has been the ability to foster strong working relationships across office locations worldwide, so that the right skills and experience are brought to bear on every client program. This cross practice, cross office approach allows us to most effectively serve clients whose businesses are multinational in scope. Clients such as Ford, DuPont, Grohe, FM Global, Bulova, LG Electronics and Unilever have experienced the value in working with Ogilvy PR across multiple regions. More information is available at: www.ogilvypr.com
Owned by Omnicom
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Gary Stockman, CEO
Porter Novelli is one of the world’s leading public relations agencies, with a network of 90 offices spanning North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. For 40 years, Porter Novelli has been driving meaningful, measurable and transformative change for its clients. We began by applying marketing practices to communications aimed at solving public health and social issues and built programs to promote heart health, good nutrition, smoking cessation and more. By staying true to these values, our expertise has grown to include health care, food & nutrition, brand marketing, public affairs, corporate, technology and U.S. Hispanic marketing. Today, we pair insights and analytics to develop integrated ideas that transcend channel, discipline and border, and motivate audiences to change their behavior.
Porter Novelli has a track record of delivering consistent quality across the globe, building the right team for each client by tapping expertise from throughout the organization, regardless of geographic boundaries. Porter Novelli is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC). For more information visit www.porternovelli.com.
Several members of PRWA at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. Pictured are (L to R): Henry Feintuch, Daniel LaRouche, Peter Stanton, Lars-Ola Nordqvist, Perran Ersu and Peter Walker.
PR WORLD ALLIANCE
Board of Directors:
Peter V. Stanton, Chairman (U.S.)
Daniel LaRouche, Treasurer (Canada)
Perran Ersu, (Turkey)
Henry Feintuch, (U.S.)
Anna Krajewska, (Poland)
Josef Schiessl, (Germany)
Peter Walker, (U.K.)
PR World Alliance, founded in 1988 as European Communication Partners and recently merged with IPAN, is an international alliance of premier independent communication consultancies.
Our partners, each carefully selected, are established, respected and accomplished firms with a solid reputation for producing superior results for our clients.
The key difference between PR World Alliance and other public relations groups is our individual and collective commitment to professionalism, integrity and the highest ethical standards. It is also the assurance that all campaigns are overseen by the owners and senior practitioners of partner firms. That assurance applies to all client engagements — from the smallest project to the most complex multinational efforts.
PR World Alliance partners are active colleagues who work, interact and meet with each other on a regular basis. Our close working and personal relationships translate to the sharing of best practices, open collaboration and a level of trust and mutual respect that empowers and challenges us to deliver the best results for each of our clients.
PUBLIC RELATIONS GLOBAL NETWORK (PRGN)
1991 Crocker Road, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44145
440/617-0100 ext. 201
Edward Stevens, APR, President, Stevens Strategic Communications, Inc.
1388 Sutter Street, #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
415/561-0888 ext. 2308
David Landis, President, Landis Communications, Inc.
Celebrating 20 Years of Connected Thinking. Globally. More than 1,000 clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in more than 80 markets around the world. With revenues of more than $110 million (U.S.), PRGN is among the world’s top four public relations networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of 45 independent public relations firms, 50 offices and more than 900 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at: www.prgn.com.
ROGERS & COWAN
PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tom Tardio, CEO
Nikki Parker, EVP
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 and Marche du Film.
RUDER FINN, INC.
301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Louise Harris, Chief Global Strategist
Ruder Finn is a global agency, headquartered in New York with a major presence in China, the world’s second largest market for communications. The agency has a strategic focus on four areas of expertise: health & wellness, corporate and public trust, technology and innovation and consumer lifestyle, all underpinned with digital strategy and social media, offered through its in-house digital agency, RFI Studios. Specialized services include brand and corporate positioning, reputation management, public affairs, corporate social responsibility, senior executive communication and employee engagement with a particular focus on building confidence and credibility in times of change. Clients include Abbott, American Urology Association Foundation, Avon, AstraZeneca, Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caribou Coffee, Citi, Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation, Emirates, ESPN, Experian, Infor, Johnson & Johnson, Jumeirah Group, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Moet Hennessy Diageo, Novartis, PepsiCo, PPR, Roche Genentech, Shire, Sony, The Volkswagen Group and Visa. The agency has offices in New York, Basel, Beijing, Boston, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington DC.
16 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BX
Jim Weiss, Chairman and CEO
Gail Cohen, Global Practice Leader
Christine Tadgell, Managing Dir.
WCG is an independent, global agency specialising in healthcare communications. WCG draws on a full cadre of communications services including internal; corporate; advocacy; digital; product; editorial; creative; med comms; market access; and issues management to create customized solutions to meet our clients’ needs. The value WCG brings to its client partners is enhanced by the deep analytical approach applied to each assignment.
The leaders we attract have extensive experience, being recognised for best practice client work.
They have enduring relationships with their clients, industry leaders and key stakeholders within multiple disciplines, healthcare practices, cultures, and geographies.
WCG London opened in May 2008 to expand global, European and UK business and just three years later, we were recognised by the Global SABRE Awards as the 2011 International Healthcare Consultancy of the Year. In 2012, WCG ranked 87 in the PR Week League Table and was listed among the “Ones to Watch.”
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Harris Diamond, CEO
Jack Leslie, Chairman
Andy Polansky, President
Jill Murphy, Chief Business Development Officer
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 81 countries around the world. The firm’s reputation is built on its deep commitment to client service, creativity, collaboration and engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation.
Weber Shandwick works with governments and multilateral institutions on global issues such as development, foreign policy, climate, security and defense. The firm also advises multinational corporations, foundations and NGOs in support of their global agendas. Weber Shandwick global network includes strong public affairs teams in the world’s leading political, media and financial centers.
Weber Shandwick’s has been awarded numerous industry honors, which include being named Advertising Age’s Agency of the Decade and a 2012 CSR A-List agency by PR News. The firm has also been recognized as a “best place to work” around the world and the agency’s client initiatives have been internationally acclaimed. Weber Shandwick is a unit of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG), which is among the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organizations.
PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1010
New York, NY 10110
(US and Canada)
Dorothy Pirovano, APR, Chair, Americas Region
Corinna Voss, Group Chair
Daisy M. Guthin, APR, Chief Operating Officer
Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations firms with 107 offices in 96 cities in 47 countries on 6 continents, more than 1,900 employees, and combined revenues of more than US $227 million in 2011.
Through Worldcom the strongest, most capable independent firms serve national, international and multi-national clients while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies.
Worldcom firms’ clients have on-demand access to indepth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate. Worldcom is an invaluable source for the local advantage, worldwide.
CREATIVE CONSUMER RESEARCH
3945 Greenbriar Drive
Stafford, TX 77477
Patricia Pratt, President
With offices located in ethnically diverse cities of Houston and Phoenix, CCRT offers complete field service covering Texas, Arizona and the surrounding areas. Large conference-style focus group rooms with one-way mirrors and large client viewing rooms. Taste tests, telephone interviewing, executive surveys, mall intercepts, door to door interviewing, mystery shops, store audits, and computer capabilities available. Bilingual interviewing, moderators, and translators are available. CCR also offers project management for multiple city projects. Over 20 years research experience within the Hispanic/Latino community.
Hunter Public Relations has worked with Ketel One Vodka to partner with Hispanic organizations in the entertainment industry. The brand sponsored the NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) National Conference and supports Cinema Tropical, a nonprofit committed to showcasing Latin films and filmmakers
in the U.S. It also hosts events leveraging Hispanic filmmakers through film screenings in New York City. Shown here, guests at a Cinema Tropical post-screening reception co-hosted by Ketel
One and the MoMA.
HUNTER PUBLIC RELATIONS
41 Madison Avenue, 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10010
Grace Leong, Managing Partner
Gigi Garcia Russo, Partner
Annette González-Malkin, Vice President, Hispanic Strategies & Solutions
Hispanics are now the largest minority group in this country. This segment — one out of every six Americans and growing — holds one trillion dollars of buying power in the U.S., and marketing to U.S. Hispanics has become essential for many companies to meet their business objectives. One size does not fit all for this diverse and evolving community, however. Hunter Public Relations’ Hispanic Strategies and Solutions department is dedicated to helping our large national consumer products clients segment these key consumers, develop traditional, social and digital media-based programs to reach them, and create culturally relevant content that will resonate with them.
As a division of one of the most recognized mid-sized firms in consumer marketing communications, Hunter PR’s Hispanic Strategies & Solutions group offers a full roster of services to reach Hispanic consumers, such as basic translation, targeted media relations, social media marketing, influencer seeding, celebrity relationships and large-scale consumer events.
INTERVIEWING SERVICE OF AMERICA
15400 Sherman Way, 4th Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Michael Halberstam, President
Founded in 1982, Interviewing Service of America (ISA) has become one of the largest market research data collection and processing firms in the US. To date, we have conducted Quantitative and Qualitative multicultural and multilingual research projects in 67 languages, worldwide. Industries served include Automotive, CPG, Healthcare, fast food, entertainment, radio and TV advertising, public relations and universities. We are acknowledged as experts in the Asian and Hispanic American communities having won three awards for our research. ISA has offices around the USA, Canada and India with three telephone centers and two focus group facilities in Los Angeles. We are the co-owners of the Asian American Marketing Report, a one-of-a-kind, ongoing syndicated survey that compares the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, Hispanic and African American communities with the general population.
MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS
333 N. New River Drive East
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Arminda “Mindy” Figueroa, Founder & President
Five years ago, I launched Latin2Latin Marketing + Communications (L2L), a boutique Hispanic agency that offers clients quick to market solutions with an eye toward ROI.
With offices in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, L2L bridges the gap for general market companies targeting Latino consumers as well as Latino organizations seeking to widen their audience. Because of our depth of experience and portfolio of capabilities, we provide clients with a powerful, 360 degree marketing communications strategy that includes everything from business development and public relations to social media outreach and talent management among others.
Over the years, our client roster has grown to include such leading organizations as: The Mount Sinai Hospital; UBS; Kindercare, Scholastic, among others. We’re pleased to be celebrating our 5th anniversary and we continue to live by our motto, “happy customers equal loyal customers.” Learn more about us at www.latin2latin.com.
Lisa Skriloff, President of Multicultural Marketing Resources, Inc.
150 West 28th St., Ste. 1501
New York, NY 10001
Lisa Skriloff, President
Multicultural Marketing Resources, (www.multicultural.com) is a premier multicultural and PR consulting firm. We work with corporations, PR firms and mainstream & ethnic media journalists and specialize in promoting multicultural marketing & diversity news. Lisa Skriloff, formerly of the New York Times and Caballero Spanish Radio, founded the company in 1994.
Our clients are the nation’s leading PR and communication firms who specialize in marketing to cultural and niche markets, including Hispanic, Asian American, African American, women, people with disabilities and GLBT consumers. We also work with PR departments at corporations to help them get the word out about their multicultural marketing and diversity news.
Our free email newsletter, MMRNews (sign up at multicultural.com/mail_list_sign_up) is distributed to two audiences: multicultural marketing industry professionals and journalists and offers news and information of interest to marketers targeting ethnic consumers.
MMRNews is a great business development and marketing tool for those companies looking to get in front of corporate and agency marketing and advertising professionals handling multicultural budgets as well as reporters. You can submit your news for distribution at multicultural.com/services/mmr_news.
We also publish an annual directory “The Source Book of Multicultural Experts,” with profiles of multicultural PR and communication companies. The book’s online equivalent, Experts Directory (available at www.multicultural.com/sourcebook/sourcebook_companies) is continually updated with profiles of other multicultural marketing and PR experts. You can join the online directory at www.multicultural.com/sourcebook/get_listed.
For marketing executives, we provide information on reaching multicultural and lifestyle consumer markets, as well as contacts for potential partnerships. We write presentations on multicultural marketing/diversity, create reports on best practices in your industry and others, deliver seminars/training sessions with guest speakers to your marketing staff and plan events. We help companies with expertise in marketing to ethnic consumers gain visibility among executives at corporations who oversee multicultural marketing budgets and journalists who seek diverse sources.
We connect our clients with ethnic, mainstream and trade press looking for sources for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as for year-round coverage of a diverse America. We also provide the press with demographic information and insights into best practices and trends.
OPEN CHANNELS GROUP
101 Summit Ave., Suite 208
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Tonya Veasey, Malizy Scruggs and Chris Turner, Principals
Open Channels Group (OCG) is a full-service public relations agency specializing in public participation, multicultural and digital communications. As one of the largest minority-owned public relations agencies in Texas, OCG values collaborative partnerships with its clients.
OCG combines forward-thinking strategies and deep audience understanding to help clients connect with diverse communities and markets across the U.S. in a culturally relevant way.
Services: multicultural communications, cultural audits, research, media relations, blogger outreach, consumer awareness, graphic design, digital/social media and message development.
Clients include: Cook Children’s Health Care System, Fleishman-Hillard, Freese & Nichols, Inc., HNTB Corporation, Main Event Entertainment.
RL PUBLIC RELATIONS +
11835 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
27 West 24th St., Ste. 901
New York, NY 10010
Roxana Lissa, CEO
Melissa Smith, Executive VP
Creative, strategic and seasoned, RL Public Relations + Marketing (RLPR) is a leading, bicoastal independent Hispanic PR agency in the United States. Founded by Roxana Lissa in 1996 when Hispanic marketing was just becoming a considerable business opportunity in the U.S., RLPR specializes in developing and driving ground-breaking, strategic marketing communications programs for its stellar roster of clients. The agency is known for creating campaigns that are built on relevant Hispanic cultural insights, and not based upon generalizations. These communications programs are fully integrated and encompass all of the tactics necessary to connect with and motivate the diverse Latino population in the U.S. through grassroots mobilization, media relations, social media engagement, events and community outreach. Sportivo, RLPR’s Hispanic Sports division, helps brands engage and connect with the dynamic Latino sports fan. RLPR and Sportivo’s current client roster includes Nike, Ford, Delta Air Lines, The Getty Museum, GOT MILK? and The National Honey Board.