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O'Dwyer's May '18 PR Firm Rankings Magazine

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Our May issue contains our annual ranking of PR firms.

The firms included in our rankings have meet stringent standards. We require W-3 forms to validate revenue and require employee numbers, lists of accounts, and other fee-related information.

We rank public relations firms along a wide range of criteria. Since PR firms differ greatly from one another, we rank them by specialy—from healthcare PR to travel and tech public relations. To account for geographical differences, we also rank PR firms by location—from New York PR firms to agencies in Washington, DC and Chicago.

O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 32nd year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.


Profiles of Top PR Firms:

5W Public Relations

230 Park Ave., 32nd floor
New York, NY 10169
212/999-5585
Fax: 646/328-1711
info@5wpr.com
www.5wpr.com

Ronn D. Torossian, Pres. & CEO
Dara Busch, Matthew Caiola, Exec. VPs

Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.

Our 150 tenacious and creative communications practitioners develop and execute creative campaigns that connect our clients with their target audiences in memorable ways. Every aspect of our programs is designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.

5WPR’s diverse roster of clients includes Sparkling ICE, All-Clad, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter, The Trade Desk, Wendy Williams and Zeta Global. Our innovative programs have received recognition and we have won many awards including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.

Clients: Aerosoles, All-Clad Metalcrafters, Ashley Stewart, BornFree, Bowlmor AMF, Camp Bow Wow, CheapOAir.com, Crepe Erase, Decléor, Diono, Duane Reade, Ethique, Empire Government Strategies, FULLBEAUTY Brands, Gray Line New York, GoHealth, Hess Toy Trucks, IMUSA USA, Indie Beauty Expo, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter, JustWorks, KRUPS, Lenda, Lifestyles Condoms, Loews Hotels, McDonald’s, Medifast, Millennium Hotels, Patina Restaurant Group, Payoneer, Publisher’s Clearing House, Purity Vodka, Rowenta, RxAdvance, SAP NS2, Servcorp, SMEG, Sparkling ICE by Talking Rain, Spring Owl Asset Management Storyblocks, Sure Fit, T-Fal, The Jackie Robinson Foundation, The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, The Peebles Corp., The Trade Desk, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Wendy Williams, Inc., Zeta Global and ZICO Coconut Water.



360PR+

200 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
617/585-5770
Fax: 617/585-5789
www.360PR.plus
www.twitter.com/360PRplus
www.linkedin.com/company/360prplus

Additional locations: NYC, San Francisco, CA

Laura Tomasetti, CEO
Rob Bratskeir, EVP
Matthew Lenig, Creative Director
Stacey Clement, Kalley Jolly, Caitlin Melnick, Victoria Renwick, Michael Rush, SVPs
Jenni Brennan, Melinda Bonner, Ali Kavulich, Sean McNair, VPs
Melissa Perroni, Employee Engagement Director

Born in the digital age, 360PR+ is perfectly built for today’s rapidly evolving consumer and communications worlds. As a consumer specialist agency, we’re constantly thinking about how to build, engage and mobilize consumer audiences and do precisely that for category-leading and challenger brands. We are media-agnostic, holistic marketers, offering clients the industry’s very best talent in the areas of earned media, influencer programming, social media strategy, digital activations and experiential events. Our highly creative and collaborative team members, including a hands-on senior team, are all in with our clients every day, producing business-driving results.

360PR+ has been recognized as an Agency of the Year and Best Place to Work, and is a member of PROI Worldwide, the largest global partnership of independent PR firms.

Clients: Avis, Cars.com, Continental Mills, Drizly, Eagle Foods, Gerber Childrenswear, Giant Food, Harpoon, Harvest Hill Beverage Company, Hasbro, HomeAway, Honeywell Home Environment, illy, Jelly Belly, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lightlife Foods, Meredith Publishing, Nasoya, National Geographic, National Institution of Yerba Mate, Nintendo, Peapod, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Safety 1st, Sagamore Spirits, Stonyfield Organic, Tommee Tippee, Travelpro, Vida Shoes International, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Walkers Shortbread, WellPet and Wolverine Worldwide.



Akrete, Inc.

Chicago, IL (Aon Center)
Evanston, IL (CoLab Evanston)
Boston, MA (Post Office Square)
www.Akrete.com
Twitter: @TeamAkrete
LinkedIn.com/company/akrete
Facebook.com/TeamAkrete

Margy Sweeney, Founder & CEO (margy@akrete.com)
Nicole Stenclik, Vice President, Boston (nicole@akrete.com)
Renata Pasmanik, Marketing (renata@akrete.com)

A boutique national content marketing and public relations firm, we articulate and promote business growth stories. We specialize in business launches and major expansions, financial services and commercial real estate. We write to inspire individual people to action: clients, prospects, media and influencers alike. We speak the language of business — and can translate to B2H (Business to Human) in ways that connect investors, clients and companies in growth mode.

No subject matter is too complex, no growth vision too expansive for #TeamAkrete’s 20+ person team of senior storytellers. Our services range from thought leadership to digital consulting, media and public relations to CEO counsel and social media strategy. Our vibrant, strategy-shaped marketing, ghostwriting and public relations campaigns are delivered with high-touch service, and attention to timelines that accelerate business. Accept no substitute for strong content; our team can make your ideas come alive and help you achieve meaningful media coverage.



APCO Worldwide

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
202/778-1000
Fax: 202/466-6002
information@apcoworldwide.com www.apcoworldwide.co

APCO Worldwide is a global communications consultancy based in Washington, D.C. and operating in more than 80 markets. APCO brings a campaign mindset and the latest in digital tools to help corporations, nations and organizations enact change and make an impact for themselves and the world around them. For more than 30 years, APCO’s work has improved reputations and bottom lines; created and protected jobs; shaped issues important to society; improved workplaces and communities; gained visibility for and gave voice to those who may not typically be heard; and much more. Simply put, our work has impact, is meaningful, solves problems and creates opportunities. APCO is a proud majority-employee and women owned business.



ARPR

675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Suite 9800
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.arpr.com
Twitter & IG: @ar__pr
Linkedin: Linkedin.com/company/arpr
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARPRLLC/

Additional locations: New Orleans, San Francisco

Anna Ruth Williams, CEO
Blair Broussard, SVP
Renee Spurlin, VP of Analytics and Digital Marketing
Evan Goldberg, VP of Client Service

The ARPR team’s culture is rooted in a simple motto: Believe the best IN each other. Want the best FOR each other. Expect the best FROM each other.

Founded in 2012 and built from the ground floor up, ARPR has always been a different agency — one fueled by a culture and an approach that works for both clients and employees. Today, ARPR is one of the fastest growing tech PR and integrated communications agencies in the U.S. — growing by double digits year over year and earning a reputation for creatively telling high-impact stories that intersect technology, innovation and business.

In 2016, ARPR earned recognition as one of PR News’ Top Places to Work, and was named Bulldog Reporter’s Technology Agency of the Year. The agency followed up by generating quality results to be named a Top Tech Agency by O’Dwyer’s PR in 2017 as well. With over 35 awards on its shelf, ARPR’s dynamic approach to client service tightly integrates media relations, social media, content marketing and lead generation and pushes the limits of what a PR firm can truly achieve. Just like its tech clients, ARPR is always focused on PRopelling what’s possible.



Backbay Communications

20 Park Plaza, Suite 801
Boston, MA 02116
617/391-0790
www.backbaycommunications.com

14-16 Great Chapel Street
London, W1F 8FL
+44 (0) 203 475 7552

Bill Haynes, President & CEO

BackBay Communications: Financial Services PR and Integrated Marketing Specialists

BackBay Communications is an integrated public relations and content marketing firm focused on the financial services sector, with special expertise in the private equity, asset management and fintech industries. With fifteen employees, and offices in Boston and London, BackBay is a specialty agency serving companies across the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, leveraging global partners.

BackBay takes a brand-centric, content-driven approach to developing and executing market positioning and integrated communications programs for financial services firms including marketing strategy, content development, media relations, brand research and message development, creative design and multi-channel distribution of company news and perspectives to build brand awareness, credibility and drive new business for our clients.

Solely focused on financial services since its founding in 2005, BackBay has unparalleled industry expertise and strong relationships with the major business and financial trade media. A boutique agency, every client account is staffed with senior team members dedicated to providing clients a high-touch, results-oriented experience.

BackBay was recently ranked #1 in Boston for financial services PR by O’Dwyers for the second year in a row and was recognized in late 2017 as Communications Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor. BackBay also consistently ranks as a top ten global PR Agency in The Deal’s private equity league tables.



Bateman Group

1550 Bryant St., #450
San Francisco, CA 94103
415/503-1818
info@bateman-group.com
www.bateman-group.com
www.bateman-group.com/banter

Fred Bateman, CEO and Founder
Bill Bourdon, Partner & Pres.
Shannon Hutto, Exec. VP & Gen. Mgr.
Paula Cavagnaro, Syreeta Mussante, Exec. VPs
Elinor Mills, Sr. VP of Content
Rachael Cassidy, Ben Friedland, Kerry Tescher, VPs
Jennifer Steinle, VP of Operations
James Niccolai, Marc Samson, Dirs. of Content
Victoria Butler, Mina Manchester, Jen Woods, Acct. Dirs.
Elise Chambers, Candice DeForest, Katie Garagozzo, Nikki Garcia, Elena Keamy, Chrissy Lee, Alexis Meisels, Adam Pryor, Katie Sullivan, Scott Westover, Acct. Mgrs.

45 Main St., #718
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347/410-7983

Tyler Perry, Partner & Gen. Mgr.
Hugh Collins, Sarah Spitz, Amy Ziari, VPs
Chris Heine, Dir. of Content & Media Strategy
Lauren Scherr, Dir. of Content
Grace Emery, Acct. Dir.
Hanna Johnson, Jordyn Lee, Puneet Sandhu, Acct. Mgrs.

Bateman Group’s Bill Bourdon, Partner and President; Fred Bateman, CEO and Founder; and Tyler Perry, Partner and GM of New York City.

Bateman Group is a content-led PR agency focused on helping technology companies at every stage make a positive impact on the way we live and work. We believe crafting these stories requires a different way of thinking about PR and an exceptional team capable of delivering on its powerful possibilities. We’re distinguished by our people-first culture and progressive workplace policies, allowing us to maintain one of the highest employee retention averages in the industry — 90 percent on average since inception.

Bateman Group has a very well-defined, distinctive company culture. The agency’s motto is “Invest in Team First” — in other words, to deliver exceptional client service and award-winning work, the agency first must invest in its people. While fast growth often comes at the cost of employee turnover, Bateman Group has grown an average of 33 percent for the last three years with an average employee retention rate of 90 percent — among the highest in the industry.



Beehive Strategic Communication

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

Lisa Hannum, President & CEO
Becky McNamara, CFO
Nicki Gibbs, Senior Vice President
Ayme Zemke, Senior Vice ­President
Rebecca Martin, Vice President

Beehive Strategic Communication uses the power of communication to build better businesses for a better world. Our energized culture fuels fresh insights, creative strategies and meaningful connections that create enduring value for our clients.

Beehive’s team of senior strategists and savvy specialists bring curiosity and optimism to everything we do. We have partnered with businesses locally, globally and in virtually every industry. That shortens our learning curve. And we have especially deep experience in the education, financial services, healthcare, and retail and consumer industries.

Our expertise includes research, communication strategy, brand positioning, employee engagement and internal communication, public relations, social and digital marketing, and crisis communication.



Blaze PR

1427 Third Street Promenade, Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310/395-5050
mkovacs@blazepr.com
www.blazepr.com

Matt Kovacs, President

BLAZE is the go-to PR agency for lifestyle brands hungry for a real piece of the marketshare. Fresh and seasoned, our boutique agency is comprised of veteran practitioners who stay one step ahead of trends and will not rest on the laurels of past successes. Our media strategies are meaty, creative and on-point because they are backed by a thoughtful process that considers the particular world of each brand.

Recent Awards: PR Week, Best Places to Work; LA Business Journal, Best Places to Work; One Planet Awards, Gold — PR Campaign of the Year; One Planet Awards, Bronze — Product Launch of the Year

Clients include: AmaWaterways, Chronic Tacos, ESPN, Fragrant Jewels, Heat Holders, Marriott Hotels, Melora Manuka, Naked Nutrition, NutraWise, Omax Health, Pathobiome, Performance Bike, Santa Barbara Airport, Simon Malls, Spectrum Sports, Weihenstephan and Woodside Homes.



Bliss Integrated Communication
Member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group

500 5th Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10110
212/840-1661
Fax: 212/840-1663
www.blissintegrated.com

Elizabeth Sosnow, Meg Wildrick, Mng. Partners
Cortney Stapleton, Partner
Michael Roth, Partner, Healthcare
Vicky Aguiar, SVP
Alexis Odesser, Greg Hassel, Julia Mellon, Keri Toomey, Reed Handley, Sally Slater, Liz Deforest, VPs

Bliss Integrated Communication is a 42-year old integrated marketing communication agency that partners with top-tier healthcare, financial and professional services companies — and those who live “in between” — to build reputation and sales through strategic PR, thought leadership, targeted digital media and analytics. Bliss focuses on finding the whitespace that makes each business unique, driving toward business goals and securing real results. Clients include some of the most respected names in the industries served; average tenure among large clients is eight-plus years. What sets Bliss apart is its dedicated and experienced executives, an understanding of how to forge deep, long-lasting client partnerships and an unwavering commitment to success.

Want to learn more? Contact us at elizabeth@blissintegrated.com.



Boardroom Communications Inc.

1776 No. Pine Island Rd., #320
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322
954/370-8999
donsil@boardroompr.com
www.boardroompr.com

Julie Talenfeld, Pres.
Don Silver, COO
Todd Templin, Exec. VP
Caren Berg, Sr. VP
Jennifer Clarin, Michelle Griffith, VPs

Boardroom Communications is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency delivering results for many of Florida’s most successful professionals, corporations, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. Now in our 29th year, we leverage the skills and connections of our staff, which includes former journalists, seasoned PR and marketing professionals — to secure earned media. Clients turn to us when they want creative solutions to increase visibility, establish credibility and ultimately make their phones ring.

Boardroom Communications helps bridge traditional and new media to generate newspaper, magazine, trade journal, radio, television and online coverage. Our digital expertise includes website development, blog and social media management and email campaigns. Perhaps most important in today’s Internet-driven economy, our online campaigns incorporate online research, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) and online reputation management (ORM). We offer full-service branding capabilities consisting of logo, ad and collateral materials design, copywriting and video production. With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa, we are positioned to serve clients across Florida and beyond.



Bravo Group, Inc.

20 N. Market Square, #800
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717/214-2200
Fax: 717/214-2205
bravogroup.us
twitter.com/bravogroup
facebook.com/BravoGroup
instagram.com/bravo_group

Additional Offices: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

Chris Bravacos, President & CEO
Dennis Walsh, President, Government Relations
Topper Ray, President, Communications
Megan Madsen, VP, Communications

As one of the leading independent PR firms in the country, Bravo Group can help you win tough fights anywhere.

When you’re doing everything right but you’re still not winning, you turn here.

We work on behalf of companies and causes where government and public opinion affect business and organization objectives. We focus on winning to help clients recognize the fight they are in. Whether it be a short-term challenge or long-term problem, we bring together dynamic skills and do everything possible to help our clients win.

Our people come from marketing, public relations, political campaigns, digital analytics, research, digital and broadcast journalism, and government. We win because we deliver a superior, choreographed approach using advanced strategies and tools to overcome even the most difficult public challenges.

Partial Client Roster: Aqua, American Cancer Society, Christiana Care, Comcast Cable, Delaware Healthcare Assn., Genentech, Hospital & Healthsystem Assn. of Pennsylvania (HAP), Mercy Ships, New Jersey Resources, Pennsylvania Dept. of the Treasury, Pennsylvania Turnpike, PhRMA, PPL, Transource, The Food Trust, UPMC and Williams.



The Buzz Agency

104 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
101 Bradley Place, Suite 208
Palm Beach, FL 33480
855/525-2899
tba@thebuzzagency.net
thebuzzagency.net

Julie Mullen, Co-Founder & Partner
Elizabeth Kelley Grace, Co-Founder & Partner

The Buzz Agency is an energetic, forward-thinking, women-owned communications firm with offices in Delray Beach and Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 2009 by South Florida-based industry leaders Julie Mullen and Elizabeth Kelley Grace, The Buzz Agency employs a team of dynamic professionals with collective know-how to manage PR, social media and community engagement for a variety of clients, regionally and nationally. The Buzz team has generated impressive, award-winning results for clients in industries such as commercial and residential development, travel/hospitality, restaurant/retail, corporate/general business and not-for-profits.

Clients include Aviation Week Events, Hair Club, Discover The Palm Beaches, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach, Delray Open (ATP Tennis), Chris Evert Charities Celebrity Tournament, Boca Raton Championship (PGA Champions Tour), Boca West Country Club, Big Time Restaurant Group, among others.



CooperKatz & Company Inc.

205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
917/595-3030
Fax: 917/326-8997
www.cooperkatz.com

CooperKatz & Company is an award-winning public relations agency headquartered in New York City, proudly serving a national client base across diverse industry sectors.

We combine the muscle of a global agency with the care of a smaller firm. Our six integrated service areas are public relations, strategy and consulting, social media and influencer relations, content marketing, events and a full Creative Services studio. We have deep expertise in such specialized areas as crisis communications, media and presentation skills training, video production and more.

Clients include such top brands as Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fiserv. Numerous awards include “Agency of the Year” in our size category from The Holmes Report and “Best Places to Work in New York City” from Crain’s New York Business.

CooperKatz is a member of the PR Council and the Public Relations Global Network, a consortium of 50 independent agencies from markets around the world.



Coyne Public Relations

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

Additional Office:
1400 Broadway, 36th & 37th floors
New York, NY 10018
212/938-0166

Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, John Gogarty, Presidents
Kelly Dencker, Jennifer Kamienski, Tim Schramm, Lisa Wolleon, Executive Vice Presidents

As one of the Top 10 Independent PR Firms in the U.S., Coyne PR delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking and activation capabilities to effectively convey messages across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 900 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being named the 2016 Best Agency to Work For Globally by The Holmes Report.

Spanning 20 industry verticals, Coyne’s client roster includes many of the most respected companies in the world and those who want to be, including The Walt Disney Company, Hard Rock International, Shell Oil, Chrysler, Timberland, Pfizer, VTech, Allergan and the United States Golf Association, among others. In addition to its offices in New York and New Jersey, the agency’s footprint spans across 115 cities, in 49 countries on six continents through its partnership in The Worldcom Public Relations Group®.



Crosby

705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
410/626-0805
www.crosbymarketing.com

Raymond Crosby, President
Joel Machak, Executive Creative Director
Denise Aube, Healthcare Practice Leader
Meredith Williams, Government Practice Leader
Pam Atkinson, Director of Connection Planning
Suresh John, Director of Digital Strategy & Analytics
Lindsey Goebel, Director of Content Marketing

Crosby President & CEO Raymond Crosby with members of the firm’s leadership.

The Crosby team is passionate about helping clients Inspire Actions That Matter™ — actions that positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good.

Crosby helps clients make powerful connections with their customers, constituents and communities to shape attitudes, inspire behavior change, and motivate action. The firm’s award-winning campaigns, which integrate paid, earned, shared and owned media, have touched the lives of virtually every American.

The firm has specialized practices in Healthcare, Government, and Nonprofits & Causes. Clients include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Kidney Fund, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), EPA ENERGY STAR program, Kaiser Permanente, Military OneSource, Pacific Western Bank, Qlarant, Social Security Administration, USDA, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, and The Wallace Foundation.

Crosby is #28 on O’Dwyer’s national ranking of PR firms, #7 for healthcare PR, and is a member of the PR Council and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As). The firm has offices in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. To see case studies and capabilities, visit www.crosbymarketing.com.



Dale Curtis Communications LLC

1120 G Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
202/495-3700
www.dalecurtiscommunications.com
info@dalecurtiscommunications.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dalecurtiscomm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaleCurtisCommunications/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalecurtis/

Dale Curtis, Founder & CEO
Marsha Smith, Director of Operations

The Dale Curtis Team. (L to R) Breyana Franklin, Ram Uppuluri, Dale Curtis, Marsha Smith.

Founded in 2009, Dale Curtis Communications helps companies and causes advance their public affairs agendas through strategic, integrated communications in Washington, DC and beyond.

DCC provides public-affairs-oriented PR and content services to a variety of clients in sectors including technology, telecommunications, public safety, DC affairs, and nonprofit issues. Each client benefits from a customized, integrated strategy and action plan.

Our team offers decades of experience in senior positions in Congress, the White House, Executive Branch, local government, business, nonprofits, and the media.

In-house specialties include strategic counsel and planning, messaging and content, news media relations, digital media, graphic design, video, and events. We also maintain a network of adjunct professionals in a variety of disciplines who can be activated as needed.

Clients have included IPC-The Electronics Association; BSA-The Software Alliance; the High-Tech Digital TV Coalition; InterDigital; LyondellBasell; NASSCOM; NENA-The 9-1-1 Association; SAP America; SAP National Security Services; and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA).



Davies

808 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805/963-5929
jboisvert@daviespublicaffairs.com
www.DaviesPublicAffairs.com

Los Angeles
310/395-9510

Washington, D.C.
202/580-8930

John Davies, CEO
Taylor Canfield, President
Joshua Boisvert, EVP

Creating wins for clients facing public opposition and major crises for 35 years.

Davies is a full-service strategic and crisis communications agency that employs insightful public opinion research to craft thought-provoking materials that share client stories. We uncover and motivate vocal public support, soothe crisis and thwart opposition through hands-on community activation and thoughtful strategy.

Davies delivers the power of public support for clients engaged in local, state, and federal environmental regulatory permitting battles and land use entitlement challenges.

When trouble strikes, Davies manages crisis response with focused management, message driven communications and strategic planning that calms the media and public storm.



Development Counsellors International (DCI)

215 Park Ave. South, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10003
212/725-0707
www.aboutdci.com

Regional Offices: Denver; Los Angeles; Toronto

Karyl Leigh Barnes, President, Tourism Practice
Julie Curtin, President, Economic Development Practice
Andrew Levine, Chairman
Carrie Nepo, Chief Financial Officer

One Agency. Two Specialized Practice Areas. Established in 1960, Development Counsellors International (DCI) focuses exclusively on economic development and tourism marketing. During the last half century, we have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries to help them attract business investment, visitors and talent. Experts in economic development marketing and lead generation, DCI knows how to elevate your community’s image, increase project inquiries and help you create new investment opportunities and good jobs for your citizens. Our tourism marketing team partners with destinations to increase leisure, corporate and association visitor arrivals and spending. How? By winning the support of key influencers — media, digital influencers, meeting planners and the travel trade. Our goal always? Combine smart strategy with the right tactics to deliver powerful results.

DCI is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide, a network of 46 agencies in 29 countries.



Dukas Linden Public Relations

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

Richard Dukas, Chmn. & CEO
Seth Linden, Pres.
Zach Leibowitz, Exec. VP

Dukas Linden Public Relations (DLPR) is a communications partner for leaders in finance, asset management, professional services, fintech and B2B technology. We create compelling narratives that expand our clients’ share of voice, enhance their brand value and — most important — engage key audiences in a global marketplace.

We’re driven by a passion to deliver targeted strategies and creative solutions that provide measurable benefits to clients — and help their businesses grow and succeed. Our full suite of integrated communications services includes: comprehensive messaging and media relations across multiple platforms, content development, crisis and special situations communications, online reputation management and internal communications.

We serve clients globally through a strategic partnership with one of the U.K.’s ten largest PR firms.

DLPR’s clients include both well-known and emerging companies in key areas of finance, including: mutual funds, ETFs, wealth management, hedge funds and private equity, institutional investing, and investment banking. DLPR’s has proven professional services experience within accounting, business consulting, compliance, cybersecurity, economics, risk management, management consulting and law. DLPR also has strong experience in fintech and B2B technology.



Edelman

250 Hudson St., 16th Flr.
New York, NY 10013
212/768-0550
Fax: 212/704-0117
www.edelman.com

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.



Fahlgren Mortine

4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
614/383-1500
Fax: 614/383-1501
www.fahlgrenmortine.com

Neil Mortine, President
neil.mortine@fahlgren.com
Aaron Brown, Executive Vice President
aaron.brown@fahlgren.com
Marty McDonald, Executive Vice President
marty.mcdonald@fahlgren.com

Fahlgren Mortine is an integrated marketing and communications company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with locations in Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Charleston, W. Va.; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Miami; Chicago and New York City. The agency is a member of the global IPREX network.

Key industries include B2B, CPG, economic development, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, logistics, retail, technology, and travel and tourism.

Our integrated model differentiates the Fahlgren Mortine experience by allowing us to pursue the best solution to our clients’ challenges regardless of the medium. We consistently achieve a Net Promoter Score placing us in what the metric creator deems the “world-class” range, and it means clients enthusiastically recommend us to their peers.

The agency consistently earns Best Place to Work and Agency of the Year honors from various trade organizations.

TURNER, a travel, tourism and active lifestyle public relations agency, is a Fahlgren Mortine company.



Feintuch Communications

245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167
212/808-4901
henry@feintuchpr.com
www.feintuchcommunications.com
www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Roher, Managing Partner
Rick Anderson, Senior Managing Director
Doug Wright, Senior Account Director

Feintuch senior team members (L-R) Doug Wright, Henry Feintuch, Rich Roher and Rick Anderson

Feintuch Communications is an award-winning boutique strategic relations firm offering senior counsel, experience and tactical support to a broad range of organizations — from the Fortune 500 to emerging companies, non-profits and associations.

We focus on delivering business results — helping our clients build distribution, sell more products or services, improve their corporate or brand image and achieve other business outcomes. And every client engagement is managed — hands-on – by a senior practitioner who is responsible for results. We provide clients with an integrated blend of public relations, social media, advertising/marketing, investor relations, web/digital marketing and other services. Strategic practice areas include technology; financial services, fintech; AV; energy and clean tech; media and marketing; and professional services.

In our delivery of sophisticated public relations services, we focus on specific needs - such as media relations, new product launches, corporate identity and branding — as well as broader-based initiatives including industry analyst campaigns, trade and consumer outreach, social media programs, awards and honors programs, speaking platforms and association marketing.

We serve on the board and are a partner in PR World Alliance (www.PRWorldAlliance.com), a global partnership of premier independent communications consultancies.

Our goal is to provide the expert service, experienced counsel and hands-on support that our clients need to meet their business objectives. Our commitment is to be a superior business partner in each and every client engagement.

Clients include: BorderX Lab, BasisCode, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Healbe, Klarna, Leclanché, Legrand, LifeThreads, MPOWER Financing and ZeeVee.



Finn Partners

301 East 57th
New York, NY 10022
(212) 715-1600
www.finnpartners.com
Peter Finn, founding managing partner
Dena Merriam, co-founding partner
Richard Funess, senior managing partner

2018 marked the re-launch of the Finn Partners brand. The agency has grown 4-fold in staff and revenues since its founding in 2011. Its success can be attributed to a global group of creative strategists dedicated to delivering integrated communications programs for today's leading brands. With over 600 global staff members, Finn Partners uses a blended combination of practice area expertise and bold new thinking across marketing, communications, advertising, and digital and social media, to build our clients’ reputation, enhance their thought leadership positions and sell more ideas and products to clients and customers around the world.

As one of the fastest growing independent agencies in the world, we’re recognized by industry pundits and reviewers as a “Best Place to Work” agency which means we’re able to attract and retain the best talent, giving us a leg-up on our competitors. And that translates to higher client satisfaction—winners like to be associated with winners! Our belief and programs in diversity and inclusion have been recognized by PRSA NY, and the PR Council.



French/West/Vaughan

112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
919/832-6300
www.fwv-us.com

Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President / Principal
Natalie Best, Executive Vice President / Director of Client Services / Principal

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the leading integrated marketing firm in the Southeast and one of the nation’s 15 largest independent public relations, advertising and digital media agencies. FWV is the only N.C.-headquartered public relations firm to earn Agency of the Year honors, with 19 nominations and 12 wins, including seven in the past 18 months. The firm is the winner of the Bulldog Reporter 2017 Stars of PR Awards, including the Grand Prize for Best PR Agency of 2017. FWV earned top honors for Midsize and Consumer PR Agency of the Year, and was also named the country’s Most Innovative Agency. In addition, the firm is the Holmes Report 2016 Consumer Agency of the Year winner and is a 2018 Midsize Agency of the Year finalist.

Founded in April 1997 by Chairman & CEO Rick French, FWV employs more than 100 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa offices.

In addition to ranking FWV #14 nationally, O’Dwyer’s placed FWV #1 in the Southeast, a position it has occupied for more than 15 years. Among the top agencies, FWV ranks second in both Beauty/Fashion and Sports Marketing, fourth in Entertainment Marketing and eighth in Agricultural Marketing. The agency’s work in Food & Beverage, Home Furnishings, Professional Services, Travel/Tourism and Economic Development, and Environmental/Public Affairs also earned category rankings in the top 20.

Over two decades, FWV has represented iconic brands like Wrangler, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Slim Jim, Justin Boots, Pendleton Whisky, Volvo Trucks and many others, as well as the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bassett Furniture, Saft, ABB and Teen Cancer America.



G&S Business Communications

60 East 42nd Street, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10165
212/697-2600
Fax: 212/697-2646
Chicago: 312/648-6700
Raleigh: 919/870-5718
Basel: +41 61 264-8410
www.gscommunications.com
learnmore@gscommunications.com
Twitter: @gs_comms
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gs-business-communications/

Luke Lambert, Pres. & CEO
Mary Buhay, Sr. VP, Marketing

G&S is an independent business communications firm with headquarters in New York, offices in Chicago, Raleigh, N.C., and Basel, Switzerland and PROI Worldwide affiliates in 50 countries. To tackle our clients’ complex businesses and value chains, G&S communicators collaborate as divergent thinkers who unlock diverse ideas and refine them to inspire action that drives results.

G&S focuses on key markets where we have deep experience and offer valuable insight: Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Food, Clean Technology and Energy, Emerging Technology Ventures, Financial and Business Services, and Home and Building Solutions.

We combine our strengths in business strategy and tactical skills with communications and marketing tools to offer these areas of expertise: B2B Intelligence, Branding Strategy, Content Strategy, Creative, Digital & Social, Employee Engagement, Insights & Analytics, Media Relations and Sustainability & CSR.

Partial Client Roster: Actagro, AeroVironment, AgTech Accelerator, Cascades, Dow Chemical, Flexible Packaging Association, GWG, HEAD, Knowles, Littelfuse, Lord Corporation, Mannington Mills, Martin Marietta, Medical Mutual, Miele USA, Million Dollar Round Table, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, MonoSol, Motorola Solutions, National Elevator Industry, Inc., Neolith, Neovia Logistics, Panasonic, Ply Gem, Radian Group, Schindler Elevator, Standard Textile, Syngenta, The Nature Conservancy and Trex.



Gatesman

444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412/381-5400
frontdesk@gatesmanagency.com
www.gatesmanagency.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GatesmanAgency
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gatesmanagency/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/gatesman-agency/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GatesmanAgency

Susan English, SVP, PR & Social Media
John Gatesman, CEO
Shannon Baker, Partner, President

We are writers, researchers and news hounds.

Gatesman PR tackles your toughest business and communications challenges — whether it’s to stand out in a competitive environment, change perception, protect your reputation or navigate the rapidly evolving digital world.

Our strategic consumer-centric model puts your target audiences at the forefront to motivate action and influence behavior that increases sales, market share and brand affinity.

We combine critical and creative thinking to produce ideas and content that stem from research and insights to disrupt, educate and engage consumers, media and the industry. We believe in research, so much so that we invest more than $200,000 annually in tools and resources to benefit your business.

Founded in 2006, Gatesman is a privately held corporation owned by partners John Gatesman and Shannon Baker. Gatesman is an award-winning, full-service public relations practice that ranks nationally within the top 100 independent PR firms, and is a partner in IPREX, a global communication network.



Greenough Brand Storytellers

1 Brook St.
Watertown, MA 02472
617/275-6500
www.greenough.biz
info@greenough.biz
Twitter: @GreenoughPR
Facebook: Greenough
LinkedIn: Greenough

Phil Greenough, Founder and CEO
Scott Bauman, EVP and General Manager

At Greenough Brand Storytellers in Watertown, Mass., client satisfaction is a top priority. The team believes great storytelling starts with a boundaryless connection between brand and agency team.

At Greenough Brand Storytellers, client satisfaction is our top priority. Great storytelling starts with a boundaryless connection between brand and agency team, and this is measurable. In 2017, we once again scored a near perfect 10 for being “extensions” of clients’ teams. 100 percent of those same clients surveyed said they’d recommend us to others.

Great storytelling is also evident in outcomes. Our client successes begin with “Brand Journalism,” our approach to sourcing, developing and distributing authentic stories. We’re a client’s in-house investigative reporting team, presenting industry trends and issues through stories that engage instead of sell — and we earn results for clients through consistent media coverage. We also tap owned and paid channels with integrated marketing programs that turn great stories into opportunities to engage, build audience affinity and generate leads. Our campaigns more effectively engage viewers, readers and listeners, and this makes them think, share and take meaningful action.



Greentarget Global LLC

Chicago Board of Trade
141 W Jackson Blvd., Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60602
312/252-4100
www.greentarget.com

Greentarget is a strategic public relations firm focused exclusively on business-to-business organizations.

Founded in Chicago by John Corey and Aaron Schoenherr, Greentarget has become a destination for talent. Our world-class team is infused by the same entrepreneurial spirit that led to the firm’s creation in 2004.

Our culture reflects the firm’s core values: hard work, risk-taking, authenticity, individual and team growth, and creative thinking.
Our proven client-engagement process empowers Greentarget clients to direct smarter conversations that influence their audiences, drive business objectives and create value. Drawing on our deep expertise and extensive experience in crafting multi-layered communications programs, we deliver high-impact results to clients in professional services and others industries.

Everything we do is informed and driven by our belief that business leaders who aspire to thought leadership have an obligation to elevate the conversations they’re participating in. That means empathizing with their audiences and delivering valuable insights in accessible, compelling form through both earned and owned channels.

Greentarget’s staff of 50 works across our Chicago headquarters and offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco.



Health Unlimited

111 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
212/886-2200
www.healthunlimited.com
facebook.com/Health.Unlmtd/
twitter.com/health_unltd
linkedin.com/company/health-unlimited/

Tim Bird, CEO
Karen O’Malley, Global Practice Chair, Public Health and Policy
Julia Jackson, Practice Leader, US Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Susan Duffy, Chief Strategy Officer, US

Health Unlimited is a global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with unmatched experience, perspective and expertise. For more than 25 years we have been driving results for companies solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues. We have a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and challenging, hard to treat health conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, rare diseases, infectious diseases and vaccine preventable diseases.

We drive results for a diverse group of companies and organizations invested in solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues in these areas. Clients include medical device, pharmaceuticals, government agencies, medical societies, advocacy organizations and consumer health.



Hemsworth Communications

1011 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954/716-7614
info@hemsworthcommunications.com
www.hemsworthcommunications.com

Fort Lauderdale • New York • Atlanta • Orlando

Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President
Michael Jacobs, COO
Kate Wark, Managing Partner

Hemsworth Communications launched the first-ever luxury hotel in space, Orion Span’s Aurora Station, earlier this year. The agency generated more than 1,000 media placements around the world within 72 hours, including feature stories in Robb Report, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, Fast Company, Space.com, AFAR, World News Tonight with David Muir, BBC and more.

Hemsworth Communications is a full-service public relations agency that specializes in travel and hospitality companies, tourism destinations and luxury lifestyle brands. Capabilities include brand strategy, media relations, promotions, social media, event planning, thought leadership and more.

With an impressive global reach, Hemsworth leverages its Passion. Insight. Connections. to surpass each client’s expectations. The agency has been hired by companies large and small because of its track record for delivering outstanding results with a distinctively personal touch.

Ranked one of the country’s fastest-growing agencies each year since its 2014 debut, Hemsworth has received numerous accolades including HSMAI Adrian Awards, American Business Awards, Magellan Awards and more. Founder Samantha Jacobs was named to PR News’ Top Women in PR list for 2017.

Clients include Air Partner, AmaWaterways, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Coral Hospitality’s Georgia State Parks & Lodges, Driftwood, Margaritaville, Massanutten Resort, Oasis Travel Network, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, TCRM and others.



Highwire PR

727 Sansome St., #100
San Francisco, CA 94111
415/963-4174, ext. 2
hi@highwirepr.com
www.highwirepr.com

Emily Borders, Kathleen Gratehouse and Carol Carrubba, Principals

Highwire PR’s March 2018 Company Kickoff.

Highwire is built on the promise of delivering creative, results-oriented PR programs for innovative companies. Our team is 100+ strong and is comprised of veteran communicators and former journalists with technology industry knowledge from consumer to enterprise across our offices in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Boston.

A full-service communications agency, Highwire has been recognized by numerous industry leading publications for award winning work and as a top technology agency. We’ve achieved this success with a simple formula: we believe in supporting our clients with strategic communications programs built to achieve and exceed on business goals.

We work with the world’s innovative technology companies to shape and tell the stories of the most transformative era in history. Highwire’s client experience includes some of the most well known brands in technology including Akamai, GE Power, IBM, Trulia, Qualys, Sunrun and Twilio.



The Hoffman Agency

325 South 1st St., 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
408/286-2611
Fax: 408/286-0133
lhoffman@hoffman.com
www.hoffman.com

Lou Hoffman, CEO
Stephen Burkhart, Gen. Mgr., North America
Caroline Hsu, Mng. Dir., Asia Pacific
Mark Pinsent, Mng. Dir., Europe
Lydia Lau, VP of Global Operations

Senior leaders from Asia and Europe join the Hoffman U.S. team for a “portrait.”

Defining communications broadly to include digital, content marketing, thought leadership as well as traditional PR, The Hoffman Agency knows how to differentiate brands and deliver air cover for sales. With heritage in the technology sector, the firm’s work today cuts across a range of industries.

While campaigns vary by client and industry, all share one theme: the creation of content that reflects the tenets of storytelling. This means developing narratives that prompt journalists to write and target audiences to read — a far cry from the “corporate speak” that satisfies internal stakeholders. Toward this end, the firm conducts storytelling workshops for internal communicators, executives and employees.

For clients with global needs, the company operates in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Unlike traditional agencies handicapped by their silo structure, The Hoffman Agency applies a collaborative approach to implementing multi-country campaigns. This leverage of content and thinking across geographies ultimately generates better results.

Sample Clients: Adobe, AppAnnie, Axis Communications, Chicago Booth, City of Fremont, Corning, LifeSize, Linde, Mojo Networks, Monaco, Nautilus, NextFlex, Nokia, Nutanix, Revation, SpinTransfer, SuperMicro, Thin Film Electronics and Zscaler.



Hollywood Agency

18 Shipyard Drive, Ste. 3A
Hingham, MA 02043
781/749-0077
www.hollywoodagency.com
www.instagram.com/hwdagency/
twitter.com/hwdagency
www.facebook.com/Hwdagency
www.linkedin.com/company/hollywood-public-relations/

Additional Office: San Francisco

Darlene Hollywood, principal
Courtney Curzi, SVP
Jeff Dillow, SVP

Hollywood Agency’s senior team speak(s) easy of the firm’s commitment to creativity.”

At Hollywood Agency, we make brands famous. Creativity, culture and content drive us to ignite products, services and ideas that are changing the game. Believing that strategy and creativity should work harmoniously, Hollywood’s integrated services include social media, media and influencer relations, content creation, events, creative/digital services, and reputation management.

Ours is a serious business we conduct with earnest fun, because campaigns are rooted in imagination ... and nothing stifles imagination like severity in approach or sterility of mindset. An independent boutique in practice and principle, being on our own has never stopped us from having a big impact.

We don’t get excited about monotony. That’s why we maintain an eclectic mix of clients. We’ve immersed ourselves in the nuances of food, fragrances, education, consumer technology, financial services, and a broad spectrum of B2B endeavors. We’re proud to call the following brands clients: Samsonite, Fine Cooking, TOMY International, HBX, The Edge Fitness Clubs, Secure Circle, and Fusion Worldwide.



Hotwire

45 E 20th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003

222 Kearny Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94108

The Hotwire team in Barcelona at their annual bootcamp.

hello@hotwireglobal.com
www.hotwireglobal.com
Social Handles: @hotwireglobal

Barbara Bates, Global CEO
Heather Kernahan, President, North America
Andy West, Chief Development Officer
Adrian Talbot, Chief Financial Officer
Alex Maclaverty, Chief Operating Officer, President of EMEA & ANZ

Hotwire is a global communications agency that helps CMOs better connect and engage with their customers. From Sydney to San Francisco, we operate with a borderless mind-set across 22 locations including the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with co-branded partners in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Middle East and Brazil. Together we are #HWlimitless.



The Hoyt Organization

23001 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90505
310/373-0103
www.hoytorg.com
helpdesk@hoytorg.com
fb: @thehoytorg
IG: @thehoytorg
twitter: @thehoytorg
LinkedIn: the-hoyt-organization

Leeza Hoyt, President
Kent Barrett, VP

The THO Staff viewing the great eclipse.

THO is a bit twisted and we love it. As one of the continuously top-ranked Los Angeles Business Journal’s Independent PR Firms, The Hoyt Organization, Inc., builds success by developing strong strategies using the proper tactical tools, setting the stage for dynamic PR programs.

As a full-service integrated public relations agency serving real estate, financial services, educational institutions, healthcare foundations and technology-based firms, we twist, blend and meld various communications strategies to make sure your program produces the best results possible. Nothing more. Nothing less. Founded over 25 years ago by Leeza Hoyt, APR, THO establishes our clients as national industry thought leaders who drive their markets. We deliver your goals, giving you the best ROI available. Lastly, proud to serve as the LA partner of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), THO has 45 international partners in major submarkets around the globe, serving our clients globally as needed.



Hunter Public Relations

41 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010-2202
www.hunterpr.com
212/679-6600
Contact: smormar@hunterpr.com (Samara Farber Mormar)

Partners: Grace Leong, Jonathan Lyon, Mark Newman, Donetta Allen, Gigi Russo, Erin Hanson

With more than 120 Hunter staffers and a geographic footprint that includes offices in New York and London with team members based in Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto, Hunter PR still comes together once a year for three days of an intensive off-site creativity training and “mandatory fun.”

Hunter Public Relations is an award-winning consumer products and services public relations firm with offices in New York and London and a strategic footprint in markets across North America. Beginning with research-driven insights, Hunter executes strategic public relations programs that build equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for branded consumer products and services. A powerful blend of media relations, social and digital media, influencer engagement, and events and experiences engages the hearts, minds and spirits of target consumers.

Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, Hunter has grown into one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands in the food and beverage, home and lifestyle, consumer services, travel, health, wellness and beauty sectors.

With more than 120 full-time staff professionals, Hunter remains committed to delivering exceptional boutique-style marketing communications services to our clients and providing a rewarding career experience for our employees. We accomplish this by focusing on three areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. Our creative approach and client service-orientation has led to some of the most enduring client relationships in the business including Tabasco Pepper Sauce (29 years), 3M (22 years), Church & Dwight (12 years), DIAGEO (11 years) and Johnson & Johnson (10 years).



ICR

685 Third Ave., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
646/277-1200
tom.ryan@icrinc.com
www.icrinc.com

Thomas Ryan, CEO (tom.ryan@icrinc.com)
Don Duffy, Pres. (don.duffy@icrinc.com)

Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 500 clients in approximately 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Beijing. Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.

Clients include: Boot Barn, Cardlytics, Inc., CareDx, Inc., CarGurus, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Cobalt Int’l Energy, Darden Restaurants, Dole Food Co., FleetCor Technologies, Inc., Fossil, Inc., Freshpet, Genuine Parts Co., Harman, Herbalife Ltd., HubSpot, IAC, Intel-Mobileye, Jamieson Laboratories Ltd., Jarden Corp., La Quinta Holdings, Inc., Legg Mason & Co., LLC, lululemon athletica, Michael Kors, MongoDB, Inc., New Relic, Ocwen Financial Corp., Paramount Group, Inc., Planet Fitness, Inc., Red Hat, Inc., Shake Shack, Starwood Property Trust, Tyme Technologies, Inc., VF Corp., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Wingstop, Wintergreen Advisors and Workiva.



InkHouse

260 Charles St., #200
Waltham, MA 02453
781/966-4100
lgarofalo@inkhouse.com
www.inkhouse.com
Twitter: @InkHousePR
Facebook: @InkHousePR

Beth Monaghan, Co-Founder & CEO

InkHouse is breaking the agency mold. We’re making traditional media relationships relevant again. And we’re breaking down creative silos with integrated PR, content, social media, design, filmmaking and paid editorial all in one place. We value progress over process, but we also believe in the power of measurement. We’re bi-coastal, 10 years old, 100 people, and one of the fastest growing agencies in the country.

Founded in 2007 by communications veterans Beth Monaghan and Meg O’Leary, InkHouse’s steady growth can be attributed to the company’s longstanding reputation for solid PR and content campaigns, and deep bench of experienced communications professionals, former journalists, and creative thinkers on staff. With offices in Boston, Providence, San Francisco, and now New York, InkHouse is well-positioned to serve both national and international clients looking for dynamic, thoughtful integrated communications campaigns across the U.S. market.

Clients: Acacia Communications, Bentley University, Carbon Black, Consigli, Crucial, Eaze, Ecova, ERA Coalition, Ergotron, Finagle A Bagel, Freight Farms, General Catalyst, Gradifi, Harvard, Hired, John Hancock Digital, Liberty Mutual, Mass Art, Neurometrix, OSR, Perkins + Will, Raytheon, Rockland Trust, Salesforce, Sisense, Toyota and Zimperium.



J Public Relations

530 7th Ave., #502
New York, NY 10018
212/924-3600
letstalk@jpublicrelations.com
www.jpublicrelations.com
www.instagram.com
jpublicrelations

Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans, Partners at J Public Relations

J Public Relations is an international PR and social media agency specializing in hospitality, travel and luxury lifestyle brands with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego and London. JPR is a trusted leader in media relations and brand strategy, trend forecasting, brand partnerships, influencer relations, social media strategy and unparalleled media placements worldwide.

Established in 2005, the award-winning agency has consistently risen to become one of the world’s fastest growing agencies in the luxury travel and hospitality spaces. JPR’s global roster includes more than 125 hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Dubai, Europe, New Zealand, Asia and more. JPR steadily garners and retains notable clients including Relais & Châteaux, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Vail Resorts Hospitality and Vail Mountain Resorts, Grace Hotels and many individual Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts.

JPR is listed on the Observer’s annual “PR Power 50” as one of the country’s most powerful PR firms. The agency also garnered “Top Places to Work” by PR News and “Agency of the Year” by Bulldog Reporter in addition to multiple trade and consumer awards for company culture and brand success. The agency has recently been featured in dedicated articles in Inc. Magazine online and Forbes.com as an innovator and gamechanger in travel PR and social media.

Sampling of clients: Adare Manor, Adventures by Disney (project work), Aulani, a Disney Spa & Resort (project work), Chateau du Grand-Lucé, Chewton Glen, Cliveden House, Discover Baja California, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Great Wolf Lodge, Gurney’s Resorts — Montauk & Newport, Helena Bay, Hotel del Coronado, Iconic Luxury Brand, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, InterContinental, Washington DC — The Wharf, Lido House, L’Auberge de Sedona, Mountain Shadows, Perry Lane Hotel, Rancho La Puerta, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, The Palms and The Shore Club, The Resort at Pedregal.



Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc.

The Horse Barn at Maryland Farms
219 Ward Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
615/254-0575

150 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2925 Chicago, IL 60606
312/419-0575

info@jarrardinc.com
www.jarrardinc.com

David Jarrard, Kevin Phillips, Molly Cate, Anne Hancock Toomey, Magi Curtis, Jana Atwell, Kim Fox, partners

Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. is a top-10 strategic communications consulting firm devoted to helping the nation’s health systems and health services companies navigate confidently through change, challenge and opportunity. With offices in Nashville and Chicago, Jarrard Inc. has guided leaders at more than 400 healthcare organizations across the country through high-stakes moments, including leading communications and political strategy for more than $45 billion in announced M&A. Our team of former journalists, political operatives and healthcare executives works alongside every client to build a custom strategy that delivers measurable results in the areas of M&A, issues and crisis management, strategic positioning opportunities and systemic change management. For more information, visit jarrardinc.com.



JPA Health Communications

1420 K Street, N.W., Suite 1050
Washington, D.C. 20005
202/591-4000
carrie@jpa.com
www.jpa.com
@JPAHealthComm
www.facebook.com/JPAHealth

Carrie Jones, Principal
Michael O’Brien and Diane Wass, Managing Directors
Kara Taylor, JPA Labs Senior Strategist

At JPA Health Communications, we share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. Some might say we are obsessed with improving and protecting lives.

This ideology inspires our work. It pushes us to combine data and heart to go deeper and see beyond the obvious. It drives sophistication and creativity to solve complex problems.

JPA’s exclusive focus on health means that our biotech/pharma, device and diagnostics, provider and nonprofit clients can count on a team with experience and perspective to deliver results. We generate positive media coverage through carefully cultivated relationships. Our influencer relations model uses a proprietary, targeted approach to reach the stakeholders who drive change and engage others within their reach.

JPA is an independent, full-service communications agency. We are proud of the award-winning work we get to do every day. We invite you to learn more by contacting one of our offices: Washington, DC, Boston, and London.



Karbo Communications

601 Fourth St., #204
San Francisco, CA 94107
415/255-6510
info@karbocom.com
www.karbocom.com

Julie Karbo, Founder & CEO

The TDK and Karbo Com team at January 2017 CES.

Karbo Communications is a respected and innovative PR and digital marketing agency that delivers on clients’ business objectives. The firm’s track record of helping companies boost sales and out-perform formidable competitors draws promising and prestigious clients from around the world. Karbo Com’s services combine perennially successful and inventive PR programs with the newest growth hacking solutions. A varied and multi-talented team synthesizes the worlds of PR, journalism and digital marketing — with a Silicon Valley ethos. The resulting services reflect Karbo Com’s ever evolving view of what agencies can do to help their clients. Unlike most agencies, Karbo Com ensures client teams are always led by senior team members on a day-to-day basis. With Karbo Com, you don’t get bench players. You get the industry’s top marketing and PR teams working with you every day, whether it’s developing positioning, placing your company in top media, growing an active social media base, securing thought leadership, executing eblasts and SEM campaigns or writing content that contributes to your bottom line. Karbo Com has ushered in technologies such as the cloud, SaaS, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data, mobile, advertising tech, security, networking, augmented reality and wearable technology. When it’s make or break, you want the best. You want a team that’s seen it all, yet knows the latest and greatest trends, technologies and tools. At Karbo Com, we have a track record of delivering revenues, industry leading stature, partners and funding.

The Karbo Com team has worked extensively with both B2B and consumer tech companies ranging from small startups to global, billion dollar brands including Apple, eBay Advertising, the IoT World Conference, Equinix, Cisco, Defense.Net, NerdWallet, GoDaddy, National Geographic, Oracle and Intel.

Clients include: 8th Wall, Fog World Congress, Logitech, nCAP, OnScale, Penguin Computing. RTI (Real-Time Innovations), Senzing, SpaceAI and TDK.



Konnect Agency

888 S. Figueroa St., Ste #1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213/988-8344
info@konnectagency.com
www.konnectagency.com

Additional office locations: NYC, Austin

Sabina Gault, CEO
Monica Guzman, COO
Amanda Bialek, Vice President
Carmen Hernandez, Managing Director

With unmatched business acumen, Konnect Agency provides public relations, social media, marketing and content creation services for food & beverage, franchise, lifestyle and family brands. Konnect develops strategic campaigns that keep brands relevant. We know what makes a brand attractive to its target audience and how to maximize marketing tactics to fast track growth and success. More than that, we are proactive collaborators who hustle to deliver exceptional results for lifestyle brands. Konnect is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in NYC and Austin. Clients include: Lyft, KRAVE, Sky Zone, Nautica, The Goddard School, Kite Hill, Tea Collection, The Flame Broiler, Dave & Buster’s, and Nuna, to name a few.



KYNE

252 W. 37st Street, Suite 500E
New York, NY 10018
212/594-5500
info@KYNE.com
www.KYNE.com
Twitter.com/KYNE_INC
Linkedin/company/KYNE
Facebook.com/KYNEGlobal
Iinstagram.com/KYNEGlobal

David Kyne, Founder & CEO
Maureen Byrne, Wendy Woods-Williams, Exec. VPs
Amy Burstyn, Michael Grela, Michele Kleinmann, Amanda Mulally, Darcy Sawatzki, Sr. VPs, Lisa Mehigan, Director
Julie O’Donnell, Global Head of Digital

The KYNE team, February 2018.

KYNE is an award-winning specialty health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. We were founded on the belief that communication is a powerful health intervention. We have deep experience working with foundations, non-profits, government organizations and biopharmaceutical companies around the world to address the most pressing health issues. Our team is passionate and committed, with deep experience working across sectors to make real differences in health. But our greatest strength isn’t just our ability to connect the dots. It’s in creating programs that achieve real change, leveraging our skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers. We develop and deliver tailored programs to meet each clients’ goals and objectives. We love what we do, we live what we do, and we truly believe in what we do.

Key Clients: AstraZeneca, The Carter Center, World Federation of Hemophilia.



Landis Communications Inc.

1388 Sutter St., #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
415/561-0888
Fax: 415/561-0778
info@landispr.com
www.landispr.com

David Landis, Pres.
Sean Dowdall, Gen. Mgr.
Brianne Miller, Bus. Dev. Dir.
David Cumpston, Dir.

LCI hunts for stories.

Named America’s #1 PR Agency (Small Firm) (Ragan’s) and #1 Healthcare PR Agency in America (Ragan’s) and called “the Bay Area’s consumer/B2B PR and marketing communications experts,” San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) is celebrating more than 25 years in business. LCI also is a Bulldog Award winner for social media and media relations and has been named the #1 Social Media Agency in the U.S. by TopPRAgencies.com.

LCI is a full-service public relations, digital/social media and marketing communications agency that specializes in consumer, consumer technology, B2B, corporate and institutional public relations campaigns that help support each business’ identified goals. Through its Promised Results© return-on-investment program, LCI provides tangible metrics for your PR dollars. Clients include: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, UCSF, Global Alzheimer’s Platform, Walmart, Match.com, California Bank & Trust, Brain Health Registry, Carrington College, Save the Redwoods League, Peninsula Open Space Trust, MetLife, Whole Foods Market and more. LCI is a proud member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, is an official Corporate Diversity Supplier and certified as a Small Business Enterprise by the City of San Francisco. LCI is the San Francisco member agency of the Public Relations Global Network, with 50 affiliate agencies worldwide. Call us at: 415/561-0888 or visit LCI online at: www.landispr.com.



LaVoieHealthScience

One Thompson Square, #403
Boston, MA 02129
617/374-8800
ldescenza@lavoiehealthscience.com
www.lavoiehealthscience.com

Donna L. LaVoie, Pres. & CEO
Douglas Russell, Sr. VP & Gen. Mgr.
Beth Kurth, VP, IR
Sharon Correia, VP, Integrated Comms.
Lisa DeScenza, Asst. VP

LaVoieHealthScience is a health science focused, award winning integrated communications agency providing IR and PR to build recognition, sales, and value for health science innovations. Our specialized expertise in pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices uniquely positions us to help clients make their health and science innovations known, understandable, and approachable to target stakeholders through carefully executed strategies and plans.

The agency has received 29 awards over the past eight years in recognition of the work it has done for emerging and established industry leaders in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, health, and government helping our clients from development to launch to commercialization. We bring 17 years of case studies and over 300 proven local, national and global strategies to our clients offering direct connections to media, investors, advocacy groups, and KOLs. We are focused on building trust and long-term relationships based on the quality of the work that we deliver. Many of our client relationships go back over a decade.



Lazar Partners

420 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10170
212/867-1762
flazar@lazarpartners.com
www.lazarpartners.com

At Lazar Partners, we don’t just deliver your message; we catalyze the connections that drive business results and enhance your reputation. Our clients count on us to deliver proactive strategic recommendations as well as flawless execution. For the last 17 years, private and public companies have benefited from our proven approaches to strengthening relationships with healthcare professionals, patients, third-party organizations, the financial community, the media and business partners. Our commitment to clients is to forge trusting connections that build brand equity, increase -goodwill and grow shareholder value.

Yet even companies with great reputations sometimes find themselves facing challenging situations that can harm their brand and we stand with you to manage and overcome crisis situations.



Lou Hammond Group

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/308-8880
Fax: 212/891-0200
lhg@louhammond.com
www.louhammond.com

Lou Rena Hammond, Founder
Stephen Hammond, CEO

Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is an award-winning firm specializing in the key industries of travel, economic development, destinations, food and drink, real estate, lifestyle, and technology. With offices in New York, Charleston, Miami and Los Angeles, the agency has 40 employees offering brand development, public relations, digital strategy, social media management and analysis, creative programming, and marketing strategy.

For the past three decades, LHG has been an industry leader providing superior, results-driven services to clients around the globe. Founded by industry trailblazer Lou Hammond, the agency takes pride in remaining fiercely independent and departing from business-as-usual. LHG continues to grow with an emphasis on digital, social, design, advertising and branding in an ever-evolving media landscape. With quality and trust as guiding principles, LHG has developed a proven yet agile and strategic approach earning it recognition as one of the nation’s most award-winning marketing and communications firms.



Lovell Communications

2021 Richard Jones Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
615/297-7766
www.lovell.com
twitter.com/LovellComm
Lovell blog: www.lovell.com/our-outlook

With a 30-year track record of delivering strategic marketing and public relations counsel and exceptional client service, Lovell Communications is an award-winning firm serving a national roster of health care clients. We specialize in protecting brand reputations and helping health care organizations navigate challenge, opportunity and change.

Our firm offers clients deep experience in every area of health care communication strategy and management including merger and acquisition communications, issues management and crisis communications, awareness and promotional campaigns, thought leader advancement and internal communications.

In addition to our strength in working with all types of providers, we have long served as trusted and strategic counsel to health care companies that help support hospitals and health systems, particularly with their business development and thought leadership needs.
Learn more about the firm at Lovell.com or on Twitter, Facebook or the company blog.



March Communications

226 Causeway Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
617/960-9875
info@marchcomms.com
 
www.marchcomms.com
www.marchcomms.com/blog/category/hacks-and-flacks-podcast/
twitter.com/marchcomms
www.facebook.com/marchcommunications/
www.linkedin.com/company/march-communications/
 

March Communications’ Martin Jones and Cheryl Gale.

Martin Jones, CEO
Cheryl Gale, Managing Director
Jodi Petrie, EVP
Juliana Allen, SVP
Liz S. Hosman, VP
Meredith L. Eaton, VP
Erica Frank, VP
 
March Communications is a PR and integrated communications agency. We partner with technology and consumer innovation brands to shape and share their stories that bring innovation to life for companies, buyers and consumers. Our insights-first approach fuels and informs the strategies we deploy to solve the business problems and communications needs of our clients. Ours is a unique “under one-roof,” model comprised of in-house researchers, content specialists, and seasoned PR pros. Our Consumer Innovation Group’s shop within a shop structure enables our dedicated team of consumer brand planners, strategists and social and influencer authorities to tap into the knowledge of the specialist teams and technology brainiacs in our broader orbit.

We are a multi-award winning agency delivering smart, integrated, creative PR programs to a diverse portfolio of emerging and established technology and consumer brands from across the US and around the world. March is recognized as a top place to work and has offices in Boston and Chicago.



Marketing Maven

1460 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10036
212/967-5510
www.MarketingMaven.com
lindsey@marketingmaven.com
natalie@marketingmaven.com

Los Angeles Headquarters
310/994-7380

Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President
Natalie Rucker, Director of Business Development

Marketing Maven CEO & President Lindsey Carnett

With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Marketing Maven’s combination of PR, social media and influencer marketing helps provide a competitive edge to their clients. Marketing Maven helps businesses grow their revenues by developing campaigns that engage a target audience, generate sales then utilize advanced metrics to measure ROI.

Named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2016 Entrepreneur 360 List as one of the Most Entrepreneurial Companies in America, their services aid national marketing campaigns and product launches with reputation management, organic SEO tracking, competitive analysis reports and online product reviews to help increase revenue. 

Marketing Maven is a federally recognized Native American Owned 8(a) and WOSB certified company. We are also a certified Small Business (SB) with the California Department of General Services (DGS) and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Specialties include: Multicultural, beauty/fashion, professional services, travel/hospitality, home furnishings, financial PR/investor relations, healthcare, food & beverage, entertainment/sports, technology, environmental/public affairs clients and social media.



MCS Healthcare Public Relations

110 Allen Road, Suite 303
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908/234-9900
elioth@mcspr.com
www.mcspr.com

Joe Boyd, CEO
Eliot Harrison, President
Chad Hyett, EVP
Jennifer Silvent, SVP
Karen Dombek, Laura de Zutter, VPs

We have specialized solely in healthcare communications for more than three decades — longer than any other agency. This singular focus has earned us the trust, respect and confidence needed to handle some of the greatest achievements in medicine — from the eradication of smallpox, to the launch of the world’s first cardiovascular mega-trials, to the mapping of the human genome.

We are supporting the next wave of innovations ahead. Our independence, structure and deep expertise make us uniquely positioned to succeed in the value-driven, patient-focused, digital revolution that’s underway.

We take the time and care to deliver exceptional quality work to clients and each other. This allows us to provide an unmatched level of service, knowledge and expertise to your business and the communications channels that reach your audiences.

Clients include: 81qd, Allard, Allergan, Atlantic Health Systems, Bracco Diagnostics, Cutanea Life Sciences, CSL Behring, Genentech, Janssen, Level4 Orthotics and Prosthetics, Merck and PhotoCure.



Merryman Communications

318 Avenue I, Suite 227
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
424/262-0708
connect@merrymancommunications.com
www.merrymancommunications.com
Twitter: @MerrymanComm

Betsy Merryman, Managing Partner

Merryman Communications works closely with healthcare clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies as a strategic partner in integrated marketing, communications, public relations and digital marketing. We are a full-service agency, and we offer a wide range of capabilities and special expertise to ensure we have all a client’s needs covered. The Merryman Communications team has worked across virtually all healthcare industry categories and therapeutic areas, including medical devices and diagnostics, biotech and pharmaceuticals, health IT, health plans, hospitals and physician groups/IPAs and nonprofits. We’re based in Los Angeles and have team members around the country. We’re all seasoned veterans of global advertising and PR agencies, so we offer “big agency” know-how but with a boutique, specialty agency touch. Our virtual model helps your budgets go further, and you can rely on us to help you flourish.



NJF
an MMGY Global Company

360 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/228-1500
www.njfpr.com

Nancy Friedman, Partner
Julie Freeman, Mng. Dir.
Lauren Kaufman, Sr. VP

On behalf of client Visit Los Cabos, NJF has produced several large-scale events for media and travel agents, featuring tourism board executives, local hoteliers and top chefs and mixologists to bring the colors, tastes and sounds of Los Cabos to life and showcase the destination’s diverse tourism offerings.

At NJF, an MMGY Global company, we inspire people to go places. As marketers specializing solely in travel and hospitality, we help put travel brands on the map and navigate their narrative through innovative thinking, creativity and storytelling. NJF offers boutique service and expertise in consumer and trade media relations, social media, corporate and brand positioning, experiential and event marketing, strategic partnerships and promotions, influencer engagement and crisis communications.

For those seeking senior level counsel, unwavering brand advocacy and unrivaled media savvy, NJF is a PR powerhouse and one-stop shop. Hundreds of hotel, destination, travel and lifestyle brands have entrusted their reputations to NJF whose “Leave No Stone Unturned” philosophy has catapulted the firm to the top. Our integrated PR and social media team prides itself on long-standing client relationships and an innate ability to move within many spheres: tapping media and industry influencers, forging creative partnerships, uncovering strategic advantages, and providing global perspective. Our campaigns are rooted in research and insights, and we are master storytellers and content creators who know how to make news out of simple concepts or large-scale programs. We forge an emotional connection to reach our audiences where they live, work and play.

Industry innovators and thought leaders, NJF is the pioneer of Hotel Week NYC, and MMGY is the author of the widely acclaimed Portrait of American Travelers® annual research study. With offices in New York City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and an international partner network, Travel Consul, we serve many of the world’s premier travel and tourism brands. Other MMGY Global areas of expertise include research and insights, strategic communications planning and implementation, brand marketing, traditional and social media buying, digital/social media strategy, website development and management, e-CRM, and travel industry relations.

Clienst include: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Canyon Ranch, Cheap Caribbean, Enchantment Hotels, Eurail, Gansevoort Hotel Group, Harley-Davidson Museum, Hotel Vermont, Intrepid Travel, ITC Hotels, Lufthansa, One Aldwych, Playa Hotels & Resorts, Pod Hotels, Proper Hotels, Regent Hotels, Rhode Island Tourism, South Dakota Tourism, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, The Asbury, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, The Bowery, The Colony Palm Beach and Visit Los Cabos.



North 6th Agency, Inc.

50 Greene Street, Floor 3
New York, NY 10013
212/334-9753
Fax: 212/334-9760
mrizzetta@n6a.com
www.n6a.com

Launched in 2010, North 6th Agency (N6A) has grown into an award-winning brand communications agency serving a client roster of emerging, mid-sized and enterprise brands from over 30 different sectors. As the #1 Fastest-Growing Firm in its revenue category in 2016 and one of the 50 Most Powerful Agencies in the United States by the New York Observer, we’ve scaled to the next level, creating a culture of speed, service innovation and data practices for our customers, while also implementing an internal “Compete and Care” culture lauded as one of the most rewarding and unique in the agency world. Everything we do at N6A follows the six taglines that serve as our foundation: “Compete & Care,” “Embrace the Pace,” “I Was Wrong,” “Championship Months,” “Start & End Strong,” and “N6Accountability.” Our dedicated employees are always working one step ahead, strategically collaborating to foster strong media relationships and deliver the best results to our clients. N6A practice areas include cybersecurity, cannabis, professional services, technology, travel, e-commerce, food and beverage, and healthcare, among many others.



O’Malley Hansen Communications

180 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60606
312/377-0630

6677 Delmar Blvd., Ste. 200
St. Louis, MO 63130
314/721-8121

349 5th Ave., Ste. 617
New York, NY 10016
646/561-8508

2030 Main St., Ste. 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
949/260-4905

info@omalleyhansen.com
www.omalleyhansen.com
Facebook.com/omalleyhansen
Instagram.com/omalleyhansen/
Twitter.com/OmalleyHansen

Kelly O’Malley, Principal, kelly.omalley@omalleyhansen.com
Todd Hansen, Principal, todd.hansen@omalleyhansen.com

O’Malley Hansen Communications infuses the high quality of big firm work with the focused client service and cutting-edge strategy that only a nimble, independently owned strategic communications agency can offer. We create dynamic programs that drive positive conversations to ensure our clients are heard clearly and consistently. Our approach breaks through a noisy market with an understanding that brand equity and reputation are built by endorsement from a range of influencers who receive information from a variety of sources. We focus on five core expertise areas: consumer marketing, corporate reputation management, social media, influencer communications and internal communications. 



Padilla

1101 West River Parkway
Suite 400 (Headquarters)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/455-1700
PadillaCo.com

Lynn Casey, Chair and CEO
Matt Kucharski, President

Padilla is a top 10 independent public relations and communication company comprised of 210 employee-owners. Padilla builds, grows and protects brands and reputations worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS. Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble College, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Hass Avocado Board, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, Sanofi Pasteur, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery and Welch’s. Padilla is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 143 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Make a connection at PadillaCo.com.



PAN Communications
 
255 State St., 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617/502-4300
info@pancomm.com
www.pancommunications.com
 
Boston | San Francisco | New York | Orlando
 
Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, Executive Vice President
Elizabeth Famiglietti, EVP, Human Resources
Phil Carpenter, EVP & Managing Director
Gary Torpey, EVP Finance
Lisa Astor, Senior Vice President, Co-Lead Client Relations
Darlene Doyle, Senior Vice President, Co-Lead Client Relations
Gene Carozza, Senior Vice President
Dan Martin, Senior Vice President
Nikki Festa O’Brien, Senior Vice President
 
PAN Communications is a data-driven integrated marketing & PR agency servicing B2B technology and healthcare brands. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York and Orlando, we move ideas by creating compelling stories, driving intent and influencing markets across all forms of media.  We currently work with several leading and emerging brands nationally and globally including SAP, Radial, MediaMath, Hybris, Cogito, Sift Science, Maestro Health and Fuze, to name a few.

With a staff of 140+ professionals, PAN offers the agility and personalized service of a mid-size agency while leveraging national and international relationships to manage large scale communications programs. An award-winning firm experiencing impressive growth, we thrive to help today’s modern marketers by integrating a combination of services to better engage with your audiences and move markets.
Connected Content — Creative Storytelling — Results that Matter!



Peppercomm

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

Steve Cody, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & Pres.
Ann Barlow, Partner & Pres. West Coast
Deborah Brown, Jacqueline Kolek, Maggie O’Neill, Partners & Mng. Dirs.
Mike Friedin, Chief Digital Officer

Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London. The firm connects brands, messages and people through data-driven insights, cross-channel communications and brilliant customer experience. Employing an omni-channel approach, the company uses audience insights to determine the right mix of tools and platforms to help clients reach, engage and influence customers along their path to purchase.

Founded in 1995, Peppercomm has received numerous accolades, including The Holmes Report’s North American Corporate/B2B Agency of the Year and Bulldog Reporter’s Midsized Agency of the Year. Fortune has included the agency on its lists for 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces and 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads.

Key clients include Capital Grille, Capitol One, CDK Global, Cisco, Eddy V’s, EY, Genpact, Mariner Holdings, MINI USA, Oppenheimer, Raymond James, Saint-Gobain North America, Sharp, Steelcase, Sterling National Bank, Traveler’s, Wilbur-Ellis and Wilmington Trust.



Perry Communications Group, Inc.

980 9th St., #410
Sacramento, CA 95814
916/658-0144
www.perrycom.com

Kassy Perry, Pres. & CEO
Julia Spiess, Sr. VP

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

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

PCG provides services for an array of clients including: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, California Assn. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, California Chronic Care Coalition, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, West Health and ZGlobal, Inc.



Prosek Partners

105 Madison Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212/279-3115
Fax: 212/279-3117
jprosek@prosek.com
www.prosek.com

Partners: Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Caroline Gibson, Karen Niovitch Davis

Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. We deliver an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy to the financial and business-to-business sectors. Our “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas and unmatched results to every client engagement.

We are a rare hybrid; a corporate communications firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked deal shop and a comprehensive investor relations practice inside.

Through our gateway office in London and network of partner agencies, we can deliver for clients in major business and financial centers around the world.

We are an “Army of Entrepreneurs™.” Our creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals.
Prosek currently advises $10 trillion in client assets.

Added offices in LA and Boston, expanded transactions communications and issues and crisis management services, as well as ramped-up strategic digital capabilities, allow us to meet clients’ evolving needs.



Racepoint Global

53 State Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617/624-3200
Fax: 617/624-4199
ajigarjian@racepointglobal.com
www.racepointglobal.com

Big Agency Results. Small Agency Touch.

Racepoint Global combines the power of worldwide reach with personal attention. Our clients expect everything to be bigger, better and bolder. They also want access to the brightest minds at all times. We have the necessary DNA to do both. We challenge our clients to do more to stay ahead and demand that they challenge us to be accountable. We drive communications that are strategically sound and strive to forge personal relationships, breakthrough results and lasting impact.

Racepoint is redefining what it means to be an intelligence-driven marketing agency. We deliver accountability based on our ability to better understand your customers, their psychology and how they consume information. The key is our proprietary software, FieldFacts. It’s the industry’s best tool for identifying influencers and targeting them where they engage verbally, visually and emotionally. Armed with this intelligence, we give our clients PR, advertising and precision-marketing campaigns that speak to the right people at the right time.
Racepoint Global services world-class brands including Huawei, Panasonic, Dassault Systèmes, AT&T, Advance Medical, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Forrester Research, Harman and more.

Racepoint Global is headquartered in Boston, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Raleigh, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.



Rasky Partners

70 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
617/443-9933

555 11th Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20004
202/530-7700

www.rasky.com
raskypartners@rasky.com
Twitter: @RaskyPartners
https://twitter.com/RaskyPartners
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rasky-partners
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaskyPartners/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raskypartners/

Larry Rasky, Chairman & CEO
Ron Walker, Chief Operating Officer
George Cronin, Managing Director
Justine Griffin, Managing Director

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

With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., Rasky Partners offers a comprehensive range of services including media strategy and public relations, government relations, reputation management, crisis communications and digital media. The firm works with a wide array of clients that includes Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, coalitions, nonprofits, think tanks and foreign governments.

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



rbb Communications

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

Christine Barney, CEO & Managing Partner
Lisa Ross, President
Tina Elmowitz, Executive Vice President
Laura Guitar, EVP, Crisis Communications & Issue Management
Sandra Fine Ericson, Senior Vice President, Director of Results Measurement
Abdul Muhammed, Chief Digital Officer
Zonnia Knight, Creative Director

rbb Communications champions breakout brands with integrated marketing, digital and public relations strategies that bring clients closer to their customers, shareholders, influencers or employees. Strategic insights, innovative campaigns and a collaborative culture leads to engaged audiences and customer and staff passion that inspires action and delivers bottom line results. Recognized multiple times as “Agency of the Year” and “Best Agency to Work For,” rbb’s 70+ professional and creative staff excels in corporate communications, digital marketing, community relations, reputation management, influencer engagement and media relations. rbb’s family of brands compliment the firm’s PR expertise offering advertising, creative, digital strategy, crisis management, social media and web development teams to create 360-degree multi-platform campaigns that reach diverse targeted audiences and deliver strong business outcomes. Specialty practices include consumer, travel, health, entertainment, education, professional services, real estate and technology. A few of our Breakout Brand clients include: Bank of America, Brown & Brown Insurance, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cross Country Home Services, DHL Express, Embassy Suites by Hilton, FirstService Residential, Florida International University, Florida Power and Light Company, Hampton by Hilton, Jackson Health System, Merck Serono, Dreams and Secrets Resorts & Spas, Virgin Voyages and Winegard Electronics. With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and the New York area, we serve clients throughout North America and our international reach extends to 100 cities in 50 countries as a partner of PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of independent communications agencies.



RF | Binder Partners, Inc.

950 Third Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212/994-7600
info@rfbinder.com
www.rfbinder.com

Amy Binder, CEO
Joseph Fisher, Vice Chairman
Jason Buerkle, CFO
Atalanta Rafferty, Executive Managing Director, Food & Beverage
Josh Gitelson, Head of Boston Office
Bill McBride, Executive Managing Director, Corporate & Financial Services 
Annie Longsworth, Executive Managing Director, Social Impact
David Weinstock, Chief Creative Officer

RF|Binder is a full-service, independent communications consultancy headquartered in New York City, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. At RF|Binder, we build transformative integrated communications programs that address business challenges. Our campaigns connect with key stakeholders, build corporate reputations, and educate on important issues, to ultimately define and distinguish industry leaders.

We pride ourselves on being an agency of entrepreneurial thinkers who always challenge convention, in an effort to help our clients think, act and be different. We work with companies, brands and institutions that are building or seeking better solutions for people and businesses, to impact the issues and opportunities facing the food and beverage, health and wellness, education, and financial services industries, and impacting both corporate and consumer stakeholders. With our always-on growth mindset, we are constantly discovering new ways to achieve greater relevancy, ignite more meaningful connections, and build stronger relationships, to ultimately support and invigorate businesses’ bottom line. RF|Binder initially was formed in 2001 as part of the Ruder Finn Group and has been an independent agency since 2014. For more information visit www.rfbinder.com.



RMD Advertising

6116 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43231
614/794-2008
www.rmdadvertising.com
reninger@rmdadvertising.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RMDAdvertising
Twitter.com/rmdadvertising
Plus.google.com/+rmdadvertising
Youtube.com/user/rmdadvertising
Pinterest.com/rmdadvertising
Instagram.com/rmdadvertising

Executives: Sue Reninger, Donn Ditzhazy, Sarah Walters, Ben Gullett, Donnelly Ditzhazy, Katie Dolder, Kendra Clark, Rachael Adams, Jeff Martin, Kennedy Ditzhazy
 
RMD Advertising is an integrated advertising, digital, brand strategy, social media and public relations agency that specializes in serving challenger food and beverage brands.  It’s all we do.  Our brands are category champions... brands that have carved out a strong niche for themselves, and prefer to work with a food agency that’s as committed to their growth as they are.

Our ideas address our clients’ challenges with solutions embodying the words smart, creative, sharp, passionate, problem solving and gratitude.  We’re proud to serve amazing love brands, including Big-Jac Dog Food, Graeter’s Ice Cream, NestFresh Eggs, Southern Recipe Pork Rinds, Wholly Wholesome, Keystone Meats, Whirly Bird Granola … and so many more.



Rosica Communications

2-14 Fair Lawn Ave.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
201/843-5600
pr@rosica.com
www.rosica.com
www.causemarketingbook.com

Chris Rosica, President

As part of its work in the nonprofit sector, Rosica is agency-of-record for NJ Sharing Network. The agency builds awareness surrounding the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Rosica Communications is an integrated PR and online marketing company that promotes and protects companies, brands and people. Founded in 1980, the firm serves a diverse healthcare, B2B, nonprofit, consumer products, food and beverage and corporate clientele. Our PR and communications capabilities include positioning and messaging, thought leadership, media relations, social media management, influencer marketing, crisis communications, content marketing, corporate communications, cause marketing, direct marketing, and media training. Rosica’s social media services include strategy, management, branding, content development and optimization, and follower acquisition. Our online marketing team, based in New Windsor, NY, is a Google Certified Partner and specializes in SEO, online reputation, reviews management, online advertising (PPC and social ads), website development, and WordPress security.

As a “thinking partner” focused on achieving our clients’ objectives, Rosica creates and executes thought leadership programs with clearly defined KPIs/metrics. We craft compelling, authentic stories and messaging then effectively disseminate our client-partners’ good news while supporting their sales and communications goals.

In 2017, Rosica formed a joint venture with New York City-based Feintuch Communications, which specializes in Tech PR, analyst relations and investor relations.

Our process includes:

• Strategically identifying our clients’ business and marketing goals/objectives
• Identifying target audiences, influencers and key opinion leaders
• Honing the positioning, story and key messages, tailoring messages to each audience
• Developing measurable, integrated and creative PR, social media and internal/external communications programs
• Proactively communicating with clients
• Aggressively securing results, evaluating against pre-determined strategic objectives
• Repurposing and leveraging content and PR coverage to augment SEO, sales activities, online reputation, tradeshow marketing, analyst relations, and direct marketing.

Clients include: Alzheimer’s New Jersey, BeneCard, BioReference Laboratories, Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, Bridor, Dynarex, Exergen, Jewish Vocational Service, National Vision Administrators, Newark Public Library, Celsius, NJ Sharing Network, T & M Associates, and TriStar Products.

Please visit www.rosica.com for case studies and additional information.



Schneider Associates
Member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group

2 Oliver Street, Suite 402
Boston, MA 02109
617/646-3348
launch@schneiderpr.com
www.schneiderpr.com

Joan Schneider, CEO & Founder
Phil Pennellatore, President

Creating a standout campaign in a converged media world requires a team of talented integrated marketing strategists. Enter Schneider Associates — we are passionate about conceptualizing targeted, impactful and measurable campaigns that activate paid, earned, owned and shared channels to deliver game changing outcomes. Our agency has a track record of launching, re-launching and accelerating growth for new products, services, companies, institutions, organizations and communities. We know how to craft integrated communications programs that create a ripple effect among media, influencers and customers for a wide range of education, corporate, public affairs, and consumer clients. CEO Joan Schneider has written two books on new product launch, as well as several articles for the Harvard Business Review, including “Why Most Product Launches Fail.” Schneider Associates is a full-service integrated marketing and public relations agency specializing in Launch Public Relations®. Agency services include integrated marketing, lead generation, brand development, messaging, media relations, social media, special events, creative design, web design, digital marketing, influencer marketing and crisis communications.

Learn more at www.schneiderpr.com

Clients include: Berkshire Choral International, Brighton Marine, City of Revere, Cubic International, Cushman & Wakefield, J. Calnan & Associates, InCrowd, Landmark College, LCB Senior Living, Fisher College, Maugel Associates, Foundation for Metrowest, MIT Sloan School of Management, Northeastern University, Posternak Blankstein & Lund, Rutgers Business School, Strategic Decisions Group/Wharton Business School, Sunstar GUM®, Town of Chelmsford, UNICON Executive Education, VHB, Welch’s and William James College.



ScoutComms, Inc.

521 Sophia St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540/208-2950
fwellman@ScoutCommsUSA.com
www.ScoutCommsUSA.com
Twitter.com/ScoutComms
Facebook.com/ScoutComms

Fred Wellman, Founder and CEO
Lauren Jenkins, VP & Mng. Dir., Scout Insight
Brian Wagner, VP & COO
Chance Browning, Assoc. VP

ScoutComms is the nation’s leading agency dedicated to providing services that support veterans and military families. We work with Fortune 500 corporations, veteran-owned businesses, non-profits, and others to help them increase and sustain their positive impact for those who have served.

We are an award-winning Certified B Corp and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and one of the first B Corps in the world focused on veteran and military family community issues. In 2016 and 2017, we were named as a “Best for the World” honoree.

We like to think of ourselves as being a mile deep and an inch wide, providing a comprehensive suite of services — spanning the fields of communications, digital and social engagement, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research — to empower organizations that are led by or work with the nation’s service members, veterans and military families.

Clients include: The Home Depot Foundation, GORUCK, Veteran Tickets Foundation, Give an Hour, Student Veterans of America, Vets4Warriors, USAA Education Foundation, USAA Corporate Responsibility, Veterans Campaign, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.



Spark

2 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415/962-8200
www.sparkpr.com
info@sparkpr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/sparkpr
Facebook.com/Sparkpr.Agency
Linkedin.com/company/sparkpr
Instagram.com/sparkpr

Alan Soucy, CEO
Donna Burke, Co-Founder

Spark’s headquarters in San Francisco.

From startups to Fortune 1,000 members, Spark specializes in helping technology-focused and innovation-minded companies transform their brands by bringing powerful narratives to life through public relations and integrated marketing programs.

The agency’s full suite of services includes content and social development, programmatic distribution and other forms of paid media, and data-driven insights to inform strategic planning and measure go to market plans. Spark also provides comprehensive strategic communications & marketing services for blockchain and cryptocurrency leaders through its Sparkchain division. From guiding successful token sales to growing companies post-ICO, Spark has emerged as the preferred partner for these highly specialized services across the globe.

Spark’s clients are some of the world’s most innovative startups and industry leaders, including eBay, Electronic Arts, Flickr, Mozilla.org, Nokia, NVIDIA, Skype, The Economist, Trulia, Verizon, Visa, Walmart Labs, and Yahoo!. Many of Spark’s startup clients successfully exit through acquisitions or go public through IPO.



Spectrum

2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20007
202/955-6222
www.spectrumscience.com

675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Ste. 8500
Atlanta, GA 30308

125 S. Clark St., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

250 Vesey St., Ste. 2630
New York, NY 10281
212/468-5340

Jonathan Wilson, President & CEO

Spectrum is both one of the nation’s leading health and science communications agencies and proudly independent. Health and science communications is the only thing we do. We live and breathe science and storytelling and clients reap the benefits of our relentless dedication. While many agencies have a dedicated healthcare practice, Spectrum is further specialized to deliver the most relevant strategies and counsel with five unique practice areas: biotech, biopharma, consumer science, health tech and public affairs.

Our in-house teams of digital and creative experts (the LAB), Ph.D. scientists and precision communications specialists are embedded within our account teams, delivering fully integrated strategic solutions that meet clients’ business goals. This breadth of experience brings a unique mix of scientific rigor and contemporary smarts to all of our work across a full suite of communications services.

Spectrum is the founder, US partner and chair of GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide. This year, Spectrum was named “Top Millennial Company” and “50 Fastest Growing” by The Washington Business Journal and a “Best Agency to Work For” by The Holmes Report.



SPM Communications Inc.

2030 Main St., 3rd Floor
Dallas, TX 75201
214/379-7000
24-hour media line: 817/329-3257
www.spmcommunications.com

Suzanne Parsonage Miller, Pres. & Founder

Founded in 1999, SPM is a Dallas-based PR agency with national reach, promoting and protecting lifestyle, apparel, food, restaurant, retail and franchise brands through media relations, social media strategy, influencer campaigns, events, brand storytelling, spokesperson training and crisis management.

SPM’s cross-trained team of PR pros, media relations specialists, social media strategists, corporate communications experts and former journalists approaches each client’s brand holistically. Whether the client is a category-leading national powerhouse or a start-up, SPM works to build their brand through integrated, high-impact campaigns that encompass paid, earned, shared and owned media elements, with ROI measured using the most forward-thinking, ethical analysis.

Our “No Jerks” policy, which was featured in the Wall Street Journal, is the core of SPM’s culture. It means we foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust among clients, team members and company leaders, leading to greater creativity, productivity, long-term account stability and true partnership between agency and client.

Clients include: Bruegger’s Bagels, Blue Top Creamy Hot Sauce, Cicis, Cotton Patch Café, Gold’s Gym, Haggar Clothing Co., Kirkland’s, Lantana Foods, Lemi Shine, Main Event, Mimi’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Smoothie King, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas and Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger.



Taylor

The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3800
New York, NY 10118
212/714-1280
Fax: 212/695-5685
www.taylorstrategy.com

Taylor CEO/Managing Partner, Tony Signore.

312 Arizona Ave., 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

200 E. Randolph, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL  60610
10150 Mallard Creek Road
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28262

3340 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA  30326

Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner
Bryan Harris, COO & Managing Partner
John Liporace, Managing Partner
Maeve Hagen, President/Taylor Charlotte

Taylor is a brand counselor and public relations partner to a select portfolio of the world’s leading consumer brands. Named “Consumer Agency of the Decade” by The Holmes Group, Taylor has partnered with the most influential corporate marketers, utilizing lifestyle, sports and entertainment platforms to drive consumer engagement. Founded in 1984, Taylor is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte and Atlanta. Discover how “We’re Built Differently” at taylorstrategy.com.

Clients: Activision, Allstate, Capital One, Circle K, Comcast, Diageo, DraftKings, Fox Sports, IBM, Keurig, Mercedes-Benz USA, Nestle, Panini America andP&G.



Tonic Life Communications

One South Broad, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215/625-0111
www.toniclc.com

Maryellen Royle, Global CEO

Tonic Life Communications is a global public relations and stakeholder engagement agency that uses its knowledge, influencer relationships, and proven experience to connect leading industry organizations with the audiences that matter most. Now part of the Evoke Group — a collection of leading health marketing agencies bound by a common purpose of making “Health More Human™” — we offer our clients customizable services based on their specific needs. We translate the science behind health and wellness companies, products and services into meaningful stories that get heard, always striving to achieve our clients’ objectives on time and within budget.

Tonic has dual headquarters in the US (Philadelphia) and UK (London). We keep good company and have long-standing partnerships with leading healthcare organizations including Allergan, Bayer, Eisai, Johnson & Johnson and Teva. Recent awards include: PharmaTimes International Communications Team of the Year; CLIO Healthcare; Sabre Award (The Holmes Report); and PM360 Greatest Creators.

Clients include: Adaptimmune;  Allergan, Inc.; Bayer; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals; Idera Pharmaceuticals; Incyte Corporation; Janssen Biotech, Inc.; Janssen Global Services; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Janssen Research & Development; Life Sciences Pennsylvania; Olympus Pharmalex; Reckitt Benckiser; Teva Pharmaceuticals and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals.



Trevelino/Keller

981 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., #100
Atlanta, GA 30318
404/214-0722
dtrevelino@trevelinokeller.com
gkeller@trevelinokeller.com
www.trevelinokeller.com
www.groovy-studios.com

Dean Trevelino, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X106
Genna Keller, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X105

Trevelino/Keller’s “Team within a Team” culture has not only influenced its path to the industry’s #1 retention rate [having lost one person to an agency in 15 years], but it has also nourished and conditioned its staff’s ability to deliver highly measurable and business critical outcomes.

Outcome-Driven. Beyond services, industry practices and even results, come to us if you have a specific outcome you’re trying to achieve.  We’ll use our reputation marketing suite of services — public relations, digital/social marketing, demand generation and creative services — to deliver.  We feature four — Thought Leadership, Growth, Engagement and Valuation.  And yes, there are nuances to each of these, but most of our clients land on one of those outcomes as part of their strategic objective.  Have your own outcome, great.  Serve it up and we’ll give you our honest take on whether we can achieve it.  Beyond outcomes, we connect with clients whose leadership aligns with one or more of our market focuses — Disruptive Forces, Category Pioneers, Stealth Leaders and Wonder Women.  So ask yourself, do you have a story to tell along these lines.  If so, then we already connected on a more meaningful level than the superficial service and experience criteria.

As far as the experience goes, we have seven practices, six ranked nationally — technology, health, financial services, food & beverage, lifestyle and environment. Franchising, the agency’s  seventh practice, is in an unranked category, but it has featured brands such as TCBY, Johnny Rockets, Corner Bakery Café and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Based in Atlanta’s urban westside, the firm operates Groovy Studios, a creative arm that offers graphic design, web services, content development and brand identity. Since its inception, Groovy Studios has received more than 45 creative awards.  It owns and runs the Winepreneurs.Club, an initiative that brings together entrepreneurs and small batch winemakers to sip, taste and connect.  The firm’s Start-Opia platform houses its technology and entrepreneur endeavors that establish it as a first mover in the region with support for Atlanta Tech Village, Atlanta Tech Angels, Tech Alpharetta, Keiretsu Forum, Launch Pad2X and Raise Forum.  

Client work features a mix of publicly traded, middle market and startup companies, including Atlanta Tech Village, Belgard, Biocept, Carvana, Ciox, Discovery Point, Factor Trust/TransUnion, Interface, Monkey Joe’s, Sakrete, Sita, SOC Telemed and Stretch Zone.



Vested

22 W. 38th St, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
917/765-8720
info@fullyvested.com
www.fullyvested.com
Twitter.com/vestedsays

3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn
London EC1N2SW, UK,
+44 (0)203 890 8122

232 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Dan Simon, CEO, dan@fullyvested.com
Binna Kim, President, binna@fullyvested.com
Ishviene Arora, COO, ishviene@fullyvested.com
Elspeth Rothwell, UK CEO, elspeth@fullyvested.com

Vested is a global and integrated digital communications firm catering to financial and fintech clients. The firm’s founders created Vested in 2015 with a vision to be different — different about the work we do and how we approach it; and also different about the people we employ and how we treat them. Our unique approach merges deep financial expertise with creativity to deliver award-winning, integrated campaigns for our global clients.

Entrepreneurial to the core, Vested is a founding member of the Global Fintech PR Network and launched the industry’s first agency-run investment group, Vested Ventures.

Say hello at info@fullyvested.com.

The agency supports a range of firms across the financial spectrum, from established global institutions to disruptive fintech startups, such as: Avanade, Axioma, Backstop Solutions, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Tradebook, BNY Mellon, Boston Private, Cambria, ClearStructure, Current, Diebold Nixdorf, DTCC, Elevate Credit, Finastra, Golub Capital, Mediant, Morgan Stanley, Museum of American Finance, Oakam, PeerStreet, Remesh, Quantitative Brokers, REX, Rockefeller Capital Management, SmartBiz Loans, Virtus Real Estate, Wirecard and WorldRemit.



W2O Group

50 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
415/362-5018
Fax: 415/362-5019
www.w2ogroup.com

Jim Weiss, Chmn. & CEO
Bob Pearson, Vice Chairman & Chief Innovation Officer
Jennifer Gottlieb, President
Seth Duncan, Chief Analytics Officer
Richard Neave, Chief Financial Officer
Gary Grates, Principal

W2O is an independent network of complementary analytics and insights-driven, digital marketing and communications firms focused on integrated business solutions for the world’s leading brands and organizations in healthcare and other industries. We unearth transformative insights your competition can’t see and integrate them into all the work we do, and we know to focus on the full customer journey. Since 2001 we’ve grown to over 670 people in 13 offices across the U.S and Europe. Our network includes W2O wcg, W2O twist, W2O pure, W2O sentient and W2O marketeching.

W2O Group was named a 2018 Midsize Agency of the Year Finalist by The Holmes Report, was ranked #1 in O’Dwyer’s ranking of Texas PR Firms and was ranked #18 in PR Week’s Global Agency Business Report in 2018. Chairman and CEO Jim Weiss was honored a “Lifetime Achievement” award by The Holmes Report, named on the “Health Influencer 50” list by MM&M in 2017, and was honored as a member of PR Week’s Global Power book list in 2017, 2016 and 2015. President Jennifer Gottlieb was inducted into PR Week’s “Hall of Femme” in 2018. President Bob Pearson was honored as a member of PR Week’s Global Power Book list in 2017, 2016 and 2015.  For more information, please visit www.w2ogroup.com.



Walker Sands

55 W. Monroe, Suite 3925
Chicago, IL 60603
312/267-0066
Fax: 312/876-1388
courtney.beasley@walkersands.com
www.walkersands.com

By focusing in B2B tech and professional services companies, Walker Sands has helped hundreds of leading B2B brands build brand awareness, establish marketplace credibility and drive demand that converts to leads.  In the 17 years since our founding, we’ve cultivated a culture that prioritizes collaboration and prioritizes excellence in integrating PR and digital marketing. 

Client CompTIA, a non-profit IT association, used our integrated approach to develop a campaign that would close the IT gender gap. The campaign resulted in 130 media placements, including 25+ feature stories in national business and consumer news outlets. The strategy triggered nearly 10,000 unique monthly website visitors, driving more than 800 e-book downloads. Organic and paid social media promotion helped generate more than 600,000 impressions and drive nearly 3,000 new followers.

So far, our approach has paid off. We’re a five-time Inc. 5000 honoree that’s grown revenues 194 percent over the last five years. These numbers are a result of our thriving culture and consistent drive for result driven success.

This immense growth is a result of our thriving culture, which Crain’s Chicago, Entrepreneur, Inc., and The Holmes Report have recognized in their Top Company Cultures list. We’re experts in B2B and technology and have focuses in electronics, education technology, enterprise software, fintech and marketing technology to name a few. We have partnered with and built strategy for the likes of Accenture, Worldpay, CloudCraze, Spout Social, G2 Crowd, Hyperwallet and Miller Heiman Group.

When looking for PR and digital marketing services, you need a partner who understands your industry and is setting the precedent for integrated storytelling that delivers impactful results. Walker Sands is filled with brilliant, determined marketing scientists, but our culture revolves around more than just work. We’ve put the tools, programs and philosophy in place to make our agency a place where employees can live up to our core values: to constantly learn, support each other, and do exceptional work. And that’s Walker Sands.



Weiss PR, Inc.

101 North Haven Street, Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21224
410/303-5019
info@weisspr.com
www.weisspr.com
@WeissPR

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

Staffing accounts exclusively with senior-level executives who have a minimum of 10 years of public relations experience, Weiss PR has developed a strong reputation for getting positive results for clients by using an integrated communications approach that includes media and influencer relations, social media, marketing services, and issues management — all anchored by strategic communications planning.
Weiss PR’s clients are concentrated in five industry sectors: commercial real estate (including architecture, construction, development, and engineering); employee benefits and healthcare; non-profits; professional services; and technology. In addition, the firm has extensive experience in crisis communications, including strategy development and rapid response implementation for both corporations and individuals.

In spite of its rapid growth and assignments throughout the U.S. and internationally (including clients in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Iceland, and work throughout Europe and the Middle East), Weiss PR has stayed true to its vision to provide clients with ideas built on strategy — not egos —  from a team of senior public relations professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service, great work, and measurable results.



WordWrite Communications LLC

411 Seventh Ave., Suite 1125
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
412/246-0340
www.wordwritepr.com

Paul Furiga, President and CEO
Jeremy Church, VP and Partner
Hollie Geitner, VP

Your story is your organization’s most powerful marketing asset. It explains why you do what you do, why someone should buy from you, work for you, invest in you or partner with you. It drives your success.

WordWrite helps you share your great, untold stories with everyone who needs to see, hear and experience them. Ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 and global firms, WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-way communications and authentic stories shared by fluent storytellers.

Our proprietary storytelling process taps the deep and elemental human love of stories to build two-way, ongoing relationships with the audiences you need to reach. We collaborate with you to answer the burning questions about your business and develop the fundamentals of your story. Then, we identify the best ways to share the story, and we share it in ways that are unique, compelling and memorable.

WordWrite is a member of PR Boutiques International, a worldwide collaborative network of boutique PR firms.

Our clients include BEST Robotics, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Hornetsecurity, Koppers Inc., McClintock & Associates, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, MPW Industrial Services, New Pig, PA Health & Wellness, Pfizer Inc., Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, The Waterfront, Waldron Private Wealth and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

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