It’s that time of year again. 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.
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Profiles of Top PR Firms:
360 Public Relations
200 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
Additional locations: NYC; San Francisco, CA; Washington, D.C.
Laura Tomasetti, CEO
Rob Bratskeir, EVP
Stacey Clement, Kalley Jolly, Victoria Renwick, Michael Rush, Senior VPs
Caitlin Chalke, Carol Garrity (HR), Ali Kavulich, Caitlin Melnick, VPs
Born in the digital age, 360PR is perfectly built for today’s rapidly evolving consumer and communications worlds. As a consumer specialist agency, we think all day long about how to build, engage and mobilize consumer audiences and do precisely that for category-leading and challenger brands. We deliver tangible outcomes for our clients with creative, insight-driven campaigns, a relentless pursuit of results, and a highly collaborative team.
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 for independent PR firms.
Aeria Games, Alberto VO5, Continental Mills, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Dancing Deer Baking Company, DeNA, Family Fun Magazine, Good Food Made Simple, Hasbro, Honeywell Home Environment, illy, Jarden Home Brands, Jelly Belly, Juicy Juice, J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lightlife Foods, Nasoya, Oregon Scientific, PBS KIDS, Peapod, Safety 1st, Stonyfield Organic, Stride Rite, The Pogues Irish Whiskey, Tommee Tippee, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Walkers Shortbread and WellPet.
5W Public Relations
1166 Ave. of the Americas, 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10036
Ronn D. Torossian, President & CEO
Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5W) has worked with world-class and emerging brands, corporations, consumer companies, technology companies of all shapes and sizes, healthcare interests, regional businesses, non-profits, and high profile individuals to help them achieve their strategic public relations and marketing objectives across a broad range of interests.
5W practice areas include Consumer Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Travel & Hospitality, Technology, Beauty, Entertainment, Nonprofit, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, and digital strategy. Resourceful, innovative, and nimble, 5W works hard, thinks big, and delivers successful, game-changing results.
5W’s team of 130 knowledgeable, tenacious, and passionate professionals understand how to leverage any story, and direct the conversation to your best advantage. We develop and execute novel and fresh ways for our clients to connect with their target audiences in memorable ways. As a result, we measurably increase the positive results of their communication efforts. Our diverse roster of client experience includes Sparkling ICE, Medifast, Walgreens/Duane Reade, DigitalOcean, KRUPS, Anheuser Busch, Camp Bow Wow, L’Oreal, AEROSOLES, Jane Iredale, T-Fal, GoHealth, Zeta Interactive, and other publicly traded companies, consumer brands, technology companies, start-ups and personalities.
Our programs lead to award winning recognition, including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year, Business to Business Program of the Year and Digital/Social Media Campaign of the Year, among others.
1427 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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’re backed by a thoughtful process that considers the particular world of each brand.
Clients include: AmaWaterways, Bareburger, Bowers Museum, Brewery Ommegang, Cocomazing, Chronic Tacos, ESPN, Forto Strong Coffee, Marriott Hotels, Michael’s Restaurant Group, Nikola Labs, NutraWise, Nutrition Corp, Performance Bike, Simon Malls, Spectrum Sports and Tio Gazpacho.
Bliss Integrated Communication
Member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group
500 5th Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10110
Elizabeth Sosnow, Meg Wildrick, Mng. Partners
Cortney Stapleton, Partner
Michael Roth, Healthcare Practice Leader
Alexis Odesser, Patrick Ruppe, Vicky Aguiar, VPs
Bliss Integrated Communication is a mid-sized, independent integrated marketing communication firm that helps healthcare, financial and professional services companies build reputation and grow sales through PR strategy and execution, messaging and content development, brand identity, issues management, digital and social media analytics.
At Bliss, we focus on our clients’ goals and results, not stand-alone tactics. Average tenure among large clients is eight-plus years and includes some of the most respected names in the industries served. What sets Bliss apart is our strategic approach to communication and an unwavering commitment to our clients’ success.
Boardroom Communications, Inc.
1776 No. Pine Island Rd., #320
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322
World Trade Center Tampa Bay
1101 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
The Historic Angebilt Bldg.
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801
601 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 700
Miami, FL 33131
Julie Talenfeld, Pres.
Don Silver, COO
Todd Templin, Executive VP
Michelle Griffith, Account Director
Laura Burns, Crisis Communications Specialist
Jennifer Clarin, Vice President
Boardroom Communications is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing firm delivering results for many of Florida’s most successful professionals, corporations, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. Now in our 27th year, we are able to leverage the skills and connections of our staff, which includes former journalists and seasoned P.R. and marketing professionals to secure earned media throughout Florida and beyond. Clients turn to us when they want creative solutions to help them raise visibility, establish credibility and ultimately make their phones ring for new business.
BoardroomPR 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 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 Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, we are uniquely positioned to serve clients across Florida, and the U.S.
Clients: Accountable Care Options, LLC, Altman Companies, American Cancer Society “Jail ‘n Bail”, Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants, Bardan Cinema, Bolufe Boutique, City National Bank, C3/Customer Contact Channels, Development Specialists, Inc., e-Builder, Feldman Gale, Field of Flowers, Fiske & Co. CPAs, Florida’s Children First, Edison Insurance Co., Florida Peninsula Insurance Co., Florida Property and Casualty Association, Franklin Street, Group P6, Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Hope Outreach Center, Independent Living Systems, ITPalooza Conference, IStar , Marina Palms, Minto Communities, Oasis Outsourcing, Palm Beach Pops, Saint Mark’s Episcopal School, Social Media Law & Order, Six/Ten LLC, SRF Ventures, Talenfeld Law, Tropical Financial Credit Union.
320 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Hal Dash, Chairman and CEO
Lisa Gritzner, President
Brandon Stephenson, Chief Strategic Officer
Strategy. Communications. Results. This is more than Cerrell’s motto; it also captures the essence of our past, current and future success.
As one of the nations most respected and successful public affairs and public relations firms, Cerrell combines the power of our legacy with an elite team of forward-thinking communicators to develop winning strategies for a diverse range of clients.
Since our founding in 1966, Cerrell has consistently created the type of multifaceted, multilingual strategic programs that influence the public and decision-makers in today’s complex and rapidly-changing public policy environment.
What makes Cerrell truly unique among our competitors is that we have 27 elite professionals in our five core practice areas: - Campaigns & Issues, Management, Energy & Environment, Land Use, Local Government, and Media Relations & Crisis Communications - allowing us to provide unmatched services to our clients.
Cooney Waters Unlimited
111 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Timothy Bird, CEO
Julia Jackson, EVP, Cooney Waters Unlimited
Sherri Michelstein, President, Alembic Unlimited
Karen O’Malley, President, Corkery Group Unlimited
Cooney Waters Unlimited (www.cooneywatersunlimited.com) is a family of strategic communications companies focused exclusively on healthcare across many therapeutic areas and health sectors in North America and internationally. The Group includes three sister companies: Cooney Waters Unlimited, a mid-sized firm that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises; Alembic Unlimited, a firm which specializes in communications programs in the area of health advocacy; and Corkery Group Unlimited, a full-service strategic consulting firm specializing in issue-oriented health and medical communications.
Cooney Waters Unlimited is a part of the specialist expertise of Health Unlimited brand (www.healthunlimited.global) — an integrated healthcare agency that is a part of UK-based Creston Unlimited, a new agency brand and offer. With a shared creative philosophy, common tools and unlimited thinking at its core, Health Unlimited brings together consultants and discipline experts from across the group and beyond. This approach unlocks the power of creative collaboration to seize the endless opportunities that exist for brands and businesses in today’s rapidly evolving world.
Cooney Waters Unlimited provides unparalleled scope of strategic marketing and communications solutions, advocacy relations and issue-oriented communications to healthcare clients in non-profit, government and industrial sectors throughout the world.
CooperKatz & Company, Inc.
205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
CooperKatz & Company is a highly-regarded, results-driven public relations agency.
Independent since our founding in 1996, we offer full-service public relations, digital, creative services and event production capabilities to national client base across diverse industry sectors. Our services include brand positioning, media relations, digital / social media strategy and execution, content marketing, product introductions, training, video and event production, and much more.
We combine the strategic thinking of a large agency with the client focus of a smaller firm. Our clients include top brands like Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Memorial Sloan Kettering and PwC. Numerous awards include “Agency of the Year” in our size category by The Holmes Report and “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business.
CooperKatz is a member of the PR Council and the Public Relations Global Network, a consortium of nearly 50 independent agencies from markets around the world.
5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
5 Bryant Park
New York, NY 10018
12400 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Thomas F. Coyne, Founder & CEO
Rich Lukis, Chief Operating Officer
John Gogarty, President
Brad Buyce, Tim Schramm, EVPs
Chris Brienza, David Carter, Kelly Dencker, Joe Gargiulo, Luis Hernandez, Jennifer Kamienski, Kevin Lamb, Tim Schramm, Deborah Sierchio, Lisa Wolleon SVPs
|Passion, strategy and creativity are at the core of who we at Coyne are as an agency and are fortunate to work with clients who let us think outside the bo and deliver big results!|
Coyne is a full-service, integrated communications agency with expertise in public relations, advertising, social media and digital design. The agency represents some of the world’s most well-known brands in a range of industries including, Automotive, Beauty & Fashion, Entertainment, Food & Nutrition, Healthcare, Media & Publishing, Multicultural, Pet & Animal, Retail, Sports, Technology, Travel & Hospitality and Toy & Juvenile Products.
Coyne has been named Midsize Agency of the Year from PRWeek and PR News, ranked as Best Place to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age, Best Agency to Work For in America and Consumer Agency of the Year from The Holmes Report. These awards are a testament to the breadth and depth of our category experience, as well as a reinforcement of our agency philosophy, which is to provide the best of class creativity, client service and results in an office environment that is consistently ranked among the best employers in the industry. Coyne specializes in media relations, brand building, product launches, events & promotions, CSR, sponsorship activation, corporate communications, digital creative and crisis management. The agency is also member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently-owned PR firms.
705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Raymond Crosby, President
Tammy Ebaugh, Chief Strategy Officer
Joel Machak, Executive Creative Director
Denise Aube, Healthcare Practice Leader
Jeff Rosenberg, Nonprofits & Causes Practice Leader
Meredith Williams, Government Practice Leader
|Crosby President Raymond Crosby, flanked by members of the agency’s
The Crosby team is passionate about creating communications programs focused on Inspiring Actions That Matter™. These actions positively impact people’s lives while also contributing to the greater good.
Crosby helps clients make powerful connections with their customers, constituents and communities by tapping insights that shape attitudes, inspire change and motivate positive action. The firm’s award-winning campaigns, which integrate paid, earned, shared, and owned channels and tactics, have touched the lives of virtually everyone in America.
Crosby has specialized practices in Healthcare, Government, and Nonprofits & Causes, and ranks among the country’s top independent agencies. It has headquarters in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis and offices in Washington, D.C.
Clients include: AHRQ, Catholic Relief Services, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, Kaiser Permanente, Sagepoint Senior Living Services, Saint Agnes Hospital, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Social Security Administration, TKF Foundation, USDA, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Veterans Health Administration, and the Wallace Foundation.
Crosby is a member of the PR Council and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), and is proud to have industry-leading client and staff retention levels. To review case studies and capabilities, visit crosbymarketing.com.
Crosswind Media & Public Relations
701 Brazos St., Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701
Thomas Graham, President & CEO
Angela Dejene, EVP
Jake Clements, VP, Marketing & Advertising
Clayton Corn, VP, Events & Experiences
We are fiercely committed to our clients and still do business on a handshake. We serve corporate, public agencies, and national governments across five continents but are proud to call Texas home.
Our proven expertise in media strategy, corporate reputation and brand enrichment is focused on the most important of today’s currencies: TRUST. Because where we’re from, your word is your bond. At Crosswind, we believe in the power of public participation at every step along the way. We believe that an engaged and informed community will create an environment rich with opportunities for success.
Our team is comprised of senior professionals that have a love for the work we do and the clients we serve. We bring a passion for the art of persuasion and a commitment to client service to our work.
Services include: media relations, corporate & crisis communications, issues management and government relations, digital & website services, investor and financial relations, events and brands.
Areas of expertise: healthcare, energy and technology, lifestyle and entertainment, infrastructure, education.
808 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Los Angeles: 310/395-9510
Washington, D.C.: 202/580-8930
John Davies, CEO Robb Rice, EVP Taylor Canfield, EVP Joshua Boisvert, EVP Lisa Palmer, SVP
Davies specializes in strategic communications and public engagement. We provide a distinct advantage when public opinion matters, and excel in overcoming challenges for projects that are complex, controversial or face opposition.
Davies translates client narratives into stories that motivate support and calm opposition. We know our client’s greatest resource is their story told well, and our unique research process uncovers that authentic story. Our proven strategic communications materials and grassroots programs are delivered through integrated channels so that they re-frame the debate, earn active public support, and overcome fear and organized opposition.
Our goal is their goal — to earn approvals and support in a timely manner.
330 Old Country Road, Suite 206
Mineola, NY 11501
Liz Burke, VP
Didit Communications is the public relations arm of integrated marketing agency Didit, which has 160 employees and offers a wide range of PR, marketing and digital services to more than 200 clients across all industry verticals. With offices in Manhattan, Long Island and Waltham, Massachusetts, Didit Communications is led by a group of senior PR professionals who enjoy hands-on work with clients to build highly recognized and respected brands. Its B2B PR specialties comprises of technology, financial services, professional services, healthcare and real estate, and its B2C PR specialties include fashion & beauty, food & beverages, home & lifestyle, travel & tourism, healthcare and retail. With several years of experience in market entry, startup public relations and media relations for clients in North America, Europe and Asia, our team places a heavy emphasis on goals and analytics to measure progress and return on investment. For more information, visit www.didit.com.
11675 Rainwater Dr., #300
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Brad Dodge, Pres.
Elisabeth Deckon, Chowning Johnson, Sr. VPs
Dodge Communications is the nation’s leading integrated communications agency serving healthcare’s innovative companies. Over the last 15 years, Dodge has worked with more than 250 U.S.-based healthcare companies that deliver products and services to hospitals, physician practices, payer organizations and vendors. With proven programs that span PR, content, marketing, digital, creative and lead generation, we help companies accelerate growth, strengthen brand awareness, enhance thought leadership and drive sales through strategic, integrated campaigns that are tied to key business objectives. Dodge’s single-market focus and excellence in client service have been responsible for the upward client growth trajectory and retention and serves as a testament to the agency’s strategies that engage prospects, optimize interactions and promote business. Dodge Communications is part of Myelin Communications, a family of companies serving the healthcare and financial services sectors.
Dukas Linden Public Relations
|From top: Richard Dukas, Chairman
and CEO; and Seth Linden, President, Dukas Linden Public Relations.
100 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
Richard Dukas, Chmn. & CEO
Seth Linden, Pres.
Doug Hesney, Exec. VP
Zach Leibowitz, Sr. VP
Stephanie Dressler, Sean Dougherty, Zack Kouwe, VPs
DLPR is an award-winning PR agency, which is known for strategic and proactive media relations, a results-driven approach, and the involvement of senior management on all accounts.
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 also has a strong professional services practice, representing firms in law, accounting, insurance, compliance, risk management and management consulting. The firm also has strong experience in fintech and B2B technology.
The agency regularly generates coverage in the industry’s most influential outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Times, Bloomberg and all of the top trade publications, websites and blogs. The agency is very strong in broadcasting, averaging approximately 50 bookings per month — mainly on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business.
DLPR provides Comprehensive media and presentation training, message development, editorial services, crisis communications and digital media services.
Clients: Adams Street Partners, BlueMountain Capital, Brown Advisory, Eaton Vance, EisnerAmper, Global X Management, JMP Group, Morgan Creek Capital, Muddy Waters, Navigant, Neuberger Berman and Raymond James.
4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
Fahlgren Mortine President and CEO Neil Mortine.
Neil Mortine, President & CEO
Fahlgren Mortine offers a full range of marketing and communications services, from media relations to the creative and practical application of new media, all in real-time. With more than 200 associates and clients based all over the world, Fahlgren Mortine is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with locations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, Ohio; Charleston, W. Va., Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo.; Lexington, KY.; Greenville and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and New York City. In addition to our regional offices, we have the ability to reach audiences globally through our involvement with the PR Council and membership in IPREX. Fahlgren Mortine acquired Turner, a travel, tourism and active lifestyle public relations firm with offices in Denver, Colo. and New York City in 2014.
But what matters most to our clients is our way of doing business. Our integrated model allows us to pursue the best solution to our clients’ challenges, no matter the medium. We consistently achieve a Net Promoter Score (NPS) that places us in what the creator of the NPS deems the “world-class” range, and it means our clients enthusiastically recommend us to their peers. It also helps us attract the best talent from the corporate and agency worlds who are looking for the best place to practice their profession and make a real difference with clients.
245 Park Ave., 39th flr.
New York, NY 10167
Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Roher, Managing Partner & President, Roher PR Group
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director
Feintuch Communications is an award-winning boutique strategic relations firm offering senior counseling, experience and tactical support to a broad range of organizations — from the Fortune 500 to emerging companies, non-profits and associations.
(Left to right) Feintuch Communications Managing Partner, Richard Roher, and President, Henry Feintuch
Our firm’s orientation is business results; not simply press clippings or busy work to justify a monthly invoice. We’re dedicated to helping our clients build distribution, sell more products or services, improve their corporate or brand image and achieve other business outcomes.
Every client engagement is managed — hands-on — by a senior practitioner who is responsible for the campaign’s results. Our services range from public relations and business/partnership development to investor relations, capital sourcing and advertising and marketing. Strategic practice areas include technology; financial services & FinTech; AV; energy and clean tech, media & 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 and an outstanding strategic relations firm in each and every client engagement.
Clients: Accura Media Group, AptoVision, BlueHornet, ChargeItSpot, Emergent Capital, Glebar, Leclanché, Legrand, LifeThreads, MECLABS/MarketingSherpa.
301 East 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
Peter Finn, Founding Partner
Dena Merriam, Co-Founding Partner
Richard Funess, Sr. Managing Partner
Finn Partners was founded in 2011 with the goal of shaping a bold future in Public Relations through entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and partnership driven client success. A global group of collaborative strategists dedicated to delivering integrated communications programs for today’s leading brands, Finn Partners proactively builds the messaging, visuals and context across sectors and media platforms that turn clients into thought leaders. With the right combination of practice area expertise and raw, new thinking across branding, PR, advertising, digital and social media, Finn pushes past traditional media boundaries into thriving new frontiers.
Today, our 500-person-strong global partnership is committed to creating an entrepreneurial agency, uniquely positioned to meet the challenges our clients face in an ever-shifting media landscape.
Finn Partners is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest independent PR firms with over 500 employees who work collaboratively with colleagues across the globe to deliver results. Finn Partners is also very focused on creating a “best place to work” environment and we believe that this culture helps us to attract and retain the best talent in the industry.
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of communications services, including digital, creative and social media. Specialty areas include consumer, health, technology, CSR, education, travel & lifestyle, arts, and public and corporate affairs. We come to work with a desire to help our clients make a difference in the world, and are founded on the notion that true partnership fosters an environment in which independent-minded professionals deliver the best in client service, creativity and results.
Our clients receive boutique-style attention, reinforced with the resources of a global communications firm.
Finn Partners clients include: Air France/KLM, Aralez, Auntie Anne’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, Bridgestone, Bosch Thermador, Carvel, Cinnabon, Fujitsu, Guggenheim Foundation, IEEE, I Love NY, Ingram Micro, Hilton, Jamaica, Jamba Juice, J.M. Smucker, Korean Embassy, Logitech, MD Anderson, MoMA, Omaha Steaks, Verizon Foundation, Viacom, Whitney Museum and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) helps emerging brands become category leaders and category leaders become global icons.
Founded in 1997, FWV is the Southeast’s most highly decorated public relations, advertising, digital marketing and content creation agency with 96 employees and offices in Raleigh, N.C. (headquarters), New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. FWV is a four-time National Agency of the Year winner or finalist and a four-time National Consumer Agency of the Year winner or finalist (The Holmes Report and Bulldog Reporter). In addition to being the largest firm in the Southeast for 12-years running, FWV consistently ranks in the top 20 overall. FWV is a well rounded firm with seven practice areas in the top 20 nationwide (O’Dwyer’s): Beauty and Fashion (#2), Sports (#2), Agriculture (#10), Travel and Economic Development (#12), Entertainment (#13), Home Furnishings (#14) and Food & Beverage (#16).
FWV gets results for its clients, including establishing companies and their brands as thought leaders; providing fans and brand loyalists online communities for engagement; increasing brand affinity, reach and purchase intent; and creating emotional connections, all while delivering targeted reach in scalable and measurable ways.
National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, Justin Brands, EA Sports, Hood River Distillers, Melitta, the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Grammy-winning Backstreet Boys, the International Gemological Institute (IGI), Peter Millar and Moe’s Southwest Grill. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $200 million network of communication agencies, with 1,500 staff and 100 offices worldwide.
2730 Sidney St., Building 2,
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
John Gatesman, President and CEO
Dave Kwasnick, Partner, EVP, Chief Creative Officer
Shannon Baker, Partner, EVP, Public Relations and Social Media
The Gatesman+Dave PR team (from L to R): Jamie Kurke, assistant account executive; Lauren Wenzel, account executive; Mary Kate Joyce, account supervisor; Desiree Bartoe, account supervisor; Shannon Baker, partner, executive vice president, public relations and social media; Beth Thompson, account director; Heather Scott, senior account executive; and Paige Blawas, account executive.
Gatesman+Dave 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 social and digital world.
We motivate action and influence the behavior of your key audiences to increase 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.
Founded in 2006, Gatesman+Dave is a privately held corporation owned by partners John Gatesman, Dave Kwasnick and Shannon Baker. Gatesman+Dave PR 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.
Client roster: BRGR, Camp Invention, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, Chromalox, Collegiate Inventors Competition, Del Monte, Duquesne Light Company, FedEx, Foodland, Grit and Grace, Hormel Foods: HOUSE of TSANG®, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Qdoba Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Pittsburgh Paints & Stains, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System), NXT, People’s Natural Gas, S&T Bank, SHOP ’n SAVE, Spoon, Starkist, Tobii Dynavox, UPMC and Willow.
Global Strategy Group
215 Park Ave. South, 15th Flr.
New York, NY 10003
Jon Silvan, Founding Partner & CEO
Jefrey Pollock, Founding Partner & Pres.
Marc Litvinoff, Mng. Partner
Justin Lapatine, Partner
Tanya Meck, EVP & Mng. Dir.
Nick Gourevitch, Partner & Mng. Dir.
Jim Papa, Exec. VP
1001 G St., N.W., 6th Flr. East
Washington, DC 20001
185 Asylum St., 16th Flr.
Hartford, CT 06103
450 E. 17th Ave., #310
Denver, CO 80203
Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a leading public affairs firm distinguished by its depth of talent, influential clients, and winning track record. Battle-tested in the trenches of corporate reputation management and political campaigns, we bring unrivaled commitment to every assignment. Our culture of independence, integrity, and responsiveness established by our co-founders, CEO Jon Silvan and President Jefrey Pollock — two decades ago drives our team of nearly 100 smart, strategic, and creative professionals today. Our clients — which include Fortune 100 companies, national political leaders, associations and nonprofits — rely on GSG for candid guidance and fast, effective execution. We provide a combination of critical thinking and on-the-ground results that many other firms talk about, but few deliver.
Clients; Airbnb, CONCACAF, Comcast, Con Edison, ESPN, Google, Microsoft, Pershing Square Capital Management, Snapchat, Uber, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Governor Andrew Cuomo (NY), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Priorities USA, American Civil Liberties Union, MacArthur Foundation, Share Our Strength, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and UNICEF.
27 West Athens Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
Greg Matusky, Founder & President
Joe Anthony, President, Financial Services
Doug Rose, COO
A full-service, strategically integrated firm since 1990, Gregory FCA creates and deploys sophisticated national media relations, social media, content marketing, investor relations, and financial communications campaigns.
As one of the nation’s largest PR firms, our clients include fast-growing private and publicly traded companies competing in today’s digital economy. Gregory FCA’s staff of 55 professionals — drawn from journalism, finance, communications, and public relations — service many key markets, including financial services, consumer and enterprise technology, real estate, healthcare and consumer products, and more.
We are experts at telling our clients’ stories and driving those messages out to a proprietary network of media contacts, bloggers, consumers, investors, institutions, and other interest groups that can help our clients grow.
If your business could benefit from high-profile media exposure, social media buzz, digital and traditional communication services, or integrated investor relations capabilities, join the companies who call Gregory FCA their agency of record.
Partial Client List: The Angel Oak Companies, Array Biopharma, Ascensus, Brandywine Global, CA Technologies, CBIZ, CFP Board, ETF Ventures, International Securities Exchange/ISE, Janney Montgomery Scott, Galectin Therapeutics, Kimco Realty, M&T Bank, NFP, NICE, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Penn Mutual Asset Management, People’s United Bank, Post University, Radware, Recovery Centers of America, Resource Real Estate, SCHOTT, SHI, TESSCO Technologies, United Capital Financial Partners and Ventev.
1011 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Michael Jacobs, COO
Hemsworth Communications team members during the New York City media launch celebrating a partnership between their client, luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways, and Adventures by Disney.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hemsworth Communications is a full-service public relations agency that specializes in the branding, corporate communications and promotion of travel and hospitality companies as well as luxury lifestyle brands. A boutique-sized firm with an impressive background and global reach, Hemsworth combines unprecedented passion, insight and connections to surpass client expectations.
In just under two full years in business, Hemsworth has been hired by companies large and small, local and global, because of its track record for delivering outstanding results with a personal touch. The agency has received multiple awards within the PR and communications industry, as well as the national business community, and is one of the fastest growing agencies in the United States.
The Hoffman Agency
325 South 1st St., 3rd Fl.
San Jose, CA 95113
Lou Hoffman, CEO
Stephen Burkhart, Gen. Mgr., North America
Cassandra Cheong, Mng. Dir., Asia Pacific
Mike Sottak, Mng. Dir., Europe
Lydia Lau, VP of Global Operations
The Hoffman Asia team visits our U.S. office and greets us with their holy picture taking tool: the selfie stick.
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.
Clients: AppAnnie, Appier, Applied Semiconductor Engineering, Avast, Axis Communications, Chicago Booth, City of Fremont, Corning, Evernote, Google, Nutanix, Nautilus, Nokia, Sony, Wearable IoT World and Zix Corporation.
16 W. 22nd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
535 Mission Street Suite 1529
San Francisco, CA 94105
Brendon Craigie, Group CEO
Rebecca Honeyman, SVP, GM New York
Greg Mondshein, SVP, New York
Laura Macdonald, VP, San Francisco
Christa Conte, VP, New York
Hotwire’s NYC team.
Hotwire is a global PR and communications agency helping ambitious companies with an adventurous and bold approach that produces real results. We operate with a one team mentality across our New York, San Francisco and 20+ offices across the globe including UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Our mission: to create campaigns that are not only creative and strategic, but agile and deliver impact for the business.
Hotwire communications experts have in-depth knowledge and experience spanning major industry categories, including fintech, enterprise technology, consumer, consumer technology, e-commerce, marketing, media and entertainment. We bring the best of this knowledge, skills and experience to all of our clients wherever they are in the world. Our client line-up around the globe includes industry disruptors of all ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies including Qlik, Marketo, MapR, GoPro, Red Bull, Travelex, Logitech, EMC, Nuance, Workday, Qualcomm and LinkedIn.
Hunter Public Relations
41 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010-2202
Partners: Grace Leong, Jonathan Lyon, Jason Winocour, Mark Newman, Donetta Allen, Gigi Russo, Erin Hanson
Despite growing to 110 staffers and expanding their geographic footprint to include offices in New York and London and team members based in Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle, Hunter PR comes together each year for a company-wide, three day off-site creativity training and “mandatory fun.”
Hunter Public Relations is an award-winning consumer product public relations firm with offices in New York, London and a strategic footprint in markets across North America. Beginning with research-driven insights, Hunter PR 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 traditional publicity, social & digital media outreach, strategic partnerships and influencer seeding engages the hearts, minds and spirits of target consumers.
Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, Hunter PR has grown into one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, with more than 110 full-time staff professionals. Hunter PR is 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.
Hunter PR’s creative approach and client service-orientation has led to some of the most enduring client relationships in the business including Tabasco Pepper Sauce (27 years), 3M (20 years) and Church & Dwight (10 years). Practice areas include food and beverage, home and lifestyle, and health, wellness and beauty, and the agency proudly serves a broad range of esteemed companies and brands in each of these sectors.
685 Third Ave., 2nd flr.
New York, NY 10017
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs and advisory services that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in the world maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing.
InkHouse CEO & Co-Founder, Beth Monaghan.
260 Charles Street., Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02453
Beth Monaghan, CEO & Co-Founder
Founded in 2007, InkHouse is an award-winning public relations and content agency for the digital age. Named one of the fastest-growing agencies in the U.S., we boost the brands and incite interest for early stage startups, Fortune 100 enterprises and companies in between from our offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California. With over 90 professionals on staff, InkHouse has been widely recognized for our work, our culture, our growth and our leadership.
We firmly believe that a progressive workplace is the only way to fuel great work and growth, so we’re proud to have earned two “Agency of the Year” awards, along with The Boston Globe’s 2014 & 2015 Top Places to Work, The Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses and BostInno’s “Coolest Companies in Boston.”
In addition to media and analyst relations, we help our clients gain market attention through our unique content practice, comprised of former journalists, graphic designers and filmmakers, who produce the content that extends stories from interest to engagement.
From top: Intermarket Communications
425 Madison Ave., Suite 600
New York, NY 10017
Martin Mosbacher, Managing Partner & CEO
Matt Zachowski, Managing Partner & Executive Chairman
Neil Shapiro, Managing Partner & COO.
William Ferri, Managing Partner
Stephanie DiIorio, SVP
Jade Faugno, Michael Kingsley Senior Account Supervisors
Intermarket Communications has long been a leading independent provider of public relations and marketing services to clients in the global financial services industry. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Intermarket has expanded it’s expertise to encompass the fields of food and nutrition, life sciences, technology and higher education. We offer clients a combination of strategic expertise and informed execution designed to generate the media coverage and social media amplification that builds and maintains reputation, and achieves sustained results.
Intermarket Communications works with clients throughout the global business community, including investment marketplaces and exchanges, leading buy-side and sell-side institutions, banks, alternative investment providers, technology and service providers, as well as government and industry organizations.
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Ga 30309
125 West Washington St.
Athens, GA 30601
750 North Saint Paul St.
Dallas, TX 75201
130 team members activate the Jackson Spalding brand and define its culture.
Glen Jackson, Bo Spalding, Brian Brodrick, Eric O’Brien, Trudy Kremer, Randall Kirsch, Whitney Ott, Owners
Jackson Spalding’s vision is to be the most trusted and respected marketing communications agency. That’s it. We don’t aim to be the biggest or flashiest. After 20 years of this approach, we have become one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies in the Southeast, with more than 125 team members in offices in Atlanta, Athens, Georgia and Dallas, Texas and outposts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and New York. We adhere to a philosophy of “great work and good works” — great work for our clients and good works in the communities in which we reside. We work with organizations from the premiering to the preeminent, from corporate to compassionate. Above all, we choose to work with clients who inspire us — those who want to be the best at what they do. Those are our kind of people.
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock
The Horse Barn at Maryland Farms
219 Ward Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
150 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2925
Chicago, IL 60606
David Jarrard, Kevin Phillips, Molly Cate, Anne Hancock Toomey, Magi Curtis, Jana Atwell, Partners
Entering our second decade at Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, we’ve earned the role of trusted advisor to many of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare systems.
In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, you need more than “outside counsel.” You need an ally with a plan. Our seasoned experts provide a tailored approach to address any issue, strategy or goal as an extension of your team. We address an immediate need, a series of critical events or act as an ongoing collaborator. We are your thought partner and tactical resource for managing reputations, designing new departments, engaging patients and communicating change to the new normal of healthcare.
Ranked a top 15 healthcare communications firm since 2010, we have guided clients in over 40 states to achieve goals in the midst of rampant change. Built on a platform of $32 billion in M&A transactional campaigns, we have grown from an organization widely recognized for winning, issue-oriented campaigns to a healthcare strategic communications and engagement firm leading transformational long term initiatives.
JPA Health Communications
1420 K St., N.W., #1050
Washington, DC 20005
Carrie Jones, Prin. & Mng. Dir.
Michael O’Brien, Exec. VP, Washington, D.C.
Ken Deutsch, Exec. VP, Boston
Sally Bain, Senior VP, Boston
Diane Wass, Mng. Dir, London
JPA Health Communications is an award-winning communications firm known for crafting targeted, high-impact strategic communications, advocacy and media relations programs for clients across the healthcare spectrum. By applying the influencer relations model, JPA identifies and engages key audiences that can be leveraged to most effectively deliver our clients’ messages and drive change within their field.
With a team of senior strategists, JPA partners with clients to work smarter, faster and more strategically, making their influencer relations more impactful. JPA’s exclusive focus on health means that clients can count on a team that understands their issues and has the experience necessary to provide sound, strategic health, medical and science communications counsel, rooted in the realities of this dynamic landscape.
JPA is a woman-owned agency with offices in Washington, D.C., Boston and London, and is a member of IPRN, the world’s leading independent public relations agency network.
Clients: Advaxis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, College of American Pathologists, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Intuitive Surgical, Lamaze International, Melanoma Research Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Pharmaceutical Council, Together for Safer Roads, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and ViiV Healthcare.
J Public Relations
530 7th Ave., #502
New York, NY 10018
604 Arizona Avenue, #18
Santa Monica, CA 90401
1620 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Gray’s Inn Rd, Kings Cross
London WC1H, UK
(011) 44 7921124668
Jamie Lynn Sigler, Sarah Evans, Partners
Jamie Lynn Sigler and Sarah Evans, Partners of J Public Relations (JPR).
J Public Relations (JPR) is one of the top hospitality and luxury lifestyle public relations and social media firms in the country. Many of the world’s top hospitality brands, luxury hotels and resorts, restaurants, consumer products and lifestyle brands have chosen JPR as their partner to tell their stories and connect them with the right media and influence to grow their brands. A global force with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and London, JPR cultivates fresh, creative and thoughtful media and social campaigns. Our team has an unparalleled passion for achieving press with a purpose — directly impacting a brand’s bottom line.
JPR is a boutique powerhouse of more than 50 talented, relationship-driven publicists, tastemakers and seasoned public relations strategists. With expansive teams on both coasts and abroad, the agency provides invaluable media saturation across the US, Canada and UK, regardless of where a client is based in the world. The JPR team is experienced with launching brands and maintaining relevancy through solid, newsworthy media campaigns with synergistic brand partnerships and creative programming.
With the creation of 7th & Wit, an in-house social media division run by experts in the fast growing, ever changing digital space, the agency curates campaigns and content, sets trends and keeps their finger on the pulse of digital strategy, content and influencer relations. www.seventhandwit.com.
601 Fourth St., Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94107
Julie Karbo, Founder & CEO
Karbo Com team at Nexenta Event with Pepper the Robot
Karbo Communications is a respected and innovative digital communications and PR agency that delivers on business objectives. 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, creating viral videos or writing influential content. We’ve ushered in technologies such as cloud, the Internet of Things, social, big data, apps, advertising tech, security, networking, gaming and wearable technology.
The Karbo Com team has worked extensively with B2B and consumer tech companies, including Apple, Digg, Nexenta, eBay Advertising, Logitech, Chomp, Peribit Networks, Equinix, RTI, Cisco, Defense.Net, Oracle and Intel. 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.
Clients: eBay Advertising, Internet of Things World Conference, Nexenta, RTI (Real-Time Innovations), Logitech, Vendavo, Townsquared and ABBYY.
21 Penn Plaza, 360 West 31st St.
New York, NY 10001
KYNE team, September 2015.
David Kyne, Founder & CEO
Maureen Byrne, Wendy Woods-Williams, Exec. VPs
Kelli Raymor, Sr. VP
Founded in 2009, KYNE is an award-winning strategic health communications consultancy that cultivates ideas, insights and influencers to improve lives. With offices in Dublin, New York City and Los Angeles, KYNE develops and leads major health communications initiatives in both the US and globally, and has a robust client roster that includes leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Key Clients: Biogen, CDC Foundation, Seqirus, The Carter Center.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
47 Commerce Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Jeffrey T. Lambert, President
Don Hunt, Managing Director, Partner
Christi Cowdin, Managing Director
Steve Linder, President, Sterling Corp. division
LE&A is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-20 investor relations firm with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan’s only statewide firm — with offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit — LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries. Honored by both PRWeek and PR News as Small Agency of the Year, LE&A has posted 17 consecutive years of growth, been named by Crain’s as “Coolest Company to Work for,” and twice won Bulldog Best Integration of PR and IR. LE&A is also a proud Partner Agency in PROI Worldwide, a global network of independent public relations agencies dedicated to delivering seamless global results.
LE&A has assembled a team of national agency, corporate and Wall Street veterans with proven expertise in delivering tangible, winning results. Our specialties and client roster span consumer products, specialty retail and national chains, food & beverage, health care, business services, energy, manufacturing, technology, and faith-based products and services. We are “The PR Firm That Can Read an Income Statement.™”
Clients: ABC Western Michigan, Bethany Christian Services, Blackford Capital, Continental Automotive, Denali Flavors/MooseTracks®, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Greatland Corporation, Huron Capital Partners, Inventure Foods, Jamba At-Home Smoothies, Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM), Michigan Department of Education, MPI Research, Old Orchard Brands, Peak Resorts (NASDAQ:SKIS), Ranir, Shopko Stores, Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR), Spectrum Health and Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE:WWW).
Landis Communications, Inc.
1388 Sutter St., #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
415/561-0888; fax: 415/561-0778
David Landis, President
Sean Dowdall, General Manager
Brianne Miller, Business Development Director
David Cumpston, Client Services Director
LCI staff celebrating 25 years in business.
Named America’s #1 PR Firm (Ragan’s Ace Awards — Small Firm) and called “the Bay Area’s consumer/B2B PR and marketing communications experts,” San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) is celebrating 25 years in business. LCI is a Bulldog Award winner for social media and media relations.
LCI is a full-service public relations, digital/social media, video and marketing communications agency that specializes in consumers, consumer technology, B2B, corporate and institutional public relations campaigns that help support each business’ identified goals. LCI’s industry sectors include: healthcare, financial services, technology, retail, real estate, consumer products, hospitality, food/beverage, technology, nonprofits and more. Through its Promised Results© return-on-investment program, LCI provides tangible metrics for your PR dollars. LCI is a proud, certified member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, is an official Corporate Diversity Supplier and also is 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 (www.prgn.com), with 50 affiliate agencies worldwide. Call us at: 415/561-0888 or visit LCI online at: www.landispr.com.
905 SW 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2720
New York, NY 10110
Wendy Lane Stevens, President
Amber Roberts, SVP
LANE combines deep experience, broad connections and unapologetic tenacity to deliver business-building results for clients from coast to coast.
Since 1990, LANE has served as a trusted partner to national brands in the consumer/lifestyle, food and beverage, financial services, and technology sectors. Our strategic communications counsel is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ industries and backed by exceptional client service and an unrelenting commitment to helping our clients achieve business success.
Drawing on insights garnered from firsthand experience as well as from media, influencer and consumer circles, LANE’s multifaceted campaigns connect across digital and traditional platforms to inspire people to action. Our services include integrated PR campaigns, content marketing, media and blogger relations, social campaigns, influencer programs, events and experiential marketing, internal communications, crisis communications, spokesperson training, brand messaging, investor relations, and transaction communications.
One Thompson Square,
Suite 403, Boston, MA 02129
Donna L. LaVoie, President and CEO
David Connolly, SVP
Martin Forest, SVP,
Lisa DeScenza, Director, Special Projects
LaVoieHealthScience provides strategic communications, investor relations and public relations to build recognition, increase sales and value for health science innovations.
We design and execute strategic communications programs that make our clients’ technologies, products and services known, understandable, approachable and relevant. Through our proprietary process, LHS Immersion™, we approach our clients’ needs through the lens of each of their target stakeholders: patients, providers, payers, partners and investors and develop solutions to achieve their business goals and build brand value. We bring 15 years of case studies and over 100 proven strategies to our clients.
Founded in 2001, LaVoieHealthScience is celebrating its 15th anniversary and has received 27 awards over the past six years in recognition of the work it has done for emerging and established industry leaders in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and government.
If you are not working with an agency or are not 100% happy with your current IR, PR or strategic communication programs, we should talk. If you’re seeking access, we can deliver it. We are focused on building trust and long-term relationships based on the quality of work that we deliver. Many of our client relationships go back over a decade.
Clients: Abpro, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Cydan Development, Hydra Biosciences, Matinas BioPharma, Molecular MD, NewLink Genetics, Newron Pharmaceuticals, Oticon, SIRION Biotech, and WuXiApptec.
L.C. Williams & Associates
150 N. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60601
Kim Blazek Dahlborn, President and CEO
Gary Goodfriend, EVP
Allison Kurtz, EVP
Shannon Quinn, EVP
Tim Young, SVP
Laura Bohacz, VP
Jay Kelly, VP
L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) is a full-service public relations and communications services agency headquartered in Chicago. Our mid-sized company is made up of experienced, invested and creative individuals who are focused to deliver meaningful results on time and on budget.
Our independent agency employs 25 professionals whose specialties include marketing communications, media relations, social media, corporate relations, employee/labor communications, public affairs, crisis communications, special events, community relations, media training and more.
Our teams are fully immersed in our clients’ businesses. We have the experience to offer thoughtful counsel, honest opinions and creative solutions.
LCWA serves clients from a wide range of industries and is one of the top agencies specializing in home products. Our national reach is broadened globally by international affiliates through our membership in the Public Relations Global Network.
Among current clients: ACGME-I, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Endodontists, Boise Paper, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Electrolux, Eureka, Fashion Bed Group, First Alert, Frigidaire Professional, Labelmaster, Mavea, Merit School of Music, Oster Professional, Paramount Theatre, Parr Insurance, Response Team 1, SafeRack, Snow Joe, Trex, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois, Urgent Care Association of America, Weil-McLain.
1900 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
LEVICK is one of the world’s leading crisis, strategic communications, and public affairs firms. The firm is widely known for handling the highest-profile matters in the world, from large data breaches and the Boko Haram kidnappings to Guantanamo Bay; from the major food recalls of recent years to significant anti-corruption and white collar matters. Companies and countries hire LEVICK to identify what’s next; to anticipate decisive trends, and to develop and implement the strategies necessary to change minds and drive movements.
The firm specializes in all aspects of communications and intelligence that support our clients’ needs, from Business Intelligence — with live global assets designed to empower clients with the knowledge they need to be truly strategic — to social and digital media campaigns that track, identify, and inform those strategies. From corporate communications to reputation management, LEVICK’s fully integrated teams work with clients to win their battles and achieve their critical goals.
575 Market St., Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Consistently named as one of the industry’s fastest-growing agencies, LEWIS has 600 staff across 27 offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
LEWIS is a global communications agency built to solve the four challenges brands face: awareness, demand, adoption and advocacy.
LEWIS provides PR, marketing and digital services to drive tangible results for clients around the world. Its agile approach allows brands to adapt to market opportunities and win the war for relevance. Consistently named as one of the industry’s fastest-growing agencies, LEWIS has 600 staff across 27 offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Global clients include: 20th Century Fox, Accellion, Adobe, Airbnb, Ancestry.com, BBC Worldwide, Cisco, Citrix, Comcast, Crowdstrike, Deezer, Designer Exchange, Dimension Data, EMC, Equinix, Gemalto, Google, Hitachi Data Systems, Hotels.com, Houzz, Honor, Infosys, Intel Security, Jabra, Kaspersky, Lenovo, Logitech, MuleSoft, Nikon, Nimble Storage, Olswang, Porsche Asia Pacific, Qlik, Regus, Roche, Sabre, SailPoint, Schneider Electric, SAS, ShoreTel, Siemens, Sky, Skyscanner, Software AG, Splunk, Stericycle, Thunder Power, Tourism Australia, Turkish Airlines, VMware, Yahoo, Zscaler.
Lou Hammond Group
900 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10022
212/308-8880; fax: 212/891-0200
For 32 years, Lou Hammond Group (LHG) has achieved substantial results for its clients across numerous industries including hospitality and tourism; economic development; home décor/interior design; arts/culture; technology; and real estate.
Headquartered in New York, with offices in Charleston, Los Angeles and Miami, the company expanded in 2015 to serve a more diverse clientele. Led by Founder and Chairman Lou Hammond and CEO Stephen Hammond, the marketing communications firm extensively advanced its digital, branding and integrated marketing capabilities.
LHG consistently earns significant coverage for its clients, attested by 16 Adrian Awards from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association. In 2015, the agency secured an in-depth USA Today profile (New Hampshire); a multipage feature in Marie Claire and Forbes (Providence); TV coverage included Fox & Friends (Certified Angus Beef®); Good Morning America (WallPops); TODAY (Virginia); and exclusive coverage in New York Times (Mandarin Oriental) plus three features in Departures (Oetker Collection). LHG facilitated a partnership between Bergdorf Goodman and Charleston Area CVB, which included a 32-page spread in BG Magazine along with dedicated social media. Successful campaigns included The Virginia’s Oyster Trail (reach: 105+ million); Cultural Concierge, Palm Beach County (reach: 150+ million); three-city Virginia Governor’s Blitz (reach: 101+ million); and launch of Villa Stephanie (reach: 200+ million). LHG integrated traditional marketing with digital communication channels for a NYC social influencer event for Certified Angus Beef (reach: 1 million) and led communications efforts for Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading B2B cruise conference, hosting over 250 members of the international media, and published the show’s daily magazine.
2021 Richard Jones Rd,
Nashville, TN 37215
Lovell Communications has achieved national and regional recognition for its work on behalf of hundreds of satisfied clients throughout the country.
Lovell Communications protects brand reputations and helps companies build and grow their businesses with marketing creativity and strategic public relations.
In addition to a strong bench of marketing, communications and social media strategists, our team of senior consultants has meaningful relationships with editors, reporters, innovators, investors and business leaders throughout the country. We bring all of these resources to bear when developing and executing marketing and communications strategies for our clients.
We serve clients in diverse business sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; professional services and business-to-business; retail and hospitality; not-for-profit; and transportation, construction and real estate.
Our history spans nearly three decades and includes engagements that have lasted from two months to 20 years with clients including publicly held companies, start-ups, closely held family businesses and pre-IPO companies. Our firm – and the talented individuals who make it remarkable — has been recognized with hundreds of national, regional and local awards.
16 E. 34th St.
New York, NY 10016
Headquartered in New York, with an owned office in Washington, D.C, Makovsky is a leading independent global integrated communications consultancy, building businesses and reputations with ideas that cross the boundaries of traditional, digital, social and experiential media. Makovsky has specialties in Health, Financial + Professional Services, Consumer and Energy + Sustainability. Our services include public relations, digital branding, social media, crisis communications, change management, investor relations and innovation.
In 2015, Makovsky won 25 company and campaign awards including the Bulldog Stars of PR Awards for “Agency Professional of the Year,” and the American Business Award for “PR Agency of the Year.” Not only is our work recognized but our outstanding employees are as well. In 2015 two Makovsky employees were named “PR Rising 30 under 30” by PR News and our Managing Director Denise Vitola was named a PR News “Top Women in PR.”
The firm also won a PRSA Bronze Anvil, three PRSA Big Apple Awards, the Financial Communications Society Portfolio Award for client campaigns and multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies. Makovsky is also the founder of IPREX, the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies in more than 30 countries and 40 U.S. cities.
135 East 57th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Los Angeles Headquarters
Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President
Natalie Rucker, VP of Business Development
John Krisiukenas, Managing Director, NY
Marketing Maven’s Los Angeles-based team.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Marketing Maven’s integration of PR, organic SEO and social media 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.
Their services aid national marketing campaigns and product launches with reputation management, organic SEO tracking, competitive analysis reports, key influencer identification and online product reviews to help increase revenue. Multicultural marketing is also a core competency for Marketing Maven, not only focusing on Spanish language media relations, but assisting clients with culturally relevant content for various marketing channels.
Marketing Maven is 8(a) certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), has WOSB status with the government and DBE, CUCP and CPUC certification.
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
1420 State Hwy. 206
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Joe Boyd, CEO
Eliot Harrison, Exec. VP
Cindy Romano, Sr. VP
Jennifer Silvent, Sr. VP
Karen Dombek, VP
Laura de Zutter, VP
For the last three decades, MCS has remained a constant fixture in an ever-changing media marketplace by adapting and innovating as rapidly as the science itself. From our earliest assignment celebrating the eradication of smallpox, to announcing the results of the world’s first cardiovascular mega-trials, to the design of PR programs that move the needles for many of today’s blockbuster brands, we have amassed a deep level of scientific and journalistic expertise and earned the enduring trust and respect of the industry’s top innovators, advocates and influencers.
As an independent specialty shop solely focused on healthcare, we think of ourselves as a swift boat among battleships: small but sturdy; nimble and reliable; and best-suited for operations that are difficult, demanding and unique. Everyone here shares a trademark set of skills and a desire to use their PR powers for good, both for the client and for the healthcare community. We are passionate about what we do. We are data wonks, pop-culture junkies, and nerdy, notorious spell-checkers. And we’re sticklers for ensuring the availability of senior counsel, on your team and in your trenches, every day.
When it comes to media relations, we want home runs, not just hits. You have an important perspective to communicate, and only a quality article inclusive of your brand’s attributes constitutes a win. As part of our daily media monitoring, we evaluate each article’s impact on your brand and proactively answer the questions, “so what?” and “what now?”
We are a highly collaborative bunch that believes in the pollination of ideas across all brand communications. We welcome the opportunity to partner with your creative agencies, co-marketers and cross-functional colleagues to deliver results more efficiently and with a holistic vision of the brand’s success.
Merritt Group D.C.
8251 Greensboro Dr., Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
Merritt Group CA
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 640
San Francisco, CA 94104
Alisa Valudes Whyte, Sr. Partner & CEO
Thomas Rice, EVP & Partner
Jayson Schkloven, EVP & Partner
John Conrad, EVP & Partner
Merritt Group is an award-winning strategic communications firm specializing in Public Relations, Content Creation, Marketing, Social, Demand/Lead Generation, Analytics and Measurement and Marketing Infrastructure Consulting. With offices in McLean, Virginia and San Francisco, California, our practice groups are focused on Business Technology (cybersecurity, big data analytics, mobile, networking, cloud and more), Government and Healthcare. Merritt Group lives at the intersection of market expertise and technical proficiency to help our clients reach their goals and dominate their markets. Our client roster includes organizations ranging from large, industry-leading enterprises to emerging, venture-backed innovators.
Merritt Group’s philosophy starts with understanding our clients’ target audiences and markets and leads to the development of powerful messages and creative programs that drive awareness around their innovations. We pride ourselves on delivering insightful, strategic communications approaches that fully incorporate the intersection of media, j84 digital & creative marketing. Our goal is to help the world’s most inspiring companies share viewpoints that get people talking and keep their audiences engaged. While the landscape has evolved, our passion for consistently delivering high-quality, well-executed creative campaigns is unmatched.
We have also built our business on the expertise of our people, procuring and developing the industry’s best talent. We foster innovation and experimentation that allows our employees to develop their careers and reach their fullest potential in an effort to deliver incredible service and value to our clients in the process.
Sample Client List: Alion Science and Technology Corporation, Allot Communications, Avizia, Databricks, Gigamon, GoodData, Heritage Provider Network, InfoZen, Innovation Health, Ionic Security, LogicNow, MACH37, MAXIMUS, Monster Public Sector, Nok Nok Labs, Particle, QlikTech, RiskAnalytics, Riverbed Public Sector, TAKE Solutions, Teradata Corporation, Venafi.
Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations
35 E. 21st St., 8th Flr.
New York, NY 10010
NJFPR, in anticipation of the opening of The Williamsburg Hotel, placed Chef Adam Leonti on Good Morning America (ABC) to promote homemade bread.
Dozens of hotel, destination and lifestyle brands have entrusted their reputations to Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, whose “Leave No Stone Unturned” philosophy has catapulted the firm to the top of the category in hospitality and travel. For those seeking senior level counsel, unwavering brand advocacy and unrivaled media savvy, NJFPR is a one-stop shop. An industry thought leader and self-described “media junkie with wanderlust,” Nancy and her team pride themselves on long-standing client relationships and an innate ability to move within many spheres: tapping media influencers, forging creative partnerships, uncovering strategic advantages, and providing global perspective. NJFPR expanded its powerful national presence with the opening of its LA office in 2014, an additional satellite team in Boston and heralded a new chapter in its international reach with a dedicated U.K. liaison, to further widen the agency’s footprint to better connect clients to the media conversation gone global.
Clients include: The Asbury, Asbury Park, NJ Body Holiday, St. Lucia; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City; Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya, Turkey; Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cooperstown, New York; Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa, Guanica, Puerto Rico; Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York; Gansevoort Park Avenue New York; Gansevoort Turks + Caicos; Generator Hostels; Hollywood Proper Residences, Los Angeles; Hotel Commonwealth, Boston; Hotel El Convento, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Casino & Spa; iStar / Asbury Park waterfront, Asbury Park, NJ; JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale; Refinery Hotel, New York; Rendezvous, St. Lucia; Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY; St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida; Taconic, Manchester Village, VT; The Body Holiday, St. Lucia; The Bowery Hotel, New York; The Jane, New York; The Ludlow, New York; The Maritime Hotel, New York; The Marlton, New York; The Pod 39 Hotel, New York; The Pod Hotel, New York; The Plymouth Hotel, Miami, FL; The Roxy, New York; The Spa in the Water Garden, Rendezvous, St. Lucia; Wild Walk, Adirondacks, NY; Williamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn New York.
Notability Partners LLC
206 San Marcos St.
Austin, TX 78702
Notability Partners provides concierge-style marketing and public-relations services at the intersection of the new--in the arts, film, music and in technology--to communicate and commercialize with the outside world. Led by biomedical engineer and intellectual-property attorney Jordan French, Notability Partners’ creative clients and their technologies make notable appearances at the Who’s Who of events: The Superbowl, the Grammys, A-lister birthdays, SXSW Interactive, Collision Conference and the Emmy awards.
Notability Partners’ President Jordan French also serves as founding PR director of philanthropic start-up, fitRaise, the virtual platform that raises funds for a cause through 5K runs, walks, and bike rides. He sits on the advisory board of Made by Mirna GmbH, the high-end, Dusseldorf, Germany-based chocolatier that sells pillow-top chocolates to VIP guests.
1101 West River Pkwy., #400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Lynn Casey, Chair and CEO
PadillaCRT is a top 10 independent public relations and communications company. Its 200 employee owners use insightful strategies to help clients develop deep connections with the people who are important to their success. Its 360-degree approach uses research, branding, advertising, design, digital, social, mobile, media relations and crisis management expertise to build corporate and product brands with customers, investors, employees and communities.
Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble Education, BASF, Bayer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, GE, Hass Avocado Board, Land O’Lakes, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery, Xcel Energy and Wines from Rioja (Spain).
Brand consultancy Joe Smith and market research firm SMS Research Advisors are part of PadillaCRT. The agency is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 111 independently owned partner offices in 140 cities on six continents.
255 State St., 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Boston | San Francisco | Orlando | NYC
Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, EVP
Elizabeth Famiglietti, EVP, Human Resources
Rob Adler, EVP & Managing Dir.
Gary Torpey, EVP Finance
Ilene Adler, Chief Strategist
Lisa Astor, SVP
Gene Carozza, SVP
Founded in 1995, PAN Communications is a data-driven integrated marketing communications agency servicing technology, healthcare and consumer tech brands. In December of 2015, PAN acquired San Francisco-based tech PR agency, Vantage PR expanding the firms presence across Boston, San Francisco, Orlando and New York. Coming off of back-to-back record growth years, the agency continues to thrive working with today’s modern marketers by building well-balanced communication programs via digital and content marketing, PR/social awareness, influencer engagement, and data insight/analytics.
With a staff of 100+ professionals, PAN offers the agility and personalized service of a mid-size agency while leveraging their strong national and international relationships to manage emerging growth and large scale communications programs. PAN has represented some of the most innovative brands in the industry including SAP, RSA, Carbonite, Dyn, MediaMath, Blue Coat, Maestro Health, Samsung Pay (LoopPay), Indeed, GreatCall and Talend, to name a few.
470 Park Ave. South,
4th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
Steve Cody and Ed Moed, Co-CEOs & Co-Founders
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Jacqueline Kolek, Maggie O’Neill, Partners & Managing Directors
Peppercomm is an independently owned 20-year-old integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco and London. Founded in 1995 by Steve Cody and Ed Moed, Peppercomm began as a B2B PR agency with a focus on financial and professional services and technology. Today, it has grown to include lifestyle, retail, wellness and consumer brand experience.
Helping clients see around the corner and determine what’s next sets Peppercomm apart from other integrated communications and marketing firms. It enables us to push boundaries while mitigating risk for clients in financial and professional services, consumer, B-to-B and multi-industry sectors. Our integrated team of specialists work together to create cohesive campaigns that leverage the right communications and marketing vehicles across all touchpoints.
Our unique approach and dynamic workplace attract the best talent who, in turn, help us win and retain the best clients. While we’ve won countless awards, we’re most proud of being named Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain’s New York Business and a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
Our love of what we do combined with years of deep category experience shapes our work. We engage audiences on every level and set your brand apart. And we do all this to help your bottom-line and build your business. So get in touch. We’re all ears.
Services include branding, content strategy & development, creative services, crisis management, digital solutions, experiential, insights & strategy, licensing, public relations & social media and research & measurement.
Perry Communications Group
980 9th Street, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
Kassy Perry, President/CEO
Julia Spiess Lewis, SVP
Jennifer Zins, 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 that lead 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 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: California Association of Area Agencies on Aging, California Automotive Wholesaler’s Association, California Chronic Care Coalition, California Craft Brewers Association, Capital Impact Partners, DBA International, Nevada Irrigation District, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America.
105 Madison Ave., 7th flr.,
New York, NY 10016
Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Partners
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.
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. Employees develop an “owner’s mindset,” delighting clients with top-quality service, fresh ideas and flawless execution.
Companies to mention: Bloomberg, Edward Jones, TD Bank, Travelers, Capital One, Travelers, Prudential, Silicon Valley Bank, Bridgewater, Goldman Sachs, OppenheimerFunds, Synchrony Financial, Genworth, Everbank, AMG, Hamilton Lane, Winton Capital, TIAA, Hartford Funds and Franklin Templeton.
Public Communications, Inc.
One East Wacker Drive, 24th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Jill Allread, APR, CEO
Craig Pugh, President
Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO
We believe in storytelling with purpose and crafting strategies and stories that deliver our clients results. Our job is to safeguard reputations and brands and recommend the most effective way for clients to communicate so what they have to say is heard and influences their audiences to take action. We are an integrated communications firm, large enough to provide all the communications services a client might require but small enough that the firm’s officers are directly involved, hands-on, in each client’s program.
PCI is a founding partner of the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms with more offices in more cities and countries than any multinational firm.
Our clients trust us and stay with us; our business has grown primarily through referrals and word of mouth. Almost 60 percent of our clients have been with us for five years or more; 15 and 20+ year relationships are common (and valued).
Our size and the depth of our staff enable us to manage the most sophisticated assignments while allowing us to move quickly, be flexible and change course when it makes sense.
Select clients: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Board of Medical Specialties, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American Health Information Management Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, AstraZeneca Health Care Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo, Columbia College, Fresenius Medical Care, Georgia Aquarium.
Infectious Diseases Society of America, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Livingston International, McCormick Foundation, Museum of Science and Industry, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Radiological Society of North America and Walgreens.
53 State St., 4th Flr.
Boston, MA 02109
Racepoint Global Boston employees during their Summer outing.
If you’ve been paying attention for the past decade, you know that every marketing agency has promised a new kind of integrated solution. The only problem is, nobody has delivered … until now.
Racepoint Global is defining what it means to be an intelligence-driven marketing agency. We deliver a new kind of 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. Then we measure performance and report how many times high-level influencers have acted on your behalf.
That’s accountability. That’s Racepoint Global. That’s how we make you successful.
Racepoint Global’s headquarters is located in Boston, MA. We also have offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
70 Franklin St., 3rd Flr.
Boston, MA 02110
1825 I St., N.W., Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006
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., the firm offers a comprehensive range of services — including media and public relations, government relations, issue management, coalition and ally development, crisis communications and digital media — to a wide array of clients that include Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, coalitions, non-profits, think tanks and foreign governments.
As an independent firm, Rasky Partners has the flexibility and the resources to address complex communications challenges with a commitment to serve our clients’ interests first. We are dedicated to providing consistent hands-on engagement at all levels, as each client team — including the senior professionals — is highly engaged from the beginning to end of each client engagement.
355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134
Christine Barney, CEO
Lisa Ross, President
Tina Elmowitz, Executive VP
John Quinn, Executive VP
rbb is a national, integrated communications firm with a reputation for delivering award-winning work and best practices to clients who seek and appreciate the individual attention only a boutique agency can provide. As the champion for Breakout Brands, rbb inspires companies with insight on creating customer passion to increase sales.
Four-time “PR Agency of the Year” award winner, rbb’s bilingual staff excels in integrated marketing/public relations, community relations, crisis and internal communications, reputation management and product introductions. The rbb family of brands also features independent digital, web development, social media and advertising groups to create 360-degree result-driven campaigns able to reach targeted audiences through a diversified mix of traditional and digital channels. Firm practice areas include consumer products, education, food & beverage, financial & professional services, health & fitness, real estate, family entertainment, and travel & leisure.
Some of rbb’s Breakout Brand clients include: Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami, Bank of America, Cleveland Clinic, DHL Express, Disney on Ice, Dreams Resorts & Spas, First Service Residential, Florida International University, Florida Power and Light, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Kaplan University, Mrs. Butterworth, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Virgin Cruises and Vitas. For more information, call (305) 448-7457 or visit www.rbbcommunications.com.
RF | Binder Partners, Inc.
950 Third Ave., 7th flr.
New York, NY 10022
Amy Binder, CEO
Joseph Fisher, Vice Chmn.
Atalanta Rafferty, Exec. Mng. Dir.
Josh Gitelson, Exec. Mng. Dir.
David Weinstock, Chief Creative Officer
Scott Beaudoin, Chief Strategy Officer
Marcy Massura, Chief Integration Officer
RF|Binder spun itself off from Ruder Finn fourteen years ago to pursue its belief that digital technology would revolutionize public relations, just as television had transformed advertising.
We promised our clients that we would help them aggressively embrace digital technology and that our senior account leadership would focus exclusively on their business. At the same time, we adopted an operating model that maximizes internal knowledge sharing and keeps us on the leading edge of change.
Today, as Walter Isaacson noted, personal computers and the Internet have given us content sharing, online communities, and social networking on a grand scale. Anyone, anywhere can create, share and access information. And we can now speak directly to people on behalf of our clients! As a result, public relations is more powerful than ever before.
As an agency, our focus are those high-interest, issue-laden client engagements where the flow of information and opinion can critically influence decision-making — whether those decisions involve a purchase, an investment, a vote, or a policy choice — in sectors as diverse as financial services, food and nutrition, education, and technology.
We support brand marketing, corporate communications, sustainability issues, social responsibility, and issue and crisis management initiatives. Our expertise includes media relations, digital and social media, advertising, research analytics and experiential marketing.
Our clients are Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit organizations and special interest groups. The one constant they share is their recognition that public relations and public opinion are strategically critical to their success.
Member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group
2 Oliver Street, Suite 402
Boston, MA 02109
Joan Schneider, CEO & Founder
Phil Pennellatore, President
When leading companies, professional services organizations and entrepreneurs seek a trusted communications partner, they turn to Schneider Associates. We are passionate about creating and executing innovative and measurable campaigns to launch, re-launch and accelerate growth for new products, services, companies, institutions and communities. We know how to craft fully integrated communications programs that create news while solving business challenges. Schneider Associates represents a wide range of consumer, corporate, public affairs and education clients from start-ups to prestigious colleges and universities to Fortune 500 companies. CEO Joan Schneider has written two books on launching new products, including The NEW Launch Plan, as well as an article for the Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Most Product Launches Fail.”
Schneider Associates is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing communications agency specializing in Launch Public Relations®, a proprietary method of launching revitalizing iconic products, services, companies, institutions and communities to build awareness, excitement, and sales. Agency services include messaging, media relations, social media, special events, creative design, digital marketing, spokesperson training, influencer outreach and crisis communications. Learn more at www.schneiderpr.com.
Clients include: Bay Path University, Bentley University, Berkshire Choral International, Cushman & Wakefield, DYNATRAP, J. Calnan & Associates, Lehigh University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Newbury College, Northeastern University College of Engineering, Posternak Blankstein & Lund, Society for Biomaterials, Sunstar GUM®, Thompson Hennessey & Partners, UNICON Executive Education, University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz School of Business, Utica National Insurance Group, William James College.
2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20007
John J. Seng, Founder and CEO
Jonathan Wilson, President
Michelle Gross, Managing Director, NY
Al Jackson, Pamela Lippincott, Rob Oquendo, Amanda Sellers, Michelle Strier, Leslie Wheeler, EVPs
Denise Chappell, Susan Francis, Tim Goddard, Maya Robotti, SVPs
Celebrating its 20th year, Spectrum is one of the nation’s leading health and science communications agencies. Spectrum is proudly independent, and committed to achieving the goals of clients who are involved with issues, products, provider services or research in consumer, life and human health sciences. A full-service agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in New York and Atlanta, Spectrum adopts an insight-driven approach to creating strategic frameworks for clients, supported by media relations, marketing communications, advocacy relations, public affairs, digital communications and design services. Spectrum offers global reach as the U.S. partner and chair of GLOBALHealthPR, an international partnership uniting some of the world’s most successful independent health care public relations firms and their affiliates from major markets in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. For more information, visit www.spectrumscience.com or on Twitter, follow @SpectrumScience.
Clients: Acura Pharmaceuticals, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Astellas, Covidien/Medtronic, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — James Cancer Hospital, Roche Diagnostics, Spero Therapeutics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tesaro, Inc. and Zafgen.
SPM Communications, Inc.
2030 Main St. 3rd Floor
Dallas, TX 75201
121 W. Sixth St.
Austin, TX 78701
24-hour media line: 817/329-3257
Suzanne Parsonage Miller, President & Founder
Founded in 1999, Dallas-based SPM is a full-service PR, social strategy and crisis management firm with national reach, promoting and protecting iconic food, restaurant, retail, lifestyle and hospitality brands. We forge long-standing, strategic partnerships with our clients, and our “no-jerks” policy fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect among clients, team members and company leaders that promotes maximum creativity, productivity and account team stability.
SPM has editorial, media relations, crisis and measurement experts on staff to support all clients. Whether we are working with national category leaders, regional or local brands or start-up companies, we build our clients’ businesses by approaching each brand holistically, working across traditional, online and social media to creatively tell their stories in many voices to many different audiences.
We understand that PR campaigns have business goals beyond column inches, airtime or blog hits. That is why we report our results using the most current, accurate and forward-thinking measurement model to make it easy to track and justify PR successes and budget.
SPM is a member of IPREX, a global network of independent PR firms that provides multi-market, on-the-ground support, and is a NWBOC-certified woman-owned business.
Clients: Austin Footwear Labs, Autumn Leaves, Baublerella, Boulder Organic, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cotton Patch Café, Eraclea Skin Care, Etre Belle, Main Event, McGarrah Jessee, MosquitoNix, Newk’s Eatery, Pei Wei, Pollo Tropical, Pulsr, RiskBand, Stubb’s, Legendary Bar-B-Q, Taco Cabana and Van’s International Foods.
Member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group
1610 Des Peres Rd., #200
St. Louis, MO 63131
Standing Partnership specializes in helping organizations build strong reputations. Our firm creates multiple stakeholder strategies that deepen understanding, build trust and mitigate risk in complex, ever-changing environments.
For more than 20 years, Standing Partnership has built deep roots and expertise in agriculture, health care, industrial, financial, education and other complex industries. The firm helps organizations build strong reputations by managing risk and stimulating growth. Our typical clients experience extensive cultural or market change, as well as excessive regulation, legislation and litigation.
Our team is staffed with experts in strategy, digital, sales and marketing alignment, issues and crisis management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), public affairs and change management communications — critical areas that impact and influence reputation.
151 S. First Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Status Labs’ Austin, Texas Team
Courtney Rose Fitzpatrick, Media Dir.
Status Labs is the premier digital reputation management, online marketing, and public relations firm, with offices in Austin, New York, and São Paulo. Our goal is to help our clients look their best in search results and build a positive reputation via effective digital marketing tactics and public relations strategy. Status Labs serves over 1,500 clients in 35 countries, including Fortune 500 brands. Status Labs’ public relations and reputation management work has earned them recognition in publications such as the New York Times, New York Post, US News & World Report, The Daily Beast, Observer, DuJour Magazine, and more. In 2015, PRWeek awarded our president, Darius Maxwell Fisher, with the Innovation 50 award.
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3800
New York, NY 10118
Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner
Bryan Harris, COO & Managing Partner
Taylor partners exclusively with category leading consumer brands that utilize lifestyle, sports, and entertainment platforms to engage consumers and drive business growth.
Named “Consumer Agency of the Decade” by The Holmes Report, Taylor has more than 100 employees with headquarters in New York and offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, and Austin. The agency provides a full array of services including: brand planning, creative, digital strategy and social media, strategic media relations, consumer insights, measurement and evaluation, event creative and production, Hispanic/multicultural, and spokesperson procurement and training.
The agency’s roots are firmly planted in the world of sports and its legacy of developing and activating hundreds of award-winning campaigns in support of sports sponsorships is unparalleled. From global properties like the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup, to the crown jewels of U.S. sports — the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and Daytona 500 — Taylor has long been a trusted counselor for many of the world’s most influential sports marketers. The agency has also successfully aligned its client partners’ business goals with the most recognizable properties in the entertainment industry, including the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, Sundance Film Festival, and MTV Music Video Awards.
Client partners in 2016 include: Allstate, Capital One, Comcast, Diageo, Mercedes-Benz USA, NASCAR, Nestle Purina, Nike/Jordan, P&G, PVH, and Tempur-Sealy.
Christine Turner, President of Turner,
A Fahlgren Mortine company
250 W. 39th St., #1602
New York, NY 10018
Christine Turner, President
TURNER is a progressive communications agency dedicated to the intersection of earned, owned and paid media strategy. Specializing in travel and lifestyle brands, we represent some of the world’s best hotel, resort, destination, fashion, active and modern outdoor brands. Our clients include all of the places you’d like to travel, and what you’d pack for those journeys.
We have three U.S. offices in New York, Chicago and Denver to best service our worldwide clients based in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Caribbean and South America. Founded in 1997, our tenured team of talented veterans have a passion for travel and active lifestyles. We live and breathe our clients’ cultures and deliver meaningful results from our deep industry relationships with journalists and influencers.
Our dedicated 360 approach to delivering integrated public relations, digital, content and social media campaigns continues to deliver bottom-line results for our clients through powerful media exposure, influencer followings and consumer engagement. We are a relationship agency, acting as in-house support for our clients, and we are proud of our culture — we work hard, we get results and we give back.
60 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Jim Weiss, Chmn. & CEO
Bob Pearson, Pres. & Chief Innovation Officer
Tony Esposito, CFO
Mike Hartman, Chief Creative Officer
Jennifer Gottlieb, COO & Head of Client Svc.
Paul Dyer, Pres. of Analytics & Insights
W2O Group is an independent network of complementary marketing, communications, research, and development firms focused on unified business solutions to drive change and growth through “pragmatic disruption” for the world’s leading brands and organizations. W2O Group serves clients through a network of firms - WCG, Twist, and BrewLife - through offices in Austin, Basel, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.
W2O Group was named a finalist of 2015 Digital Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report, was ranked #1 in O’Dwyer’s ranking of Texas PR Firms and was ranked #4 in PR Week’s Agency Business Report in 2014. Chairman and CEO, Jim Weiss, was honored as a member of PRWeek’s Powerlist in 2014, and was named in In2’s Top 25 Innovators list in 2014. President Bob Pearson was named to PR News’ Hall of Fame in 2015.
For more information, please visit www.w2ogroup.com.
Walker Sands Communications
55 W. Monroe, Suite 3925
Chicago, IL 60603
Traditional methods no longer build the level of brand awareness or generate the volume of leads that they used to. Walker Sands has created a different approach — what we call the Digital Ecosystem — that delivers client results through integrated earned, owned and paid media strategies.
Client Dotcom Distribution, an e-commerce fulfillment and third-party logistics provider, used our Digital Ecosystem model to evolve its lead generation program from referrals and telemarketing to a content-driven approach that leverages PR, social and search tactics. The strategy triggered an 85% increase in web traffic, grew Dotcom’s monthly web leads tenfold, and contributed to more than $3 million in new business.
So far, our approach has paid off. Over the past three years, we’ve grown revenues by 177%. In 2015 alone, we increased revenues 52% and brought on 28 new employees. This immense growth is a result of our thriving culture, which Entrepreneur recognized in its inaugural Top Company Cultures list.
We’re experts in B2B and technology and have focuses in retail tech and eCommerce, marketing technology and adtech, financial technology, professional services and wearable technology, to name a few. We have partnered with and built strategy for the likes of Accenture, Worldpay, Points, Grubhub and CompTIA.
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. And that’s Walker Sands.
1101 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Ray Weiss, President
Jessica Tiller, EVP
Matt Pugh, VP
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.
We serve organizations in five key industry sectors — construction (including commercial real estate development, architecture, design, and engineering), healthcare and employee benefits, professional services, technology, and nonprofit organizations. While the specific services we offer vary by client, we focus primarily on media and influencer relations, social media, and marketing services, all of which are anchored by strategic communications planning.
In addition, we have extensive experience in crisis communications, including strategy development and rapid response implementation for both corporations and individual executives. Our background features work on crises for government agencies, nationally-recognized corporations, commercial real estate firms, and healthcare organizations, among others.
At Weiss PR, you’ll find ideas built on strategy — not egos — from a team of senior-level 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 15219
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.
Our clients include Huntington Bank, Industry Weapon, Kennametal, Koppers, MedExpress, MPW Industrial Services, the Pavement Coatings Technology Council, Pfizer and Waldron Private Wealth.
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