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:
5W Public -Relations
230 Park Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10169
Ronn D. Torossian, President & CEO
Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.
Our 150 tenacious PR practitioners know how to leverage any story and direct any conversation to our clients’ advantage. We develop and execute novel campaigns that allow our clients to connect with their target audiences in memorable ways. As a result, we measurably increase the positive results of our clients’ communications efforts.
5WPR’s diverse roster of clients includes Sparkling ICE, Walgreens, KRUPS, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter and Zeta Global. Our innovative programs have received recognition and we have won many awards including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.
200 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
Additional Offices: NYC; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; PROI Worldwide partner
Laura Tomasetti, Founder & CEO
Rob Bratskeir, EVP
Stacey Clement, Kalley Jolly, Caitlin Melnick, Victoria Renwick, Michael Rush, Sr. VPs
Melinda Bonner, Caitlin Chalke, Ali Kavulich, Sean McNair, VPs
360PR+ interviewed New Yorkers about their grocery shopping routine, finding that most have an empty ‘fridge by mid-week and leveraging that insight to position Peapod as the solution.
Let’s face it. The world has changed, and we’ve changed with it. We know what gets people talking and how to connect brands to the conversation. Today, that means more pull than push, starting with the fresh ideas we bring and emotionally resonant storytelling we activate with our full circle approach: from stand-up-and-take-notice news moments, influencer marketing and thought-leader editorial, to experiential events and digital content that drive meaningful engagement for brands. 360PR+ is also expert in employee communications and crisis management, with a track record of helping clients across sectors successfully navigate reputation-threatening issues.
360PR+ has been recognized as one of the most creative PR agencies globally, named Boutique Agency of the Year, and earned Best Place to Work recognition multiple times. All of that enables us to attract and retain the very best talent, including a hands-on senior team of communications and digital marketing veterans who are All In with our clients every day.
Clients: Ahold USA, Avis, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Continental Mills, Drizly, Gerber Childrenswear, Hasbro, HomeAway, Honeywell Home Environment, illy, Jelly Belly, Juicy Juice, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lightlife Foods, Meredith Publishing, Nasoya, Nintendo, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Stonyfield Farm, Stride Rite, Tommee Tippee, Travelpro, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Walkers Shortbread and WellPet.
900 Chicago Ave., Suite 103
Evanston, IL 60202
Margy Sweeney, Principal
Renata Pasmanik, Vice President
A national content marketing and public relations firm specializing in financial services and commercial real estate, Akrete articulates and promotes business growth stories. We subscribe to a new adage: B2B + B2H. Not only are we business-to-business, we are business-to-human, making complex content more accessible. When we write, we do so understanding that content must inspire individual people to action: clients, media and influencers alike. Accept no substitute for strong content; our team can make your ideas come alive, and connect you with media outlets that matter.
No subject matter is too complex for #TeamAkrete’s 20+ person team of senior storytellers. Our services range from thought leadership to digital consulting, media and public relations to CEO counsel and social media strategy. We dare to innovate, infusing our highly traditional industries with creative expression and technical accuracy. Our vibrant, strategy-shaped marketing, ghostwriting and public relations campaigns connect investors, clients and corporations.
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
APCO Worldwide is a global communications consultancy. APCO’s team operates in over 80 markets to help the most innovative organizations adapt and thrive in this fast-moving, interconnected and complex world. We do this for all types of organizations, in all industries and all situations. We partner with clients to guide them through a changing, complex global environment, enabling them to reach their business and societal goals. We bring our clients' work to life creatively and digitally through diverse thinking and a campaign mentality that embraces a variety of integrated tactics to achieve success. APCO is a majority -employee- and women-owned business. Clients include: Mars, Microsoft, IKEA, Welltower, PepsiCo, Better Medicare Alliance, McCormick, The Partnership for a Healthier America, Nuclear Energy Institute, EXPO 2017 and more.
817 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
Twitter & IG: @ar__pr
Additional locations: New Orleans, San Francisco
Anna Ruth Williams, CEO
Blair Broussard, SVP
Renee Spurlin, VP of Analytics and Digital Marketing
Evan Goldberg, VP of Client Service
The ARPR team’s culture is rooted in a simple motto: Believe the best IN each other. Want the best FOR each other. Expect the best FROM each other.
ARPR was founded in 2012, and built from the ground floor up as a different agency – one fueled by a culture and an approach that works for both clients and employees. Today, ARPR is one of the fastest growing tech PR and integrated communications agencies in the U.S. – growing 45% YoY and earning a reputation for creatively telling high-impact stories that intersect technology, innovation and business.
In 2014, ARPR was awarded National Small Agency of the Year by a panel of journalists. Then in 2016, ARPR earned recognition as one of PR News’ TOP Places to Work, and was named Bulldog Reporter’s Technology Agency of the Year.
With over 35 awards on its shelf, ARPR deploys a calculated combination of strategies and tactics across several disciplines including media relations, influencer marketing, social advertising, content marketing and lead generation. Just like its tech clients, ARPR is always focused on propelling what’s possible.
20 Park Plaza, Suite 801
Boston, MA 02116
Bill Haynes, president & CEO
BackBay Communications: Financial Services Communications Specialists; Building Brands, Driving Growth
BackBay Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in the financial services sector. BackBay takes a brand-centric, content-driven, approach to providing marketing and public relations strategy, content development, creative design and multi-channel distribution to build brand awareness and credibility and drive new business for our clients.
We work with a range of financial services clients including Accounting/Advisory, Asset Management, Banks, Financial Technology, Insurance, Legal, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Wealth Management.
BackBay offers a unique combination of content and creativity. Our services include public relations, branding, website development, marketing materials, videos, advertising and social media. We are highly regarded for developing thought leadership programs for clients and for our relationships with the business and trade media. With offices in Boston and London, and international agency partnerships, BackBay serves financial services companies around the world.
Beehive Strategic Communication
1021 Bandana Blvd. E., Suite 226
St. Paul, MN 55108
Lisa Hannum, President & CEO
Becky McNamara, CFO
Nicki Gibbs, Senior Vice President
Ayme Zemke, Senior Vice President
Rebecca Martin, Vice President
Beehive Strategic Communication uses the power of communication to build better businesses for a better world. Our energized culture fuels fresh insights, creative strategies and meaningful connections that create enduring value for our clients.
Beehive’s team of senior strategists and savvy specialists bring curiosity and optimism to everything we do. We have partnered with businesses locally, globally and in virtually every industry. That shortens our learning curve. And we have especially deep experience in the education, financial services, healthcare, and retail and consumer industries.
Our expertise includes research, communication strategy, brand positioning, employee engagement and internal communication, public relations, social and digital marketing, and crisis communication.
1427 Third Street Promenade, #201
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 are backed by a thoughtful process that considers the particular world of each brand.
Clients include: AmaWaterways, BIOHM, Bowers Museum, Brewery Ommegang, Cocomazing, Chronic Tacos, ESPN, Everytable, Gold’s Gym, Heat Holders, Marriott Hotels, NutraWise, Performance Bike, Roseshire, Simon Malls, Slater’s 50/50 restaurants, Spectrum Sports, Stonefire Grill, Toridoll, Transcend Recovery, Urban Mattress and Woodside Homes.
Bliss Integrated Communication
500 5th Avenue, #1640
New York, NY 10110
Elizabeth Sosnow, Meg Wildrick, Managing Partners
Cortney Stapleton, Partner, Professional Service Practice Leader
Michael Roth, Partner, Healthcare Practice Leader
Bliss Integrated Communication has emerged as one of the most influential, privately-owned communication agencies in the Nation, specializing in the professional and financial service industries, and healthcare. Bliss’s
Bliss Integrated Communication is a mid-sized, independent integrated marketing communication firm that helps healthcare, financial and professional services companies build their brand and grow sales through PR strategy and execution, messaging and content development, brand identity, issues management, and digital and social media programs.
At Bliss, we focus on our clients’ goals and results, not stand-alone tactics. Average tenure among clients is eight-plus years and includes some of the most respected names in the industries we serve. What sets Bliss apart is our strategic approach to communication and unwavering commitment to our clients’ success.
Bliss’ 50-member team is based in New York, but our reach is global. As a member of the World-com Public Relations Group, we have feet on the street in 115 cities across six continents.
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Boardroom Communications Inc.
1776 No. Pine Island Rd., #320
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322
Julie Talenfeld, Pres.
Don Silver, COO
Todd Templin, EVP
Caren Berg, Sr. VP
Jennifer Clarin, Michelle Griffith, VPs
Boardroom Communications is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency delivering results for many of Florida’s most successful professionals, corporations, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. Now in our 29th year, we leverage the skills and connections of our staff, which includes former journalists, seasoned PR and marketing professionals -- to secure earned media. Clients turn to us when they want creative solutions to increase visibility, establish credibility and ultimately make their phones ring.
Boardroom Communications helps bridge traditional and new media to generate newspaper, magazine, trade journal, radio, television and online coverage. Our digital expertise includes website development, blog and social media management and email campaigns. Perhaps most important in today’s Internet-driven economy, our online campaigns incorporate online research, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) and online reputation management (ORM). We offer full-service branding capabilities consisting of logo, ad and collateral materials design, copywriting and video production. With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa, we are positioned to serve clients across Florida and beyond.
Bob Gold & Associates
1640 South Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Bob Gold & Associates is an independent PR & marketing agency providing clients with strategies that resonate and engage, propelling businesses forward with an immediate, positive impact on the bottom line.
Our specialty is the video delivery business — from content creation to the technologies that connect consumers with brands. We are internationally recognized for our unique expertise in the telecommunications, broadcast, distribution, programming, sports, production workflow, IT, security, and digital content sectors.
We deliver meaningful connections through integrated communications using traditional PR, social media/content marketing, advertising, special events and business development tools.
We tackle these industries from every angle. Our clients include start-ups to Fortune 500 brands. We are skilled at reputation management. With a team of top-caliber professionals, we are dedicated to furthering our clients’ brand and communicating their unique benefits and value. Since our inception in 1997, we have consistently delivered powerful results through strategies that reflect our unparalleled connections and industry insights.
The Buzz Agency
104 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
101 Bradley Place, Suite 208
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Julie Mullen, Co-Founder & Partner
Elizabeth Kelley Grace, Co-Founder & Partner
The Buzz Agency Team.
The Buzz Agency is an energetic, forward-thinking, women-owned communications firm with offices in Delray Beach and Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 2009 by South Florida-based industry leaders Julie Mullen and Elizabeth Kelley Grace, The Buzz Agency employs a team of dynamic professionals with collective know-how to manage PR, social media and community engagement for a variety of clients, regionally and nationally. The Buzz team has generated impressive, award-winning results for clients in industries such as commercial and residential development, travel/hospitality, restaurant/retail, corporate/general business and not-for-profits.
Clients include Aviation Week Events, Hair Club, AC Hotel (Marriott), Discover The Palm Beaches, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, SunFest, Delray Open (ATP Tennis), Boca Raton PGA Champions Tour golf tournament, Boca West Country Club, Big Time Restaurant Group, among others.
320 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Hal Dash, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Bullock, Chief Financial Officer
Brandon Stephenson, Chief Strategic Officer
For over 50 years, no firm in California has made a greater impact in the public sphere than Cerrell. We combine the power of our legacy with an elite team of forward-thinking communicators to develop winning strategies for a diverse range of clients.
Cerrell creates the type of comprehensive, multilingual strategic programs that California’s diverse environment demands. Our experts in government advocacy, campaigns, and public and crisis communications allow us to offer unmatched services to our clients.
Our team moves public opinion, shapes media narratives, and works with decision makers at all levels to open doors, fix problems and secure wins for our clients in today’s complex and rapidly-changing public policy environment.
That’s why Cerrell is the firm of choice for local, national and global organizations doing business in California.
Cooney Waters Unlimited
111 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Timothy Bird, CEO
Julia Jackson, Executive Vice President
Sherri Michelstein, President, Alembic Unlimited
Karen O’Malley, President, Corkery Group Unlimited
Timothy Bird, CEO of Cooney Waters Unlimited.
Cooney Waters Unlimited, celebrating its 25th anniversary, 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.com) — an integrated healthcare agency that is a part of UK-based Unlimited Group. 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
205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
CooperKatz & Company is an award-winning, results-driven public relations agency. We combine the strategic thinking of a large agency with the client focus of a smaller firm.
Our team offers full-service public relations, digital, creative services and event production capabilities to a national client base across diverse industry sectors. Our diverse range of services include communications strategy, earned media, content marketing, digital / social strategy and execution, crisis counseling, media training, video production, and much more.
Clients include such top brands as Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 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.
Coyne Public Relations
5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
1400 Broadway, 36th & 37th Floors
New York, NY 10018
Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, John Gogarty, Presidents
Kelly Dencker, Jennifer Kamienski, Lisa Wolleon, Tim Schramm, Executive Vice Presidents
Chris Brienza, Joe Gargiulo, Luis Hernandez, Kevin Lamb, Deborah Sierchio, Senior Vice Presidents
Coyne PR is a public relations firm with expertise in PR, social and digital with more than 160 full-time professionals. As one of the Top 15 Independent PR Firms in the U.S., Coyne delivers programs built on a foundation of standout creative, integrated thinking and activation capabilities to effectively convey messages across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 900 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being named the 2016 Best Agency to Work For Globally by The Holmes Report.
Spanning nearly 20 industry verticals, Coyne’s client roster includes many of the most respected companies in the world and those who want to be, including The Walt Disney Company, Hard Rock International, Shell Oil, Chrysler, Timberland, Pfizer, VTech, Allergan and Columbia Business School, among others. In addition to its offices in New York and New Jersey, the agency’s footprint spans across 115 cities, in 49 countries on six continents through its partnership in The Worldcom Public Relations Group®.
With an average agency of record client tenure exceeding five years, Coyne has consistently delivered breakthrough creative, unmatched business results and exceptional client service for more than 25 years. The agency’s cornerstone and creative approach is rooted in its Results First process, where the agency always begins with the end in mind, ensuring clients are always where they want to be.
705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Raymond Crosby, President
Joel Machak, Executive Creative Director
Denise Aube, Healthcare Practice Leader
Jeff Rosenberg, Nonprofits & Causes Practice Leader
Meredith Williams, Government Practice Leader
Pam Atkinson, Director of Connection Planning
Suresh John, Director of Digital Strategy & Analytics
Crosby President & CEO Raymond Crosby (center) with the firm’s management team.
The Crosby team is passionate about helping clients Inspire Actions That Matter™ – actions that positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good.
Crosby helps clients make powerful connections with their customers, constituents and communities to shape attitudes, inspire behavior change, and motivate action. The firm's award-winning campaigns, which integrate paid, earned, shared and owned media, have touched the lives of virtually every American.
The firm has specialized practices in Healthcare, Government, and Nonprofits & Causes. Clients include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Catholic Relief Services, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), EPA ENERGY STAR program, Kaiser Permanente, Military OneSource, Pacific Western Bank, Sagepoint Senior Living, Saint Agnes Hospital, Social Security Administration, USDA, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, and The Wallace Foundation.
Crosby is #31 on O’Dwyer’s national ranking of PR firms, #8 for healthcare PR, and is a member of the PR Council and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As). The firm has offices in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. To see case studies and capabilities, visit www.crosbymarketing.com.
Dale Curtis Communications
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Dale Curtis Communications helps companies and causes advance their agendas through strategic, integrated communications in Washington, DC and beyond.
Founded in 2009, DCC provides public-affairs-oriented PR and content services to corporate and nonprofit clients, in the areas of advocacy, thought leadership, and marketing.
Our team brings a collective 60 years of experience, including senior positions in Congress, the White House, business and the media, and in-depth expertise in technology, telecommunications, public safety, manufacturing, energy, and nonprofit issues.
Our in-house specialties range from strategy to messaging, content, media relations, digital media, graphic design, events, and video. We also maintain a network of adjunct professionals who can be activated for specific projects.
Clients have included SAP Public Services, SAP National Security Services, InterDigital, LyondellBasell, NENA-The 9-1-1 Assn., IPC-The Electronics Assn., the Wireless Internet Service Providers Assn., Business Software Alliance, Bipartisan Policy Center, and Chavez Schools.
How can DCC help you? Please contact us to find out.
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
Davies specializes in strategic communications and public engagement for complex or controversial projects and issues. When public opinion matters, we help shape and share your story to motivate support and calm fears.
Our proprietary research process uncovers winning messages and strategic approaches tailored to each unique community and audience. The award-winning strategic communications materials and grassroots programs created by Davies are proven to reframe the debate, earn active public support, and overcome opposition. We share our clients’ goals: to earn project approvals in a timely manner and protect corporate reputation.
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 are comprised of technology, financial services, professional services, healthcare and real estate, and its B2C PR specialties include fashion & beauty, food & beverages, home & lifestyle, travel & tour-ism, 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, president
Chowning Johnson, executive vice president, account management
Elisabeth Deckon, senior vice president, operations
Dodge Communications is a leading integrated communications agency serving healthcare’s innovative companies. Over the last 16 years, Dodge has worked with nearly 300 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, build trusted relationships and drive sales through strategic, integrated campaigns that are tied to key business objectives. Dodge Communications is part of Myelin Communications, a family of companies serving the healthcare, financial services and life sciences sectors.
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.
250 Hudson St., 16th Flr.
New York, NY 10013
Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.
4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
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. With approximately 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, Fla.; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo.; Lexington, Ky.; Greenville and Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chicago 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 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 fl.
New York, NY 10167
Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Roher, Managing Partner & President, Roher PR Group
Rick Anderson, Senior Managing Director
Doug Wright, Senior Account Director
Feintuch senior team members (l. to r.) Henry Feintuch, Rick Anderson, Rich Roher and Doug Wright.
Feintuch Communications is an award-winning boutique strategic relations firm offering senior counsel, experience and tactical support to a broad range of organizations - from the Fortune 500 to emerging companies, non-profits and associations.
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. We provide clients with an integrated blend of public relations, social media, advertising/marketing, investor relations, web/digital marketing and other services to meet their business objectives. Strategic practice areas include technology; financial services and FinTech; AV; energy and clean tech; media and marketing; and professional services.
In our delivery of sophisticated public relations services, we focus on specific needs — such as media relations, new product launches, corporate identity and branding — as well as broader-based initiatives including industry analyst campaigns, trade and consumer outreach, social media programs, awards and honors programs, speaking platforms and association marketing.
We serve on the board and are a partner in PR World Alliance (www.PRWorldAlliance.com), a global partnership of premier independent communications consultancies.
Our goal is to provide the expert service, experienced counsel and hands-on support that our clients need to meet their business objectives. Our commitment is to be a superior business partner and an outstanding strategic relations firm in each and every client engagement.
Clients include: BasisCode, Emergent Capital, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Healbe, Klarna, Leclanché, Legrand, LifeThreads, MECLABS/MarketingSherpa and MPOWER Financing.
112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President / Principal
Natalie Best, Executive Vice President / Director of Client Services / Principal
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs and brand communications agency. The firm celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, a milestone that comes as the company makes its debut among the country’s top 15 PR firms (2017 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms). FWV is also the winner of The Holmes Report 2016 Consumer Agency of the Year and the Bulldog Reporter Consumer, Midsize and North American Communications Agency of the Year.
Founded in April 1997, the firm is led by its founder, Chairman & CEO Rick French. Today, FWV employs 103 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa offices. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $200 million + network of global communication agencies, with 1,500 staff and 100 offices worldwide.
In addition to ranking FWV No. 14 nationally, O’Dwyer’s placed FWV No. 1 in the Southeast, a position it has occupied for nearly 15 years. Among the top agencies, FWV ranks second in both Beauty/Fashion and Sports Marketing, sixth in Entertainment Marketing and ninth in Travel/Tourism and Economic Development. The agency’s work in Agricultural, Food & Beverage, Home Furnishings, Professional Services, and Environmental/Public Affairs also earned category rankings in the top 20.
FWV holds the distinction as the only N.C.-based integrated marketing firm to earn Agency of the Year accolades in the public relations industry – something it has accomplished on eight different occasions. In addition to four separate AOY honors in 2016, FWV was a finalist for 2016 Global Consumer Agency of the Year (Holmes Report) and was ranked in the Top 10 of the 2016 Global Creative Index. The agency also captured a North American Innovation SABRE Award on behalf of long-time client Wrangler in the Digital Brand Platform category.
Over two decades, FWV has represented iconic brands like Wrangler, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Slim Jim, Justin Boots, Pendleton Whisky and many others, as well as the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bassett Furniture, Saft, ABB, Teen Cancer America and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
G&S Business Communications
60 East 42nd Street, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10165
Basel +41 61 264-8410
Luke Lambert, Pres. & CEO
Mary Buhay, Sr. VP, Marketing
G&S is an independent business communications firm with headquarters in New York, offices in Chicago, Raleigh, N.C., and Basel, Switzerland and PROI Worldwide affiliates in 50 countries. To tackle our clients’ complex businesses and value chains, G&S communicators collaborate as divergent thinkers who unlock diverse ideas and refine them to inspire action that drives results.
G&S focuses on key markets where we have deep experience and offer valuable insight: Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Food, Clean Technology and Energy, Financial and Business Services, and Home and Building Solutions.
We combine our strengths in business strategy and skills with communications and marketing tools to offer these areas of expertise: B2B Intelligence, Branding Strategy, Content Strategy, Creative, Digital & Social, Employee Engagement, Insights & Analytics, Media Relations and Sustainability & CSR.
Partial Client Roster: Actagro, AeroVironment, Cascades, Cemex, Coeur Mining, Dow Chemical, Flexible Packaging Association, GWG, HEAD, Knowles, Littelfuse, Lord Corporation, Mannington Mills, Martin Marietta, Medical Mutual, Miele USA, Million Dollar Round Table, MonoSol, National Elevator Industry, Inc., Neolith, Neovia, Panasonic, Ply Gem, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, Radian Group, Schindler Elevator, and Syngenta.
2730 Sidney St., Bldg. 2, Ste. 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Susan English, SVP, PR & Social Media
John Gatesman, CEO
Shannon Baker, Partner, Pres.
Gatesman team members—Front row (from left to right): Lauren Wenzel (senior account executive), Mary Kate Joyce (account supervisor), Paige Blawas (account executive), Peter Smith (assistant account executive), Jamie Kurke (assistant account executive); Back row (from left to right): Beth Thompson (account director), Desiree Bartoe (account director), Susan English (SVP, director of PR and social media) and Heather Scott (account supervisor).
Gatesman PR tackles your toughest business and communications challenges — whether it’s to stand out in a competitive environment, change perception, protect your reputation or navigate the rapidly evolving digital world.
Our strategic consumer-centric model puts your target audiences at the forefront to motivate action and influence behavior that increases sales, market share and brand affinity.
We combine critical and creative thinking to produce ideas and content that stem from research and insights to disrupt, educate and engage consumers, media and the industry. We believe in research, so much so that we invest more than $200,000 annually in tools and resources to benefit your business.
Founded in 2006, Gatesman is a privately held corporation owned by partners John Gatesman and Shannon Baker. Gatesman is an award-winning, full-service public relations practice that ranks nationally within the top 100 independent PR firms, and is a partner in IPREX, a global communication network.
Client roster: Camp Invention, Collegiate Inventors Competition, CONSOL Energy, Del Monte, Duquesne Light Co., FedEx Ground, Foodland, Hormel Foods: HOUSE of TSANG, Marlite/NUDO, National Institute for Newman Studies, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System), Peoples Natural Gas, Pittsburgh Paints & Stains, PPG Optical, S&T Bank, SHOP ‘n SAVE, StarKist, Tobii Dynavox, Thorntons Convenience Stores, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan.
Greentarget Global LLC
Chicago Board of Trade
141 W Jackson Blvd., Suite 3100
On top of the world: Greentarget’s team directs smarter conversations from our HQ at the Chicago Board of Trade building.
Greentarget is a strategic public relations firm focused exclusively on business-to-business organizations.
Founded in Chicago by John Corey and Aaron Schoenherr, Greentarget has become a destination for talent. Our world-class team is infused by the same entrepreneurial spirit that led to the firm’s creation in 2004.
Our culture reflects the firm’s core values: hard work, risk-taking, authenticity, individual and team growth, and creative thinking.
Our proven client-engagement process empowers Greentarget clients to direct smarter conversations that influence their audiences, drive business objectives and create value. Drawing on our deep expertise and extensive experience in crafting multi-layered communications programs, we deliver high-impact results to clients in professional services and others industries.
Everything we do is informed and driven by our belief that business leaders who aspire to thought leadership have an obligation to elevate the conversations they’re participating in. That means empathizing with their audiences and delivering valuable insights in accessible, compelling form through both earned and owned channels. Greentarget’s staff of more than 30 works in our Chicago headquarters as well as our offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
27 West Athens Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
Greg Matusky, Founder & President
Joe Anthony, President, Financial Services
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 60 professionals—drawn from journalism, finance, communications, and public relations—services many key markets, including financial services, consumer and enterprise technology, real estate, health care 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: ACSI Funds, Amplify ETFs, The Angel Oak Companies, Brandywine Global, CA Technologies, CBIZ, ETF Ventures, International Securities Exchange/ISE, fi360, Janney Montgomery Scott, Kimco Realty, M&T Bank, naviHealth, NFP, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Penn Mutual Asset Management, People’s United Bank, Quintiq, Radware, Recovery Centers of America, Resource Real Estate, SCHOTT, SHI International, Sungard AS, SyncStream Solutions, TESSCO Technologies, United Capital Financial Partners, and Ventev Mobile.
200 Hudson St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Michael Olguin, President & CEO
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Havas Formula is a top-ranked, award-winning national PR firm recently named one of the best agencies to work for by Holmes Report. The agency is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago. A subsidiary of Havas—one of the world’s largest global communications groups—Havas Formula’s service offering includes general market and Hispanic PR, social media and experiential marketing, all under one roof. Following this integrated approach and its signature storytelling process, the agency drives strategic marketing solutions that yield bottom-line results for today’s passion brands. Equally adept at representing B-to-C and B-to-B brands, Havas Formula holds category expertise in food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, beer/wine/spirits, consumer and high-tech, restaurants and retail, lifestyle, beauty/fashion, travel and leisure.
Clients include: Art.com, Baskin Robbins, Bugaboo, Dunkin’ Donuts, FTD, Heineken USA, Jaguar Land Rover, Justin’s, Kevin.Murphy, Nestle, Panda Express, Schlage, Sheraton, Shure and Wonderful Pistachios.
3340 Peachtree Rd NE, #1010
Atlanta, GA 30326
1011 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
7835 Osceola Polk Line Rd
Davenport, FL 33896
Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President
Michael Jacobs, COO
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, 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.
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.
Capabilities, among others, include brand communications strategy, media relations, promotions, guerrilla marketing, social media, awards programming, thought leadership, cause marketing and event planning.
727 Sansome St., Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
415/963-4174, ext. 2
Highwire is a full-service communications agency built on the promise of delivering creative, results-oriented PR programs for innovative companies.
Highwire has been named agency of the year by PRWeek and top technology agency of the year by The Holmes Report. We’ve achieved this success with a simple formula: we believe in supporting our clients with results-oriented programs built on business goals.
At Highwire we transcend the “same old same old” strategies with the same zeal clients bring to their own business. And we do it with a smart, informed approach that’s founded on relevance and insight. We roll up our sleeves and immerse our experts in your business, executing on your challenges and goals to generate greater awareness, growth and sales. Our client expertise spans consumer and lifestyle brands to mobility and enterprise technologies. Across our San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Boston offices, we have more than 75 employees along with proven partnerships with international agencies that collectively and successfully drive international campaigns.
Highwire’s client experience includes some of the most well known brands in technology including AliveCor, AOL’s TechCrunch and Engadget, App Annie, AppDynamics, Atlassian, ForeScout, GE Power, IBM, InsideSales.com, Qualys, Sunrun, Twilio, Veracode and Wi-Fi Alliance.
16 W. 22nd St., 12th fl.
New York, NY 10010
222 Kearny Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Barbara Bates, CEO, North America
Heather Kernahan, President, North America
Gwen Murphy, EVP, Client Services
Greg Mondshein, SVP, Business Development & Marketing
Rebecca Honeyman, SVP, New York Lead
Sahana Jayaraman, SVP, Head of Digital Brand Lab
The Hotwire US team together for their domestic ‘bootcamp’ in Austin, Texas.
Hotwire is a global PR and communications agency dedicated to helping ambitious companies change their game, build their reputation, and stand out from the crowd. Our communications ex-perts work in sector practice teams to provide our clients with in-depth knowledge and experience of a number of market categories – including fintech, enterprise technology, consumer, consumer technology, e-commerce, marketing, media and entertainment. From Sydney to San Francisco, we’re a team, with a “one office” mentality. Our international team works across our 22 locations, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, together with affiliate partners. We bring the best of our knowledge, skills and experience to all of our clients wherever they are in the world.
The Hoyt Organization
23001 Hawthorne Blvd., #200
Torrance, CA 90505
Leeza L. Hoyt, President
The Hoyt Organization (THO) lets off a little steam while posing for the annual company holiday card!
One of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top PR Firms in LA, The Hoyt Organization, Inc. (THO) knows developing a strong strategy — supported by a curated set of tactical tools — will set the stage for any successful program.
An integrated communications agency serving industries from real estate to financial services, and healthcare to technology, THO is a trusted adviser to its clients, understanding the full spectrum of tools available and designing laser--focused plans that meet each client’s distinct objectives. Founded more than 25 years ago, THO is entrenched in its core industries and has unparalleled success in making a name for its clients through powerful and effective communication.
THO has expanded its reach as the LA partner of the Public Relations Global Network, through which the firm offers on-the-ground resources in major markets around the world. This international network enables THO to build awareness for its clients among a truly global audience.
Hunter Public Relations
41 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010-2202
Partners: Grace Leong, Jonathan Lyon, Mark Newman, Donetta Allen, Gigi Russo, Erin Hanson
Despite growing to more than 120 staffers and expanding their geographic footprint to include offices in New York and London with team members based in Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto, Hunter PR still comes together once a year for three days of intensive off-site creativity training and “mandatory fun.”
Hunter Public Relations is an award-winning consumer products public relations firm with offices in New York and London and a strategic footprint in markets across North America. Beginning with research-driven insights, Hunter executes strategic public relations programs that build equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for branded consumer products and services. A powerful blend of 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 has grown into one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands in the food and beverage, home and lifestyle, and health, wellness and beauty sectors.
With more than 120 full-time staff professionals, Hunter remains committed to delivering exceptional boutique-style marketing communications services to our clients and providing a rewarding career experience for our employees. We accomplish this by focusing on three areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. Our creative approach and client service-orientation has led to some of the most enduring client relationships in the business including Tabasco Pepper Sauce (28 years), 3M (21 years), and Church & Dwight (11 years).
685 Third Ave., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Thomas Ryan, CEO
Don Duffy, President
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.
Clients: Boot Barn, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Cobalt Int’l Energy, Dave & Busters, FleetCor Technologies, Inc., Fossil, Inc., Freshpet, Genuine Parts Co., Gildan Activewear, Harman, Herbalife Ltd., HubSpot, lAC, Jarden Corp., Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, La Quinta Holdings, Inc., Legg Mason & Co., LLC, lululemon athletica, Mobileye, Michaels, Michael Kors, New Relic, Ocwen Financial Corp., Pandora Media, Inc., Paramount Group, Inc., Planet Fitness, Inc., Red Hat, Inc., Shake Shack, Starwood Property Trust, VF Corp., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Wingstop, Workiva and Zoës Kitchen.
260 Charles St., Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02453
550 Montgomery Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94111
256 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
91 Clemence Street
Providence, RI 02903
Beth Monaghan, Co-founder & CEO
InkHouse CEO & Co-Founder Beth
InkHouse is breaking the agency mold. We’re making traditional media relationships relevant again. And we're breaking down creative silos with integrated PR, content, social media, design, filmmaking and paid editorial all in one place. We value progress over process, but we also believe in the power of measurement. We're bi-coastal, 10 years old, 100 people, and one of the fastest growing agencies in the country.
Founded in 2007 by communications veterans Beth Monaghan and Meg O'Leary, InkHouse's steady growth can be attributed to the company's longstanding reputation for solid PR and content campaigns, and deep bench of experienced communications professionals, former journalists, and creative thinkers on staff. With offices in Boston, Providence, San Francisco, and now New York, InkHouse is well-positioned to serve both national and international clients looking for dynamic, thoughtful integrated communications campaigns across the U.S. market.
Clients: Bentley University, - c_space, Converse, Crucial, Ergotron, Gradifi, Hired, NAI Hunne-man, OfferUp, Perkins + Will, Raytheon, Toyota, Salesforce, Neurometrix, Liberty Mutual, Acacia Communications, Finagle A Bagel, General Catalyst, Orchard, Harvard, Zimperium and Dynatrace.
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, Kim Fox, Partners
Entering our second decade at Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, we are a trusted advisor to many of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare systems and providers.
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 $35 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.
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.
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
David Connolly, Senior VP, Boston
Diane Wass, Mng. Dir., London
Carrie Jones, Principal and Managing Director of JPA Health Communications.
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
Jamie Lynn Sigler and Sarah Evans, Partners of J Public Relations (JPR).
J Public Relations (JPR) is an international powerhouse PR and social media agency specializing in hospitality, travel and luxury lifestyle with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego and London. JPR is a trusted leader in strategy, trend forecasting, brand partnerships, influencer relations and unparalleled media placements worldwide.
Established in 2005, the award-winning agency has steadily risen in the ranks to become the country’s fastest growing, bicoastal agency in the travel and hospitality spaces. Its global roster in-cludes more than 100 hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Dubai, Europe, Asia and more. JPR steadily garners and retains stalwart accounts including Relais & Châteaux, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Vail Resorts Hospitality, Grace Hotels, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Newport Beach & Company, Four Seasons Lanai and 17 Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts.
J Public Relations’ in-house social division, 7th & Wit, works seamlessly alongside the PR masterminds to drive photography content missions, influencer partnerships and engagement across social platforms. They are more than community messengers; they are conversation starters with quoting power. www.seventhandwit.com.
JPR has earned awards for a reason, and most recently scored Bulldog Reporter Small Agency of the Year Award in addition to SmartCEO Magazine’s Company Culture Award. Together, they recognize JPR’s authority in cultivating a collaborative workplace where client legacy is honed for the next gen.
Sampling of clients: Adventures by Disney, Aulani, a Disney Spa & Resort, Discover Baja California, Golden Oak Development by Walt Disney World Resort, Grace Hotels, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Helena Bay, Hotel Californian, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Newport Beach & Company, Rancho La Puerta, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Relais & Châteaux, STK Restaurants, The Palms Turks & Caicos, The Resort at Pedregal, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, The Shore Club Turks & Caicos, Triumph Hotels, Vail Resorts Hospitality, Vail Mountain Resorts, W Los Angeles and Westfield UTC.
888 S. Figueroa St., Ste #1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Additional office locations: NYC, Austin
Sabina Gault, CEO
Monica Guzman, COO
Amanda Bialek, Vice President
Carmen Hernandez, Managing Director
Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and Austin, Texas, Konnect Agency provides PR, social media, marketing and content creation services for clients in the food & beverage, franchise, family & lifestyle arenas.
With unmatched business acumen, Konnect Agency provides public relations, social media, marketing and content creation services for food & beverage, franchise, lifestyle and family brands. Konnect develops strategic campaigns that keep brands relevant. We know what makes a brand attractive to its target audience and how to maximize marketing tactics to fast track growth and success. More than that, we are proactive collaborators who hustle to deliver exceptional results for lifestyle brands. Konnect is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in NYC and Austin. Clients include: Sky Zone, The Goddard School, Nautica, The Flame Broiler, KRAVE, Coolhaus, Dave & Buster’s, Kite Hill, KEEN, Nuna and Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, to name a few.
David Kyne, founder & CEO Maureen Byrne, Wendy Woods-Williams, exec. VPs
Amanda Mulally, Michael Grela, Sr. VPs.
Lisa Mehigan, Director
The KYNE team, February 2017.
KYNE is an award-winning specialty health communications consultancy dedicated to helping im-prove and save lives. We believe that strategically deployed communication is a powerful health intervention. We develop and lead major health communications initiatives both US and globally and have deep experience working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations to drive meaningful change.
Whether it’s helping eradicate a neglected tropical disease, ending preventable deaths from infectious diseases or raising awareness about a critical issue, we develop and execute communications programs with the power to make a difference.
Key Clients: AstraZeneca, Bioverativ, The Carter Center, Rockefeller Foundation.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
1420 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Jeffrey T. Lambert, President
Don Hunt, Managing Director, Partner
Lance Knapp, CFO
Mark Pischea, Managing Partner, Sterling Corp. Public Affairs division
LE&A is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-20 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan’s largest 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 18 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 agen-cies 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. This “difference” is best illustrated in our tagline — “The PR Firm That Can Read an Income Statement.”™ Our specialties and client roster span consumer products, specialty retail and national chains, automotive, food & beverage, health care, business services, energy, manufacturing and technology.
Clients include: Bethany Christian Services, Continental Automotive, Denali Flavors/MooseTracks, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Flint Chamber, Flint Public Schools, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Greatland Corporation, Huron Capital Partners, International Automotive Components, Inventure Foods, Jamba At-Home Smoothies, Michigan Economic Development Corp., Mercantile Bank, Michigan Department of Education, MPI Research, Old Orchard Brands, Ranir Dental, Shopko Stores, Spartan Motors, Spectrum Health and Wolverine Worldwide.
Landis Communications Inc.
1388 Sutter St., #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
David Landis, President
Sean Dowdall, General Manager
Brianne Miller, Business Development Director
David Cumpston, Client Services Director
LCI hams it up at a benefit for San Francisco’s modern dance company, ODC.
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 more than 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.
One Thompson Square, Suite 403
Boston, MA 02129
Donna L. LaVoie, President & CEO; Beth Kurth, VP of IR; Sharon Correia, VP of Integrated Communications; Lisa DeScenza, Senior Director, Special Projects
LaVoieHealthScience provides IR and PR to build recognition, sales, and value for health science innovations. Our health science expertise uniquely positions us to help clients make their health and science innovations known, understandable, and approachable to customer audiences through carefully executed strategies and plans.
The agency has received 28 awards over the past seven years in recognition of the work it has done for emerging and established industry leaders in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, health, and government, helping our clients from development to launch to commercialization. We bring 16 years of case studies and over 300 proven strategies to our clients. We are focused on building trust and long-term relationships based on the quality of the work that we deliver. Many of our client relationships go back over a decade.
BioAxone BioSciences, Inc., Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Cydan Development Corp., Fusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, Hydra Biosciences, Imara, Inc., LaunchWorks, LEO Pharma Inc., MicroPort Orthopedics, Inc., NewLink Genetics, Newron Pharmaceuticals, Origenis GmbH, Oticon Inc., SIRION Biotech and WuXiApptec.
420 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10170
At Lazar Partners, we don’t just deliver your message; we catalyze the connections that drive business results and enhance your reputation. Our clients count on us to deliver proactive strategic recommendations as well as flawless execution. For the last 16 years, private and public companies have benefited from our proven approaches to strengthening relationships with healthcare professionals, patients, third-party organizations, the financial community, the media and business partners. Our commitment to clients is to forge trusting connections that build brand equity, increase -goodwill and grow shareholder value.
Yet even companies with great reputations sometimes find themselves facing challenging situations that can harm their brand and we stand with you to manage and overcome crisis situations.
L.C. Williams & Associates
150 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Kim Blazek Dahlborn, President and CEO
Gary Goodfriend, Jim Kokoris, Allison Kurtz and Shannon Quinn, Executive Vice Presidents
Cheryl Georgas, Deanna Killackey and Tim Young, Senior Vice Presidents
Jay Kelly, Vice President
L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) is a full-service public relations agency headquartered in Chicago made up of experienced, invested and creative individuals focused on delivering meaningful results on time and on budget. We integrate communications strategies across all channels to reach and influence audiences.
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 clients’ businesses. We have the experience to offer thoughtful counsel, honest opinions and creative solutions.
LCWA serves clients from a wide range of industries. We are one of the top agencies specializing in home products, and have extensive experience in professional services and healthcare marketing. Our recent acquisition of PR firm JSH&A further expanded our consumer branding and food and beverage expertise. LCWA’s national reach is broadened globally through our membership in the Public Relations Global Network.
Among current clients: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Boise Paper, Beam Suntory, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Conagra Brands, Culligan International, DAP, Ecore, Electrolux, Fashion Bed Group, First Alert, Frigidaire Professional, Labelmaster, Merit School of Music, Oster Professional, Snow Joe, Trex, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois, Urgent Care Association of America, and Weil-McLain.
Lou Hammond Group
900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Lou Hammond Group client Mike Reininger, CEO of Brightline, provides an overview to Wired of new trainsets built at Siemens USA.
Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is the industry’s most celebrated integrated marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Charleston, Miami and Los Angeles. LHG has built a legendary reputation over the past 33 years as the leading mid-sized, PR, marketing and digital services agency serving eight key industries: Destinations, Economic Development, Lifestyle, Food/Wine, Cruise/Rail, Travel/Hospitality, Real Estate and Technology.
A few things to know:
• 40 clients, 40 employees and 70+ top industry awards from 2016 alone.
• Independent: known for boundless creativity and enthusiasm
• Operates differently: no time sheets — clients get the attention they need, when they need it.
• International: founders of the PR World Network
• Trusted: considered a go-to media resource
At the end of the day, however, it’s all about the results. In the past year alone LHG has:
• Arranged more than 325 visits to clients from top media and influencers.
• Secured broadcast hits from outlets such as: “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNBC, Peter Greenberg Worldwide and more.
• Regularly delivered impactful results including: Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Food & Wine, Forbes, Huffington Post, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and many more.
• Built client’s social media platforms, designed their websites and increased SEO. The firm also has the distinction of owning one of the industry’s highest client retention rates.
2021 Richard Jones Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
Also find us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and Vimeo.
Lovell Communications protects brand reputations and helps healthcare companies build and grow their businesses with marketing creativity and strategic public relations.
With a 30-year history of delivering unparalleled client service, our team has extensive experience partnering with hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, long term and post-acute providers, health IT companies, diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and compounders, behavioral health providers, ambulatory centers and biotechnology companies. We have helped hundreds of clients promote their services and thought leaders, and we regularly work on crises most providers face perhaps once in a decade such as information breaches, drug diversions, union negotiations, impaired provider issues, never events and workplace violence.
Engagements span from two months to 20 years with clients including publicly held companies, startups, 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 East 34th Street
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, Energy, Manufacturing + Sustainability and SKYLABS, an innovation laboratory. Our services include public relations, digital, social media, branding, crisis communications, change management, investor relations and innovation.
In 2016, Makovsky won 15 company and campaign awards including the American Business Award for “Company of the Year,” “Executive of the Year,” “Woman of the Year” and “Human Resources Executive of the Year.” Not only is our work recognized but our outstanding employees are as well. Also in 2016, three Makovsky employees were named “PR Rising 30 under 30” by PR News. The firm also won a 2016 “HBA Rising Star” 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.
1460 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Los Angeles Headquarters
Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President
Natalie Rucker, Director of Business Development
Marketing Maven CEO & President Lindsey Carnett.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Marketing Maven’s 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 megatrials, 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.
North 6th Agency, Inc.
49 Howard St., 2nd flr.
New York, NY 10013
Launched in 2010, North 6th Agency (N6A) has grown into an award-winning brand communications agency serving a client roster of emerging, mid-sized and enterprise brands from over 30 different sectors. As the #1 Fastest-Growing Firm in its revenue category in 2016 and one of the 50 Most Powerful Agencies in the United States by the New York Observer, we’ve scaled to the next level, creating a culture of speed, service innovation and data practices for our customers, while also implementing an internal “Compete and Care” culture lauded as one of the most rewarding and unique in the agency world. Everything we do at N6A follows the six taglines that serve as our foundation: “Compete & Care,” “Embrace the Pace,” “I Was Wrong,” “Championship Months,” “Start & End Strong,” and “N6Accountability.” Our dedicated employees are always working one step ahead, strategically collaborating to foster strong media relationships and deliver the best results to our clients. N6A practice areas include cyber security, cannabis, professional services, technology, travel, food and beverage, and healthcare, among many others.
1101 West River Pkwy., #400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Lynn Casey, Chair and CEO
Padilla is a top 10 independent public relations and communications company comprised of 240 employee-owners. Padilla builds, grows and protects brands worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at Food-Minds and the research authorities at SMS.
Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble Education, BASF, Bayer, Blue Cross and 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 and Welch’s.
Padilla is a founding member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 143 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Make a connection at PadillaCo.com.
255 State St., 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Boston | San Francisco | Orlando | NYC
Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, Executive Vice President
Elizabeth Famiglietti, EVP, Human Resources
Phil Carpenter, EVP & managing director
Rob Adler, EVP
Gary Torpey, EVP Finance
Lisa Astor, Senior Vice President
Gene Carozza, Senior Vice President
Darlene Doyle, Senior Vice President
Founded in 1995, PAN Communications is a data-focused integrated marketing & PR agency servicing B2B technology and healthcare brands. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, Orlando and New York, PAN delivers insight-driven, measurable public relations programs for leading and emerging brands nationally and globally such as SAP, Informatica, MediaMath, Blue Coat, Maestro Health and Fuze, to name a few.
With a staff of 100+ professionals, PAN offers the agility and personalized service of a mid-size agency while leveraging national and international relationships to manage large scale communications programs. The agency continues to experience impressive growth and provides today’s modern marketers with impactful communications, influencer relations, social media and digital services that continue to expand on its brand equity.
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 employees gather for the company’s annual Dream Day.
Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London. The firm connects brands, messages and people through data-driven insights, cross-channel communications and brilliant customer experience. Peppercomm employs an omni-channel approach that uses customer insights to determine the right mix of tools and platforms to help clients reach, engage and influence customers along their path to purchase. Peppercomm continues to heavily invest in a workplace culture that has received numerous accolades. Among its recent recognitions are: Holmes Report’s North American Corporate/B2B Agency of the Year, Bulldog Reporter’s Midsized Agency of the Year, and being named to Fortune’s lists of 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces and 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads.
Peppercomm has incorporated stand-up comedy into our corporate culture. Comedy is about listening to audiences, figuring out what they need, and getting them to like your brand. In short, it’s storytelling — and sharpening storytelling skills makes us better able to tell clients’ stories.
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.
Perry Communications Group
980 9th Street, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
Kassy Perry, President/CEO
Julia Spiess Lewis, Senior Vice President
Jennifer Zins, Vice President
Perry Communications Group is an award-winning, full service strategic communications firm. Led by Kassy Perry, PCG shapes ideas, galvanizes opinions and influences decisions ultimately leading to social change. The PCG team helps clients positively impact public policy issues not only in Sacramento, but throughout California and the U.S. PCG tackles high-profile issues such as health care, energy and environment, finance and water.
Whether the politically savvy PCG team is managing a complicated issue, running a statewide initiative campaign, leading a high-profile coalition or helping clients communicate, shape and influence with a mix of traditional and digital strategies, we achieve success by building strong relationships with policymakers, the media and corporate influencers. We excel at working with local and state governments. Since the company’s founding, we have worked with Fortune 500 companies, major industry associations and charitable organizations.
PCG provides services for an array of clients including: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, California Association of Health Underwriters, My Patient Rights, and California Chronic Care Coalition.
The Power Group
3131 McKinney Ave., Suite 550
Dallas, TX 75204
Amy Power, Founder & CEO
Sam Davis, Director of Client Development
The Power Group is a full-service public relations agency specializing in media relations, brand development through its 20-step Brand Power process, crisis communications, social media strate-gy and management, content marketing, event media management and spokesperson training. Its experienced team, which includes Spanish-speaking media experts, works with clients to build PR campaigns and social media strategies that fit specific needs and deliver powerful results. We have a bulletproof reputation, making us trusted partners to our clients. Our longest-tenured client, Golden Chick, has been with us for more than 15 years. The agency’s practice areas are food and beverage, commercial real estate, professional services, technology, healthcare, and new product launches.
The Power Group works with clients to set specific, measurable goals that tie into overall business objectives. The agency’s unique “30-day coverage guarantee” promises each client media coverage within the first 30 days of media relations outreach, and our innovative value-based pricing model benefits both the agency and clients by offering flat rate service fees rooted in actual value instead of inefficient hourly billing. The Power Group has been consistently recognized for hard work and meaningful results throughout its 17-year history, including the honor of PR Daily’s Digital PR “Best Crisis Management” award and ranking on the Dallas Business Journal’s Top 20 PR Firms in North Texas. Its founder Amy Power is a 2015 Top 25 Women in Business honoree by the Dallas Business Journal, a member of the Forbes agency council and regular contributor to Forbes online.
The Power Group is a member of the Dallas chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) as well as Vistage.
Clients include: Acquire BPO, Aldridge, BenefitMall, Big Thought, Children’s Health, Chiufang Hwang, City House, Coyote Drive-In, Emerge, Frost 321, Fusion Logistics, Golden Chick, Gregory Law, iCode, Indie Beauty Expo, KidKraft, MasonBaronet, MORE design + build, National Assn. of Corporate Directors, North Texas Chapter, Osteo-Strong, Pollo Campero, Presenture, Rastegar Capital, Relationships First, Religion Tequila, Rightstone, Stream, Tacos 4 Life, TexPlex Park, TSP and Wellington Realty.
105 Madison Ave., 7th flr.
New York, NY 10016
Partners: Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Caroline Gibson, Karen Davis
Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. We deliver an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy to the financial and business-to-business sectors. Our “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas and unmatched results to every client engagement.
We are a rare hybrid; a corporate communications firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked deal shop and a comprehensive investor relations practice inside.
Through our gateway office in London and network of partner agencies, we can deliver for clients in major business and financial centers around the world.
We are an “Army of Entrepreneurs™.” Our creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals.
Prosek currently advises $10 trillion in client assets. This is an increase of $3.5T in just one year.
Expanded transactions communications and issues and crisis management services, as well as ramped-up strategic digital capabilities, allow us to meet clients’ evolving needs.
53 State Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Big Agency Results. Small Agency Touch.
Racepoint Global combines the power of worldwide reach with personal attention. Our clients ex-pect everything to be bigger, better and bolder. They also want access to the brightest minds at all times. We have the necessary DNA to do both. We challenge our clients to do more to stay ahead and demand that they challenge us to be accountable. We drive communications that are strategically sound and strive to forge personal relationships, breakthrough results and lasting impact.
Racepoint is redefining what it means to be an intelligence-driven marketing agency. We deliver accountability based on our ability to better understand your customers, their psychology and how they consume information. The key is our proprietary software, Field-Facts. It’s the industry’s best tool for identifying influencers and targeting them where they engage verbally, visually and emotionally. Armed with this intelligence, we give our clients PR, advertising and precision-marketing campaigns that speak to the right people at the right time.
Racepoint Global services world-class brands including Huawei, Panasonic, Dassault Systèmes, AT&T, IBM, eClinicalWorks, Forrester Research, Harman and more.
Racepoint Global is headquartered in Boston, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Detroit, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Rasky Partners, Inc.
70 Franklin St., 3rd Flr.
Boston, MA 02110
1825 I St., NW, 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., Rasky Partners offers a comprehensive range of services including media strategy and public relations, government relations, reputation management, crisis communication and digital media. The firm works with a wide array of clients that includes Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, coalitions, non-profits, think tanks and foreign governments.
As an independent firm, Rasky Partners has the flexibility and resources to address complex challenges with a commitment to serve our clients’ interests first. We are dedicated to providing consistent, strategic hands-on engagement at all levels, as each client team – including the senior professionals – is highly engaged, from beginning to end of each client engagement.
355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134
Christine Barney, CEO
Lisa Ross, President
Tina Elmowitz, Executive Vice President
John Quinn, Executive Vice President
Sandra Fine Ericson, Senior Vice President, Director of Results Measurement
Abdul Muhammed, Vice President of Digital Development
Zonnia Knight, Creative Director
Four-time “PR Agency of the Year,” rbb Communications delivers award-winning work and best practices to clients who seek a partner with a culture of ownership and accountability that only a boutique agency can provide. As an integrated communications agency and the champion of Breakout Brands™, rbb inspires companies with insights to create customer passion that delivers bottom line results.
Our bilingual staff excels in integrated communications, digital marketing, community relations, employee and internal communications, reputation management, influencer engagement and product introductions. The rbb family of brands also features distinct digital, web development, social media and advertising teams to create 360-degree result-driven campaigns able to reach targeted audiences through a diversified mix of traditional and digital channels. Specialty practices include consumer products/services, travel & leisure, real estate, healthcare, professional services, and higher education.
Some of rbb’s Breakout Brand clients include: Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami, Bank of America, Cleveland Clinic Florida, DHL Express, Disney on Ice, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Embassy Suites by Hilton, First Service Residential, Florida International University, Florida Power and Light, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Kaplan University, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Virgin Voyages and Vitas Health. With offices in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, the firm also has an international network that extends across more than 60 countries through its partnership in PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of independent communications agencies. For more information, call (305) 448-7457 or visit www.rbbcommunications.com.
1109 W. Main St., Suite 400
Boise, ID 83702
Jessica Flynn, CEO
Tracy Bresina, CFO
Chad Biggs, CCO
Lynda Bruns, VP, Client Service
Engaging your audience requires both a broad-minded approach and wide-ranging expertise. Red Sky brings a business mindset and creative spirit to communication strategy and execution. We create and share stories that matter through scalable, measurable and integrated campaigns for government, healthcare, promotion of place, public agency, corporate communication and technology clients. We are grounded by strategy, driven by story and focused on helping you achieve your goals.
Our expertise spans media relations, marketing, crisis communication, public engagement, content, branding and executive skills training. Inspiring your audience through story is what we do best.
Our clients include Avery Dennison, Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Centercal, Idaho Commerce, Micron, Treefort, Visit Concord and Visit Idaho, among others.
RF | Binder Partners, Inc.
950 Third Ave., 7th flr.
New York, NY 10022
RF|Binder is a full-service, independent communications firm based in New York City, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Charleston. At RF|Binder, we pride ourselves on being an agency of challengers and entrepreneurial thinkers who look beyond the status quo. We believe it is critical to push the boundaries and find new ways to address our clients’ business challenges. Through this approach, we’re able to build transformative communications programs that persuade people to believe in, connect with, and stand behind an organization, an issue and a brand.
We have a history of helping our clients go beyond the ordinary. We work with companies, brands and institutions that are building or seeking better solutions for people and businesses, to impact the issues and opportunities facing the food and beverage, health and wellness, education, and financial services industries. With our always-on growth mindset, we are constantly discovering new ways to achieve greater relevancy, ignite more meaningful connections, and build stronger relationships, to ultimately support and invigorate businesses’ bottom line.
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, and William James College.
521 Sophia St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Fred Wellman, founder and CEO
Lauren Jenkins, VP & mng. dir., Scout Insight
Brian Wagner, VP & COO
Rory Brosius, VP
ScoutComms, one of O’Dwyer’s ten fastest-growing PR firms in 2017, is the nation's leading PR firm dedicated to providing services that support veterans and military families.
We like to think of ourselves as being a mile deep and an inch wide, providing a comprehensive suite of services — spanning the fields of communications, digital and social engagement, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research — to empower organizations that work with the nation’s service members, veterans and military families.
ScoutComms is an award-winning Certified B Corp and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. We are one of the first B Corps in the world focused on veteran and military community issues. B Corps are for-profit entities committed to balancing business, social and environmental objectives in their work.
Clients include: GE, The Home Depot Foundation, Prudential, Service Women’s Action Network, Student Veterans of America, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, USAA, Vet Tix Wounded Warrior Project.
2 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
From startups to Fortune 1000, Spark specializes in helping technology-focused and innovation-minded companies transform their brands by bringing powerful narratives to life through PR, integrated communications, and strategic marketing programs. The agency’s full suite of services includes Agile Narrative™: a proprietary knowledge-design methodology; creative design and content development; programmatic distribution and paid media; and data-driven insights to measure the effectiveness of all integrated marketing services driving Narrative transformations. Spark’s clients have included the world’s most innovative startups and industry leaders: Bloomberg, Univision, Verizon Ventures, Nasdaq, Walmart, Github, Waze, Etsy, and Skype. Spark was honored by Business Intelligence Group as a Best Place to Work in 2016. Spark has won Bulldog Reporter Awards in 2017 for Best Media Relations Campaign, Best New Product Launch, Best General Business Campaign, and Best Technology Campaign.
2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
125 S. Clark St., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
250 Vesey St., Ste. 2630
New York, NY 10281
Jonathan Wilson, President & CEO
Spectrum is both one of the nation’s leading health and science communications agencies and proudly independent. Health and science communications is the only thing we do. We live and breathe science and storytelling and clients reap the benefits of our relentless dedication. While many agencies have a dedicated healthcare practice, Spectrum is further specialized to deliver the most relevant strategies and counsel with five unique practice areas: biotech, biopharma, consumer science, health tech and public affairs.
Our in-house teams of digital and creative experts (the LAB), Ph.D. scientists and precision communications specialists are embedded within our account teams, delivering fully integrated strategic solutions that meet clients’ business goals. This breadth of experience brings a unique mix of scientific rigor and contemporary smarts to all of our work across a full suite of communications services.
Spectrum is the founder, US partner and chair of GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide. In 2016, Spectrum was named “Healthcare Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report, “Best Place to Work” by PRWeek and “Top Place to Work in PR” by PR News.
SPM Communications, Inc.
2030 Main St., Third Floor
Dallas, TX 75201
24-hour media line: 817/329-3257
Suzanne Parsonage Miller, Pres. & Founder
Founded in 1999, SPM is a Dallas-based PR agency with national reach, promoting and protecting food, restaurant, retail, lifestyle and franchise brands through media relations, social media strategy, events, brand storytelling, spokesperson training and crisis management.
SPM’s cross-trained team of PR pros, media relations specialists, social media strategists, corporate communications experts and former journalists approaches each client’s brand holistically. Whether the client is a category-leading national powerhouse or a startup, SPM works to build their brand through integrated, impactful campaigns that encompass paid, earned, shared and owned media elements that resonate with consumers and provide ROI measured with the most forward-thinking, ethical analysis.
Our “No Jerks” policy, which was featured in the Wall Street Journal, is the core of SPM’s cul-ture. It means we foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust among clients, team members and company leaders, leading to greater creativity, productivity, long-term account stability and true partnership between agency and client.
Clients include: At Home, Boulder Organic, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Cicis, ComForCare, Cotton Patch Café, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Gold’s Gym, La Madeleine French Bakery & Café, Le Duff America, Lemi Shine, Main Event, Newk’s Eatery, Pei Wei, P.F. Chang’s Global, Pollo Tropical, Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q and Taco Cabana.
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3800
New York, NY 10118
Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner
Bryan Harris, COO & Managing Partner
Taylor CEO & Managing Partner Tony Signore.
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, and Charlotte. 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 for leading brands 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, among others — 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 2017 include: Activision, Allstate, AMB Group, Capital One, Comcast, Diageo, Keurig, Mercedes-Benz USA, NAS-CAR, Nestle Purina, Nike/Jordan, P&G, PVH, and Tempur-Sealy.
949 W. Marietta St., Suite X-106
Atlanta, GA 30318
Dean Trevelino, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X106
Genna Keller, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X105
Trevelino/Keller, a digital public relations and marketing firm, ranks as one of the top 10 fastest growing firms in the country, and number two in the southeast. Six of its seven practices rank nationally – technology #30, health #43, financial services #32, food & beverage #26, lifestyle #24 and environment #31. Franchising, the agency’s third largest practice, is not ranked by the industry. Served by a suite of services under public relations, digital/social marketing, demand generation and creative services, the firm also boasts the industry’s best staff retention, having lost one person to any agency in 13 years. Based in Atlanta’s urban westside, the firm differentiates itself with a reputation marketing approach that integrates third party attribution with digital and social marketing. In response to a growing demand for creative and interactive needs, the firm established Groovy Studios, a creative arm that offers graphic design, web services, content development and brand identity. Since its inception, Groovy Studios has received more than 30 creative awards.
While an independent firm, Trevelino/Keller is recognized, in part, for the dynamic networks it cre-ates to serve clients in a rapidly changing environment. Networks today include: Atlas Alliance, a global network of like-minded boutique firms that deliver in country services in Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East; and, WheelhouseTK, a consultant network that offers complementary services to the firm, including video production, research, brand articulation and experiential marketing.
Client work features a mix of publicly traded, middle market and startup companies, including Atlanta Bread, Atlanta Tech Village, Belgard, Bibby Financial Services, Carvana, CycleBar, Delta Community Credit Union, Discovery Point, Factor Trust, Flying Biscuit, Genesco, Johnny Rockets, Mohawk Home, Monkey Joe's, Smashburger, Sita, Staymobile and Verizon Wireless.
Turner Public Relations, Inc.
A Fahlgren Mortine company
250 W. 39th St., #1602
New York, NY 10018
Christine Turner, President
TURNER is a full service public relations, social media, content and digital communications agency specializing in travel and lifestyle brands. TURNER represents the world’s best hotels, resorts, destinations, fashion, active and modern outdoor brands. Our tenured teams in New York, Chicago, Denver and Miami have unmatched industry experience and continually deliver innovative and integrated marketing communications strategies, helping brands connect and engage in a smarter, more relevant manner. From the most coveted destinations, resorts and travel experiences to sought-after apparel, fitness and accessory brands, our clients include all of the places you’d like to travel, and what you’d pack for those journeys.
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.
9916 Logan Dr
Potomac, MD 20854
Ethan Assal, CEO
Katie Jordan, Principal
Kristin Vozzo, Principal
Brooks Hunt, VP, Business Development
For more than 10 years, Verasolve has partnered with companies across industries to provide PR and marketing solutions that enhance brand recognition, generate qualified leads and increase closing ratios.
At Verasolve, we’re eager to share your story. We’ll help your company develop and convey a compelling narrative that breaks through the noise, enhances credibility, sparks conversation and generates unmatched buzz for your business.
Our PR approach is custom-designed to produce a wider pipeline of opportunities. We leverage our relationships with local and national media to exponentially increase the reach of your messaging. We know that positive word-of-mouth and third-party validation make it easier to improve closing ratios, take market share, recruit top talent and obtain additional financing.
From identifying thought leaders to distributing relevant messages, Verasolve is committed to building your company’s value.
12 E. 33 St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Vested: A new communications agency for a new financial industry.
Vested, one of the fastest-growing financial communication agencies, helps companies in financial services raise their profile, improve their reputation, and drive sales. It achieves this through integrated communications: a mix of marketing, PR, social, and paid media techniques deployed in a way that achieves a positive outcome for clients.
Most financial services firms have either a messaging challenge (what they’re saying isn’t clear or isn’t resonating) or a “megaphone” challenge (they’re saying the right things but it isn’t being broadcast far enough). Some encounter both. Vested uses the financial industry expertise of its people to ensure clients have the right message and its extensive network to ensure those messages are heard.
It offers to employees industry-leading benefits such as unlimited vacation days, a three-month paid sabbatical every four years, real dividend-yielding shares in the agency, commission on new business, excellent healthcare, a 401k plan, expense accounts, and use of the agency’s ride-sharing account. Say hello at email@example.com.
50 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Jim Weiss, Chmn. & CEO
Bob Pearson, Vice Chairman & Chief Innovation Officer
Jennifer Gottlieb, Chief Client Officer
Seth Duncan, Chief Analytics Officer
Richard Neave, Chief Financial Officer
Gary Grates, Principal
Jim Weiss, Chairman & CEO of W2O Group.
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, Pure, Marketeching and Sentient – with a growing footprint of offices in the United States and Europe.
W2O Group was named 2016 Midsize Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, was ranked #1 in O’Dwyer’s ranking of Texas PR Firms and was ranked #23 in PR Week’s Global Agency Business Report in 2015. Chairman and CEO, Jim Weiss was named a “50 Forward” outstanding alumnus for Syracuse University in 2015. He was honored as a member of PR Week’s Global Power book list in 2015, PR Week’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
55 W. Monroe, Suite 3925
Chicago, IL 60603
Walker Sands is an agency at the forefront of the PR industry evolution. In the 16 years since our founding, we’ve cultivated a culture that prioritizes collaboration. While other agencies have struggled to bring PR and digital services together, we’ve made that our foundation.
Client CompTIA, a non-profit IT association, used our integrated approach to develop a campaign that would close the IT gender gap. The campaign resulted in 130 media placements, including 25+ feature stories in national business and consumer news outlets. The strategy triggered nearly 10,000 unique monthly website visitors, driving more than 800 e-book downloads. Organic and paid social media promotion helped generate more than 600,000 impressions and drive nearly 3,000 new followers.
So far, our approach has paid off. We’re a four-time Inc. 5000 honoree that’s grown revenues 172 percent over the last five years, increased revenue nearly 16 percent and added 21 new employees in 2016 alone. These numbers are a result of our thriving culture and consistent drive for result driven success.
This immense growth is a result of our thriving culture, which Crain’s Chicago, Entrepreneur and Inc. have recognized in their Top Company Cultures list. We’re experts in B2B and technology and have focuses in electronics, education technology, enterprise software, fintech and marketing technology to name a few. We have partnered with and built strategy for the likes of Accenture, Worldpay, Points, Grubhub, Finicity and Dotcom Distribution.
When looking for PR and digital marketing services, you need a partner who understands your industry and is setting the precedent for integrated storytelling that delivers impactful results. Walker Sands is filled with brilliant, determined marketing scientists, but our culture revolves around more than just work. We’ve put the tools, programs and philosophy in place to make our agency a place where employees can live up to our core values: to constantly learn, support each other, and do exceptional work. And that’s Walker Sands.
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.
WordWrite is a member of PR Boutiques International, a worldwide collaborative network of bou-tique PR firms.
Our clients include Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Kennametal, Koppers Inc., MedExpress, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, MPW Industrial Services, Pfizer Inc., The Waterfront, UnitedHealthcare, Waldron Private Wealth and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.