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Two Pyramid Plaza
505 Sansome St., 7th Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Fax: 415/217-7503

Scott Allison, Chmn. & CEO
Andy Hardie-Brown, Co-founder & COO
Scott Pansky, Co-Founder & Senior Partner
Jonathan Heit, Pres. & Senior Partner

Allison+Partners is an international communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The result is freshly imagined, customized approaches that provide concrete, measurable strategies to drive market and executive leadership. As Allison+Partners has grown, we’ve never lost the qualities that set us apart from other agencies.

These include: It’s about the work, Cross-industry expertise, Senior people on every piece of business, Small enough to be agile, large enough to have impact.

Clients: ASICS, B&G Foods, Beiersdorf, Best Western International, California Tobacco Control Program, Center for Transportation and the Environment, CHG Healthcare Services, DreamWorks Animation, Dropbox, EMPLOYERS, Energy Upgrade California, General Mills, Goldman Environmental Prize, Healthcare Leadership Council, Healthways, International Game Technology, LA Fitness, National Association of Children’s Hospitals, Orbitz, ORG Public Interest Registry, Pernod Ricard, PhRMA, Pioneer, Progressive, RetailMeNot, Samsung, Toyota and The Vitamin Shoppe.

APCO staff

APCO’s most recent global management meeting.


700 12th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C., 20005

Margery Kraus, Founder and CEO

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independent global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm with offices in more than 30 major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We challenge conventional thinking and inspire movements to help our clients succeed in an ever-changing world. Stakeholders are at the core of all we do. We turn the insights that come from our deep stakeholder relationships into forward-looking, creative solutions. APCO’s clients include multinational companies, trade associations, governments, NGOs and educational institutions all looking for a partner who can provide a new kind of thinking. Our diverse and hands-on global team of more than 600 experts comes from the environments clients need to reach — we are former elected leaders; journalists; ambassadors; business and nonprofit executives; government officials; market researchers; and communication and Internet experts — and works to create and implement strategic and tailored solutions designed to advance clients’ objectives. The firm is a majority women-owned business.


A Grayling agency
735 Market St., 4th Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94013

Andy Getsey, Co-Founder & CEO
James Hannon, Co-Founder & Chief Digital Officer

Atomic mixes PR with digital and social media, video and content optimization, enhanced with communications analytics for strategy building, creative planning and detailed program measurement. Many Atomic clients achieve increases of 100% or more across multiple measures of campaign performance compared to pre-Atomic baselines, often on lower budgets than before. Atomic has powered numerous breakthrough campaigns for progressive technology, consumer and entertainment brands from start-ups like, LivingSocial and Smule, to growing mid-stage companies such as LinkedIn, Ingres and Lending Club as well as large brands and leading publicly traded companies including Polaroid, Pioneer, Intuit, IMAX, ArcSight and Sony. Atomic has offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, London and Munich. We’re part of Grayling, a leading global agency with more than 40 offices in 32 countries around the world. More information: Follow Atomic on Twitter:


500 Fifth Ave., Suite 300
New York, NY 10110
Fax: 212/840-1663

Bliss Integrated Communication (formerly BlissPR) is a 38 year-old, NY-based strategic communications firm specializing in financial services, professional services and healthcare fields.

We treat every communication challenge as a business challenge. We absorb sale/marketing plans and business goals and objectives, and determine how communication can deliver against them and become a tangible business driver for our clients. Once a strategy is in place, we connect clients to customers, prospects and influencers using multiple platforms. Our goals are simple, yet highly-focused: market differentiation and meaningful engagement. Our programs create business impact. We work with clients to define success metrics and are held accountable for results. The greatest testament to ROI is the length of our client relationships.

Our talented team operates in New York, Chicago and St. Louis. We extend our reach globally through our Worldcom Partners around the world and our affiliation with The Dudnyk Group of Companies.


204 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

One Stamford Plaza
263 Tresser Blvd, 9th Flr.
Stamford, CT 06901

Thomas P. Butler, President

2011 winner of International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) best national radio campaign, 2010 winner IAFF best U.S. P.R./Political campaign award. Ranked top 5 in New York market for its environmental and public affairs practice. Butler Associates campaigns range from winning Fortune 50 shareholder proxy battles, public affairs, legal and public safety campaigns, to visibility for top Wall Street firms and their CEO’s. The Butler group includes seasoned pros, committed to their clients, who deliver consistent results. Its Litical Solutions division delivers mobile consumer engagement campaigns and award winning advertising for broadcast, internet and print.

Clients: Association of BellTel Retirees Inc., Christensen & Jensen, P.C., Empire Government Strategies, Mechanical Contractors Association of New York, New Rochelle Uniformed Fire Fighters Association Local 273, New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance, ProtectSeniors.Org, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC., Stamford (CT) United Auto Workers Local 2377, Stamford (CT) Police Association, Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association, Steamfitters Local 638, Thompson for Mayor 2013 (NY City Mayoral Campaign), Uniformed Firefighters Association (NY City), United Food & Commercial Workers Union, and Yonkers Fire Fighters Local 628.


6560 Gunpark Dr., Suite C Boulder, CO 80301
Fax: 303/581-7762

Ranked the leading technology PR agency in Colorado, Catapult helps B-2-B technology companies establish market-leading positions through focused positioning and messaging, market-changing strategies and aggressive media, industry analyst and social media programs.

Catapult’s differentiator is its experience, market knowledge and partner-level involvement in all aspects of its client service. The PR strategies it develops often transform into business strategies that become a catalyst for true market leadership and accelerated growth. In many cases, Catapult clients, regardless of their size, become driving forces within their markets and disrupt industry norms.

Catapult’s mix of experience and tenacious execution are the reason many of its client engagements continue for many years. The firms’ personal service, senior-level account involvement and strategic results-oriented approach make it the smart choice for any tech firm — from startups to mature companies — that value PR and want it to drive their business success.

Clients include: Agile Alliance, CollabNet, CrowdIt, FreeWave Technologies, Inovonics, JNBridge, TapInfluence, and Tasktop Technologies.


111 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10002

Lenore Cooney, CEO
Timothy Bird, Pres./COO
Anita Bose, Chief Strategist

Cooney/Waters Group, ranked among the top health care agencies in the U.S., is a group of companies focused exclusively on health and science across many therapeutic areas and health sectors in North America and internationally. The Group includes three sister companies: Cooney/Waters, a mid-sized firm that provides the full range of public relations and public affairs services to healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology enterprises; Alembic Health Communications, a firm which specializes in communications programs in the area of health advocacy; and The Corkery Group, a full-service public relations firm internationally recognized for its expertise in issue-oriented and product communications for some of the world’s leading health organizations.


205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 917/326-8997

CooperKatz & Company is a highly-regarded, results-driven marketing / public relations firm.

New York-based and independent since its founding in 1996, the firm offers full-service public relations, creative services, events production and digital capabilities to a national client base across many industry sectors. Services include brand positioning, communications training, media relations, product introductions, meeting / event production, digital / social media strategy and execution, video production, collateral materials and more.

The CooperKatz team combines the professionalism and strategic thinking of a large agency with the nimbleness and client focus of a small firm. It has won numerous awards, including “Best Agency of the Year” in its size category and “One of the Best Agencies to Work For” by The Holmes Report.

CooperKatz is a member of the Council of Public Relations Firms and the Public Relations Global Network, a consortium of independent agencies representing over 80 markets around the world.

Coyne staff

Meet Coyne PR! Our staff is what makes our agency great and enables us to work with clients that we have a great passion for, and who let us run with our creativity. The agency has been recognized with more than 100 industry honors in the last two years.


5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054

1065 Avenue of the Americas 28th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, President
Brad Buyce, John Gogarty, EVPs
David Carter, Kelly Dencker, Jennifer Kamienski, Tim Schramm, SVPs
Stacy Bataille, Linda Bernstein Jasper, Dr. Norman Booth, Chris Brienza, Reggie Dance, Joe Gargiulo, Kevin Lamb, Brian Murphy, Susan Murphy, Geoffrey Phelps, Michael Salzillo, Deborah Sierchio, Lisa Wolleon, VPs

Coyne PR is one of the nation’s leading independent public relations agencies. The agency represents some of the world’s most well-known brands in a range of categories: Automotive, Beauty & Fashion, Entertainment, Food & Nutrition, Health, Media & Publishing, Pet & Animal, Retail, Sports, Technology, Travel & Hospitality, and Toy & Juvenile Products. We combine strategy and creativity to generate the best possible results for our clients — taking each and every client exactly where they want to be, and beyond.

The agency has been named Midsize Agency of the Year from PRWeek and PR News, Best Agency to Work For in America and Consumer Agency of the Year from The Holmes Report. These awards are a testament to the breadth and depth of our category experience, as well as a reinforcement of our agency philosophy, which is to provide best of class creativity, client service and results in an office environment that is consistently ranked among the best employers in the industry. Coyne PR specializes in media relations, brand building, product launches, events & promotions, CSR, social media, corporate communications, digital creative and crisis management. The agency also boasts a full service, internal design and digital department specializing in digital strategy, social media, design, video production, mobile apps and more.

Raymond Crosby

Crosby President Raymond Crosby leads his agency’s team in “Inspiring Actions That Matter.”


705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

Raymond Crosby, President

The Crosby team is passionate about creating communications programs focused on Inspiring Actions That Matter ™. These actions positively impact people’s lives, while also contributing to the greater good.

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

Crosby has specialized practices in Healthcare, Government and Social Marketing & Advocacy. The firm ranks among the top agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region, #45 on O’Dwyer’s list of largest PR firms, and has headquarters in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis and offices in Washington, D.C.

Clients include Kaiser Permanente, DuPont, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Saint Agnes Hospital, Catholic Relief Services, Social Security Administration, USDA, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, Veterans Administration, Apex Wind Energy and The Wallace Foundation. To review case studies and a creative portfolio, visit


101 West Commerce Road
Richmond, VA 23224
Fax: 804/675-8183

Mark Raper, Chairman and CEO
Patrice Tanaka, Co-Chair, Chief Creative Officer
Mike Mulvihill, President

CRT/tanaka is an award-winning public relations and marketing firm known for its inspiring workplace culture and approach to business. Headquartered in Richmond, Va. and New York, with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, Va., CRT/tanaka features four integrated specialties — Food/Beverage/Nutrition, Health/Healthy Lifestyles, Consumer and Corporate/B2B.

The agency has been recognized with more than 375 national and regional awards for its strategic counsel, creativity, workplace culture and community service. Clients include Air New Zealand, Avocados from Mexico, Barnes & Noble College, BISSELL Homecare Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Hass Avocado Board, Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, Girl Scouts of the USA, Sprint Nextel, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council,, Wilsonart International and Wines from Rioja (Spain). More information about CRT/tanaka is available at


808 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

John Davies, CEO
Rob Rice, SVP

Our nearly flawless record for project approvals over 30 years speaks for itself — if you want to win, hire Davies. We are the award-winning national public affairs firm of choice for clients faced with high stakes, defining issues that they can’t afford to lose.
Davies has turned public affairs into an art. We provide thoughtful strategies, compelling messages and precise tactical execution to overcome controversy and crisis.

After having worked in countless contentious arenas over the last 30 years, we have chosen four specific areas on which to focus our depth of expertise: Real Estate, Energy & Environment, Mining and Crisis.


215 Park Ave. South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Headquartered in New York City with offices in Denver, Toronto and Los Angeles, DCI specializes in economic development and tourism marketing and public relations. Known as “The Leader in Marketing Places,” DCI has worked with more than 400 countries, regions, states and cities to create “place marketing” campaigns that drive investment and tourism since 1960.

Our place marketing consultants design and implement headline-generating media relations campaigns; social and digital marketing programs; special events for consumers, investors, media and travel industry representatives; site selection consultant programs; marketing and sales campaigns designed to influence investors, visitors and meetings/conventions; and conduct spokesperson/media training.
Each one of our 50 staff has a “passion for places” which creates a culture of collaboration, idea sharing and a deep desire to achieve the investment and visitor attraction objectives of our client communities.


261 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Sean Cassidy, President

Based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and Albany, DKC is a full service public relations, marketing and government affairs firm, providing all communications needs including strategic counsel and planning, media relations, digital and social media, integrated marketing, event production and marketing, executive positioning, crisis management and public affairs.

DKC has a national reputation for strategic thinking, creativity and media relations, along with an innovative approach to public relations and integrated marketing. Our client list is as diverse as the backgrounds of our staff, and includes some of the most prestigious global brands. From corporate to consumer, technology to travel, health care to hospitality, media properties to music labels, sports to public policy, DKC brings this diversity of industry knowledge and relationships with key media and influencers to bear for our clients. We’ve broken the mold of a traditional PR agency to create a bold new hybrid that combines the creativity, expertise and senior level engagement characteristic of a boutique agency, with the strategic abilities, intellectual capital and bandwidth of a large corporation.

Among our clients include: AARP, Airbnb, Billboard Magazine, Caesars Entertainment, C.F. Martin & Co, Children’s Health Fund, Citi, Continuum Health Partners, Delta Air Lines, Esquire, 50 Cent, Forest City Ratner Companies, Gannett / USA TODAY, Jaguar Land Rover, James Hotels, Ken Burns, Kraft, LinkedIn, Marvel Entertainment,, McAfee, NBC Universal / Sprout, New Balance Athletic Shoe, New Era, New York Palace Hotel, PBS,, Rockwell Group, Bad Boy Entertainment/Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sesame Street, Showtime Networks, Stony Brook University, Tommy Bahama, ULTA, Us Weekly, USTA/US Open, Yahoo!.


11675 Rainwater Dr., #300
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Fax: 770/998-0208
Twitter: @DodgeComm

Dodge Communications, a fast-growing, award-winning agency serving emerging and established healthcare brands, helps companies build awareness, demonstrate thought leadership and generate demand. By enabling the convergence of public relations, marketing and digital media disciplines, Dodge’s integrated communications approach allows clients to navigate an increasingly complex healthcare landscape for sustainable, measurable results. The knowledge, contacts and talent Dodge offers artfully combines effective and powerful positioning with precise message definition, skillful execution and dependable reach to positively influence key decision makers and stakeholders. With a passion for providing excellence in client service, Dodge has an impressive track record for client growth and retention and consistently delivers strategies that engage prospects, optimize interactions and promote business.


250 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Twitter: @edelmanpr

Richard Edelman, President and CEO
Matthew Harrington, President and CEO, U.S.
Alan VanderMolen, President and CEO, Global Practices and Diversified Insights Businesses

Edelman is the world’s largest public relations agency with 63 offices and more than 4,200 employees worldwide. Daniel J. Edelman founded the agency on October 1, 1952, in Chicago. His values and vision have led the firm, which remains independent and family-owned, through its 60 years of operation. His son Richard Edelman is now President and CEO.

Edelman is comprised of six global practices which make up its core competencies — Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Digital, Health, Public Affairs and Technology – each with related specialty areas of expertise. Edelman also owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (brands + experiences), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment), and Edelman Consulting.

Edelman recently introduced the idea of transmedia storytelling through what it calls the Media Cloverleaf (traditional, hybrid, social and owned). The concept has produced innovative and award-winning work. Coupled with Edelman’s entrepreneurial spirit and flexibility of thinking, the Media Cloverleaf concept has allowed the firm to stay ahead of the curve and quickly adapt to the changes that are regularly occurring within the marketing landscape.

Edelman’s intellectual property such as the Edelman Trust Barometer and goodpurpose study continue to solidify the agency’s position as the thought leader for the industry.


49A Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2J1

368 rue Notre Dame ouest, bureau 402
Montréal, Québec
H2Y 1T9

Esther Buchsbaum and Carol Levine, Co-Founders and Managing Partners

energi PR is an award-winning, independently-owned, bilingual Canadian agency with offices in Toronto and Montreal. We service name brand clients across Canada and the US, and as the Canadian affiliate of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) we are able to service clients in markets around the world. We provide clients with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to building and strengthening brands with the seamless integration of traditional and new PR/social media.

We represent global, national and local clients and are committed to ethical practices, transparency and strategic excellence; offering the highest quality and standard of service.

energi PR specializes in the consumer and healthcare sectors and is well recognized for its thriving beauty, travel and pharmaceutical practices. We are founding members of the Canadian Council of PR Firms (CCPRF) and hold an A+ Accreditation from the Alliance des cabinets de relations publiques du Québec.


4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
Fax: 614/383-1501

Neil Mortine, President & CEO

Fahlgren Mortine offers a full range of public relations and marketing and communications services under one roof, from heady issues such as crisis management counsel to the creative and practical application of new media. With 60 public relations professionals and clients based in more than 29 states, Fahlgren Mortine is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with twelve locations in seven states. In addition to our regional offices, we have the ability to reach audiences globally through our involvement with the Council of Public Relations Firms and membership in IPREX. But what matters most to our clients is our way of doing business. We’re accountable, approachable and amenable to doing whatever it takes to help our clients succeed. It’s enabled us to 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 others.


301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022

Peter Finn, Founding Partner

Finn Partners officially launched late in 2011, and has already gained the momentum, talent and forward-looking planning that will ensure exponential success in 2013 and beyond. With a 36% year-over-year growth rate, Peter Finn has strategically built the agency’s U.S. foundation, focusing on key practice areas and geographies, and then putting emphasis on building each core competency through collaboration. Finn Partners completed two acquisitions in 2012 with the addition of NY based tourism marketing specialist M. Silver and Associates, and Chicago-based Healy & Schulte.

Finn Partners also expanded globally in 2012 — adding its second international office – by hiring former WagEd technology leader Chantal Bowman-Boyles to open and run its London office. Finn Partners London is the agency’s gateway to Europe and is already working with several of the firm’s U.S. based clients by effectively expanding scope to include global work. In the U.S., Finn Partners is strengthening its position as an emerging major independent firm, and is keeping steadfast to its commitment of being a Best Place to Work in the industry. The company is truly innovative in its approach to human resources — expanding employee benefits including absorbing all cost increases for healthcare benefits and growing its bonus pool by more than 50% percent. The firm’s top 15 clients account for approximately 30% of the firm’s revenue, and include companies like: Hyundai, Vonage, Rosetta Stone, Jamaica Tourist Board, Logitech, IEEE, Pinnacle Vodka, the Embassy of Korea and Blue Cross Blue Shield. New business wins since the start of 2012 include Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, the Verizon Foundation, Exact Target, Fifth Third Bank, Fujitsu America, FTD and the American Association of Orthodontists.

Founding Partner Peter Finn says the agency will continue to grow faster than other mid-size agencies this year through a combination of organic and non-organic growth. Above all else, and perhaps the greatest accomplishment of Finn Partners to date, is the agency’s unique collaborative culture. Having been named a best new agency in 2012 by an industry trade publication, Finn Partners is in many ways still evolving. However, the formula is working and with the firm’s dedicated focus on its people, clients and overall growth, the company looks forward to continued success.

Clients: Bosch Home Appliances, Dole Packaged Foods, Hyundai & Hope on Wheels, Jamaica Tourist Board, Liz Claiborne Inc., Logitech Shumei, International Silver Spring Networks, The Jim Henson Company, The North Face, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rosetta Stone, StubHub, TomTom, Treasury Wine Estates, Verizon Foundation, and Vonagea.


328 S. Jefferson Street, #420
Chicago, IL 60661
Fax: 312/258-9501

Laura Cubillos, Bill Layden, Sue Pitman, Partners

FoodMinds is a food and nutrition consulting and communications company specializing in food, nutrition, health and wellness. We harness communications, science and public affairs to establish unique selling propositions and produce novel food and nutrition programs. We create pathways for new opportunities and growth that transform perceptions and influence decisions and actions. In short, we don’t just tell your story better — we help you tell a better story that makes a difference.
Clients Include: American Heart Association, Applegate, Can Manufacturers Institute, Council for Responsible Nutrition, Dairy Management, Inc., Dairy Research Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute, Hass Avocado Board, Kellogg, Micropharma, Midwest Dairy Association, Nat. Confectioners Association, Néstle, Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition, Sabra Dipping Company, United States Dairy Export Council, The Winning Combination, and Welch’s.


112 East Hargett Street
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, independent or otherwise. Founded in April 1997 by Agency Chairman & CEO Rick French, FWV now employs 84 research, public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital marketing experts among its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and New York City, Dallas, Los Angeles and Tampa offices.

FWV is ranked as the #20 largest independent PR firm in the U.S. and the #1 PR firm in the Southeast by O’Dwyer’s. The first and only N.C.-based firm to capture a coveted “Agency of the Year” award (The Holmes Report), as well as the first N.C.-based company to top the list of the world’s fastest-growing agencies as measured by year-over-year percentage growth (PR Week), FWV’s national and international clients include Wrangler, Justin Boot Company, the International Gemological Institute, RBC Bank, Saft, Arena USA and Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants.

In addition to its core public relations business, FWV is home to one of the nation’s fastest emerging and groundbreaking digital services practices. A leader in launching head-turning, results-driven marketing campaigns, FWV executes multifaceted digital and social media initiatives to stimulate product trials, awareness and purchase on behalf of some of the world’s foremost companies and brands, including Wrangler, Gemesis Diamond Company, Teradata Corporation, Melitta Coffee, the United States Polo Association, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Hood River Distillers (Pendleton Whisky, Pendleton 1910, Yazi Ginger Vodka, Broker’s Gin and SinFire Cinnamon Whisky).


60 East 42nd Street, 44th Floor New York, NY 10165
Fax: 212/697-2646

Chicago: 312/648-6700
Raleigh: 919/870-5718
Basel, Switzerland:
+ 41 61 264-8410

Luke Lambert, President & CEO
Jeff Altheide, Executive VP
Seth Niessen, Controller

Gibbs & Soell is an independent business communications firm with headquarters in New York and offices in Chicago, Raleigh, N.C., and Basel, Switzerland. The firm’s global network extends across nearly 40 countries through its PROI Worldwide partnership. G&S integrates business and communications strategies, using a full range of communications services, to build sustainable relationships for clients along the entire value chain. We inspire action that drives results.

G&S focuses on a few key industries — Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Food, Home and Building, and Professional Services — where the agency has deep experience and offers valuable insight. We employ a comprehensive suite of communications and marketing services — Media, Events, Creative, Digital and Content – delivered by account teams who are intimately involved in a client’s business and become trusted advisers.

Our four practice groups — Business Consulting, Consumer Marketing, Employee Engagement and Sustainability Consulting — bring dedicated resources, best practices and tools to leverage business communications strategies for maximum impact.

Partial client roster: ACC/Cybersecurity. American Society of Home Inspectors, Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, Areva,, Catholic Cemeteries, CEMEX Commonfund Group, DECA-Golf Buddy, Dow Chemical Company, Florida East Coast Railway, Firestone Building Products, Gevo, Häfele America, Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Harris Interactive, Head USA/Racquet Sports and Winter Sports, HomeServe USA, Honeywell, Intertek, Investment Program Association
LORD Corporation,ME Global, Million Dollar Round Table, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, National Elevator Industry, Inc., Nomaco Engineered Foam Solutions, Panasonic Home & Environment Company, Panasonic Tools, Ply Gem, Inc.
Rexel Development SAS, Schindler Elevator, Schumacher Homes, Siemens, Syngenta, Trade Commission of Spain, Trimble Navigation, Trudeau Corp., Wenger/Swiss Army and Footwear, Xuber.


27 W. Athens Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
Twitter: @gregoryfca

Gregory FCA is a full-service, strategically integrated public relations firm with over 23 years of experience in national media relations, investor relations, financial communications, and content marketing. The 46th largest firm in America, Gregory FCA was among the first PR firms in America to incorporate social media into integrated communications campaigns.

Our clients are fast-growing private and publicly traded companies who depend on us to help them build their businesses through high-profile exposure in traditional and digital media, and the capital markets.

Our staff includes top minds in writing, public relations, and finance — MBAs, former journalists, and bloggers — with the knowledge, creativity, and experience to execute sophisticated corporate communications, media relations, social media, and investor relations programs.

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.

Patrick McCabe & Sharon Reis

GYMR Partners Patrick McCabe and Sharon Reis.


1825 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Ste. 300
Washington, DC 20009-5708
Fax: 202/234-6159

Patrick J. McCabe, Partner Sharon M. Reis, Partner

Sharon Reis and Patrick McCabe, partners at GYMR Public Relations, said the firm is privileged to have spent the last 15 years working with many of the country’s “most prominent foundations, corporations, medical societies, health associations, nonprofit advocacy groups and federal agencies.”

Among events coordinated last year was the award winning national launch of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Patient Care Program, which seeks to engage patients and families in their care within a supportive healthcare delivery system in an effort to reduce preventable medical errors and unnecessary healthcare costs.

The firm also continued its communications support for the groundbreaking “Choosing Wisely” campaign, which addresses overuse and waste in health care by presenting recommendations from physician groups of specific tests or procedures that are commonly used but not always necessary.


1030 15th Street N.W., Suite 600E
Washington, DC 20005

Garry Curtis, President & CEO Debra Silimeo, Executive VP

Hager Sharp has embraced one ideal since its founding in 1973: Helping clients develop and deliver communications that make a difference by improving people’s lives. We are a midsized employee-owned firm providing strategic communications, public relations, marketing, and public affairs leadership to not-for-profit and government clients. With a proven track record of success and concentrations in health, education, and safety, we offer a deep reservoir of experience to help translate even the most complex issues into clear, actionable communication.

To ensure all of our engagements are guided by “top of the class” expertise, Hager Sharp builds account teams of seasoned communication professionals with deep knowledge and experience in their clients issues — supported by dedicated experts in strategic planning and research, digital strategy, and media relations. Walk our halls and you’ll find professionals in communication, social marketing, media relations, and digital engagement working alongside former reporters, public health experts, teachers, and researchers. These close collaborations result in insightful counsel, creative solutions, and measurable results. Our strengths include: integrated national campaigns and social marketing programs, social media and online engagement, data translation and visualization, partnerships that leverage our clients’ audience reach and engagement, media relations, and multicultural outreach.

Clients include: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/Office on Women’s Health, President’s Cancer Panel, ETS, U.S. Dept. of Education/National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security/United States Fire Administration.


17 Executive Park Dr., Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30329

Bob Hope, President & Co-Founder
Paul Beckham, Chairman & Co-Founder

Hope-Beckham Inc. (HBI) is an independently owned public relations and experiential marketing firm based in Atlanta.

Formed in 1994 by Paul Beckham and Bob Hope, the agency got its start creating and touring the only women’s professional baseball team, the Colorado Silver Bullets, for Coors Brewing Company. From its sports-focused roots, HBI has become one of the top independent public relations firms in the country and currently employs 20 employees.

In its 19-year history, the firm has won many awards and honors, including top independent PR agency in nine categories; Professional Services, Environment, Beauty & Fashion, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Financial, Home Furnishings, Sports & Leisure, and Technology.

HBI represents local and national clients that give the firm high marks for creativity and the ability to generate publicity.

Clients include: Aaron’s, Arrow Exterminators, Atlanta Track Club, Atlanta Silverbacks, Belk Inc. Southern Division, Buckhead Theatre, Chick-fil-A Foundation, Comcast Cable Communications, East West Manufacturing, General Growth Properties, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Hooters of America, McBurney Power, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Premier Exhibitions, Georgia Education Articulation Committee, Technical College System of Georgia, TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, U.S. Road Sports.

HBI believes in establishing collaborative partnerships with each of its clients and strongly encourages account team members to communicate and interact directly with its clients. HBI prides itself on providing effective account management, which starts with senior account leadership maintaining a very active role in the account through streamlined communication, strategic counsel and effective day-to-day account management.


Hunter PR worked with JELL-O and former San Francisco 49er, Ronnie Lott, to deliver thousands of cups of JELL-O Pudding to San Francisco residents following their team's loss in the Super Bowl. Pudding Surprise, a TV spot that aired immediately following the game, announced that JELL-O pudding would be delivered in San Francisco, putting a smile on a town that has its spirits down. The program garnered approximately 200 media placements and 115 million media impressions.


41 Madison Avenue, 5th Flr.
New York, NY 10010

Grace Leong, Managing Partner
Jonathan Lyon, Senior Partner
Jason Winocour, Senior Partner
Mark Newman, Partner
Donetta Allen, Partner
Gigi Russo, Partner
Erin Hanson, Partner

Combine limitless creativity and enthusiasm with research-based strategic counsel, outstanding traditional media relations and social media savvy and you have Hunter Public Relations, one of the most recognized mid-sized firms in marketing communications.

Founded in 1989, practice areas in consumer products and services include food and beverage, wine and spirits, home and lifestyle, health and beauty, consumer technology, and toys and games.

Hunter PR’s long-term clients include some of the most respected consumer packaged goods companies in America. Revitalizing mature brands, creating buzz around new products and building awareness among key influencer groups are among the firm’s specific areas of expertise. Specialized research, social media, Hispanic, entertainment, cause marketing, digital and graphic design services round out the agency’s insight based, 360-degree approach.

Named as both a “Best Digital PR Firm” and a “Best Place to Work,” Hunter Public Relations is proud to be a communications firm where the best brand teams and companies keep their business and the best talent in the business wants to work.


ICR CEO and Co-Founder Thomas M. Ryan.


761 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Fax: 203/682-8201

Thomas M. Ryan, CEO, Co-Founder
Don Duffy, President

Established in 1998 and privately-held, ICR partners with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the value of the enterprise. The firm’s pairing of capital markets veterans and senior communications professionals provides a highly-differentiated offering, one that continues to serve as the foundation for significant growth. Today, ICR has approximately 350 clients across 20 industries and is one of the largest independent agencies in North America maintaining offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Connecticut, San Francisco and Beijing.

In 2012, ICR once again saw double digit revenue growth driven by new client wins including Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Tumi Holdings, Rouse Properties, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Renewable Energy Group. Additionally, the ICR XChange, ICR’s annual investor conference, which in 2012 hosted 175 private and public company management teams and more than 1,900 attendees, experienced dramatic year-over-year growth.

Jamie Lynn Sigler & Sarah Evans

J Public Relations Founding Partner Jamie Lynn Sigler (left), with Partner Sarah Evans (right).


131 Varick Street, #909
New York, New York 10013

1620 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101

Jamie Lynn Sigler, Founding Partner
Sarah Evans, Partner

J Public Relations (JPR) is a savvy, connected and proven bi-coastal public relations firm specializing in high-end travel, hospitality and lifestyle clientele. With offices on both coasts, in New York City and Southern California, JPR is committed to delivering high-impact results through creative, customized campaign strategies and marketing partnerships. The campaigns are designed to have personal appeal while maximizing visibility across a broad range of top-tier media outlets, and social media platforms. The firm is known for creating a “buzz” among media, influencers and industry insiders. A clear strategy is based on specific client goals, “wish lists” and revenue-driving markets and verticals.

Solid and long-standing relationships with top journalists and freelancers nationwide, coupled with world-class experience, has earned the team a reputation as trusted resources for journalists working on consumer, design, food and beverage, trade, business and lifestyle articles, as well as journalists in key regional markets.
The team is comprised of publicists, strategists, tastemakers, social media mavens, foodies and travelers. JPR fully operates as an extension of clients’ internal marketing teams, providing boutique, personalized service and attention to detail in all of the facets of successful PR and marketing campaigns.

Current Client List: Block 16 Hospitality Group, Las Vegas; Fairmont Hotels & Resorts; Hotel Chandler, New York City; Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid; L’Auberge de Sedona, Arizona; MetWest Terra Hospitality, San Francisco; MetWest Terra Hospitality, Jackson Hole; Paresa Resort, Thailand; Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego; Rancho Valencia, San Diego; Rancho La Puerta, Mexico; Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix; Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach; Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson; The Chanler, Newport, Rhode Island; The MODERN, Honolulu; The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos; The Surrey Hotel, New York City; Topnotch Resort & Spa, Vermont; THE US GRANT, San Diego; Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island; Washington School House, Park City, UT; The White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine; Windham Hill Inn, Vermont; Westin Gaslamp, San Diego; The 40/40 Club, New York City; Hornblower Cruises & Events, New York City; Enlightened Hospitality Group, San Diego; Belleclaire Hotel, New York City; The Ivy, Baltimore; True Food Kitchen, San Diego; Katsuya, San Diego; Sprinkles Cupcakes, San Diego and National Celebrity.


1100 Peachtree St., #900
Atlanta, GA 30309
Fax: 404/874-6545

125 Washington St., Suite 775, Athens, GA 30601

750 North Saint Paul St., Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75201

Bo Spalding, Glen Jackson, Brian Brodrick, Randall Kirsch, Eric O’Brien and Trudy Kremer Colin Owens, Marketing Director
Brett Player, Creative Director

Jackson Spalding provides full-service public relations and marketing for industry-leading consumer and B2B clients: legal, financial services, consumer, healthcare, transportation, real estate and sports. Our creative team offers branding, design, advertising, web development, multimedia production and media planning/buying. Our coaching team provides a full range of client training including media coaching, public speaking, presentation development, meeting facilitation and team-building.

We are one of the largest independent public relations and marketing firms in the Southeast, helping a wide range of organizations and corporations build and protect their brands. Our values-driven culture has attracted gifted team members from many disciplines. We are proud of our multiple “Best Places to Work” awards and believe our culture contributes to our record of longstanding client relationships.

AlliedBarton Security, Alostar Bank of Commerce, Automated Logic, Chick-fil-A, Inc., Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, College Football Hall of Fame, Cousins Properties, Cumberland CID, Delta Air Lines, Federal Home Loan Bank, Georgia Transmission, IDI, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP, Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Mueller Water Products, North Fulton CIO, Rollins / Orkin, Primrose Schools, Publix Super Markets, Rogers Electric, SCANA Energy, Skanska USA Building, Synovus Banks, The Coca-Cola Co., University of Georgia College of Public Health.


19 West 44th St., 6th Flr.
New York, NY 10036

Liz Kaplow, Pres. and CEO

Kaplow has always been focused on relationship-based PR. Now, with so many new forms of communication, cutting through the clutter with authentic storytelling has never been more relevant. We continue to evolve to offer our clients the most effective holistic campaigns integrating traditional, social, digital and video production to reach consumers and influencers at every touch point. This year, Kdrive, our digital division, continued to increase its production of branded content across all platforms. We have developed proprietary methods for evaluating learnings from content performance that allow us to optimize our strategies and reporting to clients. Kstudio, Kaplow’s video content creation and distribution center, has seen its profits double year-to-date. 2012 saw the launch of Knext, a new business unit within the agency specifically focused on the communications challenges of agile, young and driven entrepreneurial companies that have the opportunity to become significant consumer brands. Kaplow also launched The Outside/In Curriculum with the dual objective of contributing to the outside community in a meaningful way, and bringing news of the world into Kaplow and our clients.

Clients include: Avon Foundation, Avon mark, Cosmetic Executive Women, Skype, Shiseido, Timex, Target, Unilever (Nexxus and St. Ives), CVS/Pharmacy, Gurwitch (Laura Mercier, Revive and Nyakio), Shaklee and Luvocracy.


400 N. Robert St., Suite 1450
St. Paul, MN 55101

Joshua Kohnstamm, CEO
Greg Zimprich, SVP of Strategic Insight and Agency Operations

Kohnstamm Communications, named U.S. Boutique Agency of the Year 2010 by the Holmes Report Sabre Awards, is a Twin Cities-based firm recognized for its success transforming product and organizational brands through public relations. The 14-person agency is known for its accomplishments in business media, corporate social responsibility, and consumer media relations especially in the food and beverage industry. Other sector specialties include: medical devices, higher education, financial services, home, beauty and other CPG brands. Rated a “Best Place to Work” agency by the Holmes Report, Kohnstamm has attracted top PR veterans including Greg Zimprich, the 20-year General Mills PR pro who, as director of Brand PR, launched hundreds of brands and created breakthrough use of social media to drive sales for a Fortune 100 company. Half of Kohnstamm’s client roster resides outside the Midwest, with client revenues exceeding 500 million. The reason: corporate marketing professionals are seeking smaller teams of strategically focused PR veterans who can execute programs reliably, quickly, and effectively. The Kohnstamm agency has won kudos for its transparent and collaborative ability to partner with clients, yielding exceptional outcomes.

Clients: 3M Food Safety, MOM Brands, Cascades Tissue Group, Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Noosa Yoghurt, Way Better Snacks, McCormick Company’s Thai, Kitchen/Simply Asia Brand, Nilan Johnson Lewis Law, Univ of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, Soyfoods Assn of N. America, Fay Ranches.


888 S. Figueroa St., Ste #630
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fax: 213/988-8345

Sabina Gault, CEO
Monica Guzman, PR Director
Shelby Fox, PR Manager
Jessica Hatcher, PR Manager

Konnect Public Relations is a full-service, award-winning PR agency based in Los Angeles and specializing in media relations for a large variety of consumer brands. Areas of focus include: franchise, food & beverage, baby & children, as well as a select number of fitness, wellness and lifestyle brands. Each PR campaign is carefully tailored to align with the client’s overall brand strategy and designed to generate visible ROI. Konnect PR’s team of ambitious, dedicated, enthusiastic publicists is known for the ability to crate meaningful “buzz” for clients, while using tactics that enhance brand awareness with key demographics. Services include: national and in-market media relations, event creation and implementation, social media, crisis communications, brand management, celebrity seeding, etc. Clients include Fatburger, Nestlé Waters North America, Nautica, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Nuna, Ergobaby, SkyZone, Babiators and more. For more information visit


150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: 312/565-1770

Kim Blazek Dahlborn, Pres. & CEO
Gary Goodfriend, Allison Kurtz, and Shannon Quinn, Executive VPs
Greg Gordon, Senior Executive VP
Jay Kelly, Vice President
Heather Sexton, Vice President

L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) is a full-service public relations and research agency headquartered in Chicago. Our mid-sized company is made up of experienced, invested and creative individuals whose mission is to provide clients a refreshing agency experience based on trust, flexibility and the delivery of meaningful results on time and on budget.

Our independent agency employs 30 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. The firm offers an in-house, full-service research capability, and an arts and leisure practice.

LCWA serves clients from a wide range of industries and is one of the top agencies specializing in home products. Our national reach is broadened globally by international affiliates through our membership in the Public Relations Global Network.
Among current clients: AbbVie, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Endodontists, American Nurses Association, CareerBuilder, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Columbia College, Contigo, Electrolux, Eureka, Everest College, First Alert, Frigidaire Professional, General Growth Properties, Merit School of Music, Owens Corning, Paramount Theatre, Pergo, Physicians Immediate Care, Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, Service Corporation International, Snow Joe, Tiffany & Co., Trex, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois, Vermont Castings.


1514 Curtis Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202

Sharon Linhart, APR, Founder and Managing Partner
Paul Raab, APR, Senior Vice President, Partner
Carri Clemens, CFO, Partner
Dawn Doty, APR, Vice President, Partner
Kelly Janhunen, Account Director, Partner
Kelly Womer, APR, ABC, Vice President, Partner

Linhart Public Relations, a national public relations and corporate communications counseling firm based in Colorado, helps clients build and defend strong, engaging brands and reputations. Our key practice areas include consumer marketing, corporate communications, digital media, financial services, healthcare communications and employee engagement. We deliver business results for about 30 global, national and regional clients.

We’re also recognized as an award-winning firm for our client work, business results and workplace practices. Linhart PR was named PRWeek’s 2012 Boutique Agency of the Year and was a national finalist for this award in 2013. We also won the national 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces award from Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces, and we’re regularly ranked on national Best Places To Work in Public Relations lists. Linhart PR is a member firm in Worldcom Public Relations Group, giving us global reach for our clients.


39 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
Fax: 212/891-0200
Twitter: @louhammondpr

Lou Hammond, Founder and Chairman
Stephen Hammond, President
Terence Gallagher, Executive Vice President

For nearly thirty years, Lou Hammond & Associates (LH&A) has provided strategic counsel and results-driven public relations programs to clients who set the standard in the hospitality, tourism, home furnishings and lifestyle industries. Through powerful, multi-channel communications programs that can be measured to gauge effectiveness, LH&A has earned the recognition and respect of today’s most influential media, its peers and most importantly, clients who rely upon the agency’s service, integrity and unmatched style.

Founded by industry icon, Lou Hammond, the company takes pride in its departure from business-as-usual, remaining fiercely independent and providing clients with fees based on an agreed-upon plan, not on time sheets. At LH&A expenses are never marked up and clients never run out of allotted time.

Headquartered in New York City with offices in Charleston, San Francisco and Miami, the agency boasts an exceptional roster of clients with an unmatched rate of retention. In fact, many clients have been partners for more than 15 years. Clients find powerful synergistic partnerships within the LH&A community, often joining forces on programs and projects that maximize opportunities for all.


16 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

Ken Makovsky, President & CEO

Makovsky, founded 33 years ago, has become one of the nation’s leading independent global integrated communications firms by adhering to its original vision: specialization in key areas is the best way to build reputation, sales and fair valuation for the client. Our competitive edge is reflected in our brand energy line: “The Power of Specialized Thinking.”

Makovsky’s specialties include financial and professional services, health, technology and energy. Key services include digital branding, social media, change management, investor relations and research.

Headquartered in New York, Makovsky has agency partners in more than 30 countries and in 40 U.S. cities through IPREX, the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies, of which it is a founder.


1420 State Hwy. 206
Bedminster, NJ 07921

Joe Boyd, CEO
Brian Thompson, Senior VP
Eliot Harrison, VP

Creativity. Service. Results. For more than 25 years, MCS Healthcare Public Relations has focused solely on healthcare. Because our industry is always evolving, we’re constantly adapting. From communicating the in-depth science behind groundbreaking therapies, to supporting advocacy groups and other organizations making a difference, we are in step with the issues and trends that impact the practice and delivery of medicine throughout the world.

MCS, through a well-established network of independent public relations agencies, operates in Canada, most Western and Eastern European countries, and Asia. With experience in virtually every therapeutic category, we provide our clients with a multitude of services, including product and corporate communications, issues management and crisis communication, media relations and media training, advocacy relations, business-to-business PR, and social media counsel. For more information visit

Clients: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), BioQuell, Inc., CSL Behring, Genentech (Roche), Head & Neck Cancer Alliance , MannKind Corp., Merck, The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, PDR Network, Pernix Therapeutics, Qforma and Reckitt Benckiser.


One Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Fax: 201/507-0092

Michael W. Kempner, President & CEO

MWW is one of the nation’s top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the top five largest independent global agencies. Our mission is, and always will be, to create relevance for our clients and make them “Matter More” to their key stakeholders.

We utilize our broad expertise across a wide range of disciplines — consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare, sustainability, and visual branding — to develop programs that drive results and inspire action among key audiences. We help our clients re-architect the conversation surrounding their brands to increase trust and relevance and drive action among key stakeholders.

Our clients choose us, stay with us and grow with us because we approach their business with the same passion as they do and with the same entrepreneurial spirit upon which this agency was built.


Founding Partner of Worldcom Public Relations Group
1101 West River Pkwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Fax: 612/455-1060

950 Third Ave., #1600
New York, NY 10022
Fax: 212/752-6082

Gregory Tarmin, Sr. VP & Mng. Dir.
Lynn Casey, CEO
Marian Briggs, Tom Jollie, Kathy Burnham, Matt Kucharski, Gregory Tarmin, Dean Huff, Dave Schad, Sr. VPs
Al Galgano, Janet Stacey, Amy Epstein, Bob McNaney, VPs Tim Briggs, CFO
Curtis Smith, Director of Business Development

Padilla Speer Beardsley is an strategic communications firm with expertise in B2B and consumer marketing communications, investor relations, communications research, media relations, social media, creative and interactive, and crisis and critical- issues management. We’re experienced in a broad range of sectors, including consumer products, agribusiness, manufacturing, technology, health care, environmental, retail, financial services and non-profits.

Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging growth organizations: 3M, Allianz Life, American Express, Arctic Cat, BASF, Coppertone, Cub Foods, Four Winns Glastron, H.B. Fuller, Imation, Land O’Lakes, Memorex, Oshkosh Corp., Pentair, Regis Corporation, Rockwell Automation, SAP, Transamerica Retirement Management, Tyco, UnitedHealth Group, University of Minnesota, US Bancorp, Valspar, and Vital Images.


470 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212/931-6159

Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic communications and marketing firm with more than 100 employees headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco and London. Combining the deep insight of established experts with the entrepreneurial spirit of an up-and-comer, our fun, independent culture allows us to excel strategically, think holistically, explore creatively, work nimbly, and continually attract and enlist strategic thinkers from a variety of fields.

We excel at listening, and putting ourselves in the shoes of our clients’ audiences: examining where the conversation is headed and determining how to best engage on our client’s behalf, while also serving audiences with content they want and need. Peppercomm embraces innovation, with an entrepreneurial drive and creative mind-set that breeds more possibilities and, arguably, more solution sets — like Audience Experience and Comedy Experience — than any other independent communication firm in the world.


901 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Twitter: @phelps_agency
YouTube: thephelpsgroup

Joe Phelps, CEO & Founder
Judy Lynes, VP & PR Coach

Looking for a great PR and social media team that will understand your brand, get you valuable media coverage and increase market share? Phelps is the only marketing communications agency ranked in the top 20 for both public relations and advertising agencies by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Our skilled public relations professionals know how to get news coverage, maximize critical third-party endorsement and amplify your message via social media.

Whether your story is consumer-focused or needs to be told to business and trade communities, we deliver results. We have executed award-winning campaigns with industry leaders such as Whole Foods Market, Panera Bread, zPizza, Tahiti Tourisme, Monrovia Nursery, Tetra Pak and Dunn-Edwards Paints, to name a few. In partnership with Phelps Total Market LLC, a women-and minority owned entity we are positioned to deliver comprehensive marketing communications that reaches ethnic groups within the general market.


1800 West Loop South, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77027

10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 110
Austin, TX 78759

13760 Noel Road, Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75240
1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 600
San Antonio, TX 78217

Philip A. Morabito, CEO
Stacy Armijo, SVP, Austin GM
Teresa Henderson, SVP, Dallas GM
Brad Russell, San Antonio GM

For over 25 years, Pierpont Communications has been delivering cutting-edge, global PR programming, marketing expertise and dynamic media counsel to bring our clients measurable results. With a team of multi-specialty professionals, we pride ourselves on our track record of crafting integrated, ROI-driven programs that can be scalable in order to meet any need and emphasize becoming a partner, not just an advisor. We also bring a level of senior leadership, veteran experience and fresh thinking to client engagements that is unmatched by other firms. More than a quarter of our staff members have at least 20 years of relevant experience and as importantly, our senior leaders are actively involved with every client engagement.

Our slate of specialized services includes public relations, media relations, marketing, community relations, government relations, investor relations, event conceptualization and management, and graphic design. We also understand the importance of social media and embed online tactics into virtually every program. We know that our job, always, is to objectively advise our clients and provide strategic counsel that culminates in helping them gain a competitive edge and meet their goals.

To learn how our experience can drive the growth of your brand and business, call us at 713/627-2223 or visit us online at


Jennifer Prosek, CEO of Prosek Partners.


350 Fifth Avenue, #3901
New York, NY 10118

Jennifer Prosek, CEO

Prosek Partners, formerly CJP Communications, delivers an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy to the financial and business-to-business sectors. Our “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas to every client engagement.

In July 2012, Prosek Partners changed its name as the firm expanded beyond its U.S. footprint and needed a name it could employ around the world.

Through our London office and network of partner agencies, we deliver for clients in major business and financial centers around the world. Prosek Partners is also a rare hybrid; a corporate communications firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked deal shop and a comprehensive investor relations practice inside.

Prosek Partners is distinguished by its entrepreneurial culture. Its “Army of EntrepreneursTM” model helps attract and retain talented professionals.

Employees develop an “owner’s mindset” and delight clients with top-quality service, unconventional ideas and flawless execution.

CEO Jennifer Prosek is the author of the book “Army of Entrepreneurs.”


One East Wacker Dr., #2450
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: 312/558-5425

Dorothy Pirovano, CEO
Jill Allread, Pres.
Ruth A. Mugalian, EVP
Kathleen Boylan, Leigh Wagner, Mary Erangey, Remi Gonzalez, SVPs
Pam Morris, Beth Schlesinger, Wendi Koziol, Jack Wlezien, VPs

Public Communications Inc. provides strategic counsel to clients, whether we’re dealing with the most serious and complex issue, a national awareness campaign or the splashiest of events — and we’ve been doing so for more than 50 years.

Our job is to safeguard reputations and recommend the right way for clients to communicate what they have to say so it is heard and influences their audiences. We are an integrated communications firm, large enough to provide all the communications services a client might require but small enough that the firm’s officers are directly involved, hands-on, in each client’s program.

PCI is a founding partner of the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms with more offices in more cities and countries than any multinational firm.

We have a strong concentration of business in healthcare, conservation/environment, education, entertainment/culture/sports and a special category we call “everything Chicago,” a diverse group of clients from tech to nonprofits, entrepreneurs to advocacy groups that want to make their presence known in the metropolitan area and region.

Our clients trust us and stay with us; our business has grown primarily through referrals and word of mouth. More than 60% of our clients have been with us seven years or more; 15 and 20+ year relationships are common (and valued).

Select clients: Accreditation Assn. for Ambulatory Health Care, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, American Academy of Dermatology, American Board of Medical Specialties, American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, American Health Information Management Assn., American Osteopathic Assn., American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Home Inspectors, America’s Blood Centers, Americas’ SAP Users’ Group, Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society), Center for Humans and Nature, Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center, Livingston International, Museum of Science and Industry, National Lung Cancer Partnership, National Society of Genetic Counselors, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc., Radiological Society of North America, University of North Carolina Health System, UNICEF Midwest, and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, Infusion and Health Systems.


70 Franklin St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Fax: 617/443-9944

601 13th Street NW, Suite 360 North
Washington, D.C. 20005

Larry Rasky, Chairman
Joe Baerlein, President
Ann Carter, CEO
George Cronin, Justine Griffin, Principals

What keeps you up at night? Is it managing a crisis? The way the media or key audiences perceive you or your organization? Amending a key piece of legislation? Designing a new product launch? Opening new markets? Enter Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications. As a large independent public relations and public affairs firm, we develop and execute integrated communications programs that achieve the meaningful results that are critical to your success. Our offices are staffed by experts in a variety of fields — from business and government, to journalism, law and media. This combined and varied experience allows us to bring the right intellectual capital to bear of your behalf. As one of PR Week’s 50 top firms in the nation and recognized by The Holmes Report as a Public Affairs Agency of the Year, we offer the thought leadership and strategic counsel you’re looking for. Whether it’s a problem that needs a resolution or an opportunity you want to realize.

Rasky Baerlein. Results. Expertly Delivered.


355 Alhambra Circle Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134

Christine Barney, CEO
Lisa Ross, President
Tina Elmowitz, Executive VP

Four-time “PR Agency of the Year” winner, rbb Public Relations is a national marketing PR firm with a reputation for delivering award-winning results and best practices to clients who appreciate the individual attention only a boutique agency can provide. As the champion for breakout brands, rbb supports companies that want to challenge market leaders and fuels brands that are already category leaders, but want to redefine the status quo and break out from traditional marketing techniques.

rbb’s bilingual staff offers best practices in media relations, corporate and crisis communications, product introductions and digital/social media, and gives its clients strategic counsel and results with the individual attention only a boutique agency can provide. Firm capabilities encompass a variety of practice areas, including B2B, financial & professional services, consumer products, real estate, travel & leisure, health & fitness, sports & entertainment, and food & beverage.

Some of rbb’s breakout brand clients include Duncan Hines, American Council on Exercise, DHL Express, Homewood Suites by Hilton, AMResorts and Florida Blue. rbb’s success is also validated by client relationships that span decades such as Florida Power & Light, Feld Entertainment, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra and Florida International University.

Ongoing measurable results, employee retention and client tenure rates that defy industry standards and commitment to award-winning creativity are just a few of the reasons why rbb Public Relations continues to succeed and is well-positioned for the future.

Find out how rbb can help your brand break out by visiting or call 305/448-7457.


106 Union Wharf
Boston, MA 02109

George K. Regan, Jr., Founder and Chairman
Alan Eisner, President & CEO
Tom Cole, SVP, Business Development
Casey Sherman, General Manager, Client Services
B.J. Finnell, General Manager, Administration
Christian Megliola, Chief Strategy Officer, Sports, Consumer and New Media
Mariellen Burns, Chief Strategy Officer, Crisis Communications

Regan Communications Group is a fully integrated marketing firm that provides public relations, marketing, advertising, event planning, video production, social media and community relations services to corporations, non-profits, start-ups, individuals and causes seeking the best messaging, the best strategies and the best execution.

Regan Communications Group staff, drawn from the media, government, advertising and public relations worlds, pursues each project with one primary goal: Results for our clients. In the new world of instant communications, organizations need to know that no messaging opportunities are going unexplored. Knowledge, speed and execution are vital.

With offices in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Cape Cod, Providence, Connecticut, and West Palm Beach, Regan Communications Group is uniquely positioned to provide clients with unequaled service. Our consistent growth, our impressive list of clients, and our never ending quest to help clients achieve and surpass their goals, is what drives us every day.


Member of the Ruder Finn Group
950 Third Ave., 7th flr.
New York, NY 10022

RF Binder is a New York-based communications firm. We operate as a consultancy where senior counselors work closely with clients to develop more effective solutions. As a subsidiary of the Ruder Finn Group, we have offices in 16 cities globally.

Each client relationship is an engagement in every sense of the word. Senior managers work directly with clients, searching for ways to push beyond the original brief, turning public relations into a critical strategic function for the client.

We measure ourselves by our ability to grow successful, long-term client relationships. Our client list includes some of the world’s leading corporations and brands. Many of these have worked with us since our founding 11 years ago, and each of them has increased their relationship with us over the engagement.

This approach, along with our emphasis on strategic research and creativity is what separates us from other firms. The result is world-class work that enables us to attract the best talent and the best clients.

Digital technology is redefining public relations the way television redefined advertising. Earned media is more powerful than ever, individual word-of-mouth can reach millions of people, and we can speak to them directly, using content and programming that we create, produce and distribute, and which is far more effective than any advertising.


301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Fax: 212/593-6397

Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO
Michael Schubert, Chief Innovation Officer
Louise Harris, Chief Global Strategist
Rachel Spielman, Global Head of Corporate Communications
Scott Schneider, Chief Digital Officer
Susan Goldstein, Global Head of Health & Wellness
Rum Ekhtiar, Global Head of Engagement

Founded in 1948, Ruder Finn, Inc. is one of the largest independent global communications agencies with dual-headquarters in the U.S. and China, maintaining offices across North America, Europe and Asia. Ruder Finn serves the global and local communications needs of over 250 corporations, governments and non-profit organizations.

Ruder Finn is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect our core areas of expertise: Corporate & Public Trust, Health & Wellness, Technology & Innovation and Consumer Connections. By aligning deep insight and understanding with expert implementation across traditional, and social media channels, we help clients manage their most pressing challenges, from marketing products and services to managing reputation. Our expertise spans corporate reputation and media counsel, branding, executive thought leadership, financial communications, employee engagement and internal communications, marketing communications, social engagement, public affairs, and crisis and issues management. Underpinning all of our offerings is a consistent focus on digital content and strategy through our award-winning full-service digital practice, RFI Studios.

Ingrained in the way we think and work at Ruder Finn is Creative Edge: the freedom of imagination to see things in a new way and the sharpness of thinking to bring competitive advantage. For more than six decades, innovation and unwavering client service have been the hallmark of Ruder Finn’s performance. As one of the largest independent agencies, we have the freedom to invest in the needs of clients and our staff and are committed to achieving the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity.


47 Kearny St., 2nd Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Fax: 415/348-8478

Sam Singer, President
Sharon Singer, CFO
Adam Alberti, Exec. VP

Singer Associates Public Relations and Public Affairs is one of the nation’s leading public relations, crisis communications and issues management agencies. Voted to the “50 Most Powerful People in San Francisco” list by San Francisco’s 7x7 Magazine, which wrote: “Singer’s nickname—‘The Fixer’— says it all. If your reputation, fortune or political future is at stake, this is the agency you call to convince the public, the politicians or the judge that you’re in the right. That’s why BART, the 49ers, Levi Strauss and the Lennar Corporation (redevelopers of Candlestick Point and the would-be landlords of the 49ers) have hired Singer Associates.”

Singer is the leading communications agency for management labor issues, environmental, energy, transportation, housing, real estate, land use entitlement, financial, government advocacy and political campaigns in California.


2 Bryant Street, Suite #100
San Francisco, CA 94105

30 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010

Sparkpr is one of the world’s largest independent technology public relations agencies. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Cape Town, Los Angeles and New York. Sparkpr has represented technology and consumer clients ranging from stealth start-ups to Fortune 500 global companies and led tech companies through launches, growth, acquisitions and IPOs. Spark is known for its expertise in social media programs and has specialized practice areas focused on Consumer Tech, Digital Media & Advertising, eCommerce, Enterprise & IT, Financial Services, Gaming, Green Tech, Media & Entertainment, Mobile & Wireless, Music, Social Media and Venture Capital. Current clients include Barclays US, blinkx, Etsy, Greylock Partners, NEA, Nielsen, Pinnacle Engines, Rdio, and VEVO.

The agency has won numerous awards, including the 2012 “Technology Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report, the 2012 Bulldog Reporter Gold Award in the category of “Best Use of Digital/Social for a Consumer Technology Campaign”, the San Francisco Business Times, “One of the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work” for three years consecutively (2010-2012), one of the “Fastest Growing, Privately-Held Companies” for three years in a row by Inc. Magazine, as well as receiving a TechCrunch Crunchie Award for Best Technology PR Firm in 2010.


Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3800
New York, NY 10118

Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner
Bryan Harris, COO & Managing Partner
Mark Beal, Managing Partner
John Liporace, Managing Partner

Founded in 1984, Taylor is guided by a clearly defined and ambitious vision that serves as an inspiration for every professional within our organization: to be the preferred brand counselor and public relations partner to a select portfolio of leading consumer brands by utilizing lifestyle, sports and entertainment platforms to engage consumers and drive business growth. Taylor’s unique business model calls for an alliance with just 15 client partners, all category leading consumer brands such as: Allstate, Capital One, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Kraft, NASCAR, Nestle, Nike/Jordan, P&G, 3M, and Taco Bell, among others. The agency’s roots are firmly planted in the world of sports and its legacy of developing and activating award-winning campaigns for leading marketers in support of U.S. and global sports sponsorships is unparalleled. Headquartered in New York, Taylor has offices in Charlotte, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. In 2010, The Holmes Report selected Taylor as “Consumer Agency of the Decade.” Further recognition was bestowed upon the agency when a Harvard University case study was published. “Transformation at Taylor” closely analyzes the impact of the agency’s strategic and financial performance prior to and following the Taylor management team’s bold decision to lead organizational change.

360 PR staff

360 Public Relations staff.

140 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
180 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Laura Tomasetti, CEO; Rob Bratskeir, GM, New York
360PR was recently named Boutique Agency of the Year and Best Small Agency to Work For. With offices in Boston and New York, the agency’s ‘360’ approach integrates a full circle of media – earned, digital and social – to engage audiences on behalf of some of the world’s most respected brands and category leaders. 360PR was a first-mover in digital, creating the very first “blunches” that brought bloggers and brands together. Today, 360 Social, a cross-agency team of digital gurus, provides a full suite of digital and social media services, from content creation to community management, email marketing, web design and development, and analytics. The 360PR MomSquad® conducts proprietary research and offers clients real-parent insights and a grass-roots network of moms for in-home events and more. 360PR practice areas include Healthy Living (food & beverage), Home & Garden, Parenting, Personal Care, Entertainment & Electronics and Spirits. For more, visit
Current clients include: Adora Calcium, Allstar Products Group, Balance Bar, comiXology, Continental Mills, Disney Consumer Products, Erba Vita, Groupon, Jabra, Hasbro, High Ridge Brands (VO5, others), Jarden Home Brands, JPMorgan Challenge, Honeywell Home Environment, Oregon Scientific, PBS KIDS, Peapod by Stop & Shop, Safety 1st, Share Our Strength, Sir Kensington’s, Stonyfield Farm, Tommee Tippee, Vitasoy USA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


949 W. Marietta St., Suite X-106, Atlanta, GA 30318
Fax: 404/214-0729

Dean Trevelino, Genna Keller, Principals

Heading into our 10th year as the country’s 4th fastest growing firm, we believe our strategic focus on reputation couldn¹t be more relevant in the social economy. Focused on protecting, preserving and promoting a company’s reputation, we feel we have the ideal service suite — public relations, social media and brand marketing. Complemented by our extended family of experts under our WheelhouseTK brand, we can be as small and nimble or large and scalable as companies want.

In 2013, Trevelino/Keller will extend its commitment to the start-up movement with the launch of Start-Opia, an online exchange between start-up companies, capitalists and service firms. Specific to project-oriented companies, the firm has launched Groovy Studios, a turnkey solutions platform for creative, web, video and PR needs.

As a strategy to expand its footprint with food/beverage, food service and packaged goods, Trevelino/Keller is launching Consume Brands, a unique consortium of four partners that offer Creation (Culinary Arts), Activation (Concept Incubation), Reputation (PR, Social, Brand Identity) and Acceleration (Brand Extension). Consume will target companies looking to launch, scale, revitalize or reinvent brands or organizations.

Recognized as one of the 30 best firms to work for in North America, Trevelino/Keller has one of the highest retention rates in the industry. Its talent portal, continues to be an important resource for talent management. For more information, email or


225 108th AVE NE, Suite 600
Bellevue, WA 98004

Melissa Waggener Zorkin, CEO, President & Founder

Waggener Edstrom crafts communications strategies for companies that discover, invent and inspire. We give innovation a voice. Our independently owned firm has 19 offices around the world, and our Global Alliance affiliates expand the agency’s reach to more than 80 additional international markets. Practices include Brand Strategy and Marketing, Healthcare, Public Affairs, Technology, and Social Innovation. We’ve been advancing influence with purpose since 1983. How can we help you? Visit us at, and let’s communicate.


60 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Fax: 415-362-5019

Jim Weiss, Chairman & CEO
Bob Pearson, President
Tony Esposito, CFO
Paulo Simas, CMO
Laura Fusco, Practice Leader, Health 360
Gary Grates, Practice Leader- Corporate & Strategy
Tim Marklein, Practice Leader, Technology & Analytics
Paul Dyer, Head of Media & Engagement

W2O Group provides integrated communications, business and technology services to diverse organizations in industries ranging from healthcare to consumer goods, entertainment, automotive, aviation and technology.

W2O Group is an independent network of complementary marketing, communications, research, and development firms focused on unified business solutions to drive change, growth through “pragmatic disruption” for the world’s leading brands and organizations. W2O Group serves clients through a network of firms — WCG, Twist Mktg, and BrewLife – through offices in San Francisco, New York, Austin, Los Angeles and London.

For more information, please visit

Scott Widmeyer

Scott Widmeyer, Widmeyer Communications Chairman & CEO.


1129 20th Street N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Scott Widmeyer, Chairman & CEO

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Widmeyer Comms., with offices in Washington and New York. The Widmeyer brand is “Independent Thinking.” And we put our “indy thinking” to work for our clients ensuring they get results that are built around smart, bold approaches. Widmeyer provides a full array of services — strategic communications, top tier media relations, digital and social media, public opinion research, grassroots advocacy campaigns, writing and media training.

Our firm is set up in practice areas that are dedicated to preK-12 education, higher education, public affairs with an emphasis on health, energy, the economy and transportation, research, and creative. Widmeyer also is part of PROI, the largest global network of independent agencies, which affords our clients a strong level of support in key markets around the world.

The Widmeyer client roster is a veritable Who’s Who ranging from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Pearson, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, ExxonMobil, PetSmart, the Committee for Economic Development, the American Federation of Teachers, Mayo Clinic, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the George Washington University, Williams College, the National Center on Education and the Economy and dozens more.

Our 50 Widmeyer colleagues take great pride in their work. Each client and assignment that we tackle gets priority attention from a team that is focused on RESULTS.

In our 25 years, we have accomplished a lot. But, first and foremost, we are grateful for being able to work on stellar initiatives for great clients. We encourage you to check out Widmeyer and see what our “independent thinking” can do for you.


A Daniel J Edelman Company
44 E. 30th St., 11th Flr.
New York, NY 10016
Fax: 212/462-1026

Barby K. Siegel, CEO

With over 40 new business wins and 48% US revenue growth, 2012 was a game-changing year for Zeno Group. The firm experienced significant new business wins, expansion across practice areas and organic growth. Zeno going global into Europe and Asia brought the total number of offices to 13 and global talent to more than 200+. When Zeno re-started its technology practice in Silicon Valley, the first six-months brought tremendous growth and client wins including; Micron, Brocade, McAfee, Francisco Partners and Trident Capital.

Zeno Health’s growth in 2012 was explosive. The work grew from a single office to global assignments. Areas of expertise include over-the-counter pharmaceutical products and nutraceuticals to medical and surgical devices and prescription biopharmaceutical products.

Other client wins include; Graco, Catamaran, three brands for Allergan, Inc., El Pollo Loco, Rail Europe, ooVoo, World Kitchen, University of Phoenix, Intel (Asia) and BT (British Telecom).

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