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5W PUBLIC RELATIONS

1166 Ave. of the Americas, 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10036
212/999-5585
Fax: 646/328-1711
info@5wpr.com
www.5wpr.com

Ronn D. Torossian, President and CEO
Don McIver, COO
Erika Kauffman, Exec. VP & Group Director
Juda Engelmayer and Susan Weingram, Senior VPs

5W Public Relations (5WPR) helps some of the world’s most admired brands, corporations, issues and personalities reach new heights. Whatever the goal – move people to action, change opinions, help an idea catch fire, dominate a market – our team of 100+ professionals know how to engage the people who matter most to your business through sophisticated programs that capture attention in a crowded, distracted world.

Our confident, resourceful and thoroughly modern approach to communications helps some of the most respected names in B2C (Beauty & Fashion, Consumer Brands, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Technology, Travel & Hospitality), B2B (Corporate Communications, Reputation Management, CSR, Sustainability Communications), Public Affairs, Government Relations and Crisis Communications move their businesses forward.

Founded in 2003 with offices in New York and Los Angeles, 5W PR has been named to the Inc 500 and earned the Gold Stevie® Award for PR Agency of the Year. As a mid-sized agency, we’re able to offer clients the reach of a global leader with the responsiveness and expertise of a specialist firm. Find out what makes up 5W’s DNA: Real. Resourceful. Results.

Clients: 1800 Tequila, Aerosoles, Ader Investment Management, Adtech, All-Clad Metalcrafters, Barnes & Noble.com, Beyond the Rack, Beyond Verbal, Bizzabo, BornFree, Bowery House, Carrington Farms, Camp Bow Wow, CheapOAir.com, Decléor, DigitalOcean, Donald J Pliner, Duane Reade, Dr. Yan Trokel, Dr. Kent Holtorf, Empire Government Strategies, EyeTrackShop, FST21, Gray Line New York, GoHealth, Harrah’s, Iberia Foods, IHOP, IMUSA USA, Jane Iredale, KRUPS, Lance’s Snacks, Lifestyles Condoms, Loews Hotels, McDonald’s, Medifast, Millenium Hotels, MyRegistry.com, NICE Systems, One Hour Translation, Patina Restaurant Group, PeekYou, Philip Stein, Potatopia, Pressels, Rokkan, Roomer, Sparkling Ice by Talking Rain, Sure Fit, T-Fal, The Jackie Robinson Foundation, The National Law Enforcement and Firefighter’s Children’s Foundation, The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, The Original SoupMan, The Peebles Corp., Three Olives Vodka, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Westminster Kennel Club, Whole Foods Market, and Zeta Interactive.


Bateman team

The Bateman team (from L to R): Bill Bourdon, Partner and General Manager of Bateman's San Francisco office; Fred Bateman, CEO and
Founder; and Tyler Perry, Partner and General Manager of Bateman's New York City office.

BATEMAN GROUP

1550 Bryant St., #300
San Francisco, CA 94103
415/503-1818
Fax: 415/503-1880
info@bateman-group.com
www.bateman-group.com
www.batemanbanter.com

20 Jay St., #1005
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718/576-2463

Fred Bateman, CEO and Founder
Bill Bourdon, Partner & Gen. Mgr.
Tyler Perry, Partner & Gen. Mgr.
Syreeta Mussante, Sr. VP
Shannon Hutto, Paula Cavagnaro, VPs
Elinor Mills, VP of Content
Scott Martin, Dir. of Content
Rod McLeod, Mina Manchester, Elissa Ehrlich, Acct. Dirs.
Sara Fastenberg, Kerry Tescher, Matt Coolidge, Acct. Mgrs.

Bateman Group is an integrated public relations and social media communications firm founded in 2004 around a compelling vision — to make a bigger market impact for a more select group of companies. Our ideal clients are companies, regardless of size, solving real problems in ground-breaking and sometimes disruptive ways that value content expertise, exceptional writing and guaranteed senior-level attention from their communications partner above all else. Based in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Bateman Group set out to be distinctive through its approach to planning, ability to deliver excellent results, pursuit of client satisfaction and creative program execution. Fundamentally, Bateman Group is about accountability. We understand that a well-developed communications strategy is useless if measurable returns cannot be realized. We insist on correlating every client’s investment with their bottom line returns, such as improved stock valuation, market share gains and increased revenue. Bateman Group has maintained 95 percent employee retention since its inception 10 years ago and the average client relationship is 4.5 years. Recent award wins include a 2013 PR News Top Places to Work in PR and the 2013 Bulldog All Stars Grand Prize for Agency of the Year.

Clients: AdRoll, Animoto, App Annie, Apprenda, Baynote, Bunchball, Clari, Code42, EchoUser, Get Satisfaction, LightSpeed, Netskope, Ping Identity, Pure Storage, Qualys, Quri, Recyclebank, Sitecore, Tidemark, and Virtustream.


BEEHIVE PR

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

Lisa Hannum, President & CEO
Nicki Gibbs, Vice President
Ayme Zemke, Vice President

Beehive PR is a boutique, strategic communications firm with a reputation for fresh insights, big ideas, contagious energy and brilliant results. Our team of senior strategists and digital, social and design specialists is focused on creating bold, positive growth for brands.

When strategy, creativity and partnership come together magic happens. New thinking and big ideas create energy and gain support. Brands, influencers and customers connect. Momentum builds. Here are a few of our featured services: content marketing, crisis communications, digital marketing, education and advocacy, employee engagement, media and influencer relations, mergers and acquisitions, movements and cause marketing, social media communities, sponsorship activation, and web and mobile.

Beehive PR has deep expertise in a range of global and niche industries: retail, beauty and fashion, food and beverage, consumer technology, sports and leisure, professional services, financial services, education, medical technology, healthcare, manufacturing and commercial real estate.


CATAPULT PR-IR LLC

6560 Gunpark Dr., Suite C Boulder, CO 80301
303/581-7760
Fax: 303/581-7762
gmurrel@catapultpr-ir.com
www.catapultpr-ir.com

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: ALM Forum, CollabNet, CodeFutures, CrowdIt, Electric Cloud, FreeWave Technologies and Inovonics.


CERRELL ASSOCIATES, INC.

320 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323/466-3445
Fax: 323/466-8653
www.cerrell.com

Hal Dash, Chairman & CEO
Lisa Gritzner, President
Steve Bullock, CFO

Cerrell is California’s senior public relations and public affairs firm. With an extensive depth and breadth of experience in Southern California and around the state, our firm has consistently delivered results for corporate, nonprofit and government clients across a wide range of industries and sectors since our founding in 1966.

Through nearly five decades of success, Cerrell has developed an unparalleled body of knowledge and experience in all facets of public affairs. But what makes our firm truly unique among our competitors is that we don’t simply specialize in one specific issue area; we have five robust practice areas and nearly 30 elite and diverse professionals with a diversity of communications experience under one roof. Cerrell is equipped to engage in the kind of collaborative, multi-faceted strategic problem-solving that delivers results our clients need in complex, rapidly changing environments.

Specifically, our firm provides services in the areas of media relations and crisis communication, local government advocacy, campaigns and issues management, energy and environment, and land use planning.

Our Media Relations & Crisis Communication team’s (Sean Rossall, VP) expert understanding of the messages and events that move the media allows Cerrell to tell our clients’ stories strategically. Successfully harnessing the power of the media is about more than just managing a story; it’s about making sure that you are a part of the public narrative. Our team works at the intersection of traditional and social media tools, securing media coverage from New York to Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles.

Cerrell’s Energy & Environment team (Macaria Flores, VP) provides expert strategic counsel and outreach services to a wide variety of corporate, non-profit and government clients. Energy and environmental issues are some of the most challenging and complex issues facing businesses and government today. National and California-specific regulatory and legislative mandates for air, water and habitat make working in the state more challenging than anywhere else in the country. Our team understands this complex regulatory framework and the sensitive environmental, political and community impacts that often accompany these issues.

Our Local Government practice (Lisa Gritzner, President) employs a team-oriented approach that helps our clients successfully navigate local and state government, engage decision-makers and, ultimately, achieve their desired results — securing a government contract, passing an ordinance or stopping an unfavorable action. Our local government team is composed of seasoned professionals who are former city, state and federal government staff members.

Cerrell’s skilled Campaigns & Issues Management team (Brandon Stephenson, VP) manages every aspect of a political or issue-based campaign in a strategic manner to achieve our clients’ goals — whether it’s achieving success on Election Day or winning a vote before a governing body.

Cerrell’s Land Use team (Alisa Karlan, VP) employs a team-oriented approach on development projects that help our clients successfully navigate the complex, and often political, entitlement process. We thoughtfully engage communities and opinion leaders to build consensus to provide decision-makers the support they need to approve our clients’ projects.

Cerrell is a partner of The Worldcom Public Relations Group.


COONEY/WATERS GROUP

111 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
212/886-2200
www.cooneywatersgroup.com
www.cooneywaters.com
www.thecorkerygroup.com
www.alembichealth.com

Timothy Bird, President/COO
Anita Bose, Chief Strategist
Karen O’Malley, President, The Corkery Group
Sherri Michelstein, President, Alembic Health

Cooney/Waters Group (CWG), ranked among the top healthcare agencies in the U.S., is a family of strategic communications companies focused exclusively on healthcare. We are experts at translating complex science into bold, compelling campaigns. We offer an 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. The Group includes Cooney/Waters, a mid-sized firm that provides the full range of innovative marketing communications approaches across therapeutic areas and health sectors; Alembic Health Communications, focused on setting the standard for public and private advocacy in the health and wellness arena; and The Corkery Group, internationally recognized for its expertise in issue-oriented health and medical communications.


COOPERKATZ & COMPANY, INC.

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

New York-based and independent since our founding in 1996, we offer full-service public relations, digital, creative services and event production capabilities to a national client base across many industry sectors. Our services include brand positioning, communications training, media relations, digital / social media strategy and execution, product introductions, video production, meeting / event 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. We have won numerous awards including “Best Agency of the Year” in our size category and “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 250 industry honors in the last two years.

COYNE PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

1065 Ave. of the Americas, 28th Flr.
New York, NY 10018
212/938-0166

604 Arizona Ave., Suite 10
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310/395-6110

Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, President
Brad Buyce, John Gogarty, EVPs
Tim Schramm, Kelly Dencker, David Carter, Jennifer Kamienski, Kevin Lamb, Heather Krug, SVPs
Stacy Bataille, Linda Bernstein Jasper, Silvio Bonvini, Dr. Norman Booth, D.Litt, Chris Brienza, Jennifer DeNick, Marie Baker, Joe Gargiulo, Kevin Lamb, Brian Murphy, Sue Murphy, Geoffrey Phelps, Mike Salzillo, Janet Schiller, Rob Schnapp, Deborah Sierchio, Lisa Wolleon, Lauren Mackiel Gory, 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.


Crosby team

The Crosby team celebrates after its annual Day of Service to local nonprofits.

CROSBY MARKETING

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

Raymond Crosby, President
Tammy Ebaugh, Chief Strategy Officer
Joel Machak, Exec. Creative Dir.

The Crosby team is passionate about creating communications programs focused on Inspiring Actions That Matter™. These actions help clients 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 Advocacy & Social Marketing, and ranks among the top agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. It has headquarters in Maryland’s State capital of Annapolis and offices in Washington, D.C.
Clients: ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, AHRQ, CapitalSource Bank, Catholic Relief Services, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), DuPont, EPA ENERGY STAR program, Kaiser Permanente, National Assoc. of Social Workers, Pennrose Properties, Saint Agnes Hospital, Social Security Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Veterans Health Administration, and Wallace Foundation.


DAVIES

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

Los Angeles: 310/395-9510
Washington, D.C.: 202/580-8930

John Davies, CEO
Robb Rice, EVP
Taylor Canfield, EVP
Lisa Palmer, SVP
Joshua Boisvert, VP
Sasha Boghosian, VP

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


DEVELOPMENT COUNSELLORS INTERNATIONAL

215 Park Ave. South, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
212/444-7123
www.aboutdci.com

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.


DKC

261 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
212/685-4300
contact@dkcnews.com
www.dkcnews.com

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.

Clients: AARP, Airbnb, Bad Boy Entertainment/Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bank of Montreal, Bar Nana Bar & Lounge, Becker Entertainment, C.F. Martin & Company, Children’s Health Fund, CitiBank/CITI Field, Delta Air Lines/Corporate Relations, Disney Interactive Studios/Babble.com, Esquire, Feld Entertainment, Jaguar, Ken Burns, Land Rover, LinkedIn, Marvel Enterprises, Match.com, McAfee, New Balance, New Era Cap, PBS, Rockwell Architecture, Sesame Workshop, Smith Brothers Cough Drops, Topps Company, The Plaza Hotel, Tumblr, Inc., Ulta Consumer Relations, USTA, and Yahoo! Media Network / USH/Global Policy.


DODGE COMMUNICATIONS

11675 Rainwater Dr., #300
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770/998-0500
Fax: 770/998-0208
www.dodgecommunications.com
dodgecommunications.com/blog
Twitter: @DodgeComm

Brad Dodge, CEO
Brian Parrish, Exec. VP & Principal
Chowning Johnson, VP Elisabeth Deckon, VP

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.


EDELMAN

250 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
212/768-0550
www.edelman.com
facebook.com/edelman
Twitter: @edelmanpr

Richard Edelman, Pres.& CEO
Matthew Harrington, Global Chief Operating Officer
Glenn Engler, Global Director of Corporate Strategy
Alan VanderMolen, Vice Chairman, DJE Holdings
Mark Hass, President and CEO, Edelman U.S.

Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. 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-plus years of operation. His son Richard Edelman is now President and CEO.

Edelman is comprised of eight global practices which make up its core competencies: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Digital, Health, Public Affairs, Technology Crisis and Risk and Business + Social Purpose ­ each with related specialty areas of expertise. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Blue (advertising), BioScience Communications (medical communications), and agencies Edelman Significa (Brazil), and Pegasus (China). Edelman’s intellectual property such as the Edelman Trust Barometer and brandshare study continue to solidify the agency’s position as the thought leader for the industry.


Neil Mortine

Fahlgren Mortine President and CEO Neil Mortine

FAHLGREN MORTINE

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

Neil Mortine, President & CEO

Fahlgren Mortine offers a full range of marketing and communications services, from media relations to brand strategy to the creative and practical application of converged media. With 80 public relations professionals and clients based all over the world, Fahlgren Mortine is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with 15 locations in eight 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. In January 2014, Fahlgren Mortine announced the acquisition of its first wholly owned subsidiary, Turner PR, a travel, tourism and active lifestyle public relations firm. Other specializations at Fahlgren Mortine include B2B/tech, higher education, healthcare and consumer.

What matters most to our clients is our way of doing business. We’re accountable, approachable and committed to helping 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 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.


FEINTUCH COMMUNICATIONS

245 Park Ave., 39th flr.
New York, NY 10167
212/808-4900; fax: 212/808-4915
info@feintuchpr.com
www.feintuchcommunications.com
www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Henry Feintuch, President

Feintuch Communications is a boutique strategic relations firm offering senior counseling, experience and hands-on support to a broad range of organizations — from the Fortune 500 to emerging companies, non-profits and associations. We’ve aligned our in-house talent and external resources around the critical business and marketing challenges faced by businesses today — including strategic public relations, business development, investor relations, capital sourcing, partnership development, advertising and marketing. We serve on the board and are a partner in PR World Alliance (PRWorldAlliance.com), a global partnership of premier independent communications consultancies.

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, awards and honors programs, speaking platforms and association marketing. Key PR practices are technology, advertising & media, financial services and clean tech/energy.

For companies looking to expand into new global markets, our JumpStart Global Advisors (www.jumpstartglobal.com) subsidiary offers a bundle of integrated services that allow them to enter those markets quickly and efficiently — everything from legal, accounting, administrative, HR and recruitment to business development and distribution services — coupled with the appropriately scaled PR and marketing initiatives to generate inquiries.

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

Clients: Accura Media Group, CityShares, Convene, GSI, Imperial Holdings, Listener Driven Radio, Optimal Payments, PL Developments, Secure-24, Soliddd, and Worthy.com.


FINN PARTNERS

301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212/715-1600
peter@finnpartners.com
www.finnpartners.com

Peter Finn, Founding Partner

Finn Partners is a dynamic, rapidly growing young public relations agency with deep digital capabilities that infuse our work in many specialty areas. We have strong teams focused on serving clients in technology, consumer tech, consumer, education, tourism and economic development, public affairs, global issues and the environment, and the arts.

Today the firm has a staff of 300, with offices in NY, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, London and Jerusalem. The firm experienced strong growth in 2013, which was the result of growing existing client relationships, winning new accounts and making acquisitions. Our offices in London, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale all expanded into larger space in 2013. Widmeyer Communications, the leader in education related PR and public affairs, which is headquartered in Washington D.C., was acquired by Finn Partners in 2013.

At the core of the Finn Partners philosophy is a commitment to collaboration and partnership, both internally among our colleagues and with our clients. We are also very focused on creating a “best place to work” environment, and were very pleased that in 2013 Finn Partners was named Best Agency to Work for in North America, based on an industry-wide survey of 5,000 employees who work at approximately 60 US PR agencies. We believe strongly that by creating a “best place to work” culture, we will keep and attract the best talent in the industry and that this will enable us to do the very best work possible for our clients.

We are excited by the changes taking place in our industry, particularly in the digital world, and feel that the future holds enormous opportunities for companies integrating digital strategies into their communications mix. We work every day to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations, and we thank each and every one of them for placing their trust in Finn Partners.


FRENCH/WEST/VAUGHAN

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

Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President & Principal
Natalie Best, Executive VP, Dir. 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 89 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 19th largest independent PR firm in the U.S. and has been named the #1 PR firm in the Southeast by O’Dwyer’s for the 10th consecutive year. FWV also places second in sports PR, fourth in beauty and fashion PR and 11th in travel PR nationally. The first and only N.C.-based firm to capture not one, but two coveted “Consumer Agency of the Year” awards (The Holmes Report and Bulldog Reporter), 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 (IGI), ABB, Saft and Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants.

In addition to its core public relations business, FWV is home to one of the nation’s strongest and most innovative digital services practices. A leader in launching award-winning, results-driven marketing campaigns, FWV executes multifaceted digital and social media initiatives to drive valuable, relevant fan growth, as well as stimulate product trials, influencer and targeted audience awareness and conversions on behalf of some of the world’s foremost brands, including: Fretlight Guitars, Elevation Burger, Gemesis Diamond Company, Calligaris Home Furnishing, Riders by Lee, NC State University, Melitta Coffee and Hood River Distillers (Pendleton Whisky, Pendleton 1910, Yazi Ginger Vodka, Broker’s Gin and SinFire Cinnamon Whisky).


GIBBS & SOELL, INC.

60 East 42nd Street, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10165
212/697-2600
Fax: 212/697-2646
www.gibbs-soell.com

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

Luke Lambert, President and 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 50 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 key markets – Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Food, Consumer, Financial Services, and Home and Building — where the agency has deep experience and offers valuable insight. We employ a comprehensive suite of communications and marketing services — Content, Creative, Digital, Events, Media, and Social — delivered by account teams who are intimately involved in a client’s business and become trusted advisers.

Our practice groups – Business Consulting, 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, ADP, Algenol Biofuels, Arabian American Development Co., Borro, Inc., Catholic Cemeteries, CEMEX, Commonfund Group, DECA-Golf Buddy, Firestone Building Products, Florida East Coast Railway, Firestone Building Products, Gevo, Häfele America, Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Harris Interactive (now Nielsen), Head USA, Inc., HomeServe USA, Honeywell, Intertek, Jeld-Wen, LORD Corporation, ME Global, Medical Mutual, Million Dollar Round Table, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, National Elevator Industry, Inc., Panasonic Home & Environment Company, Panasonic HVAC, Panasonic Tools, Ply Gem, Inc., Rayovac/Spectrum Brands, Schindler Elevator, Schumacher Homes, Southern States Cooperative, Syngenta, Trade Commission of Spain, Trudeau Corp., U.S. Grains Council, Victorinox, and Xuber Insurance.


GREGORY FCA

27 W. Athens Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610/642-8253
www.gregoryfca.com
blog.gregoryfca.com
www.facebook.com/gregoryfca
www.twitter.com/gregoryfca
www.linkedin.com/gregoryfca

Gregory FCA is a full-service, strategically integrated public relations firm with over 24 years of experience in national media relations, investor relations, financial communications, and content marketing. The 44th 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.


GroundFloor staff

The GroundFloor Media team at its annual friends and family summer event.

GROUNDFLOOR MEDIA, INC.

1923 Market Street
Denver, CO 80202
303/865-8110
pr@groundfloormedia.com
www.groundfloormedia.com

Laura Love, Founder
Ramonna Robinson, President

Staffed entirely by seasoned industry pros, GroundFloor Media is an award-winning, integrated agency focusing on strategic communications, digital & social media strategy, and crisis communication & reputation management. Headquartered in Denver, GFM has more than 35 team members across the country. Additionally, the agency has global reach across six continents through its membership in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). Ambitious brands like Oskar Blues Brewery, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Children’s Hospital Colorado, BNSF Railway, Door to Door Organics, LiveWell Colorado, Bellco, 34 Degrees and USA Swimming have collaborated with GFM to deliver results-driven campaigns. In 2013, GFM was named Outside Magazine’s #1 Best Place to Work. For more information about the agency and its award-winning work, visit groundfloormedia.com or get to know the agency on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


GYMR

GYMR Partners Patrick McCabe and Sharon Reis.

GYMR, LLC (GETTING YOUR MESSAGE RIGHT)

1825 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009-5708
202/745-5100
Fax: 202/234-6159
www.gymr.com

Patrick J. McCabe, Partner Sharon M. Reis, Partner
Becky Watt Knight, SVP
Virginia Bader, SVP
Michael Warner, VP

GYMR is a Washington, D.C. based public relations agency that provides health/healthcare clients with strategic communications that capitalize on the dynamics unique to Washington. GYMR’s unique strength is the background of its team — government, advocacy, associations, foundations, corporations and nonprofit organizations — who execute strategies that include image and alliance building, public education campaigns or media relations to harness the formidable forces of Washington and produce successful results for clients. The agency has counseled a wide range of clients, including trade associations, health voluntary organizations, coalitions, foundations, corporations, federal and state agencies and nonprofit groups.

Partial Client List: AdvaMed, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, Avalere Health, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Bravewell Collaborative, Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, Digestive Disease Week, Duke University, Health Affairs, Institute of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, The Nemours Foundation, The Vision Council.


Hunter staff

To commemorate 25 years in business, Hunter Public Relations welcomed 140 current and past employees to share memories and celebrate the firms history. Pictured here are the agencies current partners with Founder Barbara Hunter (center).

HUNTER PUBLIC RELATIONS

41 Madison Avenue, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
212/679-6600
smormar@hunterpr.com
www.hunterpr.com

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

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.

Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2014, practice areas in consumer products and services include food and beverage, wine and spirits, home and lifestyle, health and beauty, technology and pet care.

Hunter PR’s long-term clients include some of the most respected and beloved consumer packaged goods companies in America including Tabasco (our first client 25 years ago, and still a client today), Kraft Foods (23 years), and 3M (17 years). 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.
Partial Client List: 3M, Can Manufacturers Institute, Church & Dwight, Diageo North America, Domino Sugar, E&J Gallo Winery, Gojo (Purell), Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, McIlhenny Company (Tabasco), Mondelez, McNeil CHC, Outback Steakhouse, PetArmor, Pompeian, Post Foods, Smithfield Packing Company, and Sylvan Learning.


ICR

685 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
646/277-1200
Fax: 646/277-1201
www.icrinc.com

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

Established in 1998 and privately-held, ICR partners with companies to develop strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, manage risk, 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 400 clients across 20 industries and is one of the largest independent agencies in North America. The firm maintains offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

In 2013, ICR once again saw double digit revenue growth driven by new client wins including Noodles & Company, Advent Software, Diamond Foods, Container Store, Inc. and AMC Entertainment Holdings. In January of 2014, ICR hosted the 16th Annual ICR XChange, the firm’s annual investor conference. The event saw more than 150 private and public company management teams and 2,300 attendees.


Beth Monaghan & Meg O'Leary

From left to right: Beth Monaghan and Meg O’Leary, Principals and Co-founders of InkHouse.

INKHOUSE

260 Charles Street
Waltham, MA 02453
781/966-4100
www.inkhouse.com

Beth Monaghan and Meg O’Leary, Principals & Co-Founders

Founded in 2007, InkHouse is an award-winning public relations and content marketing agency for the digital age. With offices in Waltham, MA and San Francisco, CA, InkHouse boosts the brands of and incites interest for early-stage startups, Fortune 100 enterprises, and lots of companies in between. In addition to media and analyst relations, InkHouse helps their clients gain market attention through a unique content marketing practice, which includes a news bureau (consisting of former journalists from the AP, New York Times, Boston Globe, etc. who serve as writers and brand journalists for clients) and a visual communications team (consisting of designers specializing in filmmaking, infographics, motion graphics, electronic slideshows).


INTERMARKET COMMUNICATIONS

425 Madison Ave., Suite 600
New York, NY 10017
212/888-6115
info@intermarket.com
www.intermarket.com

Martin Mosbacher, Managing Partner and CEO
Matt Zachowski, Managing Partner and Chairman

Intermarket Communications is a leading independent provider of public relations and marketing services to global financial services industry as well as selected corporate clients. We offer clients a combination of strategic expertise and informed execution designed to generate the media coverage and social media amplification that builds and maintains reputation, and achieves sustained results.

Founded in 1986, Intermarket Communications works with clients throughout the global business community, including investment marketplaces and exchanges, leading buy-side and sell-side institutions, banks, alternative investment providers, technology and service providers, as well as government and industry organizations.

Service is the key factor that sets Intermarket apart. At Intermarket, all clients work directly with a team of experienced financial communications professionals who understand your business, help shape your story, and know how to make that story resonate with the audiences you need to reach.


JACKSON SPALDING

1100 Peachtree St. NE, #900
Atlanta, GA 30309
404/724-2500
Fax: 404/874-6545
info@jacksonspalding.com
www.jacksonspalding.com

125 Washington St., Suite 775 Athens, GA 30601
706/354-0470

750 N. Saint Paul St., Ste. 1700
Dallas, TX 75201
214/269-4400

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

Jackson Spalding was founded in 1995 with a team of eight people who felt there was a better way to structure a communications firm, advance clients and serve the community. Our vision is to be the most trusted and respected integrated marketing communications firm. That’s it. We don’t aim to be the biggest or flashiest. We are independent and are beholden only to our clients, ourselves and the community organizations in which we invest our time. As we have listened to our clients and anticipated their challenges, we have added services and expertise to further their relationships with target audiences to become a full-service integrated marketing communications firm. We help our clients to tell their stories and connect with audiences in compelling ways through:

Discovery: helping organizations understand why they (or their products or services) matter and what makes them meaningfully different. Development: embracing meaningful differences so that we may uncover essential stories and develop messages that resonate and ‘stick.’ Delivery: balancing the message, messenger, place, tone, timing and tools to effectively connect with target audiences and evoke expressions.

Some of the JS client family members include Orkin, Delta Air Lines, Toyota, the College Football Hall of Fame, Chick-fil-A, Primrose Schools, Mattress Firm, the University System of Georgia, the Atlanta Braves and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We work across all types of industries and commit to understanding our clients’ business as if it were our own. Our commitment to learning, along with the integrity, experience and intelligence of our people, is reflected in the 40+ awards we have garnered over the past five years, including placing 4th in the 2014 Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Top Workplaces” study.


JARRARD PHILLIPS CATE & HANCOCK, INC.

The Horse Barn at Maryland Farms
219 Ward Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
615/254-0575
Fax: 615/843-8431
info@jarrardinc.com
www.jarrardinc.com

161 N. Clark, Ste. 4700
Chicago, IL 60601
312/419-0575

David Jarrard, Kevin Phillips, Molly Cate, Anne Hancock Toomey, Partners
Vince Galloro, Senior Advisor

Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock is the premier strategic communications team for any hospital or healthcare organization in the nation experiencing a time of significant change, crisis or opportunity.

Based in Nashville, with an office in Chicago, our team of political operatives, journalists and healthcare and hospital marketers develops and manages successful campaigns throughout the United States — from clearing the way for mergers and acquisitions, to building, protecting and using an organization’s reputation, to navigating issues and change, to launching (or repositioning) a service or business, to retooling communications departments to be savvy and successful in this new era of healthcare.

We understand healthcare and the complex pressures that drive the industry, and we bring intensity, intelligence and discipline — the cornerstones of every good political campaign — to the healthcare arena.


J PUBLIC RELATIONS

530 7th Avenue, Suite 1108
New York, NY 10018
info@jpublicrelations.com
www.jpublicrelations.com

Sarah Evans, Partner

Founded in 2005, J Public Relations (JPR), has become one of the most admired companies in the competitive PR industry. The agency continues to develop and manage highly successful media relations, social media and digital campaigns, and has elevated the art of brand positioning and messaging through development of creative programs and packages for luxury clients and global brands. JPR is one of the top award-winning hospitality, luxury lifestyle and social media firms in the country, with a client roster that includes many of the world’s most highly esteemed hotels, restaurants, spas and lifestyle brands. A bi-coastal force with offices in New York and California, and presence in Orange County, Los Angeles and Arizona, JPR offers an integrated approach to cultivating fresh, creative and thoughtful media campaigns. The agency has grown more than 250 percent in the past two years, ranking among O’Dwyer’s top 100 fastest growing agencies in the U.S. JPR has also earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies, placing 12th in the nation for fastest growing private companies in travel.

JPR strives to achieve results designed to enhance each client’s brand and directly impact the bottom line. The agency’s areas of expertise include media relations, social media strategy and management, media events and tours, brand launches, property openings and repositioning campaigns. JPR consistently delivers innovative, value-driven campaigns that ensure our clients are getting the most for their investment. True to the company motto “don’t let the pink fool you,” JPR is a powerhouse of savvy specialists, experienced at launching brands and keeping them relevant through consistent innovation, creativity and enthusiasm.


KAPLOW

19 West 44th St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
212/221-1713
liz@kaplowpr.com
www.kaplowpr.com

Liz Kaplow, Founder and CEO

For more than two decades, KAPLOW has been changing conversations through innovative storytelling that helps consumers fall in love with clients’ brands.

Driven by three pillars — Storytelling, Relationship PR, Innovation & Creativity — we develop integrated programs to reach consumers at every touch point. Although rooted in earned media, we have been pushing the boundaries of social media, branded content and visual storytelling to help clients build an emotional bond with consumers.

In 2013, our work with Skype won the first Global Sabre Award for Branded Content. Our launch of Conair’s Curl Pro drove so much buzz, the product sold out without advertising. And we continued to put the “tar-jay” in Target with a life-size dollhouse in Grand Central Terminal.

Our size and independence make us nimble and flexible as we respond to the fast-changing media landscape.

Clients include: Avon Foundation, CEW, CVS/Pharmacy, Gurwitch (Laura Mercier / Revive/Nyakio), Kayser Roth (No Nonsense), PVH (Olga/Warner’s), Skype, Shiseido, Timex, Target and St. Ives.


KELLEN COMMUNICATIONS

355 Lexington Ave., 15th flr.
New York, NY 10017
212/297-2100
www.kellencommunications.com

1100 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Building One, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30342
404/836-5050

750 National Press Building
529 14th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20045
202/591-2439

1833 Centre Point Circle, Ste 123
Naperville, IL 60563
630/696-4000

Peter Rush, CEO
Debra Berliner, Joan Cear, and
Francie Israeli, VPs
Chris Barry, Director

Kellen Communications develops and executes goal-oriented communications programs that inform audiences, direct perceptions and deliver success. Combining the latest technologies with solid messaging and communications strategy, we develop multi-platform integrated programs for a range of b2b and b2c companies, associations and not-for-profit organizations. Our staff includes experts in reputation management, digital marketing, social media marketing as well as publicists, journalists, scientists, engineers, RDs, public policy/regulatory experts, graphic designers and web developers. (kellencommunications.com)

Clients: American Down & Feather Council, Asphalt Roofers Manufacturers Assn., Builders Hardware Manufacturers Assn., Calorie Control Council, Copper Development Assn., Environmental Health Research Foundation, Georgia Natural Gas, International Copper Assn., International Formula Council, International Interior Design Assn. — New York, In The Raw Brands, Juice Products Assn., National Candle Assn., National Pasta Assn., National Waste and Recycling Assn., Reed Construction Data, Research Chefs Assn., Sweet’N Low, Tarco Roofing, Toy Industry Association, Valspar, and Window Covering Safety Council.


KYNE

21 Penn Plaza
360 West 31st Street, Suite 1501
New York, NY 10001
212/594-5500
info@KYNE.com
www.KYNE.com

David Kyne, Founder & CEO

Founded in 2009, KYNE is a privately held strategic communications agency with headquarters in New York City. KYNE’s mission is to address unmet health needs by connecting public and private organizations in strategic partnerships and related communications programs. From identifying and engaging the right influencers, to developing robust multi-stakeholder campaigns, to providing ongoing media relations support, KYNE has deep experience in moving health issues forward and driving towards meaningful outcomes.

KYNE leads major health communications initiatives both US and globally and has a robust client roster that includes leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

KYNE was recently awarded global campaign of the year by PRWeek for its role on the United Against Malaria campaign. Connect with KYNE at facebook.com/KYNENYC and Twitter.com/KYNENYC.


LANE

905 SW 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
503/221-0480
wendy@lanepr.com
www.lanepr.com

500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2720
New York, NY 10110
212/302-5365

Wendy Lane Stevens, President
Amber Roberts, Vice President

LANE combines deep experience, broad connections and unapologetic tenacity to deliver business-building results for clients in the consumer/lifestyle, technology and financial services industries. We distinguish and elevate brands in the crowded retail, food, beverage, technology, travel and hospitality sectors. We establish thought leadership and enhance reputations in the retail banking, commercial banking, private equity and investments sectors.

Since 1990, LANE has served as a trusted partner to our clients. We integrate strategic public relations, digital marketing and investor relations to create multifaceted communication campaigns that resonate with audiences that matter most. Current clients include Consumer Cellular, Grand America Hotel, The Heathman Hotel, José Andrés Foods, Moonstruck Chocolate Co., Pendleton Woolen Mills, Rejuvenation, Travel Oregon, Travel Portland, USTA Pacific Northwest, ZAGG, Eid Passport, HzO, Key Technology, Davidson Companies, Regions Bank, Swander Pace Capital and Thoma Bravo, LLC.


L.C. WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES

150 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60601
312/565-3900
Fax: 312/565-1770
info@lcwa.com
www.lcwa.com

Kim Blazek Dahlborn, Pres. & CEO
Gary Goodfriend, Allison Kurtz, and Shannon Quinn, Exec. VPs
Greg Gordon, Senior VP
Jay Kelly and Tim Young, Vice Presidents

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, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, ADP Dealer Services, American Nurses Association, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Columbia College, Contigo, Eaton, ECHO, Electrolux, Eureka, Everest College, First Alert, Frigidaire Professional, General Growth Properties, Labelmaster, Land O’ Lakes, Life Fitness, Merit School of Music, Oster Professional, Owens Corning, Paramount Theatre, Physicians Immediate Care, Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, Service Corporation International, Snow Joe, Tiffany & Co., Trex, and UnitedHealthcare.


LEWIS PR

575 Market Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94105
415/432-2400
Fax: 415/432-2401
www.lewispr.com
noah.dye@lewispr.com

Chris Lewis, CEO & Founder
James Oehlcke, CFO
Morgan McLintic, Executive VP, US
Andres Witterman, Executive VP, EMEA & APAC
Lucy Allen, Exec. VP & CSO, US
Yvonne van Bokhoven, Senior VP, Western Europe
Andy Oliver, Senior VP, APAC
Stephen Corsi, Senior VP, Global Digital Marketing
Sarah Robinson, Global Talent Dir.
Sarah Aitchison, Global Oper. Dir.

LEWIS PR is a global PR and digital communications agency. In addition to traditional media and analyst relations, LEWIS specializes in social media, digital marketing and creative services. It works with companies to implement integrated communications programs on an international scale. LEWIS has more than 25 wholly-owned offices across the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, with regional headquarters in London, San Francisco and Singapore.


LINHART PUBLIC RELATIONS

1514 Curtis Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
303/620-9044
www.linhartpr.com

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


LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/308-8880
Fax: 212/891-0200
lha@louhammond.com
www.louhammond.com
www.twitter.com/louhammondpr
www.facebook.com/louhammondpr
www.pinterest.com/louhammondpr

Lou Hammond, Founder & Chairman
Stephen Hammond, President
Terence Gallagher, Exec. VP

For nearly 30 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 integrated, 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 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 relationships within the LH&A community, often joining forces on programs and projects that maximize opportunities for all.

Furthering LH&A’s level of integration is Hammond Digital + which is tasked with keeping a steady eye on rapidly changing markets and trends — creating strategies that engage media and consumers in key digital channels. The agency’s goal is more than just likes and fans; it’s creating a strong community of brand ambassadors and loyal customers.


MAKOVSKY

16 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
212/508-9600
info@makovsky.com
www.makovsky.com

Ken Makovsky, President & CEO

Headquartered in New York, with an owned office in Washington, DC, Makovsky is a leading 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 and Professional Services, Technology, and Energy and Sustainability. Our services include public relations, digital branding, social media, crisis communications, change management, and investor relations.
In 2013, Makovsky won over 28 firm campaign and people awards including “Midsize Agency of the Year” and “Interactive Services Agency of the Year.”

Makovsky is also the founder of IPREX — the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies in more than 30 countries and 40 US cities.


Cast of "The Little Rascals Save the Day"

The cast of Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s “The Little Rascals Save the Day” celebrate its premiere at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, with media coordination by Marketing Maven.

MARKETING MAVEN PUBLIC RELATIONS

135 W. 29th St., Suite 302
New York, NY 10001
NY: 212/967-5510
LA: 310/994-7380
info@marketingmavenpr.com
www.MarketingMavenPR.com

Lindsey Carnett, CEO and President
Phil Rarick, Chief Operating Officer
Natalie Rucker, VP of Business Development

Why is Marketing Maven Public Relations one of the fastest growing PR firms in the nation? Why did we recently win two Marketing Campaign of the Year Awards? Measurable results! We implement tracking codes and use analytics to measure sales generated from online Public Relations and emerging media efforts. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York City, Marketing Maven Public Relations ensures client objectives are met through outlining campaign benchmarks and exceeding expectations. Ready to deliver your message to the masses, we work collaboratively to effectively promote a variety of products and services. Our strategic integration of PR, Hispanic marketing, SEO and social media marketing helps to provide a competitive edge to our clients.


MAXWELL PR + ENGAGEMENT

3934 S.W. Corbett Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
503/231-3096
info@maxwellpr.com
www.maxwellpr.com
twitter.com/MaxwellPR
linkedin.com/company/maxwell-pr

47 Maple St.
Burlington, VT 05401
802/338-2556

Jennifer Maxwell-Muir, Founder and Principal
Vicky Hastings, Managing Director, Studio West
Chrystie Heimert, Managing Director, Studio East
Erika Simms, Vice President

Maxwell PR + Engagement builds national consumer brands for purpose-driven companies. Our brand communication programs integrate media relations, consumer engagement, social media and digital marketing to define positioning; share news and content of value with the people who care the most; spark emotional connections through transparency, creativity and meaning; and prompt conversation, generate dialogue and build community.

Founded in 1997 and independently owned, our work often finds us at the intersection of personal and environmental health and wellness. Current clients include Argyle Winery, Columbus Foods, Diamond Foods, Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Kettle Brand®, La Terra Fina, McMenamins, Oregon Cherry Growers, Pacific Foods, Pamela’s Products, Traditional Medicinals, Travel Astoria-Warrenton, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council and Zarbee’s Naturals.


MWW

304 Park Avenue South, 8th Flr.
New York, NY 10010
212/704-9727
www.mww.com

Michael W. Kempner, Pres. & 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 to create relevance for our clients and make them Matter More™ to their key stakeholders.

We apply our broad range of expertise across a variety of disciplines — including consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, LGBT marketing, 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 steer 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.


NANCY J. FRIEDMAN PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.

35 East 21st Street, 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
212/228-1500
Fax: 212/228-1517
mail@njfpr.com
www.njfpr.com

Nancy J. Friedman, President

NJFPR’s “Leave No Stone Unturned” philosophy has catapulted the firm to the top of the category in travel and hospitality. For clients seeking senior level counsel, advocacy of their product and unrivalled media savvy, Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations is a first-stop. A self-described “media junkie with wanderlust,” Nancy and her team pride themselves on long-term partnerships with clients and the ability to wring every ounce of marketing potential out of a property or destination utilizing social media, traditional media, events and creative promotions. The Agency pioneered NY’s first Hotel Week on January 2012 to great success and increased participation in 2014. This year, NJFPR is opening a west coast office and launching its eponymous Hotel Week program in LA. The agency has also hired a social media strategist to extend its marketing bandwidth to include a digital strategy.

Clients include: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City; Condado Vanderbilt, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa, Guanica, Puerto Rico; Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown, NY; Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York; Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York; Gansevoort Park Avenue New York; Gansevoort Turks + Caicos; Hotel El Convento, San Juan, Puerto Rico; JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale; La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Marmara, Park Avenue, New York ; Margaux, New York; Marriott Courtyard Isla Verde, Puerto Rico; New York Palace Hotel, New York; nyma, the new york manhattan hotel, New York; Pier A Harbor House and BMB, NYC; Refinery Hotel, New York; Rendezvous, St. Lucia; Sea Island, Georgia ; Sheraton Hotels & Resorts; Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY; St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida; The Body Holiday, St. Lucia; The Bowery Hotel, New York; The Hotel @ Times Square, New York; The Jade, New York; The Jane, New York; The Ludlow Hotel, New York; The Maritime Hotel, New York; The Pod Hotel, New York; The Water Club - A Signature Hotel by Borgata; The Wellness Centre at The Body Holiday, St.Lucia; Westin Hotels & Resorts; and Gemma at The Bowery Hotel, New York.


PADILLACRT

1101 West River Pkwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/455-1700
Fax: 612/455-1060
www.padillacrt.com

Lynn Casey, CEO
Mark Raper, President
Patrice Tanaka, Chief Counselor & Creative Strategist
Kelly O’Keefe, Chief Creative Strategy Officer
Michael Whitlow, Chief Growth Officer
Marian Briggs, Matt Kucharski, Brian Ellis, Mike Mulvihill, Executive VPs
Greg Tarmin, Sr. VP, Managing Director, NYC

PadillaCRT is one of the top 10 independent agencies in the country. The firm helps clients engage and inspire stakeholders in health care, food and beverage, consumer goods, financial services, manufacturing, technology, and agribusiness. PadillaCRT has specialized talent in branding, research, corporate and investor relations, creative, digital, crisis management, and social media, and is a founding partner of the Worldcom Group, a partnership of 100 independently owned offices in 133 cities on six continents.

Clients include 3M, BASF, Barnes & Noble College, Cargill, Girl Scouts of the USA, Hass Avocado Board, Land O’Lakes, Merck, Rockwell Automation, RTI Surgical, SAP, UnitedHealth Group, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and Wines from Rioja.


PEPPERCOMM

470 Park Ave. South, 4th flr. North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
Fax: 212/931-6159
agencymarketing@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Ted Birkhahn,Partner & President
Deborah Brown, Partner & Managing Director
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & Managing Director
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Senior Director
Michael Dresner, CEO, Brand Squared Licensing

Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London that prides itself on listening first, last and always. The firm’s tagline: “Listen. Engage. Repeat.” emphasizes the unique approach the agency takes in understanding exactly how a client can engage in authentic conversations with its audience. The firm has been in constant motion since its founding 19 years ago, evolving from a media relations generalist to full-service integrated strategic communications consultancy with deep expertise for four key areas — consumer/lifestyle, financial services, professional services and industrial/B2B. To that end, in 2013, the agency acquired Janine Gordon Associates and Walek & Associates to enhance and deepen our expertise in the luxury lifestyle and financial services spaces and offer a unique blend of breadth of service offerings and depth of industry expertise.

Peppercomm was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in New York in 2012. This was due in large part to the firm’s comedy experience. Comedy is central to the culture here, and it serves as an internal training mechanism and as a service offering for our clients. Comedy training workshops are mandatory at Peppercomm and help our staff with presentation and listening skills, thinking on their feet and also how to read an audience. We’ve successfully conducted workshops for clients as well, and through this innovative service, we are able to infuse humor into our culture, enhance team-building, and become great listeners.

Key clients include: American Institute of Architects, EY, Euler Hermes, Financial Accounting Foundation / Financial Accounting Standards Board/Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Lincoln Financial, MINI USA, Northeastern University, Oppenheimer, Paulson & Co., Pershing, Saint Gobain, Sharp, Steelcase, Sterling National Bank, TGI Fridays, Tyco Fire & Security, Vonage, WebMD, Wells Fargo and Wilbur Ellis.


PIERPONT COMMUNICATIONS

1800 West Loop South, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77027
713/627-2223
www.piercom.com

Phil Morabito, CEO

For 27 years, Pierpont has been engaging audiences through a strategic combination of public relations, media outreach, thought leadership, marketing, advocacy and digital and social programming. Using our proprietary D·I·R·E·C·T to Customers approach which ensures on-target creativity and measurable results, we produce the Big Ideas that efficiently move the business needle in the right direction. Our global capability, depth of experience, blue-chip client roster and award-winning programming squarely position Pierpont as the “challenger brand” that thinks strategically, moves quickly and delivers flawless execution.

From fast moving consumer goods to energy, healthcare, professional services and member-based associations, Pierpont serves clients across the spectrum of business from our four offices in the Southwest’s largest and fastest-growing markets. Forty full-time, multi-specialty professionals – many with more than two decades of experience – partner shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients across the nation and around the world.

Pierpont’s slate of specialized services include media relations, identity and brand building, thought leadership, marketing, digital and social, crisis and issues management, public affairs and government relations, corporate citizenship and graphic design. Every company and every industry is unique, each requiring a customized communications approach. At Pierpont, we deeply immerse ourselves in every engagement and we know that our job, always, is to objectively advise our clients and provide strategic counsel that culminates in a distinct competitive edge.
Clients: BP, BHP Billiton, Capital One Bank, CoAdvantage, Energy Ventures, Five States Energy, Kentz, Kepner-Tregoe, Seton Healthcare Family, Target Logistics, Texas Association of Realtors, Verizon Wireless, Waste Management, and Wood Group.


PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Partner in the Worldcom Public Relations Group
One East Wacker Dr., #2450
Chicago, IL 60601
312/558-1770
Fax: 312/558-5425
ideas@pcipr.com
www.pcipr.com

Dorothy Oliver Pirovano, CEO
Jill Allread, Pres.
Kathleen Boylan, Leigh Wagner, Mary Erangey, Remi Gonzalez, Sr. VPs
Ruth Mugalian, Pam Morris, Beth Schlesinger, Wendi Koziol, Jack Wlezien, Johnathon Briggs, 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 so what they have to say 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.

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.

Clients: Academy of General Dentistry, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Association of Diabetes Educators , American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Radiology, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American Health Information Management Association, American Society of Home Inspectors, America's Blood Centers, AstraZeneca Health Care Foundation, BloodSource, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Free to Breathe, Georgia Aquarium, Hard Rock Cafe, Infectious Diseases Society of America, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center, Livingston International, Museum of Science and Industry, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Radiological Society of North America, Society of Gynecologic Oncology , Society of Interventional Radiology, University of North Carolina Health Care System, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


RBB PUBLIC RELATIONS

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

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

Four-time “ U.S. PR Agency of the Year” winner, rbb Public Relations is a national marketing communications firm with a reputation for delivering award-winning results and best practices to clients who seek and appreciate the individual attention only a boutique agency can provide. As the champion for breakout brands, rbb inspires companies with insights on creating customer passion to increase sales.

rbb’s multicultural staff delivers award-winning creativity, media relations, corporate counsel, product introductions, digital media, content creation and results/analytics. Specialty practices include consumer products/services, travel, health, sports & entertainment, B2B, and higher education.

Some of rbb’s breakout brand clients include: Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Apple Leisure Group, Arnstein & Lehr, Bank of America, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Codina Partners, Cross Country Home Services, Deca TV, DHL Express, Disney on Ice, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Duncan Hines, Engage, First Service Residential, Flagler Development, Fleet Advantage, Florida International University, Florida Power and Light, Gunster, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Johnson and Wales University, Kaplan University, Kaufman Rossin, Miami Beckham United, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Swire Properties, Sunscape Resorts, United HomeCare Services, Vlasic and Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts. For more information, call 305/448-7450 or visit www.rbbpr.com


REVIVEHEALTH

Nashville (Headquarters)
209 10th Avenue South
Suite 214
Nashville, TN 37203
615/742-7242
thinkrevivehealth.com
learnmore@thinkrevivehealth.com

Santa Barbara
915 Saint Vincent Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805/617-2832

Brandon Edwards, Founder & CEO
Joanne Thornton, Founder & CAO
Kriste Goad, CMO
Phil Stone, COO

ReviveHealth is the leading strategic communication firm specializing in Health Systems, Health Services, Health Technology, and Healthy Living. We spend every day immersed in the business of health care and are uniquely positioned to help clients predict problems, protect reputations, build thought leadership and craft compelling stories to drive business growth. Named 2014 Small PR Agency of the Year ( PRWeek), 2013 Boutique PR Agency of the Year (PRWeek), and Best Boutique Agency to Work For (2013, 2012, 2011) by The Holmes Report, ReviveHealth is among the nation’s Top 15 firms for health care strategic communication (O’Dwyer’s). Clients include major health systems, academic medical centers, hospitals and physician organizations as well as health care industry associations, health technology companies, wellness and population health companies, and health services companies of all stripes and sizes, from start-up to enterprise solutions.


RF|BINDER, INC.

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

Headquartered in New York, RF|Binder is an independent, full-service public relations agency that creates, plans and executes successful communications campaigns for clients from a range of industries.

Our client list includes some of the world’s leading corporations and brands, many of whom have worked with us since our founding 13 years ago, and each of them has increased their relationship with us as their business needs have expanded.

We recognized early the defining role digital technology would play in public relations, and integrate digital into every client campaign. Our senior counselors work closely with clients to develop the most effective solutions, and the absence of siloed practice groups allows us to maximize the impact of our intellectual capital and seamlessly serve our clients’ needs. This approach, along with our emphasis on creativity and strategic research 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.

The presence of so many Fortune 100 companies on our client roster is evidence that we have so far succeeded in fulfilling our original objective: to offer the talent and resources of a large agency with the attention and responsiveness of a small one.


RUDER FINN, INC.

301 East 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
212/593-6400
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

Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications agencies with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. With approximately 540 employees globally, Ruder Finn is uniquely positioned to provide clients with global perspective, insights and resources, yet small enough to bring the exceptional client service, creative edge and innovation of a boutique agency. We concentrate on big picture assignments where we can create a competitive edge for our clients with a strong focus on global strategy, creativity and quality execution. Our independence, deep bench of talent, entrepreneurial spirit and roots in the arts, dating back to our founding in 1948, drives us to bring a “creative edge,” which we see as the freedom of imagination to see things in a new way and the sharpness of thinking to our global clients.

Ruder Finn’s core areas of expertise are corporate communications, healthcare, technology and consumer. We particularly lead in corporate reputation, healthcare digital communications, C-suite thought leadership, crisis communications, employee engagement, community building and in cause-related work. Underpinning all of its offerings is a consistent focus on digital content and strategy through its award-winning full-service digital practice, RFI Studios.

We pride ourselves in our entrepreneurial culture, where all employees are empowered and encouraged to contribute at the highest level. Senior leaders at Ruder Finn are deeply involved in all accounts. The agency has won awards for being a best place to work and has one of the best turnover rates in the industry.


SACHS MEDIA GROUP

114 S. Duval St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850/222-1996
Fax: 850/224-2882
www.sachsmedia.com
Facebook.com/SachsMedia
Twitter.com/SachsMediaGrp

225 E. Robinson St., #455 Orlando, FL 32801
407/219-3157
Fax: 407/219-3095

Ron Sachs, Pres. and CEO
Michelle Ubben, Partner, COO, Dir. of Campaigns & Branding
Gay Webster-Sachs, CFO
Marilyn Siets, Deputy CFO
Ryan Banfill, Partner & Director of Strategy & Research
Lisa Garcia, VP of Operations & Campaigns
Jon Peck, VP of Public Relations
Ryan Cohn, VP of Social/Digital
Vicki Johnson, Senior VP of Central Florida Operations.

Sachs Media Group is Florida’s dominant public affairs communications company for critical issues and one of America’s leading independent communications companies. With exceptional experience and results in public affairs, branding, social/digital and crisis communications, the firm combines unparalleled relationships, news judgment, messaging, and storytelling ability with cutting-edge strategies to engage audiences with content they seek and share. Sachs Media Group, formerly Ron Sachs Communications, is home to the team best known for smart, strong and strategic counsel across the diverse and ever-changing media landscape.

Clients: Accesso, American Chemistry Council, Andrew’s Restaurant and Catering, Automated HealthCare Solutions, Bridges of America, Capital Health Plan, Florida, Consumer Federation of the Southeast, Creative Benefits for Educators, Deseret Ranch, Excellence in Education, Florida Association of Insurance Agents, Florida Council of 100, Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, Florida High School Athletic Association, Florida Hospital, Florida League of Cities, Florida Nurses Association, Florida Seaports, Florida State University Office of Admissions, Florida Virtual School, Foley Timber and Land Company, Four Points Sheraton Downtown Tallahassee, Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend, Healthy Communities Coalition, Lauren’s Kids, Miami Beach Community Health Center, National League of Cities, Plaza Tower, Nova Southeastern University, Ounce of Prevention, Pfizer, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Service Contract Industry Council, and Wexford Health Sources.


SCHNEIDER ASSOCIATES

2 Oliver St., Suite 901
Boston, MA 02109
617/536-3300
Fax: 617/536-3180
launch@schneiderpr.com
www.schneiderpr.com

Joan Schneider, CEO
Phil Pennellatore, President

When leading companies, professional services organizations and entrepreneurs seek a trusted communications partner, they turn to Schneider Associates, a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency. Specializing in Launch Public Relations®, a proprietary method of successfully launching and sustaining visibility for new products, services, companies, organizations and communities, or revitalizing existing ones, Schneider Associates represents a wide range of clients in education, professional services, consumer food and retail, and home products/home improvement. 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.”

Agency services include integrated marketing and PR campaigns, content marketing for digital and social campaigns, messaging, converged media strategy and execution, public affairs, influencer programs, special events, crisis communications, spokesperson training, brand development, launch consulting, and creative services. Learn more at schneiderpr.com.


SINGER ASSOCIATES, INC.

47 Kearny St., 2nd Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94108
415/227-9700
Fax: 415/348-8478
singer@singersf.com
www.singersf.com

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, corporate communications and issue management agencies.
The agency dominates the space where news media, government, the public, and communities intersect.

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

Singer Associates is cited as the top “issues-oriented agency in the United States” and “quite simply, one of the best small to mid-size agencies in the country” by The Holmes Report. Most recently, the magazine selected Singer as the “Public Affairs Agency of the Year,” stating that “[Singer] has a simple definition of success: (The Agency) knows its achieved it when its clients emerge victorious in litigation, labor and land use disputes; when they win political campaigns, defeat unwanted regulation, or manage issues so they don’t turn into crises ...”


SPECTRUM SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS

2001 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 2nd Flr.
Washington, DC 20006
202/955-6222
Fax: 202/955-0044
info@spectrumscience.com
www.spectrumscience.com

John J. Seng, CEO & Founder
Jonathan Wilson, President
Carlen Lea Lesser, Lissette Linares, Pam Lippincott, Amanda Sellers, Maureen Varnon, Sr. VPs

Spectrum is an independent, full-service communications counseling firm which has made health and science our specialty since 1996. At Spectrum, storytelling is our business. The most compelling story is usually the one where science wins the day. Science builds brands, establishes leadership, helps inoculate against potential issues and transcends borders. We use science and storytelling to shape game-changing conversations that excite people about the possibilities of science and the promise of new treatments, communicating complex information in a way that makes sense to audiences. We help tell stories to the right people in the right way.

Clients include consumer products companies, device and diagnostic companies, environmental organizations, food and nutrition companies, government agencies, health and wellness organizations, institutions (hospital or academic), non-profit associations, patient advocacy organizations, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and professional societies.


SPM COMMUNICATIONS

2030 Main St., Ste. 325
Dallas, TX 75201
214/379-7000
24-hour media line: 817/329-3257
www.spmcommunications.com

Dallas • Denver •New York • Atlanta

Suzanne Parsonage Miller, President & Founder

Founded in 1999, SPM is a thriving Dallas-based PR agency with national reach, promoting and protecting iconic food, restaurant, retail and franchise brands through media relations, social media strategy, spokesperson training and crisis management. Our “No Jerks” policy, which was featured in The Wall Street Journal, is the core of SPM’s culture. It means we foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust among clients, team members and company leaders.

From former newspaper reporters and TV journalists to social media strategists, media relations specialists and corporate communications experts, our team is made up of experienced professionals who approach each client’s brand holistically. Whether the client is a category-leading national powerhouse or a start-up, SPM works to build businesses by creatively telling clients’ stories in many voices to many audiences to not only resonate with consumers, but provide measurable ROI.


STANTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW #810
Washington, DC 20036
202/223-4933
800/426-1887
Fax: 202/223-1375
washingtonoffice@stantoncomm.com
www.stantoncomm.com

1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 1800, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10020
212/616-3601
Fax: 212/616-3612
newyorkoffice@stantoncomm.com

300 E. Lombard St., #1440
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/727-6855
Fax: 410/727-6156;
baltimoreoffice@stantoncomm.com

Peter V. Stanton, Pres. & CEO
Amy E. Calhoun, Exec. VP/Senior Strategist
Catherine Imus, Executive VP/Senior Strategist
Lori Russo, Mng. Director – Mid-Atlantic
Patrick Brady, Mng. Director – Public Affairs

Our clients include some of the world’s most notable companies in a range of fields including technology, energy, health care, education, and industrial services. We provide strategic communication planning, media relations, issue management, marketing communication, digital and social media services and crisis counsel and mediation. We also conduct sophisticated spokesperson training and event programs. With principle offices in Washington, DC, New York and Baltimore, Stanton Communications maintains a network of trusted associates and is a partner firm in PR World Alliance with representation in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Pacific Rim.

On behalf of our clients, Stanton Communications has won more than 50 industry awards including multiple Silver Anvils, the public relations profession’s highest honor and Gold Quill Awards of Excellence, the premier award presented by the International Association of Business Communicators. We also have been named the Best Small Agency in America by The Holmes Report, a pre-eminent communications industry journal.

Clients: American Nurses Assn. , The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), ARC of Delaware County, Bergeson & Campbell , Compass Learning, Corinthian Colleges, Consumer Electronics Association, Dig-It! Games, ELS Educational Services, Inc., Institute of International Education’s Fulbright Student Program , Fraunhofer, IIS, MorganFranklin, The National Assn. of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA), PACE, Pendrell Corp. , Southland Industries, Sprint, State of Maryland Dept. of Business & Economic Development, Price Waterhouse Coopers/U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs – Office of Information Technology, WellDoc, and W.L. Gore & Associates.


TAYLOR

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3800
New York, NY 10118
212/714-1280
insights@taylorstrategy.com
www.taylorstrategy.com

Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner
Bryan Harris, COO & Managing Partner

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, 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, Diageo, General Mills, Kraft, NASCAR, Nestle, Nike/Jordan, P&G, 3M, R.J. Reynolds, Starwood, and Taco Bell. 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, and Chicago. 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.


TREVELINO/KELLER

949 W. Marietta St., Suite X-106
Atlanta, GA 30318
404/214-0722
Fax: 404/214-0729
dtrevelino@trevelinokeller.com
www.trevelinokeller.com
www.start-opia.com

Dean Trevelino, Genna Keller, Principals

With Q1 2014 marking our best quarter to date, we are seeing the success of our integrated public relations approach. Middle market and emerging clients are responding exceptionally well to a PR-led strategy with the single source solution for social media, digital and web creative across our six core practices — technology, corporate, lifestyle, food & beverage, health and greenworks. While there’s increased attention and demand for programs and campaigns that affect the bottom line, more companies are understanding and responding to the importance of reputation management and its relationship to financial performance. Our service mix continues to focus on protecting, preserving and promoting reputation.

In 2014, we are also experiencing a significant uptick in funded startup business and our efforts to own the position as the number one agency in the region is paying off. Currently, we represent two of the more important groups — Atlanta Tech Angels and the Atlanta Tech Village in addition to a number of early stage companies. Both ATA and ATV are supportive of the agency’s larger initiative to establish a new media brand in the marketplace called Start-Opia. Launching in the spring, Start-Opia is a Southeast based ecosystem for bringing together startups, capitalists, experts, institutions and associations through a directory, news feed, blog, radio program and TV library.

Additionally, the firm anticipates relevant growth with its food and beverage practice where it can leverage its Consume Brands initiative, a consortium of four partners that offer Creation (Culinary Arts), Activation (Concept Incubation), Reputation (PR, Social, Brand Identity) and Acceleration (Brand Extension). Early projects under Consume include Santo Water and Belles Organics.

Recognized as one of the 30 best firms to work for in North America, Trevelino/Keller boasts the highest agency retention rate. For more information, email dtrevelino@trevelinokeller.com or gkeller@trevelinokeller.com.


W2O GROUP

60 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415/362-5018
Fax: 415/362-5019
info@w2ogroup.com
www.w2ogroup.com

Jim Weiss, Chairman & CEO
Bob Pearson, President
Tony Esposito, CFO
Mike Hartman, CCO
Paul Dyer, CCO
John Cunningham, CTO
Dave Mihalovic, COO

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 and 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, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Boston, and London.


THE ZIMMERMAN AGENCY

1821 Miccosukee Commons
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850/668-2222
www.zimmerman.com

Carrie Zimmerman, President

The Zimmerman Agency blends bold basics and endless energy with strategic creativity, capturing revenue-driving results. Ranked by O’Dwyer’s as one of the largest hospitality public relations firms in the United States, the agency amplifies brands with the potent combination of the public relations division and a robust, 40-person digital/social discipline. The empowering and creative culture of The Zimmerman Agency yields fresh, dynamic dimensions of consumer influence.

The global hospitality division includes clients from Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos to Club Med, luxury properties including Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys, Waikoloa in Hawaii and Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, as well as destinations like North Carolina’s Crystal Coast and the country of Aruba.

An invigorated consumer division boasts national brands including Party City, Pilot Pens, Cooper Tire, Firehouse Subs, Homes.com, TPC and the newly re-launched Wonder Bread.

The Zimmerman Agency blurs the lines of traditional public relations, attracting some of America’s most iconic brands, in and out of the world of hospitality.

 
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