Founding member of IPREX, the world's second largest corporation of global independent agencies.
16 E. 34th St., New York, NY 10016
212/508-9600; fax: 212/751-9710
Divisions in financial and professional services, health, technology, energy, digital branding.
Employees: 55. Founded: 1979.
Agency Statement: Makovsky, founded 33 years ago, has become one of the nation's leading global independent integrated communications consultancies by adhering to its original vision: that specialization in key areas is the best way to build reputation, sales and fair valuation for the client. Our competitive edge is reflected in our brand energy line: “The Power of Specialized Thinking.”
Quality Commitment - Tracking over the past five years, 90% of Makovsky clients rate the firm as “very good” to “exceptional.” To ensure client delight, an independent “Quality Assurance” expert checks in twice a year with clients. To further drive client satisfaction, the heads of each of the company’s specialty practices are active in day-to-day client service. The firm’s “One P&L” philosophy enables the firm to deploy the right talent at the right time in furtherance of the clients’ business goals.
Global - Headquartered in New York, Makovsky has agency partners in more than 30 countries and in 37 US cities through IPREX, the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies, of which it is a founder.
Accolades - In 2012, Makovsky won over 20 awards including the PR News Platinum PR Award for “Midsize PR Firm of the Year” and the American Business Award for “Public Relations Agency of the Year.” Ken Makovsky was recognized by the American Business Awards as “Communications Executive of the Year” and by the Holmes Report's Gold SABRE for “Outstanding Individual Achievement,” among other honors. The firm also won the PRSA Bronze Anvil, PRSA-NY Big Apple, Gold MarCom and ARC Awards for client campaigns.
In 2011, the firm won 11 awards including a Gold Bulldog as Midsize Agency of the Year. Ken Makovsky was recognized with three Gold Bulldogs: Communications Professional of the Year (Grand Prize), PR Agency Professional of the Year and PR Blogger of the Year. Chief Executive Magazine also named Ken Makovsky one of the 10 top CEO Bloggers.
Accolades also include a full complement of Silver Anvils, SABRE Awards, IABC Awards, Creativity in Public Relations Awards, Big Apples and recognition by leading industry trade publications as one of the nation's leading B-2-B communications firms, and among the best managed service enterprises in the business. Makovsky is a firm that is known for even “doing the little things right.”
Values Impact - Makovsky internal values - innovation, initiation, communication, collaboration, motivation and education - are about ensuring external value and realizing the firm's mission: smart people working in harmony to help our clients and the agency win.
Kenneth D. Makovsky, CEO; Gil Bashe, Andy Beck, Andrew Goldberg, Robbin Goodman, Tim Kane, Scott Tangney, exec. VPs; Kristie Kuhl, Steve Seeman, sr. VPs; Tim Wallace, dir., corp. strategy
1425 K St., NW, #350, Washington, DC 20005
Andy Beck, exec. VP, energy
AcelRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aspex Eyewear Group
BancTrust & Co.
Bausch & Lomb
Booz & Co.
Bristol Myers Squibb
British Medical Journal
The Capella Hotel Group
Cetera Financial Group
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Crystal & Co.
CW Financial Services LLC
Dow Jones Indexes
Equities First Holdings LLC
Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc.
Investment Program Assn.
Johnson & Johnson
Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Life Technologies Corp.
Mirae Asset Global Investments
Museum of American Finance
New York Life Investment Management
Prisma Capital Partners
Sensiba San Filippo
SFP Value Realization Co. (Symphony Financial Partners)
Sica Wealth Management, LLC
Steel Path Fund Advisors
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.