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, consumer, digital, technology, and energy, manufacturing + sustainability.
Employees: 60. Founded: 1979.
Agency Statement: Makovsky, founded 35 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 to further the clients’ business goals.
Global - Headquartered in New York with an owned office in Washington, D.C., Makovsky has agency partners in more than 30 countries and in 40 U.S. cities through IPREX, the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies, of which it is the founder.
Accolades - In 2015, Makovsky won 25 firm, people and campaign awards including PR News' “Top Women in PR”, two “PR Rising 30 Under 30”, “Midsize Agency of the Year” by Bulldog Stars of PR, American Business Awards' “Agency Professional of the Year”, “PR Agency of the Year”, “Company of the Year in Marketing, Advertising and PR” and “HR Department of the Year”, NY Observer “PR Power List — Ranked #7” for the second year in a row, as well as multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies.
Values Impact - Makovsky’s 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; Denise Vitola, mng. dir.; Andy Beck, Justin Chase, Robbin Goodman, Doug Hasney, Michael Kaczmarski, Stacey Wachtfogel, exec. VPs; Lee Davies, Mike Goodwin, Tom Jones, Alex Peterson, sr. VPs.
1425 K St., NW, #350, Washington, DC 20005
Affinity Health Plan.
Amarin Pharma, Inc.
CBIZ MHM LLC
Corporate Resource Services (CRS)
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Crystal & Co.
CW Financial Services LLC
EQT Partners Inc.
Federated Securities Corp.
H.D. Smith Wholesale Drug Co.
Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
Institute for Community Living, Inc.
Investment Program Assn.
J. G. Wentworth Company
Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Paycom Payroll, LLC
Prolong Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Publicis Healthcare Comm. GRP
Russell Reynolds Associates
Severn Trent Environmental Services
The Medicines Company
Thornburg Investment Management
Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Velocity Technology Solutions
Xavient Information Systems