Agency Statement: While Finn Partners officially launched late in 2011, it has already gained the momentum, talent and forward-looking planning that will ensure exponential success in 2013 and beyond. With a 36% year-over-year growth rate, Peter Finn has strategically built the agency’s U.S. foundation, focusing on key practice areas and geographies, and then putting emphasis on building each core competency through collaboration. Finn Partners completed two acquisitions in 2012 with the addition of NY based tourism marketing specialist M. Silver and Associates, and Chicago-based Healy & Schulte.
Finn Partners also expanded globally in 2012 – adding its second international office – by hiring former WagEd technology leader Chantal Bowman-Boyles to open and run its London office. Finn Partners London is the agency’s gateway to Europe and is already working with several of the firm’s U.S. based clients by effectively expanding scope to include global work.
In the U.S., Finn Partners is strengthening its position as an emerging major independent firm, and is keeping steadfast to its commitment of being a Best Place to Work in the industry. The company is truly innovative in its approach to human resources--expanding employee benefits including absorbing all cost increases for healthcare benefits and growing its bonus pool by more than 50% percent.
The firm’s top 15 clients account for approximately 30% of the firm’s revenue, and include companies like: Hyundai, Vonage, Rosetta Stone, Jamaica Tourist Board, Logitech, IEEE, Pinnacle Vodka, the Embassy of Korea and Blue Cross Blue Shield. New business wins since the start of 2012 include Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, the Verizon Foundation, Exact Target, Fifth Third Bank, Fujitsu America, FTD and the American Association of Orthodontists.
Founding Partner Peter Finn says the agency will continue to grow faster than other mid-size agencies this year through a combination of organic and non-organic growth.
Above all else, and perhaps the greatest accomplishment of Finn Partners to date, is the agency’s unique collaborative culture. Having been named a best new agency in 2012 by an industry trade publication, Finn Partners is in many ways still evolving. However, the formula is working and with the firm’s dedicated focus on its people, clients and overall growth, the company looks forward to continued success.
Peter Finn, founding partner
Bosch Home Appliances
Dole Packaged Foods
Hyundai & Hope on Wheels
Jamaica Tourist Board
Liz Claiborne Inc.
Silver Spring Networks
The Jim Henson Company
The North Face
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Treasury Wine Estates