O'DWYER'S ANNUAL RANKINGS OF PR FIRMS DEADLINE: Fri., Mar. 2, 2018
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Crisis Management PR Firms

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5W Public Relations, The Helmsley Building, 230 Park Ave., 32nd Flr., New York, NY 10169. 212/999-5585. www.5wpr.com. Ronn Torossian, Founder & CEO.

Bishoff Communications, 75 Second Ave., Suite 605, Needham, MA 02494. 617/573-0076. bishoffcommunications.com. Janey Bishoff, CEO.

Blaine Group, Inc., The, 8665 Wilshire Blvd., #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. 310/360-1499. www.blainegroupinc.com. Devon Blaine, Pres./CEO.

Bliss Integrated Communication, 500 5th Ave., 16th Flr., New York, NY 10110. 212/840-1661. www.blissintegrated.com. Elizabeth Sosnow, Meg Wildrick, Mng. Partners.

Boardroom Communications Inc., 1776 N. Pine Island Rd., #320, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322. 954/370-8999. www.boardroompr.com. Don Silver, COO, Todd Templin, Exec. VP.

CommCore, Inc., 1660 L St., N.W., Suite 204, Washington, DC 20036. 202/659-4177. agilman@commcoreconsulting.com; www.commcoreconsulting.com. Andrew Gilman.

Feintuch Communications
Feintuch Communications, 245 Park Ave., 39th flr., New York, NY 10167. 212/808-4901. info@feintuchpr.com; www.feintuchcommunications.com. Richard Anderson, Senior Mng. Dir.

Feintuch Communications enjoys deep crisis communications counseling experience – having provided support to non-profits, emerging growth companies and the Fortune 500. Our senior team can help to enhance and protect your organization’s reputation.

We work with your team to develop customized, crisis communications plans; crisis preparation training; and 24/7 crisis counseling and communications support. We are well versed in helping organizations work their way through challenging crises including shareholder and corporate governance issues, employee or community problems, product recalls, litigation and government investigations. The best crisis plan? It’s the one developed NOW – before your organization’s reputation is under attack.

Fineman PR
Fineman PR, 150 Post Street, #620, San Francisco, CA 94108. 415/392-1000; fax: 415/392-1099. mfineman@finemanpr.com; www.finemanpr.com.

Consistently recognized as one of the nation's top public relations firms, Fineman PR — founded in 1988 and headquartered in San Francisco — specializes in crisis communications, brand PR, community relations and multicultural communications.

Fineman PR’s high-profile crisis communications work is nationally recognized. In today’s fast-paced culture of instant media exposure, online defamation and quick-draw lawsuits, its battle-tested experience and strategic resourcefulness guide clients through rough waters. Agency president Michael Fineman is ranked among the nation’s top crisis counselors.

Fineman PR works extensively on reputation building, crisis preparedness, crisis communications and reputation recovery with a wide range of organizations, from schools and municipalities to food companies and Fortune 500 corporations.

Fineman PR’s successful, high-profile crisis work includes helping our client respond to and recover from a national public health crisis, managing consequences from the Santa Barbara “Tea Fire” for a college beset by the firestorm; initiating client-community relations after a tragic apartment complex explosion in Truckee, California; putting a juice company on firm public footing immediately after an E. coli crisis; setting the record straight after media slander of packaged salads; helping resolve labor relations for a highly prestigious medical group in Southern California; and working for so many other clients whose names were successfully kept out of the news.

ICR, 685 Third Ave., 2nd Flr., New York, NY 10017. 646/277-1200. www.icrinc.com. Thomas Ryan, CEO, Don Duffy, Pres.

Institute for Crisis Management
Institute for Crisis Management. 888/708-8351; 24/7/365. dhileman@crisisconsultant.com; www.crisisconsultant.com. Deborah Hileman, Pres. & CEO.

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, 622 Third Ave., 36th Flr., New York, NY 10017. 212/355-4449. www.joelefrank.com. Joele Frank, Mng. Partner, Matthew Sherman, Pres.

Kekst, 437 Madison Ave., 37th Flr., New York, NY 10022. 212/521-4800. www.kekst.com. James Fingeroth, Chmn., Jeremy Fielding, Pres. & CEO.

L.C. Williams & Associates, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #3800, Chicago, IL 60601. 312/565-3900. www.lcwa.com. Kim Blazek Dahlborn, Pres. and CEO, Gary Goodfriend, Exec. VP.

Marketing Maven, 37 W. 37th St., 6th Flr., New York, NY 10018. 212/967-5510. www.MarketingMaven.com. Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President, Andrea Pass, VP of Media Relations.

Montgomery Strategies Group, The, 5711 Ogden Rd., Bethesda, MD 20816. 202/255-0737. mrobinson@tmsgr.com; www.tmsgr.com. Michael W. Robinson, Chairman & CEO.

Padilla, 1101 West River Pkwy., #400, Minneapolis, MN 55415. 612/455-1700. Padillaco.com. Brian Ellis, Exec. VP, Bob McNaney, Sr. VP.

Peppercomm, Inc., 470 Park Ave. South, 4th Flr. North. 212/931-6100. www.peppercomm.com. Steve Cody, Ed Moed, Co-CEOs & Co-Founders.

Pixel/Point Press, PO Box 98, Elazar, Israel. 972542257879. kelli@pixelpointpress.com; bit.ly/P3forCrisisMgmt. Kelli Brown.

Public Communications Inc., One East Wacker Dr., 24th Flr., Chicago, IL 60601. 312/558-1770. www.pcipr.com. Jill Allread, CEO, Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO.

ReviveHealth, 209 10th Ave. South, Suite 214, Nashville, TN 37203. 615/742-7242. thinkrevivehealth.com. Brandon Edwards, Founder & CEO, Joanne Thornton, Founder & Pres.

Sachs Media Group, 114 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. 850/222-1996. www.sachsmedia.com. Ron Sachs, Pres. & CEO.

Sard Verbinnen & Co., 630 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. 212/687-8080. www.sardverb.com. George Sard, Chmn. & CEO, Paul Verbinnen, Pres.

Sitrick And Company, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver, Washington, D.C. 800/288-8809. www.sitrick.com. Michael S. Sitrick, Chmn. and CEO.

Sloane & Company, 7 Times Square, 17th Flr., New York, NY 10036. 212/486-9500. www.sloanepr.com. Whit Clay, Darren Brandt, Co-CEOs.

Solomon McCown & Company, Inc., 177 Milk St., #610, Boston, MA 02109. 617/695-9555. www.solomonmccown.com. Helene Solomon, CEO, Ashley McCown, Pres.

Tellem Grody PR, 30745 PCH, Suite 243, Malibu, CA, 90265. 310/313-3444. www.tellemgrodypr.com. Susan Tellem, Partner.

Weber Shandwick, 909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022. 212/445-8000. www.webershandwick.com. Micho Spring, Chair, Global Corporate Practice.