PR for Finance, Investor Relations & Professional Services

O'Dwyer's Aug. '18 Finacial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR Magazine

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Our annual issue on financial PR and investor relations covers the latest industry trends and includes a special report on PR agencies for professional services firms.

O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 32nd year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.


Financial PR & Investor Relations Firms:

BackBay Communications
 
20 Park Plaza, Suite 801
Boston, MA 02116
617/391-0790
www.backbaycommunications.com
 
33 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0PW
+44 (0) 203 475 7550
 
Bill Haynes, President & CEO
Jen Dowd, COO

BackBay Communications is an integrated public relations and content marketing firm focused on the financial services sector, with special expertise in private equity, asset management and fintech.

BackBay is known for helping companies develop strong brands and raise brand awareness through thought leadership, media relations, research and message development and integrated outsourced marketing campaigns. BackBay has very close relationships with major business and trade media. With fifteen employees and offices in Boston and London, BackBay serves companies across the United States, Europe and elsewhere, leveraging global partners.

BackBay takes a brand-centric, content-driven approach to developing and executing market positioning and integrated communications programs for financial services firms including marketing strategy, content development, creative design and multi-channel distribution of company news and perspectives to build brand awareness, credibility and drive new business for our clients.
Our services include public relations, branding, website development, marketing materials, videos, advertising and social media.

Our industry work and experience includes: Accounting/Advisory, Asset Management, Banks, Financial Technology, Hedge Funds, Insurance, Legal, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Wealth Management.



Beehive Strategic Communication

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

Lisa Hannum, President & CEO
Nicki Gibbs, Senior Vice President
Becky McNamara, CFO
Ayme Zemke, Vice President

Beehive Strategic Communication is a purpose-driven strategic communication firm. We help organizations clarify and align their visions, values and strategies to bold actions that build trust and drive growth — inside and out. We are committed to using the power of communication to build better businesses.

Beehive works nationally on behalf of leading brands in industries ranging from healthcare and education to retail and financial services. We partner with clients to lead with courage in workplace culture, employee engagement, change management, crisis management, purpose, brand positioning and public relations.

Our team of senior strategists has extensive financial services experience serving dozens of national financial services brands, including current clients Associated Bank and Deluxe Corp.



Bliss Integrated Communication
Member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group

500 5th Ave., #1640
New York, NY 10110
212/840-1661
Fax: 212/840-1663
www.blissintegrated.com

Elizabeth Sosnow, Meg Wildrick, Managing Partners
Cortney Stapleton, Partner
Michael Roth, Partner, Healthcare
Vicky Aguiar, SVP
Alexis Odesser, Greg Hassel, Julia Mellon, Keri Toomey, Reed Handley, Sally Slater, Liz DeForest, VPs

To stay ahead of competitors, financial services companies need an agency partner with expertise, creativity and agility—as well as a fierce dedication to results and service. Bliss is built to deliver on these needs.

Bliss Integrated Communication’s award-winning financial services practice specializes in breaking down complex ideas and packaging them into integrated communication campaigns that resonate with stakeholders, investors, intermediaries, partners and customers.

We work with some of the biggest names in asset management, insurance, wealth management, banking and private equity and have expertise in reaching niche audiences, including regulators, advisors, small business owners, Millennials, women, mass affluent and high-net-worth investors.

We’re big enough to impact business performance and nimble enough to pivot quickly when changes mandate fresh thinking or an uncharted approach. With expertise in communication, public relations and marketing strategy and a deep understanding of the financial services space, we are poised to help clients identify the right opportunities to engage and connect.

Bliss team members are intellectually curious, bringing a diversity of experience and thought. Our blend of talent allows us to understand our clients—and their challenges and opportunities—from unique perspectives. We come to the table with proactive ideas that are achievable, on-strategy and high-impact.



Boardroom Communications Inc.

1776 N. Pine Island Rd., #320
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322
954/370-8999
donsil@boardroompr.com
www.boardroompr.com

Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, WPB, Miami

Julie Talenfeld, President
Don Silver, COO

Boardroom Communications is a full-service public relations and integrated digital marketing agency delivering results for many of Florida’s most successful public companies, professionals, corporations and entrepreneurs. We leverage the skills and connections of our staff, which includes former journalists, seasoned PR and marketing professionals and digital strategists — to secure earned media and communicate a consistent message across traditional, social and digital platforms. Clients turn to us when they want creative solutions to increase visibility, establish credibility and ultimately contribute to their reputations, brands and engagement with stockholders and the financial community.



The Bradford Group

2115 Yeaman Place, #210
Nashville, TN 37206
615/515-4888
bradfordgroup.com
info@bradfordgroup.com

Jeff Bradford, CEO
Gina Gallup, EVP & COO
Damon Maida, Vice President

Jeff Bradford, CEO of the Bradford Group.Jeff Bradford, CEO of the Bradford Group.

With decades of experience working with both public and private financial services companies, financial services is a foundational industrial specialty of the Bradford Group. The agency currently represents the largest bank headquartered in Tennessee, the largest independent, trust-based wealth management firm in the Southeastern United States and other financial institutions. For these and our other clients, we provide a wide range of public relations and marketing services, including content creation, digital marketing, social media and more. We understand what it takes for financial services companies to succeed, understand the motivations of their customers, know how to craft marketing strategies that are effective for this industry and have deep contacts in the national financial press.



Butler Associates, LLC

204 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
212/685-4600
TButler@ButlerAssociates.com
www.ButlerAssociates.com

290 Harbor Drive
Workpoint – Shippan Landing
Stamford, CT 06902

Thomas P. Butler, President

Butler Associates earned the PRSA-New York’s 2018 Best Legal Marketing and Communications Campaign award, following 2016’s Best Business Campaign & Best Public Affairs Campaign honors. Presenting the 2018 award to Tom Butler is PRSA-NY President Sharon Fenster.Butler Associates earned the PRSA-New York’s 2018 Best Legal Marketing and Communications Campaign award, following 2016’s Best Business Campaign & Best Public Affairs Campaign honors. Presenting the 2018 award to Tom Butler is PRSA-NY President Sharon Fenster.

Photo credit: PRSA-New York.

Butler Associates is winner of the PRSA-NY’s 2018 Best Legal & Communications Campaign award and likewise in 2016 was honored with the PRSA-NY’s Best Business Campaign and Best Public Affairs Campaign achievement.  Serving clients since 1996, our firm provides strong, effective corporate, financial, legal, crisis and public affairs strategies that have positive, lasting impacts.

Whether a client’s need is a shareholder campaign, CEO-level messaging, brand awareness, or long-range strategic planning, Butler Associates prides itself on developing and nurturing key issues as well as relationships that effectively build and sustain our client’s reputation and brand.

Butler Associates continually achieves significant visibility, spotlights corporate and financial leaders, leads or supports winning campaigns, delivers clear and crisp messaging for a diverse range of clients.  Our team includes seasoned professionals who are committed to their clients and deliver consistent, measurable results.

The industries we advocate for include the finance, banking, real estate, construction, legal, medical, telecommunications, high-tech, travel, hospitality and food sectors.



Dukas Linden Public Relations

100 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
212/704-7385
info@dlpr.com
www.dlpr.com

Richard Dukas, Chairman & CEO
Seth Linden, President
Zach Leibowitz, Executive VP

Richard Dukas, Chairman and CEO; and Seth Linden, President, Dukas Linden Public Relations.Richard Dukas, Chairman and CEO;
and Seth Linden, President, Dukas Linden Public Relations
.

We’re driven by a passion to deliver targeted strategies and creative solutions that provide measurable benefits to clients — and help their businesses grow and succeed. Our full suite of integrated communications services includes: comprehensive messaging and media relations across multiple platforms, content development, crisis and special situations communications, online reputation management and internal communications.

We serve clients globally through a strategic partnership with one of the U.K.’s ten largest PR firms.

DLPR’s clients include both well-known and emerging companies in key areas of finance, including: mutual funds, ETFs, wealth management, hedge funds and private equity, institutional investing, and investment banking. DLPR has proven professional services experience within accounting, business consulting, compliance, cybersecurity, economics, risk management, management consulting and law. DLPR also has strong experience in fintech and B2B technology.

Clients: ARK-Invest, Adams Street Partners, BlueMountain Capital, Brandes Investment Partners, Brightstar Capital Partners, Brown Advisory, Eaton Partners, EisnerAmper, Global X Management, JMP Group, Muddy Waters, Navigant, OMAM, Raymond James and Stern NYU.



Edelman

250 Hudson St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
212/768-0550
Fax: 212/704-0117
www.edelman.com

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.



Feintuch Communications

245 Park Ave., 39th Floor
New York, NY 10167
212/808-4900
henry@feintuchpr.com
www.feintuchcommunications.com
www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director

Richard Anderson, head of Feintuch Communications’ financial services practice.Richard Anderson, head of Feintuch Communications’ financial services practice.

Feintuch Communications (FC) provides integrated financial communications services to public and private companies seeking to raise capital. We have a strong grasp of the interplay between investor communications and media relations and counsel our clients on how to integrate key messages for both audiences. Our senior team helps companies to fine-tune their corporate story for the investment community and their market position and differentiation to the business and trade press. 

The firm has a particular expertise in preparing for and counseling companies in crisis situations involving the SEC, DOJ and other types of government investigations. We provide strategic IR services in-house and partner with best-of-breed providers to deliver a full IR platform including corporate positioning, institutional and sell-side targeting, IPO consulting and road shows, conference call preparation, shareholder letters, M&A advice, speaking platforms and more. We also help privately held companies with registered debt tell their stories to the financial media.

Financial practice head Rick Anderson is a former chair of PRSA’s financial communications section. FC is a founding member and our principal is CFO of PR World Alliance, an international alliance of premier independent PR and IR consultancies.



Financial Profiles

11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1920
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310/478-2700
mconlon@finprofiles.com
www.finprofiles.com

875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60611
312/337-3388

2225 East Bayshore Rd., Suite 106
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650/993-7000

Moira Conlon, President

Moira Conlon, President, Financial Profiles.Moira Conlon, President, Financial Profiles.

Financial Profiles is a strategic communications firm that specializes in creating client value in terms of reputation, valuation, capital, talent or other measurable results. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the firm, which was founded in 2007 by a group of recognized industry professionals with deep knowledge of communications, finance and journalism.

Financial Profiles partners with public companies, pre-IPO companies and asset management firms for strategic counsel and advice, expertise in value-based corporate positioning and messaging, and access to investors, analysts and the press. The firm offers a range of specialized services including fully outsourced and project-based investor relations, IPO preparation, M&A support, strategic advisory services, corporate positioning and narrative, media training and media relations, and crisis preparation and management.

The firm has a track record of success in leveraging best-in-class communications to help companies differentiate and distinguish themselves, enhance their credibility, and build Wall Street and media support that leads to growth and access to capital. The firm takes a research-based, customized and proactive approach to each client engagement, and nimbly applies the best talent for each client need from a diverse set of skills and expertise with the goal of achieving measurable ROI. This has led to long-term client partnerships and repeat client engagements.

Financial Profiles’ distinct and successful financial services practice serves banks, REITs, specialty finance, as well as asset managers. The firm also works with companies across a variety of sectors including consumer, outsourced services, industrials, energy, technology, clean tech, and agricultural, and has substantial experience with companies in newly established categories, sectors or asset classes.

In addition to our financial communications practice, clients often engage us for B2C communications, including brand positioning, research, peer group analysis, media strategy, content creation and marketing, and digital and social media strategy. 

Clients appreciate the firm’s keen understanding of business and how Wall Street and the media work, including the changing landscape.  Financial Profiles has strong relationships with analysts, investors and the press, and success in placing media stories in outlets that most impact business reputation and results.

Client engagements include Aristotle Capital Management, Byline Bancorp, Columbia Banking System, Inc., Crop One Holdings, Duluth Trading Co., General Finance Corporation, Midland States Bancorp, National Association of Theater Owners, Oaktree Capital, Sterling Bancorp, Inc., STORE Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, Two Harbors Investment Corp., Victory Capital, Western Asset Mortgage Capital, William Lyon Homes, among others.



FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

88 Pine Street, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
212/850-5600
www.fticommunications.com
 
Mark McCall, Global Segment Leader

As a leading global communications consultancy with more than 30 years of experience advising management teams and boards of directors, FTI Strategic Communications has an extensive track record of helping clients engage with their key stakeholders in order to protect their freedom to operate and advance their business interests.

Our financial communications professionals provide an unparalleled combination of deep sector expertise, local market knowledge, and broad capabilities in M&A communications, restructuring and financial issues, investor relations, corporate governance, proxy fights and shareholder activism, corporate reputation, digital and social media, and employee engagement. We counsel public and private companies on a wide range of scenarios, including transformative and bolt-on acquisitions, friendly and hostile takeovers, initial public offerings, capital raises, and activism defense.  We approach each situation with a focus on foundational message development along with disciplined and nimble scenario-based planning that draws on our prior experience, but is unique to the situation at hand, to anticipate various contingencies and potential outcomes, while ensuring coordinated and consistent communications.

FTI Strategic Communications’ approach to financial communications is grounded in the understanding that every stakeholder — including investors, analysts, regulatory agencies, elected officials, journalists, employees, partners, vendors and NGOs – must be considered. To that end, our integrated suite of services in financial communications, corporate reputation and public affairs in all the major markets around the world provide a holistic solution for clients that is unmatched in the industry.



G&S Business Communications

Worldwide Headquarters
60 East 42nd Street, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10165
212/697-2600
www.gscommunications.com
learnmore@gscommunications.com

Luke Lambert, President and CEO
Mary C. Buhay, Senior Vice President, Marketing

G&S Business Communications knows the value of a reputation based on trust and performance. We provide financial and professional services clients with strategic counsel to gain the competitive edge in a high-stakes marketplace.

With headquarters in New York, offices in Chicago, Raleigh and Basel, Switzerland, and affiliates in 50+ countries, you can rely on our extensive experience representing some of the world’s leading business technology companies, data security and risk management firms, insurance providers, accounting firms, trade associations, and other institutions. We also advise enterprises and their investors in the emerging fields of agtech, cleantech and fintech.

From crisis and issues management to relationship building, we help mitigate risk and strengthen your market position. We also provide communication and disclosure strategies for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting.

Leverage our broad array of services: B2B customer experience (CX) studies, brand strategy, content strategy, corporate reputation management, creative, digital and social media, employee engagement, experiential marketing, insights and analytics, business and trade media relations, and sustainability and CSR.



Gladstone Place Partners

485 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212/230-5930
www.gladstoneplace.com

Steven Lipin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lauren Odell, Partner and Chief Operating Officer
 
Gladstone Place Partners’ diverse and experienced team is designed to meet the evolving strategic communications needs of leading companies’ CEOs, boards of directors and heads of communications. We are a highly focused firm with four core practice areas: financial communications, corporate reputation and strategic positioning, issues management and corporate governance communications.

Clear communications and effective engagement with a wide range of constituents are critical to the business success and long-term reputations of our clients. As a new firm with decades of experience of business, our professionals put their collective base of knowledge to work in helping companies and organizations navigate complex and sensitive matters, bringing to bear a relentless focus on sound independent advice and best-in-class execution. We understand the complexity and super-charged nature of today’s communications environment, which is why we have social and digital capabilities embedded in our DNA.

Clients seek out Gladstone Place for counsel on a range of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, shareholder activism, IPOs & spinoffs, crisis situations, strategic positioning issues, and corporate governance communications.

Gladstone Place strives to build long-term, trusted relationships by delivering the highest quality work product, paired with uncompromising ethics, integrity and judgment. We are a highly-focused firm, determined to always be there for our clients’ most critical communications needs. Our work is underpinned by a culture of strong ethics, professional excellence, high integrity, meritocracy and diversity.



ICR

685 Third Ave., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
646/277-1200
tom.ryan@icrinc.com
www.icrinc.com
 
Thomas Ryan, CEO (tom.ryan@icrinc.com)
Don Duffy, Pres. (don.duffy@icrinc.com);
Scott Tangney, Managing Director (scott.tangney@ircinc.com)
 
Established in 1998, ICR partners, with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs and advisory services that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in the world, maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, New York, San Francisco, and Beijing.



IMRE, LLC

909 Ridgebrook Rd., Suite 300
Sparks, MD 21152
410/821-8220
Fax: 815/550-1030
davei@imre.com
www.imre.com

Christine Pierpoint, Senior Vice President
Brian Simmons, Vice President of Client Relations

6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
Los Angeles, CA 90048
213/289-9190

60 Broad St., Suite 3600B
New York, NY 10004
917/477-4800

Imre is the transformative financial services communications agency of today. Our approach focuses on the real people we are trying to reach instead of mass communications to the “public”. It’s a people-led approach that takes consideration of the earned, owned and paid channels in which people we’re targeting spend their time. It’s experiential, diverse and proven to deliver results.

We don’t earn impressions, we earn attention. By placing the consumer at the center of our strategy and working to uncover the shared value between consumers, brands and publishers, we facilitate valued information exchanges by modern media that’s individually relevant.

Our dedicated financial services team has in-depth industry knowledge and helps brands to break down silos, navigate compliance and take bold new steps to engage audiences across mediums. Our portfolio of financial clients includes T. Rowe Price, Principal and Guardian Life. Imre’s offices are located in New York, Los Angeles and Baltimore.



Intermarket Communications

425 Madison Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10017
212/888-6115
mmosbacher@intermarket.com
mzachowski@intermarket.com

Martin Mosbacher and Matt Zachowski, Partners

Intermarket Communications is a leading independent provider of public relations and marketing services to clients in the global financial services industry as well as select 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, top business schools, 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.



JConnelly

135 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
646/922-7770
ccherry@jconnelly.com
www.jconnelly.com

Jennifer Connelly, CEO
Carol Graumann, President
Michelle Pittman, Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Cherry, Director of Client Services
Steven Stoke, Managing Director, Interactive Productions
Ray Hennessey, Chief Innovation Officer

JConnelly is a communications and marketing agency with offices in NYC, NJ and Chicago. With public relations at our core, we transform our clients’ businesses and brands by giving them our best on two critical fronts: as communications professionals at the cutting edge of the industry and as individuals who care about the health and well-being of our relationships.

We partner with brands to help them expand awareness, connect and engage with clients and stakeholders, influence change, amplify online presence and build community. We design and execute campaigns that are mission driven to deliver business-critical results. Our capabilities include a mix of public relations, content, video, social and crisis communications.

The clients we serve are financial organizations, highly regulated companies, high-profile executives and personalities, consumer products and brands, lifestyle and luxury brands and startups.



Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

622 Third Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/355-4449
www.joelefrank.com

1 Sansome Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Joele Frank, Managing Partner
Matthew Sherman, President

Joele Frank provides effective and disciplined communications counsel and support to help our clients take control in advancing their business and strategic objectives.

Our clients range from large, global public corporations to smaller, private enterprises across many industries. Our professionals have been recognized by our peers, the financial community and journalists for their quality work, strategic acumen and creative approach to challenging issues. The firm’s practice areas include investor relations, corporate communications, transaction communications, shareholder activism and corporate governance, crisis communications and special situations, litigation support, restructuring and bankruptcy, and private equity.

Joele Frank consistently ranks among the top PR firms in announced M&A transactions, defense against activist investors, and restructuring.



Kekst

437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212/521-4800
www.kekst.com

James Fingeroth, Chairman
Jeremy Fielding, President & CEO

Many companies or institutions will confront unforeseen events that could alter their future, pose unprecedented challenges and potentially set them on a new course that will redefine the organization and significantly impact key stakeholders. What is required in these circumstances is an expert, experienced, strategic communications partner to work with senior management and a Board of Directors to: articulate a new business strategy and a vision for success; explain an enterprise-transforming event and its significance; successfully navigate complex business challenges or crises; build trust and support among key stakeholders; and strengthen the organization’s credibility, reputation and brand.

Successful execution requires superior counsel, judgment and expertise, broad experience, and a comprehensive, effective and intelligent approach for communicating to all stakeholders. For over 45 years companies and institutions around the world have selected and relied on Kekst to provide that counsel and support across a wide range of disciplines including: corporate & financial communications; specialized investor relations; mergers & acquisitions, shareholders activism & corporate governance; IPOs & spinoffs; crisis communications; bankruptcy and restructurings; and litigation and regulatory support.



Lambert, Edwards & Associates

1420 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
mhouston@lambert.com ­
313/309-9506

Jeff Lambert, Founder/CEO
Don Hunt, Managing Director/Partner
Bill Nowling, Managing Director/Partner
Lance Knapp, Chief Financial Officer
Laura Godfrey, Senior Director, Talent & Culture
Arlen-Dean Gaddy, National Director, Business Development
Matt Jackson, Senior Director, Public Relations
Mike Houston, Senior Director, Investor Relations
 
Lambert, Edwards & Associates (Lambert) was founded in 1998 with a vision to become a leading national agency with cross-functional capabilities in investor relations AND public relations. Throughout its 20-year history, Lambert has achieved strong collective growth thanks to a team of national caliber people, and is committed to supporting clients and their businesses, the communities it serves and the individuals it counsels.

Lambert is rooted in financial communications, and this business mindset differentiates the Company from its national peers, serving middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries. The firm’s recent acquisition of financial communications firm Owen Blicksilver marks Lambert’s fifth acquisition and bolstered the capital markets, M&A and private equity specializations with a highly experienced team and New York City office for the combined firms’ more than 150 clients.



Padilla

1101 West River Parkway
Suite 400 (Headquarters)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/455-1700
PadillaCo.com

Mike Mulvihill, Executive Vice President, Corporate Practice
Matt Sullivan, Vice President
David Heinsch, Vice President

Padilla is a top 10 independent public relations and communication company comprised of 210 employee-owners. Padilla builds, grows and protects brands and reputations worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations, crisis and critical issues management, and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS.

Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble College, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Hass Avocado Board, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, Sanofi Pasteur, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery and Welch’s.

Padilla has provided investor relations and financial communication services to a variety of clients including, Allianz Life of North America, Patterson Companies, Inc., The Mosaic Company, LPL Financial, Church Mutual Insurance Company, Piper Jaffray and Transamerica.

Padilla is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 143 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Make a connection at PadillaCo.com.



Peppercomm, Inc.

470 Park Ave. South
4th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
hello@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Partner & Managing director
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & Managing director
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Managing Director

Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London. The firm connects brands, messages and people through data-driven insights, cross-channel communications and brilliant customer experience. Employing an omni-channel approach, the company uses customer insights to determine the right mix of tools and platforms to help clients reach, engage and influence customers along their path to purchase.

Founded in 1995, Peppercomm has received numerous accolades, including The Holmes Report’s North American Corporate/B2B Agency of the Year and Bulldog Reporter’s Midsized Agency of the Year. The agency has been listed as one of Fortune’s 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces and 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads.

Services include Branding, Content Strategy & Development, Creative Services, Crisis Management, Digital Solutions, Experiential, Insights & Strategy, Licensing, Public Relations & Social Media and Research & Measurement.

For more information, visit www.peppercomm.com.



Prosek Partners

105 Madison Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212/279-3115; fax: 212/279-3117
jprosek@prosek.com
www.prosek.com

Partners: Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Caroline Gibson, Karen Niovitch Davis

Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. We deliver an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy to the financial and business-to-business sectors. Our “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas and unmatched results to every client engagement.

• We are a rare hybrid; a corporate communications firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked deal shop and a comprehensive investor relations practice. We provide trusted counsel to executives and boards.

• Prosek investment management clients collectively manage more than $15.8 trillion globally.

• Through our gateway office in London and network of partner agencies, we can deliver for clients in major business and financial centers around the world.

• We are an “Army of Entrepreneurs™.” Our creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals.

• Our transactions communications and issues and crisis management services, as well as strategic digital capabilities, allow us to meet clients’ evolving needs.



Rasky Partners

70 Franklin St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
617/443-9933

555 11th Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20004
202/530-7700

Larry Rasky, Chairman & CEO
Ron Walker, COO
George Cronin, Managing Director
Justine Griffin, Managing Director

Rasky Partners is a nationally recognized public and government relations firm with nearly three decades of experience providing exceptional client service to organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media.

With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., Rasky Partners offers a comprehensive range of services including media strategy and public relations, government relations, reputation management, crisis communication and digital media to financial clients, including large banks and small, private equity funds and major insurers to help them achieve their business goals and improve their bottom lines.

As an independent firm, Rasky Partners has the flexibility and resources to address complex communications challenges with a commitment to serve our clients’ interests first. We are dedicated to providing consistent, strategic hands-on engagement at all levels, as each client team — including the senior professionals — is highly engaged, from the beginning to the end of each client engagement.



RF|Binder

950 3rd Ave., Floor 7
New York, NY 10024

Amy Binder, CEO
Joseph Fisher, Vice Chairman
David Schraeder, Executive Managing Director

The RF|Binder Corporate & Financial Services practice has worked with some of the most recognized brands across retail banking, asset management, brokerage, mutual funds, financial technology, insurance, professional services, and private equity. Our fully integrated communications team works closely with the firm’s integrated planning and analytics practice to develop and execute measurable programs closely tied to business objectives. We help organizations with all layers of their communication programming, from narratives and messaging, media relations, executive positioning, thought leadership, and corporate social impact programming, to implementing B2B/B2C communications initiatives, including social and digital media programming, content campaigns, branding and design, influencer relations, and more. Our team brings a broad understanding of the regulatory and compliance issues that govern communications around financial service companies and products, and take a consultative approach with our clients.



Sard Verbinnen & Co.

630 Third Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/687-8080
inquiries@sardverb.com
www.sardverb.com

George Sard, Chairman & CEO
Paul Verbinnen, President

Sard Verbinnen & Co (SVC) is a leading strategic corporate and financial communications firm recognized for its work in M&A, corporate positioning and profile raising, shareholder activism, restructurings, corporate governance, public affairs executive changes, crisis communications, special situations, litigation support, IPOs and cybersecurity.

With more than 200 employees across its eight offices in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Houston, and Hong Kong, SVC’s highly experienced senior professionals are uniquely positioned to provide high quality, objective advice and execution support to clients across a broad range of industries.  SVC professionals draw on deep experience in finance, law, media, public affairs, corporate governance, and investor relations.

Founded in 1992, SVC’s services and capabilities include media relations, investor relations, market intelligence, perception studies, brand awareness, creative digital content production, video production, social media and online communications, customer and partner communications, employee communications and issue advocacy. 



Stanton

880 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212/366-5300
Fax: 212/366-5301
astanton@stantonprm.com
www.stantonprm.com

520 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
510/635-4150

Alex Stanton, CEO
Tom Faust, Pat Harden, Charlyn Lusk, Managing Directors
Liam Collopy, Katrin Lieberwirth, George Sopko, Vice Presidents

Stanton provides strategic public relations and brand marketing to clients across a spectrum of industry sectors and sizes — from global firms to mid-size leaders and entrepreneurial enterprises. Clients are attracted to — and find a home at — our firm because we deliver a unique blend of smart strategy, strong relationships, innovative thinking and first-class execution that produces business-changing results.

With offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, we are a full-service agency supporting our clients across a variety of communications disciplines including media relations, brand messaging, content development and marketing, executive visibility, thought leadership, digital and print marketing, reputation & crisis management, senior executive counsel, and social media. Our deep understanding of the business world and the media covering it allows us to position clients effectively within a broader context. Our senior professionals spend the majority of their time on client work, ask tough questions, challenge assumptions, and suggest bold solutions. Flexibility, collaboration, responsiveness, and bureaucracy-free service are the hallmarks of our client relationships.



Trevelino/Keller

981 Joseph Lowery Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318
404/214-0722 X106 and X105
dtrevelino@trevelinokeller.com
gkeller@trevelinokeller.com
www.trevelinokeller.com
www.groovy-studios.com

The region’s fintech leaders gather at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta for a sold out Fintech South Conference with public relations and promotion
managed by Trevelino/Keller on behalf of the Technology Association of Georgia.The region’s fintech leaders gather at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta for a sold out Fintech South Conference with public relations and promotion
managed by Trevelino/Keller on behalf of the Technology Association of Georgia.

Coming off of representing Georgia’s defining moment in financial services, the Fintech South Conference in collaboration with the Technology Association of Georgia, Trevelino/Keller has tremendous momentum heading into the second half of 2018. Based in one of the strongest financial services and fintech markets in the country, Atlanta-based Trevelino/Keller has built a balanced financial services practice, cutting across fintech and traditional financial services, including peer to peer lending, credit unions, payment processing, factoring, merchant cash advances, cyber security software and data analytics to name a few. Representing emerging, middle market and national brands, the agency gravitates towards four distinct communities — disruptive forces, category pioneers, unknown leaders and wonder women.  Its suite of services includes public relations, digital/social marketing, demand generation and creative services.

Having successfully solidified its position as one of the preeminent technology firms in the Southeast, its financial services practice integrates into the firm’s existing base of business and consumer experience. Following one of its most successful years, ranked as the 10th fastest growing firm in the US and second fastest in the Southeast, the firm has moved from a service-focused to an outcome-driven philosophy, building customized programs around growth, value, leadership and engagement.   Owning the industry’s number one retention rate, having lost one staffer to an agency in 15 years, the firm is known for its progressive, culture-rich programs like Red With Ted, CooleafPro, Farm to T/K and Greenworks. For more information, visit trevelinokeller.com.



Vested

22 W. 38th St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
917/765-8720
info@fullyvested.com
www.fullyvested.com
Twitter.com/vestedsays

3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn
London EC1N2SW, UK
+44 (0)203 890 8122

232 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Dan Simon, CEO, dan@fullyvested.com
Binna Kim, President, binna@fullyvested.com
Ishviene Arora, COO, ishviene@fullyvested.com
Elspeth Rothwell, UK CEO, elspeth@fullyvested.com

Vested is a global and integrated digital communications firm catering to financial and fintech clients. The firm’s founders created Vested in 2015 with a vision to be different — different about the work we do and how we approach it; and also different about the people we employ and how we treat them. Our unique approach merges deep financial expertise with creativity to deliver award-winning, integrated campaigns for our global clients.

Entrepreneurial to the core, Vested is a founding member of the Global Fintech PR Network and launched the industry’s first agency-run investment group, Vested Ventures.

Say hello at info@fullyvested.com.

The agency supports a range of firms across the financial spectrum, from established global institutions to disruptive fintech startups, such as: Avanade, Axioma, Backstop Solutions, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Tradebook, BNY Mellon, Boston Private, Cambria, ClearStructure, Current, Diebold Nixdorf, DTCC, Elevate Credit, Finastra, Golub Capital, Mediant, Morgan Stanley, Museum of American Finance, Oakam, PeerStreet, Remesh, Quantitative Brokers, REX, Rockefeller Capital Management, SmartBiz Loans, Virtus Real Estate, Wirecard and WorldRemit.



Water & Wall Group

19 West 21st Street, Suite 1202
New York, NY. 10010
212/625-2363
www.waterandwallgroup.com

Andrew Healy, Co-founder and Partner
Scott Sunshine, Co-founder and Partner

Water & Wall Group is an award-winning integrated communications and marketing agency specializing in earned media, content strategy/development, branding, design, and crisis communications. Our team has helped countless financial and professional services entities build their brands, articulate investment intelligencia, ironclad their reputations, navigate crises and drive asset flows. We’ve worked with some of the best-known brands in the industry, and helped others grow from emerging businesses into household names. Our financial industry experience includes retail/institutional asset managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, VC firms, ETF providers, wealth managers, fintech companies, investment consultants and more. And our professional services experience extends to law and accounting firms, management and regulatory change consultants, executive compensation specialists and real estate companies. We’re as careful at selecting our clients as they are at selecting us, and if we work together, you can be certain you’ll have our undivided attention, out-of-the-box thinking and unwavering commitment to your success.



Professional Services PR Firms:

5W Public Relations

230 Park Ave., 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10169
212/999-5585
Fax: 646/328-1711
info@5wpr.com
www.5wpr.com

Ronn D. Torossian, Pres. & CEO
Dara Busch, Matthew Caiola, Exec. VPs

Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.

Our 150 tenacious and creative communications practitioners develop and execute creative campaigns that connect our clients with their target audiences in memorable ways. Every aspect of our programs is designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.

5WPR’s diverse roster of clients includes Sparkling ICE, All-Clad, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter, The Trade Desk, Wendy Williams and Zeta Global. Our innovative programs have received recognition and we have won many awards including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.

Clients: Aerosoles, All-Clad Metalcrafters, Ashley Stewart, BornFree, Bowlmor AMF, Camp Bow Wow, CheapOAir.com, Crepe Erase, Decléor, Diono, Duane Reade, Ethique, Empire Government Strategies, FULLBEAUTY Brands, Gray Line New York, GoHealth, Hess Toy Trucks, IMUSA USA, Indie Beauty Expo, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter, JustWorks, KRUPS, Lenda, Lifestyles Condoms, Loews Hotels, McDonald’s, Medifast, Millennium Hotels, Patina Restaurant Group, Payoneer, Publisher’s Clearing House, Purity Vodka, Rowenta, RxAdvance, SAP NS2, Servcorp, SMEG, Sparkling ICE by Talking Rain, Spring Owl Asset Management Storyblocks, Sure Fit, T-Fal, The Jackie Robinson Foundation, The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, The Peebles Corp., The Trade Desk, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Wendy Williams, Inc., Zeta Global and ZICO Coconut Water.



BackBay Communications
 
20 Park Plaza, Suite 801
Boston, MA 02116
617/391-0790
www.backbaycommunications.com
 
33 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0PW
+44 (0)203 475 7550
 
Bill Haynes, President & CEO
Jen Dowd, COO

BackBay Communications is an integrated public relations and content marketing firm focused on the financial services sector, with special expertise in private equity, asset management and fintech.

BackBay is known for helping companies develop strong brands and raise brand awareness through thought leadership, media relations, research and message development and integrated outsourced marketing campaigns. BackBay has very close relationships with major business and trade media. With fifteen employees and offices in Boston and London, BackBay serves companies across the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, leveraging global partners.

BackBay takes a brand-centric, content-driven approach to developing and executing market positioning and integrated communications programs for financial services firms including marketing strategy, content development, creative design and multi-channel distribution of company news and perspectives to build brand awareness, credibility and drive new business for our clients.

Our services include public relations, branding, website development, marketing materials, videos, advertising and social media.

Our industry work and experience includes: Accounting/Advisory, Asset Management, Banks, Financial Technology, Hedge Funds, Insurance, Legal, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Wealth Management.



Bliss Integrated Communication
Member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group

500 5th Ave., #1640
New York, NY 10110
212/840-1661
Fax: 212/840-1663
www.blissintegrated.com
 
Elizabeth Sosnow, Meg Wildrick, Managing Partners
Cortney Stapleton, Partner
Michael Roth, Partner, Healthcare
Vicky Aguiar, SVP
Alexis Odesser, Greg Hassel, Julia Mellon, Keri Toomey, Reed Handley, Sally Slater, Liz DeForest, VPs

Bliss Integrated Communication’s roots in professional services run four decades deep. We count among our clients some of the nation’s leading consulting, law and accounting firms, non-profits and associations, as well as innovative technology-enabled B2B solutions providers. Our clients operate across industries, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare and technology, as well as those who live “in between.”

Because professional services companies go to market on intangibles (ideas, expertise, education, advocacy and services), we create messages that codify our clients’ unique selling propositions to help them stay consistently visible in the media and relentlessly valuable to the markets they serve. Bliss is energized by translating complex ideas into differentiated marketing programs that are achievable, on-strategy and high-impact. We treat our clients’ businesses as our own, diving deep to build a seamless understanding of their brand, goals and path to growth. We are channel-agnostic, focused foremost on helping clients attract and retain the right audiences at the right time in the sales cycle.



Butler Associates, LLC

204 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
212-685-4600
TButler@ButlerAssociates.com
www.ButlerAssociates.com

290 Harbor Drive
Workpoint – Shippan Landing
Stamford, CT 06902

Thomas P. Butler, President

Butler Associates earned the PRSA-New York’s 2018 Best Legal Marketing and Communications Campaign award, following 2016’s Best Business Campaign & Best Public Affairs Campaign honors. Presenting the 2018 award to Tom Butler is PRSA-NY President Sharon Fenster.Butler Associates earned the PRSA-New York’s 2018 Best Legal Marketing and Communications Campaign award, following 2016’s Best Business Campaign & Best Public Affairs Campaign honors. Presenting the 2018 award to Tom Butler is PRSA-NY President Sharon Fenster.

Photo credit: PRSA-New York.

Butler Associates is winner of the PRSA-NY’s 2018 Best Legal & Communications Campaign award and likewise in 2016 was honored with the PRSA-NY’s Best Business Campaign and Best Public Affairs Campaign achievement.  Serving clients since 1996, our firm provides strong, effective corporate, financial, legal, crisis and public affairs strategies that have positive, lasting impacts.

Whether a client’s need is a shareholder campaign, CEO-level messaging, brand awareness, or long-range strategic planning, Butler Associates prides itself on developing and nurturing key issues as well as relationships that effectively build and sustain our clients’ reputation and brand.

Butler Associates continually achieves significant visibility, spotlights corporate and financial leaders, leads or supports winning campaigns, and delivers clear and crisp messaging for a diverse range of clients. Our team includes seasoned professionals who are committed to their clients and deliver consistent, measurable results.

The industries we advocate for include the finance, banking, real estate, construction, legal, medical, telecommunications, high-tech, travel, hospitality and food sectors.



Edelman

250 Hudson St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
212/768-0550
Fax: 212/704-0117
www.edelman.com

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.



Feintuch Communications

245 Park Ave., 39th Floor
New York, NY 10167
212/808-4900
henry@feintuchpr.com
www.feintuchcommunications.com
www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director

Feintuch management team (l-r): Henry Feintuch, Rick Anderson, Richard Roher, Doug Wright.Feintuch management team (l-r): Henry Feintuch, Rick Anderson, Richard Roher, Doug Wright.

Feintuch Communications is an award-winning b-to-b firm with extensive experience in working with professional services organizations. We’ve supported law firms, accounting firms and real estate developers. We also enjoy deep experience in working with market research, advertising, branding, digital media and media buying companies.

We colloborate with our clients to help package the core essence of their offerings and what makes them a standout in their field. Then, we develop a strategy and smart marketing/PR campaign to help build their brand, burnish their thought leadership and generate leads/revenue. Tactics typically include strategic media relations (business, financial, trade), speaking platforms, special events, social media, association marketing and awards/honors programs.

Our firm is a founding member of PR World Alliance, an international alliance of premier independent communications consultancies. Clients can leverage our network to implement projects throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Our principal is CFO of PRWA and a past president of PRSA-NY.



Hope-Beckham Inc.

1900 Century Place, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30345
404/604-2600
www.hopebeckham.com
Twitter: @HBIpr

Bob Hope, President& Co-Founder
bhope@hopebeckham.com
Paul Beckham, Chairman & Co-Founder
pbeckham@hopebeckham.com

Bob Hope and Paul Beckham are two of the most well-known names in public relations and have been since well before the inception of Hope-Beckham Inc. in 1994. Their vast backgrounds helped pave the way for a firm known for staying up-to-date on the latest trends in public relations. They’re often asked to advise clients how to navigate choppy waters, and their deliverables keep those clients coming back for more of their innovative ideas.

Both are active in the community and sit on numerous boards including Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (Bob) and Emory Center for Ethics (Paul). They consider their clients “friends” and their “friends” are some of the most recognizable names in Atlanta. As members of Rotary Club of Atlanta, they never miss an opportunity to network with established businesses and start-ups alike.
According to this dynamic duo, “Connectivity and know-how result in award-winning big ideas!”



ICR

685 Third Ave., 2nd Flr.
New York, NY 10017
646/277-1200
phil.denning@icrinc.com
www.icrinc.com
 
Phil Denning, Partner, ICR
(Phil.Denning@icrinc.com)
 
ICR’s professional and business services team brings several decades of experience working with large and midsized accounting firms, top business advisors and management consultancies, global law firms, talent and executive search firms and other critical services organizations. Our innovative campaigns for service organizations have earned the most prestigious industry awards. As one of the largest independent corporate communications agencies in North America, we can create teams with the exact experience and skills needed to achieve your business objectives, raise your profile and address the most challenging assignments.

We design thought leadership programs that engage top influencers, including top-tier media, and feature our clients’ insights and solutions in traditional and digital channels. Starting with a proprietary immersion process, we create a road map with a best-in-class integrated program involving positioning, messaging, media relations, executive visibility, content, social media, marketing, digital communications, measurement and more.



Infinite Global

205 E. 42nd St., 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/838-0220
www.infiniteglobal.com
www.linkedin.com/company/ infiniteglobal/
twitter.com/igc_us
 
Additional offices: San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, London
 
Jamie Diaferia, Founder & CEO
Zach Olsen, President
 
For nearly two decades, Infinite Global has been one of the world’s largest public relations and communications agencies focusing on the professional services sector.

Our roots are in the legal industry, where our unrivaled depth of knowledge allows us to provide counsel to the world’s largest, most profitable and most specialized law firms. Other professional services firms and corporations look to our PR, branding and content teams for a nuanced understanding of their businesses and how a communications strategy can best support their goals.

Our unwavering client focus is what sets us apart. Our approach and success earns accolades from our clients and peers, including winning The National Law Journal’s “Best PR Firm” award six years running. But the most flattering honor we receive is the vote of confidence from our clients who retain us year after year.



Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

622 Third Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/355-4449
www.joelefrank.com

1 Sansome Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Joele Frank, Managing Partner
Matthew Sherman, President

Joele Frank provides effective and disciplined communications counsel and support to help our clients take control in advancing their business and strategic objectives.

Our clients range from large, global public corporations to smaller, private enterprises across many industries. Our professionals have been recognized by our peers, the financial community and journalists for their quality work, strategic acumen and creative approach to challenging issues. The firm’s practice areas include investor relations, corporate communications, transaction communications, shareholder activism and corporate governance, crisis communications and special situations, litigation support, restructuring and bankruptcy, and private equity.

Joele Frank consistently ranks among the top PR firms in announced M&A transactions, defense against activist investors, and restructurings.



Konnect Agency

888 S. Figueroa St., #1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213/988-8344
info@konnectagency.com
www.konnectagency.com

Additional office locations: NYC, Austin

Sabina Gault, CEO
Monica Guzman, COO
Amanda Bialek, Vice President
Carmen Hernandez, Managing Director

Konnect Agency CEO Sabina Gault leading her team through a strategy exercise.Konnect Agency CEO Sabina Gault leading her team through a strategy exercise.

With unmatched business acumen, Konnect Agency provides public relations, social media, marketing and content creation services for companies within the professional services sector. Understanding that every business and industry has nuances, Konnect dedicates itself to fully understanding their clients’ brands, so as to develop strategic campaigns that reach the target audience. Konnect is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in NYC and Austin. Konnect serves clients in the professional services sector in areas including: finance, graphic design, branding, consulting and much more.



Perry Communications Group

980 9th Street, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
916/658-0144
www.perrycom.com
@PerryCommGroup

Kassy Perry, President & CEO
Julia Spiess Lewis, Senior Vice President
 
Perry Communications Group is an award-winning public affairs and strategic communications firm. Led by Kassy Perry, PCG shapes ideas, galvanizes opinion and influences decisions leading to social, regulatory and legislative change. The PCG team helps clients positively impact public policy issues not only in Sacramento, but throughout California and the U.S.

PCG tackles high-profile issues such as health care, energy, and the environment on behalf of corporate interests and not-for-profits.

Whether the politically savvy PCG team is managing a complex issue, running a statewide initiative campaign, leading a high-profile coalition or helping clients communicate, shape and influence with a mix of traditional and digital strategies, we achieve success by building strong relationships with policymakers, the media and corporate influencers. We excel at working with local and state governments. For more than 20 years, PCG has successfully worked on behalf of Fortune 50 corporations, major industry trade associations and charitable organizations at the state and federal level.

Clients include: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, California Area Agencies on Aging, California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Center for Inherited Blood Disorders, Employee Health Systems Medical Group, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Sacramento International Horse Show, Sacramento County, The SCAN Foundation, West Health and ZGlobal Inc.



Prosek Partners

105 Madison Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212/279-3115
Fax: 212/279-3117
jprosek@prosek.com
www.prosek.com

Partners: Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Caroline Gibson, Karen Niovitch Davis

Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. We deliver an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy to the financial and business-to-business sectors. Our “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas and unmatched results to every client engagement.

• We are a rare hybrid; a corporate communications firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked deal shop and a comprehensive investor relations practice.
• We service clients in the legal, financial technology, management consulting and executive search sectors.
• We help clients stand out in the competitive world of B2B with our brand and profile-building programs.
• Prosek investment management clients collectively manage more than $15.8 trillion globally.
• Through our gateway office in London and network of partner agencies, we can deliver for clients in major business and financial centers around the world.
• We are an “Army of Entrepreneurs™.” Our creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals.
• Our transactions communications and issues and crisis management services, as well as strategic digital capabilities, allows us to meet clients’ evolving needs.



Racepoint Global

53 State Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617/624-3200
Fax: 617/624-4199
oyang@racepointglobal.com
www.racepointglobal.com

Racepoint Global’s approach to innovation guides everything we do. For our professional services clients, we apply our deep understanding of the digitization of the enterprise, the changing dynamics of partnership and membership and the connection to the varied needs of global stakeholders. Our unique blend of services and tech-first orientation allows us to challenge our clients to meet the needs of today’s brand conversations, customer expectations and talent acquisition goals. Thought leadership programming through our Viewpoint offering provides our clients a method and an engine for delivering unique viewpoints via content types that break through to audiences. Racepoint Global is headquartered in Boston, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Raleigh, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.



Rasky Partners

70 Franklin St., 3rd flr.
Boston, MA 02110
617/443-9933

555 11th Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20004
202/530-7700

Larry Rasky, Chairman & CEO
Ron Walker, COO
George Cronin, Managing Director
Justine Griffin, Managing Director

Rasky Partners is a nationally recognized public and government relations firm with nearly three decades of experience providing exceptional client service to organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media.

With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., Rasky Partners offers a comprehensive range of services including media strategy and public relations, government relations, reputation management, crisis communication and digital media to professional services clients in the health care, education, energy, legal, real estate, financial and technology industries.

As an independent firm, Rasky Partners has the flexibility and resources to address complex communications challenges with a commitment to serve our clients’ interests first. We are dedicated to providing consistent, strategic hands-on engagement at all levels, as each client team — including the senior professionals — is highly engaged, from the beginning to the end of each client engagement.



rbb Communications

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

Christine Barney, CEO & Managing Partner
Lisa Ross, President
Josh Merkin, Vice President, Professional Services Practice Leader

rbb Communications’ President, Lisa Ross and Senior Account Executive, Stephanie Schiff, with reporter Cindy Goodman at their client, Berger Singerman’s BusinessTalk event.rbb Communications’ President, Lisa Ross and Senior Account Executive, Stephanie Schiff, with reporter Cindy Goodman at their client, Berger Singerman’s BusinessTalk event.

Four-time Agency of the Year, rbb is an integrated communications firm offering creative, digital, marketing and public relations services. As Champion of Breakout Brands™, rbb inspires companies with insights on creating customer passion to increase sales. rbb works with national and regional clients in diverse industries from accounting, banking and insurance to law, manufacturing and real estate. Its deep team of experts develop breakout campaigns in branding, digital marketing, media relations and thought leadership that spark new conversations and drive meaningful business results. The agency’s knowledge of professional services marketing helps companies grow faster and smarter. Other specialty practices include consumer, education, health, technology and travel. rbb’s family of brands offers advertising, crisis management, digital marketing, PR and web development. With U.S. offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New Jersey and Los Angeles, the firm also has international reach across 50+ countries through its partnership in PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of independent communications agencies.



RF|Binder

950 3rd Ave., Floor 7
New York, NY 10024

Amy Binder, CEO
Joseph Fisher, Vice Chairman
David Schraeder, Executive Managing Director

RF|Binder is a fully integrated communications agency that has worked with some of the most recognized brands across the spectrum of professional services organizations. We increase their brand awareness, support and protect their reputation and seek to firmly establish our clients as leaders in their respective industries. Our team works closely with the firm’s integrated planning and analytics practice to develop and execute measurable programs that achieve transformative results. We help organizations with all layers of their communication programming, from narratives and messaging, media relations, executive positioning, thought leadership, and corporate social impact programming, to implementing B2B/B2C communications initiatives, including social and digital media programming, content campaigns, branding and design, influencer relations, and more. Our team has deep expertise in designing programs that align compelling content and communications strategies to support our clients’ business objectives.



Tunheim

8009 34th Avenue S.
Suite 1100
Minneapolis, MN 55425
952/851-1600
www.tunheim.com/

Kathy Tunheim, CEO & Principal
Pat Milan, Chief Insights Officer
Lindsay Schroeder Treichel, Chief Transformation Officer
Brian Ortale, Chief Financial Officer
Liz Sheets, Chief Marketing Officer
Darin Broton, Senior Consultant

Tunheim uses communications to help our clients solve their business challenges and get the reputation they deserve. We do management consulting, public relations and public affairs.

Well-understood organizations have the best opportunity for success. Tunheim leverages communications to help clients navigate the complex situations. We take on our clients’ challenges as our own and customize communications efforts to deliver results.

Tunheim was founded because talented people wanted to do interesting work. Since 1990, we’ve operated by the fundamental beliefs that well-informed people make good decisions and that effective communication is a critical component of successful business strategy.

We’re a certified woman-owned business and a member of IPREX, the second-largest independent global agency network.

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