Our May issue contains our annual rankings of PR firms. The firms included in our rankings have met stringent standards. We require W-3 forms to validate revenue and require employee numbers, lists of accounts, and other fee-related information.
We rank public relations firms along a wide range of criteria. Since PR firms differ greatly from one another, we rank them by specialty—from healthcare PR to travel and tech public relations. To account for geographical differences, we also rank PR firms by location—from New York PR firms to agencies in Washington, DC and Chicago.
Profiles of Top PR Firms:
Dara Busch, CEO
Matthew Caiola, CEO
Ronn D. Torossian, Founder & Chairman
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, Financial Communications, 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 375+ tenacious and creative communications practitioners develop and execute creative campaigns that connect our clients with their target audiences in memorable ways. Every aspect of programming is designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.
5WPR’s notable clients include GNC Holdings, Crayola, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Axiom Space, Therabody, Prinics, The Pioneer Woman, iDEAL Semiconductor, Integral Ad Science, Samsung SmartThings and Quince. Our innovative work has been awarded PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.
Downtown Chicago • Evanston, IL • Boston Metro
Margy Sweeney, Founder & CEO ([email protected])
Nicole Stenclik, Managing Consultant ([email protected])
Becky Reno, Managing Consultant ([email protected])
Abby Carr, Managing Consultant ([email protected])
Aimee Val, Senior Vice President ([email protected])
Michelle Pittman, Managing Consultant ([email protected])
We articulate and amplify thought leadership. A national content-driven marketing and public relations firm, we are highly specialized in financial services, real estate, professional services and cannabis. Our senior storytellers write and work with media to inspire individual decision-makers to action: your clients, prospects, media and influencers alike. We speak the language of business in ways that connect investors, buyers and company leaders.
No subject matter is too complex, no growth vision too expansive for #TeamAkrete’s 25+ person team of senior storytellers. Our vibrant, thought leadership-driven campaigns are delivered with high-touch service and attention to timelines that accelerate business. Accept no substitute for strong content; our team can make your ideas come alive and help you raise your profile with the people that matter most to your business, in your industry.
APCO North America President Kelly Williamson (center) and members of the of leadership team.
APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations be catalysts for progress by navigating the challenges of today, acting with agility, anticipating social risk and building organizational reputations, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is proudly an independent and majority women-owned business. More importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients, who hire us to help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure their futures.
Our decades of expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors, CEOs and other C-suite leaders on their most pressing political, social and business opportunities and challenges. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1409
Boston, MA 02116
14-16 Great Chapel Street
London, W1F 8FL
+44 (0) 203 475 7552
Bill Haynes, Founder & CEO
BackBay Communications is an integrated public relations, content development and digital marketing firm focused on the financial services sector. BackBay specializes in private equity and venture capital, asset management, fintech, and impact investing/ESG. With offices in Boston and London, BackBay serves companies in North America, Europe, and elsewhere, leveraging global partners.
BackBay takes a brand-centric, content-driven approach to developing and executing integrated communications programs for financial services firms including marketing strategy, content development, media relations, brand research and message development, creative design, and multi-channel distribution of company news and perspectives to build brand awareness, credibility and drive new business for our clients.
Focused on financial services since its founding in 2005, BackBay has unparalleled industry expertise and strong relationships with the business and financial media. At BackBay, every client account is staffed with senior team members dedicated to providing clients a high-touch, results-oriented experience.
BackBay was recently ranked #1 in Boston for financial services PR by O’Dwyer’s. BackBay also consistently ranks as a top 10 global PR Agency in The Deal’s private equity league tables.
Locations: Dallas-Fort Worth; Chicago; Houston
Scott White, CEO
Monica Feid, COO
August Johnson, VP/Director, Client Relations
Lauren Moore, VP/Director, Client Services
Melissa Rubin, VP/Director, Creative Services
For over two decades, we have helped dynamic entrepreneurs, innovative franchise chains and other creative business leaders promote their products and services worldwide. We’ve done it for hot young start-ups. We’ve done it for established multinationals. We can do it for you!
Today the lines between PR, marketing and advertising have almost completely disappeared. At the same time, the growing influence of the citizen journalist coupled with the explosion of social media has diluted the impact (and availability) of traditional media.
As a result, strategic marketing communications campaigns increasingly require expertise in a variety of areas to most effectively help your brand tell its story, increase awareness and touch your customer.
At BizCom, our publicity, digital marketing, design and publishing divisions provide you with the scope of tools needed to reach and engage today’s audiences when, how and where they want to be reached.
Our clients include high profile global brands such as School of Rock, 9Round Fitness, Neighborly, FASTSIGNS, Friendly’s, Best Life Brands, Restoration 1, All About Vision, Brix and others.
To find out how we can give your emerging concept a growth spurt or bring a fresh approach to marketing your mature brand, contact Scott White at [email protected] or 214/458-5751.
Matt Kovacs, President
BLAZE is the trusted partner of choice for lifestyle challenger brands hungry for a real piece of the marketshare. BLAZE has been retained by a growing number of savvy clients who want integrated PR, influencer and social media strategies—and flawless execution. BLAZE senior level professionals play a hands-on, day-to-day role with clients. With more than two decades of relationships and a solid team founded in strategic approaches, BLAZE is adroit in advancing client objectives and nimble to the quick-changing pace of media.
Clients include: BIOHM Health, Bushwick Kitchen, ESPN, Golden West Food Group, Hilton Hotels, Loop Neighborhood Stores, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, Nature’s Path, Ono Hawaiian BBQ and Youtheory.
The Bliss Group
Member of The Next Practice
500 5th Ave., #1640
New York, NY 10110
Bob Pearson, CEO
Cortney Stapleton, Michael Roth, Managing Partners
Janine Savarese, CEO, NextTech Communications, a Bliss Group company
The Bliss Group is a data-driven marketing communications agency that specializes in building value for top-tier healthcare, technology, financial and professional services companies. We are storytellers and integrated marketers working with data scientists to create proprietary algorithms and innovative media models that give our clients a unique market advantage.
What sets Bliss apart is the combined subject matter expertise of its executives, significant experience navigating regulated industries and complex sectors, and proprietary analytics tools that create unique business and marketing insights. We combine this with an exceptionally high level of client engagement to ensure we are aligned, as a team and to the audience we plan to reach.
Clients include some of the most respected names in the industries served. Average tenure among large clients is eight plus years and reflects the team’s unwavering commitment to support their clients in all situations.
Clients Include: AuthID.AI, BDO, Bill.com, CVS Health and Aetna, E*Trade, Exponent Women, Ford Foundation, Freshfields, Funding Circle, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, KeyCorp, Kezzler, Kotter, LeaseQuery, MSD Japan, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Nationwide Advisory Solutions, RapidRatings, TriVista, USO, West Monroe.
Boardroom Communications Inc.
Location: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Naples
Julie Talenfeld, President
Don Silver, COO
Todd Templin, Executive VP
Laura Burns, Senior VP
Jennifer Clarin, Michelle Griffith, Eric Kalis, VPs
Boardroom Communications (BoardroomPR) is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency, leveraging the skills of our staff of journalists, PR and marketing professionals and multimedia specialists to provide visibility across numerous platforms. Our creative solutions increase awareness and understanding, establish credibility and ultimately improve business.
BoardroomPR bridges traditional and new media, combining print, television and radio media with excellent digital expertise in website development, social media management and email campaigns. We incorporate research, search engine optimization, pay-per-click and online reputation management and offer branding capabilities, consisting of logo, graphic design, copywriting and video production.
3335 21st Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Curtis Sparrer, Principal
Chris Boehlke, Principal
Tom Carpenter, Principal
Tricia Heinrich, Chief Content Officer
Bospar’s Politely Pushy Principal, Curtis Sparrer
Bospar is the award-winning “politely pushy” PR firm that puts tech companies on the map. Named one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in 2022 by Financial Times, Bospar delivers noteworthy business results to clients targeting consumer, developer and enterprise audiences across IT, fintech, healthtech, marketing, human resources, and security industries. What separates Bospar from others is its virtual business model that frees teams from geographical constraints, giving clients the focus of a small PR firm with the footprint of a large agency. Equally unusual is the company’s value proposition: a commitment to balance clients with compassion for employees. O’Dwyer’s recognized Bospar as a Top 50 PR firm, achieving the highest increase in client fees in 2021. Bospar also won Forbes’ top honor of America’s Best PR Agencies in 2021 and achieved a coveted spot on the 2021 Inc. 5000, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Caliber Corporate Advisers
2301 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
Harvey Hudes, CEO
Grace Keith Rodriguez, President
Scott Paer, Kristie Galvani, Managing Directors
Stephen Sumner, Kyle Kempf, Matthew Sheahan, Sn. Directors
Ryan Hall, Director
What makes Caliber unique?
Caliber is a trusted partner to companies in financial services, fintech, insurtech and proptech and related professional services. We provide best-in-class strategy and execution in public relations, content, social media and digital marketing. We take pride in bringing a fresh perspective as external marketing counsel, and in acting as an extension of your team. Co-headquartered in New York and Austin, with team members across the U.S. and Europe, we serve a global client base.
Clients Include: Bank of Montreal, Bolt Insurance, Clear Capital, Finos, Information Venture Partners, MTech Capital, Northern Trust, Openly Insurance, Shearman & Sterling, Smart Pension, Symphony.
Champion Management Group
Ladd Biro, Founder & Principal
Eric Spiritas, Principal
Russell Ford, Senior VP
Jami Sharp, Senior VP, PR
Courtney Mazzella, Senior Director, Client Services
Blake Hodge, Digital Media Director
Courtney Frappier, Katey Smart, Jennifer Svoboda, Greer Martin, Marilyn Perkins, Mollie O’Neal, Account Supervisors
Paul Solomons, Media Planner/Buyer
Morgan Hale, Director
Brooke Sundermier, PR Director
Amy Galvin, Senior Account Executive
Shelby Westbrook, Anneleise McEvoy, Social Media Managers
Champion is an award-winning, privately held public relations, digital/social media, local store marketing, franchise development and crisis management agency. Corporations, not-for-profits and entertainers hire us because we are experts in public relations, we build and execute spot-on local market activation plans and we know how to break through the clutter via traditional and social media. We’re based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, but we’re calling on the media and working on local marketing campaigns in 20-25 different states as you read this.
Our unique team structure (it’s proprietary, so you’ll have to call us to find out) helps us exceed client expectations for service, responsiveness and results. And though we’ve been referred to as “the fastest growing PR firm in the restaurant industry,” our clients span a wide array of industries, including foodservice, event production, high tech, hospitality, sports and entertainment, commercial equipment and not-for-profits.
Clients Include: 1Huddle, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Ballard Brands/PJ’s Coffee/New Orleans Roast, Bar Louie, BarVision, BeerBoard, bellagreen, Bennigan’s, Boyd’s Coffee, China Mist, Choice Market, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Coolgreens, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Dog Haus, El Pollo Loco, Farmer Bros. Coffee, Fazoli’s, FB Society (Haywire, Sixty Vines, Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake, Son of a Butcher, The Ranch at Las Colinas, Ida Claire), FreeRange Concepts (Bowl & Barrel, Joe Leo, Mutts Canine Cantina, The General Public, The Rustic), Golden Corral, GoVision, Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream, Harrison Design Architects, JINYA Ramen Bar/bushi by JINYA, Kitchen United, Ledo Pizza, LUV Car Wash, Milkshake Concepts (Dirty Bones, The Finch, Harper’s, Serious Pizza, STIRR, Vidorra), Mr Brews Taphouse, Mr Gatti’s Pizza, Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, National Food Hall Solutions, Newk’s Eatery, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Original ChopShop, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Punchh, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Savory Fund (Crack Shack, Hash Kitchen, Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian, PINCHO, Swig, Via 313), Service King Collision Repair, SPB Hospitality (Logan’s Roadhouse, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Rock Bottom Brewery, Gordon Biersch Brewery), Sweetfin, Taco John’s, Tarka Indian Kitchen, Taziki’s, The Greene Turtle, The Toasted Yolk, Tim Hortons, Twin Peaks, Urban Air Adventure Park, V/O Med Spa, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux and Zunzi’s & Zunzibar.
4201 Wilshire Blvd., 6th flr.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
19100 Von Karman Ave., Suite 650
Irvine, CA 92612
32 Avenue of the Americas, 4th flr.
New York, NY 10013
Nick Cowling, Global President
Mark Cater, Managing Director, EMEA
Laura Bremer, General Manager, US
At Citizen Relations our mission is to make every conversation count. We believe (and prove) that conversations are the key to changing opinions, attitudes and behaviors and a leading factor in causing actions and transactions, which is why we’re obsessed with making them count each and every time.
Citizen offers a full scope of capabilities including consumer marketing, corporate communications, social media, digital strategy and planning, influencer marketing & data and analytics. The agency operates from eight offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, New York, Los Angeles, Irvine and London. As part of the PLUS Company, Citizen often works in partnership with our network of sister agencies to enhance client programs whenever it’s required.
We’re trusted strategic partners to our clients, providing advice and counsel, building unique strategies, journey modeling and big creative ideas, or leveraging our breadth of digital expertise to drive performance and relevance and maximize outcomes. With our design-to-execution model, we design teams based on the needs of our clients, meaning no two teams look exactly alike. As a continuation of Citizen’s values, our people and DE&I are at the core of Citizen’s culture, defining the behaviors and traditions of how we work together, how we hire, our training curriculums, internship partnership programs and performance management. We partner with several organizations to drive diversity within our own teams, but also take on pro bono work with important causes our teams feel strongly about, which largely focus on societal and environmental issues.
From an industry perspective, Citizen’s expertise focuses on CPG, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Financial Services, Retail & e-commerce, Consumer Health, Social Impact, DE&I, Travel & Tourism, among others.
Coyne Public Relations
5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
36th and 37th Floors
New York, NY 10018
Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
John Gogarty, President
Tim Schramm, Executive Vice President
Stacy Bataille, Senior Vice President
Founded in 1991, Coyne PR is one of the nation’s most sought-after full-service integrated communications agencies. Our reputation is built upon three decades of creativity, strategy and service. It is confirmed by more than 1,000 industry awards including Midsize Agency of the Year, Consumer Agency of the Year, Creative Agency of the Year, North American Creative Agency of the Year, and of course … Best Agency to Work For.
While we are proud of all our agency honors, we are especially proud of our consistent recognition as a Best Place to Work. We have made it our mission to create a work environment that attracts the best people by giving them the freedom to do their best work. As a result, we enjoy the highest employee retention rate in the industry! With wildly creative offices in New York and New Jersey, more than 150 talented minds now call Coyne PR—HOME.
But that’s not what motivates us. At Coyne, “Y” is always at the center of who we are and what we do. Understanding “WHY” clarifies the greater intent that drives our work; and sets the foundation for discovering every client’s true purpose. Because we believe that great storytelling has the power to change the world. And that every company, every product and every person has a story to tell.
Our clients include many of the world’s most respected companies… and those that want to be. We help these clients develop integrated strategies across all paid, earned, shared and owned platforms with the help of our digital production studio. A true full-service agency with a range of integrated services, Coyne provides clients with best-in-class, channel-agnostic, communications strategies. These multi-platform solutions influence the relationship between brand and stakeholder to drive visibility, engagement and growth. This includes deep experience in public relations, a dedicated social media practice, an expert digital marketing group and an award-winning advertising team.
Coyne’s experience with high-profile, international clients has provided us with a unique view of global communications and the importance of a consistent worldwide brand message. As a member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned PR firms, Coyne has partners operating in over 115 cities, 49 countries and six continents. These partnerships provide clients with on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate.
Clients come to Coyne PR for our results, but they stay with us for our client service. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients’ success and do whatever it takes to get the job done. As an extension of our client’s team, we operate as one seamless unit providing direct access to senior leadership so that clients have immediate access to strategic counsel and direction. This ensures that we not only meet all our client’s needs, but that we anticipate them and exceed them. Our humble beginnings compel us to add value every single day, and it shows in the long-standing relationships we have with our clients.
705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Raymond Crosby, President
Robert Schnapp, Executive Creative Director
Denise Aube, EVP, Healthcare Practice Leader
Anna Zawislanski, EVP, Government Practice Leader
Pam Atkinson, EVP, Connection Planning
Suresh John, EVP, Digital Strategy & Analytics
Crosby’s leadership team includes (l-r) Anna Zawislanski, EVP, Government Practice Leader; Pam Atkinson, EVP, Director of Connection Planning; David Butler, EVP, Multimedia Production; Denise Aube, EVP, Healthcare Practice Leader; Raymond Crosby, President & CEO; Amy Hitt, EVP, Director of Operations; Suresh John, EVP, Digital Strategy & Analytics; and Rob Schnapp, Executive Creative Director.
The Crosby team is passionate about helping clients Inspire Actions That Matter™—actions that positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good.
Crosby helps clients make powerful connections with their customers, constituents, and communities to shape attitudes, inspire behavior change, and motivate action. The firm’s award-winning campaigns, which integrate paid, earned, shared and owned media, have touched the lives of virtually every American.
The firm has specialized practices in Healthcare, Government, Nonprofits and Causes, and Military and Veterans. Clients include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Dept. of Defense/Military OneSource, ENERGY STAR, Kaiser Permanente, OrganDonor.gov, Partnership to Fight Cybercrime, Peace Corps, Refuah Health, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Social Security Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, United Urology, Veterans Healthcare Administration, and The Wallace Foundation.
Crosby is a Google Premier Partner, #22 on O’Dwyer’s national ranking of PR firms and #10 for healthcare PR, and a member of the PR Council and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As). The firm has offices in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. To see case studies and capabilities, visit www.crosbymarketing.com.
Dukas Linden Public Relations
From top: DLPR Chairman & CEO Richard Dukas, President Seth Linden
Richard Dukas, Chairman & CEO
Seth Linden, President
Zach Leibowitz, Stephanie Dressler, Zach Kouwe, Shree Dhond, Executive VPs
Dukas Linden Public Relations (DLPR) is a communications partner for leaders in finance, asset management, professional services, fintech, B2B technology and cleantech. We create compelling narratives that expand our clients’ share of voice, enhance their brand value and—most important—engage key audiences in a global marketplace.
Ranked #9 on O’Dwyer’s list of top financial PR firms and as one of the 50 Best PR Firms in America by the Observer, 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 suite of integrated communications services includes: comprehensive messaging and media relations across multiple platforms, content creation, media and presentation coaching, crisis and special situations communications, online reputation management and internal communications.
DLPR’s clients include well-known, large and middle-market companies in key areas of finance, including: institutional investing, mutual funds, ETFs, wealth management, alternatives and private equity, investment and community banking and cryptocurrency. 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.
DLPR has an exceptionally strong broadcast group that secured more than 1,110 bookings in 2021, primarily on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and Yahoo! Finance.
Clients Include: Cathie Wood’s ARK-Invest, AVA Labs, Bitwise Investments, Brandes Investment Partners, Brightstar Capital Partners, Brown Advisory, Crossmark Global Investments, EisnerAmper, Global X Management, Guidehouse, JMP Group, Kearney, Kroll, Neuberger Berman, OceanFirst Bank, Piedmont Lithium, Raymond James and Robeco Global.
250 Hudson St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).
The Ehrhardt Group
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1325
New Orleans, LA 70163
Marc Ehrhardt, President & Partner
Terri Argieard, Vice President of Finance & Administration
William Kearney, Senior Counselor
Dominique Ellis, Director of Account Services
Being local and knowing local is more important than ever. The way to win in the U.S. Gulf South is to have a firm that deeply understands talking to the people of the Gulf South.
For more than 25 years, The Ehrhardt Group has moved people to act by crafting messages that compel, inspire and educate. Our work touches the people and communities most important to our clients, colleagues and fellow citizens across Louisiana, Mississippi, coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
We believe in action and acting wisely. Rarely do time and fresh air solve problems. Understanding the challenges and understanding how to engage with the people of the Gulf South at the right time and with the right message do.
Since 1996, we have successfully advised Fortune 500 corporations, local and regional institutions and public entities in the critical areas of issues management, media relations, reputation management, crisis communications, social media and public affairs.
Other offices: Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dublin, London
Reid Connolly, CEO & Founder
Heather Torak, Chief Operating Officer
Eric Daly, Chief Growth Officer
Will Reese, Chief Innovation Officer
Karsten Risch, MD, PhD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer
Jamie Avallone, Chief Data Officer
James Tsuyuki, Chief Technology Officer
Jen O’Dwyer, President., North America
Rachel McCready, Chief Creative Officer, North America
Alexis Penty, chief strategy officer, North America
Evoke (www.evokegroup.com) is a leading marketing, media, and communications agency bound by a common purpose: Health more humanTM. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Princeton, and Chicago, and more than 850 employees, Evoke proudly works with 18 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
Evoke is a Crain’s Best Places to Work and includes the specialty agency brands Evoke KYNE, focusing on communications and PR, and Evoke Navience, focusing on market access and payer marketing.
Evoke is part of Huntsworth plc (www.huntsworth.com), an international healthcare and communications group. Huntsworth’s principal areas of focus are marketing, medical, and immersive communication services for healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-sized pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice acquired Huntsworth plc on May 1, 2020.
Fahlgren Mortine is an integrated communications company helping brands engage in ways that are precise and meaningful. Locations include Columbus (headquarters), Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Charleston, W. Va.; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Chicago and New York City. The agency is a member of the global IPREX network. Industry expertise includes B2B, CPG, economic development, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, logistics, retail, technology, and travel and tourism.
Fahlgren Mortine helps brands get to precisely what matters using a powerful combination of data, design and creativity. Doing work that dares to make a difference and remaining accountable for getting measurable results has resulted in a net promoter score that consistently and significantly outpaces the industry benchmark and entices clients to stay with the company at a tenure 182% longer than industry average. Fahlgren Mortine regularly earns Best Place to Work and Agency of the Year honors from various trade organizations, as well as industry-specific recognition for campaign excellence.
TURNER, a travel, tourism and active lifestyle public relations agency, is a Fahlgren Mortine company.
Henry Feintuch, President
Doug Wright, Vice President
Feintuch Communications President Henry Feintuch flanked (l. to right) by Gerardo Gimeno and Pierre Blanc of Leclanché at the Jan. 2022 BNEF energy conference.
Feintuch Communications (FC) is an award-winning tech PR firm providing senior counsel, experience and tactical support to a broad range of organizations. Key market segments include AV, adtech, cleantech, consumer electronics, e-commerce, fintech and financial services, industrial tech, professional services and start-ups.
We are focused on business results—helping our clients to position and launch new products/services, build distribution, boost sales and strengthen their corporate or brand image. All client engagements are managed—hands-on – by a senior practitioner who is accountable for results. We provide clients with an integrated blend of public relations, social media, advertising/marketing, investor relations, web/digital marketing and other services.
We are especially adept at helping international entities to enter the U.S. market. FC serves on the board of the PR World Alliance (www.PRWorldAlliance.com), a global partnership of premier independent communications consultancies and we are a member of TheNetworkOne providing our clients with resources from 1,200 agencies in 116 countries.
Clients include: ClassWallet, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Leclanché, NCSolutions, SurgePays, XL Construction and ZeeVee.
301 East 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
Peter Finn, Noah Finn, Dena Merriam, Alicia Young, Dan Pooley, Howard Solomon, Mark Singer, Scott Widmeyer, Philippa Polskin, Founding Managing Partners
Gil Bashe, Managing Partner, Chair Global Health & Purpose
Marty Ettlemyer, CFO
When Peter Finn founded FINN Partners a decade ago, his vision was to build a world-class, best-place-to-work agency with a heart and conscience, that any major client around the world would be proud to have as a partner. 10 years later, in the wake of a global pandemic, racial strife and business tumult, Peter’s original vision has not only been realized; it has accelerated. Thanks to the agency’s values-driven culture, category-leading expertise, and independent model, FINN has achieved record growth and global powerhouse status—with revenues up 49% and fees hitting $162.2M in 2021, and expectations to exceed $200MM in fees this year.
FINN’s values-centric culture has been rocket fuel for the agency’s growth: serving as a magnet for clients in need of trusted counsel, employees in search of upward career mobility and meaning, and a haven for entrepreneurs eager to tap into the agency’s financial stability and global scale.
High growth practice areas included technology, health, consumer, travel, purpose/CSR, financial services, and integrated marketing, and the firm expanded significantly in key regions such as the Southeast, Midwest, West and Hawaii.
With more than 1,200 professionals in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the agency acts as ONE FINN, united by a shared vision, unwavering values, and a relentless commitment to driving positive change.
1000 Renaissance Center Drive,
Detroit, MI 48243
Dan Ponder, Chairman
Tina Kozak, CEO
Tina Sullivan, President & COO
Nikki Little, Senior Vice President
Franco, a Detroit-based integrated communications agency, was founded in 1964 and has evolved to remain at the forefront of a changing industry. Franco builds strategic integrated communications programs for B2B and B2C clients in a variety of industries with a local, national and global reach.
As an integrated communications agency, Franco’s programs are comprised of a variety of paid, earned, shared and owned services. Our capabilities include media and influencer relations, community relations, brand development, crisis and reputation management, marketing, digital marketing, event management, creative and video development, social media and digital and traditional advertising. Our team thrives on the principles of traditional public relations while embracing the combination of data-driven, people-powered integrated communications. We skillfully combine analytics and insights with relationships and instinct to build multi-faceted B2B and B2C integrated communications programs that define leaders, innovators and influencers in Detroit and around the world. No matter the size of our clients’ communications and marketing programs, we make recommendations on how to leverage opportunities across paid, earned, shared and owned platforms for an integrated program that aligns with each organization’s unique goals.
French | West | Vaughan
112 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President
Natalie Best, Chief Operating Officer
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, French/West/Vaughan is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency and the most-decorated agency in the history of the Southeast.
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency and has been in the top 20 nationally for more than two decades. Headquartered in Raleigh and founded on April 1, 1997, FWV now has offices in New York, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Greater Boston area. The agency has earned 23 National Agency of the Year honors and amassed more than 1,400 awards on behalf of its global roster of blue-chip clients, making it the most-decorated agency in the history of the Southeastern U.S.
FWV continues to reinvent itself. After 25 years, it is still reimagining the art, soul and science of marketing. By finding challenge and purpose in uncharted territory, betting on exceptional people with diverse points of view and pushing boundaries with bold, original storytelling, the agency has disrupted an industry.
Greentarget Global Group
141 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60604
Aaron Schoenherr, Founding Partner
John Corey, President & Founding Partner
Laura Miller, Executive VP
Greentarget is a strategic public relations firm that helps professional and financial services organizations create unique positions of authority by helping them to participate skillfully in the conversations that matter most to their key stakeholders. Our multi-channel communications approach empowers professional services firms to increase market share, attract leading talent and achieve a higher purpose.
Founded in Chicago, Greentarget has grown into a world-class team spread across five offices and infused with the same entrepreneurial spirit that led to the firm’s creation. Our culture reflects Greentarget’s core values: hard work, risk-taking, authenticity, creative thinking and individual and team growth.
We deliver a mix of earned media, content, research, digital and special situations counsel to help clients communicate and influence through normal business cycles and in times of crisis. This powerful combination positions our firm to elevate the brands and reputations of clients across earned, owned, shared and paid media channels.
27 West Athens Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
New York Office:
200 West 41st Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Greg Matusky, Founder & President
Joe Anthony, Partner & President
Gregory FCA Founder/Owner Greg Matusky and President/Owner Joe Anthony
Gregory FCA is a 30-year success story, forged by exceeding client expectations during every engagement and taking a fundamentally different approach than other firms. We staff each of our PR teams by vertical, allowing them to become experts in your field. This allows Gregory FCA to have expert PR teams dedicated solely to specific industries, including: Asset Management, Banking, Cleantech & Energy, Consumer Tech, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology, Cybersecurity, Education, Enterprise Tech, ETFs, Finance Intelligence, Financial Services, Fintech, Gaming & esports, Health Tech, Healthcare, Industrials, Institutions, Insurance, Investment Strategy, Investor Relations, Mutual Funds, Real Estate, Retirement, RIA, and Supply Chain & Logistics.
Our specialized teams know how to tell your story to the targeted media with whom we’ve been building relationships for three decades. These bonds have become so intrinsic that more than 15% of our employees today actually come from the media. Whether through press releases, bylines, blogs, video, SEM, SEO or social media, crafting messaging that is newsworthy and aligned with real-world objectives is our passion. A passion that leads to exemplary service to our clients. We are there when you need us, never counting hours, and never going dark. Available, accessible, and accountable.
Michael A. Olguin, CEO
Alexis McCance, CFO
Jarrod Walpert, President, East
Emily Porter, President, West
Tara Reid, President, Midwest
Adrienne Cadena, President, Havas Street
Celebrating its 30th year in 2022, Havas Formula is an award-winning, national public relations agency headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Miami and Denver. Part of Havas, the agency is committed to making a meaningful difference to brands, businesses and people, Havas Formula specializes in general market and Hispanic PR, digital and experiential marketing, and crisis communications. Its corporate philosophy—Be Brave—stems from the belief that for a brand to truly differentiate itself in the marketplace it must exhibit bravery. The agency’s core practice areas include consumer, lifestyle, consumer technology, high-tech, travel, with category expertise in food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, spirts and retail/restaurants.
Clients include: Jaguar Land Rover, JPMorgan Chase, Maui Jim, Merrell, LiveRamp, Wholly Guacamole, Panda Express, RE/MAX, Schlage, Shure, Sun-Maid, TurboTax, Spindrift, Method, Norwegian Cruise Line and Merchants Fleet.
The Hoffman Agency
325 South 1st St., 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Lou Hoffman, CEO
Caroline Hsu, Global Technology Officer (APAC contact)
Kymra Knuth, EVP, North America
Steve Jursa, EVP, North America
Mark Pinsent, Managing Director, Europe
Lydia Lau, CFO / EVP of Global Operations
The Hoffman Agency’s U.S. team celebrated their holiday party this April, meeting in person for the first time since the lockdown.
Defining communications broadly to include digital, content marketing, thought leadership as well as traditional PR, The Hoffman Agency knows how to differentiate brands and deliver air cover for sales. With heritage in the technology sector, the firm’s work today cuts across a range of industries.
While campaigns vary by client and industry, all share one theme: the creation of content that reflects the tenets of storytelling. This means developing narratives that prompt journalists to write and target audiences to read—a far cry from the “corporate speak” that satisfies internal stakeholders. Toward this end, the firm conducts storytelling workshops for internal communicators, executives and employees.
For clients with global needs, the company operates in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Unlike traditional agencies handicapped by their silo structure, The Hoffman Agency applies a collaborative approach to implementing multi-country campaigns (don’t worship individual office P/L). This leverage of content and thinking across geographies ultimately generates better results.
Sample Clients: Alation, Airwallex, ASML, Axis Communications, Baidu, City of Fremont, Graphcore, Lam Research, Lumileds, Moloco, Nautilus, NextFlex, Nextiva, Nokia, Nylas, Nutanix, Oracle, Rambus, Skyworks, Synopsys, Trellix, SuperMicro, Tealium, TSMC, Twitter, Twitch, Workiva and Zoom.
222 Kearny St., #400
San Francisco, CA 94108
225 S. 6th Street, Suite 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Heather Kernahan, Global CEO
Adrian Talbot, Chief Finl. Officer
Heather Craft, Co-President, North America
Laura Macdonald, Co-President, North America
Kam White, Chief People & Culture Officer
Nicholas Love, Vice President, Global Marketing
Hotwire is a global tech communications consultancy that helps businesses better engage and connect with their customers. From Sydney to San Francisco, we operate with a borderless mindset across 10 locations covering the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with a partner network spanning 29 cities around the world.
One World Trade Center, Floor 68
New York, NY 10007
Grace Leong, CEO
Jonathan Lyon, Chief Operating Officer
Gigi García Russo, Chief Innovation and Growth Officer
Contact: [email protected]
Samara Farber Mormar, CMO
HUNTER helped encourage people to stay safe and get tested by tapping a diverse range of influencers within the lifestyle, parenting, health/wellness and travel spaces to communicate how Abbott BinaxNOW Covid-19 Self Tests can help us all return to the social activities we love.
Photo credit @tjdavidsonfilms.
HUNTER is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm ranked as a “Best Place to Work” with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London and partnerships that extend our reach globally. Beginning with research-driven insights, HUNTER executes strategic, integrated programs that build brand equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for consumer products and services. The 200+ person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions to earn attention for some of the world’s best known and most beloved brands.
Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, HUNTER has expanded organically into adjacent categories and as our clients moved on to new sectors and took us with them. Leading practice areas now include Retail, E-Commerce + Tech, Fashion, Health + Wellness, Beauty + Personal Care, and Home + Lifestyle. We have evolved our capabilities dramatically over the past decade to include a full suite of integrated consumer marketing communications services including brand strategy; talent and influencer engagement; social and digital media; multicultural programming and content creation for all mediums. Our motto is “we earn it,” and at HUNTER we focus on doing so in three key areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. Our creative approach, client service-orientation and values-driven culture has led to one of the longest average staff tenures in the business and some of the most enduring client relationships including TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, our first client 33 years ago and still a client today.
761 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Riverview II, 245 First St., 18th flr.
Cambridge, MA 02142
2800 Quarry Lake Dr., #380
Baltimore, MD 21209
150 Spear St., #825
San Francisco, CA 94105
12520 High Bluff Dr., #265
San Diego, CA 92130
Unit 805, Tower 1, Prosper Center, No.5 Guanghua Road
Chao Yang District, Beijing 100020, PR CHINA
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 750 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore and Beijing. ICR also advises on capital markets transactions through ICR Capital, LLC.
Clients Include: Abbott Laboratories, American Well, Asana, BigCommerce Holdings, CarGurus, New York City REIT, Beyond Meat, Boot Barn, Butterfly Network, Cano Health, Capri Holdings, Cardlytics, Inc., CareDx, Inc., Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Colgate-Palmolive, Darden Restaurants, Datadog, DraftKings, Green Dot, Freshpet, Genuine Parts Co., Harman, Heidrick & Struggles, The Hershey Company, Hims & Hers, Inc., Intel/Mobileye, Jamieson Laboratories Ltd., Kymera Therapeutics, Legg Mason & Co., LLC, Leslie’s Poolmart, Lordstown Motors, lululemon athletica, MongoDB, Inc., New Relic, Paige AI, Paramount Group, Inc., Peloton, Planet Fitness, Red Hat, Inc., Rite Aid, Shake Shack, Starwood Property Trust, Sonos, Inc., Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Utz Quality Foods, Waitr, Welltower, Workiva, Zoom and ZoomInfo.
Dave Imre, CEO
A High Proclivity for Change: Growth Goes from Good to Great.
imre experienced increased growth, up 22.5 percent to $45M in 2021, on top of the 10.2% growth witnessed in 2020. CEO, Dave Imre, attributes the agency’s 2021 success to becoming champions of change.
“We’re creating new partnerships and revolutionizing our ways of working, to bring new ideas to the table, faster. 2021 was all about new ways to keep people and new thinking at the center of the action,” Imre said.
Fifty-four new employees joined the agency in 2021, and this increase is credited to great work and increased flexibility in where that work gets done. With a successful Work From Anywhere model, this willingness to change has bolstered talent in growing service areas, particularly Omnichannel Marketing, Earned Media, Brand Strategy, Media Planning, and Technology, Data and Analytics.
In 2022, the agency emphasis will remain on preserving its culture by remaining adaptable to ever-increasing market demands.
21 W 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
Additional offices: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago,Washington, D.C. and London
Jamie Diaferia, Founder & CEO
Zach Olsen, President
Isabel Podda, COO
Infinite Global is an award-winning strategic communications agency advising a wide range of domestic and international clients facing difficult scenarios in which reputational, legal and commercial risk is high.
We advise organizations and individuals, providing counsel and tactical support to mitigate risk and protect reputations when it matters most. We have broad sector experience managing our clients’ reputational risk, often involving active litigation, regulatory and political pressure, media attention and heightened public scrutiny. Infinite has an established data breach response practice that helps clients across a range of industries —including financial and legal services, education and healthcare—mitigate, prepare for and respond to the risks endemic to housing sensitive data.
Our work spans each phase of the crisis lifecycle: from pre-crisis preparation and planning, to rapid crisis response and post-crisis reputational repair.
Beth Monaghan, CEO & Founder, [email protected]
Jason Morris, President, [email protected]
Alison Morra, Chief Operating Officer, [email protected]
Dan O’Mahony, Executive Vice President & Inkhouse West Emerging Markets General Manager, [email protected]
Kate Riley, Executive Vice President & Pacific Northwest General Manager, [email protected]
Ed Harrison, EVP & New England General Manager, [email protected]
Tiffany Darmetko, EVP of Client Services, [email protected]
Megan Link, Executive Vice President & Mid Atlantic General Manager, [email protected]
Anne Baker, Executive Vice President & California Assistant General Manager, [email protected]
Keith Giannini, Executive Vice President, [email protected]
Inkhouse is an integrated PR agency for innovative thinkers, creators and leaders who believe in the power of stories to effect positive change. We’re a culture and values-driven firm that believes what’s good for our people is good for business and our clients, highlighted by PR industry-leading benefits like 20 weeks of paid family leave, pregnancy loss paid leave and every other Friday off for all members of our team. Founded in 2007, Inkhouse has grown organically to an agency of 140 people in seven major cities with remote employees across 11 states. Learn more at: www.inkhouse.com.
Client list: Acquia, Amplitude, AT&T Cybersecurity, Beamery, BioMed Realty, BlueVine Capital, Brightline, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Cambium Learning, Capella Space, Checkmarx, Cockroach Labs, Code42, Corvus Insurance, CropOne, Crunchbase, Databricks, Datto, Deepgram, Emeritus, Ergotron, Front, Gigamon, Ground Labs, Harvard School of Education, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Incredible Health, Molekule, NEXT Insurance, Netskope, OpenView Ventures, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Plume, Puma, Qumulo, Raytheon, ReliaQuest, Remitly, Rockland Trust, Roofstock, ServiceTitan, SmartRent, Starburst, Strava, The Markup, UMass Memorial, Wasabi, Whitesource, Wistia and Xerox.
The JeffreyGroup Management Team at the Annual Leadership Summit at its Miami headquarters in March 2022 with CEO Brian Burlingame, far right, and Founder/Chairman Jeffrey Sharlach, far left.
Coming up on its 30th Anniversary in 2023, JeffreyGroup is respected as the leading agency in Latin America for multinational companies and global brands. With more than 300 full-time staff in six wholly-owned offices, and supplemented by contracted local partners throughout the region, the firm provides a full range of strategic communications services, including brand promotion, corporate communications, brand purpose, public affairs and data-driven insights and analysis. Known for its award-winning work for longtime clients including Airbus, Amazon, American Airlines, Bayer, Citibank, Marriott, MasterCard, PepsiCo, Salesforce and Tetra Pak, JeffreyGroup continues to set the standard for top-level service in results in this fast-growing part of the world. Brian Burlingame, who took over as CEO from founder Jeffrey Sharlach in 2015, runs the firm from its Miami HQ along with a leadership team of top professionals to consistently deliver the results multinational clients demand and expect.
Carrie Jones, Principal
JPA Health is an award-winning public relations, marketing and advocacy firm known for sharing our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. With deep experience in these core service categories, JPA offers a truly integrated model that delivers sustained business results. To offer unparalleled insights and efficiencies to clients, JPA utilizes its proprietary tool, Gretel®, segmenting audiences and uncovering unique insights for reaching and engaging influencers in healthcare. The agency provides services to clients across the health sector, including: biopharma, medtech and public health. JPA Health has offices in Washington, DC; Boston; New York City; and London. Email [email protected] to learn more.
Additional Offices: New York, NY / Washington, D.C. / Miami, FL / Asbury Park, NJ / Boston, MA
Eric Sedler, Founder and CEO
Kivvit is one of O’Dwyer’s top 20-ranked independent strategic communications and public affairs firms in the United States.
What sets Kivvit apart is our unique ability to integrate cutting-edge analytics to inform a full suite of strategic communications, creative content, and data-driven advertising capabilities. Our wide-ranging expertise and relentless focus on measurement enables us to achieve real outcomes and demonstrate business impact across sectors.
We take pride in operating as a one P & L firm, which has cultivated a truly collaborative team culture, a strong national client base, and integrated suite of capabilities. In addition to our core public affairs teams, about 40% of Kivvit professionals are specialists on one of our award-winning service teams, which maintain deep expertise in brand strategy, creative design, digital, and insights.
Kivvit achieved record business performance in 2021 and made significant investments to accelerate our evolution as the agency of the future and create a world class culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, diversity, and innovation.
Our success delivering on these priorities has earned Kivvit recognition as Campaigns & Elections magazine’s Public Affairs Firm of the Year in 2021 and 2020 and as one of PRovoke’s North America Agencies of the Year for the past 5 years.
Kivvit also leads O’Dwyer’s specialty rankings across multiple categories, including Energy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Health, Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility, Real Estate, Sports, and Transportation.
450 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10123
Jeff Lambert, CEO & Founder
Walter Ward, Chief of Staff
Don Hunt, President
Michelle Olson, Managing Partner
Sarah Smith, Chief Growth Officer Jordan Custer, Gen. Counsel
Lambert founder and CEO Jeff Lambert speaks to staff at annual retreat/day of fun.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm focused on giving clients a strong, clear presence in today’s hyperconnected world. Our unique blend of strategic thinking and creativity leads us to big ideas that we execute with enthusiasm, driving business outcomes for our clients and our growing family of companies.
Lambert is home to the best and brightest with writers, strategists, media mavens, creatives, digital marketing gurus, and leaders, in talent hubs ranging from fresh water to salt water. We are a top-40 agency in the U.S. and top-10 in Automotive, IR and Financial Services, Education and Purpose CSR, as well as the #5 M&A and private equity PR firm in 2020 (The Deal).
Our expertise as a pioneer of the integrated PR/IR agency model led us to create a new industry—consumer shareholder marketing— through TiiCKER, our web-based/app software startup that engages, verifies and rewards retail investors. Lambert is also a partner in EQUALSIGN, a minority-owned management consultancy that offers culture-forward solutions to business challenges, and 9thWonder, a full-service advertising and brand strategy firm.
Our award-winning team has been recognized by O’Dwyer’s, PR Week, PR News, IR magazine, the Association for Corporate Growth, PRovoke Media, Inc. 5000, and PRSA among others.
Clients Include: Bell Helicopter Textron, Blackford Capital, Capital Impact Partners, Cafe Valley Bakery, Central Michigan University, Clearlake Capital, Denali Flavors/MooseTracks® Ice Cream, Detroit Pistons, Develop Detroit, EDAG, Inc., eVisit, Flint Community Schools, Great Expressions Dental Centers, Green Giant Fresh, Hillsdale College, Huron Capital Partners, iEducation/Fusion Education, International Automotive Components, Maracay Homes LLC, Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), OmniSeq, Inc., Perrigo / Ranir, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Plackers, Rehmann Group, Rockford Construction, Samaritas, TiiCKER,True Women’s Health, Yazaki North America, Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY), Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM), MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI), Shyft Group (NASDAQ:SHYF), Thor Industries (NYSE:THO), and Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE:WWW).
Landis Communications Inc.
Sean Dowdall, President
Brianne Miller, Business Development Manager
Named America’s #1 PR Agency (Small Firm) (Ragan’s), the #1 Healthcare PR Agency in America (Ragan’s) and the firm PRSA San Francisco named “Agency of the Year,” San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. is celebrating 31 years in business. Landis also is a two-time Gold Quill IABC Award winner, a PRSA Silver Anvil national award winner and has been named a top U.S. Social Media, Reputation Management and Media Relations Agency by TopPRAgencies.com.
Landis is an integrated public relations, digital/social media and marketing communications agency with clients in health care, technology, sustainability/environmental science and consumer goods and services. Landis’ services include: public relations, marketing, content marketing, social media, digital marketing, advertising, email marketing, video production, crisis communications, media and presentation training and more. Clients include AEye, Altais Health, Centre for Neuro Skills, Lucile Packard Children’s Foundation for Children’s Health, UCSF, Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, Save the Redwoods League, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Sonoma Land Trust, Together Bay Area, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Casino Resort, PRC, Hyde Street Community Services and more.
LCI is a certified member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, is an official Corporate Diversity Supplier and is certified as a Small Business Enterprise by the City of San Francisco. LCI is the San Francisco member agency of the Public Relations Global Network, with 50+ affiliate agencies worldwide.
Josh Passman, CEO (NY)
Lansons is a leading independent reputation management consultancy with offices in New York and London. In New York, Lansons primarily serves financial services, technology, corporate and B2B clients. All clients work directly with a team of experienced communications professionals who understand their business, help shape their story, and know how to make that story resonate with a variety of audiences. From media relations to content creation to digital and social media campaigns, Lansons helps clients bring their story to life through its integrated approach to communications. Its founding membership in Global Communication Partners (GCP) enables the firm to offer clients access to on-the-ground support in 18 major financial centers across the globe and Lansons London’s membership in the PROI Worldwide network expands that coverage to dozens of additional cities throughout the world.
Clients include, among others, Asahi Kasei, John Hancock/Manulife, Royal Bank of Canada, Société Générale, Reaves Asset Management, Roosevelt & Cross, BestEx Research and Rainmaker Securities.
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Jesse Odell, Co-Founder
245 Main St, 12th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Mike Farber, Boston Lead
333 N Green Street, Suite 806
Chicago, IL 60607
Lisa Picasso, Consumer Practice Lead
LaunchSquad is an award-winning public relations and creative communications agency with a virtual first mindset and offices in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. LaunchSquad is a group of 100+ dynamic storytellers who specialize in creating and sharing the stories of fast-growing, change-the-world companies.
Over the past 22 years, our work has helped clients raise billions of dollars in funding, fueled IPOs and multi-billion dollar exits, and taken countless upstarts from unknown brands to market leaders. LaunchSquad’s expertise spans both consumer-facing and B2B clients in a variety of industries including climate/energy, healthcare, transportation, consumer and enterprise technology, entertainment and media, e-commerce, finance, retail and more.
Clients include: Netflix, Uber, Zipline, On Running, The Trevor Project, Monday.com, General Catalyst, and Kroger.
Donna L. LaVoie, President & CEO
Lisa DeScenza, VP, Integrated Comms. & Head, BD & Mktg.
LaVoieHealthScience advances health and science innovations through strategic communications. We offer fully integrated public relations, investor relations, marketing, and digital services and are ranked among the Top 30 independent healthcare communications agencies in the United States according to O’Dwyer’s 2022 public relations firm rankings. We are also one of Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies, and Boston Business Journal’s 2022 Fast 50 representing the 50 fastest growing companies in Massachusetts. We are certified in healthcare communications compliance and serve commercial and pre-commercial clients both domestically and globally. Through our alliance with Omnicom Public Relations Group, we bring our global clients a broader set of health and science teams offering over 2,000 health experts worldwide. We are committed to serving health and science clients offering domain experience in autoimmune diseases, CAR-T, cell and gene therapy, CNS, CRISPR, immuno-oncology, lysosomal diseases, MedTech, medical devices, neurodegeneration, oncology, ophthalmology, precision medicines, rare disease, RNA, and regenerative medicine. We’ve earned our clients’ trust with 20 years in our sector, have won over 60 public relations and investor relations awards, developed over 400 communications plans, and have doubled the size of the agency since 2018.
Lawlor Media Group
Norah Lawlor, Principal & CEO
Lawlor Media Group is a full-service, luxury lifestyle Public Relations and Marketing Agency with over 20 years experience in successfully meeting the needs of clients in diverse arenas including Beauty Health & Wellness, Charity Philanthropy & Not-for-Profit, Entertainment and the Arts, Technology, Fashion, FMCG, Commercial and Residential Real Estate development, Travel hospitality and night life.
Lawlor Media Group’s expertise covers the entire spectrum of strategic Public Relations and marketing development—from branding, marketing, buzz building, crisis management, investor relations through political communications.
Lou Hammond Group
Lou Rena Hammond, Founder
Stephen Hammond, CEO
Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is an award-winning firm specializing in the key industries of travel, economic development, destinations, culinary/spirits, real estate, lifestyle, and technology. With offices in New York, Atlanta, Charleston, Denver, Houston, and Tampa, the agency has 40 employees offering brand development, public relations, digital strategy, social media management and analysis, creative programming, and marketing strategy.
For over three decades, LHG has been an industry leader providing superior, results-driven services to clients around the globe. Founded by industry trailblazer Lou Hammond, the agency takes pride in remaining fiercely independent and departing from business-as-usual. LHG continues to grow with an emphasis on digital, social, design, advertising and branding in an ever-evolving media landscape. With quality and trust as guiding principles, LHG has developed a proven yet agile and strategic approach earning it recognition as one of the nation’s most award-winning marketing and communications firms.
Lovell Communications Inc.
3212 West End Ave., Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203
Rosemary Plorin, President and CEO
Dana Coleman, Vice President Robin Embry, Vice President
Erin George, Vice President
Susanne Powelson, Vice President
For more than 30 years, Lovell Communications has served as strategic counsel and trusted partner to health care providers and suppliers across the country. We are committed to improving the health of health care business.
Publicly traded companies, not-for-profit systems, early-stage and mature companies draw upon our vast communications expertise to support them through phases—or just moments—when it’s crucial to persuade audiences or influence decision makers.
Our firm is comprised of highly skilled strategists with vast communications experience in health care delivery, development, reimbursement, innovation, regulation and transaction. We’re proud to say that expertise translates into long-term client relationships that are three times the industry average.
• Thought Leadership
• Marketing Strategy
• Transaction Support
• Crisis Communications
M Booth Health
666 3rd Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Stacey Bernstein, CEO
Karen Strauss, Chief Marketing & Growth Officer
Peter Gay, Chief Impact Officer
Karen O’Malley, Practice Lead, Public Affairs
Tayla Mahmud, EVP, Health Equity & Multicultural Strategy
Leila Darabi, EVP, Social Impact
M Booth Health offers decades of medical, pharmaceutical, and public health expertise with the award-winning creative and digital talents of consumer PR powerhouse, M Booth. Clients turn to the agency to advance care, access, and understanding; spark attention and conversation around new therapies; speed research and innovation; shape health policies; and reduce stigma to improve health outcomes. What distinguishes the M Booth Health team is its track record navigating the complex commercial, policy, and advocacy environments, and a shared spirit of purpose across its team. Services include research, strategic planning, and analytics; creative campaign development; earned/paid media and social media strategy and engagement; content design for visual storytelling; science writing and data communications; and experiential activations.
M Booth Health experienced double-digit growth and multi-million-dollar account wins in 2021. Nine major new clients included 2 pharmaceutical giants and a leading healthcare system, along with marketing communications and public affairs assignments for a range of health organizations. As a result of rapid growth, the firm expanded its staff significantly, including the addition of Stacey Bernstein as the firm’s new CEO, Peter Matheson Gay as Chief Impact Officer, and Tayla Mahmud as EVP, Health Equity and Multicultural Strategy. The firm also added a new purpose-driven consulting practice, M/Pact, that helps brands and organizations tell stories of their impact in the areas of the environment, racial and gender equity, human rights and development, and food security.
197 Portland St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Scott Signore, CEO & Principal
Patty Barry, Principal
Mandy Mladenoff, President
Matter Principal and CEO Scott Signore
Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency unifying PR, creative services, digital marketing and strategy into content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. Founded in 2003, with seven offices spanning North America and +200 employees, we work with the world’s most innovative companies across high-technology, healthcare, consumer technology and consumer markets, from startups and nonprofits with focused needs to well-known corporations.
We are experts in storytelling. That means we are laser-focused on getting a client’s message out and heard by the right audiences, in the right places. Our strategic communications programs maximize earned, owned, shared and paid media to tell—and show—credible brand stories.
We have in-house graphic design and web development capabilities as well as video and live broadcast services for projects big and small. Our creative, video and digital marketing teams work hand-in-hand with the PR teams to create high-quality assets to support campaigns. Our digital marketing capabilities amplify brand stories to increase reach and ROI. Our teams understand how a campaign can be brought to life across multiple platforms and mediums, and the interplay between the mix. We understand how to elevate any brand.
McCabe Message Partners
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20009
Patrick McCabe, President
Mike Warner, Becky Watt Knight and Paul Skowronek, Senior VPs
Like a stone meeting water, effective communications expand to reach and motivate many audiences. Washington, DC-based McCabe Message Partners helps clients create their own ripple effect. Focusing solely on health and issues that affect it, agency leaders bring experience in journalism, market research, public policy, consumer advocacy, corporate communications, and non-profit management. McCabe Message Partners offers the expertise and professionalism of a large agency with the warmth and passion of a small business.
Michael Kempner, Founder + CEO
Bret Werner, President
Tara Naughton, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
Carreen Winters, Chair, Corporate Reputation
Parker Ray, Chief Digital Strategist
Michelle Rios, MD, Washington D.C.
Rich Tauberman, EVP, Issues and Crisis Management
William Murray, MD, Public Affairs
Tom Buttle, MD, UK
Thirty-five-years young, MWW is among the world’s leading independent, integrated PR agencies with offices and talent hubs across the US and the UK. With a full-service suite of capabilities, the agency marries CorpSumerTM insights, cultural opportunity, and breakthrough creativity with earned-worthy impact to turn brands’ reasons to believe into audiences’ reasons to care. MWW combines corporate reputation, consumer marketing, crisis & issues management, and public affairs expertise with dedicated strategy, analytics, DE&I, digital, and creative and content teams.
To learn more about MikeWorldWide, visit www.mww.com or follow us on social @MWW_PR.
360 Lexington Ave., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Julie Freeman, EVP & Managing Director
Lauren Kaufman, SVP
Nancy Friedman, Founder
In partnership with CAMP, MMGY NJF worked with our client Visit California to bring Golden State sunshine and an all-new, immersive experience to the store's flagship location on 5th Avenue in NYC.
At MMGY NJF we are global connectors, storytellers and curators of travel experiences – inspiring people to view the world differently and then see it for themselves. As marketers specializing solely in travel and hospitality, we help put travel brands on the map and navigate their narrative through innovative thinking, creativity and storytelling. MMGY NJF offers boutique service and expertise in consumer and trade media relations, social media, corporate and brand positioning, experiential and event marketing, strategic partnerships and promotions, influencer engagement and crisis communications. We are the winners of the 2020 HSMAI Adrian Award Best of Show in PR for our work on the National World War II Museum’s 75th Anniversary of D-Day campaign.
For those seeking senior level counsel, unwavering brand advocacy and unrivaled media savvy, MMGY NJF is a PR powerhouse and one-stop shop. Hundreds of hotel, destination, travel and lifestyle brands have entrusted their reputations to MMGY NJF whose “Leave No Stone Unturned” philosophy has catapulted the firm to the top. Our integrated PR and social media team prides itself on long-standing client relationships and an innate ability to move within many spheres: tapping media and industry influencers, forging creative partnerships, uncovering strategic advantages, and providing global perspective. Our campaigns are rooted in research and insights, and we are master storytellers and content creators who know how to make news out of simple concepts or large-scale programs. We forge an emotional connection to reach our audiences where they live, work and play.
Clients Include: Amtrak, American Queen Voyages, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, British Virgin Islands, Cheap Caribbean, City Experiences, Costa Rica Tourism, Etihad Airways, Eurail, Explore Worldwide, Fitler Club, Greater Palm Springs CVB, Go City, HEI Hotels, Hotel Vermont, Karisma Hotels, LATAM Airlines, London & Partners, Montauk Chamber of Commerce, Oceania Cruises, Pod Hotels, Presidio Tunnel Tops, Sea Island, South Dakota Tourism, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, The National World War II Museum, Travel Texas, Visit California, Visit Dallas, Visit KC, Visit Grand Rapids, Visit Newport, Visit Santa Barbara and Wheel the World.
Montieth & Company
155 E 44th St., Suite 1610
New York, NY 10017
Montieth Illingworth, CEO & Global Managing Partner
Perry Goldman, Director
Becky Nye, Director
Katarina Matic, Director
Cameron Penny, Director
Montieth & Company is a global communications consultancy that provides a fully integrated set of communications solutions to deliver high-value, measurable outcomes for your organization. We help you to achieve influence, realize your ambitions, and solve mission-critical problems. Our flexible, integrated and budget-efficient cross-border model enables us to operate in multiple money and media markets through our global hubs in New York, London, and Hong Kong. In Asia-Pacific we serve our clients across all key APAC markets as Montieth SPRG. Our services include marketing communications & PR, corporate & financial communications, issues management & crisis communications, public affairs, litigation PR, branding and website design and development.
1101 West River Parkway,
Suite 400 (Headquarters)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Matt Kucharski, President
Padilla is a full-service public relations agency that transforms brands and organizations through strategically creative communications. Our work across deep areas of sector expertise in agriculture and environmental sciences, food, beverage and nutrition, health, technology and financial services, is consistently recognized by industry partners such as PRWeek, PRovoke and PRSA, among others. Padilla operates in seven cities in the U.S. through its family of brands which includes, SHIFT, FoodMinds, Joe Smith and SMS Research Advisors. As an AVENIR GLOBAL company and a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the agency provides services to clients through 155 offices worldwide. Transform with purpose at PadillaCo.com.
255 State St., 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, Chief Marketing Officer
Elizabeth Famiglietti, Chief People and Culture Officer
Darlene Doyle, Chief Client Officer
Gary Torpey, Chief Financial Officer
Nikki Festa O’Brien, EVP
Meg Kessler, EVP
Dan Martin, EVP, Healthcare
Gene Carozza, Senior VP, Technology & Head of Operations
Gareth Thomas, Managing Dir., UK
PAN Communications is a leading integrated marketing and PR agency servicing B2B tech and healthcare brands. With 25+ years of experience, PAN helps companies transform ideas into captivating stories that align to mid- and late-stage growth strategies through the firm’s NXT Stage approach. Recognized as an Agency of the Year and Best Mid-sized Agency to Work For, PAN has office locations in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Orlando and London, as well as a growing virtual community. The agency is positioned to help brands emerge in new markets and scale globally, with experience driving integrated strategy across a variety of brands?like Rapid 7, Braze, Citrix, SailPoint, Quickbase, OneStream, Radial, athenahealth and Smartly.io. PAN strives to help today’s modern marketers by integrating a combination of services to better engage with target audiences and move markets.
Connected Content—Creative Storytelling—Results that Matter!
Clients include: Algolia, Amwell, athenahealth, Bitdefender, Booz Allen, Braze, Citrix, Clarify Health, Collibra, iCIMS, LeanTaaS, Quickbase, Menlo Security, NTT Data, Optimizely, Rapid7, SailPoint, Toshiba/Americas, UPS Capital and Veeam.
Steve Cody, Founder & CEO
Maggie O’Neill, Chief Client Officer, Senior Partner
Jacqueline Kolek, Chief Innovation Officer, Senior Partner
Ann Barlow, West Coast President, Senior Partner, Managing Director, Employee Engagement
Tara Lilien, Chief Talent Officer, Partner
Peppercomm, A Ruder Finn company, understands that how you tell your story can mean the difference between success and failure. That’s why we have made a science of communication, combining wit and wisdom with proven communications discipline and innovative offerings to break through, build deeper connections and ensure our clients’ success. One of those innovations, rooted in the tenets of humor, has proven so effective it’s become embedded in how we work.
We have studied, embraced, and employed the tenets of humor to help our clients more clearly see who they are, why they exist and how they can connect to those they serve. Our model is about brand analysis, development of narrative and voice, and connection to the culture, media and influencers who matter. Each should be thoughtful, bring perspective and insight, and—when appropriate—be a little unexpected.
Peppercomm, wit and wisdom.
105 Madison Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Karen Niovitch Davis, Caroline Gibson, David Wells, Mike Geller, Neil Goklani, Brian Schaffer, Partners
Every brand has a story to tell. And we’re experts at telling it.
Prosek Partners is a certified Woman-Owned Business, among the largest integrated, independent communications and marketing 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.
Specializing in providing a full range of communications solutions to financial and professional services companies, the firm delivers an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy. Services include digital and traditional media relations, financial communications, public affairs, investor relations, transaction services, crisis communications and issues management, content creation, publishing, media training and more. Its strategic branding offering—Prophecy by Prosek— takes a holistic approach to creative branding and storytelling, with capabilities spanning every facet of advertising, strategy and design to deliver breakthrough results.
The firm has been named PRovoke’s “Best Agency to Work For” and “Global and North American Corporate/Financial Agency of the Year,” an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company, a Best PR Firm in America by Observer, and a “Top Place to Work in PR” by PR News.
Public Communications Inc.
Partner in the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group
Jill Allread, APR, CEO
Craig Pugh, APR, President
Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO
Sharon Dewar; Mary Erangey; Wendi Koziol, APR; Leigh Madden, Sr. VPs
Amanda ReCupido; Michael Queroz, VPs
Public Communications Inc. is a communications, marketing and digital agency with a purpose—to make a positive difference for our clients, our community and our world. We build client programs on a foundation of innovative, strategic counsel, and have been doing so for clients nearly 60 years. PCI is a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) and a founding partner of the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms.
We have a strong concentration of business in healthcare, conservation/environment, education, culture and destinations, municipalities and business clients from tech to non-profits, entrepreneurs to advocacy groups nationally, regionally and locally. Specialties include crisis and issues management counsel, strategic planning, and digital strategy and implementation.
As an inclusive workplace, we strive to reflect the diversity of our clients and community within PCI and bring a global and multicultural perspective to every program.
Select clients: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Epilepsy Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Avita Pharmacy, Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises/Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline, Chimp Haven, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Cradles to Crayons, Howard Brown Health Center, IFF, Georgia Aquarium, Giving USA, Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Northwestern University Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, The Marine Mammal Center, and The Nature Conservancy.
Chris Rosica, President
Rosica Communications is a PR, integrated marketing, and digital agency that focuses on our clients’ business objectives, imperatives, and goals. We start with strategy and assist our client-partners by honing their positioning and messaging, which impacts all internal and external communications, thought leadership, and communication efforts.
Founded in 1980, the firm serves a clientele in the education, nonprofit, healthcare, animal health, and B2B food sectors. Our PR and communications capabilities include positioning and messaging, media relations, social media marketing, marcom and PR strategy, thought leadership development, crisis communications, influencer marketing, content development/marketing, corporate communications, cause marketing, and media training. Rosica’s social media services include strategy, management, branding, content creation, optimization, and follower acquisition.
Our online marketing team, based in New Windsor, NY, is a Google Certified Partner with 20 full-time employees and specializes in SEO, online advertising (PPC and social), online reputation/reviews management, website development, and WordPress security.
As a “thinking partner” focused on achieving our clients’ strategic objectives, Rosica creates and executes thought leadership programs with clearly defined KPIs/metrics. We craft compelling, authentic stories and messaging that effectively disseminate our client-partners’ good news while supporting their sales and marcom goals.
Our process includes:
•Strategically identifying client business and marketing goals/objectives
•Defining target audiences, influencers, and key opinion leaders
•Honing the story and establishing memorable key messages that resonate with each stakeholder group
•Developing integrated PR, social media, and online marketing programs
•Leveraging public relations content and media placements to support other communications activities including direct marketing, reputation management, sales, content marketing, and social media
•Identifying key calls to action and KPIs
Clients include: American Student Association (ASA), Boys & Girls Clubs, Easterseals NJ, Exergen, FAFSAssist, Felician University, Flexon Industries, Hanan Products, National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), Newark Trust for Education, Parker Laboratories, Salvation Army Greater NY Division, Salvation Army NJ Division, Suveto, 22nd Century Group.
Please visit www.rosica.com for case studies and information on books The Authentic Brand, The Business of Cause Marketing, and The Power of B2B Social Media by agency President Chris Rosica.
2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20006
Jonathan Wilson, CEO
Michelle Gross, President
Michelle Strier, Chief Strategy Officer
Rob Oquendo, Chief Innovation Officer
Justin Rubin, Chief Creative Officer
Dan Zaret, Chief Operating Officer
Andrea Sessler, Chief Human Resources Officer
Tim Goddard, President, Global Health Marketing & Communications (GHMC)
Spectrum Science is an integrated marketing, communications and media agency hyper-focused on science. This independent agency combines fearless scientific spirit with capabilities cultivated to meet the specific needs of clients from preclinical development through loss of patent exclusivity. Spectrum dreams beyond the realm of the possible—and delivers on it—with out-of-this-world experiences.
Spectrum’s interwoven model integrates specialists across client service, strategy, creative and innovation to put clients at the center. Every engagement begins with a proprietary, insights-driven process steeped in data, science and human behavior that enables custom-built teams to work in lockstep to deliver atomic creative and game-changing activations for each client’s goals.
Not limited by geography, Spectrum works seamlessly across offices in DC, New York, Chicago and Atlanta—with global reach through Global Health Marketing & Communications (GHMC), the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide.
SPM Communications Inc.
Suzanne Parsonage Miller, President & Founder
SPM is the creative, no-jerks, above-and-beyond PR, social, influencer and crisis management agency where people come first, and great work wins the day. This commitment to culture and results has landed SPM as a PR industry “Best Places to Work” and in Forbes’ prestigious new “America’s Best PR Agencies 2021.”
For more than 20 years, SPM has told the stories of food, restaurant, retail, apparel, franchise and lifestyle brands in a rapidly changing media and social landscape. SPM’s proactive approach includes critical thinking about clients’ business and finding solutions to make a measurable impact on their bottom line.
Leaning into our deep roots in crisis and issues management, we developed new media relations tactics and creative strategies in 2020 to build brands during the pandemic and beyond. We also helped preserve brands’ equity and reputation through severe business disruptions to emerge stronger post-crisis.
Our media protocol is currently deployed in more than a thousand restaurant and retail locations across the nation to help companies quickly address inquiries for positive and negative stories so they can get back to business.
We live our values to go above and beyond in all we do.
• We put our people first.
• We do what’s right.
• We foster mutual respect.
• We build and protect our clients’ brands.
• We listen intently and deliver results that matter.
Current clients: BigShots Golf, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (pro bono), Camp Bow Wow, Chuck E. Cheese, Community Coffee, Fajita Pete’s, Gold’s Gym, Kirkland’s, Manpuku, Marugame Udon, Mi Cocina, Miller’s Ale House, Newk’s Eatery, Norma’s Cafe, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pollo Campero, RW Garcia, Shipley Do-Nuts, Veggies Made Great and Velvet Taco.
Member of Worldcom Public Relations Group
Melissa Lackey, President & CEO
Standing Partnership is a certified women-owned business led by president and CEO Melissa Lackey, who has evolved the firm from its PR roots to an integrated marketing communications consulting firm. We drive growth for our clients through customer acquisition, customer retention and securing freedom to operate. We create actionable marketing plans and draw on the expertise of our team to execute and deliver results.
Clients Include: Ahern Agribusiness, Ameren, Bayer CropScience, Belden, BJC Healthcare, Carbogen AMCIS, Concordia Plan Services, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Elsevier, FieldWatch, Fortune Brands, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Maritz, Inc., McCarthy Building Companies, Mid-America Transplant Services, MiTek, Naples Botanical Garden, Nozomi Networks, Russell HBD, ServiceNow, Inc., The Doe Run Co., Tronox, Unico Systems, United States Soybean Export Council.
Alex Stanton, CEO
Tom Faust, Charlyn Lusk, Managing Directors
Liam Collopy, Matt Conroy, Michael Goodwin, Scott Lessne, Katrin Lieberwirth, Senior VPs
Stanton provides strategic public relations and integrated communications 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 teams in New York and California, we support our clients across a variety of communications disciplines including media relations, brand messaging, content development and marketing, executive visibility, thought leadership, digital marketing, reputation & crisis management, senior executive counsel, and social media. Our deep understanding of the business and financial world and the media covering it allows us to position clients effectively within a broader context. We employ a “practitioner model” where senior professionals spend most of their time on client work. We ask tough questions, challenge assumptions, and suggest bold solutions. Flexibility, collaboration, responsiveness, and bureaucracy-free service are the hallmarks of our client relationships.
Clients Include: 3i, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Aryaka Networks, Assurant, Bain Capital, Berding & Weil, Carl Marks Advisors, Conning Asset Management, CSAA Insurance Group, CVC Capital Partners, EIS, EmPRO Insurance, First Eagle Alternative Credit, FFL Partners, HGGC, Hometap, Kline Hill Partners, Makena Capital, Marin Health, MD7, Mosser Living, OceanSound Partners, One Equity Partner, Rackspace Technology, SaverLife, Sun Capital Partners, Summit Health/City MD, VSS Capital Partners and Winston & Strawn.
45 Rockefeller Plaza, #2000
New York, NY 10111
Peter V. Stanton, CEO
Lori Russo, President
Emily Wenstrom, VP
Stanton Communications, Inc., is a strategic public relations firm providing counsel and program implementation to clients across the globe. We are fully independent and wholly dedicated to advancing our clients’ business goals through creative communication.
For more than 30 years, the firm has enjoyed a reputation for combining serious strategic thinking with service excellence, and for blending thoughtfulness and strategy with tremendous agility. We build our teams with a balance of talent so clients benefit from the best we have to offer.
Among our clients are some of the world’s most successful organizations in multiple industry sectors including energy, technology, tourism and lifestyle, professional societies and industry associations. We provide a range of services from issue communication and public affairs to strategic communication planning, reputation enhancement, marketing communication, crisis mitigation and spokesperson preparation.
On behalf of our clients, Stanton Communications has won more than 50 industry awards including multiple Silver Anvils, the public relations profession’s highest honor. We were named among the Agency Elite Top 100 in PR News’ inaugural listing and have been named the Best Small Agency in America by The Holmes Report, in addition to multiple citations as one of the Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.
Clients, among others, include: American Statistical Assn., International Coaching Federation, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis/World Thrombosis Day, Live! Casino & Hotel, Quad, and W. L. Gore & Associates.
1540 Broadway, Suite 4000
New York, NY 10036
Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner
Bryan Harris, COO & Managing Partner
John Liporace, Managing Partner
Maeve Hagen, President
Mike Costabile, Managing Partner
Taylor executives celebrated with leaders from the United Negro College Fund at the UNCF’s annual gala in New York City on March 24, 2021. Taylor is a longtime supporter of UNCF and HBCU’s and serves on UNCF’s New York Leadership Council.
Taylor is an agency of creative thinkers that specializes in brand building through conversation. The way we see the world defines how we work. Taylor zeros in on a brand’s context in culture and its relevance over time. Coupled with category mastery, this is what enables us to put brands into culture with authenticity and authority.
As “Shapers of Influence,” we partner with the world’s leading brands with an integrated team across all marketing disciplines. Whether it’s developing strategy, building powerful brand narratives, crafting insight-driven creative, producing content or engaging the media, everything we produce is designed to inspire, incite, and shape conversation for the benefit of our client partners, their customers and stakeholders.
Taylor’s 2022 client partners include category leading brands such as AIG, Capital One, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Diageo, Guinness, Panini America, P&G, Red Bull, Secret, Smirnoff and Tide. Founded in 1984, Taylor is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and Charlotte.
981 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. N.W. #100
Atlanta, GA 30318
Dean Trevelino, Founder & Prin., 404/214-0722 X106
Genna Keller, Founder & Prin., 404/214-0722 X105
On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Trevelino/Keller couldn’t be more proud of its ranking as the third fastest growing [organically] firm in America. Its pioneering reputation marketing approach powered by public relations, growth marketing and creative services resonates with an increasing number of emerging and middle market companies wanting a single source solution.
Its build, launch and scale mission is driven by its unprecedented ability to retain talent, having only lost two people to agencies in 19 years. The firm’s management team [average tenure of 15 years] has successfully incubated new talent, supported by its TKU professional development platform and innovative reward offerings like the recent debut of WBY, a travel curated package that sends staff members into the Wild Blue Yonder on vacation getaways.
Ranked as the #2 Atlanta-based firm, its home on Atlanta’s burgeoning urban westside, speaks to its progressive culture that sets a tone unique to the public relations marketplace. Dominating in technology while successfully growing healthcare, financial services, government, lifestyle and franchising, the firm’s client base cuts across the country and increasingly more often, around the world.
Initiatives like T/K SmallBiz—www.tksmallbiz.com—designed to serve more traditional small businesses, its corporate social responsibility platform T/K Raise —www.tkraise.com and its public education initative—www.voice4changeproject.com are examples of its efforts to support and serve the underserved.
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1614 15th St., 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
20 West Kinzie, Floor 10
Chicago, IL 60654
2222 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #300 Miami, FL 33134
Christine Turner, President
Angela Berardino,Chief Strategy Officer
Melanie Dennig, Senior Vice President
TURNER represents the world’s best luxury resorts, destinations, spirits, wellness, and outdoor brands. Our tenured teams in New York, Chicago, Denver, Charleston, Portland, and Miami, have unmatched industry experience and deliver nimble, innovative marketing communications strategies, helping brands connect and engage in a smarter, more relevant manner.
We’re a boutique-minded crew with big agency resources, infinitely nimble and constantly problem-solving in unexpected ways. Our coast-to-coast footprint integrates seamlessly with global brands, whether it’s a fitness startup, a boutique hotel, or an established outdoor brand looking for its next generation. We craft iconic ideas for heritage brands, emotional experiences for travel destinations, and unexpected stories in the wellness ecosystem. We know when to push the envelope, while ensuring brand priorities are at the forefront. We value our team above all else; we are consistently ranked as a “best place to work”, diversity and inclusivity are our strengths, and giving back is in our DNA.
Dan Simon, CEO, [email protected]
Binna Kim, President, [email protected]
Ishviene Arora, COO, [email protected]
Elspeth Rothwell, UK CEO, [email protected]
Amber Roberts, CEO, US Professional Svcs., [email protected]
Corey Goldman, Canada CEO
Eric Hazard, Managing Director, CEO, Vested Ventures, [email protected]
Christina Bertinelli, Managing Director, [email protected]
Milton Ezrati, Chief Economist
Vested is a global and integrated communications and marketing agency focused exclusively on the financial services industry. One of the world’s largest financial services agencies with offices in the US, the UK and Canada, Vested creates and delivers award-winning integrated programs for financial brands both big and small, including AON, Goldman Sachs, Grayscale, CanadaLife, Morgan Stanley, RBC and more. We attract and retain the industry’s best talent through our equity ownership model and entrepreneurial approach—from unlimited vacation days to sabbaticals. Entrepreneurial to the core, Vested launched the industry’s first agency-run investment group, Vested Ventures; acquired business journalism site Talking Biz News, digital marketing and web development agency Red Lab and financial content firm Scribe; and works closely with its sister agency, Caliber.
The agency supports a range of firms across the financial spe ctrum, including banks, asset managers, private wealth, capital markets firms, industry associations, fintech companies and more. Clients include: Aon, Acrisure, Baillard, Bloomberg, DTCC, Diebold Nixdorf, Elliptic, Finastra, Goldman Sachs, Grayscale, Morgan Stanley Wealth, Museum of American Finance, NEPC, SEI and Unison.
Additional offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Atlanta
Mike Santoro, Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Cross, President
Dave Parro, Chief Operating Officer
Allison Ward, Chief People Officer
Mark Miller, Chief Financial Officer
Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency with core capabilities in public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy and web. Through strategic programs designed to meet our clients’ needs, we offer a full range of marketing expertise—from strategy to execution.
For the past two decades, our mission has been to accelerate the growth of B2B companies. We pride ourselves on helping B2B brands reach their goals—whether that’s increasing revenue, pushing into new markets, going public or getting acquired.
Our integrated approach drives awareness, credibility and conversions for 100+ B2B technology and professional services clients worldwide. A nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Walker Sands is one of the fastest-growing B2B marketing agencies in the world, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Atlanta.
WordWrite Communications LLC
Paul Furiga, President & CEO
Jeremy Church, Partner & VP, Operations
Brenda Furiga, Partner & VP, Finance & HR
WordWrite exists to connect providers of complex services to the decision makers who hire them. We uncover, develop and share your company’s Capital S Story to reveal why someone would want to do business with you, work for you, invest in you or partner with you. Over two decades, we’ve developed and refined a trademarked approach to public relations and marketing communications that reveals the Capital S Story: StoryCrafting®. Once we uncover and develop your Capital S Story, we share it through PESO, the 21st-century standard of marketing success.
WordWrite is a member of PR Boutiques International, a worldwide collaborative network of boutique PR firms, as well as a HubSpot Certified Partner Agency and the publisher of both The Pittsburgh 100 ezine and P100 podcast.
Clients include Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, Everett & Hurite Eyecare Specialists, Koppers Inc., McClintock & Associates P.C., Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, Mobile Aspects, Pfizer, Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation, SSCOR, The Waterfront, Three Wire Systems / MyAdvisor, Waldron Private Wealth, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.