List your PR firm with O'Dwyer's and get new business

PR Firms - Our Annual Rankings of Firms & Agencies

Our May issue contains our annual rankings of PR firms in specific PR specialties such as healthcare & medical PR, food and beverage PR, technology PR and financial PR, plus key locations like New York PR agencies, Chicago PR firms, and Washington, DC.

O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings Magazine

View interactive printed May '24 PR Firm Rankings Magazine or PDF version

Main Index of Issues

Submit Profile for O'Dwyer's Magazine

Featured articles:

Navigating the Data Revolution: Recent innovations in artificial intelligence-powered technology are helping communicators overcome the challenge of mastering data science and providing a blueprint for modern PR success. -- Ken Deutsch & Adam Pawluk, JPA Health

A Playbook for Digital Transformation: The challenges that can arise—and several lessons that might be learned—when guiding clients through digital transformation. -- Neby Ejigu, Finn Partners

Winning the Agency vs. AI Battle: Companies might be tempted to handle PR duties on their own by using AI-powered technologies, but these tools can never provide the services and expertise that a good agency partner can offer. -- Tom Faust, Stanton

A Holistic Approach to Market Disruption: Successfully transforming markets through integrated marketing communications. -- Steve Halsey, G&S Business Communications

Harnessing the Power and Potential of New Tech: Knowing when and how to leverage new tools in innovative ways is essential for keeping clients on top of the game. -- Laura Cubillos, FoodMinds

Remembering the Human Element: In tech public relations and beyond, we must remember to put people front and center. -- Gerard LaFond, The Hoffman Agency

A Strategic Approach to Authentic Engagement: Taking a deep dive into the latest PR trends to effectively elevate brand visibility. -- Cathy Angel, Hemsworth

Technology Trends Transforming Marcomms: Four emerging trends that are currently shaping today’s marketing and communications landscape. -- Sally Slater & Cortney Stapleton, The Bliss Group

Tackling a New Era of Misinformation: Amid the rapid spread of misinformation, how can communicators evaluate the best response strategies and protect brands from reputational damage? -- Kathy Bloomgarden, Ruder Finn

PR Firms Post Mere 1.8% Growth in '23: Nosediving technology spending, tumbling healthcare outlays and recession-jittery consumers jolted PR in 2023 as the 147 independent firms ranked by O’Dwyer’s posted a paltry 1.8 percent growth to a combined $4.7B in fee income. -- Kevin McCauley, O'Dwyer's Editor-in-Chief

Health Firms Post Paltry 2.6% Growth in '23: The once fast-paced healthcare PR sector slowed to a crawl in 2023 as O’Dwyer’s 83 ranked health firms managed to grow only 2.6 percent to $1.7B. -- Kevin McCauley, O'Dwyer's Editor-in-Chief

2023 Was 'Mixed Bag' for Financial PR Firms: O’Dwyer’s interviewed executives at some of the top-ranked PR agencies representing the financial services sector to hear how they handled a roller coaster of a year and what trends they predict for the finance world in the coming year and beyond. -- Jon Gingerich, Sr. Editor, O'Dwyer's Magazine

A Tough 2023 for Tech: Any way you slice it, the tech sector had a tough year. While 78 firms appeared on our 2023 list, for 2024 that number has slid to 64. -- Steve Barnes, O'Dwyer's Assoc. Editor



Profiles of Top PR Firms:

5W Public Relations

3 Park Ave., 19th Flr.
New York, NY 10016
212/999-5585
Fax: 646/328-1711
[email protected]
www.5wpr.com
IG: @5wpr
Linkedin.com/company/5w-public-relations
Facebook.com/5WPublicRelations
X: @5W_PR
TikTok: @5wpr_
Blog: www.5wpr.com/new/

Additional Office: Miami, FL

Dara Busch, Matthew Caiola, Co-CEOs
Ronn Torossian, Founder & Chmn.

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 250+ 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 lines, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold, and results-driven approach to communication.

5WPR’s notable clients include GNC Holdings, G-SHOCK, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Axiom Space, Cirrus Nexus, L'Oreal, The Pioneer Woman, iDEAL Semiconductor, Integral Ad Science, Samsung SmartThings, Zeta Global, and Ethique. We were recognized as a Top Places to Work in Communications 2024 by Ragan’s and named to the 2024 DigiDay WorkLife Employer of the Year list; and our innovative work has been awarded Female Executive of the Year; Consumer Product PR Campaign of the Year; Business-to-Business Campaign of the Year; and Travel & Tourism Campaign of the Year.



APCO

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20004
202/778-1000
Fax: 202/466-6002
[email protected]
www.apcoworldwide.com

Margery Kraus, Founder & Executive Chairman
Brad Staples, CEO

APCO is a global advisory and advocacy firm helping leading corporations, foundations and governments navigate a complex world and create lasting impact.

Founded in 1984, with one woman’s vision and bold action, APCO has grown into an independent, majority women-owned firm of more than 1,200 employees with work spanning 80 markets around the world.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO is comprised of strategic advisers, consultants and creators, working together across borders and functions, to provide services and expertise on financial, competitive, political and societal issues.

APCO is a trusted partner to bold purpose-led leaders, lawmakers, government officials, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders. For 40 years, APCO has been renowned for its ability to champion clients’ interests and permission to operate, build client reputation and strengthen client standing.

By bringing diverse people and ideas together, and working beyond traditional boundaries, APCO builds the un/common ground upon which progress is made.



Avoq

1201 New York Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
202/544-8400
Teamavoq.com

Nicole Cornish, CEO
Molly Scherrman, COO
Dave Metzger, CFO
Paul Frick, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Dan Sallick, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Eric Sedler, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Steve Elmendorf, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Jimmy Ryan, Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Avoq (uh-VOKE), born of the 2023 merger of Subject Matter and Kivvit, offers strategic communications, issue advocacy and creative content from one insights-driven firm. Our integrated company embraces an ethos of creative advocacy—informed thinking, fresh perspectives and unique solutions—to drive outcomes. Each company brought decades of experience and unique strengths to form a complementary business. We’ve further enhanced our service offerings and created more value for clients by integrating Subject Matter’s government relations work and creative advocacy mission with Kivvit’s digital, data and communications resources. The result is a well-rounded and robust firm capable of landing front-page stories, producing Super Bowl ads and driving policy change at all levels of government.

Avoq, a national advocacy and communications firm.Avoq, a national advocacy and communications firm.

With unrivaled insight into our audience and their behavior, we’re able to draw on our expertise in helping clients break through the noise and achieve results—spanning advertising, public affairs, strategic communications, media relations, government relations, digital strategy, narrative building, website and app development, research and data analysis.

As we’ve grown, we have prioritized a boutique experience for clients so that they stay close to our senior leadership while getting the benefits of a full-service firm. Our staff includes former press secretaries, chief of staffs, chief marketing officers, journalists and even published authors. Our talent leverages these experiences to inform the most successful approaches for our clients.



The Bliss Group
Member of the Next Practices Group

230 Park Avenue
Second Floor West
New York, NY 10169
212/840-1661
Fax: 212/840-1663
theblissgrp.com

Cortney Stapleton, CEO
Bob Pearson, Chair
Michael Roth, Managing Partner
Reed Handley, Executive VP, Head of Growth, co-Leader of the Financial Services Practice
Alexis Odesser, Executive VP, Head of Acct. Excellence, Co-Leader of the Healthcare Practice
Sally Slater, Executive VP, Head of Innovation & Integrated Marketing
Keri Toomey, Executive VP, Head of Employee Experience, Co-Leader of the Business and Professional Services Practice
Greg Hassel, Senior VP, co-Leader of the Financial Services Practice
Ken Kerrigan, Senior VP, Co-leader of the Business and Professional Services Practice
Megan Tuck, Senior VP, co-Leader of Bliss Impact
Emily Porro, Senior VP, co-Leader of Bliss Impact
Bill Smith, Senior VP, Head of Integrated Earned Media
Meghan Powers, Group VP, Leader of the Bliss Workplace Specialty Group
Alana Gold, Group VP, Professional Services
Adam Schwartzman, Group VP, Head of Content
Janine Savarese, CEO, NextTech Communications, a Bliss Group company
Gloria Vanderham, CEO, Bliss Bio Health, a Bliss Group company

The Bliss Group is a marketing communications agency that blends data science with the art of storytelling to target priority audiences with precision, empathy, and purpose. We discover the insights that bring change to life for organizations across the healthcare, financial, technology, business and professional sectors. Our work is about building value that echoes in the minds of stakeholders and the marketplace. With each narrative and every strategy, we employ deep intelligence, rich industry experience and an unwavering commitment to excellence to transform brands into beacons of influence and impact. Clients include some of the most respected names in the industries we serve: BDO, BILL, CFP Board, CVS Health and Aetna, DaVita , Exponent Women, Ford Foundation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, KeyCorp, Korn Ferry, Kotter, Morgan Stanley, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Nationwide, NFP, RapidRatings, Stanley, Black & Decker and West Monroe. Want to learn more? Contact us at [email protected].



Boardroom Communications Inc.

1776 No. Pine Island Rd., #320
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322
954/370-8999
[email protected]
www.boardroompr.com
Location: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Naples

Julie Talenfeld, President
Don Silver, COO
Todd Templin, Executive VP
Eric Kalis, Senior VP
Jennifer Clarin, Michelle Griffith, 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, video production and offer branding capabilities, consisting of logo, graphic design, copywriting and video production.

Representative clients: Alper JCC, Associated Builders and Contractors East Florida, BTT Corp., Concord Wilshire, Crane Tech, Development Specialists, Easton Group, Ecowize USA, Encore Capital Management, Fiske & Co. CPAs, Florida’s Childrens First, Florida East Coast Realty, Florida Peninsula Insurance Co., Geis, Gloria Gates Care, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Illustrated Properties, IStar Financial, J.M. Family, JAFCO, KW Property Management, Klotz Group, The Keyes Company, Lynd Companies, Marshall Dennehey, Miller Construction, Minto Communities, Nason Yeager, Pebb Enterprises, Plantation Walk, Pulte Group, RKW Residential, Rivergate Companies, Rentyl Resorts, SSRGA, Salato, Senolytix, Shutts, South Motors, South Florida Manufacturers Assoc., SRF Ventures, Standard Cos., Summit Broadband, Forman Capital, Tricera Capital, Tropical Financial Credit Union, U.S. Construction, Wexford Real Estate and Yacht Haven.



Bospar

Located in every major city, including: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Austin.
844/526-7727 (844/5-BOSPAR)
@BosparPR
vimeo.com/821307230

Chris Boehlke, Curtis Sparrer, Tom Carpenter, Principals

Tired of reading the same basic agency descriptions over and over?

Us too.

Let’s talk about what really matters: results.

Bospar is the only agency named one of Fortune’s Most Innovative Companies.

Fast Company included us in its “Brands That Matter” list.

Financial Times says we’re one of the 500 Fastest-Growing Companies in the Americas.

PRWeek awarded us for “Best Consumer Launch” and “Best Promotional Event.”

PRNews placed us among its “Elite Top 100 Agencies” for 2024.

And yes, we’re one of O’Dwyer’s Top 50 in Tech PR!

A few of our “politely pushy” Bospartans.A few of our “politely pushy” Bospartans.

Why Bospar? Because we know what it takes to secure transformative coverage. We know how to craft and deliver stories that matter—right now—and how to be “politely pushy” to ensure those stories are seen, heard and read by the right audiences.

We’ve also been all-remote since before it was cool—a model that enabled Bospar to build the most strategic, responsive and delightful team of media, social and content experts in the industry.



BRG Communications

201 N Union St., #110
Alexandria, VA 22314
703/739-8350
[email protected]
brgcommunications.com
linkedin.com/company/brg-communications
instagram.com/brgcommunications
facebook.com/BRGCommunications
x.com/BRGLiving

Jane Barwis. pres. & CEO
Michael Sloan, COO
Shannon McDaniel, Laurie Mobley, exec. VPs

Named 2023 and 2024 Outstanding Boutique Agency by PRWeek, BRG forms strategic campaigns that address critical health and social issues, strengthen brand reputation, build awareness. educate and drive positive change.

A few of our “politely pushy” Bospartans.BRG team

Services offered: Strategic planning and research, corporate social responsibility, consumer awareness campaigns, media relations, social media. digital marketing, thought leadership, cause marketing, 82B outreach. branding. design, scientific communications, influencer relations, content creation.

BRG clients include corporations. nonprofit organizations, industry associations and medical societies focused on health. science. safety and wellness for individuals and communities.



Cognito

1040 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Flr., #14B
New York, NY 10018
646/395-6300
[email protected]
www.cognitomedia.com
Instagram: @cognitomedia
Twitter: @cognitomedia

Andrew Marshall, Mng. Dir. & Vice Chmn.
[email protected]

Tom Coombes, Founder
Andrew Marshall, Vice Chairman
Jade Bestley, Director
Sam Barber, Taylor Fenske, Doug Hesney, Senior Vice Presidents
Angela Byrne, U.S. Director

Cognito is a specialist communications & marketing agency working at the intersection of finance, technology and the climate transition. With 85+ consultants deeply connected in markets across North America, Europe, DACH & APAC, we collaborate with targeted media, influencers, clients, academics and partners.

Based in midtown Manhattan, Cognito’s management team includes (L-R) Sam Barber, Taylor Fenske, Andrew Marshall, Jade Bestley, Angela Byrne and Doug Hesney.Based in midtown Manhattan, Cognito’s management team includes (L-R) Sam Barber, Taylor Fenske, Andrew Marshall, Jade Bestley, Angela Byrne and Doug Hesney.

Client partners rely on Cognito to help manage different levels of reputations, handle heavy issues, become industry disrupters and build true value in complex and competitive markets. As an agency, our strength is our diversity in client specialization. Clients trust our deep knowledge of financial markets and technology—a strength that is supported by our differences. We bring together perspectives from across generations, geographies and channels. Across our team we have worked as seasoned communications professionals and agency leaders, as well as bankers, journalists or social media influencers.



Coyne Public Relations

5 Wood Hollow Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973/588-2000
www.coynepr.com

501 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
212/938-0166

Thomas F. Coyne, Founder & CEO
Rich Lukis and John Gogarty, President
Cathy Clarkin, Chief Financial Officer
Clara Heffernan, Chief People Officer
Kelly Dencker, Jennifer Kamienski, Tim Schramm & Lisa Wolleon, Executive Vice Presidents

Founded in 1991, Coyne PR is a leading independent public relations firm in the United States, thriving in the global communications landscape. Our firm is committed to excellence and innovation and delivers impactful strategies and creative solutions for some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Our team of more than 150 professionals, based in vibrant New York and New Jersey offices, collaborates across a network spanning 115 cities, 49 countries, and six continents, thanks to our partnership with The Worldcom Public Relations Group. At Coyne PR, we pride ourselves on navigating the complexities of a rapidly evolving media environment, ensuring our clients achieve their communication goals with precision and flair. Our work, recognized with over 1,000 industry awards, reflects our dedication to creativity, strategic planning, and exceptional service. To discover how Coyne PR can elevate your brand’s message and connect with global audiences, visit www.coynepr.com.

Clients Include: AbsoluteCare, American Petroleum Institute, Arla Foods, ASPCA, Bausch Health, Bayer Healthcare, Bimbo Bakeries USA, BMW of North America, Casio America, Chiquita Brands, Colonial Pipeline, Community Coffee, Covanta, Del Monte Foods, Edible Brands, Eggland’s Best, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Geneo, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Haply Robotics, HelloFresh, Hemmings, Hilton, Holcim Building Envelope, Horizon Group USA, Humana, Indeed, International Code Council, Jerome Alexander, Just Born Quality Confections, KISS, Kobrand Corp., Kura Sushi, L’Oreal USA, Labcorp, LIV Golf, MDLive, Merchants Fleet, Midea, Mindreader, Mohegan Sun, Naterra International, Ollie’s, Orangetheory Fitness, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Outrigger Hospitality Group, Owens Corning, Pacira BioSciences, Perrigo, Prestige Brands, PXG Golf, Scenic, Shell Oil Company, Signature Wafers, Signify, Spin Master, StarKist, Stellantis, Stryker Orthopaedics, Truckstop, TYR Sport, Ubenwa Health, University of Virginia, V Foundation and VTech.



Crosby

705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
410/626-0805
www.crosbymarketing.com

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

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.

Now in its 50th year, 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 everyone in America.

Crosby’s leadership team includes (L to 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.Crosby’s leadership team includes (L to 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 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, Kaiser Permanente, OrganDonor.gov, Peace Corps, 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, USAA Educational Foundation, 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, American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), and Diversity Action Alliance. 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.



Edelman

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

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).



Fahlgren Mortine

4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
614/383-1500
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.fahlgrenmortine.com

Neil Mortine, Chairman & CEO
Marty McDonald, President

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; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo. and New York City.

The agency is a member of the global IPREX network.

Industry expertise includes B2B, building products, CPG, economic development, energy, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, logistics, retail, technology 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 is one of the many reasons clients choose 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.



Finn Partners

1675 Broadway New York, NY 10019
212/715-1600
www.finnpartners.com

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 more than 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. 12 years later, in the wake of seismic changes across business, culture and society, 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 is a trusted partner to clients in a shifting world, achieving record growth and global powerhouse status as one of Fast Company’s 2024 Most Innovative Companies.

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 health, consumer, travel, purpose/CSR, technology, financial services, employee engagement andintegrated marketing.

With more than 1,400 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.



French | West | Vaughan

112 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
919/832-6300
www.fwv-us.com

Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President
Natalie Best, Chief Operating Officer

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s largest public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency, a distinction it has held since 2001. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and founded in April 1997, FWV has received 30 Global or National Agency of the Year honors over the past 27 years.

FWV is the parent company of fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City); mobility and transportation-focused agency TMG (Detroit); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching and feature film development imprint Prix Productions (L.A.). FWV employs more than 140 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C., headquarters and offices around the country.

In addition to its National Agency of the Year honors, FWV has amassed more than 1,600 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of its global roster of blue-chip clients, which includes Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Teen Cancer America, Mitsubishi Electric, N.A. and the N.C. Department of Transportation, among others. It is the most-decorated agency in the history of the Southeastern U.S.



G&S Business Communications

111 West 33rd Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
212/697-2600
www.gscommunications.com

Locations: New York, Chicago and Raleigh

Steve Halsey, Chief Growth Officer, [email protected]
Anne Green, CEO

G&S is an integrated marketing communications agency. We are a team of media strategists, storytellers, marketers, analysts, and creatives who engage audiences and inspire action, resulting in business growth. Our clients are Fortune 500, mid-market companies and innovative start-ups that fuel transformation across six key industries. This includes: Advanced Manufacturing & Energy; Agribusiness; Healthcare & Wellness; Home & Building; Landscaping & Outdoor Living; and, Professional & Financial Services. We offer a range of specialized services including: Strategy & Insights; Branding; Public Relations; Social Media; Marketing & Analytics; Content; Advertising; and, Digital Experience.

We are proudly independent and midsized. This keeps us nimble and able to provide the senior counsel our clients need. We are a hybrid operation with three main offices in Chicago, Raleigh, and our headquarters in New York City. As a decades-long partner in PROI Worldwide, we also offer our clients a global network of in-language and in-time zone support across 60 countries and 165 major cities including London, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

Contact us at www.gscommunications.com to learn how we help innovative companies change the world.



Hemsworth

[email protected]
954/319-1787
HemsworthCommunications.com
Instagram.com/HemsworthPR
Facebook.com/HemsworthCommunications
LinkedIn.com/CompanyHemsworth-Communications

Samantha Jacobs, Founder and President
Michael Jacobs, Chief Operations Officer
Cathy Hayes, Vice President
Lacey Outten, Associate Vice President, Food/Wine/Spirits
Kayla Atwater, Associate Vice President, Travel/Hospitality

Celebrating a decade of innovation and distinction in 2024, Hemsworth is a top-ranked public relations and communications firm with locations in Atlanta, Charleston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, New York City and Tampa, as well as a network of top freelancers in other top-tier media markets globally. The agency specializes in crafting tailored communications programs for clients within the travel/tourism, food, wine and spirits, franchising and lifestyle sectors including brand strategy, media relations, social media, influencer marketing, event programming, thought leadership, crisis communications and strategic alliances. A boutique-sized firm with an impressive background, Hemsworth combines unprecedented passion, insight and connections to surpass client expectations, offering personal service and powerful results.



Highwire

727 Sansome St., #100
San Francisco, CA 94111
415/963-4174
[email protected]
www.highwirepr.com

10 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago IL 60654

31 East 32nd St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016

142 Berkeley St., 4th Flr.
Boston, MA 02116

Emily Borders, Kathleen Gratehouse and Carol Carrubba, Principals

Highwire is an inclusive strategic communications and digital marketing partner designed for category leaders and challengers across the technology and healthcare sectors. Highwire’s client portfolio includes leaders in enterprise and B2B technology, healthcare, AI, cybersecurity, energy and financial services. In healthcare, clients span MedTech, diagnostics, primary care, behavioral health, remote care platforms and more. Highwire’s team is composed of veteran communicators, marketers and former journalists with deep technical expertise paired with expansive industry knowledge.

Highwire at its 2024 all-agency Kickoff.Highwire at its 2024 all-agency Kickoff.

Highwire’s fully integrated programs leverage digital and social media channels, earned media, and editorial and creative services to drive businesses forward.

The agency continues to lead in the communications and marketing sectors by providing innovative, integrated, and high-impact public relations and marketing programs, while maintaining a sustainable and energizing environment for its team members. Highwire is a signatory with the Diversity Action Alliance (DAA) and is committed to expanding diverse representation in our agency and our industry while fostering an inclusive agency environment, where every employee can be seen, heard, and valued.

In 2022, Highwire secured a strategic investment from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm specializing in media, entertainment, communications and related sectors to fuel the growth of its integrated communications and digital marketing services. This partnership will enable Highwire to evaluate strategic additions to its healthcare practice as well as further develop its digital marketing services, data analytics, public affairs and corporate communications capabilities.



The Hoffman Agency

325 South 1st St., 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
408/286-2611
Fax: 408/286-0133
[email protected]
www.hoffman.com

Lou Hoffman, CEO
Caroline Hsu, Global Technology Officer (APAC contact)
Lydia Lau, CFO / EVP of Global Operations
Gerard LaFond, Managing Director, North America
Kymra Knuth, Chief Client Officer, North America
Steve Jursa, EVP, North America
Jenny Fieldgate, Managing Director, Europe

Defining communications broadly to include thought leadership, digital marketing, and paid media as well as traditional PR, The Hoffman Agency knows how to differentiate brands and drive sales. With a 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. The firm applies this same mentality to its talent acquisition and marketing services. The firm is increasingly helping non-tech companies tell tech-led stories.

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 embraces 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.



Hotwire

200 Broadway, Industrious 3rd Flr., office 304
New York, NY 10038
646/974-9490
[email protected]
hotwireglobal.com
@hotwireglobal

655 Montgomery St., #850
San Francisco, CA 94111

323 N Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401

Heather Kernahan, Global CEO
Will Hutchinson, Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Heather Craft, CEO, North America
Ute Hildebrandt, CEO, Continental Europe
Jeremy Lucas, CEO, UK
Laura Macdonald, Chief Growth Officer
Stephanie Pastorelli, Chief People and Culture Officer
Beatrice Agostinacchio, Managing Director, Italy & Spain
Virginie Puchaux, Managing Director, France
Anol Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Marketing, Asia Pacific
Melissa Cullen, Managing Director, Communications, Asia Pacific
Martin Opercan, Managing Director, Germany

Hotwire is a tech PR, communications, and marketing consultancy. Globally, top technology brands partner with us for expert consultancy to scale and support their businesses. Found at the intersection of technology and humanity, our 400+ people in 11 countries weave global experience and local expertise to define, measure, and repeat success across reputation, relationship, and revenue campaigns.



HUNTER

One World Trade Center, Floor 68
New York, NY 10007

Los Angeles:
The Lot at Formosa
1041 N. Formosa Avenue
FWB STE 500
West Hollywood, CA 90046

London:
Blue Fin Building
Third Floor 110 Southwark Street
London, SE1 0SU

Samara Farber Mormar, Chief Marketing Officer, [email protected]

www.hunterpr.com
Instagram.com/hunterprny/?hl=en
LinkedIn.com/company/hunterny

HUNTER is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm frequently celebrated as a “Best Place to Work” and “Consumer Agency of the Year” 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. Our 270+ person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions including strategic planning, media relations, social and digital media, talent and influencer engagement, experiential marketing, multicultural outreach, and content creation and distribution across all platforms and channels to earn valuable positive attention. We are proud to create, place, share and amplify brand narratives for some of the world’s best known and most beloved companies.

Better Together! We believe the real magic happens when we work together and build on each other’s passions. Among our growing agency team, we foster an environment of community, collaboration and creativity.Better Together! We believe the real magic happens when we work together and build on each other’s passions. Among our growing agency team, we foster an environment of community, collaboration and creativity.

Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, HUNTER has expanded organically into adjacent categories as our clients moved on to new sectors and took us with them. In addition to Food + Beverage, leading practice areas now include Technology, Retail, Health + Wellness, Beauty + Personal Care, Wine + Spirits, Home + Travel, and Lifestyle Brands. 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 35 years ago and still a client today.



ICR

685 Third Ave., 2nd Flr.
New York, NY 10017
646/277-1200
[email protected]
icrinc.com
Twitter: @ICRPR
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/164280/

ICR, LLC:
761 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851
203/682-8200

ICR Westwicke:
2800 Quarry Lake Dr., Suite 380 Baltimore, MD 21209
443/213-0500

ICR Lumina:
3031 Tish Way, Suite 1002
San Jose, CA 95128
408/680-0566

ICR Lumina:
7924 Ivanhoe Ave., Suites 2 and 4 San Diego, CA 92037
408/680-0566

ICR, LLC:
Unit 805, Tower 1, Prosper Center No. 5 Guanghua Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing 1000020, PR China
86 10 5603 3382

ICR Consilium:
85 Gresham St., London EC2V 7NQ, United Kingdom
44 20 3709 5700

Thomas Ryan, CEO ([email protected])
Don Duffy, President ([email protected])
John Sorensen, COO ([email protected])
Michael Fox, Chief Client Officer ([email protected])
Robert Spezzano, CFO ([email protected])
Lindley Maglio, Chief People Officer ([email protected])

Established in 1998, ICR partners with public and private companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs, and manage complex transactions and corporate events to enhance long-term enterprise value and corporate reputation. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to hundreds of clients across more than 20 industry groups. With more than 400 team members, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms, maintaining offices in New York, Connecticut, Boston, Baltimore, San Jose, London, and Beijing. Learn more at icrinc.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and on X at @ICRPR.



Infinite Global

21 W 38th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
917/602-0545
www.infiniteglobal.com
www.linkedin.com/company/infiniteglobal
twitter.com/igc_us

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.



JPA Health

1101 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036
202/591-4000
Fax: 202/591-4000
[email protected]
www.jpa.com
X/Twitter: @JPAHealthComm
LinkedIn: @JPAHealthCommunications
Facebook: @JPAHealth
Instagram: @jpahealth

Carrie Jones, CEO
Chris Sousa, CFO
Adam Pawluk, Chief Client Officer
Tish Van Dyke, Exec. VP, Public Health & One Health
Claire Morse, Sr. VP, Human Resources

JPA Health is a full-service, integrated marketing communications agency that is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in New York, Boston and London. We work exclusively in the health sector with a team that is laser focused on helping people live healthier lives. Our passion can be summed up in one word: Connect’ability, a term that JPA coined to reflect how we “bring it together” for our clients.

In 2023, JPA Health introduced its One Health practice group, backed by subject matter experts who understand the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. We now offer clients a comprehensive suite of marcomm services, including stakeholder engagement, advocacy, leadership development, and risk preparedness.

In September 2023, JPA acquired True North Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in commercial, clinical, and medical affairs. With expertise in digital acceleration and customized predictive analytics, as well as solutions powered by AI and natural language processing, True North is now fully integrated into the JPA Health team, offering our clients end-to-end research, marketing, and commercialization solutions.

Clients Include: ACOG, American Assn. of Clinical Endocrinology, American Assn. of Immunologists, American Gastroenterological Assn., American Kidney Fund, Amicus Therapeutics, Anxiety UK, Applied Therapeutics Inc., Arvinas, Ascendis Pharma Endocrinology, Assn. of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, Astrazeneca Pharmaceutical, Astria Therapeutics, Inc., Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Be The Match, BioMendics, LLC, Blue Circle Health, BlueWind Medical, Cardurion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (FMO), Checkpoint Surgical, CND Life Sciences, College of American Pathologists, Community Catalyst, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, Edelman, Eli Lilly and Company Limited, FirstRespondersFirst, Fors Marsh Group, Foundation for Podiatric Education, Glaukos Corporation, Global Allergy and Airways Patient Platform, GSK, Hendall Inc., ICF Incorporated, LLC, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., IgGenix, Intuitive Surgical, Kroger Health, Leadiant Bioscience, Leapfrog Group, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, LUGPA, LUNGevity Foundation, Mass General Brigham Incorporated, Medicines360, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Milestone Pharmaceuticals, National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), Nobelpharma America, LLC, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law (Georgetown University), Orexo US, Inc., Public Health Accreditation Board, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Sage Therapeutics, Inc., SAMHSA, Sanofi Genzyme, SIGA Technologies, Society for Women’s Health Research, Takeda, The George Washington University—Workplace Change Collaborative, The Physicians Foundation, The Sheri & Les Biller Family Foundation, University of Maryland College Park, US Pharmacopeia, Vibrant and Wondros.



Landis Communications Inc.

2032 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
415/561-0888
Fax: 415/561-0778
[email protected]
www.landispr.com

Sean Dowdall, President
Brianne Miller, Managing Director

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 33 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.

The Landis team.The Landis team.

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, Align Surgical Associates, Amgen, Centre for Neuro Skills, Stanford Blood Center, 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, SF Travel, London & Partners 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.



LaunchSquad

373 Park Ave. South, 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10016
212/564-3665
[email protected]
www.launchsquad.com
New Business:
Mike Schroeder ([email protected])
Meghan Cavanaugh, content ([email protected])

San Francisco Office:
333 Bush St., 4th Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Large employee presence in New York NY, San Francisco CA, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Austin TX, Denver CO and Los Angeles CA.

Jason Mandell, Partner
Jesse Odell, Partner
Brett Weiner, Partner
Meghan Cavanaugh, Senior VP, Content Practice Lead
Lisa Picasso, Senior VP, Consumer Practice Lead
Jen Holmes, Senior VP, Enterprise + Deep Tech Practice Lead
Gavin Skillman, Senior VP, Enterprise Practice Lead
Matt Calderone, Senior VP, Climate Practice Lead
Rachel Shepheard, Senior VP
Amy Arthur, Senior VP, Finance
Mike Schroeder, Senior VP, New Clients + Frontier Tech Lead

LaunchSquad is an award-winning PR and creative communications agency with a talent-rich team across the US, specializing in crafting stories for innovative, fast-growing, change-the-world companies.

For 24 years, LaunchSquad has helped clients raise billions in funding, fueled IPOs/exits, and accelerated countless upstarts from unknown brands to market leaders. Their expertise spans consumer-facing and B2B clients in various industries, including climate/energy, AI, healthcare, transportation, consumer and enterprise technology, entertainment/media, e-commerce, finance, retail and more.



Lawlor Media Group

225 W. 34th St., 9th flr.
New York, NY 10122
212/967-6900
[email protected]
www.lawlormediagroup.com

Norah Lawlor, Founder, 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

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/308-8880
[email protected]
www.louhammond.com

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, Miami, and Tampa, the agency has 45 employees offering brand development, public relations, digital strategy, social media management and analysis, creative programming, and marketing strategy.

Celebrating 40 years, LHG is an industry leader providing superior, results-driven services to clients globally. Founded by industry trailblazer Lou Hammond, the agency takes pride in remaining fiercely independent and departing from business-as-usual. 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.



Lowe Group

250 E. Wisconsin Ave., #875
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414/376-7240
[email protected]
www.lowecom.com

Jody Lowe, President & Founder
Benjamin Bishop, Principal & Managing Director
Greg Joslyn, Executive Vice President, Media Relations
Pat Allen, Executive Vice President, LG Digital

Lowe Group celebrated 20 years serving asset managers, ETFs and mutual funds, RIAs and financial advisory firms, private equity and other alternative-investment managers, fintechs, ESG/sustainable and impact investment firms. Our financial PR services include media outreach, content marketing, reputation management, crisis communications and media training. LG Digital services include web strategy and consulting, SEO, advertising, email and marketing automation, sales enablement and analytics.

Lowe Group helps investment organizations reach their target audiences—with high-impact PR and digital marketing. We help clients grow awareness of products, services and leaders and build and maintain credibility and visibility. Proving the measurable benefits of the impact of our work is our specialty. Our experienced financial professionals hail from investment management firms, hedge funds and financial journalism.

Subscribe to the Lowe Down Blog for weekly commentary on timely investment PR and digital marketing trends. And our Insider’s List of Investment Podcast is regularly updated with recommended financial podcasts.



MediaSource
Serving clients nationwide

1800 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
614/932-9950
[email protected]
www.mediasourcetv.com

Lisa Arledge Powell, President & Founder
Kevin Volz, Principal & Vice President of Strategy
Shannon McCormick, Principal & Vice President of Public Relations
Jerred Ziegler, Vice President of Creative

Results start with us. MediaSource is a certified women-owned health care communications agency that helps organizations meet business goals by combining storytelling with strategy. With a 25-year history of elevating healthcare brands across the U.S., our team understands the realities of the healthcare industry with proven results that drive patients, recruitment, reputation and business. That’s right; Campaigns that actually drive business to your healthcare organization! There’s a reason why we were named Best Healthcare Agency by Ragan Communications for an unprecedented four years in a row. We know health care. Our award-winning collection of veteran public relations experts, producers and strategic analysts have the expertise to take your projects to the next level. Working as true partners, our team is known to quickly align with internal teams for collaboration that moves the needle for respected organizations.

MediaSource President and Founder, Lisa Arledge Powell.MediaSource President and Founder, Lisa Arledge Powell.

You’ve probably seen many of our clients’ stories in the news, including work for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Health, Orlando Health, National Jewish Health, El Camino Health, Northwell Health and many more.

Let’s get to work discovering and creating stories that will help you reach your goals. To learn about our PR, thought leadership content, video storytelling and other specialties, visit mediasourcetv.com.



Moore, Inc.

2011 Delta Blvd.
Tallahassee, Fl 32303
850/224-0174
[email protected]
themooreagency.com

Karen B. Moore, CEO & Founder
Terrie Ard, President & COO
Richard Moore, CFO & General Counsel
Andrea Blount, VP of Business & Administration

As one of the leading independent communications agencies in the nation, Moore’s team of 50+ accomplished marketers, designers, advertisers and business strategists works with for-profit, non-profit and government organizations across the U.S to build trusted influence, deliver impactful results and achieve goals. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida with market hubs in West Palm Beach, Miami, Denver and New Orleans, Moore is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 and the world’s top 200 PR firms.

Moore consistently ranks among the top 50 agencies in the U.S. and top 200 in the world, and recently added a Webby to its trophy case of industry awards. But leaders, team members and clients say it’s Moore’s workplace culture that truly sets the agency apart.Moore consistently ranks among the top 50 agencies in the U.S. and top 200 in the world, and recently added a Webby to its trophy case of industry awards. But leaders, team members and clients say it’s Moore’s workplace culture that truly sets the agency apart.

Moore’s focused practice areas include public relations, marketing communications, digital, paid media, data strategy, crisis communications and multicultural communications. Moore represents top brands in a variety of sectors such as Ford Motor Company, Takeda, the City of West Palm Beach, the National Association of Workforce Boards, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Florida Department of Agriculture, Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation and more.

With 30+ years in business, Moore’s 97% client retention rate among current clients and 79% revenue growth over the past five years are contributing factors to Moore’s success. With a?continued focus on corporate culture, talent acquisition and talent development,?Moore has garnered?an impressive 92% employee retention rate. In fact, nearly 25% of Moore team members have been with the agency for 10 years or more.



Padilla

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

Matt Kucharski, President

Padilla is a full-service agency that transforms brands and organizations through strategically creative communications. Our work across a range of industry sectors is consistently recognized by the PRWeek Awards, PRovoke IN2 SABRE Awards and PRSA Anvil Awards, among others. Padilla operates in seven cities in the U.S. through its family of brands, which includes SHIFT (performance communications), FoodMinds (food and nutrition affairs) and Joe Smith (brand strategy). 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.



PAN

125 High St., 2nd flr.
Boston, MA 02110
617/502-4300
[email protected]
www.pancomm.com

Boston | San Francisco | New York | Austin | Chicago | London | Virtual

Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, Chief Marketing Officer
Elizabeth Famiglietti, Chief People and Culture Officer
Darlene Doyle, Chief Client Officer
Megan Kessler, Chief of Integrated Marketing & Strategy
Gary Torpey, Chief Financial Officer
Dan Martin, EVP, Healthcare
Nia Evans, Managing Dir., UK

PAN is the brand-to-demand agency that empowers possibility for B2B tech and healthcare companies worldwide. Forged from PR, we are storytellers at heart with deep industry experience and a strategic, data-driven mindset. We move ideas across media, people to action, campaigns to results, and brands to the next stage of their journey. Our special sauce is a mix of dedicated senior leaders, creative makers, everyday superstars, and analytical minds that turn data intelligence into key insights.

After nearly 30 years in business, we are specialists in the art of telling brand stories, and experts in the science of marketing and driving demand. Recognized as a 2x Tech Agency of the Year and recent Data-Driven Agency of the Year, we thrive at the forefront of disruption and help mid- to late-stage brands navigate their most critical transformational moments.

Come see what’s possible.

Clients Include: Algolia, Amdocs, Apptio, athenahealth, Aurora Solar, Bitdefender, Booz Allen, Botify, Brightside Health, CivicPlus, ClosedLoop AI, Clarify Health, Commure, DISCO, iCIMS, LeanTaaS, Loyal Health, Nuance, OM1, One Stream Software, Powin, Salucro Healthcare Solutions, Thales, atX, Toshiba/Americas and UPS Capital.



Prosek Partners

28 East 28th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212/279-3115
[email protected]
www.prosek.com

Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Caroline Gibson, Karen Niovitch Davis, Mike Geller, Neil Goklani, Brian Schaffer, Nadia Damouni, Thomas Rozycki, Dan Allocca, Jim David, Partners

Prosek Partners builds—and protects—the top brands in business. We are a certified Woman-Owned Business and among the largest independent, integrated communications and marketing firms globally.

Specializing in providing a full range of communications solutions to financial and professional services companies, Prosek delivers business impact through an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy. Services include media relations, thought leadership, social and digital media, public affairs, investor relations, financial communications, transaction services, crisis communications and issues management, content creation, conference support, publishing, media training and more.

Prosek’s strategic branding and integrated marketing arm—Prophecy by Prosek—offers brand strategy, award-winning design, digital and advertising capabilities.

Prosek has been named PRovoke Media’s “Global and North American Financial Agency of the Year” and a top-five global M&A and shareholder activism agency.



Pugh & Tiller PR

1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Ste. 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
410/972-4622
[email protected]
www.pughandtillerpr.com

Other Office Locations:
Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida

Jessica Tiller, Matthew Pugh, Partners
Ray Weiss, Senior Counsel

Pugh & Tiller PR helps B2B businesses and organizations reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve their communications and business objectives.

Staffing accounts with senior-level executives, we have developed a lasting reputation for getting results by using an integrated approach to communications throughout our 15-year history. Our services include branding and identity development, media and analyst relations, social media, crisis communications, integrated and digital marketing services—all anchored by strategic communications planning.

Industry focuses include: commercial real estate, healthcare, insurance and employee benefits, professional services, cybersecurity and technology. We also specialize in helping international companies establish and maintain brand visibility and awareness in the U.S. market, as well as developing and executing communications plans to support M&A activity.



Racepoint Global, Inc.

75 State Street, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109
617/624-3200
www.racepointglobal.com
[email protected]

Larry Weber, Founder and Chairman
Bob Osmond, President
Phil Chadwick, Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn Regan, Chief People Officer
Ben Haber, Executive Vice President, Account Services
Amy Palladino, Executive Vice President, Strategic Services

The communications landscape is in constant flux, rife with challenges—and opportunities—for brands. Racepoint Global (RPG) is an independent integrated communications agency that helps tech-forward clients succeed by shaping and leading the conversations that matter.

RPG crafts customer-centric narratives and creates multi-channel communications strategies that influence, engage, and reach target audiences in authentic ways. For 20+ years, RPG’s work has established competitive differentiation and driven business impact.

RPG delivers a range of services, including foundational brand development work, earned media and traditional PR services, employee communications, content development and events, executive visibility and thought leadership, and paid media. RPG creates award-winning client work and is consistently ranked among the top technology agencies.

To learn more about how we can help you shape conversations that matter, visit racepointglobal.com.



Ruder Finn Inc.

425 E. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022
212/593-6400
fax: 212/593-6397
[email protected]
www.ruderfinn.com

Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer
Peggy Walsh, Chief Operating Officer
Michael Schubert, Chief Innovation Officer

Ruder Finn is one of the world’s largest independent global communications and integrated marketing agencies. Founded in 1948, Ruder Finn has defined and redefined PR for over 75 years, shaping communications that moves industry-defining brands, companies, and leaders from what’s now to what’s next. Ruder Finn provides clients with bold strategies based on a global perspective and localized market knowledge that redefine leadership, reimagine the marketplace, and rethink customer experiences. The agency is organized around five core areas of expertise—Healthcare, Technology, Consumer, Leadership and Workplace—with innovative tech incubator RF TechLab providing cutting-edge predictive analytics, AI-powered creative hub RF Studio53 offering breakthrough creative, and specialized teams delivering customer-focused digital engagement. Ruder Finn has offices across four continents including the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Wholly owned agencies and offerings within Ruder Finn Group include: Ruder Finn Inc., RF Studio53, RF Engage, Touchdown, Peppercomm, RF Comunicad, RF Relate, Mantis, jacobstahl, Flightpath, Atteline, Pandan Social and RF Bloom. For more information visit www.ruderfinn.com.



Slide Nine Agency

659 High St.
Worthington, OH 43085
614/481-7534
[email protected]
www.slidenine.com

Lauren Parker, President and CEO
Ann Mulvany, co-Owner and COO
Whitney Somerville, co-Owner and CXO

Slide Nine co-Owners (L to R): Somerville, Parker and Mulvany.Slide Nine co-Owners (L to R): Somerville, Parker and Mulvany.

Slide Nine is a modern integrated marketing and communications agency that’s 100% women-owned. We bring brands and audiences closer through storytelling and problem solving. Our team is committed to delivering outstanding results and an unmatched client experience. With a core focus on brands that propel our economy, we have deep experience in energy, healthcare, agriculture, technology, manufacturing, professional services and more. For more information, visit www.slidenine.com.



Spectrum Science

2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 2nd Flr.
Washington, DC 20006
202/955-6222
[email protected]
www.spectrumscience.com
facebook.com/spectrumscience
twitter.com/spectrumscience
instagram.com/spectrumscience
linkedin.com/company/spectrumscience

71 South Wacker Dr., #1820 Chicago, IL 60606
202/587-2500

250 Vesey St., #2630
New York, NY 10281
212/468-5340
Fax: 212/468-5341

Jonathan Wilson, Owner & CEO
Michelle Gross, Tim Goddard, Mike Myers, Neil Weisman, Presidents
Michelle Strier, Chief Strategy Officer
Rob Oquendo, Chief Innovation Officer
Amy Hutnik, Chief Commercial Officer
Justin Rubin, Chief Creative Officer
Dan Zaret, Chief Financial Officer

Spectrum Science is an independent, integrated healthcare and scientific marketing, communications, media and strategic services firm focused on the pharmaceutical, biotech and broader life science industry. Purposefully structured to incentivize collaboration over silos, Spectrum’s strategy-first, interwoven model paired with an unmatched depth of scientific expertise ensures every client’s challenge is met with smart solutions that yield powerful results.

Following the receipt of strategic investment from Knox Lane to kick off 2023, Spectrum went on to increase its active client roster by 20%, bolstering work across all areas of expertise, including product and corporate communications, advertising, clinical trial experience and medical communications.

The acquisition of CrowdPharm and Hot Iron Health in late November 2023 solidified Spectrum’s growing work in promotional engagement and advertising, and formally established the company’s strategic advertising and consulting pillar. Their February 2024 acquisition of Continuum Clinical further amplified their patient recruitment capabilities, adding to the company’s strategic pillars of services—all designed to meet evolving client needs and demands of our industry. These pillars include:

• Scientific Communications, providing public relations, corporate communications, social media, issues management, advocacy engagement, paid media, earned media and medical communications.

• Clinical Trial Experience, focused on patient engagement, recruitment and retention, paid media and social media.

• Advertising & Consulting, providing advertising, brand marketing and strategic advisory services.

• Spectrum Science Europe, based in London, providing integrated communications solutions, including public relations, corporate communications, patient advocacy engagement and more.

Structuring their business in pillars reinforces their depth of expertise in these areas, helps clients to better understand what they offer and allows their staff to shine in their respective specialty, all while still benefiting from shared points of connectivity across strategy, creativity and innovation under their single P&L.

Not limited by geography, Spectrum works seamlessly across offices in DC, New York and Chicago—with global reach through Global Health Marketing & Communications (GHMC), the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide.



SPM Communications

2332 Irving Blvd., Ste. 110
Dallas, TX 75207
214/379-7000
[email protected]
www.spmcommunications.com
www.instagram.com/spmcomm

Suzanne Parsonage Miller, President & Founder

SPM is an award-winning PR, media relations, influencer, social, franchise development and crisis management agency that creates impactful campaigns and meaningful results. Our proactive, innovative approach is rooted in strategic thinking, data and trends to provide game-changing support for our clients’ businesses.

Celebrating 25 years in business this year, SPM helps build and protect food, restaurant, retail, franchise and lifestyle brands. We create innovative campaigns integrating media relations, influencer partnerships, executive positioning, franchise development and social media strategy. Through our robust crisis communications practice, we’ve managed over 5,000 client crises, and our media protocol is currently deployed in restaurant locations nationwide.

SPM was Whataburger’s first PR agency of record, helping the legacy brand define and leverage their place in the burger landscape for over a decade. Since then, we’ve gone on to launch Chipotle in Texas, took Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q and Van’s Foods from regional and niche brands to national acquisition and got lines out the doors to 500 bakeries to celebrate Nothing Bundt Cakes’ 25th birthday.

Our “No Jerks” philosophy fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect among company leaders, team members and clients that fosters creativity, productivity and strong, long-term relationships.

Clients Include: Alive + Well, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (pro bono), Calloway’s, Camp Bow Wow, Chuck E. Cheese, Goldfish Swim School, Gold’s Gym, Huffines Auto Dealerships, Karbach Brewing Co., Kirkland’s, La Madeleine, Miller’s Ale House, Modern Market, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Peter Piper Pizza, Philz Coffee, Pollo Campero, Shipley Do-Nuts and Utz.



Stanton

909 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212/366-5300
[email protected]
www.stantonprm.com

Alex Stanton, CEO
Tom Faust, Charlyn Lusk, Managing Directors
Liam Collopy, Matt Conroy, Michael Goodwin, Josh Greenwald, 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 find a valued, expandable 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 active teams in New York and California and a global network, 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 and social media, reputation & crisis management, and creative and design services. Our deep understanding of the business/financial world and the media covering it allows us to position clients effectively within a broader context.

Stanton’s “practitioner model” where our senior professionals spend the vast majority of their time on client work and where teams are custom-built to remove barriers to service makes us flexible and responsive. We ask tough questions, challenge assumptions, and implement bold solutions.



Stanton Communications Inc.

1701 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
202/223-4933
[email protected]
stantoncomm.com

45 Rockefeller Plaza, #2000
New York, NY 10111
212/616-3601
[email protected]

Peter V. Stanton, CEO
Lori Russo, President
Emily Wenstrom, Senior 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 35 years, the firm has enjoyed a reputation for combining serious strategic thinking with service excellence, and for blending insightful 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, hospitality 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, media relations and thought leadership, 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 are consistently named among the Agency Elite Top 100 in PR News’ 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.



Tier One Partners

129 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
(Kathy Wilson)

209 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606
(Marian Hughes)
www.wearetierone.com

Marian Hughes & Kathy Wilson, Co-Founders & Managing Partners
Ashley Tate, SVP, Content
Allison Logano, Vice President

Now in our 20th year, Tier One Partners is an award-winning women-owned full-service PR, content, and digital marketing agency. We work with innovators in B2B and B2C technology, digital health, financial services, energy tech, and manufacturing. From day one, we’re committed to earning our clients’ trust and executing creative, data-informed programs that catapult them to the forefront of their industries.

Co-headquartered in Boston and Chicago, Tier One Partners is an award-winning women-owned full-ser- vice PR, content, and digital marketing agency.Co-headquartered in Boston and Chicago, Tier One Partners is an award-winning women-owned full-service PR, content, and digital marketing agency.

The Tier One team is composed of curious self-starters who think beyond the obvious, overcome obstacles, and make communications magic happen. Our agency differentiator is our Agile Insights & Analytics practice, which tracks changing issues and trends. Through daily immersion in news and culture, we uncover connections and commonalities to authentically position our clients within the business and cultural dialogue. This helps them stay relevant, seize opportunities swiftly, and elevate their brand visibility.

Our clients include innovative organizations such as 24M, fifty-five, 3Pillar Global, Ally Financial, Altair, GHX, CAP Index, and Tango Analytics. Tier One is also a HubSpot certified agency.



Trevelino/Keller

981 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. N.W. #100
Atlanta, GA 30318
404/214-0722
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.trevelinokeller.com

Dean Trevelino, Founder & co-CEO
404/214-0722 X106

Genna Keller, Founder & co-CEO
404/214-0722 X105

Trevelino/Keller, a growth PR+Mkt firm, delivers a Reputation Marketing [RM] platform that leverages its three core offerings—public relations, growth marketing and creative services. With a balanced client base of emerging, middle market and national companies, it positions itself as an outcome-driven agency with an “agency-earned philosophy”—no long-term contracts, mark-ups, minimum fee requirements and inflation-based fees.

Recognized for having the industry’s best staff retention, having lost two people to agencies in 20 years, it is ranked in the Top 10 in the Southeast as well as #3 among Atlanta-based firms. It operates on Atlanta’s progressive, urban westside along with a presence at Atlanta Tech Village. The firm’s Growth Marketing Division offers a Reputation Marketing-Funnel that differentiates itself in the market, integrating public relations into digital marketing, content marketing and brand marketing capabilities. Its Creative Services Division is sought after for great, but financially approachable brand development, web development, material design, animation and broadcast services.

With eight nationally ranked practice [specialty areas], it’s seeing increased demand in AI-driven technology companies looking to establish a thought leadership position within market segments like retail, security, crm and more. Innovative environmental startups have also increased in the last year in part as a response to the Climate Solutions Investment Bill. And while the franchise industry continues to manage through increased wages and fickle consumers, the agency is seeing increased demand by fresh, young concepts as well as long-standing brands eager to pivot.

While an independent firm, Trevelino/Keller is recognized, in part, for the dynamic networks it creates to serve clients in a rapidly changing environment. Networks today include: Atlas Alliance, a global network of like-minded boutique firms that deliver in country services in Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East; WheelhouseTK, a consultant network that offers white label services, including video production, research and media planning; and Winepreneurs, an organization that brings entrepreneurs, investors and influencers together to prosper through collaboration.

As part of its ongoing work with Atlanta’s technology ecosystem, Trevelino/Keller continues to manage relationships with organizations supporting startups, including Atlanta Tech Village, Atlanta Tech Angels, Raise Forum, TechAlpharetta as well as the Buckhead Coalition.

Expanding its commitment to small businesses, the firm launched T/K SmallBiz—tksmallbiz.com—to offer creative services to more traditional small businesses. Since 2020, it has served more than 120 small businesses as the preferred marketing provider of Invest Atlanta.

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the firm introduced two new staff reward programs—Wild Blue Yonder and Niners. Wild Blue Yonder offers staff a chance at travel around the world, while Niners offers a similar curated travel program for every nine years of service with the firm. Trips taken to date include Puerto Vallarta, Panama, Belize, Lucca, Italy, Napa Valley and Playa Del Carmen with new trips being scheduled somewhere in the wild blue yonder.



TURNER
A Fahlgren Mortine Company

250 W. 39th St., 16th Flr.
New York, NY 10018
212/889-1700

1614 15th St., 4th Flr.
Denver, CO 80202
303/333-1402

[email protected]
www.turnerpr.com
linkedin.com/company/turnerpr
instagram.com/turnerpr

Christine Turner, President
Melanie Dennig, EVP
Deb Park, Malcolm Griffiths, Adel Grobler & Naureen Kazi, Senior Vice Presidents

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 operate with a mindset that prioritizes personalized service within our specialty industries, leveraging resources typically associated with larger agencies and infinitely nimble to problem-solve in unexpected ways. Our coast-to-coast footprint integrates seamlessly with global brands, whether it’s an international hotel launch, an undiscovered destination, 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.



Virgo PR

5 W. 20th St., 3rd Flr.
New York, NY 10011
212/584-4289
virgo-pr.com

Kyle Porter, Exec. VP, Mng. Dir.

Virgo PR is a fast-growing, integrated communications firm designed to propel our clients working in emerging industries into the mainstream. We are passionate storytellers whose main objective is to ensure your story gets heard! We accomplish this through a strategic mix of content-driven divisions that work in tandem to deliver your message to the world through traditional and digital channels. Our team has experience working with organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to public unicorns, and consistently shows our value through delivering for our clients, every time.



Zapwater Communications Inc.

118 N. Peoria, 4th flr.
Chicago, IL 60607
312/943-0333
[email protected]
www.zapwater.com

1460 4th St., #306
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310/396-7851

95 Merrick Way, #505
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305/444-4033

David Zapata, CEO & Founder
Mayra Bacik, CFO
Jenn Lake, Chief Strategy Officer
Amanda ReCupido, COO
Jennifer Barry, Managing Dir., Los Angeles
Holly Zawyer, Managing Dir., Miami
Stephanie Poquette, SVP, Social Media & Influencer Mktg.

Zapwater is a creative, award-winning integrated marketing communications agency dedicated to storytelling that connects people and brands throughout the world. Zapwater’s team of passionate professionals develops award-winning communications strategies for both emerging and established brands that exceed expectations. To date, Zapwater has earned over 300 awards, showcasing our expertise in media relations, social media and influencer marketing. In 2023, Zapwater launched CHISPA, its bilingual services division for Latin American clients. Zapwater was named by PRovoke Media as a 2023 North America Best Agency to Work for (Boutique Agency) for the 11th year in a row, and shortlisted for PRWeek’s 2023 Outstanding Boutique Agency, PRovoke Media’s Digital Agency of the Year and to the prestigious 2023 PR Net 100 list. Zapwater is also a founding member of the Travel Lifestyle Network, an international network of independent, like-minded marketing communications agencies. For more information, visit zapwater.com, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Submit Profile for O'Dwyer's Magazine