June issue contains our annual rankings of PR firms.
The firms included in our rankings have meet 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.
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Profiles of Top PR Firms:
5W Public Relations
299 Park Ave., 10th flr.
New York, NY 10171
Ronn D. Torossian, Founder & CEO
Dara Busch, President, Consumer Practice
Matthew Caiola, President, Corporate & Technology Practice
Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients. Our 175+ 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 Sparkling ICE, SodaStream, Welch’s, CheapOAir, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, L’Oreal Professional, SAP NS2, VIZIO, The Trade Desk, CareerBuilder, Santa Margherita, Paris Baguette, &Pizza, Lifestyles, SMEG and Zeta Global. 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.
200 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
Additional locations: New York, with affiliates in 100 other cities
Laura Tomasetti, CEO
Victoria Renwick, Michael Rush, Partners
Matthew Lenig, Creative Director
Erin Weinberg, GM-NY
Rob Bratskeir, EVP
Stacey Clement, Ali Kavulich, Caitlin Melnick, SVPs
Jenni Brennan, Melinda Bonner, Jill Hawkins, Melissa Perroni (HR), Morgan Salmon (Finance), VPs
At a launch event for 360PR+ client Trek Bicycle.
The world today is ultra-connected, new trends emerge, media entities rise and fall, competitors come in and shake things up and customers expect more from the brands they love. Many brands struggle to stay relevant in this climate. That’s where 360PR+ comes in. We help evolve the story and the conversation, making brands relevant in new ways. We do that by breaking through to media and influencers who have the greatest impact with your target customers and with content and experiences that elevates brand and corporate communications, driving thought leadership and real business outcomes. For legacy brands needing to connect with new audiences, or emerging brands wanting to establish themselves in a competitive category, we know how to drive relevance today and how to sustain it for the future.
360PR+ is an award-winning, creative, independent agency, ranked as a Top-50 PR firm nationally. 360PR+ has been recognized as an Agency of the Year and Best Place to Work and is a partner in PROI Worldwide, offering clients in-market resources in 100+ cities.
Margy Sweeney, Founder & CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicole Stenclik, Boston Office Lead (email@example.com)
A national content-driven marketing, public relations and social media firm, we articulate and promote business growth stories. We specialize in financial services and commercial real estate, and offer an emerging cannabis practice. We write to inspire individual people to action: clients, prospects, media and influencers alike. We speak the language of business—and can translate to B2H (Business to Human) in ways that connect investors, clients and companies.
No subject matter is too complex, no growth vision too expansive for #TeamAkrete’s 20+ 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 achieve meaningful media coverage.
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Margery Kraus, Founder & Executive Chairman
Brad Staples, CEO
APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.
APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.
Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.
Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.
Our 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 and CEOs. 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.
We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients’ impact on society and their continued profitable growth.
20 Park Plaza, Suite 801
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. 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.
Solely 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 for the fourth year in a row and was recognized as Communications Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor. BackBay also consistently ranks as a top 10 global PR Agency in The Deal’s private equity league tables.
Locations: Plano, Texas; Chicago
Scott White, COO
Monica Feid, President
Melissa Rubin, Vice President
For over two decades, we have delivered award-winning PR and marketing communications results for disruptive brands, dynamic entrepreneurs, innovative franchise chains and other creative business leaders. We’ve done it for hot young start-ups. We’ve done it for established multinationals. We can do it for you!
We are currently promoting products and services worldwide for a select collection of brands such as Edible, Gold’s Gym, School of Rock, 9Round Fitness, Neighborly, Best Life Brands, Restoration 1, New Method Wellness, Brix and many others.
In addition to our PR services, we offer a complete suite of communications tools needed to reach today’s audiences through Digital BizCom, BizCom Design and BizComPress. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 214/458-5751.
1427 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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: AmaWaterways, Bilinski’s Sausage Co., BIOHM Health, BodyBio, Bushwick Kitchen, Chronic Tacos, ESPN, Golden West Food Group, Heat Holders, Hilton Hotels, Loop Neighborhood Stores, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, Nature’s Path, Ono Hawaiian BBQ, Youtheory .
Bliss Integrated Communication
Member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group
500 5th Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10110
Elizabeth Sosnow, Managing Partner
Meg Wildrick, Managing Partner
Cortney Stapleton, Partner & Professional Svcs. Practice Leader
Michael Roth, Partner & Healthcare Practice Leader
Alexis Odesser, Greg Hassel, Julia Mellon, Keri Toomey, Reed Handley, Sally Slater, Senior VPs
Liz DeForest, Miles Hill, Megan Tuck, Morgan Musikantow, VPs
Bliss Integrated Communication is a 45-year old integrated marketing communication agency that partners with top-tier healthcare, financial and professional services companies—and those who live “in between”—to build reputation and sales through strategic PR, thought leadership, targeted digital media and analytics. Bliss focuses on finding the whitespace that makes each business unique, driving toward business goals and securing real results. Clients include some of the most respected names in the industries served; average tenure among large clients is eight plus years. What sets Bliss apart is its dedicated and experienced executives, an understanding of how to forge deep, long-lasting client partnerships and an unwavering commitment to success.
Bob Gold & Associates
1640 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Bob Gold, President
PR and marketing agency, Bob Gold & Associates provides guaranteed results in every contract. The agency was founded in 1997 and along the way, Bob has been named Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA-LA) 2019 Communications Professional of the Year and inducted as a Cable TV Pioneer.
The company has launched or grown more than 20 TV sports networks, numerous streaming services, many major cable TV operators and vendors and associations in the industry. Widely recognized as a specialist in the space where technology meets entertainment, the agency is also called upon when reputations need to be enhanced or even saved.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Bob Gold & Associates co-founded WIN PR Group, an international association of independently owned hi-tech PR agencies, offering clients immediate global resources for projects or campaigns with consistent pricing and centralized management.
Clients Include: Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Cisco, Content Delivery & Security Assn. (CDSA), Corning Optical Communications, Immersion Neuroscience, Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), Nice Label, Open Gear, Plume, The Cable Center, Viamedia.
Locations in San Francisco, LA, Orange County, Chicago and the Washington, D.C. area.
Chris Boehlke, Curtis Sparrer, Tom Carpenter, Principals
Tricia Heinrich, Chief Content Officer
Bospar’s team of professionals are where you need them: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Diego.
Hey—can we talk to you for a second? Yeah—you—the person reading these descriptions.
Is it us or does this copy all seem the same? We bet nearly every agency description says “we’re award winning” and “tech blah, blah, blah” and you’re left wondering: who do I pick?
Here’s our advice: pick an agency that is the right size to care about you passionately with the right team to get it done.
We of course think that’s us! Bospar was named PRWeek’s Outstanding Boutique agency for the second year in a row, because we offer the best of big and small.
Like a big agency, Bospar has seasoned professionals across the country, based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Orange County, San Diego, New York, and Washington, D.C. Its content department provides blog posts, case studies, ghost-written articles, messaging, positioning, press releases, social media content, website copy, infographics, research projects and videos.
But like a boutique, you will get attention from the most senior staff and a team of people who have worked together for years.
Bospar’s staff includes journalists who know how to reverse-engineer media coverage from a client’s needs and provide intensive media training with an insider’s perspective. Bospar supports its media efforts with analyst and influencer relations, customer and third-party relations, case histories and speaking and awards programs. The agency’s specialty is driving coverage from the likes of ABC to the Wall Street Journal.
20 N 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Additional locations: Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.; Texas; United Kingdom
Chris Bravacos, CEO
Rhett Hintze, COO
Topper Ray, President, Comms.
Dennis Walsh, Pres., Government Relations
Megan Madsen, VP, Comms.
What keeps you up at night gets us up in the morning.
When chaos reigns. When time is against you. When bold steps are needed. We move people to action. Our solutions are grounded in data science but designed for humans, which gives our clients an edge to win tough fights.
We help organizations to find clarity in chaos so they can see clearly and act decisively. Ranked the number one PR firm in Pennsylvania, we specialize in industries where government and public opinion impact success, including energy, infrastructure, utilities, transportation, health care, life sciences, nonprofits and education.
We are committed to continuous innovation that puts our clients at the forefront of the industries they serve. We develop relationships at scale, unify intelligence, simplify performance and accelerate growth, driven by in-house capabilities in research, communications, digital marketing, creative, advocacy, government relations, media relations and media planning and buying.
Our partial client roster includes American Cancer Society, Aqua, Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), Comcast, CVS Health/Aetna, Enterprise, Genentech, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), PPL Electric Utilities and Energy Transfer.
Buchanan Public Relations LLC
Anne A. Buchanan, APR, President (email@example.com)
Nancy Page, EVP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Buchanan PR will be there for you.
Founded in 1998, Buchanan Public Relations LLC is an award-winning, dog-friendly, national communications agency based in Philadelphia. We specialize in media relations, digital, and crisis communications, with expertise in healthcare, life sciences, financial services, professional services, not-for-profit, real estate and consumer goods.
With excellence and integrity as guiding principles, we help brands find and share stories that matter. Our storytelling tools include graphics and video, in addition to writing. We pride ourselves on solid, long-term relationships with our clients.
Our amazing client roster includes: Anthony & Sylvan, AtlantiCare, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz, LLC, Blaschak Coal Corp., Chester Upland School District, DELCORA, Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse, Lancaster General Health, McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler, Opportunity Finance Network, Pennsylvania Trust, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Ramboll, Salveson Stetson Group, Tyson Foods, Wissahickon Trails and World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
A founding member of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), we offer clients access to 50 top-tier, independent PR firms around the world.
Butler Associates, LLC
353 Lexington Ave., 17th flr.
New York, NY 10016
290 Harbor Dr.
Stamford, CT 06902
Thomas P. Butler, President
Among its clients, Butler Associates represents the Great New York Automobile Dealers Association, which owns and produces the New York International Auto Show.
2019 Winner of PRSA-NY’s Best of the Best. Recent winner of other top PRSA-NY accolades: Best Legal Campaign & Best Business Communications Campaign & Best Public Affairs Campaign, as well as PR News Agency Elite Best Public Affairs Campaign. Other accolades include Best PR & Political Messaging Campaign in U.S./Canada from the International Association of Fire Fighters. Butler is ranked among New York’s top agencies for its business, financial, professional services, public affairs, environmental, legal and crisis management practices. Butler Associates is a communications strategy and research team with a proven track record of high-impact results.
Butler Associates campaigns range from victorious Fortune 50 shareholder proxy battles, directing messaging for public affairs, legal, crisis and public safety awareness campaigns, to visibility and multi-channel, content development and messaging for organizational CEOs. The Butler group includes seasoned media and communication pros, committed to their clients, who deliver consistently. Its Litical Solutions division delivers online engagement and results via broadcast and digital.
Clients Include: 2020 Irish American Presidential Forum, American Triple I Partners, Association of BellTel Retirees, Inc., Barasch McGarry P.C., Cognitive Assessment Group, Core Theatre Company, Davidoff Hutcher Citron LLP, De Caro & Kaplen LLP, Election Systems & Software, Fleet Financial, FDNY EMS Local 2507, Friars Club, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Associates, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Home Health Care Workers of America, Home Health Care Employers Association of New York, Hooks for Heroes, Hunts Point Cooperative Market, Knights of Saint Patrick of New York City, Mechanical Contractors Assn. of New York, M-Fire Suppression, Inc., Metropolitan Package Store Association, New York City Fire Pension Fund, New York Production Alliance, Patriot Bank, NA, Plaza College, Sharps Technology, Inc., Siebert Williams Shank & Co., L.L.C., Steamfitters Local 638, New York, Zalkin Law Firm and Zara Realty Holdings Corp.
Cerrell Associates, Inc.
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Hal Dash, Chairman & CEO
Trevor Daley, President
Steve Bullock, CFO
Brandon Stephenson, CSO
Marc Mitchell, Tori Chica, VPs
Amy Rosenfeld, Assoc. VP
Cerrell builds strategic communications and advocacy programs to meet our clients’ needs.
Our team of professionals blends diverse experience and relentless dedication to client service to ensure a collaborative and customized approach to crafting winning strategies. In today’s complex and rapidly changing political and social landscape, Cerrell is the one-stop-shop for advocacy, outreach and proactive branding, imaging and crisis communications.
With deep roots and extensive networks throughout California, we understand how to reach the audiences that matter most. Cerrell creates strategic and multilingual programs that California’s diverse environment demands. The key to our success is a comprehensive approach that combines the disciplines of government affairs, public relations, community outreach and campaigns.
Our value-driven approach allows for consistency in the management of your project with one team focused on achieving your goals.
That’s why Cerrell is the firm of choice for local, national and global organizations doing business in California. Strategy. Action. Results.
Clients Include: Allied Universal, Biocom, Broadrock Renewables LLC, BYD Motors, California Nevada Cement Assn., California Resources Corp., California Water Assn., Estee Lauder, HDR Engineering, Inc., Hollywood Burbank Airport, Kiewit Corp., Legado Companies, Liberty Utilities, Local Initiatives Support Organization—LA, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Providence St. Joseph Health, Sandstone Properties, Servicon and TopGolf.
Coyne Public Relations
5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
36th & 37th floors
New York, NY 10018
Tom Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, President
John Gogarty, President
Kelly Dencker, Jennifer Kamienski, Tim Schramm and Lisa Wolleon, Executive VPs
As 2019 Creative Agency of the Year, Coyne PR is a public relations firm with expertise in PR, social, advertising and digital with more than 150 full-time professionals.
As 2019 Creative Agency of the Year, Coyne PR delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking and activation capabilities to effectively convey messages across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 1,000 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being one of the top 15 independent PR firms in the U.S. In addition to its offices in New York and New Jersey, the agency’s footprint spans across 115 cities, in 49 countries on six continents through its partnership in The Worldcom Public Relations Group®.
That’s a bit about who we are and what we do, but we still believe the most important question to always ask is, “why?” At Coyne PR, we like to say Y is at the center of Coyne—both literally and figuratively. This simple observation led us to ask ourselves: Why? Why does Coyne exist?
We believe great communication can change the world. We believe that it is both “what we say” and “how we say” it that matters immensely. Communication can fund charities, save factories, inspire a movement, defend the righteous and give a voice to the voiceless. Communication inspires, explains and provides a real understanding. It helps end conflicts amicably, with a sense of fairness. It brings people together to work toward common goals and aspirations. Communication is the multiplier that drives success whether it be between two, two hundred or two million people that allows for collaboration and contribution toward a better existence. Great communication is what makes us the best versions of ourselves. Therefore, we choose to pursue communication because we choose to make the world a better place.
705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Raymond Crosby, President
Joel Machak, Exec. Creative Director
Denise Aube, Healthcare Practice Leader
Anna Zawislanski, Government Practice Leader
Meg O’Grady, Military & Veterans Practice Leader
Pam Atkinson, Director of Connection Planning
Suresh John, Director of Digital Strategy & Analytics
Crosby staff members support the company’s mission of “Inspiring Actions That Matter” by donating time and money to worthy charities and nonprofits.
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), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Dept. of Defense/Military OneSource, ENERGY STAR, Kaiser Permanente, OrganDonor.gov, 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, Veterans Health Administration, and The Wallace Foundation.
Crosby is #24 on O’Dwyer’s national ranking of PR firms, #7 for healthcare PR, and is 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.
Dukas Linden Public Relations
100 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
Richard Dukas, Chairman & CEO
Seth Linden, President
Zach Leibowitz, Executive VP
DLPR Chairman & CEO Richard Dukas (top), President Seth Linden.
Dukas Linden Public Relations (DLPR) is a communications partner for leaders in finance, asset management, professional services, fintech and B2B technology. 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 #7 on O’Dwyer’s list of top financial PR firms, we’re driven by a passion to deliver targeted strategies and creative solutions that provide measurable benefits to clients—and help their businesses grow and succeed. Our full suite of integrated communications services includes: comprehensive messaging and media relations across multiple platforms, content 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, and investment and community banking. DLPR has proven professional services experience within accounting, business consulting, compliance, cybersecurity, economics, risk management, management consulting and law. DLPR also has strong experience in fintech and B2B technology.
DLPR has an exceptionally strong broadcast group that, on average, secures approximately 50 bookings per month, primarily on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and Yahoo! Finance.
Clients Include: ARK-Invest, Adams Street Partners, BlueMountain Capital, Brandes Investment Partners, Brightstar Capital Partners, Brown Advisory, Crossmark Global Investments, Duff & Phelps, EisnerAmper, Global X Management, JMP Group, Kearney, Livingstone Partners, Navigant, Neuberger Berman, OceanFirst Bank, 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).
4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
Neil Mortine, President,
Aaron Brown, Executive VP, email@example.com
Marty McDonald, Executive VP, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.; Miami; 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 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.
245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167
Henry Feintuch, President
Rick Anderson, Senior Managing Director
Doug Wright, Senior Account Director
Henry Feintuch receives PRSA-NY’s President’s Award from 2019 Chapter President Leslie Gottlieb.
Looking for highly experienced practitioners to manage, hands-on, your critical PR campaign? Let’s open a conversation together.
Feintuch Communications is an award-winning technology and financial services firm offering senior counsel, experience and tactical support to a broad range of organizations—from the Fortune 500 to emerging companies, non-profits and associations.
Key market segments include AV, adtech/martech, cleantech, consumer electronics, e-commerce, fintech and financial services, industrial tech, professional services and start-ups.
Our focus is on business results—helping our clients build distribution, sell more products or services, improve their corporate or brand image and achieve other business outcomes. Every client engagement is managed—hands-on—by a senior practitioner responsible for results.
We provide clients with an integrated blend of public relations, social media, advertising/marketing, investor relations, web/digital marketing and other services. Our firm serves on the board of PR World Alliance (www.PRWorldAlliance.com), a global partnership of premier independent communications consultancies.
Our goal is to provide the expert service, experienced counsel and hands-on support that our clients need to meet their business objectives. Our commitment is to be a superior business partner in each and every client engagement.
Clients include: BasisCode-Compliance, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Leclanché, NCSolutions, Nexans, Silicon Line and ZeeVee.
301 East 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
Peter Finn, Noah Finn, Dena Merriam, Richard Funess, Alicia Young, Dan Pooley, Howard Solomon, Mark Singer, Scott Widmeyer, Founding Mng. Partners
Gil Bashe, Mng. Partner
Marty Ettlemyer, CFO
Finn Partners Best Year Ever. Finn Partners unprecedented 35% growth in 2019 was driven by new business wins, expansion of existing clients, key senior hires and several strategic acquisitions that bolstered the firm’s capabilities in health, digital/creative, consumer, and financial services. High growth practice areas included health, technology, financial services, and integrated marketing, and the firm’s New York, London, and US midwestern and southeastern regions also experienced significant expansion. “Our values-based culture, cross-practice collaboration and commitment to working hard and playing nice, continues to attract top talent at all levels,” said Peter Finn, Founding Partner, Finn Partners. “The senior leaders who joined us last year in health, sustainability, integrated marketing, consumer and financial services made significant contributions to our growth and, with our senior leaders across our global network, will support our trajectory moving forward.” Finn continued to be recognized with industry awards, including being the first general market PR firm ever to be honored with the New York Urban League’s Champions of Diversity award for its Actions Speak Louder Diversity and Inclusion initiative. “Our 800 staff globally across 19 offices in the US, Europe and Asia, continues to deliver breakthrough campaigns rooted in analytics and insights and powered by strategy and creativity,” continued Finn.
117 NE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Lorne Fisher, CFE, CEO/Managing Partner
Jenna Kantrowitz, COO/SVP
Lauren Simo, VP
Founded in 2004, Fish is a national PR agency supporting communications strategies for a variety of nationally recognized brands including Dunkin’, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Neighborly, FOCUS Brands, UFC Gym, Chicken Salad Chick, Regus and more. Our core services and capabilities range from national consumer and business media relations, franchisee recruitment and internal communications to crisis communications, social influencer marketing and grand opening support.
With a maniacal focus on our team, we have been able to successfully attract and retain smart, strategic and creative PR pros, who in turn, produce stellar work for all of our partners. We’re incredibly proud of the five Best Places to Work awards we’ve received over the past year recognizing the magnetic company culture we’ve built here at the agency. Investing in our people and their well-being has always been a top priority, and it’s an honor to have our efforts celebrated at a national and local level by some of the industry’s most prestigious rankings including Inc., PRWeek, PR News, PRovoke Media and the South Florida Business Journal.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fish has operations in Dallas, Washington D.C., and London.
1500 Lake Shore Drive, Suite 300 Columbus, OH 43204
Lauren Parker, President + CEO
Ann Mulvany, Sr. Partner, Marketing + Operations
Whitney Somerville, Sr. Partner, Client Experience
FrazierHeiby owners Lauren Parker, Whitney Somerville and Ann Mulvany at the agency’s headquarters.
FrazierHeiby is an award-winning, intelligent communications consultancy based in Columbus, Ohio. In operation since 1983, the team of curious minds, creative thinkers and collaborative partners uses evidence-based communications to guide and support organizations that propel the economy. Specialties include agriculture, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, professional services and economic development.
Rooted in research and inspired by insight, FrazierHeiby creates tailored marketing communications programming that helps drive business objectives. Services include strategic planning, branding and positioning, public relations, social media, marketing services, content, media relations, crisis and reputation management, employee engagement, creative design and measurement.
In early 2020, FrazierHeiby returned to its roots as a female-owned business with president and CEO Lauren Parker, senior partners Ann Mulvany and Whitney Somerville taking over agency operations. With employees in Columbus and New York City, this next generation of FrazierHeiby leadership is reinventing the agency to meet the changing needs of CMOs in the digital age. For more information, please visit www.frazierheiby.com.
112 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President / Principal
Natalie Best, Chief Operating Officer / Principal
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency. Firmly entrenched among the country’s 20 largest PR firms (2020 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms), FWV was winner of the Bulldog Reporter Best PR Agency of 2019. FWV is the only N.C.-based public relations firm to capture National Agency of the Year honors, something it has now done 20 times over the past two decades.
Founded in April 1997, the firm is led by Chairman & CEO Rick French, President David Gwyn and Chief Operating Officer Natalie Best. Among its operating divisions are: FWV Fetching, a pet and veterinary PR and marketing agency based in Tampa; AMP3 PR, a fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle PR firm based in New York City; CGPR, an active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency based in Greater Boston; and Prix Productions, the company’s longform content feature and documentary film division, with offices in Raleigh and L.A. FWV employs more than 120 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and other offices around the country.
In addition to ranking FWV 17th nationally in audited annual fee billings, O’Dwyer’s ranks FWV #1 in the Southeast, a position it has occupied for more than 15 years. Among the top agencies, FWV ranks second in Beauty & Fashion, third in both Entertainment Marketing and Sports, seventh in both Agriculture and Energy, eighth in Purpose/CSR, ninth in Environmental/Sustainability and 10th in Real Estate. The agency’s work in Travel & Economic Development, Industrial, Automotive/Transportation, Education, Home Furnishings, Professional Services and Food & Beverage also earned category rankings in the top 20.
FWV has been recognized over 1,000 times with awards on behalf of clients such as Wrangler, Pendleton Whisky, the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, ABB, Teen Cancer America, LS Tractor and numerous other industry leading companies and brands.
It has also become one of the nation’s go-to agencies for issues management and crisis counseling work, having defended the reputation of dozens of high-profile individuals, institutions, companies and associations.
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 to participate skillfully in the conversations that matter most to their key stakeholders. Our multi-channel communications strategy empowers 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.
Through our proven client engagement process, we empower clients to direct conversations that influence their audiences, drive business objectives and create value.
200 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
Michael Olguin, CEO
Founded in 1992, Havas Formula is an award-winning, national public relations agency headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Miami. 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, social/digital and experiential marketing. 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, B-to-B, travel/hospitality and entertainment, with category expertise in food and beverage, retail and restaurants, beer/wine/spirits, sports/leisure, consumer packaged goods, home, and beauty/fashion.
Clients include: Jaguar Land Rover, JPMorgan Chase, Panda Express, Jim Beam, Maui Jim, Wholly Guacamole, Sun-Maid, Schlage, Justin’s, Shure, RE/MAX, TurboTax, Golden Boy, Republic Services.
The Hoffman Agency
325 South 1st St., 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Lou Hoffman, CEO
Syreeta Mussante, Managing Director, North America
Caroline Hsu, Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Mark Pinsent, Managing Director, Europe
Lydia Lau, CFO / EVP of Global Operations
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. This leverage of content and thinking across geographies ultimately generates better results.
Sample Clients: Axis Communications, Baidu, Blackberry, Cypress, City of Fremont, Flex, KaiOS, Lam Research, Lenovo, Lumileds, Nautilus, NextFlex, Nokia, Nutanix, OSIsoft, Rambus, Revation, SmartSens, SpinTransfer, SuperMicro, Syniverse and Tealium.
222 Kearny St., #400
San Francisco, CA 94108
225 S. 6th Street, Suite 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Barbara Bates, Global CEO
Heather Kernahan, President, North America
Adrian Talbot, Chief Finance Officer
Andy West, Chief Dev. Officer
Chris Paxton, Chief Strat. Officer
Fiona Chilcott, Chief People & Culture Officer
Hotwire is a global communications consultancy that helps businesses better engage and connect with their customers. From Sydney to San Francisco, we operate with a borderless mindset across 12 locations covering the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with a partner network spanning 29 cities around the world.
The Hoyt Organization
23001 Hawthorne Blvd., #200 Torrance, CA 90505
Leeza L. Hoyt, President
Kent Barrett, VP
The Hoyt Organization, Inc., is a full-service strategic public relations and integrated communications agency that specializes in the development of real estate, architectural & construction, financial and professional services, technology, healthcare and consumer lifestyle programs on a national and regional basis. Based in Southern California, the 30 year-old firm also provides global coverage through its partner agencies in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN.com). Specialized services include media relations, social media, digital media, content generation programs, media training, and crisis communications.
Clients include: Aesthetica Medical, ACE Mentorship Program LA/OC, Auction.com, Autogravity.com, Calmwater Capital, CIRCA, CREW-LA, Elevé, Forté Specialty Contractors, Four Season Private Residences (FSLA), Gage Academy of Art (Seattle), Hankey Investment, Heartfulness Institute, HGA Architects & Engineers, Hoefer Wysocki, Kennedy Wilson Mountain Real Estate Capital, Los Angeles Headquarters Assn., LYFE Kitchen, Nadel Architects, New Vista Behavioral Health, NxGen, PatientPop, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Phoenix Realty Group, Quantimetrix. Inc., Rainbow Housing Assistance Corp., Retail Design Collaborative/Studio-111 (RDC-S111), Riaz Capital, South Bay Hospital, South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group, Inc., Southern California Development Forum, Starpoint Properties, Ten-X, Torrance Memorial Home Health & Hospice, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles District, USC Judith and John Bedrosian Center, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and Waterton Investment.
41 Madison Ave., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Grace Leong, CEO
Jonathan Lyon, Donetta Allen, Gigi Russo and Erin Hanson, Partners
HUNTER provides an integrated suite of marketing services for Pompeian, now the #1 brand of olive oil in the US, and manages all owned, earned, and paid media. In a sea of sameness, HUNTER was tasked to help Pompeian break away from other “everyday acceptable” olive oil brands by identifying and reaching their target consumer. We created a 360-degree integrated campaign which repositioned Pompeian as “The Olive Oil People” through digital creative, educating consumers on what makes Pompeian different: its farmers, craftsmanship and quality.
HUNTER is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm with primary offices in New York, Los Angeles and London and a footprint across North America. Beginning with research-driven consumer insights, HUNTER executes strategic, integrated programs that build brand equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for consumer products and services. The 130-person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions including strategic planning, social and digital media, talent and influencer engagement, media relations, experiential, multicultural, and content creation and distribution for all platforms and channels to earn consumer attention on behalf of some of the world’s best known and most beloved brands.
Founded over 30 years ago with a specialization in food and nutrition, HUNTER has grown into one of the most respected and awarded mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands across Food + Beverage, Wine + Spirits, Health + Beauty, House + Home, Retail + Ecommerce, and Education.
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 and client service-orientation has led to some of the most enduring client relationships in the business including TABASCO® Pepper Sauce (31 years), 3M (24 years), Diageo (15 years), Church & Dwight (15 years), and Johnson & Johnson (14 years).
685 Third Ave., 2nd Flr.
New York, NY 10017
Thomas Ryan, CEO,
Don Duffy, President, email@example.com
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 650 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand (www.westwicke.com). 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, San Francisco, San Diego and Beijing. ICR also advises on capital markets transactions through ICR Capital, LLC.
Clients: Abbott Laboratories, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Beyond Meat, BJ’s Wholesale, Boot Barn, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, Capri Holdings, Cardlytics, Inc., Cardtronics, CareDx, Inc., Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Colgate-Palmolive, Darden Restaurants, Green Dot, Freshpet, Genuine Parts Co., Harman, Heidrick & Struggles, Herbalife Ltd., The Hershey Company, Mobileye Inc., Jamieson Laboratories Ltd., Knopp Biosciences, Legg Mason & Co., LLC, lululemon athletica, MongoDB, Inc., New Relic, Osram, Paramount Group, Inc., Peloton, Planet Fitness, Red Hat, Inc., Rite Aid, Shake Shack, Starwood Property Trust, Tencent, Tilray, Waitr, Welltower, Workiva and Zoom.
210 W. Pennsylvania Ave., 7th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
Dave Imre, CEO & Founder
Mark Eber, Partner & President
Crystalyn Stuart, Partner
Jeff Smokler, Partner & President
imre founder and CEO Dave Imre.
Earning a seat at the strategic table. Fiercely independent agency, imre, had the largest growth percentage among the top 80 firms on our annual listing, up 52 percent to $33.3M in 2019.
CEO Dave Imre, attributes the agency’s 2019 growth to an investment in people and reimagination across the agency. “Growth like this can only happen when you retain and attract exceptional talent. That starts with a company culture people want to brag about,” Imre said.
In 2019, the agency brought in 48 new employees across all functions of its business, with the large majority joining across the Creative team and its Creators practice (Digital/Social, PR, User Experience, and Analytics & Reporting.) It also added Shanee Cohen, EVP of Consumer, to its Executive Committee.
Alongside talent, Imre singled out the agency’s Strategy & Insights team as the key differentiator. “Empathy & Optimism are the twin values that power our culture, but the secret sauce is how they’re represented in our approach to client briefs. That team has leveled up our work for long time clients like John Deere and Travelers, and we’re beginning to see it bring new clients into the fold,” he said.
In 2019, the agency recorded a tremendous 71% win rate across new business, which includes adding giants like GSK, Pfizer, Bausch & Lomb, and Major League Soccer to its client roster.
550 Montgomery Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94111
199 Water Street, Floor 34
New York, NY 10038
Beth Monaghan, CEO & Co-Founder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Morris, President, email@example.com
Alison Morra, EVP & East Coast General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan O’Mahony, EVP & General Manager, San Francisco, email@example.com
Kate Riley, EVP & General Manager, Seattle, firstname.lastname@example.org
InkHouse CEO and Co-Founder Beth Monaghan.
InkHouse is an integrated PR agency for innovative thinkers, creators and leaders who believe in the power of stories to effect positive change. We translate complex ideas into accessible stories that move innovation and culture forward. We were founded in 2007 and are one of the fastest growing agencies in the country. Find us in the real world in Boston, New York and San Francisco, and in the digital one at www.inkhouse.com.
Client list: Blume Global, Carbon Black, Cockroach Labs, Fuze, Gigamon, Harvard Graduate School Inrupt, Inc., InterSystems, Lendlease Development, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MindEdge, Neo4j, Nexthink, Nucleus Research, Nutanix, Okta, PatientKeeper, Raytheon, Recorded Future, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Rockland Trust, Thermo Fisher, Wasabi Technologies, Inc. and Wistia.
J Public Relations
Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans, Partners
J Public Relations partners Jamie Sigler O’Grady & Sarah Evans.
J Public Relations (JPR) is a global communications, influencer management and social media agency specializing in travel, destination, consumer, real estate, wellbeing and sustainable brands. With four offices in New York City, London, Los Angeles and San Diego, along with additional locations in Toronto, Denver, Nashville and Arizona, JPR is a trusted leader in integrated media relations and brand strategy, brand launches, trend forecasting, guest programming, brand partnerships, experiential activations, influencer engagement, crisis communications and social media strategy. Always innovating, JPR was the first agency in its space to launch a podcast in 2018, Priority Status.
Established in 2005, JPR has consistently risen to become one of the world’s fastest growing agencies. The company’s global portfolio includes clients in the U.S., U.K. and throughout Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Dubai, New Zealand, Asia and more. The agency represents destinations such as North Carolina and Utah as well as worldwide brands including Relais & Châteaux, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Vail Resorts Hospitality, Vail Mountains and multiple Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts.
For the past four years in a row, JPR has been listed on the Observer’s annual “PR Power 50” as one of the country’s most powerful PR firms and in 2019 Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City.” The agency also garnered “Top Places to Work” by PR News and “Agency of the Year” by Bulldog Reporter in addition to multiple trade and consumer awards for company culture and brand success. JPR’s client campaigns have won multiple HSMAI Adrian Awards and named a finalist in The Shorty Awards.
Sampling of clients: Adare Manor, Aulani, a Disney Spa & Resort, Hotel Chateau du Grand-Lucé, Chewton Glen, Cliveden House, Discover Baja California, Dream Hotel Hollywood, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Great Wolf Lodge, Helena Bay, Hotel del Coronado, Iconic Luxury Hotels, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, InterContinental, Washington DC —The Wharf, L’Auberge de Sedona, Perry Lane Hotel, Rancho La Puerta, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, The Palms and The Shore Club and Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc.
The Horse Barn at Maryland Farms
219 Ward Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
150 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2925
Chicago, IL 60606
David Jarrard, Kevin Phillips, Molly Cate, Anne Hancock Toomey, Magi Curtis, Jana Atwell, Kim Fox, Isaac Squyres, Lauren McConville, Partners
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. is a top-10 strategic communications consulting firm devoted to helping the nation’s health systems and health services companies navigate confidently through change, challenge and opportunity. With offices in Nashville and Chicago, Jarrard Inc. has guided leaders at more than 500 healthcare organizations across the country through high-stakes moments, including leading communications and political strategy for more than $60 billion in announced M&A. Our team of former journalists, political operatives and healthcare executives works alongside every client to build a custom strategy that delivers measurable results in the areas of M&A, issues and crisis management, strategic positioning opportunities and systemic change management. For more information, visit jarrardinc.com.
601 Fourth St., #204
San Francisco, CA 94107
Julie Karbo, Founder & CEO
Karbo Communications managed the creation of a customer video highlighting how client Penguin Computing’s technology brought Gemini Man director Ang Lee’s vision to life.
Are you looking for a respected and inventive global agency with a track record of delivering revenues, industry leading stature, partners and funding? Karbo Com’s services combine successful communications and content with the newest in digital marketing. Startups to global Fortune 500 enterprises trust Karbo Communications for our industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Everything we do is designed to create and amplify market leadership and help companies out-perform competitors.
Unlike most other agencies, Karbo Com ensures client teams are always led by senior people on a day-to-day basis. You won’t get bench players. A varied and multi-talented team synthesizes the worlds of PR, journalism and digital marketing—with a Silicon Valley ethos. Our teams have ushered in technologies such as the cloud, SaaS, AI, the Internet of Things, data analytics, mobile, security, networking, augmented reality and wearables.
We’ve worked extensively with both B2B and consumer tech companies ranging from small startups to global, billion-dollar brands, including: Apple, Cisco, Hootsuite, eBay, Equinix, Fog World Congress, RTI, GoDaddy, Intel, Juniper Networks, TIBCO, the IoT World Conference, The National Geographic app, NerdWallet, and Oracle.
Clients include: 500 Startups, Alpha Group, Harmony Helper, Hootsuite, In Loco, The Lazaridis Institute, Logitech, Penguin Computing, RTI (Real-Time Innovations), Subtext and TDK.
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza,
Chicago, IL 60654
Additional Offices: New York, NY / Washington, D.C. / Miami, FL / Asbury Park, NJ / Boston, MA
Eric Sedler, Managing Partner
Maggie Moran, Managing Partner
Kivvit is one of O’Dwyer’s top-ranked and fastest-growing independent strategic communications and public affairs firms in the United States. Our motto is “Insights Drive Results” because the heart of our work integrates cutting-edge data tools and technology to create impactful strategies and measurable outcomes for our clients.
At Kivvit, we don’t have silos. We integrate our full suite of strategic communications and data-driven advertising capabilities in order to run hyper-targeted campaigns that take advantage of our wide-ranging expertise. Our relentless focus on measurement means that our work utilizes resources in the most efficient fashion, maximizing results and achieving our clients’ goals.
We are committed to building the agency of the future and have invested in creating a best-in-class culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, and innovation across our teams.
Our success delivering on these priorities has earned Kivvit significant recognition in 2020 as Public Affairs Firm of the Year (Reed Awards), Most Innovative Agency (Bulldog PR Awards), a top 5 Digital PR Agency in North America and a Best Agency to Work For (Provoke). We also lead O’Dwyer’s national rankings across multiple categories, including #1 for Non Profits, #2 for Energy, #2 for Real Estate, #2 for Corporate Social Responsibility, and #4 for Education.
888 S. Figueroa St., #1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Carmen Hernandez, EVP, Digital Strategy
Sabina Gault, Founder & CEO
Amanda Bialek, EVP, Public Relations
Konnect Agency: Carmen Hernandez, Sabina Gault and Amanda Bialek
Konnect Agency is a fully integrated agency that represents preeminent brands in the food & beverage, lifestyle, family, and franchise spaces. For more than a decade, Konnect has created unrivaled holistic brand programs that support the vision and growth strategies of the innovative businesses they serve. Utilizing elements of earned and paid media, social media, digital strategies, marketing, and experiential activations, Konnect delivers distinguished campaigns with long-lasting impact. Made up of a team of over 40 communications and digital experts, Konnect Agency works with national and international clients via offices in Los Angeles, New York, Denver, CO, and Austin, TX. Clients include Lyft, Dave & Buster’s, KRAVE Jerky, Sky Zone, Mrs. Fields and ONE Brands, to name a few.
Lambert & Co.
47 Commerce Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Jeff Lambert, CEO and Founder
Don Hunt, President
Jordan Hoyer, General Counsel
Michelle Olson, Partner, Auto & Mobility Chair
Matt Jackson, Partner, Food & Beverage Chair
Mike Houston, Partner, IR & Capital Markets Chair
Joe DiBenedetto, Managing Director, Education and Social Impact Chair
Heather Lombardini, Managing Director, Public Affairs Chair
Lambert & Co. is Michigan’s top-ranked PR firm and a top-10 investor relations firm in the U.S. with offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing, Phoenix and New York City. Posting more than 20 years of growth, Lambert is a top-50 agency in the U.S. and top-10 in Automotive & Mobility, Education and IR/Financial Communications (O’Dwyer’s) as well as the #4 PR firm for M&A and private equity (The Deal). Lambert also made three acquisitions in the past year, adding a Phoenix PR office, New York investor relations firm Casteel Schoenborn and Michigan ad and branding agency Fairly Painless. Lambert has earned firm of the year honors from PR Week and PRNews and is the reigning winner of the Sabre Crisis Campaign of the Year. Lambert is also a global partner in PROI Worldwide, the largest partnership of independent PR firms in the world spanning 120 cities on five continents.
Landis Communications (LCI)
1388 Sutter St., #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
David Landis, CEO
Sean Dowdall, General Manager
Brianne Miller, Business Development Manager
David Cumpston, Senior Director
LCI receiving its award this year from PRSA San Francisco as the best small agency of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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. (LCI) is celebrating 30 years in business. LCI 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.
LCI is an integrated public relations, digital/social media and marketing communications agency that specializes in healthcare, real estate, environmental, consumer, consumer technology, technology, educational, B2B, corporate and institutional public relations campaigns that help support each business’ identified goals. Through its Promised Results© return-on-investment program, LCI provides tangible metrics for your PR dollars. Among LCI’s services: public relations, marketing, content marketing, social media, digital strategies and marketing, advertising, email marketing, video production, crisis communications, media and presentation training and more. Clients include: Velodyne Lidar, Sutter Health, Evoco Labs, Raycop vacuums, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, UCSF, Global Alzheimer’s Platform, Walmart, Match.com, California Bank & Trust, Brain Health Registry, Carrington College, Save the Redwoods League, Peninsula Open Space Trust, MetLife, Whole Foods Market and more. LCI is a proud 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.
340 Pine St., #100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Jason Mandell and Jesse Odell, Co-Founders
Lisa Picasso, Consumer Practice Lead
Meghan Cavanaugh, SVP, Talent
373 Park Ave S., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Gavin Skillman, NYC Lead
Lori Hoffman, Head of Content
222 Third St., #3100
Cambridge, MA 02142
Mike Farber, Boston Lead
111 W. Illinois St., #5021
Chicago, IL 60654
Daniel Paul, SVP
LaunchSquad is an award-winning public relations and creative communications agency with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago. LaunchSquad is a group of dynamic storytellers who build meaningful brands by creating and sharing stories of change-the-world companies.
LaunchSquad takes a customized, holistic approach to storytelling. Over the past two decades, they have built long-lasting, powerhouse brands. Much like the disruptors they represent, they like to do things differently. LaunchSquad’s expertise spans both consumer-facing and B2B clients in a variety of industries including consumer technology, enterprise technology, entertainment and media, e-commerce, education, gaming, finance, fashion, retail, energy and more.
One Thompson Square, #503
Boston, MA 02129
Donna L. LaVoie, President & CEO
Douglas Russell, Sr. VP, Client Services & PR/Media
Sharon Correia, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer
Sharon Choe, Sr. VP, IR & BD
Paul Sagan, VP, IR & Corporate Communications
Lisa DeScenza, VP, Integrated Communications
Harriet Ullman, AVP, PR & Product Communications
Ella Deych, VP, Finance & Chief Operations Officer
LaVoieHealthScience partners with leading health and science brands to build value for their companies, attract capital and reach key stakeholders through integrated communications, access and marketing. With two decades of industry-tested counsel to more than 375 clients, we provide public relations, investor relations and strategic consulting to build recognition and increase sales and value for health science innovations.
The agency has received over 50 awards in recognition of the work it has done helping health and science innovators, from development to launch and commercialization, to connect with key stakeholders. We help advance health and science innovations by providing specialized thinking to clients throughout the company and product life cycle building innovation and value for humankind. We offer direct connections to media, investors, partners, advocacy groups, and KOLs. We are focused on building trust and long-term relationships based on the quality of the work that we deliver. In January 2020, LHS and Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG), a division of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), formed a strategic alliance to bring global clients a broader set of integrated health- and science-experienced teams.
Lawlor Media Group Inc.
443 Park Avenue South, Suite 603
New York, NY 10016
Norah Lawlor, Founder & CEO
Lawlor Media Group is a full-service, Public Relations and Digital Marketing Agency based in New York City, with over twenty years experience in successfully meeting the diverse needs of corporations, organizations and individuals.
Lawlor Media Group combines a strategic approach coupled with an out-of-the-box creativity resulting in a successful track record of delivering Client campaigns and events for a Clientele encompassing the hospitality & travel, literary, fashion, film, real estate, retail, beauty and entertainment industries, as well as a number of personalities, philanthropic foundations and charitable organizations.
Lawlor Media Group’s business approach is client-centered with Clients receiving individual high-level attention throughout the relationship, supported by a PR campaign developed and implemented specific to each company, person or brands requirements.
Lawlor Media Group’s expertise covers the spectrum of public relations capabilities — from branding, strategic marketing, buzz building, crisis management, investor relations and political communications, underpinned by long-standing relationships with print, digital and social media outlets and influencers.
Led by Founder and Principal Norah Lawlor, Lawlor Media Group represents clients in the hospitality & travel, literary, fashion, film, real estate, retail, beauty and nightlife & entertainment industries, as well as a number of philanthropists, foundations and charity benefits.
Lou Hammond Group
900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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, Charleston, Denver, Houston, Miami and Los Angeles, 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.
1460 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Los Angeles Headquarters
Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President
Marketing Maven CEO and President Lindsey Carnett.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Marketing Maven’s combination of PR, social media, influencer marketing and market research helps provide a competitive edge to their clients. Marketing Maven helps businesses grow their revenues by developing campaigns that engage a target audience, generate sales then utilize advanced metrics to measure ROI.
Named to the 2018 and 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2016 Entrepreneur 360 List as one of the Most Entrepreneurial Companies in America, their services aid national marketing campaigns and product launches with reputation management, organic SEO tracking, competitive analysis reports and online product reviews to help increase revenue.
Marketing Maven is a federally recognized Native American Owned 8(a) and WOSB certified company. We are also a certified Small Business (SB) with the California Department of General Services (DGS) and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Specialties include: Multicultural, beauty/fashion, professional services, travel/hospitality, home furnishings, financial PR/investor relations, healthcare, food & beverage, entertainment/sports, technology, environmental/public affairs clients and social media.
50 Water St.
Mill #3, The Tannery
Newburyport, MA 01950
Scott Signore,CEO & Principal
Patty Barry, Principal
Mandy Mladenoff, President
CEO of Matter, Scott Signore.
Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency that unifies PR, video services, creative services and digital marketing to create strategic, 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 services groups 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
The McCabe Message Partners team.
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.
1250 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY, 10001
Michael Kempner, Founder + CEO
Bret Werner, President
Tara Naughton, MD, Consumer Lifestyle
Dawn Lauer, Chief Client Officer + MD, B2B
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
Thirty-three-years young, MWWPR is among the world’s leading independent, integrated PR agencies with nine offices across the US and the UK. Powered by data and guided by insights, intellect and human instincts, the agency leans heavily into a digitally-led, content-driven approach. Its mission is to ignite influence and impact to help organizations matter more to those who matter most. With dedicated insights, strategy, data and analytics, digital and content and creative teams, MWWPR’s expertise spans Consumer Lifestyle Marketing, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Issues & Crisis Management, LGBTQ+, Technology, Sports & Entertainment, B2B, Food & Beverage and Health & Wellness. To learn more about MWWPR, visit http://www.mww.com or follow us on social @MWW_PR.
1732 Wazee Street, Suite 201
Denver, CO 80202
Michelle Lyng: email@example.com
Abigail Anello: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Balch Lyng, CEO and Founder
Krista Crouch, Manager
The Novitas team and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce judging committee celebrate Novitas being named a finalist in the women-owned business category.
Novitas Communications is a full-service and award-winning public relations firm located in Denver offering media relations, issue management, crisis communications, strategic marketing, and public education campaigns to clients globally. Founded in 2008, Novitas helps clients craft and implement communications campaigns that influence public opinion, enhance brand recognition, and keep stakeholders informed. Novitas has traditionally worked with companies in banking, data centers, education, healthcare, oil and gas, real estate, technology and transportation, among other industries.
Whether it’s a no-notice call for a pressing media engagement or a long-term strategic plan to enhance brand awareness, our clients’ priorities are our priorities, and we deliver. We have built a reputation since our founding of doing right by our clients and we believe that integrity should be the cornerstone of every business or organization.
Novitas is proud to be the only Colorado affiliate of the Public Relations Global Network’s invitation-only network. Through our PRGN membership, Novitas Communications has a global footprint.
Novitas isn’t just a public relations firm, Novitas is truly an extension of each of its clients’ businesses.
1101 West River Parkway,
Suite 400 (Headquarters)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Matt Kucharski, President
Padilla is an independently operated, globally resourced public relations and communication company with offices across the United States. The agency builds, grows and protects brands and reputations worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds, and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors. Clients include 3M, Avocados From Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Dole Food Company, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, Sanofi Pasteur, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and Winnebago Industries. Padilla is an AVENIR GLOBAL company and is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 132 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Connect with purpose at PadillaCo.com.
255 State St., 8th Flr.
Boston, MA 02109
Philip A. Nardone, Pres. & CEO
Mark Nardone, Exec. VP
Elizabeth Famiglietti, Exec. VP, Human Resources
Darlene Doyle, Exec. VP, Client Relations
Gary Torpey, Exec. VP, Finance
Gene Carozza, Dan Martin, Nikki Festa O’Brien, Meg Kessler, Sr. VPs
Gareth Thomas, Mng. Dir., UK
PAN Communications is a leading integrated marketing and PR agency servicing B2B tech and healthcare brands. Recently named “Tech Agency of the Year” and “Best Mid-Sized Agency to Work For” by Holmes Report in 2018, the firm has office locations in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Orlando and London.
PAN moves ideas by creating compelling stories, driving intent and influencing markets across all forms of media. The firm offers the agility and personalized service of a mid-size agency while leveraging national and international relationships to manage large scale communications programs for brands such as SAP, Radial, MediaMath, Toast, Cogito and athenahealth. 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: 8x8, Absolute Software, Amdocs, App Annie, athenahealth, Bazaarvoice, BMC, ByMiles, Citrix, CloudBees, CyberX, GetWellHealth, GreatCall, Health Dialog, Homemade, Igloo, MediaMath, Nice, NTT Data, Outsystems, Quanterix, Quorom Software, Radial, Rapid7, SAP, Sift, Software AG, Toast, Vibepay and WhiteOps.
470 Park Avenue South,
4th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
Steve Cody, Founder and CEO
Jackie Kolek, Senior Partner and General Manager, NY Office
Maggie O’Neill, Senior Partner and Chief Client Officer
Ann Barlow, Senior Partner and West Coast President
Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London. The firm combines 25 award-winning years of expertise serving blue chip and breakout clients with forward-thinking new service offerings and the freshness of a start-up. This unique mix of experience and energy attracts and empowers teams with a creative edge, drive and a passion for promoting, protecting and connecting clients in a fast-changing marketplace.
Peppercomm operates on a different wavelength. We have a unique approach to integrated communications and marketing driven by the time-tested tenets of comedy. Research has proven that laughter changes how our minds work, making us more aware, better focused, calmer and more creative. It also makes us better listeners and better storytellers. In our 24/7/365 always-on world where inflection points come fast and furious, the Peppercomm Way helps us all think differently and produce the breakthrough work that drives business results for clients.
105 Madison Ave., 7th flr.
New York, NY 10016
Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Karen Niovitch Davis, Caroline Gibson, David Wells, Partners
Fiona Laffan, Managing Dir. (UK)
Michael Del Vecchio, CFO
Kelly Smith Aceituno, Senior VP
Ashely Dolliver, VP, Digital
Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. We deliver an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy to the financial and business-to-business sectors. Our “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas and unmatched results to every client engagement.
• We are a rare hybrid; a corporate communications firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked deal shop and a comprehensive investor relations practice inside.
• Through our gateway office in London and network of partner agencies, we can deliver for clients in major business and financial centers around the world.
• We are an “Army of Entrepreneurs™.” Our creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals. Employees develop an “owner’s mindset,” delighting clients with top-quality service, fresh ideas and flawless execution.
Public Communications Inc.
Partner in the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group
One East Wacker Dr., 24th flr. Chicago, IL 60601
Jill Allread, CEO
Craig Pugh, President
Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO
Sharon Dewar, Mary Erangey, Wendi Koziol, Leigh Madden, Sr. VPs
Amanda ReCupido, VP
Public Communications Inc. provides strategic counsel to clients, whether they’re dealing with the most serious and complex issue, a national awareness campaign or the splashiest of events - and we’ve been doing so for more than 50 years. PCI is a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE).
Our job is to safeguard reputations and recommend the right way for clients to communicate so what they have to say is heard and influences their audiences. We are an integrated communications firm, large enough to provide all communications services a client might need but the right size so that the firm’s officers are directly involved, hands-on, in each client’s program.
PCI is a founding partner of the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms with more offices in more cities and countries than any multinational firm.
We have a strong concentration of business in healthcare, conservation/environment, education, culture and destinations, and business clients from tech to non-profits, entrepreneurs to advocacy groups nationally, regionally and locally. Specialties in community engagement for municipalities.
Our clients trust us and stay with us. Our business grows primarily through referrals and word of mouth. Most of our clients have been with us five years or more; 15 and 20+ year relationships are common (and valued).
Our size and the depth of our staff enable us to manage the most sophisticated assignments while allowing us to move quickly, be flexible and change course when it makes sense.
Select clients: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Epilepsy Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises/Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline, Chimp Haven, Cradles to Crayons, Howard Brown Health Center, Georgia Aquarium, Giving USA, International Crane Foundation, Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Northwestern University Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Option Care, Inc., The Marine Mammal Center, The Nature Conservancy and University of Illinois at Chicago.
2 Center Plaza, Suite 210
Boston, MA 02108
Larry Weber, Chairman & CEO
Bob Osmond, President
Philip Chadwick, SVP, Finance
Society has always been propelled forward by technology. There is a growing expectation, however, that innovation must serve humanity—there must be a higher moral purpose than innovating only because we can.
We believe that the complex challenges we face as a global society can only be tackled by embracing creativity and innovation fueled by purpose. Every company in every category is in some way using technology to sustainably change the way we work, live and play.
At Racepoint Global (RPG), our mission is simple: We help our clients navigate and succeed in the new communications landscape by shaping the conversations that matter. We live at the intersection of conversation and innovation and we serve clients with channel-agnostic communications strategies that engage their target audiences in authentic and meaningful ways. Our work with clients establishes competitive differentiation and drives business impact.
RPG is an independent integrated communications agency that combines the most powerful aspects of public relations, marketing and advertising to deliver breakthrough stories and results. Clients—from Fortune 50 corporations to startups—value RPG’s disciplined, earned-first approach to storytelling that builds brands, supports growth and protects reputation. RPG is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in London, New York, Raleigh and San Francisco.
Capabilities: Media & Analyst Relations, Digital Marketing, Influencer Engagement, Strategy & Comms. Planning, Creative Strategy, Video & Content Production, Media Training, Paid Media, Crisis Communications, Public Affairs, Event Management & Support, Measurement & Analytics.
355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134
Christine Barney, CEO & Managing Partner
Lisa Ross, President
rbb Communications champions breakout brands with integrated marketing, digital and public relations strategies that engage stakeholders. rbb’s employee-driven workplace empowers its staff to deliver strategic insights and innovative campaigns that inspire action and deliver bottom line results. Recognized multiple times as “Agency of the Year” and “Best Agency to Work For,” rbb’s 80+ professional and creative staff excels in PR, Digital, Creative and Advertising. Specialty practices include consumer, travel, health, entertainment, education, professional services, luxury, real estate and B2B. Breakout Brand clients include: Hilton, AMResorts, CINCH Home Services, Disney on Ice, Codina Partners, First Service Residential, Bank of America, DHL, Suffolk, Virgin Voyages, Brown & Brown, Chopin, Nozin, Cleveland Clinic and The Related Group. With a presence in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and New York, the firm also has international reach across more than 100 cities in 50 countries through its partnership in PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of independent communications agencies.
2-14 Fair Lawn Ave.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Chris Rosica, President
Rosica Communications is an integrated PR, 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 marketing.
Founded in 1980, the firm serves a diverse healthcare, nonprofit, education, and food clientele. Our PR and communications capabilities include positioning and messaging, media relations, social media marketing, marcom and PR strategy, thought leadership, crisis communications, influencer marketing, content development/marketing, corporate communications, cause marketing, direct marketing, and media training.
Rosica’s social media services include strategy, management, branding, content development, 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 reputation/reviews management, online advertising (PPC and social), website development, and WordPress security.
We craft compelling, authentic stories and messaging then effectively disseminate our client-partners’ good news while supporting their sales and communications goals. Our process includes:
• Strategically identifying our clients’ business and marketing goals/objectives
• Identifying target audiences, influencers, and key opinion leaders
• Honing the positioning, story, and key messages—tailoring messages to each audience
• Developing KPIs for our integrated and creative PR, social media, and internal/external communications programs
• Proactively communicating with clients
• Aggressively securing results, evaluating these against pre-determined KPIs
• Repurposing and leveraging content and PR coverage to augment SEO, sales activities, online reputation, tradeshow marketing, analyst relations, and direct marketing.
Clients include: Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, Easterseals, Encompass Group, Exergen, National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), Newark Public Library, Newark Trust for Education, NJ Sharing Network, Open Up Resources, Salvation Army NJ Division, TriStar Products and others.
153 West 27th Street, Suite 505
New York, NY 10001
Rebecca Honeyman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Greg Mondshein, Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Based in New York, SourceCode Communications is an award-winning communications marketing agency. Launched in 2017 by technology PR industry veterans Greg Mondshein and Rebecca Honeyman, our mission is to evolve public relations and communications marketing through a steady dose of humanity, technology, and data. We focus on delivering measurable business impact to brands in five major sectors: Consumer & Lifestyle Technology, Financial Technology, Mobile, Cloud & Telecoms, Insights & Engagement, and Enterprise Technology.
The interpretable path to knowledge drives our programs, which is why we remain fiercely committed to our narrative process: The SourceCode Storyboard. Informed by this approach, we build the award-winning, data-driven and engaging campaigns we’re best known for. Recently shortlisted for PRWeek’s 2020 U.S. Awards shortlist for Outstanding Boutique Agency, we are the Holmes Report 2019 New Agency of the Year and PRNews’ Best Place to Work and Small Agency of the Year.
SPM Communications Inc.
2332 Irving Blvd., Ste. 110
Dallas, TX 75207
24-hour media line: 817/329-3257
SPM is the creative, no-jerks, above-and-beyond PR, social, influencer and reputation management agency where people come first, and great work wins the day.
Since 1999, SPM has partnered with food, restaurant, retail, apparel and lifestyle brands to tell their stories in a rapidly changing media and social landscape. We think critically about clients’ business and proactively find solutions that make a measurable impact on their bottom line. We’ve worked with emerging brands to help take them national and with established national brands that have important stories to tell to make a deeper impact.
Through our robust crisis communications practice, we’ve helped clients prepare for and manage through some 4,000 crises, from this year’s coronavirus pandemic to foodborne illnesses, data breaches, product recalls and more. SPM’s media protocol is currently deployed in more than a thousand restaurant and retail locations across the nation to help quickly escalate problems out of locations so they can get back to business.
Our work integrates earned media, influencer partnerships, events, community outreach and paid social media to create campaigns that target the right audiences, increase brand awareness and meet business objectives. We also partner with agencies to amplify advertising messages through traditional and new media outreach and placements.
We 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: Big Shots Golf, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cicis Pizza, Gold’s Gym, Haggar Clothing Co., Kirkland’s, Leslie’s Pool Supplies, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pollo Campero, RW Garcia, Velvet Taco, Taco Cabana and Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger.
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, 10th Flr.
Washington, DC 20009
45 Rockefeller Plaza, #2000
New York, NY 10111
100 International Dr., 23rd Flr. Baltimore, MD 21202
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 over 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 consumer products, travel 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 and Gold Quill Awards of Excellence, the premier award presented by the International Association of Business Communicators. We also have been named the Best Small Agency in America by The Holmes Report and one of the Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.
Clients Include: American Assn. for Public Opinion Research, American Nurses Assn., American Statistical Assn., Asbury Communities, International Coaching Federation, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Kelly Insurance Group, Live! Casino & Hotel, Railway Supply Institute, and W. L. Gore & Associates.
Dean Trevelino, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X106
Genna Keller, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X105
Outcome-Driven. Beyond services, industry practices and even results, come to us if you have a specific outcome you’re trying to achieve. We’ll use our reputation marketing suite of services—public relations, digital/social marketing, demand generation and creative services—to deliver. We feature four—Thought Leadership, Growth, Engagement and Valuation. And yes, there are nuances to each of these, but most of our clients land on one of these outcomes as part of their strategic objective. Have your own outcome, great. Serve it up and we’ll give you our honest take on whether we can achieve it. Beyond outcomes, we connect with clients who have something to tell about their ambitions—Disruptive Forces, Category Pioneers, Stealth Leaders and Wonder Women. So ask yourself, what’s your story?
As far as experience goes, we have eight practices, six ranked nationally — technology, health, financial services, food & beverage, government, lifestyle and environment. Franchising, the agency’s eighth practice, is in an unranked category, but it has featured brands such as Nathan’s Famous, Paris Baguette, TCBY, Johnny Rockets, Corner Bakery Café and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Based in Atlanta’s urban westside, the firm operates Groovy Studios, a creative arm that offers graphic design, web services, content development and brand identity. Since its inception, Groovy Studios has received more than 60 creative awards. Trevelino/Keller also owns and runs the Winepreneurs.Club, an initiative that brings together entrepreneurs and small batch winemakers to sip, taste and connect each quarter. The firm’s Start-Opia platform houses its technology and entrepreneur endeavors that establish it as a first mover in the region with support for Atlanta Tech Village, Atlanta Tech Angels, Tech Alpharetta, Keiretsu Forum, Launch Pad2X and Raise Forum. Client work features a mix of publicly traded, middle market and emerging companies, including Belgard, Carvana, Ciox, Interface, Sita, SOC Telemed and Nathan’s Famous.
22 W. 38th Street, Floor 9
Dan Simon, CEO & Co-Founder
Binna Kim, Pres. & Co-Founder
Ishviene Arora, COO & Co-Founder
Amer Roberts, CEO of Prof Svcs.
Elspeth Rothwell, CEO, Vested UK
From left: Vested President & Co-Founder Binna Kim, CEO & Co-Founder Dan Simon and COO & Co-Founder Ishviene Arora
Vested is an award-winning, global integrated communications firm that is at the front of the rapidly evolving financial sector. The agency’s approach merges deep financial expertise with creativity and an obsessive commitment to creating value for clients through paid, earned, shared and owned channels. Vested works with brands across financial services, ranging from newer fintechs to institutional firms. Its clients include American Express, Morgan Stanley, Morningstar, Bloomberg, Grayscale, SEI, Scotiabank and RBC Capital Markets, among others.
The agency, which has offices in New York, San Francisco, London and Toronto, is a founding member of the Global Fintech PR Network and operates an investment group, Vested Ventures. In 2019, it made a strategic investment in PR/content firm Caliber Corporate Advisers, and acquired the financial content marketing firm Scribe. Vested has been recognized as one of Inc.com’s Top Places to Work, Bulldog PR’s Best Industry-Focused Agency, PRovoke’s Financial PR Agency of the Year, and PRNews’ Best Places to Work.
7 N. Willow St.
Suite 8C, Mailbox 11
Montclair, NJ 07042
April Mason, President
Christina Forrest, Account Manager
Montclair, N.J. based boutique PR firm, Violet PR, works with economic development, CRE and AEC clients across the U.S.
Whether it’s rebranding a city, drawing attention to a revitalized neighborhood, or promoting a new sustainable development, Violet PR helps clients make a difference. Through a combination of news stories, social media, and compelling content, our NJ-based boutique public relations firm helps clients attract more dollars and supporters.
We serve clients in industries including economic development, real estate, architecture, engineering, professional services, hospitality and more. www.violetpr.com.
50 Francisco Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94133
Jim Weiss, Founder & CEO
Jennifer Gottlieb, Global President
Richard Neave, Chief Financial Officer
W2O: The First of What’s Next in Healthcare
W2O’s tribute to our frontline corona fighters (May issue, MM&M).
We provide data and insights-driven digital-first marketing communications for the healthcare sector under one P&L across 18 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Our mission is to make the world a healthier place in the tech-enabled Gig economy, where access and delivery are transformed and consumerized by an Uberized, Appified reality. Our specialized approach builds unfair advantage for clients by following the data to create more relevant targeted content, engagement and experiences.
We deliver integrated corporate/product comms; advertising; animation, VR and creative; multi-lingual data-analytics-and-insights- informed influencer and media targeting engagement and activation; medical/scientific communications; publication planning; corporate/product branding; patient ambassador and advocacy relations; access/pricing policy and comms; crisis and organizational comms; and more. We also partner with clients to apply machine learning, AI and behavioral economics to listen, learn and effectively impact desired customer behavior with the greatest integrity and trust.
We want to #BecomeTheBest, hire amazing talent with diverse perspectives that spark tech-enabled creative-fueled solutions, resonate with the audiences we influence and work with clients that innovate and disrupt. Our #OneTeamOneDream culture builds collaborative partnerships that fully harness the power of multi-disciplinary teams doing breakthrough work.
55 W. Monroe St., 39th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Additional offices in San Francisco and Seattle
Mike Santoro, President & Partner
Ken Gaebler, CEO & Partner
Walker Sands celebrates being named an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company for the seventh consecutive year.
Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency with core capabilities in public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy and web. Our integrated approach to marketing drives awareness, credibility and conversions for 100+ B2B technology and professional services clients around the world. A seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree, we’re one of the fastest-growing B2B marketing agencies in the world, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.
For two decades, we’ve pushed the limits of what B2B marketing can do to get the results and recognition our clients deserve. We pride ourselves on helping B2B brands reach their goals—whether that’s increasing revenue, pushing into new markets, attracting top talent, going public or getting acquired.
Our mission is to accelerate the growth of B2B companies. Through strategic programs tailored to meet our clients’ needs, we offer a full range of marketing expertise—from strategy to execution—to provide endless possibilities for the best B2B brands in the world.
In the process of helping our partners, we also accelerate the growth of our people as they work to become the CMOs and CEOs of tomorrow while leading B2B marketing into a new era. We are Walker Sands: the B2B growth agency.
611 William Penn Place, #501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412/246-0340, ext. 25
Paul Furiga, President & CEO
Jeremy Church, Partner & VP, Director of Results
Brenda Furiga, VP, People, Policy and Profits
Every company has at least one great story to tell: its own. At WordWrite, we believe authentic stories move hearts and minds and inspire action. We uncover, develop and share your company’s Capital S Story to reveal why someone would want to partner with you, work for you or do business with you. It’s your most powerful marketing asset and is the difference between a transactional service versus securing a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with a customer or other stakeholders.
For nearly 20 years, our approach to public relations has proven to be unlike any other firm: it’s driven by a trademarked storytelling method and our unique 3P process—a strategic plan, a pyramid to craft and organize key messages, and the industry-leading PESO model that focuses on the right mix of paid, earned, shared and owned content.
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, Koppers Inc., McClintock & Associates, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, New Pig, Pfizer Inc., The Waterfront, VetAdvisor/Three Wire Systems, Waldron Private Wealth and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.