Our May 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.
O'Dwyer's magazine, now in its 35th year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.
Profiles of Top PR Firms:
5W Public Relations
299 Park Ave.,10th Floor
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, Financial Communications, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients. Our 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, GNC, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, L’Oreal Professional, Santa Margherita, SAP NS2, VIZIO, The Trade Desk, EPICOR, Xaxis 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.
909 Davis St., Fifth flr.
Evanston, IL 60201
Downtown Chicago • Evanston, IL • Boston Metro
Margy Sweeney, Founder & CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicole Stenclik, Boston Office Lead (email@example.com)
We articulate and amplify thought leadership. A national content-driven marketing and public relations firm, we specialize in financial services, real estate and cannabis. Our senior storytellers write and work with media to inspire individual decision-makers to action: your clients, prospects, media and influencers alike. We speak the language of business in ways that connect investors, buyers and company leaders.
No subject matter is too complex, no growth vision too expansive for #TeamAkrete’s 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 raise your profile with the people that matter most to your business.
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 be catalysts for progress by navigating the challenges of today, acting with agility, anticipating social risk and building 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 and progress.
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 fifth 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: Dallas-Fort Worth; Chicago
Scott White, CEO
Monica Feid, President
Melissa Rubin, Vice President
For over two decades, we have helped dynamic entrepreneurs, innovative franchise chains and other creative business leaders promote their products and services worldwide. We’ve done it for hot young start-ups. We’ve done it for established multinationals. We can do it for you!
Today the lines between PR, marketing and advertising have almost completely disappeared. At the same time, the growing influence of the citizen journalist coupled with the explosion of social media has diluted the impact (and availability) of traditional media.
As a result, strategic marketing communications campaigns increasingly require expertise in a variety of areas to most effectively help your brand tell its story, increase awareness and touch your customer.
At BizCom, our publicity, digital marketing, design and publishing divisions provide you with the scope of tools needed to reach and engage today’s audiences when, how and where they want to be reached.
Our clients include high profile global brands such as Edible, Gold’s Gym, School of Rock, 9Round Fitness, Neighborly, Best Life Brands, Restoration 1, New Method Wellness, Brix and many others.
To find out how we can give your emerging concept a growth spurt or bring a fresh approach to marketing your mature brand, contact Scott White at 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: BIOHM Health, Bushwick Kitchen, ESPN, Golden West Food Group, Hilton Hotels, Loop Neighborhood Stores, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, Nature’s Path, Ono Hawaiian BBQ and Youtheory.
The Bliss Group
Member of The Next Practice
500 5th Ave., 16th flr.
New York, NY 10110
Bob Pearson, CEO
Cortney Stapleton, Michael Roth, Managing Partners
Alexis Odesser, Greg Hassel, Julia Mellon, Keri Toomey, Liz DeForest, Reed Handley, Sally Slater, Senior VPs
Maddie O’Connor, Megan Tuck, Miles Hill, Morgan Musikantow, Nicole Cassidy, VPs
The Bliss Group is a data-driven integrated marketing communications agency that specializes in building value for top-tier healthcare, financial and professional services companies. The Bliss Group creates proprietary algorithms and media models to give its clients a unique advantage in their respective markets.
Bliss is pioneering the use of Audience Architecture to align clients with their customers through real-time data and strategic insights. The agency’s full-spectrum communications offering leads with a top earned media expertise that is complemented by end-to-end PESO capabilities.
What sets Bliss apart is the combined subject matter expertise of its executives, significant experience navigating regulated industries and complex sectors, and proprietary analytics tools that create unique business and marketing insights.
Clients include some of the most respected names in the industries served. Average tenure among large clients is eight plus years and reflects the team’s unwavering commitment to support their clients in all situations.
Clients include: BDO, Berkadia, Bill.com, BioTE Medical, Cecelia Health, CFP Board, Coventry, CVS Health and Aetna, E*Trade, Evolent Health, Exponent Women, Funding Circle, Ichor Strategies, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, KeyCorp, Kotter, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LeaseQuery, Lincoln International, MSD Japan, Nationwide Advisory Solutions, RapidRatings, TransCelerate, TriVista, USO, Versant Health
Want to learn more? Contact us at email@example.com.
Boardroom Communications Inc.
1776 No. Pine Island Rd., #320
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322
Location: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Naples
Julie Talenfeld, President
Don Silver, COO
Todd Templin, Executive VP
Jennifer Clarin, Michelle Griffith, Laura Burns, Eric Kalis, VPs
Boardroom Communications (BoardroomPR) is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency, leveraging the skills of our staff of journalists, PR and marketing professionals and multimedia specialists to provide visibility across numerous platforms. Our creative solutions increase awareness and understanding, establish credibility and ultimately improve business.
BoardroomPR bridges traditional and new media, combining print, television and radio media with excellent digital expertise in website development, social media management and email campaigns. We incorporate research, search engine optimization, pay-per-click and online reputation management and offer branding capabilities, consisting of logo, graphic design, copywriting and video production.
Bob Gold & Associates
1640 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Bob Gold, President
PR and marketing agency, Bob Gold & Associates delivers tangible, targeted results in every engagement; not promises.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 hardware and software companies 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: Cisco, Plume, Nice Label, Blonder Tongue Labs, Future Today Inc, CommIT, Advocado, and The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, among others.
Serving 15 locations, including: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Austin.
Chris Boehlke, Curtis Sparrer, Tom Carpenter, Principals
Tricia Heinrich, Chief Content Officer
Hey! Yeah, you, the person reading this.
Is it us, or do all these agency descriptions sound alike?
“We’re an integrated global communications and marketing agency that BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.”
That’s not the kind of thinking that’s going to get you noticed.
Yet, the industry has noticed Bospar for our work in tech PR.
Forbes named us one of the best PR agencies of 2021.
PRovoke named us their innovator of the year for 2021.
PRWeek named Bospar its “Outstanding Boutique Agency of the Year” for two years in a row.
PRNews included Bospar on its Agency Elite Top 100 list.
Bospar is a team of hard-driving tech PR professionals with purpose and relentless joy for what we do. We are comprised of former journalists from social and traditional media and marketing, influencer, financial, SEO and public affairs experts. As a team, we get smart on contact, build relationships and launch PR campaigns, grounded in strategy and infused with creativity.
If you want to get known fast, accelerate adoption, or drive impact, Bospar exceeds all expectations.
With breakthrough coverage and visibility, simply put: our clients speed ahead—no “BLAH, BLAH, BLAH” about it!
Buchanan Public Relations LLC
Buchanan Public Relations helps brands own and tell their stories.
Anne A. Buchanan, APR, President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Renee Cree, VP (email@example.com
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. We pride ourselves on solid, long-term relationships with our clients.
We are a certified woman-owned business. Our account teams comprise those with differing ethnic and racial backgrounds and sexual orientations, and we rely on those unique viewpoints to create impactful work for our clients.
Those clients include: Anthony & Sylvan, AtlantiCare, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Barsz, Gowie, Amon & Fultz, LLC, Chester Upland School District, DELCORA, ECFMG | FAIMER, Opportunity Finance Network, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Ramboll, Troutman Pepper, Tyson Foods and Wissahickon Trails.
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
Thomas P. Butler, President
290 Harbor Dr.
Stamford, CT 06902
Butler Associates is a team of exceptional communicators with a proven track record of consistent, creative, high-impact results. It is the winner of PRSA-New York’s 2020 & 2018 Best Legal Marketing Communications Campaign, 2019’s Best of the Best Award, 2018’s Best Business & Best Public Affairs Campaigns, and much more. With clients across the nation, Butler is among the New York media market’s top agencies for its legal, business, financial, professional services, public affairs, environmental and crisis management practice results.
Butler Associates campaigns range from victorious Fortune 50 shareholder proxy matters, messaging for significant litigations, crisis, public affairs, and public safety campaigns. The CEO’s and organizational leaders we advocate on behalf of, are highly visible and respected experts and opinion leaders within their industries. The Butler group includes smart, seasoned media and communications pros absolutely committed to their clients and delivering results. Its Litical Solutions division produces intelligent and highly targeted digital engagement.
Clients Include: American Triple I Partners, Association of BellTel Retirees, Inc., Association of DuPont Retirees, Barasch McGarry P.C., Clear Vision Impact Fund, 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 Association, 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, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, Knights of Saint Patrick of New York City, 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., Stamford Innovation Week, Stamford Partnership, Stamford Police Association, Zalkin Law Firm and Zara Realty Holdings Corp.
Caliber Corporate Advisers
22 W. 38th St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Harvey Hudes, Founder and CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Keith Rodriguez, President
Scott Paer, Managing Director
Stephen Sumner, Senior Director
Kyle Kempf, Senior Director
Lauren Perry, Director & Head of Content
What makes Caliber unique?
At Caliber, we make it our business to stay up-to-date on emerging industry trends, issues and marketplace evolutions. Our dedicated expertise on what’s happening in relevant, and timely, news enables us to continuously discover compelling ways to position our clients with their key audiences. We take pride in bringing a fresh perspective to corporate leadership as external marketing advisors, and in offering welcome relief to internal resources as an extension of your talented, yet overloaded, team. With offices in New York City and Austin, we are very selective about our clients and only work with about 40 companies at a time. Our reach as a result of our dedicated efforts influences millions.
Coyne Public Relations
5 Wood Hollow Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Tom Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, John Gogarty, Presidents
Kelly Dencker, Jennifer Kamienski, Tim Schramm, Lisa Wolleon, Exec. VPs
Coyne PR is one of the nation’s most sought-after full-service integrated communications agencies. This year, as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we want to recognize the incredible clients and dedicated employees who have helped us become one of the top independent public relations firms in the United States. Our reputation is built upon three decades of creativity, strategy and service. It is confirmed by more than 1,000 industry awards including Midsize Agency of the Year, Consumer Agency of the Year, Creative Agency of the Year, North American Creative Agency of the Year, and of course … Best Agency to Work For.
While we are proud of all our agency honors, we are especially proud of our consistent recognition as a Best Place to Work. We have made it our mission to create a work environment that attracts the best people by giving them the freedom to do their best work. As a result, we enjoy the highest employee retention rate in the industry! With wildly creative offices in New York and New Jersey, more than 150 talented minds now call Coyne PR—HOME.
Our clients include many of the world’s most respected companies… and those that want to be. We help these clients develop integrated strategies across all paid, earned, shared and owned platforms with the help of our digital production studio. A true full-service agency with a range of integrated services, Coyne provides clients with best-in-class, channel-agnostic, communications strategies. These multi-platform solutions influence the relationship between brand and stakeholder to drive visibility, engagement and growth. This includes deep experience in public relations, a dedicated social media practice, an expert digital marketing group and an award-winning advertising team.
Coyne’s experience with high-profile, international clients has provided us with a unique view of global communications and the importance of a consistent worldwide brand message. As a member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned PR firms, Coyne has partners operating in over 115 cities, 49 countries and six continents. These partnerships provide clients with on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate.
Clients come to Coyne PR for our results, but they stay with us for our client service. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients’ success and do whatever it takes to get the job done. As an extension of our client’s team, we operate as one seamless unit providing direct access to senior leadership so that clients have immediate access to strategic counsel and direction. This ensures that we not only meet all our client’s needs, but that we anticipate them and exceed them. Our humble beginnings compel us to add value every single day, and it shows in the long-standing relationships we have with our clients.
705 Melvin Ave., #200
Annapolis, MD 21401
Raymond Crosby, President
Denise Aube, Health Practice Leader
Anna Zawislanski, Gov’t Practice Leader
Joel Machak, Exec. Creative Dir.
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.
In September 2020, Crosby’s annual Day of Service went virtual, with staff donating $20,000 online to 100 nonprofits.
Crosby has specialized practices in Healthcare, Government, Nonprofits & Causes, and Military & Veterans. It has headquarters in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis and offices in Washington, D.C.
Clients Include: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Dept. of Defense/Military OneSource, EPA ENERGY STAR program, Kaiser Permanente, OrganDonor.gov, Partnership to Fight Cybercrime, Refuah Health, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Social Security Administration, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Veterans Health Administration and Wallace Foundation.
Development Counsellors International (DCI)
Los Angeles: 818/439-2435
Toronto: 647/276 1917
Andrew T. Levine, Chairman
Julie Curtin, President/Economic Development
Karyl Leigh Barnes, President/Tourism Practice
In 2020 and 2021, Development Counsellors International partnered with SATW to conduct multiple research studies on what travel media, digital influencers and public relations professionals need from each other in order to successfully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
One Agency. Two Specialized Practice Areas. Development Counsellors International (DCI) focuses exclusively on economic development and travel marketing for places around the world. We have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries to help them attract business investment, talent and visitors. DCI has offices in the U.S. and Canada, and is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide, a network of 46 agencies in 29 countries.
Clients Include: Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Belize Tourism Board, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Chickasaw Country, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, Destination Cleveland, Explore St. Louis, Greater Houston Partnership, Greater Louisville, Inc., Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau, Greater New Orleans, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Greater Zurich, Invest Puerto Rico, Japan National Tourism Office, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Michigan Economic Development Corp., Missouri Partnership, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, New Hampshire Dept. of Economic Development, New Jersey Business Action Center, Oklahoma City Chamber, Orlando Partnership, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, San Francisco Travel Assn., Select Philadelphia, Source Cincinnati, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., Texas Economic Development Corp., Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Vienna Convention Bureau, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Visit Brussels, Visit California, Visit Florida, Visit Scotland, Visit Seattle.
Dukas Linden Public Relations
100 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
From top: DLPR Chairman & CEO Richard Dukas, President Seth Linden
Richard Dukas, Chairman & CEO
Seth Linden, President
Zach Leibowitz, Executive VP
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 #9 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).
The Ehrhardt Group
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1325
New Orleans, LA 70163
Marc Ehrhardt, President & Partner
Terri Argieard, Vice President of Finance & Administration
William Kearney, Senior Counselor
Dominique Ellis, Director of Account Services
Being local and knowing local is more important than ever. The way to win in the U.S. Gulf South is to have a firm that deeply understands talking to the people of the Gulf South.
For 25 years, The Ehrhardt Group has moved people to act by crafting messages that compel, inspire and educate. Our work touches the people and communities most important to our clients, colleagues and fellow citizens across Louisiana, Mississippi, coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
We believe in action and acting wisely. Rarely do time and fresh air solve problems. Understanding the challenges and understanding how to engage with the people of the Gulf South at the right time and with the right message do.
Since 1996, we have successfully advised Fortune 500 corporations, local and regional institutions and public entities in the critical areas of issues management, media relations, reputation management, crisis communications, social media and public affairs.
300 Vesey Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10282
Evoke KYNE is an award-winning communications agency that harnesses insight, experience and creativity to advance health and wellbeing around the world. We are part of Evoke – a leading marketing, media and communications agency bound by a common purpose: Health More Human™. Our heritage is in two strong firms, Evoke PR & Influence and KYNE, which joined forces in 2019 to become one of the world’s largest health communications agencies.
The Evoke KYNE team, February 2020
We work with leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies, non-profits and foundations, offering full-service communications with core capabilities in brand and data communications, corporate reputation and social impact, disease awareness programming, global public health, patient advocacy relations and partnerships and stakeholder engagement. We bring together stakeholders to address some of the world’s biggest health challenges—from COVID-19 to cancer to flu.
We have global reach with offices in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dublin and London, and key team members in Canada, France, Portugal and Uganda. Our team lives by the genuine belief that communication can be a powerful health intervention.
4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
Neil Mortine, President
Aaron Brown, Executive VP
Marty McDonald, Executive VP
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 has resulted in a client satisfaction net promoter score 200% higher than industry benchmark and entices clients to stay with the company at a tenure 182% longer than industry average. Fahlgren Mortine regularly earns Best Place to Work and Agency of the Year honors from various trade organizations, as well as industry-specific recognition for campaign excellence.
TURNER, a travel, tourism and active lifestyle public relations agency, is a Fahlgren Mortine company.
Henry Feintuch, President
Doug Wright, Senior Account Director
Henry Feintuch (front) during pre-pandemic times, after receiving multiple awards from PRSA-NY in 2019.
Feintuch Communications (FC) is an award-winning and tech savvy PR firm providing 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, 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 to position and launch products/services, build distribution, boost sales and strengthen their corporate or brand image. Every client engagement is managed—hands-on—by a senior practitioner and is accountable for results. We provide clients with an integrated blend of public relations, social media, advertising/marketing, investor relations, web/digital marketing and other services.
FC serves on the board of the PR World Alliance (www.PRWorldAlliance.com), a global partnership of premier independent communications consultancies and we are a member of TheNetworkOne providing our clients with resources from 1,200 agencies in 115 countries.
Clients include: ClassWallet, HDMI LA, Leclanché, NCSolutions, Nexans, SeaChange, XL Construction and ZeeVee.
French | West | Vaughan
112 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President
Natalie Best, COO
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency, a distinction it has held since 2001. FWV is ranked No. 15 on the list of the nation’s largest PR firms (2021 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms) and has been in the top 20 for nearly two decades. 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 since its founding in 1997.
Founded in 1997 as a PR firm, FWV is now nationally recognized as a pioneering influencer in PR and integrated marketing.
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; 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 offices around the country.
FWV is also a partner in IPREX, a $380 million + network of global communication agencies, with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide.
FWV maintained Top Five national rankings in three practice areas in the latest O’Dwyer’s rankings, moving up one spot to No. 2 in Sports and holding the No. 3 position in both the Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle; as well as Entertainment categories. The agency also ranks in the Top 10 in Agriculture (No. 7); Automotive & Transportation (No. 9); and Travel, Hospitality & Economic Development (No. 10); followed by Top 15 rankings in eight categories: Environmental, Sustainability & Greentech (No. 12); Industrial (No. 12); Nonprofit (No. 12); Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 12); Professional Services (No. 13); Real Estate Finance & Development (No. 13); Food & Beverage (No. 14); and Home Furnishings (No. 14).
FWV has amassed more than 1,100 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of its blue-chip client roster. 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.
Clients include: ABB, American Pet Products Association, Atlantic British, Bern, BurgerFi, California Innovation, Case Knives, City of Durham (NC), Concord Hospitality Enterprises, Crazy, Cree, Derma E, Disney, ECOS Paints, First Nation Group, Fossil Group, Healthy Pet, HR Florida, I-CAT, IDEXX, International Gemological Institute, Keen, Lenzing AG, LifeStraw, Locus Biosciences, Lowa, Melitta, My True 10, NC Department of Transportation, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, NC SweetPotato Commission, New Hanover Community Foundation, Nite Ize, Northeast Veterinary Dermatology Specialists, Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc., PBS North Carolina (formerly UNC-TV), Pendleton Whisky, PSCU, QC Terme, Quest Diagnostics, Reborn Clothing Co., Sherpa Collaborative, SkyTrak, Softies by Paddi Murphy, SYNLawn, Teen Cancer America, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Town of Cary (NC), Tree Top, Turnbridge Equities, Vermont Creamery, Vestergaard, Vets Pets, Visit Greenville, NC, Volvo Group, Wilmington and Beaches CVB and Wrangler.
G&S Business Communications
111 West 33rd Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Additional locations: Raleigh, NC & Chicago, IL
Luke Lambert, President & CEO
Ron Loch, COO
Steve Halsey, Chief Growth Officer
Seth Niessen, Controller
Anne Green, Managing Dir., New York
Brian Hall, Managing Dir., Chicago
Audra Hession, Principal and Managing Dir., Reputation Management Consultancy
Doug Hampel, Managing Director, Client Service
Caryn Caratelli, Managing Director, Client Service
Stephanie Moore, Managing Director, Client Service
Kate Threewitts, Managing Director, Human Resources
G&S Business Communications helps innovative companies change the world. Our mission is to inspire people to take action, resulting in business growth for our clients. Our vision is to fuel transformation in the 5 key industries we serve, Advanced Manufacturing & Energy, Agribusiness, Financial & Professional Services Healthcare, and Home & Building.
Our researchers, media strategists, storytellers, and engagement experts meet each client at the intersection of business and communications. Our strategies help B2B clients meet their business goals, and our work produces meaningful results that move markets. Our commitment to measurement ensures that we are constantly learning and improving to make your program better.
We have a global staff of 140+ people, who operate primarily from four offices, New York, Raleigh, Chicago and Basel, but we offer our clients a global network of support through PROI Worldwide partners.
Greentarget Global Group
141 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60604
Aaron Schoenherr, Founding Partner
John Corey, President & Founding Partner
Laura Miller, Executive VP
Greentarget is a strategic public relations firm that helps professional and financial services organizations create unique positions of authority by helping them to participate skillfully in the conversations that matter most to their key stakeholders. Our multi-channel communications approach empowers professional services firms to increase market share, attract leading talent and achieve a higher purpose.
Founded in Chicago, Greentarget has grown into a world-class team spread across five offices and infused with the same entrepreneurial spirit that led to the firm’s creation. Our culture reflects Greentarget’s core values: hard work, risk-taking, authenticity, creative thinking and individual and team growth.
We deliver a mix of earned media, content, research, digital and special situations counsel to help clients communicate and influence through normal business cycles and in times of crisis. This powerful combination positions our firm to elevate the brands and reputations of clients across earned, owned, shared and paid media channels.
200 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
Michael A. 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, Miami and Denver. Part of Havas, the agency is committed to making a meaningful difference to brands, businesses and people. Havas Formula specializes in general market and Hispanic PR, digital and experiential marketing, and crisis communications. Its corporate philosophy — Be Brave — stems from the belief that for a brand to truly differentiate itself in the marketplace it must exhibit bravery. The agency’s core practice areas include consumer, lifestyle, consumer technology, high-tech, sports and entertainment and travel, with category expertise in food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, spirts and retail/restaurants.
Clients include: Jaguar Land Rover, JPMorgan Chase, Panda Express, Jim Beam, Maui Jim, Wholly Guacamole, Sun-Maid, Schlage, Justin’s, Shure, RE/MAX, TurboTax and LiveRamp
Hawkins International Public Relations
119 West 23rd St., #600
New York, NY 10011
Jennifer Hawkins, CEO of Hawkins International & Maverick Creative
Catherine Colford, Managing Director of Maverick Creative
Boutique in size, limitless in energy, and boundless in experience, Hawkins International is a recognized leader and global player in public relations, communications, and digital strategy for premier luxury travel, hospitality, wellness, and entrepreneurial lifestyle brands. Founded by Jennifer Hawkins in 2002, the agency takes an innovative and integrated approach to public relations, digital, and social media when designing and executing creative campaigns. It is also a go-to resource for trends, and together with its spin-off agency Maverick Creative, founded in 2019, publishes its findings in its annual “TrendHawk Report.” Taking pride in delivering timely news and insights for editors, crafting compelling stories for reporters, creating authentic content for publishing, and promoting industry thought leaders to precise audiences, the agency is sought after for how it cleverly and carefully secures coverage for clients. Hawkins International was most recently honored with a prestigious 5-Star rating as one of “America’s Best PR Agencies 2021” from Forbes.
The Hoffman Agency
325 South 1st St., 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Lou Hoffman, CEO
Kymra Knuth, EVP, North America
Steve Jursa, EVP, 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, First Tech, Graphcore, Lam Research, Lenovo, Lumileds, Nautilus, NextFlex, Nokia, Nutanix, Rambus, SRI, SuperMicro, Tealium, TSMC, Twitter, Twitch, Workiva and Zoom
222 Kearny St., #400
San Francisco, CA 94108
225 S. 6th Street, Suite 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Barbara Bates, Global CEO
Heather Kernahan, CEO, North America
Adrian Talbot, Chief Fin. Officer
Andy West, Chief Dev.Officer
Chris Paxton, Chief Strat. Officer
Fiona Chilcott, Chief People & Culture Officer
Tara O’Donnell, Managing Director, United Kingdom
Hotwire is a global tech communications consultancy that helps businesses better engage and connect with their customers. From Sydney to San Francisco, we operate with a borderless mindset across 12 locations covering the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with a partner network spanning 29 cities around the world.
One World Trade Center,
New York, NY 10007
Grace Leong, CEO
Jonathan Lyon, Partner
Donetta Allen, Partner
Gigi Russo, Partner
Erin Hanson, Partner
Contact: Samara Farber Mormar, Exec. VP, Business Development, email@example.com
HUNTER is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London and partnerships that extend our reach globally. Our 160-person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions including strategic planning, earned media relations, social and digital media, talent and influencer engagement, experiential marketing, multicultural outreach, and content creation and distribution across all platforms and channels to earn attention for some of the world’s best known and most beloved brands.
Whether it’s remote collaboration or from our World Trade Center New York headquarters, HUNTERs execute strategic, integrated communications programming that build brand equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results.
Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, HUNTER has grown into one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands across the Food + Beverage, Wine + Spirits, Health + Beauty, Home + Lifestyle, Retail + Ecommerce, Travel and Education sectors. Our motto is “we earn it,” and at HUNTER we focus on doing so in three key areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. Our creative approach, client service-orientation and values-driven culture has led to one of the longest average staff tenures in the business and some of the most enduring client relationships including TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, our first client 32 years ago and still a client today.
685 Third Ave., 2nd Flr.
New York, NY 10017
Thomas Ryan, CEO
Don Duffy, President
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 750 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore and Beijing. ICR also advises on capital markets transactions through ICR Capital, LLC.
Sample 2020 Clients include: Abbott Laboratories, American Well, Asana, BigCommerce Holdings, CarGurus, New York City REIT, Beyond Meat, Boot Barn, Butterfly Network, Cano Health, Capri Holdings, Cardlytics, Inc., CareDx, Inc., Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Colgate-Palmolive, Darden Restaurants, Datadog, DraftKings, Green Dot, Freshpet, Genuine Parts Co., Harman, Heidrick & Struggles, The Hershey Company, Hims & Hers, Inc., Intel/Mobileye, Jamieson Laboratories Ltd., Kymera Therapeutics, Legg Mason & Co., LLC, Leslie’s Poolmart, Lordstown Motors, lululemon athletica, MongoDB, Inc., New Relic, Paige AI, Paramount Group, Inc., Peloton, Planet Fitness, Red Hat, Inc., Rite Aid, Shake Shack, Starwood Property Trust, Sonos, Inc., Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Utz Quality Foods, Waitr, Welltower, Workiva and Zoom, ZoomInfo.
210 W. Pennsylvania Ave.,
Baltimore, MD 21204
imre founder & CEO, Dave Imre
Dave Imre, CEO & Founder
Mark Eber, Partner & President
Crystalyn Stuart, Partner & President
Jeff Smokler, Partner & President
Growth Propelled by an Emphasis on Agency Values.
imre witnessed steady growth, up 10.2% to $36.7M in 2020, on top of the 52% increase in 2019.
CEO Dave Imre attributes the agency’s 2020 success to a healthy pairing of empathy and optimism. “While the world turned upside down we began with what we’re good at—intentional, radical listening. This gave insight into the insecurities our clients and staff were feeling, and swiftly refocused our energies on new ways of working with and for our partners,” Imre said.
Another bright spot was the agency’s success retaining and attracting top talent with 27 new employees joining the agency in 2020, especially across the agency’s Innovators practice, a mix of Public Relations, Creative, Brand Strategy, Digital Marketing, Social Medial, and Data Analysts working in concert with one another.
Through a mix of organic and new business, the agency’s growth crossed industries including pharmaceuticals, CPG, biotech, automotive, financial services and retail.
Additional offices: San Francisco, Chicago,Washington, DC and London
Jamie Diaferia, Founder & CEO
Zach Olsen, President
Infinite Global is an award-winning strategic communications agency advising a wide range of domestic and international clients facing difficult scenarios in which reputational, legal and commercial risk is high.
We advise organizations and individuals, providing counsel and tactical support to mitigate risk and protect reputations when it matters most. We have broad sector experience managing our clients’ reputational risk, often involving active litigation, regulatory and political pressure, media attention and heightened public scrutiny. Infinite has an established data breach response practice that helps clients across a range of industries —including financial and legal services, education and healthcare—mitigate, prepare for and respond to the risks endemic to housing sensitive data.
Our work spans each phase of the crisis lifecycle: from pre-crisis preparation and planning, to rapid crisis response and post-crisis reputational repair.
550 Montgomery Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94111
199 Water Street, Floor 34
New York, NY 10038
Inkhouse CEO and Founder Beth Monaghan
Beth Monaghan, CEO & Founder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Morris, President, email@example.com
Alison Morra, Chief Operating Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Harrison, EVP & General Manager, Boston, email@example.com
Dan O’Mahony, EVP & General Manager, San Francisco, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Riley, EVP & General Manager, Seattle, email@example.com
Inkhouse is an integrated PR agency for innovative thinkers, creators and leaders who believe in the power of stories to effect positive change. We bring new ideas to market. We were founded in 2007 and have grown to an agency of more than 130 people across four offices. Find us in the real world in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Seattle and in the digital one at www.inkhouse.com.
Client list: Aircall, AT&T Cybersecurity, Atomwise, BlueVine Capital, Cambium Learning, Capella Space, Checkmarx, Cockroach Labs, CropOne, Crunchbase, Databricks, Datto, Deepgram, Engie, Ergotron, Eversource Energy, EVgo, Gravy Analytics, Incredible Health, Inrupt, Matillion, Molekule, NEXT Insurance, Nutanix, Okta, Qumulo, Raytheon, SmartRent, Starburst, Talespin and Thermo Fisher Scientific
J Public Relations
530 7th Ave., #502
New York, NY 10018
Jamie Sigler O’Grady, Sarah Evans, partners
J Public Relations partners Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans.
A global communications agency with a specialization in public relations, social media, content creation and digital marketing. With 55+ team members across four U.S. offices including New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles and Nashville, two international offices in London and Toronto, plus a presence in Denver and Arizona, JPR is a trusted leader in integrated media relations, social media and brand strategy, trend forecasting, guest programming, brand partnerships, experiential activations, influencer engagement and crisis communications.
Established in 2005, JPR has consistently risen as a leader in the travel and hospitality spaces. Today, the agency’s growing portfolio spans many markets outside of travel and hospitality, with clients in lifestyle, culinary, real estate, and wellness. JPR’s global roster includes more than 120+ hotels in the U.S., U.K. and throughout Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Africa and more. JPR represents destinations such as North Carolina and Utah as well as flagship hospitality brands including Hilton Luxury Brands, Virgin Limited Edition, Relais & Châteaux, Vail Hospitality and Iconic Luxury Hotels.
JPR is continuously listed on the Observer’s annual “PR Power 50” as one of the country’s most powerful PR firms and Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City.” The agency also garnered “Top Places to Work” by PR News and received a Five Star rating in Forbes inaugural list of “America’s Best PR Agencies,” in addition to multiple trade and consumer awards for company culture and brand success. An industry innovator, JPR became the first travel PR agency to launch a podcast in 2018, Priority Status.
Clients: Adare Manor—Co. Limerick, Ireland; Africa Adventure Consultants; Andronis Exclusive (multiple properties)—Santorini, Greece; Château du Grand-Luce—Loire Valley, France; Condado Vanderbilt—San Juan, PR; Curtain Bluff—Antigua; Eden Roc Cap Cana—Dominican Republic; Four Seasons Resort Lana’i—Lana’i, HI; Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani—Honolulu, HI; Helena Bay—New Zealand; Hotel del Coronado—San Diego, CA; Iconic Luxury Hotels (multiple properties) — United Kingdom; InterContinental (multiple properties)—North America; MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa—Sonoma, CA; Monarch Beach Resort—Dana Point, CA; Old Edwards Resort & Spa—Highlands, NC; Pendry Hotels (multiple properties)—North America; Rancho La Puerta—Tecate, México; Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa—Rancho Santa Fe, CA; Relais & Châteaux; Rosendale Design—London, UK; Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort—Soufriere, St. Lucia; The Cloudveil—Jackson Hole, WY; The Goring—London, UK; The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort—Bahamas; The Palms and The Shore Club—Turks & Caicos; The Ritz-Carlton (multiple properties)—North America; The Setai-Miami Beach—Miami, FL; The Stafford—London, UK; Vail Mountain Resorts; Vail Resorts Hospitality; Virgin Limited Edition; Visit North Carolina; Under Canvas—North America; Utah Office of Tourism; Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas; Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal; and Washington School House—Park City, UT.
Carrie Jones, Principal
JPA Health is an award-winning public relations, marketing and advocacy firm known for sharing our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. With deep experience in these core service categories, JPA offers a truly integrated model that delivers sustained business results. To offer unparalleled insights and efficiencies to clients, JPA utilizes its proprietary tool, Gretel®, segmenting audiences and uncovering unique insights for reaching and engaging influencers in healthcare. The agency provides services to clients across the health sector, including: biopharma, medtech, and non-profit organizations. JPA Health has offices in Washington, DC; Boston; and London. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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
What sets Kivvit apart is our unique ability to integrate cutting-edge and proprietary data, tools and technology to inform a full suite of strategic communications, content and creative development, and data-driven advertising capabilities. Our wide-ranging expertise and relentless focus on measurement means our work efficiently utilizes resources to create impactful strategies, maximize results and achieve goals for our clients.
Kivvit not only achieved record business performance in 2020, we also made significant investments to accelerate our evolution as the agency of the future and create a world 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).
Kivvit also lead O’Dwyer’s national rankings across multiple categories, including #1 for Non Profits, #2 for Energy, #3 for Corporate Social Responsibility, #3 for Real Estate, and #4 for Education.
Lambert & Co.
1420 Broadway St., First Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Jeff Lambert, CEO and Founder
Walter Ward, Chief of Staff
Don Hunt, President
Michelle Olson, Managing Partner
Sarah Smith, Chief Growth Officer
Jordan Custer, General Counsel
Lambert & Co. founder and CEO, Jeff Lambert speaks to staff at annual retreat / day of fun.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm focused on giving clients a strong, clear presence in today’s hyperconnected world. Our unique blend of strategic thinking and creativity leads us to big ideas that we execute with enthusiasm, driving business outcomes for our clients and our growing family of companies. Lambert is home to the best and brightest with writers, strategists, media mavens, creatives, digital marketing gurus, and leaders, in talent hubs ranging from fresh water to salt water. We are a top-40 agency in the U.S. and top-10 in Automotive, IR and Financial Services, Education and Purpose CSR, as well as the #5 M&A and private equity PR firm in 2020 (The Deal). Our expertise as a pioneer of the integrated PR/IR agency model led us to create a new industry—consumer shareholder marketing—through TiiCKER, our web-based/app software startup that engages, verifies and rewards retail investors. Lambert is also a partner in EQUALSIGN, a minority-owned management consultancy that offers culture-forward solutions to business challenges, and 9thWonder, a full-service advertising and brand strategy firm. Our award-winning team has been recognized by O’Dwyer’s, PR Week, PR News, IR Magazine, the Association for Corporate Growth, PRovoke Media, Inc. 5000, and PRSA among others.
Landis Communications (LCI)
2032 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
David Landis, CEO
Sean Dowdall, General Manager
Brianne Miller, Business Development Manager
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 byTopPRAgencies.com.
LCI is an integrated public relations, digital/social media and marketing communications agency that specializes in healthcare, technology, environmental, consumer, consumer technology, real estate, 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, Altais Health, Centre for Neuro Skills, Sutter Health, 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 certified member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, is an official Corporate Diversity Supplier and also 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.
425 Madison Ave., Suite 1701
New York, NY 10017
Josh Passman, Chief Executive Officer
Martin Mosbacher, Senior Consultant and Founder
Matt Zachowski, Senior Consultant and Founder
Lansons Intermarket is the New York branch of Lansons, a leading independent reputation management consultancy based in London that employs more than 125 people globally. Lansons Intermarket primarily serves financial services, technology, B2B and corporate clients including, among others, Africa Asset Finance Corp, Asahi Kasei, Bank Leumi, Barings, BioCatch, Broadhaven, Cult Wines, Harris Williams, Invesco, John Hancock/Manulife, Royal Bank of Canada, Société Générale and Stifel. Service is a key factor that sets Lansons Intermarket apart. All clients work directly with a team of experienced communications professionals who understand their business, help shape their story, and know how to make that story resonate with a variety of audiences. From media relations to content creation to digital and social media campaigns, Lansons Intermarket helps clients bring their story to life through its integrated approach to communications. Its founding membership in Global Communication Partners (GCP) enables the firm to offer clients access to on-the-ground support in 18 major financial centers across the globe and Lansons London’s membership in the PROI Worldwide network expands that coverage to dozens of additional cities throughout the world.
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
James Heins, SVP and Managing Director, NY Practice
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
31 Hudson Yards,
New York, NY 10001
Norah Lawlor, Principal & CEO
Lawlor Media Group is a full-service, luxury lifestyle Public Relations and Marketing Agency with over 20 years experience in successfully meeting the needs of clients in diverse arenas including Beauty Health & Wellness, Charity Philanthropy & not-for-Profit, Entertainment and the Arts, Technology, Fashion, FMCG, Commercial and Residential Real Estate development, Travel hospitality and night life.
Lawlor Media Group’s expertise covers the entire spectrum of strategic Public Relations and marketing development—from branding, marketing, buzz building, crisis management, investor relations through political communications.
Clients include: Angelo David Salon, Brownings Fitness, Decoration & Design Building, Don Hershman Art, Extel Development, Harry’s of London, Lawrence Scott Events, Leesa Rowland, Mariebelle Chocolate, MvvO Ad Art Show, Nikki Walter-Nemickas, Regency Outdoor Advertising, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), Renaissance Properties, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), Jean Shafiroff, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF), Southampton Inn, Southampton Social Club, StyleScan, Thomas J. Henry Law, Union Sushi & Steak and Versante Hotel.
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, Atlanta, 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.
PO Box 1309
Campbell, CA 95009
Hugh Burnham, CEO
Samantha Singh, John Kreuzer, Mike Gallo, Fay Li, Exec. VPs
As one of the top B2B tech PR agencies in the U.S., Lumina is a diverse team of PR professionals who are passionate about helping businesses develop strong brands and differentiate in crowded markets to achieve their strategic objectives. Lumina has well-established practice groups focused on cyber security, enterprise software and services, and infrastructure management.
With expertise in public relations, social media, and content marketing, Lumina’s comprehensive PR campaigns have led to IPOs or strategic acquisition exits yielding enterprise value well in excess of $30B. The Lumina team has deftly handled the most complicated and critical communications challenges for businesses of all sizes, building positive awareness among our clients’ target audiences and lasting enterprise value. Our continued success is founded on long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships.
Clients include: Buck, Digital Shadows, Lookout, Keysight Technologies, Sanmina, TeamViewer and Vectra.
M Booth Health
666 3rd Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Timothy Bird, CEO
Karen Strauss, Chief Strategy & Innovation
Julia Jackson, Practice Lead, Marketing Communications
Karen O’Malley, Practice Lead, Public Affairs
Andrew Shih, EVP, Public Affairs/Corporate Relations
M Booth Health is a global health communications consultancy for these times, with its unique mix of deep healthcare expertise and insight-infused creativity.
Companies and organizations turn to M Booth Health to advance care, access, and understanding; spark attention and conversation around new therapies; speed research and innovation; shape health policies; and reduce stigma to improve health outcomes. What truly distinguishes the M Booth Health team is its track record navigating the complex commercial, policy, and advocacy environments.
The firm’s sweet spot is in facilitating conversations, fostering connections, and shaping communications that measurably lead to better health for people everywhere in the world.
M Booth Health is a Next Fifteen Communications Group (Next15) company.
We believe better health starts with better conversations. Let’s talk.
NY | DC | Albany
38 E. 29th St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phil Singer, Founder & CEO
Jane Hardey, Mng. Dir. & COO
Ray Hernandez, Mng. Dir., Research & Investigations
Liz Benjamin, Mng. Dir., Albany
Alison Reemer, Mng. Dir., Client Services
Marathon Strategies is a full-service public affairs, research, crisis, and issues management firm with nearly 50 staff members across our New York City, Washington, D.C., and Albany offices.
Our objective is to deliver influence at speed with intelligence to every client engagement. We excel at quickly breaking down complex subject matter into compelling original content backed by research-driven data and then activating the right voices to amplify our clients’ messages.
We are a team of experienced communications professionals, campaign operatives, crisis managers, journalists, researchers, digital and data experts, graphic designers, and television producers—diverse expertise that allows us to solve the most challenging problems and operate in ways that typical agencies do not. We pride ourselves on responsiveness and thinking differently about clients’ challenges: We listen. We ask challenging but thoughtful questions. We are unafraid to offer big ideas even when they may be outside of a client’s comfort zone. And clients trust us because we demonstrate our capacity for executing on our ideas to achieve real results.
197 Portland St.,
Boston, MA 02114
Scott Signore, CEO & Principal
Patty Barry, Principal
Mandy Mladenoff, President
Matter CEO and Principal Scott Signore
Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency unifying PR, creative services, digital marketing and strategy into content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. Founded in 2003, with seven offices spanning North America and +200 employees, we work with the world’s most innovative companies across high-technology, healthcare, consumer technology and consumer markets, from startups and nonprofits with focused needs to well-known corporations.
We are experts in storytelling. That means we are laser-focused on getting a client’s message out and heard by the right audiences, in the right places. Our strategic communications programs maximize earned, owned, shared and paid media to tell—and show—credible brand stories.
We have in-house graphic design and web development capabilities as well as video and live broadcast services for projects big and small. Our creative, video and digital marketing teams work hand-in-hand with the PR teams to create high-quality assets to support campaigns. Our digital marketing capabilities amplify brand stories to increase reach and ROI. Our teams understand how a campaign can be brought to life across multiple platforms and mediums, and the interplay between the mix. We understand how to elevate any brand.
McCabe Message Partners
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20009
Patrick McCabe, President
Mike Warner, Becky Watt Knight and Paul Skowronek, Senior VPs
Like a stone meeting water, effective communications expand to reach and motivate many audiences. Washington, DC-based McCabe Message Partners helps clients create their own ripple effect. Focusing solely on health and issues that affect it, agency leaders bring experience in journalism, market research, public policy, consumer advocacy, corporate communications, and non-profit management. McCabe Message Partners offers the expertise and professionalism of a large agency with the warmth and passion of a small business.
McCabe Message Partners staff gather daily to play games and nurture culture while working remotely.
8251 Greensboro Dr., #600, McLean, VA 22102
703/390-1500; fax: 703/860-2080
220 Montgomery St., #640, San Francisco, CA 94104
Alisa Valudes Whyte, CEO, Sr. Partner
Thomas Rice, Exec. VP, Partner
John Conrad, Exec. VP, Partner
Jayson Schkloven, Exec. VP, Partner
Shahed Ahmed, Sr. VP, Partner
Michelle Schafer, Sr. VP, Partner
Merritt Group's philosophy starts with understanding our clients' target audiences and markets and developing powerful messages and creative programs that create awareness for their innovations. Our in-depth knowledge of our clients’ competitors, industry trends and influencers turns our campaigns into immediate ROI for their business.
We pride ourselves on delivering insightful, strategic communications approaches that take full advantage of the intersection of media, digital and creative based on analytical research. While the landscape has evolved, our passion for consistently delivering high-quality, well-executed creative campaigns is undiminished. Our goal is to help the world’s most inspiring companies share viewpoints that get people talking and keep their audiences engaged. We also have built our business on the expertise of our people by procuring and developing the industry’s best talent. We foster innovation and experimentation that allows our people to develop their careers to their fullest potential and, in the process, deliver incredible service and value to our clients.
At Merritt Group, we are family. We are go-getters, authentic, and love a balanced and fulfilling work life. The agency places employee culture as a top priority, which has resulted in an industry-low turnover rate.
Clients Include: ASRC, Bolster.ai, CalAmp, Cequence Security, Conversica, Cybrary, Deep Instinct, Elastic Federal, GoHealth Urgent Care, Huntress Labs, LiveOps, Medisafe, Menlo Security, Noblis, Nok Nok Labs, Northern Virginia Technology Council, PAS Global, Qlik Federal, RapidAI, SAIC, SynthesisAI, Telos, Tempered Networks, Tersata and Zaloni.
1250 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY, 10001
Michael Kempner, Founder + CEO
Bret Werner, President
Tara Naughton, MD, Consumer Lifestyle
Carreen Winters, Chair, Corporate Reputation
Parker Ray, Chief Digital Strategist
Michelle Rios, MD, Washington D.C.
Rich Tauberman, EVP, Issues and Crisis Management
William Murray, MD, Public Affairs
Tom Buttle, MD, UK
Thirty-four-years young, MWW is among the world’s leading independent, integrated PR agencies with offices and talent hubs across the US and the UK. With a full-service suite of capabilities, the agency marries CorpSumerTM insights, cultural opportunity, and breakthrough creativity with earned-worthy impact to turn brands’ reasons to believe into audiences’ reasons to care. MWW combines corporate reputation, consumer marketing, crisis & issues management, and public affairs expertise with dedicated strategy, analytics, DE&I, digital, and creative and content teams.
Montieth & Company
155th E 44th St, Suite 1610
New York, NY 10017
Montieth Illingworth, CEO & Global Managing Partner
Perry Goldman, Director, Professional Services
Becky Nye, Director, Financial Services
Katarina Matic, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations
Cameron Penny, Director, EMEA
Leslie Fung, Director, APAC
Montieth & Company is a global communications consultancy that provides a fully integrated set of communications solutions to deliver high-value, measurable outcomes for your organization. We help you to achieve influence, realize your ambitions, and solve mission-critical problems. Our flexible, integrated and budget-efficient cross-border model operates in multiple money and media markets through our global hubs in New York, London and Hong Kong. In Asia-Pacific we serve our clients across all key APAC markets as Montieth SPRG. Our services include marketing communications & PR, corporate & financial communications, issue management & crisis communication, public affairs & government relations and litigation PR for financial services, professional services, technology, non-profit and public sector clients.
MP&F Strategic Communications
Jennifer Brantley, Partner
Alice Chapman, Managing Partner
Mary Elizabeth Davis, Partner
David Fox, Senior Partner
Keith Miles, Partner
Katy Varney, Partner
MP&F Strategic Communications, alongside client BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, was awarded Best of Show at the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil ceremony in New York City for their efforts to combat Tennessee’s opioid epidemic through the “Don’t Be An Accidental Drug Dealer” public education campaign. The award is the nation’s top communications industry honor.
MP&F is a full-service communications agency based in Nashville, Tenn. Our team of 70-plus public relations, marketing, branding and advertising strategists works with clients large and small across the country in a variety of industries, from health care to technology, to education, to tourism. We are the largest locally owned, fully integrated communications firm in Tennessee and one of the largest in the Southeast.
We have a satellite office in Washington, D.C., and clients in all 50 states. Notable current clients include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Log Still Distillery, U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Job Corps, CSX Transportation, National Museum of African American Music, Integral Senior Living, Western Governors University and Tennessee Valley Authority.
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, 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 Floor
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. With 25+ years of experience, PAN helps companies transform ideas into captivating stories that align to emerging, mid and late-stage growth strategies through the firm’s NXT Stage approach. Recognized as Technology Agency of the Year and Best Mid-sized Agency to Work For, PAN has office locations in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Orlando and London. The agency is positioned to help brands emerge in new markets and scale globally, with experience driving integrated strategy across a variety of brands like Citrix, Radial, GYANT, athenahealth, OneStream and Payoneer. 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: 908 Devices, Absolute Software, airSlate, Amdocs, App Annie, athenahealth, Bazaarvoice, ByMiles, Cedar, Citrix, CloudBees, Definitive Healthcare, Degreed, Human, Hyperscience, Igloo, MediaMath, NTT Data, OneStream, Payoneer, PatientsLikeMe, Quanterix, Quorum Software, Radial, Rapid7, Smartly.io, Sailpoint, Software AG and UPS Capital, VEEAM and Waters.
470 Park Ave. South,
5th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
Steve Cody, Founder & CEO
Maggie O’Neill, Chief Client Officer
Jacqueline Kolek, Chief Innovation Officer
Ann Barlow, West Coast President
Tara Lilien, Chief Talent Officer
The Peppercomm team on one of its bi-weekly 12 @ 12 staff meetings (12 mins at 12 pm), which it began as a way to stay connected remotely during the pandemic.
Peppercomm enables clients to both anticipate change and capitalize on it. Our unique approach combines powerful predictive analytics and the tenets of comedy to not only help our clients plan for the future—whatever it brings – but also build unbreakable relationships with stakeholders that inspire them to join you on your journey of change. Humor stimulates alpha brainwaves, empowering us and our clients to change old ways of thinking, behaving and innovating. This gives us the ability to pivot our clients to opportunities they never realized they had. Whether you’re a challenger brand looking to break through or an industry leader seeking new growth, Peppercomm is your agent of change.
Some of our key clients include Dynata, MINI USA, Sharp, Travelers Insurance, trivago, Wilbur-Ellis, Wilmington Trust and Xero.
105 Madison Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Karen Niovitch Davis, Caroline Gibson, David Wells, Mike Geller, Partners
Anne Swan, Chief Creative Officer
Justin Perras, Managing Director
Joe Scannell, SVP & Head of Digital Communications
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 strategic corporate communications and marketing firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked special-situations and IR shop 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 Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Jill Allread, APR, CEO
Craig Pugh, APR, President
Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO
Sharon Dewar; Mary Erangey; Wendi Koziol, APR; Leigh Madden, Sr. VPs
Amanda ReCupido; Michael Queroz, VPs
Public Communications Inc. is a communications, marketing and digital agency with a purpose—to make a positive difference for our clients, our community and our world. We build client programs on a foundation of innovative, strategic counsel, and have been doing so for clients nearly 60 years. PCI is a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) and a founding partner of the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms.
We have a strong concentration of business in healthcare, conservation/environment, education, culture and destinations, municipalities and business clients from tech to non-profits, entrepreneurs to advocacy groups nationally, regionally and locally. Specialties include crisis and issues management counsel, strategic planning, and digital strategy and implementation.
As an inclusive workplace, we strive to reflect the diversity of our clients and community within PCI and bring a global and multicultural perspective to every program.
Select clients: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Epilepsy Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Avita Pharmacy, Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises/Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline, Chimp Haven, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Cradles to Crayons, Howard Brown Health Center, IFF, Georgia Aquarium, Giving USA, Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Northwestern University Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, The Marine Mammal Center, and The Nature Conservancy.
50 Francisco Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94133
Jim Weiss, Founder & CEO
Jennifer Gottlieb, Global President
Richard Neave, Chief Financial Officer
Real Chemistry - Solving the world’s most difficult healthcare problems with leaders, companies and communities who are ready to show up and shape the future.
Real Chemistry (previously W2O) is a global health innovation company with an alchemic mix of nearly 1,700 people and hundreds of clients and partners working from bench to bedside to make the world a healthier place for all. Purpose-built by Jim Weiss to address modern healthcare challenges, Real Chemistry is the culmination of 20 years of intentional, fiercely independent, sustained growth.
We are committed to improving health outcomes across today’s ecosystem by partnering with companies who want to reimagine healthcare. We have built a home where the best health experts collaborate and innovate to deliver commercial, clinical and corporate solutions that put patients at the core, through data, proprietary technology and powerful creativity.
With offices across the United States and Europe, Real Chemistry believes that the way to real, transformative change is through our uncommon combination of talents, disciplines and technologies.
2-14 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Chris Rosica, president
Rosica Communications is a PR, integrated marketing, and digital agency that focuses on our clients’ business objectives, imperatives, and goals. We start with strategy and assist our client-partners by honing their positioning and messaging, which impacts all internal and external communications, thought leadership, and communication efforts.
Founded in 1980, the firm serves a clientele primarily consisting of healthcare, education, nonprofit, food and beverage, and pet products organizations. Our PR and communications capabilities include positioning and messaging, media relations, social media marketing, marcom and PR strategy, thought leadership development, crisis communications, influencer marketing, content development/marketing, corporate communications, cause marketing, and media training. Rosica’s social media services include strategy, management, branding, content creation, optimization, and follower acquisition.
Our online marketing team, based in New Windsor, NY, is a Google Certified Partner with 20 full-time employees and specializes in SEO, online reputation/reviews management, online advertising (PPC and social), website development, and WordPress security.
As a “thinking partner” focused on achieving our clients’ strategic objectives, Rosica creates and executes thought leadership programs with clearly defined KPIs/metrics. We craft compelling, authentic stories and messaging that effectively disseminate our client-partners’ good news while supporting their sales and marcom goals.
Our process includes:
•Strategically identifying client business and marketing goals/objectives
•Defining target audiences, influencers and key opinion leaders
•Honing the story and establishing memorable key messages that resonate with each stakeholder group
•Developing integrated PR, social media, and online marketing programs
•Executing the program against goals and KPIs
•Leveraging public relations content and media placements to support other communications activities including direct marketing, reputation management, sales, content marketing, and social media
Clients Include: Boys & Girls Clubs (statewide and the Paterson, NJ Club), CND Life Sciences, Easterseals NJ, Exergen, HALOLIFE, Hanan Products, Jersey City Free Public Library, kid-grit, National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), Newark Trust for Education, Salvation Army Greater NY Division, Salvation Army NJ Division.
Please visit www.rosica.com for case studies and information on books The Authentic Brand, The Business of Cause Marketing, and The Power of B2B Social Media by agency President Chris Rosica.
Ruder Finn Inc.
425 E. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022
Ruder Finn CEO Kathy Bloomgarden
Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO
Peggy Walsh, CFO
Michael Schubert; CIO
Rachel Spielman, Exec. VP, Corp. Comms.
James Nolan, Exec. VP, RFX
Laura Ryan, Exec VP, Corp. Comms.
Maryam Ayromlou, Exec. VP, Corp Comms.
Christie Anbar, MD, Healthcare
Tejas Totade, Chief Technology Officer
Keith Hughes, Exec. VP, Corp. Comms.
Monica Marshall, Exec. VP, Global Lead, RF Relate
Robin Kim, Global Head of Technology and Innovation
Travis Murdock, Exec. VP, Technology;
Keith Bloomgarden, Head of Operations
Nick Leonard, U.K. Mng. Dir.
Elan Shou, Asia Pacific Reg. Dir.
Alyson O’Mahoney, RLA Collective
James Koppenal, SPI Group
James Lawler, Osmosis Films
Sandra Stahl, jacobstahl
Jeremy Jacob, jacobstahl
As one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, Ruder Finn combines the resources of a big agency with the creativity of a niche experiential boutique to engage clients across four core specialty areas: health & wellness, corporate reputation, technology & innovation and consumer connection.
Headquartered in New York City, our teams bring diverse, global thinking, while our independence prioritizes invention over productivity, inspiration over process. Our heritage makes us an agency for the moment. Our “What’s Next” culture—driven today by our TechLab and RFI Studios, RF’s global digital content studio—makes us a data-driven digital-first agency that agilely embraces new technologies and thinking, while listening in real-time across voices and ideologies. Our foundational commitment to people and stakeholder capitalism, combined with new AI-driven tools, makes us effective community builders in a world lacking community. And lastly, our purpose-driven model, built on a longstanding commitment to transparency and trust, helps us stay true to our fierce ethical compass.
Client list includes: 3M, Amazon, AstraZeneca, Biogen, Carlsberg, Diageo, Elastic, Emirates, Harley Davidson, Henkel, Huawei, Kite, Kohler, L’Oreal, Lowes, Mercedes Benz, Merck, MetLife, NEOM, OPPO, Paypal, Pfizer, Sanofi, Tencent, UCB, Visa, VIVO, Volkswagen and Xiaomi.
Singer Assocs. Public Relations, Inc.
47 Kearny St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Sam Singer, President
Sharon Singer, CFO
Adam Alberti, Managing Partner
Singer Associates Public Relations Agency in San Francisco is one of the leading corporate communications and crisis communications firms in the nation.
The firm was founded in 2000 and was ranked by Forbes Magazine in 2021 as one of the best in the United States.
Singer Associates represents clients in real estate, environmental issues, regulatory affairs, litigation, labor, transportation, politics, healthcare, hospitality, recycling, major infrastructure and critical issues.
Singer represents some of the world’s largest and most respected corporations, government agencies, prominent individuals, trade associations and political interests.
We mount and manage winning communications campaigns at the local, regional, state and national levels.
The firm brings a mixture of news media, politics, government, community relations, advertising, social media and digital skills that very few, if any, agencies possess.
The agency has won honors from PRWeek, PR News, The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), The Holmes Report, and many more.
Clients include: Anchor Brewing Co., Blue Shield of California, Bohannon Development Co., California Hotel & Lodging Assn., Chevron Corp., City of Santa Clara, County of San Mateo, Denver Broncos, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goodwill Industries, Hong Kong Economic Trade Office, Jay Paul Co., Kaiser Permanente, KB Home, Kenwood Investments, Lehigh Hanson, Long Beach Hospitality Alliance, Ocho Candy, Outside Lands Music Festival, Prana Investments, San Jose Water Co., Sand Hill Property Co., Santa Clara Stadium Authority, Santa Clara University, Save Mart, Lucky Grocery Stores, Sequoia Healthcare District, Signature Properties, Stanford University and Hospitals, Tetra Tech, Washington Hospital, Webcor Obayashi Construction and Wood Partners.
2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20006
Jonathan Wilson, Chief Executive Officer
Michelle Gross, President
Spectrum Science is an integrated marketing, communications and media agency hyper-focused on science. With fearless scientific spirit and capabilities cultivated to meet the specific needs of health and science clients at every stage, we not only dream beyond the realm of the possible—we do it.
Seek out Spectrum for high-caliber, high-science communications and the elusive efficiencies of integrated solutions—advertising/marketing, PR, med comms and everything between. Fueled by our proprietary methodology, the Spectrumtific MethodSM, Spectrum is focused on offering the right solutions for each client’s goals. Our interwoven model integrates specialists across client services, strategy, creative and innovation to put clients at the center. This shift from traditional to strategic agency yields the indispensable ingredients to conquer any business challenge come hell or high science.
Not limited by geography, Spectrum works seamlessly across offices in DC, New York, Chicago and Atlanta, with global reach through GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent network of health and science agencies worldwide.
SPM Communications Inc.
Suzanne Parsonage Miller, President & Founder
SPM is the creative, no-jerks, above-and-beyond PR, social, influencer and crisis management agency where people come first, and great work wins the day. This commitment to culture and results has landed SPM as a PR industry “Best Places to Work” and in Forbes’ prestigious new “America’s Best PR Agencies 2021.”
For more than 20 years, SPM has told the stories of food, restaurant, retail, apparel, franchise and lifestyle brands in a rapidly changing media and social landscape. SPM’s proactive approach includes critical thinking about clients’ business and finding solutions to make a measurable impact on their bottom line.
Leaning into our deep roots in crisis and issues management, we developed new media relations tactics and creative strategies in 2020 to build brands during the pandemic and beyond. We also helped preserve brands’ equity and reputation through severe business disruptions to emerge stronger post-crisis.
Our media protocol is currently deployed in more than a thousand restaurant and retail locations across the nation to help companies quickly address inquiries for positive and negative stories so they can get back to business.
We live our values to go above and beyond in all we do.
• We put our people first.
• We do what’s right.
• We foster mutual respect.
• We build and protect our clients’ brands.
• We listen intently and deliver results that matter.
Current clients: BigShots Golf, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (pro bono), Camp Bow Wow, Chuck E. Cheese, Community Coffee, Fajita Pete’s, Gold’s Gym, Kirkland’s, Manpuku, Marugame Udon, Mi Cocina, Miller’s Ale House, Newk’s Eatery, Norma’s Cafe, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pollo Campero, RW Garcia, Shipley Do-Nuts, Veggies Made Great, Velvet Taco.
880 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Alex Stanton, CEO
Tom Faust, Charlyn Lusk, Managing Directors
Katrin Lieberwirth, Liam Collopy, Michael Goodwin, Matthew Conroy, SVPs
Stanton is a strategic communications partner to global firms, mid-size leaders and entrepreneurial enterprises in sectors including financial services/insurance, healthcare, professional services and technology. We are best known for our work in financial and corporate communications where our combination of smart strategy, innovative thinking and first-class execution produces business-changing results.
Stanton is defined by a practitioner model where our senior professionals spend the majority of their time on client work. Flexibility, collaboration, responsiveness, and bureaucracy-free service are the hallmarks of our relationships.
With offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanton supports clients through media relations, content development and marketing, executive visibility, thought leadership, crisis management, analyst relations, social media management and more.
Clients include: 3i, Albright Capital Management, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, AM Best, Aryaka, AvantBio, Bain Capital, Brevet Capital, Carl Marks Advisors, Conning Asset Management, CSAA, CVC Capital Partners, DealCloud, First Eagle Alternative Credit, FFL Partners, HGGC, Hudl, Intapp, Lincolnshire Management, Makena Capital, Marin Health, MD7, Mobilitas, Mosser, One Equity Partners, One Inc., Rackspace Technology, SaverLife, Summit Health, Sun Capital Partners, T1D Fund, Toorak Capital Partners, Vertical Bridge and Winston & Strawn.
655 15th St., NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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 more than 30 years, the firm has enjoyed a reputation for combining serious strategic thinking with service excellence, and for blending thoughtfulness and strategy with tremendous agility. We build our teams with a balance of talent so clients benefit from the best we have to offer.
Among our clients are some of the world’s most successful organizations in multiple industry sectors including energy, technology, tourism and lifestyle, professional societies and industry associations. We provide a range of services from issue communication and public affairs to strategic communication planning, reputation enhancement, marketing communication, crisis mitigation and spokesperson preparation.
On behalf of our clients, Stanton Communications has won more than 50 industry awards including multiple Silver Anvils, the public relations profession’s highest honor. We were named among the Agency Elite Top 100 in PR News’ inaugural listing and have been named the Best Small Agency in America by The Holmes Report, in addition to multiple citations as one of the Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.
Clients, among others, include: American Statistical Assn., International Coaching Federation, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis/World Thrombosis Day, Live! Casino & Hotel, Quad, and W. L. Gore & Associates.
Dean Trevelino, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X106
Genna Keller, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X105
2020 presented us with an opportunity to rethink our services, positioning and purpose. Out of it came a simple idea of being a Purpose-Driven Firm. For us, purpose drives us to step up and fill a role with our community and our clients. In 2020, we rallied behind several initiatives with purpose. GeorgiaALIVE, of which we are a founding partner, was a statewide public education initiative around COVID-19. Voice4Change Project, launched by T/K, serves as a platform of public awareness around social inequality in the US. And Remember The Octanes is a public remembrance effort in support of those small businesses lost to the pandemic.
These initiatives transitioned well into two large scale client engagements. Invest Atlanta, a small business initiative with federal backing in collaboration with the City of Atlanta, resulted in the firm being identified as its sole marketing resource. As a result, we supported more than 50 small businesses in four months. The Georgia Department of Public Health brought in T/K for a statewide vaccination public awareness program, giving the agency further purpose in the fight of our lives.
While these unprecedented initiatives were taking place, the agency was growing its pre-COVID business and adding staff in each of its three service pillars – public relations, integrated marketing and creative services. With the addition of 25% more staff since the start of the pandemic, the agency is experiencing record growth in 2021, following a 2020 growth year. Its technology, healthcare and government practices lead the way with consistent activity in franchising, financial services, food & beverage and lifestyle. The firm continues to be a leader in the entrepreneurial community with support for Atlanta Tech Village, Atlanta Tech Angels, Tech Alpharetta, Keiretsu Forum, LaunchPadFX, Women in Technology and Raise Forum. Client work features a mix of publicly traded, middle market and emerging companies, including Belgard, Carvana, Interface, Sita, SOC Telemed and Nathan’s Famous.
Vested New York: 22 W. 38th St., 9th flr., New York, NY 10018
Vested UK: 3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N2SW, UK
+44 (0) 203 890 8122
Vested San Francisco: 232 Scott St., San Francisco, CA 94117
Dan Simon, CEO, email@example.com
Binna Kim, President., firstname.lastname@example.org
Ishviene Arora, COO, email@example.com
Elspeth Rothwell, UK CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber Roberts, CEO, Professional Services, email@example.com
Eric Hazard, Managing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Bertinelli, Manging Director, email@example.com
Vested is a global and integrated communications firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry. One of the world’s largest financial services agencies with offices in the US, the UK and Canada, Vested creates and delivers award-winning integrated programs for financial brands both big and small, including AON, LinkedIn, CanadaLife, Morgan Stanley, RBC and more. We attract and retain the industry’s best talent through our equity ownership model and entrepreneurial approach—from unlimited vacation days to sabbaticals. Entrepreneurial to the core, Vested launched the industry’s first agency-run investment group, Vested Ventures; acquired business journalism site Talking Biz News and financial content firm Scribe; and works closely with its sister agency, Caliber.
7 N. Willow St.,
Suite 8C, Mailbox 11
Montclair, NJ 07042
April Mason, President
Christina Forrest, Account Director
Montclair, N.J. based boutique PR firm, Violet PR, works with economic development, CRE and AEC clients across the U.S.
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, aviation and more.
55 W Monroe St, 39th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Additional offices in San Francisco and Seattle
Mike Santoro, CEO and Partner
Andrew Cross, Executive Vice President and Partner
Dave Parro, Executive Vice President and Partner
Allison Ward, Senior Vice President of Talent and Partner
John Fairley, Senior Vice President, Digital
Mark Miller, Senior Vice President of Finance
Brendan Shea, Senior Vice President, Creative
Will Kruisbrink, Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Partner
Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency with core capabilities in public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy and web. 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, 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 B2B brands.
Our integrated approach drives awareness, credibility and conversions for 100+ B2B technology and professional services clients worldwide. An eight-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.
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. WordWrite exists to connect providers of complex services to the leaders of middle-market companies. We uncover, develop and share your company’s Capital S Story to reveal why someone would want to do business with you, partner with you, or work with you.
Your Capital S Story is 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.
Over two decades, we’ve developed a trademarked approach to public relations and marketing communications that delivers your Capital S Story: StoryCrafting®. Once we uncover and develop your Capital S Story, we share it through 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 Butler Technologies Inc., Cranston IT, Filterbuy Inc., Koppers Inc., McClintock & Associates, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, New Pig Corp., Pfizer, Three Wire Systems/My Advisor/Vet -Advisor and Waldron Private Wealth.