Our May issue contains our annual ranking 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 34th year, is the #1 publication for PR and marketing communications pros.
Profiles of Top PR Firms:
5W Public Relations
230 Park Ave., 32nd floor
New York, NY 10169
Ronn D. Torossian, President & CEO
Dara Busch, Matthew Caiola, Exec. VPs
Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.
Our 150 tenacious and creative communications practitioners develop and execute creative campaigns that connect our clients with their target audiences in memorable ways. Every aspect of our programs is designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.
5WPR’s diverse roster of clients includes Sparkling ICE, All-Clad, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter, The Trade Desk, Wendy Williams and Zeta Global. Our innovative programs have received recognition and we have won many awards including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.
Clients: Aerosoles, All-Clad Metalcrafters, Ashley Stewart, BornFree, Bowlmor AMF, Camp Bow Wow, CheapOAir.com, Crepe Erase, Decléor, Diono, Duane Reade, Ethique, Empire Government Strategies, FULLBEAUTY Brands, Gray Line New York, GoHealth, Hess Toy Trucks, IMUSA USA, Indie Beauty Expo, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter, JustWorks, KRUPS, Lenda, Lifestyles Condoms, Loews Hotels, McDonald’s, Medifast, Millennium Hotels, Patina Restaurant Group, Payoneer, Publisher’s Clearing House, Purity Vodka, Rowenta, RxAdvance, SAP NS2, Servcorp, SMEG, Sparkling ICE by Talking Rain, Spring Owl Asset Management Storyblocks, Sure Fit, T-Fal, The Jackie Robinson Foundation, The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, The Peebles Corp., The Trade Desk, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Wendy Williams, Inc., Zeta Global and ZICO Coconut Water.
Additional locations: NYC; San Francisco, CA
Laura Tomasetti, CEO
Rob Bratskeir, Exec. VP
Stacey Clement, Kalley Jolly, Caitlin Melnick, Victoria Renwick, Michael Rush, Sr. VPs
Matthew Lenig, Creative Dir., Sr. VP
Jenni Brennan, Melinda Bonner, Ali Kavulich, Jill Hawkins, VPs
Melissa Perroni, Employee Engagement Director
360PR+ is an award-winning, creative, independent agency with the expertise and relationships to power earned media, executive thought leadership, influencer marketing, content marketing and experiential activations across a variety of b2c and b2b sectors. Our highly creative and collaborative team members, including a hands-on senior team, are all in with our clients every day, producing business-driving results. Ranked as a Top-50 PR firm nationally, 360PR+ has been recognized as an Agency of the Year and Best Place to Work and is a partner in PROI Worldwide, offering clients in-market resources in 100+ cities.
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20004
APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business. Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise. Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results. Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs.
20 Park Plaza, Suite 801
Boston, MA 02116
14-16 Great Chapel Street
London, W1F 8FL
+44 (0) 203 475 7552
Bill Haynes, President & CEO
BackBay Communications is an integrated public relations and content marketing firm focused on the financial services sector, with special expertise in the private equity, asset management and fintech industries. With offices in Boston and London, BackBay is a specialty agency serving companies across the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, leveraging global partners.
BackBay takes a brand-centric, content-driven approach to developing and executing market positioning and integrated communications programs for financial services firms including marketing strategy, content development, 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 major business and financial trade media. A boutique agency, 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’Dwyers for the third year in a row and was recognized as Communications Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor. BackBay also consistently ranks as a top ten global PR Agency in The Deal’s private equity league tables.
Bliss Integrated Communication
Member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group
500 5th Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10110
Elizabeth Sosnow, Meg Wildrick, Managing Partners
Cortney Stapleton, Partner, Professional Services Practice Leader
Michael Roth, Partner, Healthcare Practice Leader
Vicky Aguiar, Alexis Odesser, Greg Hassel, Julia Mellon, Keri Toomey, Reed Handley, Sally Slater, SVPs
Liz DeForest, Miles Hill, VPs
Bliss Integrated Communication is a 44-year old integrated marketing communication agency that partners with top-tier healthcare, financial and professional services companies—and those who live “in between”—to build reputation and sales through strategic PR, thought leadership, targeted digital media and analytics. Bliss focuses on finding the whitespace that makes each business unique, driving toward business goals and securing real results. Clients include some of the most respected names in the industries served; average tenure among large clients is eight plus years. What sets Bliss apart is its dedicated and experienced executives, an understanding of how to forge deep, long-lasting client partnerships and an unwavering commitment to success.
Want to learn more? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boardroom Communications, Inc.
1776 No. Pine Island Rd., #320
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322
Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, WPB, Miami and Naples
Julie Talenfeld, President
Don Silver, COO
Todd Templin, Exec. VP
Jennifer Clarin, Michelle Griffith, Laura Burns, Eric Kalis, VPs
Boardroom Communications is a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency delivering results for many of Florida’s most successful professionals, corporations, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. Now in our 30th year, we leverage the skills and connections of our staff, which includes former journalists, seasoned PR and marketing professionals — to secure earned media. Clients turn to us when they want creative solutions to increase visibility, establish credibility and ultimately make their phones ring.
Boardroom Communications helps bridge traditional and new media to generate newspaper, magazine, trade journal, radio, television and online coverage. Our digital expertise includes website development, blog and social media management and email campaigns. Perhaps most important in today’s Internet-driven economy, our online campaigns incorporate online research, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) and online reputation management (ORM). We offer full-service branding capabilities consisting of logo, ad and collateral materials design, copywriting and video production. With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Naples and Tampa, we are positioned to serve clients across Florida and beyond.
Clients include: Accountable Care Options, LLC; Altman Companies; Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants; Associated Builders and Contractors; Bardan International; City National Bank; C3/Customer Contact Channels; Cuesta Construction; Development Specialists; Easton Group; e-Builder; Encore Capital; Fiske & Co. CPAs; Florida’s Children First; Florida Peninsula Insurance; Florida Property and Casualty Assn.; Franklin Street; Group P6; Heartwell; Holocaust Center; Independent Living Systems; ITPalooza; IStar Financial; JAFCO; Keyes Company; Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences; MCM Construction; Merrick Manor; Minto Communities; Oasis Outsourcing; Palm Beach Pops; Pulte Group; St. Thomas School; South Florida Technology Alliance; SRF Ventures; Talenfeld Law; Tropical Financial C.U.; Ultra Music Festival; Verzasca Group.
Bob Gold & Associates
1640 South Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Bob Gold, President
We are a local agency with international reach. Bob Gold & Associates is a results-driven, boutique-sized agency headquartered in Southern California with an office in New York City and a trusted global PR agency network supporting global campaigns. We support start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across hi tech and entertainment.
We listen and tell your story from our heart through public relations, marketing and communications to propel your business forward.
We deliver guaranteed, tangible results in our contracts. Does your agency do that?
Find out why clients say, “Bob Gold & Associates is an invaluable addition to our team.”
Let’s talk. We want to put our insights and unparalleled connections to work for you.
Clients: Canoe, Cisco, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), Corning Optical Communications, Fathom Events, Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), Ooyala, The Cable Center.
The Bradford Group
2115 Yeaman Place, #210
Nashville, TN 37206
Jeff Bradford, CEO
Gina Gallup, EVP & COO
Jeff Bradford, CEO of the Bradford Group.
Focusing on the financial, technology and commercial real estate/construction industries, the Bradford Group is a B2B PR firm that generates top-tier coverage and inspires action. Among our clients are the largest bank headquartered in Tennessee, the largest independent, trust-based wealth management firm in the Southeastern United States, the largest fintech company in Tennessee, the largest manufacturer of construction materials in the world, the third-largest commercial construction company in the world and the #2 electronic discovery firm in the Midwest. We provide public relations, content creation and digital marketing services that generate results. We excel because we only hire excellent people, thanks to a very strict and comprehensive hiring procedure that assures only the best and the brightest join the team. To get the attention your financial, tech, construction or CRE firm deserves, get the Bradford Group.
215 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Marc Brownstein, President and CEO
Erin Allsman, Managing Director
Recognized by Ad Age as a “Small Agency of the Year,” Brownstein Group (BG) is the longest-running independent marketing communications agency in Philadelphia. Founded at the height of the Creative Revolution in 1964, BG is a full-service agency with expertise across all disciplines, including: brand strategy, advertising, public relations, social media, and digital services. BG specializes in crafting memorable campaigns that generate positive brand awareness, increased sales/leads and measurable impact for clients like IKEA, Comcast Xfinity, Wawa, GIANT Food Stores, Western Union, NJM Insurance, and DuPont™ Sorona®. Ranked as an O’Dwyer’s Top 100 National PR Agency and Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for Women, BG is relentless in the pursuit of breakthrough ideas, but dedicated to its clients and people.
Buchanan Public Relations LLC
Anne A. Buchanan, APR, President (email@example.com)
Nancy Page, EVP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Buchanan Public Relations’ three canine employees – Shiloh, Katie and Lacey.
Founded in 1998, Buchanan Public Relations LLC is an award-winning, dog-friendly, national communications agency based in Philadelphia. We specialize in media relations, digital, and crisis communications, with expertise in healthcare, life sciences, financial services, professional services, not-for-profit, real estate and consumer goods.
With excellence and integrity as guiding principles, we help brands find and share stories that matter. Our storytelling tools include graphics and video, in addition to writing. We pride ourselves on solid, long-term relationships with our clients.
Our amazing client roster includes: Anthony & Sylvan, AtlantiCare, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz, LLC, Blaschak Coal Corp., Chester Upland School District, Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse, Pennsylvania Trust, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Ramboll, Salveson Stetson Group, Willow Valley and World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
A founding member of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), we offer clients access to 50 top-tier, independent PR firms around the world.
Butler Associates LLC
204 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
290 Harbor Drive
Workpoint – Shippan Landing
Stamford, CT 06902
Thomas P. Butler, President
Among its clients, Butler Associates represents the Great New York Automobile Dealers Association, which owns and produces the New York International Auto Show.
Butler Associates is winner of the PRSA-NY’s 2018 Best Legal & Communications Campaign award and likewise in 2016 was honored with the PRSA-NY’s Best Business Campaign and Best Public Affairs Campaign achievement. Serving clients since 1996, our firm provides strong, effective corporate, financial, legal, crisis and public affairs strategies that have positive, lasting impacts.
Whether a client’s need is a shareholder campaign, CEO-level messaging, brand awareness, or long-range strategic planning, Butler Associates prides itself on developing and nurturing key issues as well as relationships that effectively build and sustain our client’s reputation and brand.
Butler Associates continually achieves significant visibility, spotlights corporate and financial leaders, leads or supports winning campaigns, delivers clear and crisp messaging for a diverse range of clients. Our team includes seasoned professionals who are committed to their clients and deliver consistent, measurable results.
The industries we advocate for include the finance, banking, real estate, construction, legal, medical, telecommunications, high-tech, travel, hospitality and food sectors.
76 Eastern Blvd.
Glastonbury, CT 06066
Additional locations: Boston, New York City
Tony Cashman, President and CEO
Eric Cavoli, Partner, SVP, Group Creative Director
Amanda Mueller, Partner, SVP, Client Services
CashmanKatz has been producing unexpected ideas and delivering unexpected results for clients since 1992. A full-service integrated marketing agency, CashmanKatz offers multiple disciplines under one roof, including advertising, public relations, social media, media planning and buying, research and branding, content creation and video/audio production services. CashmanKatz houses three separate operating companies — InFocus (www.ctinfocus.com), Dsign Digital (www.dsigndigital.com), and Octagon Strategy Group (www.octagonstrategy.com) — which offer market research, content creation, and public affairs, respectively. CashmanKatz boasts a broad set of capabilities and three Northeast offices but still maintains a nimble team that generates solutions to clients’ toughest challenges.
We have built an agency that most clients don’t expect. A multi-service enterprise that feels like a creative boutique. An unassuming shop with the game-changing idea and the resources to see it through. Our smaller feel and full capabilities mean smart, defensible solutions delivered quickly and without the expected time and cost casualties of big agency process.
Clients Include: AVANGRID, BIC North America, Bouvier Insurance, Cirque Du Soleil, Click It or Ticket, CT Catholic Conference, CT Dept. of Motor Vehicles, CT Dept. of Public Health, CT Dept. of Revenue Services, CT Dept. of Transportation, CT Natural Gas, CT Science Center, Eastern CT Health Network, Energize CT, Farmington Bank, Frontier Communications, Gaylord Hospital, General Dynamics, Ion Bank, Iron Mountain, Kiehl’s, Kingswood Oxford, Lincoln Financial Group, Mahoney Sabol LLP, Mass Mutual, Mohegan Sun Holdings, MS Society, National Grid, National Progressive Plastic Bag Assn., Quinnipiac Athletics, Saint Mary’s Hospital, School Nutrition Association of CT, See Something Say Something, Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Lighting Quotient, Trinity Health New England, United Illuminating, University of Connecticut Genomics, and WTNH – ABC.
Coyne Public Relations
5 Wood Hollow Rd.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
1400 Broadway, 36th & 37th Floors
New York, NY 10018
Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
Rich Lukis, John Gogarty, Presidents
Kelly Dencker, Jennifer Kamienski, Tim Schramm, Lisa Wolleon, Executive Vice Presidents
As one of the Top Independent PR Firms in the U.S., Coyne PR delivers programs built on a foundation of stand-out creative, integrated thinking and activation capabilities to effectively convey messages across paid, earned, shared and owned channels for its clients. These programs have been recognized with more than 1,000 industry awards since the agency’s inception in 1991 and led to the agency being named the Best Agency to Work For Globally by The Holmes Report.
Spanning nearly 20 industry verticals, Coyne’s client roster includes many of the most respected companies in the world and those who want to be, including Hard Rock International, Shell Oil, Chrysler, Pfizer, Hilton, VTech and IMAX, among others.
36 W. 20th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Dorothy Crenshaw, CEO/Founder
Chris Harihar, Partner
At Crenshaw Communications our mission is to help turn high-growth tech companies into powerhouse brands. For startup companies and established businesses alike, we shape and communicate compelling brand stories that bring meaningful innovation to life. Our campaigns translate product and service attributes into real brand equity. They’re designed not just to generate positive visibility, but to engage prospects and build connections with influencers and end users. As the partner to many new technology companies, we have a high-energy, entrepreneurial culture that rewards action and accountability, with outcomes that are transformational for clients.
Crenshaw Communications. Come for the insights and ideas. Stay for the results.
705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Raymond Crosby, President
Joel Machak, Executive Creative Director
Denise Aube, Healthcare Practice Leader
Meredith Williams, Government Practice Co-Leader
Anna Zawislanski, Government Practice Co-Leader
Pam Atkinson, Director of Connection Planning
Suresh John, Director of Digital Strategy & Analytics
Crosby staff members support the company’s mission of “Inspiring Actions That Matter” by donating time and money to worthy charities and nonprofits.
The Crosby team is passionate about helping clients Inspire Actions That Matter™ — actions that positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good.
Crosby helps clients make powerful connections with their customers, constituents and communities to shape attitudes, inspire behavior change, and motivate action. The firm’s award-winning campaigns, which integrate paid, earned, shared and owned media, have touched the lives of virtually every American.
The firm has specialized practices in Healthcare, Government, Nonprofits & Causes, and Military & Veterans. Clients include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Dept. of Defense/Military OneSource, ENERGY STAR, Kaiser Permanente, OrganDonor.gov, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Social Security Administration, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Veterans Health Administration and The Wallace Foundation.
Crosby is #26 on O’Dwyer’s national ranking of PR firms, #7 for healthcare PR, and is a member of the PR Council and American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As). The firm has offices in Maryland’s state capital of Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. To see case studies and capabilities, visit www.crosbymarketing.com.
The Dana Agency PR
Founded in 2003, The Dana Agency is recognized as a leading boutique public relations agency founded by award-winning publicist Dana Rhoden. With offices in NYC, LA and Miami, The Dana Agency specializes in national, regional and trade public relations outreach, marketing, creative special events, brand management and product placement for lifestyle brands. The Dana Agency’s team of trusted communication consultants, many former journalists, work to maximize the client’s media exposure through strategic and creative PR campaigns, partnerships and events that successfully drive revenue.
The agency specializes in creative strategy for a wide array of national brands spanning food and beverage, hospitality, real estate, health/wellness, beauty, fashion, entertainment, arts and culture and consumer products. Clients benefit from the reach of a larger, more expensive firm but with the media expertise, responsiveness and nimbleness of a specialized boutique agency.
Development Counsellors International (DCI)
215 Park Ave. South, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Regional Offices: Denver; Los Angeles; Toronto
Karyl Leigh Barnes, President, Tourism Practice
Julie Curtin, President, Economic Development Practice
Andrew Levine, Chairman
One Agency. Two Specialized Practice Areas. Established in 1960, Development Counsellors International (DCI) focuses exclusively on economic development and travel marketing. We have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries to help them attract business investment, visitors and talent. Experts in economic development marketing, DCI knows how to elevate a community’s image, increase project inquiries and help create new investment opportunities and quality jobs. We then help attract skilled talent to fill those jobs. Our travel marketing team partners with destinations to increase leisure, corporate and association visitor arrivals and spending. How? By winning the support of key influencers — media, digital influencers, meeting planners and the travel trade. Our goal always? Combine smart strategy with the right tactics to deliver powerful results.
DCI is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide, a network of 46 agencies in 29 countries.
Dukas Linden Public Relations
100 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
Richard Dukas, Chairman & CEO
Seth Linden, President
Zach Leibowitz, Exec. VP
Richard Dukas, Chairman and CEO; and Seth Linden, President, Dukas Linden Public Relations.
Dukas Linden Public Relations (DLPR) is a communications partner for leaders in finance, asset management, professional services, fintech and B2B technology. We create compelling narratives that expand our clients’ share of voice, enhance their brand value and—most important—engage key audiences in a global marketplace.
Ranked #7 on O’Dwyer’s list of top financial PR firms, we’re driven by a passion to deliver targeted strategies and creative solutions that provide measurable benefits to clients—and help their businesses grow and succeed. Our full suite of integrated communications services includes: comprehensive messaging and media relations across multiple platforms, content creation, media and presentation coaching, crisis and special situations communications, online reputation management and internal communications.
DLPR’s clients include well-known, large and middle-market companies in key areas of finance, including: institutional investing, mutual funds, ETFs, wealth management, alternatives and private equity, and investment and community banking. DLPR has proven professional services experience within accounting, business consulting, compliance, cybersecurity, economics, risk management, management consulting and law. DLPR also has strong experience in fintech and B2B technology.
DLPR has an exceptionally strong broadcast group that, on average, secures approximately 50 bookings per month, primarily on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and Yahoo! Finance.
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. 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). For more information please visit: www.edelman.com
Evoke PR & Influence
One South Broad, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maryellen Royle, President, PR & Influence
Evoke PR & Influence is the global, award-winning public relations and stakeholder engagement division of Evoke, a leading marketing, media and communications agency that is bound by a common purpose of making “Health More Human™. Evoke PR & Influence uses its knowledge, influencer relationships, and proven experience to connect leading industry organizations with the audiences that matter most. We translate the science behind health and wellness companies, products and services into meaningful stories that get heard, always striving to achieve our clients’ objectives on time and within budget.
Clients include: Adaptimmune; Almirall; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Harmony Biosciences; Idera Pharmaceuticals; Incyte Corporation; Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Life Sciences Pennsylvania; Nutricia; Reckitt Benckiser (RB); Teva Pharmaceuticals and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals.
4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
Neil Mortine, President,
Aaron Brown, Executive Vice President, email@example.com
Marty McDonald, Executive Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fahlgren Mortine is an integrated marketing and communications company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with locations in 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.
Key industries include B2B, CPG, economic development, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, logistics, retail, technology, and travel and tourism.
Our integrated model differentiates the Fahlgren Mortine experience by allowing us to pursue the best solution to our clients’ challenges regardless of the medium. We consistently achieve a Net Promoter Score placing us in what the metric creator deems the “world-class” range, and it means clients enthusiastically recommend us to their peers.
The agency consistently earns Best Place to Work and Agency of the Year honors from various trade organizations.
TURNER, a travel, tourism and active lifestyle public relations agency, is a Fahlgren Mortine company.
245 Park Ave., 39th Floor
New York, NY 10167
Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Roher, Managing Partner
Rick Anderson, Senior Managing Director
Doug Wright, Senior Account Director
Henry Feintuch, President, Feintuch
Feintuch Communications is an award-winning technology and financial services firm offering senior counsel, experience and tactical support to a broad range of organizations — from the Fortune 500 to emerging companies, non-profits and associations.
Key market segments include AV, adtech/martech, cleantech, consumer electronics, e-commerce, fintech and financial services, professional services and start-ups.
Our focus is on business results – helping our clients build distribution, sell more products or services, improve their corporate or brand image and achieve other business outcomes. Every client engagement is managed — hands-on — by a senior practitioner responsible for results.
We provide clients with an integrated blend of public relations, social media, advertising/marketing, investor relations, web/digital marketing and other services. Our firm serves on the board of PR World Alliance (www.PRWorldAlliance.com), a global partnership of premier independent communications consultancies.
Our goal is to provide the expert service, experienced counsel and hands-on support that our clients need to meet their business objectives. Our commitment is to be a superior business partner in each and every client engagement.
Clients include: BasisCode Compliance, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Leclanché, Silicon Line and ZeeVee.
Peter Finn, Founding Managing Partner; email@example.com (NY)
Dena Merriam, Co-Founding Partner; firstname.lastname@example.org (NY)
Richard Funess, Senior Managing Partner; email@example.com (NY)
Gil Bashe (Health) firstname.lastname@example.org
Noah Finn (Digital/Social) email@example.com
Alan B. Isacson (Industrial/B2B) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Moaney (Travel + Lifestyle) email@example.com
Philippa Polskin (Arts and Culture) firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Widmeyer (Education) email@example.com
Alicia Young (Consumer and Technology)
Finn Partners’ success as one of the leading independent public relations agencies in the world is a result of organic growth, the integration of strategic acquired companies and new talent united through shared values and a common philosophy of “working hard and playing nice.” Our 700 strategists across 18 offices in the US, Europe and Asia, provide deep expertise in key sectors: technology, health, consumer, travel + lifestyle, food + beverage, CSR, sustainability, corporate, financial services, crisis, education, public + government affairs and manufacturing and trade.
Our full-service marketing and communications services deliver break-through campaigns rooted in analytics and insights, powered by strategy and creativity, and awarded for results that positively impact our clients’ revenues and reputation. Our global integrated digital team, which expanded in 2018, creates the social conversations that engage stakeholders, stimulate emotionality and elevate brands.
We are proud of our multiple agency awards including being honored as a “Best Place to Work” several times by leading PR trades and our recent Diversity Distinction Award, a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusion across our worldwide network.
117 NE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Lorne Fisher, CEO/Managing Partner
Jenna Kantrowitz, COO/SVP
Lauren Simo, VP
Fish’s in-depth experience in franchising helps us customize national and local programs for our clients that drive both consumer engagement and franchise sales. Our services range from national and local media relations, franchisee recruitment, grand openings, influencer relations and cause marketing to crisis communications. Our focus is to meet and exceed our clients’ business goals by providing strategic counsel and marketing support that goes beyond traditional public relations.
We’re proud to serve systems of all sizes, from emerging brands to some of the industry’s leading concepts and pride ourselves on becoming your PR partner. Clients include Dunkin’, Denny’s, Neighborly, FOCUS Brands, Massage Heights, Captain D’s, Fleet Feet, Chicken Salad Chick, Tropical Smoothie Café, Blo Blow Dry Bar and more.
112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President / Principal
Natalie Best, Chief Operating Officer / Principal
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency. Firmly entrenched among the country’s 20 largest PR firms (2019 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms), FWV was winner of The Holmes Report 2016 Consumer Agency of the Year and the Bulldog Reporter 2017 Consumer, Midsize and North American Communications Agency of the Year. It has captured 15 National Agency of the Year honors over the past two decades and is a 2019 Holmes Report Consumer Agency of the Year Finalist for the fifth time.
Founded in April 1997, the firm is led by Chairman & CEO Rick French, President David Gwyn and Chief Operating Officer Natalie Best. FWV employs 113 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa offices. Among its operating divisions are: FWV Fetching, a pet and veterinary PR and marketing agency based in Tampa; AMP3 PR, a fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle PR firm based in New York City; and Prix Productions, the company’s longform content feature and documentary film division, with offices in Raleigh and L.A.
FWV is also a partner in IPREX, a $380 million + network of global communication agencies, with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide.
In addition to ranking FWV 18th nationally in audited annual fee billings, O’Dwyer’s ranks FWV #1 in the Southeast, a position it has occupied for more than 15 years. Among the top agencies, FWV ranks second in Sports Marketing, third in both Beauty & Fashion and Agriculture, fourth in Entertainment Marketing, and 10th in Travel & Economic Development. The agency’s work in Food & Beverage, Home Furnishings, Professional Services, and Environmental & Public Affairs also earned category rankings in the top 20.
FWV has been recognized over 900 times with awards on behalf of clients such as Wrangler, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Slim Jim, Justin Boots, Pendleton Whisky, the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bassett Furniture, Saft, ABB, Teen Cancer America and countless other industry leading companies and brands.
It has also become one of the nation’s go-to agencies for issues management and crisis counseling work, having defended the reputation of dozens of high-profile individuals, institutions, companies and associations.
444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Susan English, SVP, PR & Social Media
John Gatesman, CEO
Shannon Baker, Partner, President
We are writers, researchers and news hounds.
Gatesman PR tackles your toughest business and communications challenges — whether it’s to stand out in a competitive environment, change perception, protect your reputation or navigate the rapidly evolving digital world.
Our strategic consumer-centric model puts your target audiences at the forefront to motivate action and influence behavior that increases sales, market share and brand affinity.
We combine critical and creative thinking to produce ideas and content that stem from research and insights to disrupt, educate and engage consumers, media and the industry. We believe in research, so much so that we invest more than $200,000 annually in tools and resources to benefit your business.
Founded in 2006, Gatesman is a privately held corporation owned by partners John Gatesman and Shannon Baker. Gatesman is an award-winning, full-service public relations practice that ranks nationally within the top 100 independent PR firms, and is a partner in IPREX, a global communication network. Most recently, Gatesman PR was named a Top Place to Work by PR News and earned Best In Show at the 2018 PRSA East Central District Diamond Awards and the 2019 PRSA Renaissance Awards.
200 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
Michael Olguin, President & CEO
Staff from all five of Havas Formula’s offices converge in San Diego during the agency’s annual summit.
Founded in 1992, Havas Formula is an award-winning, national public relations agency headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Miami. Part of Havas, the agency is committed to making a meaningful difference to brands, businesses and people. Havas Formula specializes in general market and Hispanic PR, social/digital and experiential marketing. Its corporate philosophy — Be Brave — stems from the belief that for a brand to truly differentiate itself in the marketplace it must exhibit bravery. The agency’s core practice areas include consumer, lifestyle, consumer technology, high-tech, B-to-B, travel/hospitality and entertainment, with category expertise in food and beverage, retail and restaurants, beer/wine/spirits, sports/leisure, consumer packaged goods, home, and beauty/fashion.
Clients include: Jaguar Land Rover, Panda Express, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Hefty, Maui Jim, Wholly Guacamole, Schlage, Justin’s, Shure, Wonderful Pistachios and RE/MAX
Tim Bird, CEO
Jon Watson, Executive Creative Director
Karen O’Malley, Global Practice Chair, Public Health and Policy
Julia Jackson, Practice Leader, US Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Susan Duffy, Chief Strategy Officer, US
Health Unlimited is a global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with unmatched experience, perspective and expertise. For more than 25 years we have been driving results for companies solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues. We have a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and challenging, hard to treat health conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, rare diseases, infectious diseases and vaccine preventable diseases. We drive results for a diverse group of companies and organizations invested in solving the world’s most complex and challenging health issues in these areas. Clients include medical device, pharmaceuticals, government agencies, medical societies, advocacy organizations and consumer health.
1510 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Samantha Jacobs, Founder/Pres.; Samantha.Jacobs@hemsworthcommunications.com
Michael Jacobs, COO; Michael.Jacobs@hemsworthcommunications.com
Lacey Outten, Director, Food/Wine/Spirits
Rachel Tabacnic, Director, Franchise/Business Services
Carter Long, Director, Travel/Hospitality (Atlanta)
Lindsey Wiegmann, Director, Travel/Hospitality (Fort Lauderdale)
Hemsworth is a full-service PR and communications agency that specializes in three core areas — travel/tourism/hospitality; food/wine/spirits, and franchise/business services. Capabilities and services range from brand strategy, promotions, media relations and events to guerilla marketing, social media, CSR programming and thought leadership.
With headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and offices in Atlanta and Charleston — as well as a network of expert freelance PR professionals in markets like NYC and Northern California — the Hemsworth team features unparalleled global connections. The agency prides itself on delivering outstanding results with a distinctively personal touch and offering a unique combination of passion, insight and connections to surpass client expectations at every turn.
Hemsworth has won numerous awards for its work within the PR and communications industry, as well as the national business community, and is consistently ranked one of the fastest-growing firms in the United States. In addition, Hemsworth’s unique internal culture and extensive employee benefits have earned the agency a coveted spot on several “Best Places to Work” lists.
Clients include: Air Partner, AmaWaterways; Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge; Best Western Hotels & Resorts; Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa; Driftwood Hospitality Management; First American Bank; Gatsby’s Joint; HSMAI Foundation; I Heart Mac & Cheese; Lake Blackshear Resort; Massanutten, Virginia; Margaritaville Holdings; Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort; Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks; Medieval Times; Oasis Travel Network; Orion Span’s Aurora Station (Luxury Space Hotel); SmartCruiser.com; Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach; Steelpan; Stems & Skins; Taste of Buckhead; Unicoi State Park & Lodge; PuroClean; Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival
The Hoffman Agency
325 South 1st St., 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Lou Hoffman, CEO
Stephen Burkhart, General Manager., North America
Caroline Hsu, Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Mark Pinsent, Managing Director, Europe
Lydia Lau, VP 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, B-Secur, Baidu, Blackberry, Cypress, City of Fremont, Corning, Crypto.com, Flex, KaiOS, Lam Research, Lenova, Lumileds, Nautilus, NextFlex, Nokia, Nutanix, OSIsoft, Revation, SpinTransfer, and SuperMicro
222 Kearny St., #400
San Francisco, CA 94108
225 S 6th Street, Suite 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Barbara Bates, Global CEO
Heather Kernahan, President, North America
Adrian Talbot, Chief Finance Officer
Andy West, Chief Development Officer
Chris Paxton, Chief Strategy Officer
Fiona Chilcott, Chief People & Culture Officer
Hotwire is a global communications agency that helps businesses better engage and connect with their customers. From Sydney to San Francisco, we operate with a borderless mind-set across 33 locations including the UK, US, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with exclusive partners Yellow Communications in the Netherlands and Belgium, Active DMC in the Middle East, The Hoffman Agency in Asia and VIANEWS in Brazil, as well as other affiliate partners.
23001 Hawthorne Blvd., #200
Torrance, CA 90505
Leeza L. Hoyt, President
Dan Minkoff, Associate VP
The Hoyt Org team takes a well-deserved night out on the town to attend the LA PRSA PRism Awards.
With offices in greater Los Angeles and partners worldwide, The Hoyt Organization, Inc., knows a thing or two about reaching the right audience. In fact, as one of the continuously top-ranked independent PR firms by the Los Angeles Business Journal, THO reaches markets all across the country with clients based in New York, Virginia, New Jersey, Phoenix, Kansas City, Dallas, Seattle and more. As the Los Angeles area agency for the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), we have 53 partner agencies around the globe which allows us to also offer international boots-on-the-ground capabilities.
Our full-service, integrated communications campaigns have made a tangible difference for hundreds of start-ups, public and private companies, nonprofits, and more. Today, the firm serves real estate, finance, technology, healthcare and luxury/lifestyle clients on a nationwide basis.
THO’s greatest strength is our growth-oriented strategies. Our media relations, communications and digital media programs feature thoughtful, laser-focused game plans that use the right tactical tools to break through the bland in your market. With a deep understanding of everything from traditional earned media to emerging social and digital platforms to crisis communications, we’ll strengthen your voice and amplify your brand.
THO. Because your voice matters.
41 Madison Ave., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Grace Leong, CEO
Jonathan Lyon, Mark Newman, Donetta Allen, Gigi Russo, Erin Hanson, Partners
On the occasion of the firm’s 30th anniversary, to better reflect its diverse roster of marketing communications services for earning consumer attention, the leading consumer agency known since 2000 as Hunter Public Relations updated its brandmark and simplified its name to Hunter.
Hunter is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm with primary offices in New York and London and a footprint across North America. Beginning with research-driven consumer insights, Hunter executes strategic, integrated programs that build brand equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for consumer products and services. The 120-person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions including strategic planning, social and digital media, talent and influencer engagement, media relations, experiential, multicultural, and content creation and distribution for all platforms and channels to earn consumer attention on behalf of some of the world’s best known and most beloved brands.
Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, Hunter has grown into one of the most respected and awarded mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands across Food + Beverage, Wine + Spirits, Home + Lifestyle, Health + Beauty, Retail + Ecommerce, Travel + Restaurants, Education, Fashion, and Toys + Games.
Our motto is “we earn it,” and at Hunter we focus on doing so in three key areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. Our creative approach and client service-orientation has led to some of the most enduring client relationships in the business including TABASCO® Pepper Sauce (30 years), 3M (22 years), Diageo (15 years), Church & Dwight (13 years), and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (12 years).
685 Third Ave., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to execute strategic communications and advisory programs that achieve business goals, build awareness and credibility, and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly-differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 650 clients in approximately 20 industries. ICR’s healthcare practice operates under the Westwicke brand (www.westwicke.com). Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America, maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco, San Diego and Beijing. ICR also advises on capital markets transactions through ICR Capital, LLC. Learn more at www.icrinc.com. Follow us on Twitter at @ICRPR.
Clients: B&G Foods, Black Bear Diner, Boot Barn, CV Sciences, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Cobalt Int’l Energy, Darden Restaurants, GNC Holdings, FleetCor Technologies, Inc., Fossil, Inc., Freshpet, Genuine Parts Co., Gildan Activewear, Greenlane, Harman, Herbalife Ltd., Hostess, HubSpot, lAC, Jarden Corp., Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, La Quinta Holdings, Inc., Legg Mason & Co. LLC, Limoneira, lululemon athletica, Mobileye, Michaels, Michael Kors, New Relic, Nomad Foods, Nutrisystem, Ocwen Financial Corp., Paramount Group Inc., Planet Fitness Inc., Red Hat Inc., Shake Shack, Starwood Property Trust, Texas Roadhouse, Tilray, VF Corp., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Workiva.
Additional offices: San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, London
Jamie Diaferia, Founder & CEO
Zach Olsen, President
Infinite Global is an award-winning communications firm providing PR, Branding and Content services. Led by seasoned media professionals and top creative directors, we help professional services firms and other complex businesses demonstrate their expertise to sophisticated audiences.
Our roots are in the legal sector, where our unrivaled depth of knowledge allows us to provide counsel to the world’s largest, most profitable and most specialized law firms. Other professional services firms look to us for a nuanced understanding of their businesses, a clear sense of the kinds of stories that make news, and tested knowledge of when and how to engage the media.
Our unwavering client focus sets us apart. Our approach and success earns accolades from our clients and peers, including winning The National Law Journal’s “Best PR Firm” award seven years running. But the most flattering honor we receive is the vote of confidence from our clients who retain us year after year, including many that have worked with us for a decade or more.
J Public Relations
Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans, Partners
Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans, Partners at J Public Relations.
J Public Relations (JPR) is an international luxury PR, influencer management and social media agency specializing in hospitality, travel and luxury lifestyle brands. With 80 team members across four offices in New York City, London, Los Angeles and San Diego, plus a presence in Denver and Arizona, JPR is a trusted leader in media relations and brand strategy, trend forecasting, brand partnerships, influencer relations, and social media strategy. Always evolving, JPR is an innovator in all things travel and was the first travel PR agency to launch a podcast in 2018, Priority Status.
Established in 2005, JPR has consistently risen to become the world’s fastest growing agency in the travel and hospitality spaces. JPR’s global roster includes more than 150+ hotels in the U.S., U.K. and throughout Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Dubai, New Zealand, Asia and more. The agency represents destinations such as North Carolina and Utah as well as brands including Marriott, Relais & Châteaux, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Vail Resorts Hospitality, Vail Mountains and multiple Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts.
JPR is 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 “Agency of the Year” by Bulldog Reporter in addition to multiple trade and consumer awards for company culture and brand success. JPR’s client campaigns have won multiple HSMAI Adrian Awards and named a finalist in The Shorty Awards.
Sampling of clients: Adare Manor, Adventures by Disney (project work), Aulani, a Disney Spa & Resort (project work), Hotel Chateau du Grand-Lucé, Chewton Glen, Cliveden House, Discover Baja California, Dream Hotel Hollywood, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Great Wolf Lodge, Helena Bay, Hotel del Coronado, Iconic Luxury Hotels, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, InterContinental, Washington DC — The Wharf, L’Auberge de Sedona, Perry Lane Hotel, Rancho La Puerta, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, The Palms and The Shore Club, The Resort at Pedregal.
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc.
The Horse Barn at Maryland Farms
219 Ward Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
150 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2925
Chicago, IL 60606
David Jarrard, Kevin Phillips, Molly Cate, Anne Hancock Toomey, Magi Curtis, Jana Atwell, Kim Fox, Partners
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. is a top-10 strategic communications consulting firm devoted to helping the nation’s health systems and health services companies navigate confidently through change, challenge and opportunity. With offices in Nashville and Chicago, Jarrard Inc. has guided leaders at more than 400 healthcare organizations across the country through high-stakes moments, including leading communications and political strategy for more than $60 billion in announced M&A. Our team of former journalists, political operatives and healthcare executives works alongside every client to build a custom strategy that delivers measurable results in the areas of M&A, issues and crisis management, strategic positioning opportunities and systemic change management. For more information, visit jarrardinc.com.
201 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
Additional locations: New York, Mexico City, São Paulo, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires
Jeffrey Sharlach, Founder and Chairman
Brian Burlingame, CEO
Sarah Garrido, Managing Director, Miami
Mauricio Gutiérrez, Managing Director, Mexico
Rodrigo Pinotti, Managing Director, Brazil
Diego Campal, Managing Director, Argentina
JeffreyGroup has more than 200 staff across the region.
Latin America is Our Business, Our Only Business. As the only agency dedicated exclusively to working with multinational clients and brands in this part of the world, JeffreyGroup has been an industry leader in the fast-growing markets of Latin America since 1993. Our specialization and expertise have attracted some of the world’s largest companies and best-known brands. We’re proud that our current retainer clients include Airbus, Amazon, American Airlines, Bayer, BlackRock, Citibank, Facebook, GE, HBO, Mastercard, Marriott, PepsiCo, Salesforce and Samsung, among others. JeffreyGroup has continually evolved to provide a full range of marketing, corporate communication and public affairs services. With owned offices in the largest markets of Latin America and regionwide capabilities, our teams of local market experts provide unique insights and generate results in alignment with global strategies and international standards of excellence.
JPA Health Communications
1101 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Carrie Jones, Principal
Michael O’Brien, Stephen Piotrowski and Diane Wass, Managing Directors
JPA Health is an award-winning public relations, marketing and advocacy firm known for sharing our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. With deep expertise in these core services, JPA offers a truly integrated model that delivers sustained business results. The agency works across the health sector, including biopharma, medtech, and non-profit organizations.
JPA has built a proprietary tool, Gretel™, which segments audiences and provides unparalleled insights for reaching and engaging influencers in health and healthcare.
JPA’s exclusive focus on health means that clients can count on a team with the experience and perspective to provide sound, strategic health, medical and science communications counsel, rooted in the realities of this dynamic landscape.
The agency is recognized for its ability to deliver results quickly. As partners with our clients, we drive meaningful relationships, stimulate intellectual curiosity, combine data and intuition to go deeper and see beyond the obvious and creatively solve complex problems.
JPA is a woman-owned agency with offices in Washington, DC, Boston and London, and is a member of IPRN, the world’s leading independent public relations agency network.
601 Fourth St., #204
San Francisco, CA 94107
Julie Karbo, Founder & CEO
Are you looking for a respected and inventive PR and digital marketing agency with a track record of delivering revenues, industry leading stature, partners and funding? Karbo Com’s services combine successful and inventive PR programs with the newest digital marketing services. Startups to Fortune 500 enterprises trust Karbo Communications for our industry knowledge, strategic thinking, creativity and the tech industry’s entrepreneurial spirit to create and amplify market leadership and out-perform competitors.
Karbo Com offers an extensive array of innovative services, including branding, corporate and product PR, social media, creative services, digital marketing campaigns plus content creation.
Unlike most other agencies, Karbo Com ensures client teams are always led by senior people on a day-to-day basis. You won’t get bench players. A varied and multi-talented team synthesizes the worlds of PR, journalism and digital marketing—with a Silicon Valley ethos. Our teams have ushered in technologies such as the cloud, SaaS, AI, the Internet of Things, data analytics, mobile, security, networking, augmented reality and wearables.
We’ve worked extensively with both B2B and consumer tech companies ranging from small startups to global, billion dollar brands, including: Apple, Cisco, Digg, eBay, Equinix, Fog World Congress, GoDaddy, Intel, the IoT World Conference, The National Geographic, NerdWallet, and Oracle.
Current Clients: TIBCO, TDK, Logitech, 8th Wall, Pigeon, Project Text, The Tylt, OnScale, Megaport, Penguin Computing, RTI (Real-Time Innovations), Harmony Helper, iamond Pro
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60654
Additional Offices: New York, NY / Washington, D.C. / Miami, FL / Asbury Park, NJ
Eric Sedler, Managing Partner
Maggie Moran, Managing Partner
Kivvit is a nationally recognized strategic communications and public affairs firm with offices in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Miami, Boston, and Washington, D.C.. Kivvit prides itself on being a strategic advisor to organizations with big ideas and complex challenges.
Kivvit is defining the agency of the future. We don’t have silos. We integrate our full suite of data-driven advertising and strategic communications capabilities across teams. Our holistic approach combines analytics, technology, and content to produce hyper-targeted campaign plans that shape public opinion, impact public policy, and enhance business outcomes. Our relentless focus on measurement means that our work maximizes results and achieves tangible goals for our clients.
Kivvit’s culture is marked by an entrepreneurial spirit as well as an insatiable curiosity to master our client sectors and constantly find innovative solutions. We start from scratch every time we develop a campaign plan. No campaign is exactly the same; each is tailored to our clients’ needs. That’s what sets Kivvit apart.
Our client roster includes: Airbnb, Allstate, Anheuser-Busch, Aon, BAE Systems, BlueCross BlueShield, Citadel LLC, Delta Airlines, Exelon, Ford, General Dynamics, Google, Lyft, PSEG, Tesla, United States Olympic Committee, University of Chicago
888 S. Figueroa St., Ste #1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Additional office locations: NYC, Denver, Austin
Sabina Gault, CEO
Monica Guzman, CCO
Amanda Bialek, EVP
Carmen Hernandez, Mng. Director
From left: Konnect CEO Sabina Gault, Managing Director Carmen Hernandez, CCO Monica Guzman Escobar and Executive VP Amanda Bialek.
Konnect Agency (www.konnectagency.com) is a strategic business partner for food & beverage, lifestyle, family, and franchise brands. The team of almost 40 professionals provides public relations, social media, influencer, content and marketing services focused on garnering measurable results that positively impact brand growth. Konnect Agency represents both national and international companies via offices in Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Austin, Texas. Clients include Fatburger, Lyft, KRAVE Jerky, Sky Zone, Mrs. Fields and ONE Brands, to name a few. Using an integrated-approach and with a desire to add incremental value, Konnect is a true partner that promotes client-agency transparency, the use of technology to better client relationships, and a thoughtful approach to media and influencer relations.
252 W. 37st Street, Suite 500E
New York, NY 10018
David Kyne, Founder & CEO Maureen Byrne, Wendy Woods-Williams, Executive VPs
Joanne Wunder, Managing Director
Michael Grela, Michele Kleinmann, Amanda Mulally, Darcy Sawatzki, Traci Tournoux, Senior VPs
Julie O’Donnell, Global Head of Digital
The KYNE team.
KYNE is an award-winning specialty health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. We were founded on the belief that communication is a powerful health intervention. Our team are alumni of global communications firms, non-profit organizations, foundations and biopharmaceutical companies, united by a passion for making a real difference in health. We approach our work with compassion, enthusiasm and optimism. But our greatest strength isn’t just our ability to connect the dots. It’s in creating programs that achieve real change, leveraging our skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers. We develop and deliver tailored programs to meet each clients’ goals and objectives. We love what we do, we live what we do, and we truly believe in what we do.
Key Clients: Alnylam, AstraZeneca, The Carter Center, Parkinson’s Foundation, World Federation of Hemophilia
Landis Communications Inc.
1388 Sutter St., #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
David Landis, CEO
Sean Dowdall, GM
Brianne Miller, Business Development Manager
David Cumpston, Senior Director
The LCI Team Celebrates.
Named America’s #1 PR Agency (Small Firm) (Ragan’s) and #1 Healthcare PR Agency in America (Ragan’s) and called “the Bay Area’s consumer/B2B PR and marketing communications experts,” San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) is celebrating nearly 30 years in business. LCI also is a Bulldog Award winner for social media and media relations and has been named the #1 Social Media Agency in the U.S. by TopPRAgencies.com.
LCI is a full-service public relations, digital/social media and marketing communications agency that specializes in healthcare, real estate, environmental, consumer, consumer technology, 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. Clients include: Velodyne Lidar, Sutter Health, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, UCSF, Global Alzheimer’s Platform, Walmart, Match.com, California Bank & Trust, Brain Health Registry, Carrington College, Save the Redwoods League, Peninsula Open Space Trust, MetLife, Whole Foods Market and more. LCI is a proud member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, is an official Corporate Diversity Supplier and is certified as a Small Business Enterprise by the City of San Francisco. LCI is the San Francisco member agency of the Public Relations Global Network, with 50 affiliate agencies worldwide. Call us at: 415/561-0888, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit LCI online at: www.landispr.com.
340 Pine St., #100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Jason Mandell, Co-founder
Jesse Odell, Co-founder
Lisa Picasso, Consumer Practice Lead
Meghan Cavanaugh, SVP Talent
121 E. 24th St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Gavin Skillman, NYC Lead
222 3rd St., #3100
Cambridge, MA 02142
Mike Farber, Boston Lead
20 W. Kinzie St., #9052
Chicago, IL 60654
Daniel Paul, SVP
LaunchSquad is an award-winning public relations and creative communications agency with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago. They are a group of dynamic storytellers who build meaningful brands by creating and spreading the stories of change-the-world companies.
LaunchSquad takes a customized, holistic approach to storytelling. Over the past 19 years, they have built long-lasting, powerhouse brands. Much like the disruptors they represent, they like to do things differently. LaunchSquad’s expertise spans both consumer-facing and B2B clients in a variety of industries including consumer technology, enterprise technology, fashion, retail, entertainment, media, e-commerce, education, gaming, finance, energy and more.
One Thompson Square, #503
Boston, MA 02129
Donna L. LaVoie, President & CEO
Douglas Russell, Sr. VP & General Manager.
Sharon Correia, SVP, Integrated Communications
Sharon Choe, Sr. VP, IR & BD
Paul Sagan, AVP, IR & Corporate Communications
Lisa DeScenza, AVP, Integrated Communications
Ella Deych, VP, Finance & Operations
LaVoie executive team members (left to right) Lisa DeScenza, AVP, Integrated Communications; Douglas Russell, SVP & General Manager; Donna LaVoie, President & CEO; Paul Sagan, AVP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications; Ella Deych, VP, Finance & Operations; and Sharon Correia, SVP, Integrated Communications.
LaVoieHealthScience is a health science focused, award winning integrated communications agency providing IR and PR bringing 18 years of industry-tested counsel to more than 375 clients. Our specialized expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical technology and devices, and digital and public health uniquely positions us to help clients make their health and science innovations known, understandable, and approachable to target stakeholders through carefully executed strategies and plans.
The agency has received over 50 awards in recognition of the work it has done for emerging and established industry leaders helping our clients from development to launch to commercialization. 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 human kind. 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. Many of our client relationships go back over a decade.
Select Clients: AC Immune SA, Bioharmony Therapeutics, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Carmell Therapeutics, Genosco, Landos Biopharma, LEO Science & Tech Hub, Life Sciences Corridor, NewLink Genetics, Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA, Origenis GmbH, Pathmaker Neurosystems, Scioto Biosciences, SIRION Biotech GmbH, Symbiotix Biotherapies, Inc., Torreya Partners, Triumvera Immunologics, Xontogeny LLC
420 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10170
At Lazar Partners, we don’t just deliver your message - we catalyze the connections that drive business results and enhance your reputation. Our clients count on us to deliver proactive strategic recommendations as well as flawless execution. For the last 18 years, private and public companies have benefited from our proven approaches to strengthening relationships with healthcare professionals, patients, third-party organizations, the financial community, the media, and business partners. Our commitment to clients is to forge trusting connections that build brand equity, increase goodwill and grow shareholder value.
Yet even companies with great reputations sometimes find themselves facing challenging situations that can harm their brand and we stand with you to manage and overcome crisis situations.
Lou Hammond Group
900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Lou Rena Hammond, Founder
Stephen Hammond, CEO
Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is an award-winning firm specializing in the key industries of travel, economic development, destinations, culinary/spirits, real estate, lifestyle, and technology. With offices in New York, Charleston, 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.
226 Causeway St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Martin Jones, CEO
Cheryl Gale, President
March Communications is a Boston PR agency — with an office in Chicago — that partners with innovative B2B and consumer technology companies to bring their stories to life. Our insights-first approach fuels integrated PR programs that influence key targets and drive business value. Companies searching for a top consumer tech PR agency or a firm with deep expertise in AI, security, healthcare, martech or fintech should place March Communications at the top of their agency shortlist. Recent clients include Drift, Affectiva, Zix, Sophos, Notarize, Noodle.ai and many more.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a consumer tech startup or an established security, robotics, AI or healthcare company, all programs with March Communications are rooted in solid strategy and a commitment to achieve measurable outcomes.
Award-winning PR. Killer Content. Insights-rich digital. All tied together to tell your story of innovation across all key platforms.
304 Park Ave. South, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Michael Kempner, Founder & CEO
Bret Werner, President
Will Starace, CFO
Gina Cherwin, Chief People Officer
Parker Ray, Chief Digital Strategist
Carl Sorvino, Exec. Creative Dir.
Carreen Winters, Chief Strategy Officer
Dawn Lauer, Tara Naughton, Karen Clyne, Ryan Mucatel, Joe Flores and Michelle Rios, Exec. VPs
32 years young, MWWPR is an independent full-service agency with nine offices across the US and the UK. MWWPR is a “people-first” agency, committed to investing in best-in-class recruitment, employee development and retention, and overall agency morale. MWWPR continues to develop its proprietary research of the CorpSumerTM, a growing segment of the population (nearly 100 million Americans — more than Millennials and Moms!) that exists at the intersection of Consumer Marketing, Corporate Reputation and Public Affairs. MWWPR is driven by the philosophy that the CorpSumer is the evolution of public relations in that these components can no longer operate in silos, as CorpSumers increasingly value corporate reputation to determine consumer behaviors such as the companies they purchase from, invest in, do business with, and work for. In 2018, MWWPR was named as the Best PR Agency by NJBIZ where the firm was founded, as well as the Top Independent Consultancy by the International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO) for the third consecutive year.
O’Malley Hansen Communications
180 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 400,
Chicago, IL 60606
6677 Delmar Blvd., Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63130
349 5th Ave., Ste. 719
New York, NY 10016
2030 Main St., Ste. 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
Kelly O’Malley, Principal, email@example.com
Todd Hansen, Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
O’Malley Hansen Communications infuses the high quality of big firm work with the focused client service and cutting-edge strategy that only a nimble, independently owned strategic communications agency can offer. We create dynamic programs that drive positive conversations to ensure our clients are heard clearly and consistently. Our approach breaks through a noisy market with an understanding that brand equity and reputation are built by endorsement from a range of influencers who receive information from a variety of sources. We focus on five core expertise areas: consumer marketing, corporate reputation management, social media, influencer communications and employee engagement.
1101 West River Parkway
Suite 400 (Headquarters)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Lynn Casey, Chair
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, Barnes & Noble College, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Hass Avocado Board, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, Sanofi Pasteur, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery, Virginia Wine and Welch’s. 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
Boston | San Francisco | New York | Orlando
Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, Executive Vice President
Elizabeth Famiglietti, EVP, Human Resources
Darlene Doyle, EVP, Client Relations
Gary Torpey, EVP, Finance
Lisa Astor, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, North America
Gene Carozza, Senior Vice President
Dan Martin, Senior Vice President
Nikki Festa O’Brien, Senior Vice President
Megan Kessler, Senior Vice President
PAN Communications is a data-driven integrated marketing & PR agency servicing B2B technology and healthcare brands. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York and Orlando, we move ideas by creating compelling stories, driving intent and influencing markets across all forms of media. We currently work with several leading and emerging brands nationally and globally including SAP, Radial, MediaMath, Cogito, Sift Science, Maestro Health and App Annie, to name a few.
With a staff of 140+ professionals, PAN offers the agility and personalized service of a mid-size agency while leveraging national and international relationships to manage large scale communications programs. An award-winning firm experiencing impressive growth, we strive to help today’s modern marketers by integrating a combination of services to better engage with your audiences and move markets.
Connected Content — Creative Storytelling — Results that Matter!
105 Madison Ave., 7th flr.
New York, NY 10016
Jennifer Prosek, Mark Kollar, Russell Sherman, Andy Merrill, Mickey Mandelbaum, Karen Niovitch Davis, Caroline Gibson, Partners
Key senior hires in the past year:
David Wells, Partner
Neil Goklani, Managing Director and Head of Marketing
Dan Hunter, Mike Geller, Karen LeCannu, Managing Directors
Nadia Damouni, Philippa Ushio, Trevor Gibbons, Senior Vice Presidents
Mike Maiello, Senior Vice President, Head of Content Marketing
Samantha Norquist, Vice President
Prosek Partners is among the largest independent public relations firms in the U.S., and one of the few domestic, mid-size firms that offers global capabilities through its London office and international network. We deliver an unexpected level of passion, creativity and marketing savvy to the financial and business-to-business sectors. Our “Unboxed Communications” approach brings breakthrough ideas and unmatched results to every client engagement.
• We are a rare hybrid; a corporate communications firm with a fully integrated, top-ranked deal shop and a comprehensive investor relations practice inside.
• Through our gateway office in London and network of partner agencies, we can deliver for clients in major business and financial centers around the world.
• We are an “Army of Entrepreneurs™.” Our creative, entrepreneurial culture attracts and retains the most talented professionals. Employees develop an “owner’s mindset,” delighting clients with top-quality service, fresh ideas and flawless execution.
• In the past year, we made a number of key investments in the firm. In 2018, we opened a Boston, MA office (with 12 full time employees), we launched a sister/conflict agency called Profile Advisors, we renovated a second floor in our New York office, and we made a historic number of key senior hires across the firm.
2 Center Plaza, #210
Boston, MA 02108
Larry Weber, Chairman & CEO
Peter Shanley, Co-COO & CFO
Karen Bouchard, Co-COO & CHRO
RJ Bardsley, Chief Strategist, Global Technology Practice & Exec. VP
Anne Potts, Mng. Dir. & Exec. VP
Dan Carter, Mng. Dir. & Exec. VP
Andrew Laxton, Mng. Dir. & Exec. VP
Ginger Ludwig, VP, Global Mktg. & Bus Dev.
Jorge Rodriguez, Mgr., Global Mktg. & Bus. Dev.
A global communications agency specializing in technology and healthcare.
Founded in 2003, Racepoint is a global communications company with technology thinking woven into its DNA. The agency uniquely understands how the use and “humanization” of technology impacts how audiences perceive and experience brands today. Whether an emerging company or enterprise brand, clients in the technology, healthcare, consumer, professional services and public affairs sectors partner with Racepoint for its strategic, earned-first approach to engaging constituents in a way that is both authentic to the brand and meaningful to the audience. At a time when customer experience expectations have never been higher, Racepoint creates technology-driven communications strategies that help earn attention and move brands and businesses forward.
Racepoint Global is an independent communications agency specializing in technology, healthcare and innovation. Whether an enterprise brand or emerging category disruptor, companies partner with Racepoint for its strategic, earned-first approach to building brands and reputation. The agency helps clients define their authentic brand story and builds channel agnostic communications strategies that are meaningful to the audiences most important to their businesses — to own the conversations and coverage that matters. Racepoint is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with eight additional offices across the U.S., U.K. and China. More info: http://racepointglobal.com/
70 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
555 11th Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20004
Larry Rasky, Chairman & CEO
Ron Walker, Chief Operating Officer
George Cronin, Managing Director
Justine Griffin, Managing Director
Rasky Partners is a nationally recognized public and government relations firm with more than a decade of experience providing exceptional client service to organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media.
With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., Rasky Partners offers a comprehensive range of services including media strategy and public relations, government relations, reputation management, crisis communications and digital media. The firm works with a wide array of clients that includes Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, coalitions, nonprofits, think tanks and foreign governments.
As an independent firm, Rasky Partners has the flexibility and resources to address complex communications challenges with a commitment to serve our clients’ interests first. We are dedicated to providing consistent, strategic hands-on engagement at all levels, as each client team — including the senior professionals — is highly engaged, from the beginning to the end of each client engagement.
355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134
Christine Barney, CEO & Managing Partner
Lisa Ross, President
rbb Communications champions breakout brands with integrated marketing, digital and public relations strategies that engages stakeholders. rbb’s employee-driven workplace empowers its staff to deliver strategic insights and innovative campaigns that inspire action and deliver bottom line results. Recognized multiple times as “Agency of the Year” and “Best Agency to Work For,” rbb’s 80+ professional and creative staff excels in marketing, PR, corporate communications, branding, digital marketing, community relations, reputation management, influencer engagement and media relations. rbb brings the right tool to every situation following its PESO model, meaning it explores paid, earned, shared and owned strategies for each challenge. Specialty practices include consumer, travel, health, entertainment, education, professional services, luxury, real estate and B2B. Breakout Brand clients include: Bank of America, Brown & Brown Insurance, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cross Country Home Services, DHL Express, Dreams and Secrets Resorts & Spas, Embassy Suites by Hilton, FirstService Residential, Florida Power and Light Company, The Related Group and Virgin Voyages. With a presence in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and New York, the firm also has international reach across more than 100 cities in 50 countries through its partnership in PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of independent communications agencies.
Chris Rosica, President
Rosica Communications is an integrated PR and online marketing company that promotes and protects companies, brands and people. Founded in 1980, the firm serves a diverse healthcare, B2B, nonprofit, consumer products, food and beverage and corporate clientele. Our PR and communications capabilities include positioning and messaging, thought leadership, media relations, social media management, influencer marketing, crisis communications, content marketing, corporate communications, cause marketing, direct marketing, and media training. Rosica’s social media services include strategy, management, branding, content development and optimization, and follower acquisition. Our online marketing team, based in New Windsor, NY, is a Google Certified Partner and specializes in SEO, online reputation, reviews management, online advertising (PPC and social ads), website development, and WordPress security.
As a “thinking partner” focused on achieving our clients’ objectives, Rosica creates and executes thought leadership programs with clearly defined KPIs/metrics. We craft compelling, authentic stories and messaging then effectively disseminate our client-partners’ good news while supporting their sales and communications goals.
In 2017, Rosica formed a joint venture with New York City-based Feintuch Communications, which specializes in Tech PR, analyst relations and investor relations.
Our process includes:
• Strategically identifying our clients’ business and marketing goals/objectives
• Identifying target audiences, influencers and key opinion leaders
• Honing the positioning, story and key messages, tailoring messages to each audience
• Developing measurable, integrated and creative PR, social media and internal/external communications programs
• Proactively communicating with clients
• Aggressively securing results, evaluating against pre-determined strategic objectives
• Repurposing and leveraging content and PR coverage to augment SEO, sales activities, online reputation, tradeshow marketing, analyst relations, and direct marketing.
Clients include: Alzheimer’s New Jersey, BeneCard, BioReference Laboratories, Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, Bridor, Dynarex, Exergen, Jewish Vocational Service, National Vision Administrators, Newark Public Library, Celsius, NJ Sharing Network, T & M Associates, and TriStar Products.
Please visit www.rosica.com for case studies and additional information.
The SPI Group, LLC
165 Passaic Ave., Suite 410
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Steve Goodman, CEO
James Koppenal, Senior Managing Director, Digital Communications
Ellen English, Senior Managing Director, Communications Strategy and Editorial
What is SPI? SPI stands for “Strategy, Planning and Implementation” — the core focus areas of successful communications. At SPI, we think of ourselves as communication problem solvers; we are a one-stop shop for your communication needs. We’ll help you plan a strategy, tell a great story, make it look fabulous and deliver that message through the best channel — traditional, digital or both. Our services include Corporate Reputation and Branding, Employee Communications, Digital Communications, Design, Application and Database Development, Web Development, and beyond. We’re at our best when creating integrated communications strategies that combine traditional tactics and new technologies.
SPM Communications Inc.
2030 Main St., 3rd Fl.
Dallas, TX 75201
24-hour media line: 817/329-3257
For 20 years, SPM has worked with packaged food, restaurant, retail, apparel and lifestyle clients, telling their stories in a rapidly changing media landscape. We’ve worked with emerging brands to help take them national and with established national brands that have important stories to tell to make a deeper impact.
We integrate earned media relations, influencer partnerships, events, community outreach and social media to create campaigns that target the right audiences, increase brand awareness and meet business objectives. Some of our work highlights include:
• Brought natural, gluten-free niche brand Van’s Simply Delicious into the mainstream with intensive national media and influencer relations outreach that garnered multiple food awards and ultimately, the brand’s sale to Hillshire Farms.
• Created the national Haggar Hall of Fame Dads contest to connect new consumers to the 92-year-old legacy brand.
• Aided in the rise of industry giant and sustainable foods pioneer Chipotle through a 17-year partnership and landed the first national story about “Food With Integrity” mission to change the way people eat and think about fast food.
• Helped iconic fitness brand Gold’s Gym reach a new female member base through a National Best Friends Day program that brings together nationally known trainers, influencers and digital and traditional media.
Through our robust crisis communications practice, we’ve helped clients manage some 3,000 crises, from foodborne illnesses and data breaches to product recalls and viral videos. SPM’s media protocol is currently deployed in more than a thousand restaurant and retail locations across the nation.
Through it all, our culture is driven by our “No Jerks” policy, which fosters strong agency-client relationships with mutual trust and respect and leads to greater creativity, productivity and true partnership between agency and client.
Current Clients: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cicis, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group — Dallas, Gold’s Gym, Haggar Clothing Co., Kirkland’s, Leslie’s Pool Supplies, Luna Grill — Texas, Nothing Bundt Cakes, RW Garcia, Smoothie King, Spence Diamonds and Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger
Stuntman Public Relations
285 West Broadway, Suite 280
New York, NY 10013
Neil Alumkal, President
David Abrams, Senior Vice President
Elana Levin, Associate Vice President
Stuntman is a full-service, Manhattan-based public relations agency that is highly specialized within food & beverage and hospitality-oriented media relations. The core belief of the agency is that widely accepted public relations practices are completely outmoded, and based around old, legacy media.
However, the proliferation of interactive, on-demand content over the past decade has created a cluttered cultural and media landscape that requires a return to bold thinking. The big-idea publicity associated with early-century figures like P.T. Barnum and Edward Bernays. One-way communication, powered by cutting-edge methodologies.
Our longstanding media relationships with bloggers, social media influencers, magazine & newspaper editors, television producers and talent bookers, combined with a keen eye for creating targeted and poignant messaging, allow for us to consistently secure headline news. Our coverage for hospitality clientele have frequently become the most highly cited.
We have launched national campaigns for the likes of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium, Max Brenner Worldwide, MealPal, Le Coq Rico, Valrhona, Francois Payard, Drunken Dumpling, The 21 Club, Kanon Organic Vodka, YO! Sushi, Bareburger, Hotel Indigo, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers and scores of other brands and properties.
Dean Trevelino, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X106
Genna Keller, Founder and Principal, 404/214-0722 X105
Outcome-Driven. Beyond services, industry practices and even results, come to us if you have a specific outcome you’re trying to achieve. We’ll use our reputation marketing suite of services — public relations, digital/social marketing, demand generation and creative services — to deliver. We feature four — Thought Leadership, Growth, Engagement and Valuation. And yes, there are nuances to each of these, but most of our clients land on one of those outcomes as part of their strategic objective. Have your own outcome, great. Serve it up and we’ll give you our honest take on whether we can achieve it. Beyond outcomes, we connect with clients whose leadership aligns with one or more of our entrepreneurial endeavors — Disruptive Forces, Category Pioneers, Stealth Leaders and Wonder Women. So ask yourself, what’s your story?
As far as experience goes, we have seven practices, six ranked nationally — technology, health, financial services, food & beverage, lifestyle and environment. Franchising, the agency’s seventh practice, is in an unranked category, but it has featured brands such as TCBY, Johnny Rockets, Corner Bakery Café and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Based in Atlanta’s urban westside, the firm operates Groovy Studios, a creative arm that offers graphic design, web services, content development and brand identity. Since its inception, Groovy Studios has received more than 60 creative awards. Trevelino/Keller also owns and runs the Winepreneurs.Club, an initiative that brings together entrepreneurs and small batch winemakers to sip, taste and connect each quarter. The firm’s Start-Opia platform houses its technology and entrepreneur endeavors that establish it as a first mover in the region with support for Atlanta Tech Village, Atlanta Tech Angels, Tech Alpharetta, Keiretsu Forum, Launch Pad2X and Raise Forum.
Client work features a mix of publicly traded, middle market and emerging companies, including Belgard, Carvana, Ciox, Discovery Point, Interface, Monkey Joe’s, Pritikin Longevity Center, Sakrete, Sita, SOC Telemed and Stretch Zone.
50 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Jim Weiss, Founder & CEO
Jennifer Gottlieb, President
Richard Neave, Chief Financial Officer
Deborah Hankin, Chief People Officer
Adam Cossman, Chief Digital Officer
Gary Grates, Chief Communications Officer
W2O is a healthcare-focused marketing communications firm built on marketing science. W2O incorporates Insight Integration, a strategic approach based on unearthing transformative insights from data/analytics and integrating them — across all marcom disciplines — to arrive at a precise solution for clients’ business needs. W2O applies proprietary analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. The firm employs nearly 800 people in 15 offices across the United States and in Europe.
Holmes Report’s #1 Best Large Agency to Work For 2019; AdAge’s Best Places to Work 2019; The Holmes Report’s Best Large Agency to Work for 2018; MM&M’s Best Places to Work 2018; MM&M and Holmes Report Large Agency of the Year Finalist 2018; PRWeek’s Best Places to Work 2018; PRNews’ 2018 Top Place to Work in PR; Jim Weiss was selected for the PharmaVOICE 100; W2O named finalist in PRWeek Awards 2019 in the Outstanding Large Agency category; Jennifer Gottlieb named to PRWeek’s Hall of Femme; Jim Weiss named a finalist in the PRWeek Awards 2019 in the Outstanding Agency Professional category.
For more information, please visit www.w2ogroup.com.
Weiss PR, Inc
Founded in 2008, Weiss PR, Inc. helps companies and non-profit organizations to reach, engage, and influence the right audiences in order to achieve their communications and business objectives.
Staffing accounts exclusively with senior-level executives who have a minimum of 10 years of public relations experience, Weiss PR has developed a strong reputation for getting positive results for clients by using an integrated communications approach that includes media and influencer relations, social media, marketing services, and issues management — all anchored by strategic communications planning.
Weiss PR’s clients are concentrated in five industry sectors: commercial real estate (including architecture, construction, development, and engineering); employee benefits and healthcare; non-profits; professional services; and technology. In addition, the firm has extensive experience in crisis communications, including strategy development and rapid response implementation for both corporations and individuals.
In spite of its rapid growth and assignments throughout the U.S. and internationally (including clients in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Israel, and Iceland, and work throughout Europe and the Middle East), Weiss PR has stayed true to its vision to provide clients with ideas built on strategy — not egos — from a team of senior public relations professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service, great work, and measurable results.
WordWrite Communications LLC
611 William Penn Place, #501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412/246-0340, ext. 25
Paul Furiga, President & CEO
Jeremy Church, Partner & VP, Director of Results
Hollie Geitner, VP, Culture & Brand Ambassador
Brenda Furiga, VP, People, Policy and Profits
Every company has at least one great story to tell: its own. At WordWrite, we believe authentic stories move hearts and minds and inspire action. We uncover, develop and share your company’s capital “S” story to reveal why someone would want to partner with you, work for you or do business with you. It’s your most powerful marketing asset and is the difference between a transactional service versus securing a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with a customer or other stakeholders.
For nearly 20 years, our approach to public relations has proven to be unlike any other firm: it’s driven by a proprietary storytelling process and our unique 3P process — a 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.
Our clients include Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, HornetSecurity, Kennametal, Koppers Inc., McClintock & Associates, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, New Pig, PA Health and Wellness, Pfizer Inc., Robert Peirce & Associates, The Waterfront, VetAdvisor, Waldron Private Wealth, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
Zapwater Communications Inc.
118 North Peoria, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
1460 4th Street, Suite 306
Santa Monica, CA 90401
David Zapata, CEO and Founder
Mayra Bacik, CFO
Jenn Lake, Senior Vice President
Jennifer Barry, Managing Director
Stephanie Poquette, Vice President, Social Media and Influencer Programming
The Zapwater team at their annual ZapU professional development and team building event in Chicago. The all-day get-together covers topics from sparking creative thinking to team management.
Zapwater Communications, Inc. is an award-winning public relations agency specializing in consumer, hospitality, travel and lifestyle brands. Founded in 2005, Zapwater has grown into one of the premier creative communications firms in the United States.
With offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, Zapwater shares a culture that fosters creativity, quality, collaboration and enthusiasm. Long-standing client relationships and the determination to lead in a dynamically evolving industry distinguishes the agency’s work. Zapwater’s reach can be hyper-local, regional or national — our clients may need to connect with one, two or all three markets. We know how to adapt, to go broad, or to focus in. And our global partnerships and experience with international clients differentiates us and add a fresh perspective to all of our market outreach.
Current clients include Finnair, Privatefly, Skydeck Chicago, Greektown Chicago, Uptown United, West Town Chicago, National Tourism Office of Serbia, The Board of Tourism of La Paz, Tourisme Montréal, Travel Manitoba, Visit Finland, Casa Kimberly, Coco Collection, Coco Bodu Hithi, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Fairmont Mayakoba, Hilton Aruba Resort & Casino, Mount Cinnamon Grenada Resort, Ball Horticultural Company, Burpee Home Gardens, Tyson Innovation Lab, Wave Petunias, ¡Yappah!, [yellowtail] wines, Hotel Zachary, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Marriott Marquis Chicago, Pacifica Hotels, Swissôtel Chicago, The Kinney Slo, The Kinney Venice Beach, Angel City Brewery, Crustacean Beverly Hills, Fisk & Co., The Revel Group, Tre Rivali, Union League Club, Veggie Grill, Woven & Bound, Aven Tower, CIM Group, CMK Companies, Gallagher Way, Hickory Street Development, LA Closet Design, Merritt Woodwork, Sterling Bay, Advanced Clinicals, Block Thirty Seven, Brooklyn Boulders, Hollywood & Highland, Hook & Albert, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Oilixia Skincare, SmileCycle, The Perfit, UNIQLO and Winky Lux.