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Founding member of IPREX, the world's second largest corporation of global independent agencies.

228 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017


Divisions in financial + professional services, health, energy, manufacturing + sustainability, digital + innovation, consumer, and technology.

Employees: 50. Founded: 1979.

Agency Statement:

Makovsky, founded 40 years ago, has become one of the nation’s leading global independent integrated communications consultancies by adhering to its original vision: that specialization in key areas is the best way to build reputation, sales and fair valuation for the client. Our competitive edge is reflected in our brand energy line: “The Power of Specialized Thinking.” Our future forward legend is “Thinking Ahead”.

Quality Commitment - Tracking over the past five years, 90% of Makovsky clients rate the firm as “very good” to “exceptional.” To ensure client delight, an independent “Quality Assurance” expert checks in twice a year with clients. To further drive client satisfaction, the heads of each of the company’s specialty practices are active in day-to-day client service. The firm’s “One P&L” philosophy enables the firm to deploy the right talent at the right time to further the clients’ business goals.

Global - Headquartered in New York with an owned office in Washington, D.C., Makovsky has agency partners in more than 30 countries and in 40 U.S. cities through IPREX, the second largest worldwide corporation of independent agencies, of which it is the founder.

Accolades - In 2018, Makovsky won 15+ firm, people and campaign awards including NY Observer “PR Power List — Ranked #29”,“Midsize Agency of the Year” by Bulldog Stars of PR, American Business Awards' “Agency Professional of the Year”, “PR Agency of the Year”, “Company of the Year in Marketing, Advertising and PR”, and “HR Executive of the Year”, as well as multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies.

Values Impact - Makovsky’s internal values – innovation, initiation, communication, collaboration, motivation and education – are about ensuring external value and realizing the firm’s mission: smart people working in harmony to help our clients and the agency win.

Kenneth D. Makovsky, CEO + president; Doug Hesney, Michael Kaczmarski, Stacey Wachtfogel, exec. VPs; Lee Davies, Dawn Fallon, Andrea Morgan, Loretta Prencipe, sr. VPs

1775 I St., NW, #1150, Washington, DC 20006

Clients Include:

Advanced Accelerator Applications (Novartis)
A.T. Kearney
BMJ Group
Clock.In LLC
Corporate Resource Services (CRS)
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
CW Financial Services LLC
Duchesnay USA
EOS Climate
Federated Securities Corp.
Fortistar LLC
GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Greif, Inc.
HP Inc.
Hannon Armstrong
Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
JED Foundation
J. G. Wentworth Company
McLarty Capital
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
PepsiCo, Inc.
Prolong Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Publicis Healthcare Comm. GRP
QSpex Technologies
Russell Reynolds Associates
Sleep Number
Synechron, Inc.
Thornburg Investment Management
University of Hawaii – Shidler School of Business
Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Velocity Technology Solutions
Venable LLP
Western Union
Xavient Information Systems

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