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

60 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10165


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

Employees: 30. 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 "every 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, Makovsky has agency partners in more than 30 countries and in 40 U.S. cities through IPREX, the second largest worldwide partnership of independent agencies, of which Makovsky is the founder.

Recent Accolades: Top Awards

•Observer: "The 50 Most Powerful PR Firms" Power 50:

•The Gramercy Institute: "Top 12 Agency in Financial Marketing for 2020"

•The Gramercy Institute: “Rising Star in Financial Marketing"

•Sabre Award: Northwest Hardwoods: Moving The Needle of U.S. Trade Policy for 2020

•Stevie Award Winner for 2019 (American Business Awards):

--PR Campaign of the Year - Environmental (Bronze for Vericool): "Disrupting a Category: Introducing Very Cool Sustainable Packaging Creating an Environmental Champion and Taking on the Polystyrene Industry"ť

--PR Campaign of the Year - Financial Services & Investor Relations (Bronze for UHY Advisors): "Accounting for the Influence of Social Media Marketing"

--Healthcare PR Campaign of the Year - Silver for Advanced Accelerator Applications (A Novartis Company): "The Cancer That Killed Steve Jobs: Educating Oncologists about a Rare Cancer"

Values Impact - Makovsky's internal values "transparency, respect, impact, resilience, commitment and intellectual depth" are about ensuring external value and realizing the firm's mission: To provide expert communications counsel and results informed by specialized thinking to maximize client success.

Kenneth D. Makovsky, chmn. + CEO; Cathy Fink, pres.; Doug Hesney, exec. VP; Bob Zeitlinger, sr. VP; Andrea Morgan, sr. VP; Michael Horth, dir. of finance; Leah Cox, chief human resources officer

Clients Include:

Advanced Accelerator Applications (Novartis)
Alterra Group
Aphena Pharma Solutions
Association for Computer Machinery
Baron Public Affairs LLC
Bracewell LLC
British Medical Journal (BMJ Group)
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
CW Financial Services LLC
DeerPath Capital Group
Ethics Suite LLC
Financial Architects Inc.
FTE Networks
Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics (GEO)
Hunt Military Communities
Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI)
Leaf Logistics, Inc.
Mazars USA
Monte Nido and Affiliates, LLC
Northwest Hardwoods, Inc.
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Russell Reynolds Associates
Sleep Number
Thornburg Investment Management
UHY Advisors
United Orthopedic Corporation
University of Hawaii -- Shidler School of Business
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
Velocity Technology Solutions
Xavient Information Systems

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