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Founding member of IPREX, the world's second largest partnership 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 partnership of independent agencies, of which it is the founder.

Accolades - In 2019, Makovsky won 15+ firm, people and campaign awards including Observer “PR Power List” — Ranked #27.

2019 Accolades: 10 Top Awards

•Observer: “The 50 Most Powerful PR Firms” (#27)
Power 50:
•Observer: “Rising Star”
•The Gramercy Institute: “Top 12 Agency in Financial Marketing for 2020”
•The Gramercy Institute: “Rising Star in Financial Marketing”
•Stevie Award Winner for 2019 (ABA):
•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”
•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 – 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, exec. VPs; Lee Davies, Dawn Fallon, Andrea Morgan, Loretta Prencipe, sr. VPs; Leah Cox, chief human rels. officer

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

Clients Include:

Association for Computer Machinery
Advanced Accelerator Applications (Novartis)
A.T. Kearney
Bracewell LLC
British Medical Journal (BMJ Group)
Cadman Capital Group
CW Financial Services LLC
Daroga Power
DeerPath Capital Group
EOS Climate
Ethics Suite LLC
Federated Securities Corp.
Financial Architects Inc.
FTE Networks
GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Greenlight Planet
Greif, Inc.
Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
Hunt Military Communities
JED Foundation
Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI)
Mazars USA
McLarty Capital
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Prolong Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
QSpex Technologies
Russell Reynolds Associates
Sleep Number
Specialty Coffee Association
Synechron, Inc.
Thornburg Investment Management
UHY Advisors
United Orthopedic Corporation
University of Hawaii – Shidler School of Business
Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Velocity Technology Solutions
Venable LLP
Xavient Information Systems

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