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Ruder Finn Inc. Ranked PR firm

Ruder Finn Inc.

425 E. 53rd St., New York, NY 10022

212/593-6400; fax: 212/593-6397

[email protected]
Public Relations: corporate reputation and media counsel, healthcare communications, content creation, C-suite thought leadership, business transformation, stakeholder engagement, financial communications, crisis and issues management, employee engagement, technology communications, digital and interactive, social media, research and analytics, community building and experiential marketing.

Employees: 1140. Founded: 1948.

Agency Statement:

Ruder Finn is one of the world's largest independent global communications and creative agencies. Founded in 1948, Ruder Finn has defined and redefined PR for nearly 75 years, shaping communications that help move industry-defining brands, companies and leaders from what's now to what's next. Ruder Finn provides clients with bold communications strategies based on a global perspective and localized market knowledge that redefine leadership, reimagine the marketplace, and rethink customer experiences around a shared sense of purpose.

The agency is organized around five core areas of expertise: "Healthcare, Technology, Commerce, Leadership and Workplace" with RF.Studios and tech incubator RF.TechLab providing cutting-edge predictive analytics, breakthrough creative, and customer-focused digital engagement. Ruder Finn has offices across 3 continents including the U.S., Asia and Europe. Wholly owned agencies within Ruder Finn Group include: Ruder Finn Inc., Osmosis Films, Touchdown, Peppercomm, Comunicad, Mantis, RLA Collective, jacobstahl, RF Bloom, and SPI Group. For more information visit

Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO; Peggy Walsh, global COO; Michael Schubert, CIO; Christie Anbar, mng. dir., healthcare; Elan Shou, global chief growth officer; mng. dir., Asia Pacific & greater China; Nick Leonard, mng. dir., UK; Atul Sharma, mng. dir., India; Tejas Totade, chief technology officer; Rachel Spielman, exec. VP, RF Marketing; John Nolan, exec. VP, RFX; Monica Marshall, exec. VP, global lead, RF Relate; Laura Ryan, exec. VP, corp. comms.; Keith Hughes, exec. VP, head of strategic planning; Maryam Ayromlou, exec. VP, corp. comms.; Julie Matic, exec. VP, digital & social media; Katherine Hardin, sr. VP, corp. comms.; Chris Montemurro, exec. VP, healthcare; James Lawler, Osmosis Films; Alyson O'Mahoney, RLA Collective; James Koppenal, SPI Group; Sandra Stahl, jacobstahl; Jeremy Jacob, jacobstahl; Eleanor Willock, mng. dir., Mantis PR; Keith Bloomgarden, head of opers.; Gloria Rodriguez, CEO and founder, Comunicad; Steve Cody, CEO and founder, Peppercomm; James Carter, CEO and founder, Touchdown.

U.S. Office
Ruder Finn New York:
Rachel Spielman, exec. VP, RF Mktg.
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UK Office
Nick Leonard, mng. dir., UK
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Greater China Office
Elan Shou, global chief growth officer; mng. dir., Asia Pacific & greater China
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India Office
Atul Sharma, mng. dir., Asia
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Hong Kong Office
Charles Lankester, exec. VP, global reputation and risk management
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Singapore Office
Brian Witte, VP, deputy gen. mgr., Singapore
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Malaysia Office
Adeline Phu, gen. mgr., Malaysia
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Clients Include:

Estée Lauder
Mercedes Benz
Moet Hennessy Diageo

Ruder Finn Inc. in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Dentons, FTI Alum Cholis Moves to Brunswick

Fri., Feb. 16, 2024

...related issues. Earlier, Cholis was senior VP and co-head of the corporate advisory group at Ruder Finn , and managing associate at Chlopak Leonard Schechter & Assocs....

Beyond Keywords: The Influence of Generative AI on SEO and Content Discovery

Mon., Feb. 12, 2024

...visibility and attention amid the content overload! *** Tejas Totade is the Chief Technology Officer at Ruder Finn and spearheads rf.TechLab—the agency’s in-house emerging technologies, SEO, and analytics incubator....

On the Move: Burson Puts Management Team in Place

Wed., Feb. 7, 2024

...Dodge as SVP and general manager of its Boston headquarters. Dodge comes to LHS from Ruder Finn , where she was a VP. She has also worked at Salutem, JPA Health, Weber...

Leading Through Uncertainty

Tue., Dec. 12, 2023

...other, and regardless of their organization’s size. So says Trish Nicolas, EVP of RF Engage, Ruder Finn 's Global Center of Excellence for Strategic Internal Communications and Engagement. She should know, because...

On the Move: Uncapped Communications Ups Canale

Tue., Nov. 28, 2023

...she was SVP, health practice director at Makovsky and VP, strategy & engagement at Ruder Finn . In her new role, Canale will be responsible for driving growth and working with...

From Imposter Syndrome to Inspiring Leadership

Tue., Nov. 7, 2023

...Rodgers, with whom I spent ten formative years at the Rogers Group (later Rogers Ruder Finn ). Ron was not only smart and strategic but also radiated pure joy for our...

Laughter Drives Effective Leadership

Mon., Oct. 16, 2023

...came to be. Steve, after many years as an independent firm, you sold Peppercomm to Ruder Finn . How did you use humor to get through any pitfalls of merging, and how...

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Acquires Pandan Social

Fri., Oct. 6, 2023

... Ruder Finn acquires Pandan Social, a digital marketing agency based in Malaysia and serving the Asia...

On the Move: Brunswick Group Snags PwC's Karaki

Tue., Oct. 3, 2023

...Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Waterman worked at agencies including Ketchum, Hyde Park Communications and Ruder Finn , in addition to serving as a VP at Zeno Group and Levick. He has...

News of Firms: Karbo Communications Launches AI Practice

Tue., Sep. 19, 2023

...deliver new customers, partners, funding and staff,” said Karbo Communications CEO and founder Julie Karbo. Ruder Finn unveils rf.engage, its global center of excellence for strategic internal communications and engagement. The...

Seven Tips for Success at CES 2024

Mon., Sep. 18, 2023

...time, hope to see you in Las Vegas! *** Chip Scarinzi is head of technology at Ruder Finn . ...

On the Move: Magrino Brings Back Ogushwitz

Thu., Aug. 3, 2023

...American Society of Association Executives, most recently as CMO. He was previously with ICF International, Ruder Finn , Marriott International, and Ogilvy and Mather Advertising. In his new role, Lee will call upon...

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Launches RF Studio 53

Tue., Aug. 1, 2023

... Ruder Finn launches RF Studio 53, which the firm says will “create at the intersection of...

Biden Rolls the PR Dice

Wed., Jun. 28, 2023 since the pandemic and the lowest inflation rate. Take a bow, Joe. Happy birthday to Ruder Finn , which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. CEO Kathy Bloomgarden is enjoying the landmark year in...

Accounts in Transit: Ruder Finn Adds Neo4j

Thu., Apr. 27, 2023

... Ruder Finn signs on as North American agency of record for Neo4j, a native graph database and...

Ruder Finn Takes on China's Top Semiconductor Co.

Fri., Apr. 21, 2023

... Ruder Finn has inked a one-year agreement to provide US PR support for China’s Yangtze Memory...

Tech Guru Benecke Takes McKinsey Post

Tue., Apr. 18, 2023

...who co-founded Zeno Group, also served as president of Cognito US, chief growth officer at Ruder Finn , global tech chair at Burson-Marsteller and executive VP at Text 100. Since September, he has...

Health PR Firms Post 24.8% '22 Growth

Thu., Apr. 6, 2023

...the wider healthcare sector will be underpinning a number of new product offerings in 2023.”  Ruder Finn Pushes Boundaries to Drive Change Christie Anbar ...

PR Firms Chart 18.2% Growth In '22

Mon., Mar. 27, 2023

...and 2024 as capital markets activity normalizes,” said Ryan. RF’s Momentum Carries into 75th Anniversary Year Ruder Finn is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year following a robust performance in 2022 as...

On the Move: Clyde Group Hires Kaiser as Creative, Digital SVP

Fri., Mar. 17, 2023

...clients as Snapchat, Criteo and Alibaba. She previously led marketing and communications efforts at Ruder Finn , Cohn & Wolfe (now BCW), and Huge. In her new post, Kelley will oversee all...

On the Move: Ruder Finn Ups Sharma to India CEO

Tue., Mar. 14, 2023

... Atul Sharma Ruder Finn promotes Atul Sharma to CEO of ...

Consumers Want to be Heard by Companies

Tue., Feb. 14, 2023

...conclusion of “Collaboration & Consensus: Do Consumers Feel Heard?”, a new survey conducted by Ruder Finn . More than four in ten of the survey respondents (43 percent) said that as long...

H+K's Scarinzi Takes RF Tech Post

Mon., Jan. 30, 2023

... Chip Scarzini Ruder Finn has hired Chip Scarinzi, who was Hill+Knowton’s US deputy technology lead for the past...

Ruder Finn Handles PR for Futurewei

Wed., Jan. 18, 2023

... Ruder Finn has agreed to provide strategic communications support for Futurewei Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary...

Good Riddance 2022

Wed., Dec. 28, 2022

...where he had been chief communications and public affairs officer since 2012 Kathy Bloomgarden, Steve Cody Ruder Finn acquires Peppercomm, a firm that reported $9.2M in 2021 fee income for the 58th...

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Expands DC Footprint

Wed., Dec. 21, 2022

... Ruder Finn expands its presence in the Washington, DC metro area with a new office that houses more...

Ruder Finn Scores Touchdown

Mon., Nov. 7, 2022

... Ruder Finn has acquired Touchdown, a 65-member technology PR shop based in Austin. Touchdown has offices in...

Awards: WICI Matrix Awards on Oct. 26

Fri., Oct. 21, 2022

...professor of public communication, American University; Gloria Rodriguez, president and CEO, RF Comunicad; EVP, Ruder Finn Group; and Anne Woodbury, CEO and Founder, CURA Strategies. The award will be presented...

Accounts in Transit: Ruder Finn to Handle 2023 Gay Games

Thu., Oct. 20, 2022

... Ruder Finn Interactive Asia is named the official marketing partner for the 11th Gay Games, which...

Ruder Finn Tabs Tilton for Healthcare Post

Tue., Aug. 16, 2022

... Jon Tilton Jon Tilton joins Ruder Finn ’s executive leadership team as head, digital and social for healthcare as the agency expands...

Moderna Consolidates PR at DXTRA Health

Tue., Jun. 14, 2022

...the June 13 DXTRA Health announcement.  “We used FTI for corporate global media relations and Ruder Finn for disease awareness work,” said Cronin, who headed Ogilvy Health before joining Moderna a...

Hughes Exits Imre for Ruder Finn

Wed., May 11, 2022

... Lindsay Hughes Lindsay Hughes has joined Ruder Finn as executive VP of its New York healthcare practice. She spent 17 years at imre,...

Ruder Finn Acquires Comunicad

Mon., May 9, 2022

... Ruder Finn has acquired Comunicad LLC, an Arlington, VA-based multicultural shop that has served clients such...

Ruder Finn Acquires Peppercomm

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022

... Kathy Bloomgarden, Steve Cody Ruder Finn has acquired Peppercomm, a firm that reported $9.2M in 2021 fee income for the...

Technology PR Firms Registered 'Hyper-Growth' in '21

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022 at #6. PAN Communications, whose net fees held steady at $19.9 million, was #10. Ruder Finn , which did not break out its tech numbers last year, came in #8 with...

Healthcare PR Firms Enjoy 47% Growth in '21

Tue., Mar. 29, 2022

...the Marfan Foundation, No More, Hip Hop Public Health, and the International Well Building Institute. Ruder Finn Focuses on the 'Digital-First Health Consumer' Christie Anbar ...

PR Firms Report Robust 29.7% Growth in '21

Fri., Mar. 25, 2022

...the greatest health challenges facing society," said Narayanan in releasing Real Chemistry's 2021 financial results. Ruder Finn Gauges "What's Next" Kathy Bloomgarden ...

Wellstar's Nicolas Opts for SPI Group

Tue., Mar. 15, 2022

...Nicolas, who was executive director of PR at Georgia’s Wellstar Health System, has joined Ruder Finn ’s SPI Group strategic communications/digital solutions shop as executive VP, communications strategy and editorial. Based in...

Precision Adds Consumer Marketing Pro Williams

Thu., Mar. 3, 2022

...International and head of communications & PR for Swatch Group US. Williams also worked at Ruder Finn , Edelman and Marina Maher Communications....

PR Can Tackle Perception of NYC Crime Out of Control

Wed., Feb. 2, 2022

...BCW CEO; Peter Finn, Finn Partners CEO; Philippe Krakowsky, CEO of Interpublic; Kathy Bloomgarden, Ruder Finn ; Matthew Hiltzik, CEO of Hiltzik Strategies, and Steven Rubenstein, CEO of Rubenstein Communications. Released Jan....

PR Rebounded in ’21 From Chaos of Pandemic ’20

Thu., Dec. 30, 2021

...unveiled in early 2022. David Finn David Finn, a founding father of modern PR who launched Ruder Finn in 1948 with Bill Ruder, dies at 100. As RF chairman and CEO for...

Ruder Finn Names Harb US Design Director

Mon., Nov. 29, 2021

... Krystel Harb Ruder Finn has hired Krystel Harb, who has about 15 years of design experience, as US...

Can You Mandate Better Health?

Mon., Oct. 25, 2021

...overload of dark news and a pandemic that seems to extend forever. And yet, Ruder Finn 's recent FutureThink Index found that as a society, we remain mostly positive about our...

David Finn Dies at 100

Tue., Oct. 19, 2021

... David Finn David Finn, a founding father of modern PR who launched Ruder Finn in 1948 with Bill Ruder, has died. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug....

Leung Takes Teneo Post

Tue., Oct. 12, 2021 Hong Kong.  She has worked in Hong Kong for Golin (executive VP-corporate & PA), Ruder Finn (deputy gm) and APCO Worldwide (senior consultant). Most recently, Leung was communications director at the...

Ruder Finn Acquires UK's Mantis

Mon., Oct. 4, 2021

... Ruder Finn has acquired Mantis, a British medtech company that targets companies operating in the public...

On the Move: Precision Hires White House Staffer Kemp

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

...programs for consumer technology companies. Before Ogilvy, she was a group vice president at Ruder Finn , and she has also held several roles at WE Communications. At Inkhouse she will...

On the Move: Finsbury Glover Hering Hires Kaiser Permanente's Weier

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

...was previously a partner at HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications. He has also worked at Ruder Finn , Hill+Knowlton Strategies and PainePR. At Powerhouse, Twer oversees such client-service functions as strategic counsel,...

RF Finds Americans Bullish on Future

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

...Despite the difficulties and challenges of the past year, a new report from Ruder Finn finds that many Americans have a positive view of the past 12 months, and...

David Finn Celebrates 100th Birthday

Tue., Aug. 31, 2021

... David Finn PR legend David Finn, who co-founded Ruder Finn with Bill Ruder more than 70 years ago, celebrated his 100th birthday on August...

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