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Development Counsellors International (DCI)
215 Park Ave. South, Suite 1403,
Employees: 85. Founded: 1960.
One Agency. Three Specialized Practice Areas. Development Counsellors International (DCI) focuses exclusively on economic development, talent attraction, and tourism marketing for places around the world. We bring practical knowledge of how to funnel a positive travel experience into the pipeline to advance talent recruiting and lure future business investment and development. DCI has offices in the U.S. and Canada, and is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide, a network of 46 agencies in 29 countries.
Karyl Leigh Barnes, pres./tourism practice; Julie Curtin, pres./economic dev. practice; Daniella Middleton, partner; Susan Brake, partner
Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Belize Tourism Board
Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
Explore St. Louis
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Florida Power & Light
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Invest Puerto Rico
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
Select Greater Philadelphia
The Site Selectors Guild
Visit San Antonio
Wake County Economic Development
Development Counsellors International (DCI) in the news with O'Dwyer's:
Development Counsellors Touts Israeli Tourism
Tue., Apr. 25, 2023...
The Israel Ministry of Tourism has hired Development Counsellors International to bolster the country’s profile as a tourist destination.
Israel, which celebrates its 75th...
On the Move: Nike Promotes Wilkins to CCO
Thu., Apr. 6, 2023...within direct-to-consumer finance—made her the perfect fit,” said Yieldstreet founder and CEO Milind Mehere.
Development Counsellors International appoints Pamela Laite as director of business events. Laite has been with the DCI...
News of Firms: Wunderlich Kaplan to Open in Riyadh
Thu., Feb. 9, 2023...thrilled to expand our agency's presence in the country,” WKC chief executive officer Gwen Wunderlich.
Development Counsellors International launches C Studios, a sister agency that is a collaboration with Belfast-based OCO Global. Based...
On the Move: Corcoran Quits Real Chemistry for BCW
Thu., Mar. 31, 2022...to the firm and complements the depth and expertise we currently have," said Walek.
Development Counsellors International promotes Katherine Saunders to executive vice president, client strategy. Saunders most recently served...
On the Move: H+K Puts Abhishek Gulyani in Charge of India
Mon., May 18, 2020...while building H+K India’s client base and introducing new offerings from the global network.
Development Counsellors International has promoted Daniella Middleton to senior vice president of its tourism practice. Middleton has been...
People: Golin Ups Carrie von der Sitt to Head of Growth
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019...an active role in identifying, pursuing and leading new and organic business development opportunities.
Development Counsellors International has promoted Katherine Saunders to senior vice president from vice president, economic development....
People on the Move
Tue., May 1, 2018...her,” said Joel Johnson, managing director and head of GPG’s Government Relations division.
Dariel Y. Curren
Development Counsellors International has promoted Dariel Y. Curren to executive vice president. Curren joined DCI in...
People on the Move
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018...this evolution and how to address these challenges to deliver the best results possible.”
Development Counsellors International has named Julie Curtin president, economic development and Karyl Leigh Barnes president, tourism. Both are partners and previously...
DCI Elevates Duncan to VP
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017...
Travel and economic development PR powerhouse Development Counsellors International has promoted Steve Duncan to the role of vice president in the agency’s...
Barbados Brings on DCI
Thu., Jun. 8, 2017...Travel and economic development PR powerhouse Development Counsellors International has been named North American PR agency of record for Barbados Tourism Marketing...
PRSA Counselors Academy Speakers Post Content
Thu., May 11, 2017...purpose,” saying it was “the most powerful thing she had ever done.”--Julie Curtin of Development Counsellors described career tracks for PR firms.
The program had more than 40 speakers. Attendance was...
Weill Reps Denmark DOT
Fri., May 5, 2017...and length of the contract were not disclosed.
Visit Denmark has held PR pacts with Development Counsellors International, The Dilenschneider Group and M Booth & Associates....
Turner Expands to Miami
Thu., Mar. 9, 2017...bilingual service capabilities.
Kazi came to Turner from economic development and travel PR agency Development Counsellors International, which she joined in 2010 and served as vice president, and handled tourism...
Bamford Leads DCI Toronto Outpost
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016...
Travel and economic development PR powerhouse Development Counsellors International has hired Michelle Bamford to lead its Toronto office.
Bamford joins DCI from the Walt...
DCI Drafts Lee for VP
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016...Economic development and travel PR agency Development Counsellors International has promoted Judy Lee to the role of vice president.
Lee, who joined...
DCI Handles Hangzhou Tourism
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016...body overseeing tourism for the city of Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province, has named Development Counsellors International agency of record for the purpose of positioning that city as a tourism...
New Mexico Reviews Tourism PR
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015...RFP.
The state last reviewed the account in 2012. Tucker & Associates is the incumbent and Development Counsellors International has previously worked with the state.
Budget is set at $100K.
Proposals are due Nov....
DCI Founder Ted Levine Dies at 88
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015...Ted Levine, founder of travel and economic development PR powerhouse Development Counsellors International, died Aug. 6. He was 88.
The New York native was director of PR...
California Tourism Seeks Social Media AOR
Wed., May 27, 2015...six social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo, etc.) on a global scale of 11 countries.
Development Counsellors International handles Visit California's domestic PR account, which is under review. The state claims...
Holland Hands Investment PR Pact to DCI
Tue., May 5, 2015...The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency has signed Development Counsellors International to a three-year integrated marketing program worth $25K per-month.
The New York-based firm will...
PR Firm Speciality Rankings Published
Wed., Mar. 11, 2015...Economic Development1. Edelman, New York, NY - $21,629,3462. Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, FL - $9,600,0003. Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI), New York, NY - $9,079,895
O'Dwyer's published its overall PR firm rankings on...
Ketchum, Tourism Australia Top Adrian Awards
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015...Current Lifestyle MarketingMarriott Marquis Washington, D.C. - Laura Davidson PRMCA Namibia/Namibia Tourism Board - Development Counsellors Int'lPremier Rail Collection - Lou Hammond & AssociatesThe Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism -...
Visit California Opens PR Review
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015...of tourism PR experience and show "financial viability for maintaining an account of this size."
Development Counsellors International is the incumbent.
Firms must submit an intent to bid by Feb. 27. Proposals...
DCI Bags Chile Tourism
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014... Development Counsellors International is the new agency of record for Chile Tourism for here and Canada...
Ketchum Sings Praises of Ecuador
Fri., Apr. 4, 2014...Coast.
Porter Novelli is promoting the “All You Need is Ecuador” advertising/marketing campaign launched last month. Development Counsellors International ended its Ecuador tourism work on April 2....
Ecuador Launches PR Offensive in Wake of Snowden Offer
Tue., Jul. 16, 2013...Booz Allen Hamilton infrastructure specialist who remains holed up in Moscow's airport.
Meanwhile, Andy Levine’s Development Counsellors International shop in New York has a pre-Snowden pact with Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism.
DCI Leads Albuquerque Biz Push
Fri., May 10, 2013...Albuquerque has brought in Development Counsellors International to kick off the initial PR phase of a national economic development push...
PR Firms, Large and Small, Grew in 2012
Mon., Mar. 11, 2013...16% to $12M; Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, up 17.7% to $12.3M; Merritt Group, Reston, up 28.8% to $9.2M; Development Counsellors Int’l, New York, up 19% to $8.6M, and Matter Communications, Newburyport, Mass., up 21% to...