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Kivvit Ranked PR firm


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #2400, Chicago, IL 60654

312/664-0153; fax: 312/216-2636

[email protected]

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Public affairs & issues advocacy, strategic communications, media & public relations, digital strategy, research and data analytics, innovation, reputation management, stakeholder identification & engagement, executive positioning, message development, crisis & litigation communications, advertising, creative design & content. Employees: 100+.

Founded: 2002.

Agency Statement:

Kivvit is one of O’Dwyer’s top 20-ranked independent strategic communications and public affairs firms in the United States.

What sets Kivvit apart is our unique ability to integrate cutting-edge analytics to inform a full suite of strategic communications, creative content, and data-driven advertising capabilities. Our wide-ranging expertise and relentless focus on measurement enables us to achieve real outcomes and demonstrate business impact across sectors.

We take pride in operating as a one P & L firm, which has cultivated a truly collaborative team culture, a strong national client base, and integrated suite of capabilities. In addition to our core public affairs teams, about 40% of Kivvit professionals are specialists on one of our award-winning service teams, which maintain deep expertise in brand strategy, creative design, digital, and insights.

Kivvit achieved record business performance in 2021 and made significant investments to accelerate our evolution as the agency of the future and create a world class culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, diversity, and innovation.

Our success delivering on these priorities has earned Kivvit recognition as Campaigns & Elections magazine’s Public Affairs Firm of the Year in 2021 and 2020 and as one of PRovoke’s North America Agencies of the Year for the past 5 years.

Kivvit also leads O’Dwyer’s specialty rankings across multiple categories, including Energy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Health, Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility, Real Estate, Sports, and Transportation.

Client Sectors/Industries
Technology & Innovation
Non-Profits and CSR
Labor & Trade Associations
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Transportation & Infrastructure
Food & Beverage
Media & Entertainment
Real Estate
Financial Services
Regulated Industries


Bulldog PR Awards: Best Large Agency, 2020; Gold, Most Innovative Agency, 2020
Crain's New York: Top 100 Best Workplaces in New York City
O'Dwyers: No. 1 Nonprofits PR Firm; No. 2 Energy PR Firm; No. 2 Fastest-Growing PR Firm (among Top 25 firms); No. 3 Real Estate Finance & Development PR Firm; No. 3 Corporate Social Responsibility PR Firm; No. 4 Education PR Firm; No. 14 Largest Independent PR Firm in the United States
PRovoke: Top 5 Best PR Firms to Work For in North America, 2020
PRovoke Fast Movers List: No. 10 Fastest-Growing Firm in the United States; No. 6 Fastest-Growing Firms Globally with Over 30M in Revenue
PRovoke Sabre Awards: Digital PR Agency of the Year in North America, 2020; Top 5 Public Affairs Agency of the Year in North America, 2018, 2019, 2021
Reed Awards: 2021 Public Affairs Firm of the Year

PRovoke Sabre Awards: Superior Achievement in Research and Planning, 2020, 2021; Superior Achievement in Measurement and Evaluation 2021; Best Healthcare Provider Campaign 2021; Best Not-for-Profit Campaign 2021; Best Education/Cultural Institution Campaign, 2020; Public Affairs Campaign of the Year, 2019
Reed Awards: Best Cross-Channel Ad Campaign, 2020; Best Use of Data Analytics/Machine Learning, 2020; Best Use of Online Targeting, 2020; Best Use of Online Targeting for Statewide Campaign - Non-Federal, 2020
Pollie Awards: Ballot Initiative Best in Show 2021
PR News CSR & Diversity Awards: Best Media Relations Campaign 2021

Eric Sedler, founder & mng. partner; Maggie Moran, mng. partner; Zach Silber, CIO; Molly Scherrman, COO; Kent Holland, mng. dir., DC; Eric Herman, Sarah Hamilton, Maura Farrell, Sophie McCarthy, mng. dirs., IL; Laura Matos, Adam Steinberger, mng. dirs., NJ; Rich Bamberger, Tom Meara, Josh Vlasto, mng. dirs., NY

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #2400, Chicago, IL 60654
Catherine Turco, gen. mgr.

1100 G St. NW, #350, Washington, DC 20005
Molly Scherrman, COO

200 Varick St., #201, New York, NY 10014
Rachel Roseneck, deputy gen. mgr.

603 Mattison, 5th flr., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Laura Matos, gen. mgr.

3250 NE 1st Ave., #305, Miami, FL 33137
Kelly Penton-Chacon, gen. mgr.

Clients Include:

BlueCross BlueShield
Delta Airlines
General Dynamics
Motion Picture Assn.
New Jersey Dept. of Health
The Nature Conservancy
State University of New York
United States Olympic Committee
University of Chicago

Kivvit in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Feistier White House Twitter Account Gains Attention

Fri., Sep. 9, 2022

...House can do it, so can we.” *** Ben Meyerson is a brand strategy principal at Kivvit where he advises non-profits, state and local governments, and companies on their brand identity,...

Kivvit Vet Matos Goes to Mad Global Strategy Group

Wed., Apr. 27, 2022

... Laura Matos Kivvit veteran Laura Matos has joined Mad Global Strategy Group as a partner at the...

PR Firms Report Robust 29.7% Growth in '21

Fri., Mar. 25, 2022 sports and entertainment from BCW and Megan Hueter to the digital practice from Endeavor. Kivvit Attracts New Talent Zach Silber ...

Kivvit Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Addition of MDs

Fri., Feb. 4, 2022

... Kivvit has bolstered its executive ranks with the addition of four managing directors as the...

How Data Tell the Real Crisis Story

Thu., Jan. 20, 2022

...and that certain responses will only direct more attention to an event. That's why at Kivvit we use these steps and more to provide clients with Impact Forecasts, a data-driven...

PR Rebounded in ’21 From Chaos of Pandemic ’20

Thu., Dec. 30, 2021 disgraced and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, leave their managing director jobs at Kivvit . They were members of the governor’s “inner circle” of advisors that worked to fend...

Brunswick Group's Anderson Joins AbMac

Mon., Nov. 1, 2021

...measurable results.” Prior to Brunswick, Anderson held posts at Zeno Group (director of paid media), Kivvit (principal of digital strategy) and APCO Worldwide (senior associate director of digital strategy). He has...

Comms Are Key to Advancing Clean Energy 

Fri., Oct. 29, 2021

...policy.   *** Rachel Roseneck is a Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellow and Associate Director at Kivvit ....

Ex-Cuomo Aides Exit Kivvit

Tue., Aug. 17, 2021

...and departing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, have left their managing director jobs at Kivvit . “We agreed to amicably part ways,” they told the New York Post in a joint...

Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

...during the pandemic and adapted communications programs that generated more than $10M in new revenues.  Kivvit Increases Headcount  Molly Scherrman ...

Kivvit Snags Jersey Gov’s Digital Guru Gabel

Fri., Jan. 29, 2021

... Pearl Gabel Kivvit has hired Pearl Gabel, Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s digital maven, as director of brand...

The Five Best Coronavirus PSAs of 2020

Wed., Jan. 13, 2021

...PSAs successfully broke through the clutter of mainstream advertising. As the chief brand strategist at Kivvit , I have worked over the past seven months to help our clients effectively communicate...

Recapping 2020 in the World of PR

Thu., Dec. 31, 2020

...for acting as a “resistance unit” to Trump. Former New York Governor David Paterson joins Kivvit , the PA and strategic communications shop. Paterson said he worked with lots of PA...

Report Slams ‘Polluted PR’

Fri., Dec. 18, 2020

...Climate Action,” released Dec. 18, Clean Creatives cites FleishmanHillard, Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Brunswick Group, Kivvit , BCW, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Ketchum, FTI Consulting and Singer & Associates among firms having ties...

Ex-NY Governor Paterson Joins Kivvit

Wed., Sep. 30, 2020

... David Paterson Former New York governor David Paterson has joined Kivvit , the PA and strategic communications shop. The Democratic politico will provide strategic counsel and help...

On the Move: Vonage Calls On Corso to Lead Marketing

Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

...Chicago mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. Before that, she was a public affairs associate at Kivvit . “Her work ethic, experience managing high profile public crises and deep understanding of civic...

On the Move: Kivvit Ups Cassandra Hoch 

Tue., Jul. 21, 2020

... Cassandra Hoch Kivvit  ups Cassandra Hoch to general manager following Justine Sessions’ exit for Cigna, where  she is now director of external...

Edelman, Finn, APCO, Kivvit, Lambert Top Education Rankings

Thu., Apr. 30, 2020

... Edelman, Finn Partners, APCO Worldwide, Kivvit and Lambert are the Top 5 firms in the education category, a new specialty...

Top 10 Healthcare Firms Post 14.3% Gain

Tue., Apr. 21, 2020

...its expertise in engaging that community about important health care, wellness and family life issues. Kivvit Jumps Up 12 Notches on List ...

Independent PR Firms Grew 7.7% in ’19

Mon., Apr. 13, 2020

...fee income and a 5.6 percent uptick in staff to 12,420. Rankings Stories: Edelman, Finn, APCO, Kivvit , Lambert Top Education RankingsApr. 30 Tech Gains Ground Amid Challenging TimesApr. 23 Top 10 Financial Firms...

COVID-19 Hikes Digital Consumption But Usage Trends Remain The Same

Mon., Mar. 23, 2020

...latest news. Online news readership has soared 70 percent compared to one month ago, a Kivvit analysis of U.S. news publisher data found. We also learned that newsreaders are spending...

Cuomo Press Aide Collins Moves to MTA

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019 Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo, as chief communications officer. Collins joins the MTA from Kivvit , where she was a director, advising Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, not-for-profits and governments on...

Kivvit Reps Landlords in Rent Reform Fight

Fri., May 24, 2019

... Rich Bamberger Kivvit is representing the Alliance for Rental Excellence NY, a group backed by landlords and...

On the Move: Marino Adds Sam Goldstein; Zapwater Hit with Promotion Wave; Alorica Names Colson Hillier CMO

Wed., May 22, 2019

...Community Services, a senior housing and social service organization, and was a principal at Kivvit Public Affairs. “Sam will be a tremendous asset in helping to grow the agency’s...

Kivvit Works on Williams' NYC Gas Pipeline

Fri., May 17, 2019

... Tulsa's Williams Cos. uses Kivvit , which has close ties with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to win support for...

On the Move: Hamilton Place Hires Bryan DeAngelis, Stephanie Walstrom; F|W|V Recruits Cary Cox; Taft Communs. Ups Connie Ludwin

Thu., Apr. 25, 2019

...Strategies has hired Bryan DeAngelis as a managing director and Stephanie Walstrom as a director. DeAngelis comes to HPS from Kivvit , where he most recently served as senior director. From 2008 to 2011, he was...

Miami Comms Director Moves to Kivvit

Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

... Eugene Ramirez Eugene Ramirez, the city of Miami’s communications director, has moved to Kivvit , where he’s been named director of that Chicago-based public affairs shop’s Miami office. Ramirez’s post...

Adelson Rolls Dice with Kivvit for NYC Casino

Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

... Sheldon Adelson Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is using Democratic-leaning Kivvit public affairs shop in his long-shot effort to build a casino in New York...

People on the Move

Mon., Jun. 11, 2018

... Andy Oare Kivvit  has hired Andy Oare as senior digital director. Oare comes to ...

Kivvit Expands Team With Two Hires from Obama Administration

Thu., Dec. 3, 2015

... Kivvit on Wednesday announced two hires for the Washington, D.C.-based PR agency specializing in public...

How to Save a GOP Brand in Crisis

Tue., Oct. 20, 2015

...their majorities and electoral success will be short-lived.* * *  Bryan DeAngelis is Director at Kivvit . He can be reached at [email protected]; Follow him on Twitter,@bdeangelis82...

ASGK, M Public Affairs Become Kivvit

Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

...Axelrod, has merged with its New Jersey-based sibling M Public Affairs under the name Kivvit . Sedler said his firm, which backed M PA founder and campaign strategist Maggie Moran (pictured...

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