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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]

Latest Kivvit News & Updates:
Strategic communications, message development, stakeholder engagement, media relations, executive positioning, rapid response, campaign management, brand & creative development, traditional & digital advertising, paid & social media strategy, campaign measurement & optimization. Employees: 120+. Founded: 2002.

Agency Statement:

The major issues of today — social impact, ESG, DE&I, stakeholder capitalism, market volatility, influencer activists, misinformation, political polarization, and employee empowerment — challenge organizations in new ways. To communicate. To adapt. To embrace the future.

Kivvit is a full-service strategic communications firm built to help organizations meet this moment and navigate their most complex issues. We identify, shape, and amplify ideas and issues to move critical audiences.

We are over 120 professionals across multiple geographies working together as one team to serve Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, advocacy groups, public agencies, and institutions.

Our foundation in politics, government, media, and civic advocacy, our experience in high stakes issues, and our data-driven ethos combine to give our clients the insights to drive results.

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 is also featured in O’Dwyer’s specialty rankings across multiple categories, including Energy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Health, Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility, Real Estate, Sports, and Travel.

Client Sectors/Industries:
Education / Energy & Sustainability / Real Estate, Infrastructure & Land Use / Non-Profit Organizations & Institutions / Social Impact & ESG / Health & Life Sciences / Transportation / Sports / Travel & Tourism / Entertainment / Financial Services / Technology & Innovation / Media / Food & Beverage

Awards (Agency):
Bulldog PR Awards: Best Large Agency, 2020; Most Innovative Agency, 2020, 2022
O'Dwyers: No. 15 Nonprofits PR Firm; No. 3 Energy PR Firm; No. 8 Real Estate Finance & Development PR Firm; No. 3 Corporate Social Responsibility PR Firm; No. 4 Education PR Firm; No. 18 Largest Independent PR Firm in the United States
PRovoke: Top 5 North American Public Affairs & Digital Agency of the Year, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Campaigns & Elections Reed Awards: Public Affairs Firm of the Year, 2020, 2021, 2022
PR News: Elite 100 Most Innovative PR Agencies, 2021, 2022

Awards (Campaign):
PRovoke: North American Company of the Year, 2022; North America Best in Show, 2022; Top 40 Global Campaign, 2021, 2022
Reed Awards: Best Public Affairs Campaign, 2022

Eric Sedler, founder & CEO; Molly Scherrman, COO; Zach Silber, CSO; Adam Steinberger, Annie Lydgate, Arielle Goren, Eric Herman, Jalisa Washington-Price, Kent Holland, Maura Farrell, Megan Cryan, Michael Ford, Robin Rosenbaum, Sarah Hamilton, Sophie McCarthy, Terri Sanders, Tom Meara, mng. dirs.

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #2400, Chicago, IL 60654
Jeanne Ready, gen. mgr.

1100 G St. NW, #350, Washington, DC 20005
Myya Passmore, gen. mgr.

200 Varick St., #201, New York, NY 10014
Pakhi Kane, gen. mgr.

603 Mattison, 5th flr., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Chris Donnelly, gen. mgr.

3250 NE 1st Ave., #305, Miami, FL 33137
María Cristina Chicuen, gen. mgr.

Clients Include:

Asian American Federation
Fast Company, Inc.
Google, Inc.
Illinois Dept. on Aging
Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Human Services
Illinois Treasurer’s Office
Noveon Magnetics
The Nature Conservancy
Villanova University

Kivvit in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Subject Matter Merges with Kivvit

Mon., May 1, 2023

... Subject Matter, the DC-based advocacy shop, is acquiring Kivvit , which ranks No. 18 in O’Dwyer’s rankings with 2022 fees of $39.5M. Coral Tree Partners,...

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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