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400 Renaissance Ctr., #1000, Detroit, MI 48243


Media relations and training, community relations, social media, design, marketing, strategic planning, brand development, event management, internal communications, and crisis and reputation management.

Employees: 30. Founded: 1964.

Agency Statement:

Established in Detroit in 1964, Franco provides PR, marketing, social media and design services to clients in a variety of industries across the globe – from local nonprofit organizations to global manufacturers, award-winning pizza to craft brews.

In the past five decades, we have helped to shape and re-shape perceptions of people, places and things, large and small. We have worked with beloved local brands in Detroit like Stroh’s and Buddy’s Pizza, destinations such as Belle Isle Park and the GMRENCEN, events like the North American International Auto Show and Detroit Grand Prix, critical infrastructure such as the steel industry and the power grid, change-making nonprofit organizations, automakers and suppliers, and many others.

We help clients connect to those that matter most by integrating public relations, marketing, social media, design and measurement to deliver communications programs that truly drive organizational performance.

Daniel F. Ponder, CEO/owner; Tina M. Kozak, pres./owner

Clients Include:

Partial client list:

Alpine Electronics
American House Senior Living Communities
Arbor Hospice
Buddy’s Pizza
City of Inkster
City of Royal Oak, Mich.
Comerica Bank
Haartz Corp.
Hospice of Michigan
Hour Media
ITC Holdings Corp.
Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation
Milford Downtown Development Authority
Plastic Omnium
Rose Pest Solutions
Stahls Automotive Museum
Steel Market Development Institute
The Salvation Army – Eastern Michigan Division
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
University Liggett School

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