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Zeno Group Ranked PR firm

Zeno Group

140 Broadway, 39th flr., New York, NY 10005

212/299-8888

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www.zenogroup.com

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Employees: 750+. Founded: 1998.

Agency Statement:

Zeno Group is the fiercely independent and global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. We bring together the boldest and brightest talent to help clients across industries and sectors unleash the power of strategic communications. Guided by our "Fearless Pursuit of the Unexpected," we push the boundaries to achieve real business value and societal impact for clients. Winner of the industry’s most coveted awards including the 2024 PRWeek U.S. Outstanding Large Agency of the Year, 2023 PRWeek Purpose Agency of the Year, 2022 PRWeek Global Agency of the Year, 2022 PRovoke Best Large Agency to Work For in North America and a three-time winner of PRWeek’s Best Places to Work. Zeno has also been previously recognized by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.

Global Leadership Team:
Barby K. Siegel, global CEO; Nancy Ruscheinski, COO; Grant Deady, U.S. pres. and chief culture officer; Carol Gronlund, chief talent officer; Tony Blasco, CFO; Mark Shadle, chief reputation strategist; Byron Calamese, global head of innovation; Kristie Kuhl, global managing dir., health & wellness; Jeff Burnett, head of client experience; Michael Brito, global head of analytics; Rick Rhodes, global head of sports & entertainment counseling; Therese Caruso, managing dir., global head of strategy & planning; Thomas Bunn, global head of planning; Yoni Gedan, global head of research; Alison DaSilva, global managing dir., purpose & impact; Allison Aaron, managing dir., Zeno Chicago; Amanda Leong, managing dir., Zeno Malaysia; Andréa Richardson, exec. VP, global head of diversity, equity & inclusion; Cendrine Seror, managing dir., Zeno France; Cheryll Forsatz, managing dir., Zeno East; David Lian, managing dir., Asia, growth & innovation; Jo Patterson, managing dir., Zeno London; Julie Georgas, managing dir., Zeno Canada; Paul Mottram, regional pres., Zeno Asia-Pacific; Rekha Rao, managing dir., Zeno India; Ruby Fu, pres., Zeno China; Sarah Jüttner, managing dir., Zeno Germany; Sarah Littlefair, managing dir., Zeno Australia; Swyn Evans, managing dir., Zeno Singapore; Todd Irwin, managing dir., technology & California; Tracey Thiele, managing dir., global creative services

Zeno Group in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Zeno’s Calamese Turns to Avoq

Thu., Jun. 6, 2024

...who rose to the global head of innovation spot during a five-year stint at Zeno Group , has joined Avoq’s New York office as chief strategy officer. At Zeno, he drove cross...

Health Firms Post Paltry 2.6% Growth in '23

Fri., Apr. 12, 2024

...internal complexity that is transforming the health care business environment.” Insights, Collaboration Pay Off at Zeno Zeno Group pounded out an 8.4 percent rise in healthcare revenues to $14.2M. That upbeat performance underscores...

DJE Holdings Unveils RUTH

Wed., Apr. 10, 2024

... Rana Komar DJE Holdings, corporate parent of Edelman and Zeno Group , has launched RUTH as a standalone shop with a full-suite of creative, digital, analytics,...

Zeno Group Lands Alibaba Unit

Tue., Feb. 6, 2024

... Zeno Group has signed a one-year contract to provide PR strategy and counsel to the Singapore...

Aruba Tourism Ups Spending 30% at Zeno Group

Fri., Jan. 5, 2024

... The Aruba Tourism Authority is boosting its budget 29.4 percent to $2.2M at Zeno Group , according to its 2024 contract, effective Jan. 1. Zeno’s annual retainer will jump 23 percent...

PR Firms Seek to Regain Financial Footing

Fri., Dec. 29, 2023

...of a business slowdown, especially in the technology and financial sectors.  Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Ketchum, Zeno Group and BCW were among the big firms to lay off people in 2023. Looking ahead...

News of Firms: Zeno Partners with Ex-BCW China Chief

Thu., Oct. 26, 2023

... Qu Hong Zeno Group forms a partnership with Qu Hong, who was most recently head of BCW in...

On the Move: Brunswick Group Snags PwC's Karaki

Tue., Oct. 3, 2023

...Hyde Park Communications and Ruder Finn, in addition to serving as a VP at Zeno Group and Levick. He has advised and consulted major companies on public affairs matters, corporate...

Zeno Reps ALDI as it Acquires Winn-Dixie

Fri., Aug. 18, 2023

... Zeno Group handles German discount supermarket chain ALDI as it agrees to buy 400 Winn-Dixie and...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Byron Calamese

Thu., Jul. 20, 2023

...from "aspiration to more intentionality," says Byron Calamese, managing director of Zeno East for Zeno Group . That takes addressing "the realities of resourcing, budget, representation, focus," Calamese tells Doug Simon. "And...

Edelman Ups Margot Edelman to NY/GM

Thu., Apr. 20, 2023

...Selim Bingol, who retired last month. Suris has been working at Edelman and sister shop, Zeno Group , for the last four years. Previously, he was executive VP-corporate communications at Wells Fargo and...

Tech Guru Benecke Takes McKinsey Post

Tue., Apr. 18, 2023

...thought leadership contents and experts and forge new relationships with strategic influencers. Benecke, who co-founded Zeno Group , also served as president of Cognito US, chief growth officer at Ruder Finn, global tech...

PR Firms Chart 18.2% Growth In '22

Mon., Mar. 27, 2023

...monitoring, target list development, writing/editing materials, developing social content, and providing analytics on content performance. Zeno Group Works Toward Something Better   ...

On the Move: IPG Names Accenture's Zoghby Chief Commerce Strategy Officer

Thu., Jan. 26, 2023

...consumer brand practice growth lead. Cox Battles joins the agency after 11 years at Zeno Group , where she most recently led the consumer practice in the East. “Jackie is a...

On the Move: BRG Communications Names Sloan COO

Thu., Sep. 29, 2022

...of media relations at BCW. She previously held the VP media relations spot at Zeno Group and worked as a director at Havas Formula at 360PR+. In her new post,...

State Dept. Details China's PR to Cover Up Human Rights Abuses

Wed., Aug. 31, 2022

...she landed a top PR job at—surprise, surprise—Fox Corp. Hicks began her PR career at Zeno Group and represented Ivanka Trump at Hiltzik Strategies before joining the Trump Organization as communications...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Kristie Kuhl

Fri., Jun. 3, 2022

...to do, it’s the ethical thing to do, and it is good for business," Zeno Group global managing director of health and wellness Kristie Kuhl tells Doug Simon. Kuhl says that...

On the Move: Current Global Ups Rohr to Head Tech

Wed., May 4, 2022

...and originator of its digital marketing function. He was previously a vice president at both Zeno Group and Golin. At Baretz+Brunelle, he will work with law firms and other clients to...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Andréa Richardson

Mon., May 2, 2022

..."We've got four generations in the workforce today," says Zeno Group global head of diversity, equity & inclusion Andréa Richardson. "I think it's just a...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Michael Brito

Fri., Apr. 8, 2022

... Zeno Group global head of analytics Michael Brito says that "using data to understand the whitespace...

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

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022

...spot. Other big gainers included #4 Finn Partners (up 53.6 percent to $46.2 million), #5 Zeno Group (up 44.7 percent to $30.2 million), #7 Walker Sands (up 40.2 percent to $28.5...

PR Firms Report Robust 29.7% Growth in '21

Fri., Mar. 25, 2022

...posted an 83.4 percent rise in revenues to $194.9M. Finn Partners (+48.9 percent to $162.2M), Zeno Group (39.9 percent to $118.6M) and Real Chemistry (+36.0 percent to $475M) ranked next. No. 1...

Lazar Succeeds Kuhl at Finn Partners Health Unit

Mon., Feb. 28, 2022

...global practice leader of its health unit.  She succeeds Kristie Kuhl, who will take over Zeno Group ’s health and wellness practice at the end of March. Lazar joined Finn Partners after it...

On the Move: Bezos Earth Fund Names Cobos CCO

Fri., Feb. 25, 2022

...Suris was most recently executive managing director for C-suite strategies and crisis communications at Zeno Group , Edelman’s sister agency. He was previously head of corporate communications at Wells Fargo and...

Brunswick Group's Anderson Joins AbMac

Mon., Nov. 1, 2021

...who matter most, and with tangible, 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...

Plank Center Celebrates Milestones in Mentoring

Tue., Oct. 12, 2021

...recognizes outstanding mentors in an agency setting or consulting role, is being given to Zeno Group CEO Barby K. Siegel. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11, the center...

On the Move: Finsbury Hires Ex-EPA PA Advisor Bloomgren

Thu., Sep. 23, 2021

...Before that, she was editor-in-chief of ALM’s Legaltech News and InsideCounsel. Long comes to Bliss from Zeno Group , where she was a senior account supervisor. She has also worked at Porter Novelli...

Tech Firms Ride Out a Tough 2020

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021

...Partners, which came in third, dipped from $32 million to $30 million, and number-five Zeno Group fell from $22.6 million to $20.9 million. Meeting the Challenges Heather Kernahan Hotwire CEO, North America Heather...

Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

...ecosystem and closely integrate operations “to deliver data-driven tech-enabled health marketing and communications solutions.”   Zeno Group Returns Sacrificed Salaries  Barby Siegel ...

PR Firms Pledge to Boost LIfe in Chicago

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

...agencies, PR and strategic communications firms, and healthcare marketing organizations that include Edelman, Ogilvy, Zeno Group , Current Global, MSL, Havas Chicago and Flowers Communications Group. The initiative will connect organizations with...

Independent PR Firms Grew 7.7% in ’19

Mon., Apr. 13, 2020

...blue-chip brands from the food and beverage, retail, and sports and entertainment sectors.” Zeno Exceeds Boundaries Zeno Group CEO Barby Siegel said 2019 showed that “a mid-sized firm can exceed boundaries and...

People: GCI Health Names Pennock, Fesemyer and Kennedy Senior VPs

Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

...senior vice presidents are Kalyn Fesemyer and Judi Kennedy. Pennock comes to GCI from Zeno Group , where he served as SVP, digital health. He was previously a senior vice president...

Zeno Hires Davidson to Head NYC, DC Healthcare

Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

... Kevin Davidson Zeno Group has hired Kevin Davidson as executive VP in charge of its healthcare business in...

On the Move: Ink & Roses Hires Zeno Group's Janine McCargo; Osborn Barr | Paramore Adds Gunpowder Inc.'s Tim Lindstedt; Oak Street Funding Recruits National Grid's Iliana Williams for CMO

Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

...has brought on Janine McCargo as VP, healthcare. McCargo comes to the agency from Zeno Group , where she was a VP. She was previously a senior VP at Tiberend Strategic...

On the Move: Current Global Taps Eddie Garrett for Exec. VP; Crosby Marketing Ups Gillian Pommerehn, Bridget Stockdale; Silverline Names Ellen Backus, Joey Marquart Heads of Chicago, Salt Lake City

Thu., Sep. 12, 2019

...its new outpost in Salt Lake City. Backus was previously a senior VP at Zeno Group . She will focus on expanding Silverline’s presence in the Midwest and developing integrated corporate...

Accounts in Transit: Zeno Catches Zebra Technologies; Issa PR Gets Herbés Luxury Cannabis Firm; Williams Mills Adds KBS Analytics

Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

... Zeno Group  has been named agency of record in the Americas for Zebra Technologies Corporation, a company that manufactures...

On the Move: Berk Communications Hires Matthew Frappier; Brinks Banks on Chris X. Moloney; Showtime Puts Michael Engelman in CMO Seat

Mon., Jul. 8, 2019

...he was VP at Edelman, and he has also worked at Harrison & Shriftman, Zeno Group and Magrino. In his new position, he will lead media strategy and relations across...

On the Move: APCO Hires Zeno Group's Steve Earl; Haven Tower Names Larry Roth Advisory Board Chair; Stein IAS Makes Ed Davis VP-Client Services

Thu., May 30, 2019

...Worldwide has brought on Steve Earl as managing director, London, effective July 1. Earl joins APCO from Zeno Group , where he is currently managing director of Europe, having founded that agency’s operations in...

Data Reign as PR Faces Future Market Volatility

Tue., May 28, 2019

...the gains among the Top 10 firms. Prosek Partners (+15.1 percent to $47 million), Zeno Group (+13.6 percent to $73.4 million), ICR (+9.0 percent to $69.2 million) and Finn Partners...

Hope Hicks Cooperates with House's Trump Probe

Wed., May 22, 2019

...Hicks landed a top PR job at Fox. She began her PR career at Zeno Group and represented Ivanka Trump at Hiltzik Strategies before joining the Trump Organization as communications...

On the Move: BCW Names Johanna Skilling, Jeffrey Cutler Exec. VPs; H+K Ups Claire Holden to UK Chief Innovation Officer; SourceCode Hires Hugh Collins; George P. Johnson Ups Fiona Bruder to Exec. VP-Client Success

Tue., May 7, 2019

...agency’s North America strategic planning team across all practices. Cutler comes to BCW from Zeno Group , where he was executive vice president, performance marketing and head of analytics. He built...

Wells Fargo’s Ex-PR Chief Joins Zeno

Wed., Apr. 10, 2019

...PR chief at Wells Fargo who exited amid its fake accounts scandal, has joined Zeno Group as executive VP for corporate and crisis strategy. At his departure from the embattled bank...

Top 25 PR Firms Post 12.9% Jump in '18 Income

Wed., Mar. 27, 2019

...paced the gains among the Top 10 firms. Prosek Partners (+15.1 percent to $47M), Zeno Group (+13.6 percent to $73.4M), ICR (+9.0 percent to $69.2M) and Finn Partners (+8.0 percent...

Conrad Hilton Foundation Lures Marshall Stowell; PR Talent Adds Zeno's Matt Batt; Buffalo Groupe Taps Derek Koenig for Creative/Content; Federal Advocates Hires Kip Talley as Govenment Affairs Leader

Wed., Mar. 27, 2019

...recruited Matt Batt as managing director of its Chicago office. Batt comes to the firm from Zeno Group , where he most recently served as senior VP, managing such consumer clients as Sears...

On the Move: H+K Hires Molly Schlinger as US Creative Strategist; Walker Sands Ups Annie Gudorf; Spyglass Media Taps MGM Alum Kristin Cotich For Global PR

Tue., Mar. 19, 2019

...as leading new business pitches. She was previously director, digital strategy and planning at Zeno Group and senior strategic planner at Access Communications. H+K global president says that Schlinger will...

On the Move: Zeno Sites Allanjit Singh in Singapore; Y&R PR Adds Lindsay Anthony, Jenifer Slaw; Marathon Strategies Hires Matthew West; WGBH Names Ann Fudge Chair, Tina Cassidy CMO

Thu., Mar. 7, 2019

... Allanjit Singh Zeno Group  has named Allanjit Singh managing director, with oversight of the agency’s Singapore office. Singh comes to Zeno...

Cook Provides PR Recipe to Mattel

Wed., Mar. 6, 2019

...of the agency by London-based Freud Communications. She was previously a senior VP at Zeno Group and has managed client accounts at FleishmanHillard. She’s handled clients such as Nintendo, Sony...

Accounts in Transit: Zeno Group Snags State Farm; Gatesman Reps RIT; S&A Commnications Signs Up First Bank

Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

... Zeno Group has been named public relations agency of record for State Farm. State Farm’s previous...

Zeno Names Fu China President

Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

... Ruby Fu Zeno Group , which is part of DJE Holdings, has named Ruby Fu to the new post...

Zeno Alum Bunn Joins BCW

Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

... Thomas Bunn Thomas Bunn, who was managing director in Zeno Group 's New York office in charge of 85 staffers, has joined BCW as executive VP-global...

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