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FGS Global

FGS Global

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022

212/687-8080

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Crisis & issues management; government affairs, policy, & advocacy; strategy & reputation; transaction & financial communications; presentation & media training; research & insights; digital strategies; design & creative.

Founded: 1994.

Agency Statement:

FGS Global is a leading global strategic communications consultancy, with 1,300 experts around the world, advising clients in navigating complex situations and reputational challenges. FGS Global was formed from the combination of Finsbury, The Glover Park Group, Hering Schuppener and Sard Verbinnen & Co to offer board-level and c-suite counsel in all aspects of strategic communications – including corporate reputation, crisis management, government affairs and is also the leading force in financial communications worldwide. FGS Global provides seamless and integrated support, including from professionals in design and creative, digital strategy, and research and insights, with offices in 30 cities around the world.

Office locations include Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Calgary, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Kingston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, South Florida, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, DC, Zurich. For more details, visit fgsglobal.com/contact-us.

Leadership: George Sard, Roland Rudd, and Carter Eskew, co-chairmen; Paul Holmes, vice chair; Mike Feldman and Paul Verbinnen, co-chairs of North America; Alexander Geiser, global CEO; Andrew Cole, deputy global CEO; Joel Johnson, partner, Global Partnership Board; Paul Kranhold, co-chair, North America; Winnie Lerner, CEO, North America; Faeth Birch, CEO of UK, Middle East and Asia; Brigitte von Haacke, CEO of Europe

FGS Global in the news with O'Dwyer's:

On the Move: FGS Global Hires Justice Dept. Vet Tzuker

Mon., Jul. 22, 2024

... Josh Tzuker FGS Global  brings on Josh Tzuker, who most recently served as chief of staff and senior counsel at...

FGS Global's Maibaum Moves to Brunswick Group

Tue., Jul. 16, 2024

... (L-R) Andrea Maibaum, Robert Bischof Andrea Maibaum, who has most recently led FGS Global ’s European ESG team as a managing director, will be joining Brunswick Group as a...

WPP Nixed KKR's Bid for FGS Global

Thu., Jun. 27, 2024

... WPP has rejected an offer by KKR to take a controlling stake in FGS Global , according to a report in the Financial Times. The British ad/PR conglomerate sold a 30...

Brunswick, FGS Global, TLG Top Chambers Ratings

Tue., Jun. 25, 2024

... Molly Levinson Brunswick Group, FGS Global and The Levinson Group ranked in the top tier for both crisis & risk...

FGS Global Handles Sonoco’s Pringles Deal

Mon., Jun. 24, 2024

... FGS Global represents Sonoco Products as the South Carolina packaging company acquires Eviosys, maker of the...

FGS Global Hires Heidrick & Struggles CFO Harris

Tue., Jun. 18, 2024

... Mark Harris FGS Global recruits Heidrick & Struggles CFO Mark Harris to serve as global chief financial and...

On the Move: Narrative Strategies Snags Martin from FGS Global

Tue., Jun. 4, 2024

... Samantha Martin Narrative Strategies brings on FGS Global director of strategic communications Samantha Martin as senior director. At FGS, Marin led public...

Turks & Caicos Calls on FGS Global

Fri., May 24, 2024

... FGS Global has agreed to provide strategic communications services and counsel to the government of Turks...

FGS Global Updates UAE Pact

Mon., Apr. 29, 2024

... FGS Global has updated its public diplomacy and communications contract with the embassy of the United...

FGS Global Works Thoma Bravo's Cyber AI Deal

Fri., Apr. 26, 2024

... FGS Global represents private equity firm Thoma Bravo as it makes a $4.6B bid for Darktrace,...

WPP's PR Unit Slips 5.5% in Q1

Thu., Apr. 25, 2024

...assignments and cutbacks in client spending due to the economic uncertainty.  The unit, which includes FGS Global , showed a 3.3 percent dip on a like-for-like basis. ...

On the Move: Global Counsel's Palombo Joins FGS Global

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024

... Joe Palombo FGS Global brings on Joe Palombo as a partner in the firm’s London office. Palombo joins...

On the Move: Prosek Snags Darrow from Brunswick Group

Wed., Apr. 10, 2024

...said Prosek managing partner Jen Prosek. Ari Isaacman D'Angelo Business Insider recruits Ari Isaacman D'Angelo from FGS Global , where she was a managing director, to serve as chief communications officer. Before joining...

FGS Global Paves Way for Japan PM's DC Trip

Fri., Mar. 15, 2024

... Kishida Fumio FGS Global has signed on to provide strategic communications to the office of Japan’s prime minister...

FGS Global Alum Shapiro Signs on at Reevemark

Tue., Mar. 5, 2024

... Adam Shapiro Adam Shapiro, who helped develop FGS Global ’s digital strategy, has joined Reevemark as its digital head. He spent seven years at FGS...

WPP Reports Flat Q4 Revenues

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

...2.4 percent growth in Q4 and a 1.4 percent rise for the full year. FGS Global grew strongly in 2023, while Hill & Knowlton posted “modest growth,” and BCW had...

News of Firms: Stagwell Acquires Sidekick

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

...as a partner at Brunswick Group, senior managing director at Teneo, and partner at FGS Global . Watermark's service offerings include corporate positioning, special situations, digital advisory and execution, and research...

FGS Global Works Vizio's $2.3B Deal

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024

... FGS Global represents Vizio as Walmart acquires the digital TV maker for $2.3B. Vizio’s SmartCast operating system,...

FGS Global, Collected Strategies Work $4B Door Deal

Fri., Feb. 9, 2024

... FGS Global represents Owens Corning as it announced a $3.9B deal to acquire Masonite International, a...

USAID's Tritter Re-Joins FSG Global

Thu., Feb. 8, 2024

... Beth Tritter FGS Global brings back Beth Tritter, who was most recently director of the COVID-19 Response Team...

FGS, Joele Frank Works $35B Chips Deal

Tue., Jan. 16, 2024

... FGS Global and Joele Frank handle the $35B deal in which Synopsys semiconductor design company is...

Spotify Alum Grossberg Joins FGS Global

Tue., Jan. 9, 2024

... Adam Grossberg Adam Grossberg, who was senior head of corporate communications at Spotify, has joined FGS Global as a partner in New York.   His previous positions include VP of corporate communications...

PR Firms Seek to Regain Financial Footing

Fri., Dec. 29, 2023

...Attack on the US Capitol. • KKR, private equity giant, buys 30 percent stake in FGS Global , a transaction that values the financial PR/crisis communications firm in the $1.4B range. • Ogilvy...

FGS Global Defends Wyndham Against Choice's Raid

Wed., Dec. 13, 2023

... FGS Global represents Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as it confirms receipt of Choice Hotels International’s Dec....

FGS Global Walks Rover

Thu., Nov. 30, 2023

... FGS Global represents Rover Group as the No. 1 online market place for pet care agrees...

News of Firms: FGS Global Acquires Canada's Longview

Tue., Nov. 21, 2023

... FGS Global acquires Longview Communications and Public Affairs. Longview serves clients across Canada and abroad from...

Joele Frank, FGS Global Hop On Parks Deal

Thu., Nov. 2, 2023

... Joele Frank and FGS Global handle the $8B “merger of equals” between Cedar Fair and Six Flags Entertainment. The combined...

FGS Global Burnishes Green Credentials

Tue., Oct. 31, 2023

... FGS Global is providing DC representation to the Environmental Defense Action Fund, the advocacy arm of...

WPP’s BCW, H+K Post Q3 Revenue Slides

Thu., Oct. 26, 2023

...posted Q3 declines in like-for-like revenues due to “macroeconomic uncertainty in the US, while FGS Global “continued to grow well,” according to the British PR/ad conglomerate’s trading update. The PR group...

News of Firms: FGS Global Acquires Prospero Latino

Mon., Oct. 23, 2023

... FGS Global acquires Prospero Latino, a Latino-focused bilingual strategic communications firm based in Miami and Washington,...

News of Firms: WPP Merges Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R

Tue., Oct. 17, 2023

...deliver an even wider, fully integrated suite of capabilities to our clients in every market.” FGS Global forms a partnership with Drury Communications, an Irish strategic communications and public affairs consultancy....

On the Move: FGS Global Adds Kirkman

Wed., Oct. 11, 2023

... Michelle Kirkman FGS Global hires Michelle Kirkman as a director. Kirkman was most recently communications director for Rep....

National Security Pro Joins FGS Global

Thu., Oct. 5, 2023

...worked for the CIA, Pentagon, White House and State Department, comes on board at FGS Global as partner, based in Washington, DC. Serving as a senior program manager overseeing work on...

Ex-US Chief Protocol Officer Joins FGS

Tue., Sep. 19, 2023

...Penavic Marshall Former Chief of Protocol of the United States Capricia Penavic Marshall has joined FGS Global as a partner, based in DC. Marshall also served as deputy assistant to the president...

Dentons Reps Colombia's Cities

Tue., Sep. 19, 2023

...Ja’Ron Smith leads the Asocapitales' team that includes associate partners Daniel Broom and Tatiana Torres. FGS Global began working for Colombia on Sept. 1 under a one-year $540K contract....

FGS Global Lands $540K Colombia Pact

Thu., Sep. 14, 2023

... FGS Global is providing strategic communications support for the Columbian Embassy to advance the South American...

FGS Global Takes Klaviyo Public

Mon., Sep. 11, 2023

... FGS Global represents Boston-based Klaviyo, marketing automation and data platform, that plans to go public in...

FGS Global Reps UK’s Arm as it Eyes IPO

Tue., Aug. 22, 2023

... FGS Global handles Arm Holdings, the British semiconductor design company, that filed for an IPO on...

FGS Global Adds Harrison, Gasser

Tue., Aug. 8, 2023

... Akin Harrison, Rebecca Gasser FGS Global appoints Akin Harrison as chief legal officer and Rebecca Gasser as global chief information...

Tech Slump Hits WPP

Fri., Aug. 4, 2023

...gain.  WPP’S PR group recorded 2.1 percent growth in 1H revenues to $748M.  Hill+Knowlton Strategies and FGS Global posted strong results, while BCW recorded a slight dip in revenues....

FGS Global Handles Freeman's Deal for Sparks

Thu., Aug. 3, 2023

... FGS Global represents Freeman, a 96-year-old Dallas-based event management company, as it acquires Sparks, live +...

FGS Brings on Senate Vet Engle as Partner

Fri., Jul. 28, 2023

... Tricia Engle FGS Global names Tricia Engle, who has run Senate floor operations for the Democratic Caucus as...

On the Move: ROKK Solutions Hires FGS Global's Morgan

Wed., Jul. 26, 2023

... Justine Morgan ROKK Solutions brings on Justine Morgan as VP. Morgan comes to ROKK from FGS Global , where she was director of strategic communications. She previously served as VP, public affairs...

FGS Global Reps Targeted SoftwareOne

Thu., Jul. 20, 2023

... FGS Global represents SoftwareOne as the Swiss technology company receives its second unsolicited takeover offer from...

Joele Frank, FGS Global Top Mergermarket Global Rankings

Wed., Jul. 19, 2023

... Joele Frank and FGS Global are at the top of the heap in Mergermarket’s global rankings of PR advisors...

TLG Cracks Band 1 In Chambers Crisis PR Category

Wed., Jun. 28, 2023

...the Band 1 section. Joining TLG in Band 1 of the Chambers crisis rankings are FGS Global , which was also in Band 1 last year, and Brunswick Group, which returns to...

Reevemark, FGS, TLG, Trident DMG, Brunswick Group Ranked Top Litigation Firms

Wed., Jun. 28, 2023

... Chambers puts Reevemark, FGS Global , The Levinson Group, Trident DMG and Brunswick Group at the top of the heap...

FGS Global Reps Alkermes in Proxy Fight

Wed., Jun. 21, 2023

... FGS Global handles Alkermes plc as the biopharmaceutical seeks to thwart hedge fund Sarissa Capital’s bid...

Brunswick, FGS Global Work Nasdaq’s Software Deal

Mon., Jun. 12, 2023

...and stock to acquire the Adenza software business of Thoma Bravo, which relies on FGS Global for its media relations duties. Adenza is the result of the combination of the Calypso...

FGS Global Works DC for S2G Ventures

Thu., Jun. 8, 2023

... Lukas Walton FGS Global is monitoring legislation in the areas of energy, agriculture, climate and oceans on behalf...

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