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Qorvis

Qorvis

U.S. Headquarters: The National Press Bldg., 529 14th St., N.W., Suite 930, Washington, DC 20045

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Strategic Communications, Geopolitical Solutions, Market Intelligence & Compliance.

Founded: 2000.

Agency Statement:

Qorvis is a global advisory and strategic communications firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with primary offices in Geneva and Dubai.

Standing at the nexus of influence and capital, we leverage our rich 20-year history to help the world’s most recognizable brands navigate the headwinds of a rapidly changing stakeholder economy and anticipate what’s next in the increasingly volatile geopolitical landscape.

We have the reach and resources to deliver clear and actionable strategies to optimize brand performance, accelerate growth, secure capital and influence outcomes in the markets that matter most.

Matt J. Lauer, CEO; Maria Jose Abad, COO; Samantha Sault, chief editorial officer; Richard Silipigni, chief dev. officer; Özkan Yilmaz, CFO; Grace Fenstermaker, mng. partner, EMEA; Brad Klapper, mng. partner, Washington, D.C.

Qorvis in the news with O'Dwyer's:

News of Firms: Marathon Strategies Launches DefendED

Tue., Jan. 30, 2024

...previously worked for close to a decade as a publicist at DC-based firms including Qorvis , Spitfire, and LEVICK. The firm, which works with “changemakers, nonprofits, businesses, events and influencers,” says...

PR Firms Seek to Regain Financial Footing

Fri., Dec. 29, 2023

...of Donald Trump. Here are some of the PR highlights of 2023: • Publicis Groupe sells Qorvis Communications to a management team led by long-time executive Matt Lauer. The French firm...

Ex-Qorvis CEO Consults for Saudi Arabia

Fri., Oct. 27, 2023

... Michael Petruzzello Former Qorvis CEO Michael Petruzzello has registered as a $60K a month consultant for the Saudi...

Qorvis Reps Banned Haitian Ex-PM

Fri., Sep. 15, 2023

... Laurent Salvador Lamothe Qorvis is working to overturn the visa ban imposed by the US on former Haiti...

News of Firms: Qorvis Expands in Middle East

Tue., Jul. 25, 2023

... Qorvis launches and registers its ...

News of Firms: Qorvis Rebrands

Tue., Mar. 7, 2023

... Qorvis relaunches its brand, following the Dec. 31 management buyout of the global advisory and...

Qorvis Vets Launch Sable Strategy

Tue., Feb. 14, 2023

... Qorvis Communications veterans Elissa Dodge and Philippa Levenberg have launched Sable Strategy, a strategic communications shop. During...

Publicis Sells Qorvis to Management Group

Wed., Jan. 4, 2023

... Matt Lauer Publicis Groupe has sold Washington-based PA shop Qorvis Communications to a management group led by its long-time executive Matt Lauer. The French firm...

Abu Dhabi Energy PR Pro Joins FTI Consulting

Tue., Dec. 27, 2022

...Ryan was senior consultant and director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and senior EMEA director at Qorvis Communications....

Qorvis Gears Up for Arab Language Day

Tue., Nov. 29, 2022

... Qorvis Communications, which has been Saudi Arabia’s go-to PR firm since the aftermath of the...

South Korea Enlists Qorvis

Fri., Oct. 14, 2022

... South Korea has hired Qorvis to handle PR, strategic communications and media management services. The Publicis Groupe unit has a...

DCI Works to Expose Russia's Theft of Ukraine's Grain

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

...Group is helmed by Republican operatives Doug Goodyear, Justin Peterson and Brian McCabe. SCM hired Qorvis Communications in May....

BGR Lands $2M Muslim World League Pact

Fri., Jun. 3, 2022

...for another year. Jeffrey Birnbaum, BGR PR president, and Liz Fontaine, digital director, handle the account. Qorvis , which is Saudi Arabia’s go-to PR firm, has been working with the MWL. In May,...

Qorvis Reps Ukraine’s Top Oligarch

Mon., May 23, 2022

... Rinat Akhmetov Qorvis Communications has signed on to represent SCM Consulting, which is a unit of the...

FB's Zuckerberg Should Follow Lead of Orwell

Tue., Oct. 5, 2021

...of more than 700K COVID-19 deaths.  Inquiring minds want to know why Cambodia is paying Qorvis Communications a whopping $70K a month for PR services. Or at least, Radio Free...

On the Move: Crosby Marketing Comms. Snags Qorvis' Ballestero

Thu., Sep. 30, 2021

...appoints Marcos Ballestero as vice president, digital creative director. Ballestero comes to Crosby from Qorvis MSLGroup in Washington, DC, where served as VP, creative director. He has also held...

Qorvis Makes PR Calls for Cambodia

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

... Qorvis has picked up a $70K monthly retainer pact for strategic communications and media relations...

Publicis Records 17.1% Organic Growth in Q2

Thu., Jul. 22, 2021

...17 percent, barring “any major deterioration” surrounding the pandemic. Publicis owns MSL, Kekst CNC and Qorvis Communications....

Qorvis Hires Trump White House Alum Baum

Fri., Feb. 26, 2021

...communications director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has joined Qorvis Communications as VP-Public Affairs. At the WHOSTP, Baum served as on-the-record spokesperson for the COVID-19...

Publicis Posts 9.2% Drop in Q3 Revenues

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

...of COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed by governments to contain it. Publicis owns Kekst CNC, Qorvis Communications and MSL....

Makovsky's Prencipe Moves to Raffetto Herman

Tue., Sep. 29, 2020

... Loretta Prencipe Loretta Prencipe, a veteran of the energy and sustainability units of Makovsky and Qorvis MSLGroup, has joined Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications in Washington. She exited Makovsky this month as...

News of Firms: Qorvis Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

... Michael Petruzzello Qorvis Communications, a Washington, DC-based strategic communications agency with a client roster that includes Saudi...

Saudi Arabia Signs Qorvis to $700K Human Rights Job

Tue., Apr. 21, 2020

...Mohammed bin Salman The Human Rights Commission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has hired Qorvis Communications for a nearly $700K one-year contract to handle strategic communications, media training, editorial...

Digital Pro Levenberg Joins Qorvis

Thu., Apr. 16, 2020

... Philippa Levenberg Philippa Levenberg has joined Qorvis Communications to lead its digital strategy. She's held digital posts at Story Partners, North Bridge...

On the Move: Kglobal Brings on Levick's Dan Rene

Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

...positions included vice president at Impact Strategies (now Smith & Company) and director at Qorvis Communications. Rene’s areas of expertise include crisis communications, issues management, public relations and corporate...

Review of PR World 2019

Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

...that pitched MBS as a young and progressive leader of the Kingdom. Publicis Groupe's Qorvis Communications is Saudi Arabia's main PR firm. Next Fifteen Acquires Health Unlimited USA. Next Fifteen Communications...

High Stakes PR Pro Deschauer Lands on Mercury

Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

...CITGO Petroleum, Pratt & Whitney and US Olympic Committee. Earlier, he spent 12 years at Qorvis Communications in the senior director slot, counseling defense contractors, health & wellness, nutritional, and...

PR's Cloudy Future at Publicis

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

...charge? Who knows? Does Arthur even care? And then there’s the sad story of Publicis’ Qorvis Communications shop. The DC PA firm is a leader in the public diplomacy category, proudly...

Russia's State Bank Taps Geopolitical Solutions for Sanctions Work

Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

...a $750K one-year pact to fend off additional US sanctions. Grace Fenstermaker, who is leaving Qorvis Communications after a seven-year stint, handles the account. ...

MBS Takes Responsibility for Khashoggi's Murder

Fri., Sep. 27, 2019

...that pitched MBS as a young and progressive leader of the Kingdom. Publicis Groupe's Qorvis Communications is Saudi Arabia's main PR firm. Saudi Arabia initially denied any official involvement in...

On the Move: Kristina Adamski Joins Tilray, Cannabis Company; Travis Parman Upped at Nissan NA; Colton Henson and Maggie McNerney Shift to Dezenhall Resources

Fri., Jun. 14, 2019

...and marketing division of Marriott International.  She was previously a public relations fellow at Qorvis MSLGROUP....

Qorvis’ Masters Moves to BIO

Mon., Jun. 3, 2019

... Rich Masters Rich Masters, executive VP at Qorvis Communications, is taking the top public affairs post at BIO on June 17. He’ll be...

News of Firms: Qorvis Co-Founder Doug Poretz Launches High Growth Communications; Beck Media & Marketing Opens in San Francisco; CashmanKatz Aligns with Covergyx Media

Wed., May 1, 2019

... Doug Poretz Qorvis Communications co-founder Doug Poretz is launching High Growth Communications, an integrated communications agency that will focus exclusively...

Levick's Deschauer Moves to Markstein

Wed., Apr. 17, 2019

...Olympic Committee, World TeamTennis and Carnival Cruise Lines. He previously was a senior director at Qorvis Communications, where he worked on national communications programs for defense contractors; nutritional, health and...

Qorvis Promotes Saudi Arabia's Humanitarian Aid

Fri., Apr. 5, 2019

... Qorvis has a draft agreement to provide PR support for the King Salman Humanitarian Aid...

Muslim World League Hires Qorvis

Mon., Mar. 25, 2019

... Qorvis Communications has signed a one-year $810K contract to represent the Saudi Arabia-based Muslim World...

Qorvis Goes to Work for War-Torn Yemen

Wed., Mar. 6, 2019

... The Government of Yemen has turned to Qorvis Communications for support in Washington The MSLGroup unit, which is in the process of filing...

On the Move: Hotwire Hires Chris Paxton; PAN Ups Darlene Doyle, Lisa Astor; Markstein Nabs Qorvis' Nicole Chardavoyne; Symetra Life Adds Sharmila Swenson

Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

...training and social impact. Prior to joining Markstein, she was a vice president at Qorvis Communications/MSL, where she led campaigns for clients including UPS, the National Safety Council, Firestone,...

Qorvis Pushes Bid to Get 'Wasted' Food to Needy

Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

... Qorvis Communications is working with nonprofit Food Rescue Hero on its push to distribute surplus...

GOP Operative Hauck Goes to Qorvis

Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

...director for the House Republican Conference and its chair, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, has joined Qorvis as VP-PA. McMorris has just won her eighth term to represent eastern Washington but decided...

Qorvis Seeks to Turn Helmets to Hardhats

Mon., Nov. 12, 2018

... Qorvis Communications is celebrating Veterans Day with the addition of Helmets to Hardhats nonprofit group...

Publicis Hires MMC's Littman to Boost PR

Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

...CEO Arthur Sadoun. MSL has lately been in the news for the work of its Qorvis Communications unit on behalf of Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the murder of...

Publicis Monitors Khashoggi Developments

Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

... Maurice Levy Publicis Groupe chairman Maurice Levy said the French ad/PR combine, owner of Qorvis Communications—Saudi Arabia’s go-to PR firm—is monitoring developments in the investigation into the Oct. 2...

Senator Targets Saudi Propaganda, Trump Ties

Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

...Khashoggi. The Democrat also sent letters requesting Saudi-related information to Google, Twitter and Reddit. Publicis Groupe's Qorvis handles social media activity for Saudi Arabia....

Does Publicis Really Want Saudi Arabia as a Client?

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

...of its much-vaunted "Vision 2030" development scheme. Kudos to Branson. Will Publicis Groupe, parent company of Qorvis Communications, Saudi Arabia's go-to PR firm, follow Branson's example? Turkey's government told the US that...

People on the Move

Tue., Jul. 31, 2018

...Minnesota Department of Health. She has previously worked as a strategic partner for Tunheim. Kristen Thomaselli Qorvis Communications has hired Kristen Thomaselli as vice president of public affairs. Thomaselli comes to ...

Ex-Congressman McKeon Sings for Saudis

Mon., Jul. 9, 2018

...public image of the client." The firm joins MSL Group on the Saudi payroll. MSL’s Qorvis unit is the long-time “go-to” firm of Saudi Arabia.  It handled the recent high-profile visit...

SKDK’s McCormick Runs to Under Armour

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

...and issues. Prior to SKDK, she was executive VP at McBee|Gibraltar and held posts at Qorvis Communications, Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate and Ketchum. Under Armour has been wrestling with a drop in...

Saudi Arabia Plans Global PR to Counter Bad Image

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017

...Bowen, “so far is winning the war for western hearts and minds.” Saudi Arabia uses Qorvis MSLGroup, Podesta and Harbour Group for PR in the US....

People on the Move at Gresham, Smith; Allison+Partners; Reis Group and SeeDepth

Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

...of GS&P’s internal/external communications and market-based business objectives. Meng joined GS&P in 2007 form Qorvis Communications. Zach Colvin sits in new California chair position created at Allison+Partners to oversee San...

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