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APCO Worldwide

1299 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20004

202/778-1000; fax: 202/466-6002

[email protected]

Employees: 959. Founded: 1984.

Agency Statement:

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations be catalysts for progress by navigating the challenges of today, acting with agility, anticipating social risk and building organizational reputations, relationships and solutions to succeed.

APCO is proudly an independent and majority women-owned business. Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients, who hire us to help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure their futures through our robust global expertise and astute advisory counsel; creative and impactful advocacy programs; and purposeful and effective communications.

•Corporate Communication
•Creative & Advertising
•Crisis & Litigation
•Government Relations & Public Affairs
•Internal Communications & Employee Engagement
•M&A & Competition
•Marketing Communication
•Media Relations
•Research, Analytics & Measurement
•Sustainability & Social Impact

Brad Staples, global CEO; Margery Kraus, founder & exec. chmn.; Kelly Williamson, pres., North America

1250 Broadway, 31st flr., New York, NY 10010
212/300-1800; fax: 212/300-1819; [email protected]
Pamela Passman, chief of corporate & mng. dir., New York

Rue Montoyer 47, 5th flr., Brussels 1000, Belgium
32-2-645-9811; fax: 32-2-645-9812; [email protected]
Paolo Compostella, pres., Europe

104, Block B, Office Park Bldg., Dubai Internet City, PO BOX 500746, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
971-4-361-3333; [email protected]
Mamoon Sbeih, pres., Middle East & North Africa

Suite 903, Tower C, Office Park, No.5, Jinghua South St., Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
86-10-6505-5127; [email protected];
Anne Wang, COO, Greater China
81-3-6457-9702; [email protected]
Masayo Nagai, mng. dir., Japan; chmn., Asia

137 Market St., #16-01, Singapore 048943, Singapore
65-6922-0555; fax: 011-65-6735-3077; [email protected]
JJ Lee, mng. dir., Southeast Asia

Clients Include:

Blockchain for Europe
Educational Testing Service
G42 Healthcare
Healthcare Distribution Association
International Copper Association
Lumina Dx
Gilead Sciences
North Carolina Community College System
Portland Cement Association
Reckit Benckiser
Tetra Pak

APCO Worldwide in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Corporate Advocacy Reveals Partisan Rift on Business' Role in Social Issues

Thu., Nov. 17, 2022, environmental and political challenges facing the world today. According to a recent report by APCO Worldwide , however, many Americans feel put off when businesses begin preaching politics—and a sharp partisan...

News of Firms: Argyle Joins Believeco:Partners

Fri., Nov. 4, 2022

...with a focus on tech, media, sports, and entertainment. RXN Group leaders include former APCO Worldwide senior vp Becky Boles, RPG Strategies principal Jon Potter and former Politico vice president...

PA Pro Copeland Lands at APCO Worldwide

Mon., Oct. 31, 2022

... Ami Copeland Ami Copeland has joined APCO Worldwide as public affairs head in its Washington, DC office. Most recently, Copeland did a nearly...

News of Firms: Trilligent Virtual Boutique Set to Launch

Mon., Oct. 17, 2022

... Trilligent, a virtual boutique agency that is a sister company of APCO Worldwide , is launching via an invitation-only virtual event on Oct. 20. Later this fall, the...

Events: Museum of PR Spotlights Native Americans, Indigenous People

Fri., Oct. 7, 2022

...who address ESG matters. “The State of  ESG + Communications” will be led by APCO Worldwide senior director and global lead, climate and sustainability Heather McGeory, who has more than...

On the Move: Dow Jones Hires Citi's Sherry Weiss as CMO

Mon., Oct. 3, 2022

...managing director in FTI Consulting’s crisis communications and issues management practice and headed up APCO Worldwide ’s Chicago office. Most recently, he was vp, strategic communications & crisis communications at SmithBuckin....

APCO Reps Leader of Democratic Opposition in Belarus

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

... Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya APCO Worldwide is providing strategic communications and media relations in the US for Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the...

APCO Gauges Perception of Côte d’Ivoire

Tue., Aug. 30, 2022

... APCO Worldwide has signed on to provide strategic communications services and opinion research for Africa’s Côte...

On the Move: State Street Corp. Taps Tsai for CMO Post

Fri., Jul. 22, 2022

...said State Street executive vice president and global head of client experience Julia McCarthy.   Tom Harper APCO Worldwide brings on Tom Harper as a director in its London office. Prior to joining...

News of Firms: Allison+Partners Teams with Special Olympics

Wed., Jul. 13, 2022

...Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations will present its Betsy Plank Award to APCO Worldwide senior advisor Charlene Wheeless at the center’s 12th annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala on...

On the Move: APCO Worldwide Hires Transportation Dept. Vet

Thu., Jun. 30, 2022

... J. Todd Inman APCO Worldwide hires J. Todd Inman, former chief of staff to the U.S. Department of Transportation,...

Grassroots Vet Verghese Joins APCO Worldwide

Wed., Apr. 20, 2022

...more than ten years of experience running grassroots and grasstops communications campaigns, has joined APCO Worldwide as senior director and head of its campaigns and advocacy practice. She takes over for...

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

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022

...break out its tech numbers last year, came in #8 with $21.3 million, and APCO Worldwide , which also didn’t list in the tech section in 2021, was #11 with $16.1...

Healthcare PR Firms Enjoy 47% Growth in '21

Tue., Mar. 29, 2022

...shared purpose: to help clients act boldly to earn and keep trust. APCO Empowers Clients  Evan Kraus APCO Worldwide , which showed a 12.4 percent revenue increase to $36.7M, ”helped clients deal with complex...

Events: Dilenschneider Group to Explore Challenges Faced by Boards of Directors

Fri., Feb. 18, 2022 Caryn Medved, professor, corporate communication and MA program director at CUNY’s Baruch College. APCO Worldwide founder and executive chairman Margery Kraus will lead a fireside chat, and the event’s...

APCO Worldwide Hires Shearman as NA Health Chief

Fri., Feb. 11, 2022

... Mathew Shearman APCO Worldwide has named Mathew Shearman North America healthcare practice lead. Most recently, he was senior VP...

On the Move: Summit Strategy Group Names Capstraw its First COO

Thu., Jan. 13, 2022

...of advocacy and strategic alliances for PhRMA. Young was previously a senior director/SVP at APCO Worldwide and an EVP at Edelman. “With Jen and Kelly’s impressive experience, their history of...

APCO's Dechter Enrolls at Princeton

Tue., Nov. 23, 2021

... Gadi Dechter Gadi Dechter, who heads APCO Worldwide 's PA unit, is heading to Princeton University, where he will take on the role...

Edelman Pitches Biz Investment in Bahrain

Tue., Nov. 9, 2021

...Stothard, content lead, spearheads content development; and Rami Fahmi, account manager, works the Arabic media. APCO Worldwide parted ways with EDB on Sept. 30....

Brunswick Group's Anderson Joins AbMac

Mon., Nov. 1, 2021

...posts at Zeno Group (director of paid media), Kivvit (principal of digital strategy) and APCO Worldwide (senior associate director of digital strategy). He has worked for clients such as Marriott, Obama...

Hertz Interim Chief Revs Up PR

Wed., Oct. 27, 2021

...Nations’ COP26 climate conference kicks off on Halloween and runs through Nov. 12 in Glasgow. APCO Worldwide and Logically released a report on Oct. 27 that found international events and major...

APCO Pitches Abu Dhabi as Tech Powerhouse

Mon., Oct. 25, 2021

... APCO Worldwide has signed on to provide strategic communications services for the Technology Innovation Institute of...

Leung Takes Teneo Post

Tue., Oct. 12, 2021 Hong Kong for Golin (executive VP-corporate & PA), Ruder Finn (deputy gm) and APCO Worldwide (senior consultant). Most recently, Leung was communications director at the Our Hong Kong Foundation, think...

Blackberry's Clyne Takes Top Tech Post at BCW

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021

...for Michael Ann Thomas, executive VP & global tech lead, who joined BCW from APCO Worldwide in 2018 Clyne assumed her BlackBerrry post in 2019 after a three-year stint at MWWPR,...

APCO Pitches Egypt's 'Building Back Better' Forum

Tue., Sep. 7, 2021

... APCO Worldwide is working for the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation to promote US media coverage...

On the Move: Ogilvy PR Grabs Volkswagen Duo for Social Content Posts

Wed., Aug. 25, 2021 Ogilvy, while Flint was previously associate director of strategic and digital sourcing at APCO Worldwide . “Nasreen and Natasha have an impressive track record of delivering innovative solutions for brands...

On the Move: APCO Worldwide Vet Bissen Gets Head Start Post

Thu., Aug. 19, 2021

... Bob Bissen The National Head Start Association names former APCO Worldwide senior director Bob Bissen director of government affairs. Bissen is the founder and president of...

On the Move: Prosek Partners Snags FGH's Walters

Wed., Jun. 23, 2021

...entrepreneurial spirit we love at Prosek,” said Prosek founder and managing partner Jennifer Prosek. Kelly Stepno APCO Worldwide names Kelly Stepno as managing director and head of the agency’s North America Midwest...

BCW Adds APCO’s Gallagher for Corporate Post 

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

...leader.  He has more than 20 years of communications experience, including a decade-long stint at APCO Worldwide . At APCO, Gallagher headed the midwest and west region and served as North America energy...

On the Move: Allison+Partners Puts Webb in Charge of Healthcare

Mon., May 24, 2021

...for pharmaceutical, device, and nonprofit clients. She’s also served as a vice president at APCO Worldwide and associate director, communications for The Brookings Institution’s Center for Health Policy. In her...

On the Move: Hill+Knowlton Taps Raspiengeas for Corporate Duties in France

Tue., May 11, 2021

...London, specializing in corporate positioning, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement. He previously worked at APCO Worldwide in the Gulf, the U.K. and the U.S., and spent five years at Havas...

Financial Firms Thrive Amid Chaotic Year

Mon., May 3, 2021 understanding of not only communications but the capital markets in general.” APCO unveils new offerings APCO Worldwide retains the number-four spot in O’Dwyer’s financial rankings this year after posting $17.7 million...

Healthcare Firms Saw Fees Rise More Than 30% in 2020

Mon., Apr. 19, 2021

...percent to $34.2M, advanced to the No. 4 slot. The New York firm passed APCO Worldwide , which grew 3.2 percent to $32.6M, and Spectrum, down 2.9 percent to $32.9M.   Evoke KYNE...

APCO Worldwide 'Greens' Abu Dhabi's Oil Co.

Fri., Apr. 16, 2021

... APCO Worldwide has agreed to supply strategic communications and media relations services to the Abu Dhabi...

News of Firms: APCO Works With George Floyd Foundation

Wed., Apr. 14, 2021

... APCO Worldwide has signed on to provide The George Floyd Memorial Foundation with critical services to...

On the Move: Konnect Agency Connects with Jacquot

Tue., Apr. 6, 2021 up-level our operational sophistication and streamline the rollout of new processes and tools."  John Lin APCO Worldwide appoints Singapore-based trader and entrepreneur John Lin to its International Advisory Council. Lin is...

Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

...salary in February.  Pandemic Spurs Innovation at APCO  Evan Kraus The unprecedented nature of the pandemic spurred APCO Worldwide to take innovative and bold decisions with new offerings, make acquisitions and strategic partnerships...

Events: IPR, Edelman Explore How COVID, Economic Collapse, Racism Have Upended Society

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

...activate learnings from Davos to lead their organizations forward. Also scheduled to participate are APCO Worldwide founder and executive chairman Margery Kraus and Adrian Monck, managing director of public engagement...

On the Move: APCO Worldwide Snags BCW's Licy Do Canto

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021

... Licy Do Canto APCO Worldwide hires Licy Do Canto to serve as managing director of its Washington, D.C. office....

APCO Acquires UK’s TWC Associates

Wed., Nov. 11, 2020

... APCO Worldwide has acquired London-based boutique consultancy firm TWC Associates. Lord Stuart Polak Financial terms of the acquisition...

APCO Names Wheeless Equity, Justice Head

Wed., Oct. 14, 2020

...Bechtel Corp., is now senior advisor for equity and justice issues at independent firm APCO Worldwide . She will advise APCO and its clients on equity, justice, diversity and inclusion issues. Wheeless also...

On the Move: FTI Hooks Marlin as Crisis Chief

Mon., Oct. 12, 2020 the U.S. Department of Justice, and has been a senior vice president at APCO Worldwide . In his new role, Marlin will lead a multidisciplinary team of experts providing communications...

On the Move: PAN Communications Picks Thomas for NYC GM

Tue., Sep. 15, 2020

...H+K, Vogel was account director, health at Edelman and a healthcare project consultant at APCO Worldwide . She has worked with clients in healthcare and pharmaceuticals across such therapeutic areas as...

News of Firms: Russian Hackers Target SKDKnickerbocker

Fri., Sep. 11, 2020

...The "Fancy Bear" hacking group is controlled by Russia's military intelligence. Stagwell Group owns SKDKnick. APCO Worldwide is turning Nov. 3 into a “Day On” for employees to not only cast...

On the Move: BCW Names Montoya Latin America President

Tue., Sep. 8, 2020

...factor in our search for a regional leader,” said BCW global CEO Donna Imperato. Brian Keeter APCO Worldwide has named Brian Keeter as senior director in the office of executive chairman Margery...

FDA Axes Chief Spokesperson

Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

...of the FDA, to terminate the contract of Wayne Pines, who is president of APCO Worldwide 's healthcare group. He helped Hahn correct the record on blood plasma therapy. Pines said he advised...

On the Move: APCO Adds Andy Davidson to Health Advisory Board

Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

... Andy Davidson APCO Worldwide has added Andy Davidson, founder of strategy consultancy Hummingbird Hill Advisors, to its Health Advisory...

On the Move: APCO's Evan Kraus Takes PR Council Vice Chair Slot

Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

... Evan Kraus APCO Worldwide president Evan Kraus has been named interim vice chair of the PR Council. Kraus will...

News of Firms: APCO Partners with Everbridge

Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

... APCO Worldwide has entered into a critical event management brand reputation and crisis management partnership with...

APCO Seeks "Fair & Balanced" Coverage for Kazakhstan

Fri., Jul. 10, 2020

... Evan Kraus APCO Worldwide is providing strategic communications within and outside the US to assist legal counsel representing...

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