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1299 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 300,
202/778-1000; fax: 202/466-6002
Employees: 959. Founded: 1984.
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.
•Creative & Advertising
•Crisis & Litigation
•Government Relations & Public Affairs
•Internal Communications & Employee Engagement
•M&A & Competition
•Research, Analytics & Measurement
•Sustainability & Social Impact
Brad Staples, global CEO; Margery Kraus, founder & exec. chmn.; Kelly Williamson, pres., North America
APCO's NEW YORK OFFICE
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
APCO's EUROPE HEADQUARTERS
Rue Montoyer 47, 5th flr., Brussels 1000, Belgium
32-2-645-9811; fax: 32-2-645-9812; [email protected]
Paolo Compostella, pres., Europe
APCO's MENA HEADQUARTERS
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
APCO's ASIA HEADQUARTERS
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
Blockchain for Europe
Educational Testing Service
Healthcare Distribution Association
International Copper Association
North Carolina Community College System
Portland Cement Association
APCO Worldwide in the news with O'Dwyer's:
H+K Puts Claire Li in Charge of China
Thu., Aug. 31, 2023...corporate communications practice in Hong Kong, and did stints in China for FleishmanHillard and APCO Worldwide .
“Claire has a proven track record developing rich, transformational communication strategies for some of the...
Ex-Congressman Towns Reps Ethiopia
Thu., Aug. 3, 2023...Advisors, joins Towns in representing Ethiopia.
Grey Global Advisors is serving as a subcontractor to APCO Worldwide on the Ethiopia business.
It receives a monthly fee of $20K under the one-year consulting...
Ravaged Ethiopia Reaches for APCO
Tue., Aug. 1, 2023...
APCO Worldwide has inked an open-ended contract to provide strategic communications and media relations services to...
On the Move: APCO Ups Crowder, DoCanto
Mon., Jul. 31, 2023...
Courtney Crowder, Licy M. Do Canto
APCO Worldwide promotes Courtney Crowder to North America managing director and chair of advocacy and Licy M. Do Canto to North...
Invariant Adds BCW’s Gallagher
Wed., Jul. 26, 2023...sustainability, transportation and crisis clients.
He joined the WPP unit after a ten-year run at APCO Worldwide , where Gallagher headed the midwest and west regions.
Gallagher also served as APCO’s North American...
News of Firms: Qorvis Expands in Middle East
Tue., Jul. 25, 2023...for 25 years as senior media strategist for Edelman's global technology practice. Hedgecoth is APCO Worldwide chief communication and marketing officer, Hedgecoth leading the firm’s global marketing effort as well...
On the Move: Former APCO VP Jahn to Run Comms at Encina
Wed., Apr. 26, 2023...Jahn
Encina Development Group, a producer of circular chemicals (which incorporate recycled materials), hires former APCO Worldwide VP of strategic communications Alison Jahn as chief communications officer. Jahn comes to Encina...
APCO Adds Apple Alum Brown
Mon., Apr. 10, 2023...
Kelly Mullens Brown
APCO Worldwide has added Kelly Mullens Brown as a senior director for corporate brand strategy.
Health PR Firms Post 24.8% '22 Growth
Thu., Apr. 6, 2023...at No. 4 Spectrum.
The firms ranked seven through 10 posted declines in fee income. APCO Worldwide decreased 7.7 percent to $33.9M, ICR dipped 13.7 percent to $31.9M, imre fell 8.5...
Climate Pro Davidson Comes on Board at APCO Worldwide
Wed., Apr. 5, 2023...Change Conference (COP26) president Alok Sharma and was a managing director at Teneo, joins APCO Worldwide as a senior director.
As communications adviser to Sharma, Davidson provided key counsel leading up...
APCO Worldwide Scoops Up Gagen MacDonald
Thu., Mar. 16, 2023...
APCO Worldwide has acquired Gagen MacDonald, the 25-year-old Chicago-based organizational communications/employee engagement specialist.
CEO Margery Kraus noted...
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 has joined APCO Worldwide as public affairs head in its Washington, DC office.
Most recently, Copeland did a nearly...
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....
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.
APCO Worldwide brings on Tom Harper as a director in its London office. Prior to joining...
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...
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
APCO Worldwide , which showed a 12.4 percent revenue increase to $36.7M, ”helped clients deal with complex...
APCO's Dechter Enrolls at Princeton
Tue., Nov. 23, 2021...
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...
Leung Takes Teneo Post
Tue., Oct. 12, 2021...in 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,...
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.
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...
Financial Firms Thrive Amid Chaotic Year
Mon., May 3, 2021...an 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...
On the Move: Konnect Agency Connects with Jacquot
Tue., Apr. 6, 2021...us up-level our operational sophistication and streamline the rollout of new processes and tools."
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
The unprecedented nature of the pandemic spurred APCO Worldwide to take innovative and bold decisions with new offerings, make acquisitions and strategic partnerships...