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Ruder Finn Inc.
425 E. 53rd St.,
212/593-6400; fax: 212/593-6397
Public Relations: corporate reputation and media counsel, healthcare communications, content creation, C-suite thought leadership, business transformation, stakeholder engagement, financial communications, crisis and issues management, employee engagement, technology communications, digital and interactive, social media, research and analytics, community building and experiential marketing.
Employees: 1070. Founded: 1948.
Ruder Finn is one of the world's largest independent global communications and creative agencies. Founded in 1948, Ruder Finn has defined and redefined PR for nearly 75 years, shaping communications that help move industry-defining brands, companies and leaders from what's now to what's next. Ruder Finn provides clients with bold communications strategies based on a global perspective and localized market knowledge that redefine leadership, reimagine the marketplace, and rethink customer experiences around a shared sense of purpose.
The agency is organized around five core areas of expertise: "Healthcare, Technology, Commerce, Leadership and Workplace" with RF.Studios and tech incubator RF.TechLab providing cutting-edge predictive analytics, breakthrough creative, and customer-focused digital engagement. Ruder Finn has offices across 3 continents including the U.S., Asia and Europe. Wholly owned agencies within Ruder Finn Group include: Ruder Finn Inc., Osmosis Films, Touchdown, Peppercomm, Comunicad, Mantis, RLA Collective, jacobstahl, RF Bloom, and SPI Group. For more information visit www.ruderfinn.com.
Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO; Peggy Walsh, global COO; Michael Schubert, CIO; Christie Anbar, mng. dir., healthcare; Elan Shou, global chief growth officer; mng. dir., Asia Pacific & greater China; Nick Leonard, mng. dir., UK; Atul Sharma, mng. dir., India; Tejas Totade, chief technology officer; Rachel Spielman, exec. VP, RF Marketing; John Nolan, exec. VP, RFX; Monica Marshall, exec. VP, global lead, RF Relate; Laura Ryan, exec. VP, corp. comms.; Keith Hughes, exec. VP, head of strategic planning; Maryam Ayromlou, exec. VP, corp. comms.; Julie Matic, exec. VP, digital & social media; Katherine Hardin, sr. VP, corp. comms.; Chris Montemurro, exec. VP, healthcare; James Lawler, Osmosis Films; Alyson O'Mahoney, RLA Collective; James Koppenal, SPI Group; Sandra Stahl, jacobstahl; Jeremy Jacob, jacobstahl; Eleanor Willock, mng. dir., Mantis PR; Keith Bloomgarden, head of opers.; Gloria Rodriguez, CEO and founder, Comunicad; Steve Cody, CEO and founder, Peppercomm; James Carter, CEO and founder, Touchdown.
Ruder Finn New York:
Rachel Spielman, exec. VP, RF Marketing
Nick Leonard, mng. dir., UK
Greater China Office
Elan Shou, global chief growth officer; mng. dir., Asia Pacific & greater China
Atul Sharma, mng. dir., Asia
Hong Kong Office
Charles Lankester, exec. VP, global reputation and risk management
Brian Witte, VP, deputy gen. mgr., Singapore
Adeline Phu, gen. mgr., Malaysia
Moet Hennessy Diageo
Ruder Finn Inc. in the news with O'Dwyer's:
H+K's Scarinzi Takes RF Tech Post
Mon., Jan. 30, 2023...
Ruder Finn has hired Chip Scarinzi, who was Hill+Knowton’s US deputy technology lead for the past...
Ruder Finn Handles PR for Futurewei
Wed., Jan. 18, 2023...
Ruder Finn has agreed to provide strategic communications support for Futurewei Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary...
Good Riddance 2022
Wed., Dec. 28, 2022...where he had been chief communications and public affairs officer since 2012
Kathy Bloomgarden, Steve Cody
Ruder Finn acquires Peppercomm, a firm that reported $9.2M in 2021 fee income for the 58th...
Ruder Finn Scores Touchdown
Mon., Nov. 7, 2022...
Ruder Finn has acquired Touchdown, a 65-member technology PR shop based in Austin.
Touchdown has offices in...
Awards: WICI Matrix Awards on Oct. 26
Fri., Oct. 21, 2022...professor of public communication, American University; Gloria Rodriguez, president and CEO, RF Comunicad; EVP, Ruder Finn Group; and Anne Woodbury, CEO and Founder, CURA Strategies. The award will be presented...
Moderna Consolidates PR at DXTRA Health
Tue., Jun. 14, 2022...the June 13 DXTRA Health announcement.
“We used FTI for corporate global media relations and Ruder Finn for disease awareness work,” said Cronin, who headed Ogilvy Health before joining Moderna a...
Hughes Exits Imre for Ruder Finn
Wed., May 11, 2022...
Lindsay Hughes has joined Ruder Finn as executive VP of its New York healthcare practice.
She spent 17 years at imre,...
Ruder Finn Acquires Comunicad
Mon., May 9, 2022...
Ruder Finn has acquired Comunicad LLC, an Arlington, VA-based multicultural shop that has served clients such...
Ruder Finn Acquires Peppercomm
Thu., Mar. 31, 2022...
Kathy Bloomgarden, Steve Cody
Ruder Finn has acquired Peppercomm, a firm that reported $9.2M in 2021 fee income for the...
Healthcare PR Firms Enjoy 47% Growth in '21
Tue., Mar. 29, 2022...the Marfan Foundation, No More, Hip Hop Public Health, and the International Well Building Institute.
Ruder Finn Focuses on the 'Digital-First Health Consumer'
PR Firms Report Robust 29.7% Growth in '21
Fri., Mar. 25, 2022...the greatest health challenges facing society," said Narayanan in releasing Real Chemistry's 2021 financial results.
Ruder Finn Gauges "What's Next"
Wellstar's Nicolas Opts for SPI Group
Tue., Mar. 15, 2022...Nicolas, who was executive director of PR at Georgia’s Wellstar Health System, has joined Ruder Finn ’s SPI Group strategic communications/digital solutions shop as executive VP, communications strategy and editorial.
PR Can Tackle Perception of NYC Crime Out of Control
Wed., Feb. 2, 2022...BCW CEO; Peter Finn, Finn Partners CEO; Philippe Krakowsky, CEO of Interpublic; Kathy Bloomgarden, Ruder Finn ; Matthew Hiltzik, CEO of Hiltzik Strategies, and Steven Rubenstein, CEO of Rubenstein Communications.
PR Rebounded in ’21 From Chaos of Pandemic ’20
Thu., Dec. 30, 2021...unveiled in early 2022.
David Finn, a founding father of modern PR who launched Ruder Finn in 1948 with Bill Ruder, dies at 100. As RF chairman and CEO for...
Can You Mandate Better Health?
Mon., Oct. 25, 2021...overload of dark news and a pandemic that seems to extend forever. And yet, Ruder Finn 's recent FutureThink Index found that as a society, we remain mostly positive about our...
David Finn Dies at 100
Tue., Oct. 19, 2021...
David Finn, a founding father of modern PR who launched Ruder Finn in 1948 with Bill Ruder, has died. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug....
Leung Takes Teneo Post
Tue., Oct. 12, 2021...in Hong Kong.
She has worked 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...
Ruder Finn Acquires UK's Mantis
Mon., Oct. 4, 2021...
Ruder Finn has acquired Mantis, a British medtech company that targets companies operating in the public...
RF Finds Americans Bullish on Future
Tue., Sep. 21, 2021...Despite the difficulties and challenges of the past year, a new report from Ruder Finn finds that many Americans have a positive view of the past 12 months, and...
David Finn Celebrates 100th Birthday
Tue., Aug. 31, 2021...
PR legend David Finn, who co-founded Ruder Finn with Bill Ruder more than 70 years ago, celebrated his 100th birthday on August...
Fox Business Network's Gould Joins RF Bloom
Thu., Jun. 10, 2021...cable TV and print newsroom experience, has joined RF Bloom as executive VP.
At the Ruder Finn conflict shop, Gould will counsel pharmaceutical and technology clients on media strategy and analysis. He...
Adapting to Our Post-Pandemic’s Digital Realities
Mon., May 24, 2021...alone.
This article is featured in O'Dwyer's May '21 PR Firm Rankings Magazine(view PDF version)
At Ruder Finn , we’re driving this type of storytelling through a new, analytics-driven content marketing offering dedicated...
Healthcare Firms Saw Fees Rise More Than 30% in 2020
Mon., Apr. 19, 2021...firm’s roster.
Edelman maintained its second position in the healthcare category as income rose 9.2 percent to $168.8M.
Ruder Finn took the No. 3 slot with income of $36M, up 15.4 percent from last...
Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020
Mon., Apr. 5, 2021...ranging from COVID-19 to the 2020 census to voting and to healthcare enrollment,” Scherrman said.
Ruder Finn Bolsters Digital, Tech Savvy
The rapid transformation driven by the COVID-19 landscape pushed ...
Lippe Taylor Acquires Cheer Partners
Wed., Mar. 31, 2021...equity and inclusion champion.
Cat Colella-Graham launched Cheer in 2017 after a 12-year stint at Ruder Finn , where she exited as executive VP-global head of people and acquisitions.
Cheer has worked with...
On the Move: LeCronier Shops at Brad's Deals
Tue., Feb. 2, 2021...LeCronier head of corporate ommunications at the shopping platform. She's a veteran of H+K, Ruder Finn and BSMG Worldwide. LeCronier was most recently founder and president of Anomolly Consulting, where...
Embattled Huawei Taps WPP's ADLAB for Digital Work
Mon., Feb. 1, 2021...administration barred Huawei from purchasing components from US companies without approval from Washington government officials.
Ruder Finn signed a $1.4M contract with Huawei Technologies in November to provide communications services. That...
PR's Top Pros Talk: Kathy Bloomgarden
Fri., Jan. 29, 2021...go a long way toward ensuring success for PR pros in the coming year, Ruder Finn CEO Kathy Bloomgarden tells Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video...
E. Bruce Harrison Dies at 88
Mon., Jan. 25, 2021...issues and dealing with green activist groups.
He sold E. Bruce Harrison & Co. to Ruder Finn in 1997. At the time of sale, E. Bruce Harrison & Co.'s client list...
Recapping 2020 in the World of PR
Thu., Dec. 31, 2020...The 25-year Ketchum veteran was the first woman to head a Top 5 PR firm.
Ruder Finn signs a $1.7 million one-year contract to develop a website and social media campaign...
PR's Top Pros Talk: Tips for 2021
Mon., Dec. 21, 2020...advice from:
• Jennifer Beugelmans, CCO, Groupon
• Richard Edelman, CEO, Edelman
• Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO, Ruder Finn
• Michelle Gross, President, Spectrum Science
• Mike Paul, President, Reputation Doctor
• Emily Poe, CIO, W2O
TechLab: A Tech-First Vision for Communications
Tue., Dec. 1, 2020...the need of the hour. And it’s the fundamental premise and guiding principle behind Ruder Finn ’s TechLab initiative.
Technology for co-creation
Founded in 2019, TechLab is ...
Edelman Joins Saudi Arabia’s Team Neom
Tue., Nov. 24, 2020...that ran from Nov. 20-21 in Riyadh.
Edelman joins the Neom PR team that includes Ruder Finn , which has a $1.7M one-year pact for website management and social media, and Teneo,...
Current Global Hops on Subway
Thu., Oct. 22, 2020...Subway’s reputation as a leader in the global QSR segment. Prior to Current Global, Ruder Finn had the business.
Michele DiNello, VP-communications & PR at Subway, said the chain wanted a...