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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: 1140. 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 Mktg.
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:
On the Move: Uncapped Communications Ups Canale
Tue., Nov. 28, 2023...she was SVP, health practice director at Makovsky and VP, strategy & engagement at Ruder Finn . In her new role, Canale will be responsible for driving growth and working with...
From Imposter Syndrome to Inspiring Leadership
Tue., Nov. 7, 2023...Rodgers, with whom I spent ten formative years at the Rogers Group (later Rogers Ruder Finn ). Ron was not only smart and strategic but also radiated pure joy for our...
Laughter Drives Effective Leadership
Mon., Oct. 16, 2023...came to be.
Steve, after many years as an independent firm, you sold Peppercomm to Ruder Finn . How did you use humor to get through any pitfalls of merging, and how...
On the Move: Brunswick Group Snags PwC's Karaki
Tue., Oct. 3, 2023...Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Waterman worked at agencies including Ketchum, Hyde Park Communications and Ruder Finn , in addition to serving as a VP at Zeno Group and Levick. He has...
News of Firms: Karbo Communications Launches AI Practice
Tue., Sep. 19, 2023...deliver new customers, partners, funding and staff,” said Karbo Communications CEO and founder Julie Karbo.
Ruder Finn unveils rf.engage, its global center of excellence for strategic internal communications and engagement. The...
On the Move: Magrino Brings Back Ogushwitz
Thu., Aug. 3, 2023...American Society of Association Executives, most recently as CMO. He was previously with ICF International, Ruder Finn , Marriott International, and Ogilvy and Mather Advertising. In his new role, Lee will call upon...
Biden Rolls the PR Dice
Wed., Jun. 28, 2023...world since the pandemic and the lowest inflation rate.
Take a bow, Joe.
Happy birthday to Ruder Finn , which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
CEO Kathy Bloomgarden is enjoying the landmark year in...
Tech Guru Benecke Takes McKinsey Post
Tue., Apr. 18, 2023...who co-founded Zeno Group, also served as president of Cognito US, chief growth officer at Ruder Finn , global tech chair at Burson-Marsteller and executive VP at Text 100.
Since September, he has...
Health PR Firms Post 24.8% '22 Growth
Thu., Apr. 6, 2023...the wider healthcare sector will be underpinning a number of new product offerings in 2023.”
Ruder Finn Pushes Boundaries to Drive Change
PR Firms Chart 18.2% Growth In '22
Mon., Mar. 27, 2023...and 2024 as capital markets activity normalizes,” said Ryan.
RF’s Momentum Carries into 75th Anniversary Year
Ruder Finn is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year following a robust performance in 2022 as...
Consumers Want to be Heard by Companies
Tue., Feb. 14, 2023...conclusion of “Collaboration & Consensus: Do Consumers Feel Heard?”, a new survey conducted by Ruder Finn .
More than four in ten of the survey respondents (43 percent) said that as long...
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...