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Ruder Finn Inc. Ranked PR firm

Ruder Finn Inc.

425 E. 53rd St., New York, NY 10022

212/593-6400; fax: 212/593-6397

[email protected]
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.

Agency Statement:

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

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.

U.S. Office
Ruder Finn New York:
Rachel Spielman, exec. VP, RF Marketing
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UK Office
Nick Leonard, mng. dir., UK
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Greater China Office
Elan Shou, global chief growth officer; mng. dir., Asia Pacific & greater China
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India Office
Atul Sharma, mng. dir., Asia
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Hong Kong Office
Charles Lankester, exec. VP, global reputation and risk management
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Singapore Office
Brian Witte, VP, deputy gen. mgr., Singapore
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Malaysia Office
Adeline Phu, gen. mgr., Malaysia
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Clients Include:

Estée Lauder
Mercedes Benz
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

... Chip Scarzini 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...

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Expands DC Footprint

Wed., Dec. 21, 2022

... Ruder Finn expands its presence in the Washington, DC metro area with a new office that houses more...

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...

Accounts in Transit: Ruder Finn to Handle 2023 Gay Games

Thu., Oct. 20, 2022

... Ruder Finn Interactive Asia is named the official marketing partner for the 11th Gay Games, which...

Ruder Finn Tabs Tilton for Healthcare Post

Tue., Aug. 16, 2022

... Jon Tilton Jon Tilton joins Ruder Finn ’s executive leadership team as head, digital and social for healthcare as the agency expands...

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 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...

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

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022 at #6. PAN Communications, whose net fees held steady at $19.9 million, was #10. Ruder Finn , which did not break out its tech numbers last year, came in #8 with...

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' Christie Anbar ...

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" Kathy Bloomgarden ...

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. Based in...

Precision Adds Consumer Marketing Pro Williams

Thu., Mar. 3, 2022

...International and head of communications & PR for Swatch Group US. Williams also worked at Ruder Finn , Edelman and Marina Maher Communications....

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. Released Jan....

PR Rebounded in ’21 From Chaos of Pandemic ’20

Thu., Dec. 30, 2021

...unveiled in early 2022. David Finn 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...

Ruder Finn Names Harb US Design Director

Mon., Nov. 29, 2021

... Krystel Harb Ruder Finn has hired Krystel Harb, who has about 15 years of design experience, as US...

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 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 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...

On the Move: Precision Hires White House Staffer Kemp

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

...programs for consumer technology companies. Before Ogilvy, she was a group vice president at Ruder Finn , and she has also held several roles at WE Communications. At Inkhouse she will...

On the Move: Finsbury Glover Hering Hires Kaiser Permanente's Weier

Wed., Sep. 22, 2021

...was previously a partner at HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications. He has also worked at Ruder Finn , Hill+Knowlton Strategies and PainePR. At Powerhouse, Twer oversees such client-service functions as strategic counsel,...

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

... David Finn PR legend David Finn, who co-founded Ruder Finn with Bill Ruder more than 70 years ago, celebrated his 100th birthday on August...

Accounts in Transit: Ruder Finn Promotes Good Deeds in Singapore

Thu., Jul. 1, 2021

... Ruder Finn  picks up PR duties for Singapore's National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre. The agency will work...

On the Move: Wells Fargo's Fiske Sails to Royal Caribbean

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

...since 2019. Before that, she was senior vice president in the healthcare practice at Ruder Finn in New York. As a member of Evoke KYNE’s senior management team, Coyle will...

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...

On the Move: H+K Appoints Zhou to Head New Tech Group in Shanghai

Wed., Jun. 9, 2021

...was head of strategy at Ogilvy Discovery team and has worked at Burson-Marsteller and Ruder Finn . In her new position, Zhou will lead her consolidated practice team to serve multinational...

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...

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Launches RF Truth Vector

Mon., May 10, 2021

... Tejas Totade Ruder Finn launches RF Truth Vector, a digital offering that focuses on early detection of the...

News of Firms: Ruder Finn Launches Content Marketing Unit

Tue., Apr. 27, 2021

... Kathy Bloomgarden Ruder Finn launches analytics-driven content marketing offering to help clients develop cross-platform branded content. Under the...

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  Kathy Bloomgarden 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: American Sustainable Business Council Taps Neuwirth as First CCO

Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

...external communications at Danone. Before joining Danone, he was a senior vice president at Ruder Finn . Neuwirth also runs his own independent consulting practice, Neuwirth Communications. “Michael has a unique track...

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,...

Ruder Finn Inks $1.4M Pact with Huawei USA

Thu., Nov. 5, 2020

... Ruder Finn has signed a $1.4M “master procurement agreement” to provide communications services for Huawei Technologies...

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...

The Anxiety is Real: How Leaders Can Rise Above the COVID Crisis 

Wed., Oct. 7, 2020

...can serve as your north star through just about anything. *** Kathy Bloomgarden is CEO of Ruder Finn ....

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