APCO Worldwide

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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, president, North America

212/300-1800; fax: 212/300-1819; [email protected]
Pamela Passman, chief of corporate and managing director, New York

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

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

Suite 903, Tower C, Office Park, No.5, Jinghua South Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
86-10-6505-5127; [email protected]
Anne Wang, chief operating officer, Greater China

137 Market Street, #16-01, Singapore 048943, Singapore
65-6922-0555; fax: 011-65-6735-3077; [email protected]
JJ Lee, managing director, Southeast Asia

Clients Include:

Advanced Technology Research Council
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
The UAE Space Agency

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

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

Thu., Nov. 17, 2022

...social, 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

...be 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...

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