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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, pres., North America

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

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

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

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

Clients Include:

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

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

Rupert Isn't Going Anywhere

Fri., Sep. 22, 2023

...of absence from Edelman, where she was US CEO. She joined Edelman in 2017 from APCO Worldwide , where she was the managing director of the firm’s DC office, and previously headed...

On the Move: Trailrunner Hires Edelman's Hand

Fri., Sep. 22, 2023

...strategy + executive thought leadership at Rogers & Cowan PMK and a VP at APCO Worldwide . She will guide clients in effectively communicating complex mobility and electrification technologies. "The addition...

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. Brown joins...

Health PR Firms Post 24.8% '22 Growth

Thu., Apr. 6, 2023 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...

News of Firms: APCO Worldwide Acquires Camarco

Tue., Mar. 28, 2023

... APCO Worldwide  acquires London-based financial communications firm Camarco. Camarco’s team of more than 40 client-facing experts and...

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...

On the Move: APCO Worldwide Hires Transportation Pro Saull

Thu., Feb. 2, 2023

... Christina Saull APCO Worldwide hires Christina Saull as a senior director in its Washington, DC office. Prior to joining...

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

Thu., Nov. 17, 2022, 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 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...

APCO's Dechter Enrolls at Princeton

Tue., Nov. 23, 2021

... Gadi Dechter 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...

APCO Pitches Abu Dhabi as Tech Powerhouse

Mon., Oct. 25, 2021

... APCO Worldwide has signed on to provide strategic communications services for the Technology Innovation Institute of...

Leung Takes Teneo Post

Tue., Oct. 12, 2021 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,...

APCO Pitches Egypt's 'Building Back Better' Forum

Tue., Sep. 7, 2021

... APCO Worldwide is working for the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation to promote US media coverage...

On the Move: Ogilvy PR Grabs Volkswagen Duo for Social Content Posts

Wed., Aug. 25, 2021 Ogilvy, while Flint was previously associate director of strategic and digital sourcing at APCO Worldwide . “Nasreen and Natasha have an impressive track record of delivering innovative solutions for brands...

On the Move: APCO Worldwide Vet Bissen Gets Head Start Post

Thu., Aug. 19, 2021

... Bob Bissen The National Head Start Association names former APCO Worldwide senior director Bob Bissen director of government affairs. Bissen is the founder and president of...

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. Kelly Stepno 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...

On the Move: Allison+Partners Puts Webb in Charge of Healthcare

Mon., May 24, 2021

...for pharmaceutical, device, and nonprofit clients. She’s also served as a vice president at APCO Worldwide and associate director, communications for The Brookings Institution’s Center for Health Policy. In her...

On the Move: Hill+Knowlton Taps Raspiengeas for Corporate Duties in France

Tue., May 11, 2021

...London, specializing in corporate positioning, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement. He previously worked at APCO Worldwide in the Gulf, the U.K. and the U.S., and spent five years at Havas...

Financial Firms Thrive Amid Chaotic Year

Mon., May 3, 2021 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...

Healthcare Firms Saw Fees Rise More Than 30% in 2020

Mon., Apr. 19, 2021

...percent to $34.2M, advanced to the No. 4 slot. The New York firm passed APCO Worldwide , which grew 3.2 percent to $32.6M, and Spectrum, down 2.9 percent to $32.9M.   Evoke KYNE...

APCO Worldwide 'Greens' Abu Dhabi's Oil Co.

Fri., Apr. 16, 2021

... APCO Worldwide has agreed to supply strategic communications and media relations services to the Abu Dhabi...

News of Firms: APCO Works With George Floyd Foundation

Wed., Apr. 14, 2021

... APCO Worldwide has signed on to provide The George Floyd Memorial Foundation with critical services to...

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