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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: 809. Founded: 1984.

Agency Statement:

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business. Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

•Corporate Communication
•Crisis, Issues & Litigation Management
•Marketing Communication
•Media Relations & Training
•Research Strategy & Measurement

Brad Staples, global CEO; Margery Kraus, founder & exec. chmn.

360 Park Ave. South, 11th flr., New York, NY 10010
212/300-1800; fax: 212/300-1819;
[email protected]
Kelly Williamson, president, North America

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

137 Market Street, #16-01, Singapore 048943, Singapore
65-6922-0555; fax: 011-65-6735-3077; [email protected]
James Yi, mng. dir., Southeast Asia & Korea

Clients Include:

Educational Testing Service
North Carolina Community College System

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

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...

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

...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 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

...at 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...

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