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Spectrum Acquires Continuum

Thu, Feb. 8, 2024

By Steve Barnes

SpectrumSpectrum Science acquires clinical trial recruitment and engagement solutions provider Continuum Clinical.

When it's Time to Sell Your PR Agency

Fri, Jan. 19, 2024

By Rich Jachetti

Rich JachettiHow PR agency owners can navigate the M&A process in a way that yields a rewarding experience for both owners and the teams they leave behind.

Kekst Works Palladium's NAP Acquisition

Thu, Jul. 6, 2023

By Steve Barnes

PalladiumKekst CNC reps Palladium Equity Partners and its joint venture affiliate, Palladium Heritage, on the acquisition of National Auto Parts, USA;, NAP San Diego; and National Auto Parts-Oakland to form Collision Auto Parts, a platform serving customers in the automotive aftermarket collision repair sector.

ICR Acquires Bullfrog + Baum

Tue, Jun. 6, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer BaumICR has acquired Bullfrog + Baum, the 23-year-old PR shop focused on the hospitality, lifestyle, travel and consumer marketing sectors.

How to Recession-Proof Your Firm

Thu, Sep. 1, 2022

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldA few insights for PR firms that may be affected this year in the unanticipated event that a recession impacts their bottom line.

SEC Newgate Takes Stake in Global Strategy Group

Wed, Apr. 6, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

SECSEC Newgate, the Milan-based shop with 850 staffers in 43 offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America, has taken an investment stake in New York-based Global Strategy Group.

Ruder Finn Acquires Peppercomm

Thu, Mar. 31, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

BloomgardenRuder Finn has acquired Peppercomm, a firm that reported $9.2M in 2021 fee income for the 58th slot on O’Dwyer’s rankings of PR firms. (Updated)

Kekst CNC Works Extraction Oilís Merger

Mon, May 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ExtractionKekst CNC handles Extraction Oil & Gas as it combines with Bonanza Creek Energy in what the Colorado companies bill as a “merger of equals.”

Predictions for PR Agencies in 2021

Fri, Jan. 15, 2021

By Rich Jachetti, Art Stevens

Art Stevens and Rich JachettiWhy 2021 is shaping up to be a banner year for the mergers and acquisitions landscape within the public relations world.


Ten Reasons to Get a PR Agency Valuation

Mon, Jan. 11, 2021

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldThere are a number of circumstances when it becomes beneficial for PR agency owners to have a valuation of their firms performed by a qualified outside advisory organization.

The Psychology of Buying

Mon, Oct. 19, 2020

By Art Stevens

Art StevensMany initial conversations between the seller of a PR firm and a potential buyer don’t yield a second one. Here's what sellers say are some of the things buyers should avoid when negotiating an acquitision.

Surviving the New Recession

Tue, Mar. 24, 2020

By Rick Gould

Rick Gould The PR industry has come to a sudden halt. Firms are losing clients as companies put a pause on their services and financial obligations. Here are some tips based on the experiences and lessons learned from the Great Recession of 2008 to assist agencies in surviving our “new” recession and, hopefully, thriving when it ends.