Dennis Christianson
Dennis Christianson

Finn Partners has acquired Anthology Marketing Group, the 86-member Honolulu-based integrated marketing communications shop with a robust travel and tourism practice.

The firm counts Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, Hawaiian Airlines, Guam Visitors Bureau, USS Missouri Memorial, Polynesian Cultural Center and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa as clients.

Dennis Christianson, Anthology's founder/CEO, will join Finn Partners as managing partner. Anthology's Mary Fastenau, David Pettinger, Wenona Harris and Nathan Kam will become senior partners.

Christianson said access to Finn Partner's resources will help Anthology "grow and serve our clients better in Hawaii, and beyond."

Peter Finn said the addition of Anthology would significantly expand the travel practice that earned the No. 3 spot in O'Dwyer's rankings with fees of $10.4M in 2020.

Debbie Flynn, global travel practice leader, called Hawaii "the gold standard of travel destinations across the globe" and praised Anthology's "strong track record of creating innovative, cutting-edge integrated work."

Anthology also handles clients in the financial, healthcare, communications, retail, sustainability, education and transportation sectors, including Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaiian Telcom, PACCAR and Kenworth Trucks.

Finn Partners chalked up $108.9M in overall 2020 fees.