Winston Agency

Finn Partners has acquired Georgetown-based Winston Agency, a purpose and sustainability advocacy shop, a move that powers the number of staffers in the independent firm's social impact group to about the 100 mark.

Bess Winston launched her firm in 2013 after senior VP stints at Golin and Ogilvy PR. She also was PR director-finance & economics for the Cayman Islands and deputy chief of staff for Illinois Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush.

She will become Finn's senior partner for global purpose and social impact in the DC region.

WA will be rebranded "The Winston Agency, a Finn Partners Company," and its people will move into Finn's Washington office early next year.

Winston will work closely with Jessica Berk Ross, managing partner of Finn's PA practice, and Gil Bashe, global health & purpose chair.

WA represented clients such as World Bank Group, Avery Dennison, Meals on Wheels, Northrop Grumman, Farmers Insurance, Global Food Safety Partnership, Amazon Biodiversity Center and Armstrong World Industries.

Art Stevens of The Stevens Group represented WA in the transaction.

Finn ranks No. 1 in O'Dwyer's purpose/corporate social responsibility category with $9.3M in 2021 fee income.