Healthcare and life sciences agency Spectrum has opened a new office in Atlanta.
The Washington D.C.-based agency’s newest location is housed in the Ponce City Market, in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
The announcement marks the second new location Spectrum has opened in 2015. The agency, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, opened a New York office in March. President Jonathan Wilson said Spectrum’s recent growth can be attributed to “strategic hires, expanded offerings, and commitment to client service.”
In a statement, the agency noted that its decision to open an Atlanta office was a response to the city’s appealing market and rich pool of talent, referring to Atlanta as a “new hotbed for innovative companies.”
Spectrum partner and senior VP Amanda Sellers will head the Atlanta office.
“With the Centers for Disease Control, Emory University and Georgia Tech, Atlanta is an emerging center of technology and a real incubator of ideas,” said Sellers. “We know that talented teams draw dynamic clients, and Spectrum is thrilled to be able to tap into this vibrant scientific community.”
Spectrum was listed number-eight this year for healthcare PR, according to O'Dwyer's ranking of independent PR firms. The agency boasted a 33-percent gain in 2014 fees from the year prior.