New York-based financial PR shop Dukas Linden Public Relations has formed a partnership with London-headquartered global communications agency MHP Communications.
The partnership, which effectively produces a combined staff of 195, expands DLPR’s presence into Europe and Asia, and MHP’s financial and professional services foothold the U.S. The agencies will now act as exclusive partner, providing a range of support and counselng services to financial and professional services clients in the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe and Asia.
DLPR chairman and CEO Richard Dukas said “Our partnership with MHP will enable clients to work with us globally, and receive the same professional quality service in Asia and Europe as they do in the US. The partnership also will enable DLPR to continue to grow, diversify our client base and expand the depth and breadth of our service offerings.”
Founded in 2010, MHP is now one of the U.K.’s largest PR agencies. The communications consultancy, which staffs about 180, maintains additional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, as well as a new office in Frankfurt. The agency was formed in 2010 as a result of the merger of Hogarth PR, Mandate Communications and Penrose. It is owned by advertising and media company the Engine Group.
DLPR, formerly known as Dukas Public Relations, in 2015 accounted for nearly $5.3 million in finance-related net fees, ranking as one of the top ten PR firms in the financial category, according to O’Dwyer’s rankings of PR firms.