Art Stevens, co-managing partner of SGP Worldwide (StevensGouldPincus) has announced the formation of The Stevens Group.
Serving as its founder and managing partner, Stevens will provide such services to PR agencies and organizations as mergers and acquisitions facilitation, consulting, personal asset management, business development, profitability enhancement, operational streamlining, key employee retention, and leadership coaching and training.
The Stevens Group will continue providing key executives to PR agencies. It will extend its role in the PR agency space by establishing a new practice in new media, interactive, digital, social media and online marketing. In addition to continuing his run as one of the key leaders in the PR agency world of mergers and acquisitions, Stevens will now be able to offer quality new media firms to potential buyers.
Stevens has put together a team that provides a broad range of services to PR agencies. TSG’s senior associates consist of individuals who have collectively contributed to the goals and aspirations of PR and marketing communications agency owners for a number of years.
Stevens will remain co-managing partner of SGP Worldwide into the foreseeable future helping to oversee its present pipeline of merger, acquisition and consulting clients. SGP has been serving the PR agency marketplace for the past ten years. Among its recent transactions are the acquisition of Schwartz Communications by MSL Group of Publicis, Widmeyer Communications by Finn Partners, and Turner PR by Fahlgren Mortine.
Stevens founded and ran LobsenzStevens, a top-twenty-five independent PR agency headquartered in New York before its acquisition by Publicis Groupe. He is the author of “The Persuasion Explosion”, a bestselling non-fiction book about the role of public relations in contemporary American life.
He also taught public relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University, is the recipient of the John Hill Award for lifetime achievement in the public relations field presented by the New York Chapter of PRSA; and is the recipient of the Patrick Jackson Award by PRSA national also for lifetime achievement.
He is a PRSA Fellow, past president of the New York Chapter and a past board member and officer of PRSA national.
For more information about The Stevens Group, go to www.theartstevensgroup.com or call (732) 748-8583.