Looking for a full-service PR and marketing firm in New York – here are several that may fit the bill, especially if you are looking for one in the professional services, real estate, beauty, and health sectors.
Zlokower Company was founded in 1983 specializing in work with healthcare, real estate, education, non-profits, technology, and various professional service organizations. They are full-service offering help with communications, marketing, and public relations in the various forms of media. According to their website, they draw “on the diverse background of our professional team of experienced journalists, public relations specialists, social media strategists, branding experts, and marketing enthusiasts.”
Harry Zlockower founded the firm and continues as President. When he opened the doors of Zlockower, he already had a rich history in PR working as VP of several well-known agencies in the City. Zlokower continues by saying that Harry “is past president of the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NY) and the 2014 winner of the Philip Dorf Award for Mentoring.”
The firm has received awards from Technology Marketing Magazine, the League of American Communications Professionals, and the PRSA. Some of their clients include Netlink Corp, Maxell Corporation of America, Fifth Avenue Eye Center (NYC), Schwartz, Levine & Kaplan, Citicorp – Cardprocessing, Speedway Children’s Charities, Hearts on Fire Diamonds, and Grubb & Ellis.
Great Ink was founded in 1992 by Roxanne Donovan. They work with real estate, financial, and business communities with clients all around the world. They offer the full spectrum of PR assistance for their clients. Roxanne began writing in newspapers about real estate when she was still in college. In fact, she managed a newspaper during those days as well. So she brings extensive experience when dealing with real estate clients and the PR work needed – though she credits her “sales” talents to her father, who she says loved his work as a salesman.
Donovan learned what works and doesn’t work when it comes to real estate news, and so Great Ink was named because they place great articles in print for their clients. Some of the many publications they’ve placed information with include The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, NBC News, The New York Times, Pensions and Trust, and Entrepreneur. And their clients include Tribeca Associates, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, National Corporate Bank, Crown Acquisitions, Kushner Companies, and Half Moon Ventures.
Lippe Taylor is a boutique firm specializing in marketing to women. At their Park Avenue office, everything is open and sunny, allowing everyone the ability to enjoy the view outside, but they’ve also set things up for maximum enjoyment for workers and visitors inside too. They feel the firm mascot is Wonder Woman, and images of her are found throughout their offices. Both the ladies and men’s restrooms are stocked to the rafters in beauty products, and they have one day every week they call sweet day – bringing in a wide variety of sweet treats, because, as they say, sugar is the ultimate brain food.
LP puts out reports and research information regularly on women’s buying patterns and practices. Women of all ages and backgrounds get covered by their efforts at some point, allowing them time and opportunity to improve year over year. They offer full-service PR and marketing efforts for their clients. The founding member and CEO is Maureen Lippe, and the GM is Gerald Taylor.
Pierce Mattie Communications is located in Midtown Manhattan, and they specialize in the beauty and spa, jewelry, health and wellness, home, fitness, fashion and apparel, grooming, and accessories sectors of the market providing both marketing and PR efforts from their full-service agency. Their offices can also be turned into a showcase for client’s products and services, including a showroom and a spa and treatment area. The décor is more zen meets European spa than what many firms representing beauty and fashion show in their offices. They call their space a Media Oasis.
The firm has a great reputation with its workers as well as clients, many of their staff remain with them for more than five years and still rave about the experience. Some of their clients include ReVive, CLEAN, Old Navy, Grooming Lounge, GUESS, Katrina Kelly, Marc Blackwell, LA Boxing, and 21 Drops.
Cooney Waters Unlimited is a full-service agency specializing in the health and wellness fields – including biotechnology, diagnostics and devices, medical, corporate counsel, and help with all fields of media and marketing. The company was founded in 1992 and currently has around 50 employees. They also have subsidiaries, Alembic Health and The Corkery Group, all overseen by CEO Timothy Bird. Cooney Waters functions as the PR and Marketing arm of the business.
According to Odwyer’s profile on the company, “Cooney Waters pushes creative boundaries to deliver innovative marketing communications approaches across therapeutic areas and health sectors. We are passionate about scientific innovation, breakthrough medicines and technologies, and creating ground-breaking coalitions to improve patient care.” Some of their clients include Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Novartis, UN agency Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, US Centers for Disease Control, and Alere, Inc.
If you are a PR professional looking for a new position, some of these are currently hiring as well. Check them out to see if they are a fit for you.