Cohn & Wolfe (US)

Cohn & Wolfe is among the world's Top 15 full-service public relations agencies, and the #4 in WPP's portfolio. It sits centrally within the group, although it tends to be associated with Grey Group, and is best-known for consumer or corporate PR and healthcare. As a result of strong growth over the past couple of years, it was recognised as 2016 North America Large PR Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report. The network spans 55 offices across 34 countries, but C&W is strongest by far in North America. The agency positions itself as a slightly more unconventional or "challenger" PR network, with greater willingness than some to be entrepreneurial or take a few risks. The current business was created by the merger in 2008 of Grey's previous PR practice GCI with the original Cohn & Wolfe business, then a unit of Y&R Brands. The resulting group also serves as an umbrella for several standalone units, including public affairs agency Quinn Gillespie, interactive specialist Schematic, technology adviser AxiCom and mobile shop Joule. Donna Imperato is global CEO. Industry watcher The Holmes Report estimated fee income of $200m in 2015. Adbrands does not currently profile this company but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe. 

Capsule checked 13th April 2017

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