Ruder Finn | Finn Partners (US)


Ruder Finn is a second-level global public relations network, with a strong presence in the US and China, offices in a few other key European and Asian cities, and a network of affiliates in other markets. Founded in 1948 by David Finn and Bill Ruder, it was one of the original pioneers of the industry. At its peak in the 1960s it was the world's biggest PR firm. Ruder Finn now offers a full range of corporate communications, public affairs and general PR services, but is perhaps best known for its strength in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. Subsidiaries include an inhouse advertising agency and digital creative shop RFI Studios. The group remains privately owned and family-run. Co-founder David Finn remains group chairman, and several children and grandchildren also work in the industry. His daughter Kathy Bloomgarden is CEO of Ruder Finn. Her brother Peter Finn runs Finn Partners, now an entirely separate standalone PR agency operating mainly in the US which split off from the main agency in 2011. Another sibling Amy Binder runs much smaller third agency RF/Binder, which launched in 2001 as a division of the main Ruder Finn agency but is also now entirely separate. Industry watcher The Holmes Report estimated fee income of $74m in 2015 for Ruder Finn, just ahead of Finn Partners at $71m. 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 Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.

Capsule checked 22nd April 2016

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