History

Who we are drives everything we do.

In December 2011, FINN Partners was born. I served 11 years as the co-CEO of a historic agency that carried my father’s name – and mine. Yet after 30-plus years of working at that firm, I realized I wanted to build something different – something bold, meaningful, and amazing for clients, our colleagues, and the communities in which we operate. “Amazing” was, and is, for me an important word. I imagined we could be “amazing” every day. I aimed to create a place where talented people could gather – virtually or in person – and do big things for clients, and make a difference in the communities important to us.

Peter Finn

Peter Finn

Founding Managing Partner

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We launched with a shared vision. FINN Partners operates under a “new” agency model. We’re driven by a collaborative spirit, supported by a 70-plus-year legacy, and attuned to the energy and speed of today’s high-tech world. Over the years, our Founding Managing Partners – highly respected colleagues who took the leap with me from our former agency – have been joined by principals from other great agencies that have become part of FINN Partners. So many other talented individuals are with us now, too, intrigued by the idea of doing amazing things in an amazing workplace community.

We’ve made our mark quickly. FINN Partners has been named “Best New Agency,” “Best PR Agency to Work for in North America,” and “Best Mid-Sized Agency of the Year” multiple times.

At our founding, we had $24 million in fees. Today, we have grown to more than $100 million in fees, more than 800 colleagues, and 22 offices across three continents. We’re now one of the world’s largest agencies.

We share the genes of a respected agency that pioneered today’s integrated communications. But we are not that agency. We are unique. We are purposeful. We are focused on the future – and building that future each amazing day.

The strategic acquisitions that have expanded FINN Partners and deepened our talent pool.

  • ABI

    ABI joined FINN Partners in 2017, bringing their world-class expertise to the Manufacturing sector.

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  • Agency Ten22

    In 2021, Agency Ten22 joined FINN Partners, expanding our health information tech capabilities and Nashville-based health provider service group, solidifying FINN as one of the largest agencies in health innovation dedicated to improving people’s lives.

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  • Barokas Communications

    Experts in servicing early stage, emerging and high-growth technology companies, Barokas Communications was acquired by FINN Partners in 2021, solidifying the agency’s position as a global tech PR powerhouse and fueling the agency’s expansion into Seattle and Denver, two of the fastest growing U.S. markets.

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  • CatchOn

    With offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, CatchOn brought travel & hospitality, wellness, food & beverage, and architecture & design expertise to FINN Partners when it was acquired in 2019.

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  • CCI

    CCI joined FINN Partners global community in spring 2021, adding depth and breadth to the firm’s Investor Relations capabilities with decades of expertise in SEC-regulated communications for virtually every industry, as well as corporate design services.

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  • DVL Seigenthaler

    In 2015, DVL Public Relations & Advertising and Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc. merged into FINN Partners, propelling our capabilities as one of the most dynamic public relations and marketing agencies in the Southeast U.S.

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  • Greenfield Belser

    Greenfield Belser, one the nation’s most celebrated brand design and B2B digital marketing firms in the nation’s capital, was acquired by FINN Partners in 2016, bringing the best marketing in the legal and professional services sectors to FINN.

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  • Horn Group

    After two decades serving the technology industry by providing award-winning communications programs, the Horn Group merged with FINN Partners in 2015. The collaboration extended the firm’s digital marketing offering across the globe.

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  • Johnson King

    Acquired by FINN Partners in 2014, Johnson King was recognized as one of Europe’s most trusted and respected technology PR agencies. This merger allowed for stronger integrated campaigns across the B2B client roster in North America and Europe.

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  • Lane PR

    LANE PR, one of the best-known agencies in the Pacific Northwest was acquired by FINN Partners in 2016. The team continues to deliver programming to FINN’s Financial Services, Technology, Health, Consumer, and Food & Beverage sectors.

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  • Lazar

    Lazar Partners, a health-dedicated public and investor relations agency in New York, joined FINN Partners in 2019, adding renowned clinical writing, advocacy, media relations and investor relations work experience to the greater FINN network.

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  • M Silver

    Following three-plus decades as a leading travel public relations agency, M. Silver joined FINN Partners in 2012. Since that time, the team has become one of the most comprehensive travel communications practices in the industry.

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  • MHC

    Medical & Health Consulting — a Paris-based health consultancy focusing on biopharma, professional health associations, health technology and medical device companies — joined FINN Partners in 2019, bringing key talent to the Health Practice in Europe.

  • MintTwist

    Acquired by FINN Partners in 2021, MintTwist is one of London’s leading digital marketing agencies, servicing clients across Europe. Adding them to our team increased the strength of our global digital marketing team.

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  • Missy Farren & Associates (MFA)

    In 2018, FINN Partners acquired MFA, a New York-based PR and integrated marketing communication agency with expertise in wellness, travel & hospitality, lifestyle brands, sports and social responsibility.

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  • Moorgate

    Moorgate Communications, a specialist financial services firm based in the City of London, was acquired in 2019 to expand and consolidate our global financial services practice.

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  • Rogers

    In 2011, FINN Partners acquired the Rogers Group, a Los Angeles-based firm focused on consumer marketing, public education and public affairs, which helped to expand our West Coast presence and elevate our positioning in the Los Angeles market.

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  • Small Army

    Small Army, an integrated marketing, advertising & creative services agency, joined FINN Partners in 2019. This move deepened the firm’s global marketing offering and brought in new clients across a variety of industries.

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  • The Brighter Group

    In 2018, FINN Partners acquired The Brighter Group, a leading London-based PR and marketing firm. This merger extended the travel practice’s reach even more broadly outside the United States to Europe and added several high-profile travel clients.

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  • Widmeyer

    FINN Partners acquired Widmeyer Communications in 2013. The move strengthened our Washington, D.C. presence and Education Practice, adding a stable of strategic communications experts and public policy advocates in PreK-12 education.

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  • Ying Communications

    In 2017, FINN Partners established its first office in the Asia Pacific with the acquisition of Ying Communications. Ying brought PR, content marketing and digital & social media management expertise in the B2B tech sector.

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  • ZPR

    FINN Partners acquired ZPR, a leading retail and consumer PR agency, in 2019, kickstarting FINN’s consumer practice expansion in the United Kingdom and Europe. ZPR brought deep talent in the retail, fashion, lifestyle, beauty and wellness sectors.

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