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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in healthcare, agriculture, and high-tech materials. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve the quality of life. At the same time, we aim to create value through innovation, growth, and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and acts as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. For more information, go to www.bayerus.com.


 Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces, and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Please visit www.chevron.com


Coyne is a full-service, integrated communications agency with expertise in a variety of industries. The agency consistently displays the knowledge and creativity that has made it one of the fastest-growing agencies. The agency is a member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independently-owned PR firms, and prominent clients include The Walt DisneyCompany, Hard Rock International, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Chrysler, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Shell Lubricants, Columbia Business School and Pfizer. Clients look to Coyne for its amazing combination of unbridled imagination, limitless enthusiasm, unwavering strategic approach and impeccable integrity. Fueled by the agency’s mission to be the best place to work, employees deliver high-profile programs that drive visibility, engagement and growth for many of the world's most-trusted brands. The agency has evolved far beyond its PR roots with a dedicated social media practice, an award-winning digital design group and a full advertising and marketing team. Coyne has won more than 750 industry honors in the past decade, including Midsize Agency of the Year by PRWeek, Consumer Agency of the Year, Best Agency to Work For in America andSmall Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report.



D S Simon is a digital, social and strategic video communications company established in 1986. The firm creates and distributes video content cross-platform, on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and others. D S Simon has won more than 100 industry awards and offers a state-of-the-art broadcast studio at its New York City Headquarters.


For more information, visit the company’s website www.dssimon.com or follow on Twitter @DSSimon.



In 1952, Dan Edelman planted the seed for a new kind of company – one that would redefine the role of PR. Sixty two years later, we continue to push the boundaries of what PR can do. Grounded by our core values and strengthened by our independence, we help clients communicate, engage, and build relationships with their stakeholders. For more information, visit www.edelman.com



Fahlgren Mortine, a finalist for PRWeek's 2012 Agency of the Year award, is one of the nation’s largest independent marketing and communications agencies with 2013 revenue of approximately $28 million and 15 locations in eight states. Fahlgren Mortine provides a full-service marketing and communications offering to clients around the world with industry specializations in business-to-business, education, financial services, healthcare, retail, technology, and tourism and economic development and lifestyle brands.


FleishmanHillard, one of the world’s leading PR firms, has built its reputation by using strategic communications to deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive, and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm operates worldwide through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit www.fleishman.com



Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 189,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.



At Golin, we possess the power to inspire and create change. By embracing new technologies and pushing creative boundaries, we help our clients adapt and win in a constantly changing world. We do things differently. Using our revolutionary g4 model, our specialist communities use proprietary tools to plan and execute powerful campaigns designed to create positive change for our clients. “Go All In” is our ethos and declaration that we are 100% committed to bravery over mediocrity. We are committed to delivering the deepest insights, boldest ideas and broadest engagement to the world’s leading brands through seamless integrated communications..


Hill+Knowlton Strategies offers senior counsel, insightful research, and strategic communications planning throughout the world. We have 89 offices in 52 countries, and our clients represent 46 of Interbrand’s 2010 Top 100 Global Brands. Fifty percent of global Fortune 500 companies have chosen to work with our firm, and our relationship with WPP – one of the world’s largest communications groups – gives us an unmatched worldwide presence.


Caring for the world one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our approximately 128,700 employees at more than 275 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of more than a billion people every day, throughout the world.



Uncommonly smart, curious and passionate – that’s who we are. Great ideas that shatter expectations – that’s what we do. Our people are empowered and inspired to think about products, companies and challenges in a different way. And we’re just crazy enough to believe you can actually change the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication. www.ketchum.com



Makovsky is a leading global integrated communications consultancy, building businesses and reputations with ideas that cross the boundaries of traditional, digital, social and experiential media.  Based in New York City with an office in Washington, DC, the agency specializes in several practice areas, including healthcare, financial and professional services, technology, digital branding, and energy and sustainability.  We are the founders of IPREX, the world’s second largest public relations partnership, through which we have global reach in 30 countries and 30 cities across the US.




MSLGroup is Publicis Groupe’s flagship strategic communications and engagement network, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events.  We create and celebrate data-driven big ideas and communications solutions in the digital age. We aim to be our clients’ most trusted adviser, source of unbound creativity, engagement, and value in the “always-on conversation.” As creative storytellers for this conversation age, we make our client’s voices matter.  We offer a truly holistic approach to communications that is story-based, multi-specialized, and channel neutral.

Ogilvy PR is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 85 offices across six continents. Ogilvy PR lives where influencer management, behavior change and narrative intersect. Simply put, we create love, loyalty and trustworthiness for brands. In 2013, Ogilvy was named Cannes Lions Network of the Year and Most Effective Agency Network by the Effie Global Effectiveness Index for the second consecutive year and named Digital/Social Media Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report. For more information, visit our website at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypr.

PadillaCRT is one of the top 10 independent public relations and communications agencies in the country, formed through the acquisition of CRT/tanaka by Padilla Speer Beardsley. We’ve brought together deep industry knowledge, meticulous research into audience needs and the best talent from across the country to help our clients inspire action and build their brands. Visit PadillaCRT.com.PadillaCRT is one of the top 10 independent public relations and communications agencies in the country, formed through the acquisition of CRT/tanaka by Padilla Speer Beardsley. We’ve brought together deep industry knowledge, meticulous research into audience needs and the best talent from across the country to help our clients inspire action and build their brands. Visit PadillaCRT.com.


Pfizer is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. We apply science and our global resources to improve health at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines. Our global healthcare portfolio includes biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer products.

Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest domestic carrier, boarding more Customers in the United States than any other airline. Customer Service is the Number One priority for the airline, and it encourages its Employees to think of Southwest as a Customer Service company that happens to fly airplanes. From the online booking to the actual flight, it is Southwest’s mission to make the travel experience a great one. Together with its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, Southwest serves more than 90 destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Combined, the airlines have more than 3,800 flights a day including more than 500 roundtrip markets. Not only does Southwest offer wallet-friendly fares at southwest.com, it also stands by policies not to nickel-and-dime Customers. First and second checked bags still fly free1 on Southwest-operated flights (yep, that includes skis and golf bags), plus Southwest doesn’t charge change fees.2  The airline’s award-winning frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards®, allows travelers to earn reward flights faster and easier than ever before. With unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates, and points that don’t expire, travelers can plan their next getaway no time.

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply. 2Fare difference may apply.

Toyota, the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through its Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, the company has built more than 28 million cars and trucks in North America, where it operates 14 manufacturing plants and directly employs nearly 40,000 people. Toyota’s 1,800 North American dealerships sold nearly 2.4 million vehicles in 2014, and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

TV Access specializes in messaging for nonprofit organizations. Our experience and results in PSA distribution is unparalleled in the industry. TV Access is uniquely qualified to provide distribution for any PSA campaign. We have been providing PSA services for more than 40 years. We have always recognized that we are in a service business and go out of our way to provide exceptional service. In 2011, we distributed more than 300 television, radio, out-of-home, transit, or alternative media campaigns for nonprofits and government agencies.



Loved by more than 2,000 agencies globally, WorkflowMax is cloud-based, all-in-one agency management software. It provides a single platform for all your project, time, and invoice management needs. WorkflowMax is a fully integrated platform that offers lead management, job tracking and costing, time tracking, custom quotes, document management, invoicing, advanced reporting and integration with more than 25 other best-in-class technologies. For more information, visit www.workflowmax.com.



YouGov was built on a simple idea: The more people participate in the decisions made by the institutions that serve them, the better those decisions will be. YouGov isn’t just a traditional research company; we’re constantly developing new ways to enable more collaborative decision-making.
We combine the stream of data we get from that conversation with our broad research expertise and deep industry experience. So we’re able to offer our clients proprietary products like BrandIndex, YouGov Omnibus, as well as a whole spectrum of custom research solutions


Zeno Group is the midsize, global communications agency committed to the fearless pursuit of the unexpected – helping clients make the most of the evolving role of PR in ways that disrupt the market and make a difference for our clients. Zeno employs more than 135 professionals in the US across offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Silicon Valley with another 100 staff in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Zeno specializes in marketing consumer, health, and technology brands.