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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.


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. Prominent clients including The Walt Disney Company, Hard Rock International, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Chrysler, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Mary Kay, Inc., Shell Lubricants, Columbia Business School and Pfizer 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 and Small Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report.



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



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.



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



MSLGroup is Publicis Groupe’s flagship strategic communications and engagement network. We are a next-generation agency network that creates and celebrates datadriven 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 offer a truly holistic approach to communications that is story-based, multispecialized, 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.


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 25 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 more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2013, and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

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.