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73 HARTFORDBUSINESS.COM | DECEMBER 27, 2021 Largest advertising and public relations firms in Greater Hartford (Ranked by 2020 gross billings) Largest advertising and public relations firms in Greater Hartford (Ranked by 2020 gross billings) Services offered: Rank Firm 2020 gross billings Total employees/ Advertising employees/ PR employees B-to-B Crisis comm. Media plan/buy PR Soc. media Web design SEO Major clients Principal(s) Year founded 1 Cronin 50 Nye Road Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-659-0514; www.cronin- co.com $85,713,000 85 80 5 a a a a a a a Amica Insurance Co., Dunkin', Fidelity, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Quadient, Florence Bank, Center of Human Development, Silver Hill Hospital, State of Connecticut, Women's Health USA Mark Demuro Kimberly Manning Steve Wolfberg 1947 2 Adams & Knight Inc. 80 Avon Meadow Lane Avon, CT 06001 860-676-2300; www.adamsknight.com $83,775,000 64 NA NA a a a a a a a UMass Memorial Health, Webster Bank, Connecticut Office of Tourism, Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Hackensack Meridian Health, Connecticut Children's Jill M. Adams Bill Knight 1988 3 CashmanKatz 76 Eastern Blvd. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-652-0300; cashmankatz.com $76,895,000 26 21 5 a a a a a a a Mylanta, ECHN, NTL Grid, Orthopedic Assoc. Yale School Public Health, Edge Fitness, Gaylord & Shriners Hospital, Iron Mountain, Q88, Mass Mutual, NHLPA, Orbit, ScanOptics, AeroSnow, Hanna, Playcraft, DOT, DPH, DCF, KO, MahoneySabol, Ion Bank, WTNH 8 Tony Cashman Eric Cavoli Amanda Mueller 1992 4 Mintz + Hoke 40 Tower Lane Avon, CT 06001 860-678-0473; www.mintz- hoke.com $41,000,000 45 29 3 a a a a a a a Access Health CT, American School for the Deaf, Antares Capital, Cooper Surgical, Deloitte, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation Inc., Hartford HealthCare, Leonardo DRS, Medtronic, Mohegan Sun, New York Presbyterian Hospital, WellSpark, Women's Health Ron Perine Kara Mitchell Sara-Beth Donovan Andrew Wood Lynette McCarthy 1971 5 Avid Marketing Group (AMG) 100 Corporate Place Rocky Hill, CT 06067 860-436-3004; www.avidinc.com $22,000,000 62 NA NA a a a a a Beanitos, Boston Beer, Ste. Michelle, Constellation Brands, Delicato, Diageo, Dogfish Head, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Fever Tree, Heineken, Four Loko, Goya, Heinz, Proximo, O'Neil Wines, Sierra Nevada, The Wine Group, Treasury Wine Estates, Vantis Jonathan Gross DeAnna Drapeau 1986 6 Makiaris Media 101 Centerpoint Dr. Middletown, CT 06457 860-854-6380; makiarismedia.com $20,000,000 13 NA NA a a a CT Lottery, Connecticare, University of Connecticut, Minto, Maritime Aquarium, City of New Haven, State of CT Irene Makiaris Donna Staples 1987 7 BlueStar Communications Group 270 Farmington Ave., Suite 128 Farmington, CT 06032 860-677-4581; www.bluestarcg.com $5,100,000 12 11 1 a a a a a a Cigna, The Lee Co., NABCO, Group CBS, NanoFlex Power, Astrid, Bridgeport Fittings. I. Todd Russell Rick Mellon Laura Kennedy 1971 8 Web Solutions Inc. 5 Brookside Drive Wallingford, CT 06492 203-235-7777; www.websolutions.com $3,750,000 33 9 1 a a a a National Kidney Registry, University of Saint Joseph, Munson's Chocolates, GCI Outdoor, Hole in the Wall Gang, Simoniz USA Thomas Barton Lori O'Brien 1996 9 Gaffney Bennett Public Relations 1 Liberty Square, Suite 201 New Britain, CT 06051 860-229-0301; www.gbpr.com $2,200,000 9 0 7 a a a a a a a Eversource, ConnectiCare, WellSpark, Ørsted, Planet Fitness, Aquarion Water Company, DoorDash, Connecticut Green Bank, MetroHartford Alliance, Enstructure Patrick McGloin Justin May 2001 10 Stifel Marcin-The B2B Marketing Agency 294 New London Turnpike Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-659-0777; www.Stifel- Marcin.com $1,850,000 10 9 1 a a a a a a Henkel LOCTITE®, Newcomb Spring Corp, SFC KOENIG, OKAY Industries, Carlyle Johnson, Orange Research, Women in Manufacturing, Anthem Andrew Stifel Christine Marcin 2000 11 Co-Communications 71 Raymond Rd., Ste. 860 West Hartford, CT 06107 860-676-4400; www.cocommunications.com $1,531,108 11 NA 7 a a a a a a a Fordham University, The Palace Theatre, TitleVest—a First American Title Insurance Co., Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut Stacey Cohen Jessica Lyon 1997 12 Image Marketing Consultants 681 Main St. Plantsville, CT 06479 860-863-5861; imagemarketingconsultants.com $1,400,000 16 4 10 a a a a a a a Blue Back Square, Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, Dave & Buster's, CT Post Mall, Westfield Malls, University of Southern California, CT Democracy Center, Ripe Bar Juice Kate Terricciano 2007 13 McDowell Communications Group LLC 36 Trumbull St. Hartford, CT 06103 860-247-9100; www.mcdowellcg.com $1,300,000 5 NA 4 a a a a a The Jackson Laboratory, Dominion, CT Department of Public Health, CT Auto Retailers Association Duby McDowell 2006 14 Elkinson & Sloves Inc. 11 Talcott Notch Road Farmington, CT 06032 860-930-7750; www.elkinsonsloves.com $1,250,000 4 3 1 a a a a a a a CTrides/CT Dept of Transportation, Hartford Yard Goats, Trantolo &Trantolo, CT State Colleges and Universities/GEAR UP CT (CSCU), CT Latino News, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, New Haven Health Dept. CT Dept of Higher Education Jay Sloves 1981 15 Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations Inc. 289 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 860-560-0001; www.ctpr.com $950,000 5 NA NA a a a a a Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney, Kolmar, Kaman Aerospace, Credit Union League of CT, CT Public Broadcasting, Masonic Care, CLA CPAs, Johnson & Brunetti, American Eagle, CT State Medical Society, YMCA, Northwest Catholic, Women's Health Paddi LeShane 1988 16 Dennis PR Group LLC 41 Crossroads, Suite 228 West Hartford, CT 06117 860-778-3826; www.dennispr.com $225,000 4 2 2 a a a a a a a Apollo Medco, Anderson-Taylor, IT Lochner, I-84 Constructors, CT Business Hall Of Fame, FMAMRadio.com, USA Rails Trails Association, Michael Baker International, Bloomfield Police, Attorney Sylvia Ho, Bricklayers International, Ron Dresner Barbara Springer 2000 Source: Each firm via survey. Note: NA = Not available or not applicable. Other companies were contacted, but did not respond. If you believe your company should be represented on this list, please contact Lead Researcher Timothy Doyle. There is no cost to participate. —Compiled by Timothy Doyle. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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