Allison & Company Acquires Pisinski's Firm
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Allison & Company Acquires Pisinski's Firm

Allison & Partners, the public relations and marketing communications firm formed last year when Scott Allison spun off the west coast operations of Connors Communications, has acquired The Montgomery Group.

Paul Holmes

SAN FRANCISCO—Allison & Partners, the public relations and marketing communications firm formed last year when Scott Allison spun off the west coast operations of Connors Communications, has acquired The Montgomery Group, a Bay Area communications agency founded in 1992 by industry veteran Stephen Pisinski. Pisinski died unexpectedly in May.
 
John Haering, who took over as acting president of TMG after Pisinski’s death, said he was confident the decision to sell to Allison & Partners was the right one. He said he and Patrice Piskinski, owner of TMG and the founder’s widow, “wanted to find a home for TMG where the clients will continue to be serviced by their teams without interruption and where the employees will have a real opportunity
to further their careers.  This is the kind of acquisition that Steve would have approved of. 
 
“Allison & Partners is a great cultural fit, and we’re enthusiastic about coming on board.”
 
The addition of TMG’s employees brings Allison & Partners staff to 30 across its San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego offices.  TMG represented eight clients in the consumer products, financial services, hospitality, retail services and pharmaceuticals industries and they will bring billings for the firm to more than $3 million in 2002.
Says Scott Allison, “We are saddened by the circumstances that brought this about. The Montgomery Group built a strong reputation for creative, results-oriented work and excellent client relationships. Our goal at Allison & Partners is to continue this tradition.”
In addition to the acquisition, Allison & Partners announced the launch of the Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Fund, which will make annual contributions to the Public Relations Society of America.
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