ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY—Long Island public relations firm The Blankman Group is merging with the public relations division of the branding agency Harrison Leifer DiMarco. The new group will be known as HLD/Blankman Public Relations.
TBG is relocating its entire staff, including founder and CEO Howard Blankman and president and COO, Don Miller, to HLD’s Rockville Centre headquarters. Blankman will head the new division as president of HLD/Blankman and Miller will hold be a vice president, alongside Julie Gross Gelfand, HLD’s current vice president and director of public relations.
Combined billings will be about $1.5 million.
Says Blankman, “I can think of no better way for TBG to move forward than to join Harrison Leifer DiMarco, which has become a powerhouse in the Long Island business community. The synergies are there, and best of all, we’ll be able to do so much more for our clients with this addition of HLD’s talent and resources.”
Blankman started his firm in May 1968 and has represented a wide variety of clients from local nonprofit organizations to major U.S. companies such as Dow Chemical during the Agent Orange crisis.