WASHINGTON, D.C.—British based technology public relations firm Lewis has added a Washington, D.C., office to its growing U.S. network. The office in the U.S. capital continues a period of aggressive expansion that has added six offices in less than a year, including Singapore, Milan, San Francisco and Copenhagen.
According to agency president and CEO Chris Lewis, the office was created to serve existing clients in the Washington, D.C. area and to expand Lewis’ public affairs capabilities in the United States.
Ian Lipner will lead the Washington operation, joining Lewis from Stanton Communications, where he lead the firm’s technology accounts. Lipner also created and moderates YoungPRPros.com, one of the world’s largest online public relations forums, and writes a regular column for PR News on trends in the industry.
“A more significant presence in Washington was an important next step in our effort to deliver our services worldwide,” says Lewis. “It not only allows us to better service to our clients in the region, but it also gives our entire client base a means to navigate regulation and to pursue business arising from the U.S. federal government.”
The Washington, D.C. office will immediately service several existing accounts in the area, including Gaithersburg, MD defragmentation software firm Raxco, and Platform Logic, a security software firm headquartered in Glenwood, MD.
Lewis has its U.S. headquarters in San Diego, Cal., and has wholly owned subsidiaries include Boston, San Francisco, Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Singapore; Stockholm, Sweden and Sydney, Australia. It has revenues currently of $10 million and employs over 100 staff.