F-H Acquires Dallas Public Affairs Firm
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F-H Acquires Dallas Public Affairs Firm

Fleishman-Hillard has added to its Dallas operations with the acquisition of Allyn & Company, a leading regional public affairs firm best know for its work as a consultant to Mexican President Vicente Fox

Paul Holmes

ST. LOUIS, January 10—Fleishman-Hillard, already the largest public relations firm in Texas, has added to its Dallas operations with the acquisition of Allyn & Company, a leading regional public affairs firm best know for its work as a consultant to Mexican President Vicente Fox and its support of Republican political candidates.
 
The acquired firm will operate independently under its own name, but will work closely with Fleishman’s existing Dallas operations as well as with its GPC International public affairs unit.
 
“Allyn & Company has built an excellent reputation across a wide range of client services and is especially well-respected in the public affairs arena,” says F-H chairman John Graham. “Adding its capabilities to our Fleishman-Hillard and GPC International operations not only reinforces our position as the world’s leading public affairs consulting, it also strengthens our already significant presence in Texas, the Southwest and Mexico.”
 
Allyn & Company, founded in 1983, specializes in advocacy, public affairs, and political media, and works with corporations, trade associations, government entities, nonprofit organizations, and political causes, with clients including 7-Eleven, Bank of America, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. It has offices in Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, and Mexico City.
 
The agency worked on the election of President Fox, and produced independent advocacy TV ads supporting the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush. It has handled more than 200 campaigns for U.S. senators, governors, members of Congress, and others.
 
According to Allyn & Company founder Rob Allyn, who will continue as president of the firm, “By becoming part of the world’s largest public relations agencies, we can offer our clients direct access to the powerful resources of a global team of outstanding professionals who share our passion for great service and quality results.”
           
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