NEW YORK—FD has acquired The Element Agency, a Canadian strategic communications consultancy specializing in sustainability, issue advocacy, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Established in 2003, Element clients include global and Canadian brands such AIG, EPCOR, Labatt and MGM MIRAGE, as well as NGOs such as the Canadian Boreal Initiative, the League of Conservation Voters and the David Suzuki Foundation.
The firm also provides counsel to leading political campaigns, including the Ontario Liberal Party, and public officials, including Vancouver’s newly-elected mayor, Gregor Robertson.
According to Ed Reilly, CEO of FD Americas, “The addition of FD Element serves as a valuable extension of FD’s footprint into Canada, strengthening our presence throughout the Americas. We have worked closely with Don Millar, Grant Draper and their experienced team for years, and now look forward to formally leveraging their vast expertise for clients across the Americas and network-wide.”
The Element Agency clients include AARP, Amnesty International, InBev, Media Matters for America, MGM Mirage, Power Up Canada, Rainforest Alliance, and Solar 1.