Lorne and Stacey Fisher opened Fish Consulting in October of 2004, making it the youngest firm profiled in this year’s report card. With revenues of less than $500,000, it’s a long way from competing with the giant multinationals, but its founders have an interesting pedigree—Lorne as director of PR and events for The Absolut Spirits Company and managing major national accounts at Ketchum, Stacey as an investor relations executive with Home Depot and several technology companies—and the firm has already built up an enviable client list that includes FRIS Vodka, wine store franchiser WineStyles, business research and analysis FIND/SVP, and Wal-Mart’s Quick Quality Care walk-in medical clinics.
Fish is a full-service communications consulting firm that helps companies build relationships with consumers, shareholders or employees. Most of its assignments are national in scope, and its client list spans a variety of industries, including consumer goods, business-to-business, beverage alcohol, sports marketing, healthcare and various micro- to small-cap companies for whom it provides investor relations support. In addition, Lorne Fisher has experience targeting the lesbian and gay communities for Absolut.
Perhaps the most interesting assignment of the firms first year was the launch of Quick Quality Care within Wal-Marts in