Holmes Report 01 Jul 2012 // 11:00PM GMT
WASHINGTON, DC—Lane Bailey, former president of public affairs at GolinHarris and prior to that chief of staff for Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), and Dewey Square and Ryan McGinn veteran A.J. Donelson, have launched Advocom Group, a new global advocacy and communications agency, that will integrate government affairs, corporate leadership, and capital markets strategies.
Advocom Group has clients in healthcare, food safety, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications and financial sectors and offices in Washington, DC, New York, Beijing, and Brussels.
Advocom will develop and implement advocacy and communications strategies designed to build brands, expand markets, protect investments, and help businesses grow. Specific services include communications and media relations, message development and media training, crisis communications, social media strategies and content generation, private capital and capital markets advisory services, and lobbying and government relations.
The Advocom team also includes financial communications expert Christa Carey Dunn, formerly of Perkins Fund Marketing; Randi Kahn, a media relations specialist who previously worked at Amplify Public Affairs and GolinHarris; Jeff Kimball, former communications staff person for Senators Rockefeller and Biden; Ken Levinson, a senior public affairs executive whose past experience includes roles at KLC Strategies and AstraZeneca; Holly Page, former executive vice president of the Democratic Leadership Council; and Carolyn Tieger, former head of Porter Novelli’s Washington office.
Internationally, Advocom Group’s work in China and Brussels is led by Weber Shandwick veteran John Russell, founder of North Head, which focuses on public affairs and corporate communications services in Brussels and Beijing and is part of the Advocom Global Network; and Robert Magyar, who has agency experience in China and Japan.