Founded Six Years Ago, the Multi-specialist Boutique Agency Has Quickly Become One of the Country’s Best
NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 – kwittken + company (KCO), a kbs+p partner company and a member of the MDC Partners Network (Nasdaq: MDCA), was named Boutique Public Relations Agency of the Year for 2011 by industry leading publication PRWeek. The honor was announced at the annual PRWeek Awards dinner, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in New York City on March 10, 2011. The PRWeek Awards dinner and presentation is one of the biggest PR industry events of the year where more than a thousand senior PR and marketing executives from around the country converge to find out who is the best of the best in PR for the year.
“To be named the 2011 Boutique Agency of the Year is an incredible honor for us, especially this year,” said Aaron Kwittken, kwittken + company’s CEO and managing partner. “This year has been wildly transformative for our business. To now include Boutique Agency of Year to our list of accomplishments over the past 12 months, is more than we could have imagined.”
Over the past 12 months, kwittken + company has experienced a number of important milestones. In September 2010, kirshenbaum, bond, senecal + partners, an integrated marketing services firm, acquired a majority stake in the multi-specialist firm. The new relationship enabled kwittken + company to create a new agency model offering integrated marketing programs based on ideas born from multiple influences that integrate all of the diverse tactics that are used to influence target audiences. In December 2010, it opened its first international office in London.
“This honor represents the validation of the vision and plan Aaron and I set into motion six years ago,” said Jason Schlossberg, kwittken + company’s president and partner. “We’ve always known that small agencies built upon the shoulders of a team of consummate professionals can deliver the multi-specialist capabilities that leading brands truly need today.”
Agencies are selected by a jury of leading PR professionals from agency, corporate and government teams, and winners are chosen on the basis of a wide range of criteria including, but not limited to, business success, agency milestones and the strength of employee benefit programs.
About kwittken + company
kwittken + company (KCO), a partner company of kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners and a member of The MDC Partners network, is an elite, multi-specialist public relations and marketing agency that provides its clients with results extending far beyond traditional PR. We’re known as the intelligent communications agency because we believe thinking should always precede speaking. We work with established and emerging brands in the media/publishing, healthcare, financial services, technology, consulting, B2B, travel, luxury, fashion/retail, and design sectors to help them realize their business goals through intelligently designed, results-oriented communications campaigns. The agency, which is headquartered in New York City, was founded by Aaron Kwittken. The firm was awarded best new agency of the year in 2006 by The Holmes Report, given honorable mention for small agency of year in 2007 and named a finalist for boutique agency of the year in 2009, both by PRWeek. Clients include Stryker Corporation, Towers Watson, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, McGraw-Hill, Coursesmart, DSM Biomedical, The Beanstalk Group, ideeli.com, and ThomsonReuters. For more information, please visit http://www.kwitco.com.
About kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners
kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners, a member of the MDC Partners Network, is a leading digitally integrated marketing communications firm headquartered in New York and Atlanta with offices in Toronto and Montreal. kbs+p provides expert counsel across the full range of practices including brand and product innovation, emerging technologies, IP, advertising, eCRM, data & analytics, social media marketing, mobile and direct marketing. The Media Kitchen, a dedicated in-house media company, offers full-service, state-of-the-art media planning and buying capabilities, SEM and real-time web analytics through. kbs+p is proud to serve a blue chip roster of clients that includes BMW, Cablevision, Church’s Chicken, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta, HomeGoods, Levi Strauss & Co., NetJets and Weight Watchers among others.