Real estate PR pros, take notice: There’s a new sheriff in year alone, it’s repped Monsanto, Hershey and Valspar, among others.
It’s also been the big dog in several proxy fights, repping i Robot, Chipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings and Cabela’s.
They’re going to need the space, with new clients like IMAX, Lincoln Center, Toll Brothers City Living and Jerry Seinfeld’s joining Rubenstein stalwarts like the Yankees, News Corp, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration.
At 63 years old, Rubenstein’s also in an enviable position; its endurance qualifies it as a legacy agency, but its speed and smarts mean it’s still got as much juice as anyone can have in this business.
The firm’s private equity practice also grew by 50 percent, cementing its influence in the corridors of power.
It’s not all about celebs: the Brands division sprinkles stardust on clients like Pepsi, Activision and Samsung, who seriously needs it.
CEO Jeremy Fielding continues to energize the base; the firm’s bread and butter bankruptcy and crisis practices keep swelling, with overall growth of more than 20 percent for 2016.
Good news/bad news year for Edelman, still the world’s largest independent agency.
Strategic acquisitions and smart organic launches have defined DKC under CEO Sean Cassidy.
Its new DKC Analytics unit—led by former Obama campaign digital strategists—is bringing hardcore data analytics to microtarget audiences.