Communication is everything at Fleishman-Hillard. One of the leading public relations firms in the US, the company specializes in about 30 different practice groups and offers services ranging from public relations to marketing to reputation management. Conducting business in more than 20 languages, its expertise includes graphic design, media training, market research, and story placement. Fleishman-Hillard, which is a division of advertising conglomerate Omnicom, has about 80 offices across the globe. The firm's clients have included such heavy hitters as Procter & Gamble, Dell, Nortel, and Wal-Mart. Fleishman-Hillard was founded in 1946 by Al Fleishman and Bob Hillard; it was acquired by Omnicom in 1997.
Looking to the Asia/Pacific region, an area the company considers a key growth market, Fleishman-Hillard launched an office in Malaysia in 2010. The Malaysia office targets multinational firms. During 2011 the company continued to expand its presence in Asia, launching a global cap market service.
In order to expand and diversify, Fleishman-Hillard has been branching out into more niche areas. It has launched an animal care practice group serving veterinarians and consumers. Fleishman-Hillard also opened a sustainability communications practice designed to consult with clients on environmental issues and energy consumption policies.
In 2010 Fleishman-Hillard acquired D&LP Consultants SARL, a France-based public and media relations firm catering to the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. – less