New York’s Top Specialty PR Firms, From Travel to Tech and Beyond By John Bonazzo and Michael Kaminer December 13, 2017
Curt LaBelle from Global Health Investment Fund was a guest on “FBN: AM.”
BUSINESS IS COMPLICATED. GOOD COMMUNICATIONS SHOULDN’T BE.
IT’S ABOUT MAKING YOUR STORY THE STORY, EVERY DAY.
BUILDING BRAND VISIBILITY – AND GROWING BUSINESS VALUE.
Dukas Linden Public Relations (DLPR) is a communications partner for leaders in finance,
asset management, fintech, and professional services. We create compelling narratives that expand our clients’ share of voice,
enhance their brand value and — most important — engage key audiences in a global marketplace.
segments this year
financial PR firm
Trillion dollars total AUM
of asset management clients
DLPR has extensive Asset Management experience and represents leading traditional and alternative managers, including hedge funds, private equity firms, institutional investors, mutual funds,
ETF providers and other investment firms, across a range of different strategies.
OUR Financial Services practice serves clients such as investment banks, wealth managers, broker/dealers, investment research and advisory firms, financial
data providers, and other businesses
related to the financial industry.
OUR Professional Services practice is highly accomplished in building visibility for law firms, accounting firms and B2B service providers in a wide range of disciplines such as management consulting, regulatory
compliance and HR/leadership development.
DLPR’s FinTech expertise enables financial technology companies to share innovative ideas with a broad audience—to build their brands, launch products and services, and attract customers and investors.
Richard sets the “tone at the top” of DLPR to ensure that clients receive unparalleled service. With 29 years of public relations experience, he has held managerial and executive-level positions at small, mid-sized, and large NYC-based agencies, including industry leaders Ruder-Finn and Financial Dynamics. Prior to launching DLPR in 2003, he spent two years as Director of Communications at a professional services / technology-focused asset management firm with $9 billion in AUM. Throughout his career, Richard has successfully developed and implemented high-visibility campaigns in the national, international and financial media for a variety of well-known clients, including: Raymond James, Eaton Vance, Neuberger Berman, BlueMountain Capital, Gabelli Funds, Roubini Global Economics, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Teva Pharmaceuticals, as well as many emerging and mid-sized companies. He also has conducted campaigns on behalf of influential non-profit organizations, political groups and VIPs. Richard graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in business.
Seth’s extensive journalistic and PR agency experience drives results for our clients. President of the firm since 2014, he focuses on ensuring that the DLPR team delivers an exceptional client experience and meaningful business value. He is actively involved in moving client programs forward, through strategic communications counsel, message development, crisis management and media/presentation coaching for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations. Before becoming President, Seth led DLPR’s financial services practice and was our media relations director. A former broadcast journalist who covered Capitol Hill for two NBC affiliates, Seth has been a guest on Bloomberg Radio, CNBC and other influential media outlets, and has been quoted in financial and trade media on strategic communications issues. Seth is a graduate of George Washington University with a degree in journalism. In his free time, he writes fiction and enjoys watching (and quoting from) classic movies.
Zach leads a team with an exceptional track record of scoring top-tier broadcast coverage for DLPR clients. Since joining DLPR in 2010, he has built our powerhouse broadcast operation, which secures an average of 60 segments per month for clients on major networks, including CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business Network, plus online and regional outlets. Along with DLPR’s president, Seth Linden, Zach leads media coaching sessions to prepare executives to deliver strong on-camera performances. He joined DLPR with more than a decade of print and broadcast experience, including Fox Business Network (FBN), where he was a TV guest booker and producer for its morning shows. Zach also has been an on-air broadcast journalist and producer for ESPN and began his career at ABC News in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from George Washington University and a master’s in sports management from Drexel University.
Stephanie provides clients with a West Coast presence and also specializes in business-focused social media and branding strategies. She leads a team serving several of DLPR’s marquee asset management accounts, taking a hands-on role in developing and advising on media relations, brand development and strategic positioning. Stephanie has more than a decade of experience in financial marketing and communications. Her client experience includes Raymond James, Standard Life Investments, Gabelli Funds, Brandes Investment Partners and Itau BBA. Prior to joining DLPR, she worked at strategic communications consultancy Montieth & Company, and earlier served in marketing communication roles at alternative investment management firm Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and investment research firm International Strategy & Investment. Stephanie has a B.A. in political science from the University of Central Florida and a M.S. in corporate communications from New York University.
With more than three decades of experience in corporate/financial PR and investor relations (IR), Ed is mainly responsible at DLPR for strategic communications counsel, crisis/reputation management, and creating influential thought leadership content for clients. Over his career, Ed has worked with such top-tier financial clients as: AIG, Blackstone, BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs and SVP Global. Clients in other sectors have included Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cognizant, GE, Loews and Saks Fifth Avenue. Ed also has advised clients in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia on crisis and M&A communications. Prior to DLPR, Ed founded Comm-Counsellors, a financial communications/IR consultancy. Previously, he was a senior executive for Hawthorn Group, Weber Shandwick and Morgen-Walke Associates, after heading IR and PR at a large New Jersey savings bank. A graduate of Yale, Ed has been an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Professional Studies and the graduate business program at Manhattanville College.
Gail is active “behind-the-scenes” at DLPR, managing the firm’s accounting and human resources departments, as well as its website. Prior to launching Dukas Public Relations with Richard in 2003, Gail ran her own copywriting consultancy. Previously, she was the staff writer at Hadassah—the educational and fundraising arm of the Jerusalem-based Hadassah Medical Organization, one of the world’s most renowned medical institutions. Earlier, she was the chief copywriter for Sterling Publishing (now a division of Barnes & Noble) where she wrote promotional copy and publicity materials for books on a variety of non-fiction topics. She was also an associate editor at Jason Aronson Inc., a leading Judaica publishing house. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Gail received a B.A. degree with a major in general literature and creative writing from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Zach helps lead DLPR’s asset management practice while assisting teams across the agency with high-level media, crisis communications, and content development. He works closely with our highest profile clients, including hedge funds, private equity firms and activist investors, to devise and execute strategic communications plans. He also counsels clients on transactions and litigation, and drafts thought leadership and other communications. Zach joined DLPR after nearly a decade as a financial journalist, most recently for The New York Times, where he covered hedge funds, M&A, private equity and white-collar crime. He was formerly the chief M&A reporter for the business section of the New York Post. Prior to that, he covered private equity for Dow Jones and previously worked for the Denver Post and Institutional Investor. Zach holds a B.S. in Economics and History from Hamilton College and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is an associate member of the New York Financial Writers Association.
With more than 20 years of PR agency experience, Sean manages DLPR’s professional services and B2B practice, serving clients such as accounting and law firms; financial technology companies, and leading providers of regulatory compliance, management consulting, economic/housing data and financial research. Sean’s strengths include top-tier media relations strategic planning and execution. With a proven ability to turn complex client information into comprehensible, compelling message points for media consumption, he maintains an extensive network of journalists at leading national, financial and trade outlets. Previously, Sean was a vice president at MWW Group, and earlier held positions at Stern & Associates and Edelman. Sean has led high-profile executive positioning programs for clients such as Polytechnic University, Diamond Foods, Baker Hostetler, and the Motley Fool. He won multiple public relations awards for the Christopher Reeve Foundation campaign in 2005, including “Best of Show” at the Mercury Awards. Sean graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. degree in English.
Ted co-manages the institutional and alternatives practice group at DLPR, where he specializes in leading comprehensive public relations programs focused on strategic communications, media relations, and brand management. He plays the lead role on a range of diversified asset manager and hedge fund accounts, and works with large institutional and retail firms, including Eaton Vance and Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining DLPR, Ted held sales and trading positions within FICC markets at GMP Securities, MF Global and Deutsche Asset Management. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College, and resides in New Jersey with his wife and young daughter.
Shree specializes in developing and implementing media engagement and branding campaigns on behalf of institutional and retail asset managers. Throughout his career, he has represented and managed campaigns for a variety of high-profile asset management and financial services companies, including: Raymond James, Eaton Vance, Schwab Advisor Services, Russell Investments, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adams Street Partners. Prior to joining DLPR, Shree was a supervisor at The Neibart Group, a New York-based financial services communications consultancy. Shree began his career as a research analyst intern at Peak XV Capital, an emerging markets investment firm, where he focused on franchisee research and real estate valuation modeling. He is a Middlebury College graduate with a B.A. in economics.
Ben has worked with asset management and financial service clients throughout his career, currently focusing on the ETF and investment banking sectors. He develops and executes holistic media and communications campaigns that support client branding, marketing, and sales needs. Current and past client work includes respected firms such as Global X Funds, Gabelli Funds, Neuberger Berman, EisnerAmper, and Roubini Global Economics. Before joining DLPR, Ben interned at Ruder Finn and as a journalist for the Jerusalem Post. He has also held research positions at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Wikistrat, the first crowdsourced geopolitical analysis and business consultancy. His educational background includes an MA in Government from IDC Herzilya, and a BA in History and Political Science from Rutgers University where he graduated cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Ryan supervises many of DLPR's professional services accounts and also works closely with its special situations and broadcast teams, focusing on media relations and content creation. Prior to joining DLPR in 2014, he worked in higher education as an adjunct educator and coach of in public communications, advocacy, speechwriting, and rhetoric. Ryan previously worked in journalism and public affairs and holds a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University.
Robert is an award-winning creative director, art director, designer, and copywriter with significant experience in marketing organizations and their products via branding campaigns, programs, PR and events. He helps DLPR’s clients tell their stories through print and digital channels, ensuring that all materials reflect carefully crafted messages. Robert works with our account teams to integrate projects such as website design, branding, and executive videos into clients’ programs. Having worked on clients from a diverse array of industries, Robert is adept at creating concepts, copy, design and imagery for print, websites, tablet, mobile, social media, video, and events. Prior to joining DLPR, Robert worked as a creative director at the Reader’s Digest Association and at strategic marketing communications agency HNW. He’s worked for a wide range of top clients, including Citibank, Fidelity, Bank of the West, Lord Abbett, Footaction, and Stella Artois. An adjunct professor in advertising at Baruch College, Robert earned a BFA in communication design from Parson’s School of Design.
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