Press Releases


By Yadi Gomez

GOULD+PARTNERS ANNOUNCES ITS LATEST HIGH-PROFILE TRANSACTION NEW YORK, NY OCTOBER 31, 2018- M&A Advisory firm, Gould+Partners, introduced and facilitated the acquisition of Missy Farren & Associates (MFA) by Finn Partners. MFA, a 20-person, NYC based firm, specializes in travel and hospitality, consumer products, sports and adventure, wellness and nonprofit. The acquisition adds sports marketing and outdoor-lifestyle …read more

Gould+Partners appoints Udowitz and Bates Senior Counselors for Washington DC market

By Yadi Gomez

M&A expert Gould+Partners appoints Udowitz and Bates Senior Counselors for Washington DC market Will assist area PR and communication agencies  with growth, management and M&A strategies NEW YORK (September 12, 2018) – Gould+Partners, leading U.S.-based PR and marketing communication agency M&A advisory firm, has appointed Robert Udowitz of Washington, D.C., and Don Bates of New York City and …read more

Gould+Partners Names Jack Bergen Strategic Partner

By Matthew Schwartz

NEW YORK, NY, March 1, 2018– Gould+Partners is pleased to announce that PR veteran Jack Bergen has been named Strategic Partner of the M&A/management consulting firm. Bergen, who has experience at both the corporate and agency levels, will provide a variety of services catering to creative service agency owners and C-level executives. “I look forward …read more

Gould+Partners Facilitates Beckerman’s Acquisition of Chicago Digital

By Matthew Schwartz

New York, NY, February 7, 2018—Gould+Partners is pleased to announce that it facilitated Beckerman’s acquisition of Chicago Digital, a full-service digital marketing agency whose services will now be available to Beckerman’s existing and new clients. Chicago Digital offers a slew of marketing and creative services, including branding, search engine optimization, conversion optimization, inbound marketing and …read more

Gould+Partners Makes Key Change Regarding Participation in Annual Benchmarking Survey

By Matthew Schwartz

Due to a substantial increase in time commitments and deadlines devoted to M&A services, Gould+Partners has made a key change regarding participation in its annual Best Practices Benchmarking survey, which tracks financial and management indices for the PR industry. After 30 years of conducting the Benchmarking survey—previously open to all firms in North America and …read more

2016 PR Industry Growth 4.8%, Down From 6.6% in 2015 and 7.8% in 2014

By Matthew Schwartz

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 — The U.S. PR industry grew by just 4.8%, according to a survey released today by Gould+Partners, the merger and management consulting firm specializing in the PR field. The results of this survey were consistent with the results of the annual Best Practices Benchmarking report released in June, showing that …read more

Gould+Partners Billing Rates/Utilization Report Cause for Concern

By Matthew Schwartz

NEW YORK, NY, July 6, 2017—North American PR agencies and firms did not increase their hourly rates in 2016, according to a new report released by Gould+Partners, the management consulting firm specializing in PR and PR M&A. The outlook for hourly rates should be cause for concern among PR firm owners grappling with boosting profitability and increasing valuation, …read more

G+P Benchmarking Survey: PR Agency Profitability Flat in 2016

By Rick Gould CPA, J.D.

U.S. PR agency profitability was 15.2 percent of net revenues, according to PR professionals responding to the annual Benchmarking survey conducted by Gould+Partners. A total of 101 prominent agencies—based throughout the United States and Canada—reported an average profit of 15.2 percent in 2016. That’s compared to 15.3 percent in 2015, 16.2 percent in 2014 and …read more