Upcoming PR Speaking Engagements

Rick Gould is a dynamic and insightful speaker, available for PR speaking engagements primarily in the New York City area.


Experienced Voices: The Past, Present and Future of PR. Atlanta-based technology PR firm, ARPR, produced the event at the agency’s year end retreat in NYC.


Public Relations Boutiques International, Boston, MA “Profitability, Valuation and the M&A Process”


Guest speaker, pre-conference session: “Planning For Your End-Game / Maximizing Your Value and Preparing for Sale / The M&A Process,” Counselors Academy of PRSA, Toronto, Canada.


Archived Speaking Engagements:


Gould+Partners and Anchin / PR and Advertising Roundtable presentation: “How Telecommuting and Cybersecurity Impact Creative Services Firms,” Anchin office, 1375 Broadway, New York, NY.


Gould+Partners and Anchin networking breakfast and presentation: “Fireside Chat about the State of the PR Industry,” Anchin office, 1375 Broadway, New York, NY.


FREE Webinar: How Millennial Creative Services Firm Owners Boost Profitability, Spike Valuation and Position Themselves as Thought Leaders. Register here.


Guest speaker, pre-conference session: “Planning Your End Game: A Master’s Course in Maximizing Your Agency’s Value and Preparing For Sale,” Counselors Academy of PRSA spring conference, Seattle, WA.


Guest speaker, The Public Relations Global Network spring meeting, The Magnolia, Dallas, Texas.


Online Video Project: Rick provided commentary for “The Future of PR” video, which is being produced by Atlanta-based ARPR. The video will be distributed later this spring.


“Reducing Overservicing and Maximizing Profitability: New Ways for Creative Agencies to Boost Their Value,” Webinar. Register here.


“Entrepreneuring: Preparing For the Real World in the New Economy,” George Washington University, Washington DC.


COO/CFO Roundtable Event, “The Changing PR Firm Landscape in the New Economy,” Anchin offices, NYC.


Counselors Academy of PRSA,  “Maximizing Profits, Controlling Over-Servicing and Limiting Liabilities,” Davis & Gilbert offices, NYC.


COO/CFO Roundtable,  “Social Media, Billing and Productivity,” Anchin offices, NYC.


“Entrepreneuring: Preparing For the Real World in the New Economy,” George Washington University, Washington DC.


“Staying Profitable, Sustainable and Legal in the New Economy,” PRSA National Capital Chapter, National Press Club, Washington DC.

In May Gould+Partners hit the road for “Staying Profitable, Sustainable and Legal in the New Economy.” The  event, which was sponsored by the National Capital chapter of the Public Relations Society of America event, took place at National Press Club and catered to senior managers of Washington D.C.’s PR and digital agencies. Below are some pictures from the event.

Rick Gould

Rick Gould, managing partner of Gould+Partners, discussed how to manage an agency for greater growth and value. Gould also talked about his new book, “Doing It the Right Way: 13 Crucial Steps For a Successful PR Agency Merger or Acquisition.”

Michael Lasky

Michael Lasky, co-chair of the Litigation Practice Group & Chair of the Public Relations Law Practice Group at Davis & Gilbert LLP, discussed trends and issues affecting PR agencies.

Don Bates

Don Bates, senior counselor, digital and new technology at Gould+Partners, and clinical assistant professor in New York University’s graduate program in public relations and corporate communications, shared some intel with the event’s attendees.

Sultana Ali

Sultana Ali, president of PRSA-National Capital Chapter, and a communications officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, addressed the crowd.


“C-Suite Compensation Survey Results” / “Key Executive Retention,” Counselors Academy of PRSA Spring Conference, Puerto Rico.


COO/CFO Roundtable, “Emerging Issues and Trends in the PR and Ad Agency Industries,” Anchin offices, NYC.


COO/CFO Roundtable, “Emerging issues and Trends in the PR and Ad Agency Industries,” Anchin offices, NYC.


C-Suite Seminar,  “Benchmarking For Breakthrough Profitability,” Anchin offices, NYC.


“The Ten Commandments of Maximizing Profitability and Building Value to Your Firm,” WeWork, Empire State location, NYC.


A Best Practices Webinar. “How Do Your Billing Rates and Practices Stack Up?” Counselors Academy of PRSA.



COO/CFO Roundtable Event, “Overcoming Growth Gridlock – Ideas for PR Agency Growth and Profitability,” Anchin offices, NYC.


“Dreams, Passion, Hard Work & Breakthroughs,” WeWork, Broad Street, NYC.

During this interactive lunch and learn, Rick Gould will save you 20 years of lessons learned by teaching you the top 10 commandments of profitability. Gould + Partners helps firms build value, increase profitability, and gain a competitive advantage in the market.

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“The 10 Commandments to Maximize PR Agency Profitability and Value Building,” Counselors Academy of PRSA Spring Conference, Laguna Beach, CA.



“Compensation, Benefits and Financial Benchmarking Report,” Canadian Council of PR Firms, Toronto, Canada.