Feb 2, 2012
NEW YORK, NY – New York based DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs announced that it has expanded its geographic footprint by opening offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Chicago.
“Our physical expansion into Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Chicago comes at a time of significant growth for DKC, which has transformed from its New York beginnings 20 years ago into a major national communications company,” said Sean Cassidy, President of DKC. “Opening offices in these critical markets enables DKC to better provide communications counsel and programming, government relations and digital media services to a dynamic, diverse and ever-expanding client base.”
DKC has officially established a presence in Southern California with the addition of Brittany Hershkowitz in its new Beverly Hills office. DKC’s expansion in the Los Angeles market better positions the agency to service companies whose work is focused in and around the entertainment sector, and will help capitalize on the tremendous national growth opportunities across the luxury, corporate, entertainment, travel, sports and media business categories. DKC’s Los Angeles office also enhances the agency’s ability to service such existing corporate clients as Delta Air Lines, Moet & Chandon, Jaguar/Land Rover, Yahoo!, Atari, Showtime and Michael Eisner’s portfolio of companies.
Brittany’s background in communications campaigns, entertainment marketing initiatives and events on behalf of luxury brands and entertainment properties makes her a strong addition to the team. Prior to joining DKC, Brittany was the Director of Public Relations for Hype Creative Agency, and also held positions at the Rose Group and kpr-inc in Los Angeles.
To address the growing demand for strategic communications campaigns targeting the policy community in Washington, DKC has hired Megan Pollock to oversee DKC’s new K Street presence and manage media relations campaigns around legislative and regulatory issues and branding initiatives.
A policy communications specialist with over 10 years’ experience working at the intersection of technology and policy, Megan joins from DKC from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), where has served as Director of Division and Policy Communications. At CEA, Megan was responsible for public policy communications, five industry member groups and all consumer-facing websites, social media platforms, CEA’s brand and its internal communications initiatives. Previously, Megan served as Project Manager for the Internet Education Foundation (IEF), where she worked to educate the media and policymakers about the potential of a decentralized global Internet to promote democracy, communications and commerce.
In addition to serving as a platform for agency growth, DKC’s expansion into Washington, DC will enable the company to better service a diverse array of clients with national public policy requirements, ranging from Yahoo! to The Children’s Health Fund.
Additionally, DKC has taken office space in Chicago to better service new and existing clients in the Midwest. DKC’s current roster of Midwestern U.S. clients includes: Jim Beam Brands, BMO: Harris Bank, Kraft, The James Hotel and the national beauty retailer ULTA. DKC is in the process of appointing an executive to lead the Chicago office.
About DKC Public Relations Marketing & Government Affairs
Established in 1991, DKC is one of the top 10 independent firms in the United States by fee revenue. Our diverse client list means that we customize public relations solutions for Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurs, non-profits and creative individuals across a broad range of industries. The breadth of our expertise and our daily engagement with leaders in the media, politics, industry and academia keeps us ahead of the latest trends in public opinion. At DKC, creative strategy and positioning leads to smart media coverage and digital media connections that energize brands and meet our clients’ business goals.