Unlike competitors, we are unmoored from a traditional bureaucracy. We have the ability to be nimble, yet are backed by a strong network and a renowned family of companies. We hand-pick our teams based on experience and expertise to seamlessly integrate and flawlessly deliver. Ultimately, this affords us the ability to have free range on how we deliver results, completely based on our clients’ needs, not our own.
So…if you are a road-tested professional who is tired of settling for serviceable ideas and wants to make an imprint on your company, brand or industry, Y&R PR changes the chemistry of the typical client-agency relationship to create an ideal fusion of fearless thinking with flawless execution. We call that…IMPACT REINVENTED.
And yes, we do it all. Whether creating your brand story, amplifying it or helping others tell it, our knowledge and expertise in media and public relations is unrivalled — spanning a full communications spectrum from digital and integrated marketing, content development, traditional and social media to advocacy relations, public affairs and crisis communications.
The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree.
Y&R PR is born out of the iconic communications agency Y&R – and part of the renowned brand builder Cohn & Wolfe Group. We were founded in 2013 to bring unparalleled strategic thinking and flawless execution to a Fortune 50 company and its multiple brands around the world. Since then we have built much of our success on reinventing the traditional client-agency relationship.
For decades the public relations industry has been known for developing standardized models and proprietary tools to develop big ideas and bring them to the masses. At Y&R PR, we have reinvented the impact PR can have on our clients’ business. Our people are encouraged to think off the beaten path, yet always carry a GPS. While we still adhere to established strategic approaches, we pressure test the traditional tenets of PR campaigns to get the best results. We don’t just create unique ideas; we create unique ways to deliver them. At the end of the day we understand that in today’s environment, it’s not just about making a dollar, it’s about making it count. For all these reasons, Y&R PR is truly unique – so prepare to be refreshed!
For us, the "p" in "pr" stands for people
Our teams are talented and diverse. We’re built of PR specialists, media strategists, former journalists and social media and digital experts to create a powerful media narrative for our clients. But under it all, we are people with real interests and passions outside of work – whether it’s professional ballet, fundraising for charitable causes or tinkering with cars. Because we know that the passion doesn’t stop once we leave the office.
Meet Our Leadership Team
IF ONE WERE TO DESCRIBE OLGA, IT WOULD BE NOTHING SHORT OF A MASTER ARCHITECT. Whether it’s building storylines, campaigns or teams, Olga has a vision that brings together details to ensure the whole is always larger than the sum of the parts. Olga has demonstrated this building an incredible agency run by passionate people with amazing and diverse talent – not to mention developing successful campaigns on behalf of several of the world’s leading companies and organizations. Olga holds a BA in economics and international relations from The American University in Washington, D.C. She is involved with several advocacy organizations, including The Children’s Health Fund and Opening Act.
EVP, Creative Strategist
IF JEFF WERE A BRAND, HIS TAGLINE MIGHT READ “THE REAL DEAL.” Mainly due to his genuine approach to work, which displays a deep understanding of people, product and market to address the causes and needs of distinct audiences. Jeff began his career as a copywriter on many blockbuster brands. He came into PR after serving as creative head at a larger WPP agency and honed his digital chops at Digitas Health helping to build out many of its communications offering. Jeff graduated from Boston College with a master’s degree in philosophy. Jeff has authored industry articles as well as served on creative award shows as a judge.
EVP, Deputy Director
COURTNEY HAS A CRAFT. It’s working with healthcare companies of all stripes: medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare technology – to dig in deeply and tell their stories with incredible depth and meaning. She helps lead the Y&R PR Health Practice to support many efforts in solidifying brand awareness and corporate partnerships. Prior to Y&R PR, Courtney worked at many of the larger PR firms collaborating closely with her clients to unearth and articulate their value propositions and disseminate their messages with a focus on social media. Courtney has a BA in English from The Ohio State University and an MA in Communications from the University of Portland (Oregon).
EVP, Client Services
JON IS REFERRED TO BY MANY THAT KNOW HIM AS A PLAYER/COACH. His unique ability to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” allows him to transform an audience perspective into strategies and campaigns that change behaviors. Clients trust Jon because he’s always listening and understanding how to implement strategies that balance the client’s objectives with audience needs. Jon has a proven track record of helping companies define their identity, capitalize on marketplace opportunities, motivate internal colleagues to action and change policy. Jon holds a BA in English/Professional Writing from Elizabethtown College. Not surprisingly, when Jon is away from the office he’s usually coaching one of his kids’ teams or attending one of their rock concerts.
Opportunity May Be Knocking
At Y&R PR, we love what we do, and it shows. Maybe that’s because our “un-agency” mindset affords us the ability to think off the beaten path to try new things, exploring bigger possibilities – sometimes outside our comfort zones. If you’re interested in joining a team that isn’t afraid to buck the trends, let us know. To submit your resume or inquire about open positions in the U.S., email us.
We'd love to grab lunch
In the U.S. we’re located in the heart of the Flatiron District in New York City, right above Eataly – the largest Italian marketplace in the world.
So if you have an appetite for unique challenges and a desire to produce great work, why not get in touch with us?
200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010YRPRINFO@yr.com
Y&R PR is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in the United Kingdom, Asia, and Brazil.