LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas-based advertising, marketing, and
communications firm Hall Communications has purchased 10-year-old
full-service agency Quillin & Co. Advertising and Public Relations.
Founder Tim Quillin will take on the title VP of marketing, and will
report to Mick Hall, president and CEO of Hall Communications.
"Historically, economic turns have created the opportunity for mergers
and acquisitions," said Hall. "It's the companies who consolidate and
specialize that come out on top."
Among other disciplines, the newly merged company will specialize in
gaming, media, and strategy.
Quillin & Co. had $12 million in revenues last year, and
represents Pulte Homes, Valley Auto-mall, BankWest of Nevada, Las Vegas
Art Museum, Mountain Spa, World Market Center, Stanpark Homes, and
Hall Communications had just over $50 million in billings in
2000. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The merged agency enters an area of extreme PR growth. Not only does Las
Vegas lead the nation in population growth, but membership at the Las
Vegas chapter of the PRSA has more than doubled in recent years to over
Many local PR agencies are merged with ad agencies. The top agency in
the city is R&R Partners, with $3 million in PR billings and
$105 million in ad billings in 1999.