DKC opens offices in DC, LA, and Chicago

NEW YORK: DKC has opened offices in Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

NEW YORK: DKC has opened offices in Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

The firm previously only had a bricks-and-mortar presence in New York City and Albany, with its senior leadership team traveling to the three cities.

The Beverly Hills, CA, office will cater to entertainment clients and support national clients in the luxury, corporate, travel, sports, and media industries, said agency president Sean Cassidy. It will also assist clients such as Delta Air Lines, Moet & Chandon, Jaguar/Land Rover, Yahoo, and Showtime.

The DC office will establish the agency's first footprint in the capital's K Street lobbying hub, while the Chicago office will serve existing clients such as Jim Beam Brands, BMO: Harris Bank, and Kraft. Cassidy noted that the Midwest has significant growth potential for the firm.

DKC is expecting to report double-digit growth in 2011 compared with the prior year, he added. In 2010, DKC posted a 10% increase compared with 2009 with revenue of nearly $24.3 million, Cassidy said.

He added that the firm decided to add the offices due to increased revenue growth from existing national corporate accounts and the need to “service clients better and offer a wider range of services.”

The three new offices will be managed from New York for a period of time. DKC has hired Megan Pollock as VP for the Washington office, and it has also appointed an account supervisor for its Los Angeles operations. The agency is searching for an executive to lead its Chicago office, Cassidy added.

In Washington, Pollock will manage media relations campaigns for legislative and regulatory issues, as well as branding initiatives. She most recently served as director of division and policy communications at the Consumer Electronics Association, and previously worked at the Internet Education Foundation.

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