TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 12, 2011 -- The Zimmerman Agency, headquartered in Tallahassee, has captured the No. 1 position as the largest public relations firm within an advertising agency in the United States by O’Dwyer’s, the respected national industry source.
In its official leadership spot, The Zimmerman Agency (www.zimmerman.com) is also in the top three nationally of all hospitality and tourism public relations firms and is the only company in the top five not located in New York City.
Additionally, the firm has clenched the No. 1 ranking in Florida for the ninth consecutive year.
“I am thrilled to be able to live in such an alluring area as Tallahassee, but maintain a national presence,” said president, Carrie Zimmerman. “The largest hurdle I encounter is the immediate question from every potential national client: Why Tallahassee? The answer is simple. We chose to raise our family in Tallahassee yet our company has a track record of producing tremendous results all over the world. In fact, the agency has to be twice as effective to counterbalance not being in New York. People aren’t smarter just because they work in a big city.”
The public relations discipline of The Zimmerman Agency touts two divisions with platinum level clients -- major brands and hospitality. National clients include Party City, Cooper Tire, Firehouse Subs and Vision Airlines. Clients with a tourism focus include The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Club Med (representing four countries) and luxury resorts like Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys, Riviera in Palm Springs and Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.
The Zimmerman Agency, an advertising, public relations and digital/social firm, boasts total overall agency billings exceeding $150 million. The firm is in the TBWA network of Omnicom and employs more than 153 full-time professionals. For more information, contact Carrie Zimmerman or Curtis Zimmerman, The Zimmerman Agency, www.zimmerman.com.