Burson-Marsteller is a one-stop shop for public relations services. It offers a range of related services, including advertising, brand building, investor and media relations, crisis management, and Internet strategy and Web development. The company's clients have included SmithKline BeechamAmerican Airlines, and Champion Enterprises. Burson-Marsteller was established in 1953 by Harold Burson and Bill Marsteller and joined the Young & Rubicam group of companies in 1979. Young & Rubicam is a subsidiary of media services conglomerate WPP Group.

Geographic Reach

The company operates through a network of 73 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents.

Sales and Marketing

Burson-Marsteller's clients are global companies, industry associations, professional services firms, governments, and other large organizations.


The company has used partnerships to expand its business. In 2013 it hatched deals with the International Olympic Federation and Mediacom among other organizations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Burson-Marsteller acquired Arcay Communications, a South African consultancy, in 2013. In 2012 the company acquired French communications consultancy i&e.

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Burson-Marsteller Inc.

230 Park Ave S
New York, NY 10003-1528
Phone: 1 (212) 614-5000
Fax: 1 (212) 598-5581


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • Worldwide Chair and Chief Executive Officer / Chairman, Penn Schoen Berland: Donald A. Baer
  • Worldwide Vice Chair / Chief Client Officer / Chairman, Asia Pacific: Patrick Ford
  • Worldwide Vice Chairman: Karen P. Hughes

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

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