APCO WORLDWIDE INC. at a Glance

Uppers

  • Global PR and communications company
  • Committed to women and minorities

Downers

  • Long hours and high stress for employees
  • Inconsistencies between offices

The Bottom Line

  • APCO Worldwide is a communications and public affairs consultancy that combines global reach with local understanding.

About APCO WORLDWIDE INC.

Public affairs and strategic communications put APCO Worldwide on the map. The company's specialized services include corporate, investor, employee communication, crisis management, litigation communication, and government relations. It serves governments, industry associations, nonprofit organizations, and FORTUNE 500 companies; clients have included Johnson ControlsDow CorningMicrosoft, The European Express Association, and The China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO). APCO, a majority woman-owned business, was originally established in 1984.

Geographic Reach

The company has 34 offices in North America, Europe, and Africa and has been aggressively expanding into Asia

Strategy

In 2012 the India operations of APCO Worldwide entered into strategic partnership with Aakriti Promotions & Media Ltd, a premier Ahmedabad-based advertising agency, focused on developing a comprehensive communication offer in the country. The partnership strategically integrated APCO and Aakriti’s services to provide a 360-degree communication service to present and future clients in Asia.

Elsewhere APCO has been expanding via acquisitions and branching out its office network in select markets.

 

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APCO WORLDWIDE INC.

1299 Pennsylvania Ave Nw Ste 300
Washington, DC 20004-2412
Phone: 1 (202) 638-4082
Fax: 1 (202) 466-6004

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: Brad Staples
  • Chairman: Margery Kraus
  • CEO: Brad Staples

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC

Other Locations

  • Sacramento, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Raleigh, NC
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shanghai, China
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