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At a Glance


Global offices mean plenty of advancement opportunities for employees willing to relocate

Big name clients provide plenty of interesting work for employees

Strong benefits packages


Workdays can be long, stressful and full of deadlines

Some employees report that promotions are based more on tenure than on ability

Salaries, especially lower-level workers, can be low

The Bottom Line

As one of the better known names in the advertising and public-relations industry, Porter Novelli employees find that having this company on their resumes helps as they search for new jobs.

About Porter Novelli Inc

International public relations firm Porter Novelli provides advertising, event management, investor and media relations, and other services through more than 80 offices in about 60 countries. The firm specializes in several major areas: consumer marketing, corporate and public affairs, health care marketing, digital and social media, and strategy for technology companies. Clients have included such heavy hitters as Procter & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, and McDonald's. The company was founded in 1972 by John Porter and Bill Novelli. Porter Novelli is a business segment of advertising and media conglomerate Omnicom.

Geographic Reach

The firm has offices in some 60 countries. It has about 15 offices in North America and about 30 locations in its EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa).


Porter Novelli aims to transform the opinions, beliefs, and behaviors of those who matter most to the firm's clients. The company uses a data-driven systematic approach employing sophisticated metrics to better understand what motivates people to think and act the way they do. Like most big advertising and public relations firms, Porter Novelli has been busy building its social media practice.

Porter Novelli Inc

195 Broadway FL 28
New York, NY 10007-3161
Phone: 1 (212) 601-8000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Senior Vice President: Tom Donahue
Partner Managing Director: Brad Macafee
Partner China: John Orme
Employees (This Location): 199
Employees (All Locations): 650

Major Office Locations

New York, NY

Other Locations

Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
Seattle, WA