Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:58:23 GMT
- Above: left to right // Judy Romano // Sean Cummins // Gareth Beck
Cummins&Partners pioneered the return of creative and media in partnership a decade ago after years of industry fragmentation. Today, independent PR agency Romano Beck takes residence in its Melbourne and Sydney Offices, signalling a new era with the third discipline now meaning a 360 communications approach from the group.
Sean Cummins, chief creative officer, Cummins&Partners: “I’ve always had a great sense of curiosity and respect for what I term the mercurial dark art of public relations, and have felt for some time we needed the holy trinity of creative, media and PR under one roof. Our businesses have been courting each other for some time and with current client synergies, shared client journeys in the past, a shared head office in St Kilda, and most importantly, aligned values from their executive and ours, it already feels like they’ve been in the building since the beginning.”
A full-service agency, Cummins&Partners adds PR, corporate communication, event management, sponsorship, talent procurement and publicity, and influencer engagement and additional social capabilities through Romano Beck to its already leading offering.
Romano Beck founders, Judy Romano and Gareth Beck, said: “When we started the business seven years ago, we said PR is changing, and so are we. The days of pumping out media releases to disinterested journalists are gone, and we work harder than ever before to influence.”
“Our partnership with Cummins&Partners is an exciting moment for us." Gareth added. "Working hand in glove with creative and media is how we have always played, and formalising our offering builds a strong foundation for future growth and innovation.”
Cummins&Partners has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and New York, employing 150 people with a growing collection of clients including Pernod Ricard, Energy Australia, McCain, Absolut, Adore Beauty, Godfreys and Sara Lee. Recent wins include Heritage Bank, Indeed, Klorane, Avene and Sapporo.
Romano Beck’s head office is in Melbourne and now adds a Sydney location, employing 15 people with clients including L’Oréal, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, F45 Training, The Victoria Racing Club, Mercedes-Benz Sydney & Melbourne dealerships and Longines.