Millwright Holdings Acquires Warner Communications
SAN FRANCISCO—November 20, 2017 – Millwright Holdings, LLC has acquired Boston-based public relations agency Warner Communications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Warner acquisition aligns with Millwright’s strategy of backing independent agencies that deliver exceptional results for clients and are great places to work.
According to Michael Young, president and CEO of Millwright Holdings, “The acquisition of Warner perfectly underscores our focus on specialist, independent agencies with long-tenured senior teams delivering cross-functional marketing expertise with strong operational performance. In Carin Warner, we found a leader and entrepreneur who has built a great agency, and we are thrilled to be working with the Warner team. We look forward to doing great things together.”
“Millwright was founded by agency professionals who understand the benefits and power of culture and talent at independent agencies,” said Carin Warner, founder and president of Warner Communications. “As a fiercely entrepreneurial agency, we are driven by a unique mix of public relations and broader marketing programs that deliver real business results to our clients. We are excited to be part of a group that will augment our capabilities and provide additional resources to impact our client’s growth.”
Founded in 1997, Warner is an integrated marketing communications agency with expertise in consumer, financial, academic, technology, energy, professional services and industrial organizations.
Warner will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary with agency account staff remaining in place. Carin Warner joins Millwright’s Agency Leadership Team working alongside Brian Regan, president of Actual Agency www.actual.agency.
Founded in 1997, Warner Communications provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, and crisis management. Warner is known for its commitment to delivering unmatched creativity, program results and client service. www.warnerpr.com.
Founded in 2015, Actual is known for developing creative brand-building campaigns that drive thought leadership and inspire action. Actual brings a global business perspective and deep expertise across a range of post-industrial technologies, including: cloud, SaaS, fintech, 3D printing, coin/crypto, IOT, and artificial intelligence. www.actual.agency.
Millwright is a new kind of agency holding company. The company is building a network of independent agencies across the marketing services spectrum—PR, advertising, digital, and social. Millwright combines capital, business-building, and operational expertise to accelerate growth in our portfolio agencies. We work with agency owners at independent agencies who are ready to drive the next phase for themselves and their firms.