Nov 1, 2021
Acquisition Bolsters Anthology’s Marketing Capabilities and Amplifies FINN’s Global Travel Leadership in the Pacific Region
HONOLULU – Honolulu-based Anthology Marketing Group today announced that it is being acquired by global independent marketing and communications firm, FINN Partners. As Hawai‘i’s largest integrated marketing and communications agency with 86 best-in-practice specialists, Anthology will retain its name and continue to be led by Dennis Christianson, Founder and CEO of Anthology, who will join FINN as a managing partner.
Mary Fastenau (Integrated Marketing), Nathan Kam (Public Relations), David Pettinger (Research) and Wenona Harris (Integrated Marketing) will join FINN as senior partners and continue in their current roles overseeing their respective groups.
“We are truly excited to join FINN Partners, a highly-respected and innovative company that so closely mirrors our values, goals and business philosophy,” said Anthology’s Dennis Christianson. “This will provide new resources for our employees, and FINN brings a breadth of expertise that will help us grow and serve our clients better, in Hawai‘i and beyond.”
Deeply ingrained in the Hawai‘i business and tourism communities, Anthology offers integrated marketing services spanning advertising, public relations, digital marketing and development, and research. The firm represents a diverse range of clients in the financial, healthcare, energy, transportation, retail, education, agriculture, and sustainability sectors including Hawaiian Telcom, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, HMSA, and Kenworth Trucks.
Anthology’s extensive Travel and Tourism portfolio includes Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, Hawaiian Airlines, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, Guam Visitors Bureau, International Market Place, Polynesian Cultural Center, USS Missouri Memorial, Halekulani Hotel, and Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani.
Peter Finn, Founding Managing Partner and CEO, FINN Partners, commented, “Travel is one of FINN’s largest global practices with staff serving clients from the US, UK, Munich, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. With the addition of Anthology, FINN’s Global Travel team will expand significantly, as will the firm’s tourism-focused integrated marketing expertise, which we will leverage across our Global Travel Network.”
“Hawai‘i is the gold standard of travel destinations across the globe. Anthology has spent decades promoting marquee travel and tourism brands in the region, with a strong track record of creating innovative, cutting-edge integrated work,” said Debbie Flynn, FINN Managing Partner and Global Travel Practice Leader.
Howard Solomon, Managing Partner, West, added that the acquisition of Anthology also establishes a strategic presence for FINN Partners that will serve as a bridge between its US and its Asia offices.
About FINN Partners
Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, FINN Partners has more than quadrupled in size in eight years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record-setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world through a common philosophy. With more than 900 professionals across 24 offices, FINN provides clients with global access and capabilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. FINN Partners clients are also supported through longstanding partner agencies and its membership in the PROI network of leading agencies around the world. Headquartered in New York, FINN has offices in: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Guam, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Orange County, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington D.C. Find us at finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @finnpartners.
Anthology is Hawai‘i’s largest and most experienced marketing communications company. Headquartered in Honolulu and with an office in Guam, the company offers a team of best-in-practice specialists providing services in public relations, advertising, digital marketing and development, research and social media. For more information, visit AnthologyGroup.com.
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