Mercury Names John Gallagher Partner

Former Mayoral Spokesman is a Leader in Real Estate and Construction Practice

New York, NY – Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm, today announced that John P. Gallagher has been made a Partner at the firm. Prior to joining Mercury, Gallagher served as a spokesman for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and head of Public Affairs for Tishman Realty.  He specializes in external strategy, media relations and crisis communications for a diverse group of clients including leaders in the real estate, construction and development.

“John is one of the best communications strategists in the country,” said Mercury Partner Michael McKeon. “His public affairs expertise is second to none, particularly in the real estate development and construction sectors. He has been a valuable asset to the firm and our clients over the last several years, and we look forward to his continued leadership at the firm and success for our clients going forward.”

Prior to joining Mercury, John was senior vice president of public affairs for Tishman Construction Company and Tishman Realty LP, where he was responsible for all external affairs, media relations, corporate social responsibility and government relations for the company.  John joined Tishman after serving as first deputy press secretary and spokesman for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, where he managed day-to-day media relations and oversaw press operations for numerous city agencies.  Prior to that, he held several communications positions with the New York State Legislature and was involved in numerous political campaigns.

“In my nearly five years at Mercury, the firm has grown into a best-in-class international public strategy firm that knows how to win in tough situations and secure important results for our clients,” said Gallagher. “I am honored to join the leadership ranks that will continue to grow the firm, and to provide innovative and unique solutions for clients like only we can.”


About Mercury

Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes federal government relations, international affairs, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Our firm is not just led by top talent — we distinguish ourselves by having senior talent deeply engaged in each project from start to finish, a promise we keep to clients. The firm has an established global presence, with U.S. offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and Tennessee, as well as international offices in London and Mexico City. Mercury is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.


About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, public health and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.



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