Mercury Welcomes Noted Financial Journalist Michael Crittenden

Wall Street Journal Reporter Brings Key Economic Policy Bonafides to the Firm’s Expanding Media Strategy Team

Washington, DC— National, bipartisan public strategy firm Mercury is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning financial journalist Michael Crittenden to its public affairs and media strategy team. Crittenden comes to Mercury after more than 7 years at the Wall Street Journal, where he covered the financial markets, U.S. politics and financial regulatory affairs, international economics, and Congress. He joins Mercury as a Vice President, and will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

“Michael brings to the table a wealth of expertise at the critical juncture of finance, economics and policy, which is an invaluable asset to our clients,” said Mercury Partner Vin Weber, who leads the firm’s Washington office. “Michael’s unique understanding of Wall Street, Capitol Hill and the global markets will be critical in the work we are doing across all industries and policy arenas.”

“After being on the front lines of the major policy events of the last decade, I’m excited to use those experiences to shape strategy and define and solve problems for clients at the highest levels,” Crittenden said. “Mercury is loaded with talented and savvy leaders with the aggressive focus and drive to make a true difference. I’m thrilled to be part of the team.”

For nearly 15 years, Crittenden has served as an established and well-sourced public policy, political and economic journalist with extensive experience covering the intersection of international financial markets, federal policy and regulatory affairs. He has cultivated extensive relationships throughout the U.S. government, Congress, and federal agencies, while covering the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury, Dodd-Frank financial regulation law and foreign policy. Crittenden’s coverage, particularly his stories of the Federal Reserve’s actions at the height of the financial crisis and analysis of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, have been recognized for excellence, including a SABEW Best in Business award and a New York Press Club award.

Crittenden will begin his new role with Mercury Monday, April 20.

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 1 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 national presence, with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina. Mercury is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. Omnicom is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.