Mercury Welcomes Prominent Communications Strategist to California Office

Los Angels, Calif., August 1, 2013 — Mercury, a leading national, bipartisan public strategy firm, today announced the addition of renowned communications strategist Stefan Friedman to its Los Angeles office. Friedman, who most recently served as a Managing Director in SKDKnickerbocker’s New York office, will hold the same title at Mercury, leading strategic communications, public relations and crisis communications efforts across a number of verticals.

“During his near two decades in journalism and strategic consulting, Stefan has become universally recognized as the best in the business when it comes to effectively delivering a message — when someone like that becomes available, you go out and get him,” said Adam Mendelsohn, Partner at Mercury’s California office. “Stefan’s knowledge and expertise of not just the press – but of strategy, policy and politics – makes him an ideal fit as we expand our Los Angeles presence.”

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 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.