Mercury Welcomes Renowned Florida Journalist Adam Smith

MIAMI, Fla. – Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm, today announced the addition of Adam Smith to its Florida office. Adam Smith, who has more than 20 years of experience in Florida political journalism, most recently as political editor for the Tampa Bay Times, joins the powerful public affairs team at Mercury as a Senior Vice President.

“We are excited to welcome Adam Smith to the Mercury Florida team,” said Mercury Partner Ashley Walker. “Mercury’s Florida operation is comprised of the state’s top strategists across party lines. Adam’s vast experience in Florida politics will be a major asset to our work locally and nationally, as we broaden our communication abilities in the nation’s largest swing-state.”

Mercury is committed to bringing together accomplished leaders in all arenas to solve problems and craft winning strategies for clients. Smith has over 20 years of experience in journalism, politics, and communications at the federal, state and local level.  Smith most recently served as the award-winning political editor for the Tampa Bay Times, the largest paper in the Southeast, and was once named one of the top 10 political journalists in the country by the Columbia Journalism Review. Smith will be based in Mercury’s Tampa office, where he will help craft top- level communications and strategy across the state.

“After covering many of the major political events of the last two decades in Florida in journalism, I’m excited to use those experiences and skills to craft strategy and messaging, and solve problems for clients at the highest levels,” said Smith. “Mercury’s reputation precedes itself as one of the top public strategy firms in the country, and I am thrilled to be joining such a talented team.”

As a journalist at the Tampa Bay Times, Smith has covered and interviewed local, state, and national leaders, as one of the top journalists in the state covering politics. He led the papers political coverage as the political editor and hosts one of the most widely-read and respected blogs in Florida, The Buzz.

“Adam brings great prominence and deep expertise to our Florida operations. His extensive experience in Florida politics is second to none,” added Mercury CEO Kieran Mahoney.

Originally from New York, Adam Smith earned his B.A. from Kenyon College in Ohio.

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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