***For Immediate Release*** ***Media Contact***
December 14, 2011 Stephanie Silverman: (202) 466-8700

Two Venn Companies Launch Strategic Partnership with UK’s Luther Pendragon

New Deal Cements Firms’ Expanded & Collective US-European Reach

WASHINGTON, DC – November 14, 2012 –VennSquared Communications and Venn Strategies, LLC have  launched a major strategic partnership with Luther Pendragon, the leading independent public affairs and communications firm headquartered in London.  The partnership will serve as a means of providing additional reach for both VennSquared’s and Venn Strategies’ increasing work on behalf of global interests.

“For more than 20 years, Luther Pendragon has led the management of corporate communications, public affairs, financial public relations, media relations, crisis and stakeholder communications for domestic and international clients in the UK and throughout Europe,” said Michael Meehan, President and CEO of VennSquared Communications.   “Like our firms, Luther Pendragon’s principals are drawn from a wide array of senior positions in politics, government, media and campaigning organizations, including former top staff from the heart of the UK government, who has an innate understanding of key target audiences.  That makes them – like us – trusted advisors and strategists for their clients, and it positions us to collectively offer clients even broader and deeper levels of service on both sides of the Atlantic.”

This partnership allows VennSquared and Venn Strategies to have a footprint in London and Brussels and expands Luther’s presence in the U.S.

“As international boundaries in business and communications continue to fade, more clients seek to grow their presence overseas,” said Stephanie Silverman, CEO of Venn Strategies and Chair of Board of VennSquared Communications.  “We consider it invaluable to have a presence of our own in these key markets, which are traditionally very different politically, culturally and in the media, so that our clients can be better served internationally, and so that their work across the Atlantic can align with and support their efforts here in the federal policy arena.”

“Through this exciting new alliance, our two D.C.-based firms now offer an expanded suite of services and contacts for our current and future clients,” Silverman added.

“We are delighted that our new, exclusive U.S. partner is a firm cut from the same cloth as Luther Pendragon,” said Simon Whale, Luther’s managing director.   “Our common histories and approaches – which emphasize our deep relationships with our clients and our ability to deliver a broad array of strategic services as well as the execution of highly detail-oriented public affairs and communications programs – makes this a superlative fit.  We’re confident that this partnership will deliver real and immediate results for our clients and our businesses.”

About Venn Strategies, LLC:
Founded in 2001, Venn Strategies is a nationally recognized public affairs and government relations firm based in Washington, DC.· The bipartisan firm, whose nearly 20 professional staff members provides consulting principally in the areas of tax, health care, financial services and energy/infrastructure policy, and which boasts a large and growing coalition management practice, was recently named among the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” by Inc. magazine.

About VennSquared Communications:
VennSquared Communications specializes in strategic communications, public relations and political consultancy.   VennSquared has worked with over two dozen Fortune 500 companies, from high tech and clean tech start-ups, to foundations, trade associations and elected officials and political campaigns. The firm has offices in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, California.

About Luther Pendragon:
Luther Pendragon is one of the UK’s leading independent communications consultancies. Our teams of highly experienced and qualified consultants manage corporate communications, public affairs, financial public relations, media relations, and crisis and stakeholder communications.  With offices in London, Brussels and the US, as well as a network of global affiliates, the firm’s more than 50 professional staff manage work on national and international projects for some of the world’s largest and best known corporations, major trade associations, public sector organizations, NGOs and government bodies in the UK and across the world.

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