We are one of the world's leading independent communications consultancies, building businesses and reputations with ideas that cross the boundaries of traditional, digital, social and experiential media.

  • Specialization

    We're led by executives with deep sector-specific experience. And we focus on key strategies and careful executions, developing the resources and relationships that our clients need to be successful.

  • Integration

    We have on-staff resources to develop your brand's positioning and messaging. Corporate identity. Thought leadership. Executive positioning. Online, mobile and social media presence.

  • Quality Commitment Program

    We introduced one of the industry's first Quality programs designed to determine client satisfaction via the use of an independent auditor and questionnaire, and an internal leadership committee.

  • Recognition

    We are one of the most-recognized firms in the industry. We were named "Public Relations Agency of the Year" for the third year in a row.

Global Reach

Makovsky is the founding partner of IPREX, a global alliance of established communications firms that provides geographic access, cultural sensitivity and local "feet on the street" in 30 countries and 40 US cities.

  • Ken Makovsky's My Three Cents

    “In its early days, communications professionals focused on mass awareness. Print media coverage in a PR campaign was considered successful if it generated awareness and understanding. PR professionals did not often use old-fashioned research to solicit feedback.” Read more

  • Mak Consumer

    "Inherently, no one wants to be the bearer of bad news or inform someone they’ve missed the mark. Especially when you know how hard people have worked at something." Read more

  • Mak Health

    "In the current issue of AdWeek (March 28, 2016), Christine Birkner explores the Congressional threat to ban (November 2015) or impose a moratorium (February 2016) on DTC drug advertising.  On top of that comes news that the FDA is initiating a study to better understand whether older Americans (age 60+) are able to process the detailed information disseminated in drug advertising – since, as FDA notes, older people use more prescription drugs and watch more television than younger people." Read more

  • Word on the Street

    " “Would you have known those concepts when you started working here?” asked my boss the other day. We’d been discussing our reactions to The Big Short, a financial thriller centered on the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis and inevitable market collapse. He’d been referring to my understanding of a CDO, or in human speak, a collateralized debt obligation." Read more