Ken Makovsky launched the firm in 1979 with a simple philosophy: “There is no task so difficult that it can’t be accomplished by a team of smart people working in harmony.” That mantra holds true more than 30 years later. Though many of our people have big agency and big brand credentials on their résumés — along with remarkable track records in their specialties — everyone at Makovsky shares an entrepreneurial mindset, infusing everything we do with a sense of urgency and total commitment to results. That fosters a culture of collaboration, bound by a shared dedication to exceed clients’ expectations. We achieve this through SPECIALIZATION, INTEGRATION, and our QUALITY COMMITMENT PROGRAM.
We're led by executives with deep sector-specific experience. We focus on key strategies and careful campaign executions, developing the resources and relationships that our clients need to be successful.
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.
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.
American Business Awards (Stevies): Grand Stevie—Makovsky | Communications or PR Campaign of the Year—Events & Observances (Gold) | New Product or Service Introduction of the Year (Gold) | Company of the Year (Silver) | Executive of the Year (Silver) | Human Resources Executive of the Year (Silver) | Best Public Relations Event (Silver) | Motivational Video (Silver) | Public Relations Agency of the Year (Bronze) | Human Resources Department of the Year (Bronze) | Support Staffer of the Year (Bronze) | NY Observer’s PR Power 50—Makovsky ranked #22
HBA Rising Star | The American Business Awards (STEVIES): Company of the Year: Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations — Makovsky (Gold) | Best Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit (Print): Soraa Product Guide (Gold) | Executive of the Year – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations (Silver) | Communications, Investor Relations or PR Executive of the Year (Bronze) | Woman of the Year (Bronze) | Human Resources Executive of the Year (Bronze) | Human Resources Team of the Year: Makovsky HR Team (Bronze) | Human Resources Department of the Year: Makovsky HR Department (Bronze)
NY Observer PR Power List – Ranked #7 | O’Dwyer’s Ranking Survey of Independent Firms Makovsky Revenue 2014 – Ranked #30 | North American Excellence Award: SORAA – External Publication | American Business Awards (STEVIES): PR Agency of the Year (Silver) | Company of the Year in Marketing, Advertising and PR (Silver) | HR Department of the Year (Silver) | Communications or PR Campaign of the Year — Marketing — Business-to-Business (Bronze) | Reputation/Brand Management (Bronze) Consumer Products — Marketing/Public Relations — First and Goal (Silver) | Consumer Products — Marketing/Public Relations — Lower My Trigs (Silver) | Best Annual Report — Print (Gold) | PRSA NY Big Apple Awards: First & Goal — Consumer Products — Healthcare — Honorable Mention | 10BestPR: Honorable Mention — Top 10 Best PR | PR News Agency Elite Awards: Promotion of the Firm | PR News Platinum Awards: Midsize Agency of the Year | PR News: PR –Rising 30 Under 30 | Golden Bridge Awards: Blogger of the Year | PR Agency of the Year | Human Resources Team of the Year | Human Resources Department of the Year | Business-to-Business Campaign of the Year Investor/Financial Communications Campaign of the Year Bulldog Stars of PR | PR Blogger of the Year Agency | Professional of the Year | PR News: Top Women in PR
This group knows how to have a good time. Mak Lifestyles is a committee of enthusiastic staffers who organize all our company events. Everything from ping pong nights to wine tastings.
Mak University, the firm’s continuing education program, was created to promote professional staff development. It includes seminars, workshops and staff meetings with guest lecturers throughout the year.
We take great pride in our interns. Several members of our team began as interns. Internship positions are open to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates.
The Mak Awards is our annual internal competition. Not only do we showcase our best work to our peers, but we also invite senior communications executives from top companies to judge the event.
"Be ReMArKable" is Makovsky's peer recognition program, rewarding those who embody our core values – Initiation, Innovation, Communication, Collaboration, Motivation and Education - with cash prizes.
This competition for junior staff charges young leaders to showcase their skill at creating new client programs. Our executive leadership selects and rewards the entries that demonstrate the finest original thinking.