|Headquarters||London & New York|
Finsbury is a PR company based in London and New York that specialises in financial services clients. It is a subsidiary of British advertising and media conglomerate WPP plc.
Finsbury was founded by Roland Rudd in 1994 as Finsbury. In 2001, the firm was sold to WPP in a deal that the Financial Times estimated earned Rudd £40 million. Rudd remained chairman of the company.
In 2011, Finsbury merged with Robinson Lerer & Montgomery of New York. Rudd continued as chairman and Walter G. Montgomery became chief executive officer of the enlarged firm. Montgomery retired as CEO in 2014 but remains a partner in the firm.
In 2014, RLM Finsbury rebranded as just Finsbury which the firm felt would underline its global ambitions.
Company clients have included Starbucks, Charles Schwab, Nielsen, Shell & The Royal Bank of Scotland. In 2017, the firm was retained by the Kushner Cos., the real estate business run by the family of Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to President Donald Trump. Finsbury has also represented Volkswagen A.G. during its diesel emissions scandal.
- "Finsbury". www.holmesreport.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
- Who We Are. Finsbury. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- The networker. Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times, 12 August 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- Roland Rudd Chairman. Finsbury. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- "Danielle Drolet" PR Week, 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "WPP merges Finsbury and RLM." Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson & Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times, 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "RLM Finsbury rebrands to underscore global ambitions." Diana Bradley, PR Week, 17 September 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "Kushner Cos. Switches to Crisis Manager for Media Relations". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
- "Volkswagen hires Finsbury, Kekst and Hering Schuppener as emissions crisis continues". Retrieved 2018-06-28.
- "PR industry blames 'cumbersome' Wikipedia for Finsbury editing issue". PR Week. 12 November 2012.
- "Finsbury edited Alisher Usmanov's Wikipedia page". The Daily Telegraph. 12 October 2012.
- "CIPR and Wikimedia UK respond to reports of RLM Finsbury editing Wikipedia pages for Alisher Usmanov". CIPR. 12 November 2012.
- "Wikipedia defends editing processes following Finsbury 'clean-up'". PR Week. 15 November 2012.