Global independent marketing and communications agency FINN Partners has signed an agreement with the Winston Agency (WA), a Beltway-based boutique purpose, sustainability advocacy, and communications firm with global-service reach, to join its ranks. WA founder and CEO Bess Winston, shown above, will become a FINN senior partner.
According to a release, the addition of WA “strengthens FINN’s position as a leading voice in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, environmental affairs, and ESG communications. The move also increases the FINN Purpose and Social Impact Practice headcount to almost 100 professionals worldwide focused on social-impact issues. There are no staff redundancies or client conflicts. The Stevens Group, led by Art Stevens, represented the Winston Agency. The terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
“Bess Winston and her senior team will work closely with two FINN Global Practices: the FINN Global Public Affairs Practice, led by Jessica Berk Ross, managing partner and Global Public Affairs Practice Leader, and Global Health and Purpose, led by Gil Bashe, managing partner and Chair Global Health and Purpose. Winston will join the Agency’s Global Purpose and Social Impact Practice leadership team, and WA will now be branded as “The Winston Agency, a FINN Partners Company.” WA will move to the FINN D.C. office in early 2023.”