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Yes& acquires CommCore

by | Apr 12, 2024

Growing integrated marketing agency
bolsters its communications training and crisis capabilities

Yes& has acquired substantially all the assets of CommCore Consulting Group, a leading provider of media training, presentation training, and crisis communications counsel based in Washington, D.C., with offices in New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles. CommCore will operate as a division known as Yes& CommCore. All CommCore staff members have accepted positions with Yes& CommCore.

According to a release, the move further enhances the capabilities Yes& can bring to its clients. CommCore’s deep experience working with senior executives, officials, and spokespersons will meet needs across the commercial, government, association, B2G, higher education, and philanthropy sectors served by Yes&.

“We’ve known Andy Gilman and his team at CommCore for many years and couldn’t be more pleased that they have chosen to become a part of Yes&,” said Robert W. Sprague, Yes& Founder & CEO. “Knowing how to succeed with the media, improve communications skills, and being able to preserve an organization’s reputation in a crisis situation, is more important than it has ever been. I believe our clients are going to be very excited by the new services now provided from Yes& CommCore.”

The release adds that Yes& has grown dramatically over the past few years, being named #1 Fastest Growing Ad Agency in the Southeast U.S. by Adweek and #9 fastest growing privately-held company in the Greater D.C. area by the Washington Business Journal. The growth has been powered by the integrated suite of business and marketing services Yes& is able to offer—now enhanced by the training and counsel CommCore brings to the table.

“After 39 years of being fiercely independent, the decision to merge with Yes& was a careful and thoughtful one,” added CommCore President & CEO Gilman. “I wanted a place for us that shared our values, had a collaborative culture, and would give each member of the CommCore team opportunities to grow. I’ve known both Yes&’s leaders, Bob Sprague and Jeb Brown, for a number of years, so I was confident that Yes& was a robust and compatible organization that would represent a great new day for CommCore.”

Clients of either firm can continue to communicate through established channels as the integration proceeds, and new clients interested in the integrated services of Yes& can reach out via either website for more information or free consultations.

Yes&, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, is an integrated marketing agency serving complex needs across the commercial, association, B2G, and government sectors. Yes& brings “positivity + possibility” through an expanding suite of capabilities including branding, digital strategy and analytics, advertising, customer experience (CX), market research, content development, events, and public relations, and serves clients nationwide from its headquarters in the Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia areas. The Washington Business Journal recently named Yes& the #2 Ad Agency in the greater DC area. They have also been recognized among the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. for the fourth time. www.yesandagency.com


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