Global Milestones
 

2015

RF Thunder Beijing established
RF Thunder Hong Kong established

2014

Acquisition of SharpeLankester Asia Pacific Portfolio
Physicians Digital Outlook Survey published for India and for Greater China Region
RF Radius Practice created

2013

RFI West established in San Francisco
RF Thunder Guangzhou established
Ruder Finn CEO Kathy Bloomgarden launches Chinese edition of her book  Trust: The Secret Weapon of Effective Business Leaders
Ruder Finn Sales and Marketing Activation practice created in Asia
Ruder Finn Innovation Studios (RFI) launched in China
Financial Communication practice created in Asia
Partnership with China's S&W Public Relations established
Thunder Communications Guangzhou established

2012

 

 

 

Ruder Finn Mumbai established
Ruder Finn Bangalore established
Technology Health practice created
Ruder Finn San Francisco established

 

2011

 

 

 

 

Finn Partners spins off from Ruder Finn Group as an independent agency 
Acquisition of Thunder Communications in Shanghai
Partnership with Japan's Kyodo Public Relations established
Arts & Culture Practice established in Asia
Ruder Finn New Delhi established

 

2009

 

INSIGHT division created in China
First China Luxury Forecast published

 

2008

Tsinghua-Ruder Finn CSR Program launches five-year initiative in China

 

2007

ePR department in China created

 

2006

CSR practice in China created

 

2003

Ruder Finn Guangzhou established

 

2002

Ruder Finn Press, only publishing company owned by a PR agency, established

 

2000

Corporate Communications practice created

 

1999

 

 

RFI Studios, digital practice, created
Kathy Bloomgarden, PhD, takes over the helm 
Ruder Finn Shanghai established

 

1998

Fiftieth Anniversary: Celebrated with a conference on The Value of Values

 

1997

 

Acquisition of Planned Television Arts (PTA) results in World Wide Media division
Acquisition of Kahn Communications Group

 

1996

 

 

Merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy, two major pharmaceuticals, becomes client Novartis 
Ruder Finn Singapore established

 

1993

Ruder Finn Beijing established

 

1990

Marketing for the Environment practice created

 

1990s

 

Acquisition of E. Bruce Harrison Company, Washington D.C., becomes Ruder Finn 
Washington PR and global affairs practice in D.C.

 

1989

Ruder Finn Hong Kong established

 

1984

Healthcare practice created

 

1982

Ruder Finn merges with Harshe-Rotman & Druck

 

1978

 

Executive Training Program created for recent college graduates (a Ruder Finn tradition)

 

1969

Research & Forecasts division established

 

1967

 

 

Fortune magazine: Recognizes Ruder Finn as the largest public relations company in the world
Creation of Paul Zucker Award for the best annual Ruder Finn programs

 

1960

Ethics Committee created
David Finn publishes Public Relations and Management (one of his more than 100 books)

 

1960s

 

 

Start of corporate advertising support for sponsored exhibitions
Beginning of Conference Room Quotations, later to become Ruder FinnThoughts & Images and a significant part of the culture and character of the Agency

 

1959

Ruder & Finn Fine Arts established

 

1958

 

Tenth Anniversary: Celebrated with a three-day conference on The Concept of Social Responsibility in Public Relations for Ruder Finn, U.S. and its global affiliates

 

1952

Ruder Finn Design created

 

1950

The Ruder and Finn Field Network created

 

1948

Ruder Finn, Inc. established

 

 

 

 

Our  Vision

 

We believe achieving excellence today is intrinsically connected to pursuing

what's next!

 

 

for  our clients…
 what's next
means  anticipating your every need today, while always reaching for a bolder  future.

 

for  our people…
 what's next
means  always challenging our thinking, knowing there's no limit to what we can  achieve.

 

in  our industry…
 what's next
means  staying ahead of today's innovation, while being the first to pursue  tomorrow's.