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Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations

The field of marketing, communications, and public relations are ever-changing. New media forms, the speed at which messages are delivered, and the complex mix of technology required to stay ahead have increased the value of the marketing, communications, and PR professional. As a result, companies and organizations are finding that hiring a strategic executive with the right blend of expertise, experience, and technical savvy is no easy task.

For more than 40 years, The McCormick Group has partnered with clients to identify and recruit a wide range of highly-qualified professionals. Our direct sourcing approach to conducting broad-based searches keeps us in constant contact with the top talent in the marketplace. We work closely with each client to gain a full understanding of their needs and the type of professional who will fit the bill in terms of style and performance. While we work with a sense of urgency, we are committed to the quality with which we complete every engagement. Our clients often turn to us for our expert advice and counsel regarding a variety of hiring and development issues.

Our clients include corporations, professional services firms (including law firms), not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and foundations. We regularly conduct searches for professionals in the areas of corporate communications, marketing, public relations, community relations, corporate social responsibility, crisis communications, investor and financial relations, and internal and employee communications. Professionals we place include senior level professionals from chief marketing officers, chief communications officers, marketing and/or communications directors, and marketing and/or communications managers.

Representative Placements

  • Director of Communications for a Fortune 50 financial services company
  • Chief Marketing Officers and Marketing Directors for several Washington, DC law firms
  • Vice President, Media Relations for a nationally-recognized investment company
  • Vice President, Communications and External Relations for the nation’s leading not-for-profit health organization providing research, information, and advocacy
  • Senior Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Government Relations for a large area hospital
  • Vice President of Marketing & Communications for a large public-private partnership
  • Vice President of Strategic Communications for an association that represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment
  • Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications for an international organization providing technology and services to homeland security, defense, and global health
  • Director of Marketing for a “Big 4” accounting firm
  • Marketing Director for an educational material publisher
  • Director of Communications for a top-tier law firm
  • Director of Communications for a foundation representing a metropolitan area
  • Director of Marketing for a 10,000-member international association for improving productivity in the workplace
  • Senior Director Public Relations and Communications for a $2 billion dollar hospitality corporation
  • Senior Vice President– Communications for a trade association in the plastics industry
  • Chief Marketing and Communications officer for one of the largest disease-focused trade associations
  • Vice President Communications for a national community-based fundraising association
  • Vice President, Media Relations for a nationally prominent advertising and public relations firm
  • Director of Public Relations for a national not-for-profit housing and community development organization
  • Vice President, Media Relations for the leading food and facilities management services company in the United States
  • Communications and Public Relations Managers for multiple law firms

Our Consultants

Elizabeth Humphrey
Managing Principal
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Cassie Battle
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Susy Howard
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