Industry mainstay Paul Wilmot Communications is renowned for its excellence in lifestyle PR, and has been under Hampton Carney’s leadership since he purchased the agency from OmniCom a few years ago. Today, the agile agency continues to shift to serve client needs as they come, notably launching a Cannabis Division two years ago to support this emerging space. Among recent top campaigns are Matrix’s rebrand introducing hair diversity into its product offerings, the YoungArts Together Fundraiser and the Ulysse Nardin Lemon Shark Diver Watch launch. The company also brought on Jane Son as VP of fashion to further the agency’s market share in the space.
Notable long-term clients
Garrett Leight California Optical, IVY PARK, L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, Hublot, TAG Heuer, Yves Delorme, Indochine
Recent client wins
Supima, Bremont, Solbari, handvaerk, ShopThing, MARA Beauty, Sundree
Is there a big industry trend you’re backing in terms of your agency offering, and why do you think this area will continue to grow and influence the PR practice?
We consider ourselves a first-mover lifestyle agency, embracing the cannabis industry with our Cannabis Division launch in 2019. Since then we have expanded the division across wellness, ingestibles, beauty and now dispensaries.