By Luis Gómez
Finance Monthly has announced the 2016 winners for the best global firms in public relations, accounting, legal, taxation, banking and finance, asset management and consulting.
The magazine named KPMG Taxation Firm of the Year, Macias PR Financial PR Firm of the Year, Deloitte Business Outsourcing Firm of the Year, UBS Wealth Management Investment Firm of the Year and China Bank for Banking and Finance Firm of the Year.
Researchers with Finance Monthly applied a 10-point criterion in selecting the best firms across Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East.
“Finance Monthly’s research department has spent the past several months carefully researching and identifying some of the most respected individuals and firms from all over the world,” said Editor-in-Chief Mark Palmer. “All of our M&A Awards winners show an insight into the market that proves why the demand for expert deal makers continues to increase year upon year.”
Macias PR was the only public relations firm selected in the USA. The firm was founded by Mark Macias – a former Executive Producer at NBC and Senior Producer for CBS in New York, where he oversaw media strategy for the networks. The top pr firm runs media campaigns for clients in the healthcare, financial, tech and nonprofit sectors.
In 2016, Macias PR secured big story placements with the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, US News & World Report and others, which Finance Monthly credits for leading to their selection.
“Journalism and PR are similar in that news stories are created and sold based on editorial ideas,” Macias said. “Our firm leverages this extensive editorial background to identify stories the media will be interested. We then position our clients as the expert for that narrative.”
Last year, the firm was named the PR Consultant Firm of the Year – USA, making this the second consecutive year that Macias PR was honored by Finance Monthly.
Finance Monthly employs a rigorous selection process for its awards, involving anonymous client & journalist interviews, editorial selection, and an in-depth review of the firm’s media placements. The magazine also focuses on innovative media and PR strategies when making their selection.
Finance Monthly is a global publication that delivers news, commentary and analysis on the financial sector. The publication reaches many business and financial leaders, including CEOs, CFOs, investors, company directors, entrepreneurs, and SMEs.