Carmichael Lynch Relate was named Outstanding Midsize Agency of the Year and received honorable mention for overall Agency of the Year at the PRWeek Awards ceremony in New York City last night. The agency was applauded for a year of unprecedented success, innovation and expansion.
“This win speaks volumes to the passion, drive, creativity and commitment that the team at Carmichael Lynch Relate brings to work and our clients day-in and day-out,” said Carmichael Lynch Relate President Julie Batliner. “And we thank our amazing clients that partner with us to do exceptional work. This is an exciting and rewarding time at Carmichael Lynch Relate – I couldn’t be prouder of the team here today – and I’m excited for the future ahead of us.”
In 2016, Batliner’s first full calendar year at the agency’s helm, Carmichael Lynch Relate had a record year of growth in both revenue and head count, an exceptionally high employee retention rate and 10 new business wins in both established and developing practice areas. This same year, the agency rebranded as Carmichael Lynch Relate, exemplifying the proprietary business model of collaboration and interdependence between the PR firm and advertising agency, Carmichael Lynch. Batliner now also serves as a managing partner of Carmichael Lynch.
“We’re thrilled for the Carmichael Lynch Relate team and excited that we’ve cemented our integrated offering,” said Carmichael Lynch CEO Marcus Fischer. “Carmichael Lynch Relate’s business record, culture and quality of work is unrivaled, and we’re exceptionally proud of the people and momentum behind the agency.”