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Brian Frederick Joins Porter Novelli Public Services As Vice President, Public Affairs

2013-02-06 13:00 ET - News Release

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Porter Novelli Public Services announced that Brian Frederick has joined the agency as a vice president in the public affairs practice, effective immediately.

"Brian brings us a wealth of expertise in strategic communications, advocacy, grass-roots communications and coalition building," said Catherine "Kiki" McLean, senior partner, global director of public affairs and managing director of Porter Novelli Public Services.  "His playbook also includes significant experience in issues management and third-party communications -- as well as deep connections throughout the sports and media industries -- all of which will be of tremendous value to our clients."

Frederick joins Porter Novelli Public Services from the Sports Fans Coalition, where he spent two years as executive director of the nation's largest non-profit national fan advocacy organization. In his role, he briefed the White House, FCC commissioners and various elected officials on the coalition's work; served as primary spokesperson in national TV, radio and print interviews; was responsible for fundraising, membership and coalition building; and published bylined articles and columns in various national media outlets.

Prior to that he served as deputy editorial and research director for Media Matters, where he led a team of researchers and editors and was a spokesperson for radio interviews. Frederick also worked on the John Edwards for President campaign.

"Porter Novelli is a recognized leader in solving the complex communications problems of clients across a variety of sectors," said Frederick. "I am honored to join a team so deeply committed to driving results that are greater than expected."

Frederick earned a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master's in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa.  He is an adjunct professor in the sports industry management program at Georgetown University.

About Porter Novelli
A global public relations leader, Porter Novelli was founded in 1972. In 90 offices in nearly 60 countries, Porter Novelli combines the power of immersion with the rigor of research to create deep human insights that enable the agency to transform the opinions, beliefs and behaviors of those who matter most to its clients. For additional information, please visit www.porternovelli.com. Porter Novelli is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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