Hollywood PR agencies Rogers & Cowan and PMK*BNC are merging

Hollywood power PR agencies Rogers & Cowan and PMK*BNC are merging.

Together the yet-to-be-named new agency will have a client roster of 500 actors, musicians, producers, directors, content creators and athletes — including Robert Redford, Denzel Washington, Brie Larson, Chris Pratt, Katy Perry, Sean Combs, The Rolling Stones, Kobe Bryant and others.

As part of the deal, PMK*BNC’s Cindi Berger will be chairman with Rogers & Cowan’s Mark Owens as CEO.

Veteran entertainment whiz Alan Nierob will become chairman of the agency’s entertainment division, and Shirley Hughes will be president of the marketing practice. Bill Rosenthal will act as company COO/CFO, and Brad Cafarelli and Fran Curtis each be vice chairmen.

The new name and other staff promotions are forthcoming, a release announcing the deal on Tuesday morning said.

Buzz of the merger grew last week among p.r. pros.

PMK*BNC and Rogers & Cowan are sister companies under Interpublic Group, and they will be part of the company’s Octagon Sports and Entertainment Network with offices in LA, New York, Nashville, Miami and London.

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