Duffy & Shanley Hits 40-Year Mark
Friday, March 22, 2013
Duffy and Shanley
CEO Jon Duffy
is now 40 years old. The Providence-based ad agency started back in 1973 as a public relations firm, and has now grown into a full-service agency servicing some of the top brands in the country.
Since 1973, the agency has grown and added services over the years including advertising, digital marketing and media. The firm was originally founded by Dave Duffy; his sons took over the firm in the past decade. Jon Duffy serves as CEO and Jeremy is the point-person on new business.
Duffy and Shanley's Client List
When it was founded, Duffy and Shanley was arguably the first PR-only agency based in Providence. It was founded with just two people in the office and four clients – Reynolds Metals Development Corporation, Rhode Island State Nurses Association, the City of Cranston, and Tupperware employee relations. Advertising was added three years later and began to flourish in the early 1980s with the addition of The Providence Journal and Rhode Island Tourism as clients.
Later, Duffy and Shanley worked with The Big East, consulted for Governor Don Carcieri's campaigns, handled PR for Deepwater Wind, and helped message for EngageRI.
"To celebrate 40 years in the marketing communications industry is a remarkable achievement and I want to acknowledge our founder, Dave Duffy, for his vision and inspiration in the development of a dynamic, community-focused organization," said Jon Duffy, president of Duffy & Shanley.
RI Tourism Ad from the 1980's
"We believe we are only as good as our people. Thank you to the more than 300 employees throughout our 40 years in business who have been committed to developing standout, innovative campaigns for our clients. And thank you to our clients who continue to believe in us and our passion for delivering results and creating buzz on behalf of their brand," said Duffy.
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