Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2009
Consensus Planning Group Inc., the Los Angeles-based public relations firm known for its award-winning, innovative strategic communications programs designed to interact with stakeholders and influence decisions, has changed its name to Consensus Inc., effective today, President Josh Gertler announced.
"We made the decision to rebrand to acknowledge the monumental changes occurring in the world of communications and to showcase how our company has evolved," Gertler said. "The way people get their information has changed and continues to quickly change. Traditional media outlets are no longer the primary source for information, and now newspapers, radio and TV outlets compete with social media and peer-to-peer networks to become the most-trusted sources of news in a 24/7 world."
Founded in 1986 by Chief Executive Officer Julie Gertler, Consensus Inc. has grown into a strategic communications firm that specializes in community relations, public affairs and public relations. The firm is based in downtown Los Angeles with offices in Orange County (Irvine) and the Inland Empire (Ontario).
Consensus Inc., co-owned by Julie Gertler and Josh Gertler, ranked ninth on the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2008 annual list of independent public relations agencies in Los Angeles, 67th on the O'Dwyer's Public Relations News listing of independent firms with major U.S. operations, and 73rd on PRWeek's national 2009 Agency Rankings.
"While our name is new, we are the same company you already know," Julie Gertler said. "Consensus Inc. will continue to develop authentic and strategic communications programs that engage stakeholders. For 23 years, we have been paving the way for change for our clients and helping them tell their stories to achieve their business objectives."
Consensus Inc.'s clients include private sector companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. The list includes: BNSF Railway, Equity Office Properties, The Home Depot, Honeywell International, Westfield Group, Iberdrola Renewables, Trammell Crow Companies, Granite Construction Inc., Ralphs, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, Los Angeles World Airports, Chiquita Canyon Landfill, California High Speed Rail Authority, New Directions Inc., A Community of Friends, California Department of General Services Real Estate Services Division, the California Department of Veterans Affairs and the County of San Bernardino's Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Division.
About Consensus Inc:
Consensus Inc. has won top honors from the Los Angeles chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for its communications programs. The company swept the Community Relations and Government/Public Affairs categories in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Consensus Inc.'s main office address is 626 Wilshire Blvd., Suite, 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Telephone: (213) 438-1755. Contact information for the Ontario and Irvine offices can be found on the company's new website, htttp://http://www.consensusinc.com. Follow Consensus Inc. on Facebook, LinkedIn and @ConsensusLive on Twitter.