Sommerfield Communications Joins Allison+Partners, Reinforcing A+P’s Financial Communications, ESG and Business-to-Business Thought Leadership Capabilities

Sommerfield Clients Can Benefit from Allison+Partners’ Global Footprint and Digital, Data Analytics, Purpose and Public Affairs Expertise

Frank Sommerfield, Managing Director, Corporate (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--Sommerfield Communications Inc., a New York-based boutique corporate communications firm with a 25-year track record, has joined Allison+Partners, an integrated global marketing and communications agency operating across 31 markets.

The addition of Sommerfield augments Allison+Partners’ financial communications, ESG-related communications, executive positioning, thought leadership and business-to-business communications capabilities. Clients will benefit from a deeper bench of expertise in creative, digital, purpose, public affairs and data analytics that Allison+Partners applies to its clients in nearly all industries on a global scale.

Sommerfield Communications founder and President Frank Sommerfield has become a Managing Director at Allison+Partners. In his new role, Frank will focus on growing the agency’s financial services offerings, and ESG communications capabilities.

“It is exciting for our team to join one of the communications industry’s fastest-growing, innovative and creativity-focused agencies,” Sommerfield said. “Allison+Partners’ culture and commitment to delivering against clients’ business goals complements our longstanding approach. Sommerfield clients will continue to receive senior-level, always-on counsel, strategy and execution – from the team members they’re accustomed to working with – and will also benefit from the expanded toolkit and perspective that our combination brings.”

Allison+Partners Global President of Worldwide Client Services Matthew Della Croce said adding Sommerfield and his team enhances Allison+Partners best-in-class corporate capabilities.

“We continue to experience strong growth with our global corporate communications and advisory offerings,” Della Croce said. “Given the environment, our clients are managing through unprecedented disruption and change. Frank and his team’s experience, coupled with their proven entrepreneurial success, will help us maximize opportunities for our clients to successfully transform and grow.”

During the past year, Allison+Partners Corporate + Public Affairs practice led numerous DE+I initiatives, incorporated data + analytics, saw growth in thought leadership, and recognized more than 250% growth in issues/crisis work. Key hires were made in issues/crisis, real estate, thought leadership, business-to-business communication, and purpose to support clients’ growing remits.

About Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a global marketing and communications agency driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The agency scored a perfect 10 in PRWeek’s 2020 Agency Business Report, was named a Best Places to Work for the fourth consecutive year and recognized as one of PRWeek UK’s Fastest Growing Agencies in 2020. The firm was also named by PRovoke Media as one of its Global Agencies of the Decade, North American Agencies of the Decade, 2020 North American Agencies of the Year and 2020 Best Agencies to Work For. Allison+Partners operates in 31 markets worldwide and is organized around four practices: Consumer Brands, Corporate + Public Affairs, Healthcare and Technology. The agency’s Marketing Innovation Team, which combines integrated marketing, creative, research and measurement expertise into one offering, works across these practices to deliver integrated storytelling for clients. Allison+Partners also has a network and deep affiliations with firms worldwide through MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA), a progressive marketing and communications network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. For more information, visit


Shanna Brown
Marketing Manager

Release Summary

Allison+Partners acquired NY-based Sommerfield Communications to deepen its financial communications, ESG and B2B thought leadership capabilities.



Shanna Brown
Marketing Manager