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Industry Public relations
Founded 1994
Founder "Roland Rudd
Headquarters London & New York
Area served
"Parent "WPP plc
Website http://www.finsbury.com

Finsbury is a "public relations company based in London and New York that specialises in "financial services clients. It is a subsidiary of British advertising and media conglomerate "WPP plc.



Finsbury was founded by "Roland Rudd in 1994 as Finsbury.[1] In 2001, the firm was sold to WPP in a deal that the "Financial Times estimated earned Rudd £40 million.[2][3] Rudd remained chairman of the company.[4]

In 2011, Finsbury[1] merged with Robinson Lerer & Montgomery of New York.[5][6] Rudd continued as chairman and Walter G. Montgomery became chief executive officer of the enlarged firm. Montgomery retired as CEO in 2014 but remains a partner in the firm.

In 2014, RLM Finsbury rebranded as just Finsbury which the firm felt would underline its global ambitions.[7]


Company clients have included "Starbucks, Charles Schwab, Nielsen, Shell & "The Royal Bank of Scotland.[8][9]

Wikipedia editing[edit]

In November 2012, Finsbury was found to have anonymously edited the article about "Alisher Usmanov, removing information about various controversies.[10][11][12][13]


  1. ^ a b "Finsbury". www.holmesreport.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  2. ^ Who We Are. Finsbury. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  3. ^ The networker. "Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times, 12 August 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. ^ Roland Rudd Chairman. Finsbury. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  5. ^ [1] Danielle Drolet, PR Week, 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  6. ^ WPP merges Finsbury and RLM. Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson & Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times, 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  7. ^ RLM Finsbury rebrands to underscore global ambitions. Diana Bradley, "PR Week, 17 September 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2015. (subscription required)
  8. ^ http://everything-pr.com/strong-investor-relations-firms/62224/
  9. ^ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/99b9449e-b2f8-11e0-86b8-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3oILImvXO
  10. ^ "PR industry blames 'cumbersome' Wikipedia for Finsbury editing issue". PR Week. 12 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Finsbury edited Alisher Usmanov's Wikipedia page". The Daily Telegraph. 12 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "CIPR and Wikimedia UK respond to reports of RLM Finsbury editing Wikipedia pages for Alisher Usmanov". CIPR. 12 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wikipedia defends editing processes following Finsbury 'clean-up'". PR Week. 15 November 2012. 
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