Glover Park Group announced Tuesday that it had been acquired by WPP, the UK communications company.
Glover Park has grown from its four founding members to 140 people, with offices in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Boulder.
Major clients include Exelon, Kellogg, Disney and DuPont.
The firm was started in 2001 by Carter Eskew, Mike Feldman, Joe Lockhart and Chip Smith.
Eskew was chief strategist for the 2000 Gore presidential campaign. Feldman was Gore’s adviser and traveling chief of staff during the Clinton administration. Smith, Glover Park’s chief executive officer, previously worked with MCI and Shrum, Devine & Donilon.
Lockhart left the firm in June to become a vice president at Facebook.
One of the firm’s better-known managing directors is Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary.
WPP is a communications giant, with billings of $66 billion. Its companies include Young & Rubicam, Hill & Knowlton, Ogilvy & Mather, Prime Policy Group and Quinn Gillspie.
2011 Third Quarter Glover Park Client List:
|American Bankers Association||$80,000||LD2|
|Grocery Manufacturers Association||$70,000||LD2|
|National Association of Broadcasters||$60,000||LD2|
|Standard Chartered Bank||$60,000||LD2|
|Airbus Americas, Inc. (Formerly Airbus North America Holdings, Inc.)||$50,000||LD2|
|BNSF Railway Company (fka Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway)||$50,000||LD2|
|Epsilon Data Management, LLC||$50,000||LD2|
|Kinetic Concepts Incorporated||$50,000||LD2|
|News America, Inc.||$50,000||LD2|
|Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.||$50,000||LD2|
|Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.||$45,000||LD2|
|Friends of The Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria||$45,000||LD2|
|National Football League||$45,000||LD2|
|Textron Systems Corporation||$45,000||LD2|
|Unitedhealth Group, Inc.||$45,000||LD2|
|Univision Communications Inc.||$45,000||LD2|
|Bickel & Brewer (on behalf of St.Joe Company)||$40,000||LD2|
|EDF Inc.||$ 40,000||LD2|
|Recording Industry Association of America||$40,000||LD2|
|Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMA)||$40,000||LD2|
|Better World Fund||$30,000||LD2|
|Churchill Downs Incorporated||$30,000||LD2|
|J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.||$30,000||LD2|
|Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America||$30,000||LD2|
|Ernst & Young||$25,000||LD2|
|Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.||$20,000||LD2|
|Evidon, Inc.||$ 20,000||LD2|
|The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy||$20,000||LD2|
|Warner Music Group||$20,000||LD2|
|Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas||$15,000||LD2|
|Lockheed Martin Corporation||$15,000||LD2|
|The Coca-Cola Company||$15,000||LD2|
|Toys R US||$15,000||LD2|
|America’s Health Insurance Plans, Inc. (AHIP)||$10,000||LD2|
|Presbyterian Healthcare Services||$10,000||LD2|
|Climate Protection Action Fund||< $5,000||LD2|
|Laser Card Corporation||< $5,000||LD2|
|Major League Baseball Players Association||< $5,000||LD2|
|Monitor 360||< $5,000||LD2|
|Open Allies For Airfare Transparency||< $5,000||LD2|
|United For Medical Research||< $5,000||LD2|
|White Wave Foods Company||< $5,000||LD2|
|TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM CLIENTS IN THIRD QUARTER OF 2011||$1,670,000|