WPP buys Glover Park Group

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:

Client
 Amount  Lobbying Report
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
Dendreon Corporation  $50,000 LD2
Dupont Company  $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
Verizon Wireless  $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
Viacom Inc  $45,000 LD2
Bickel & Brewer (on behalf of St.Joe Company)  $40,000 LD2
Bloomberg LLP  $40,000 LD2
EDF Inc.  $ 40,000 LD2
Exelon Corporation  $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
Fairsearch.org  $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
Regence  $20,000 LD2
Solyndra, 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
Kellogg Company  $10,000 LD2
Presbyterian Healthcare Services  $10,000 LD2
Protectingamerica.org  $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

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