MINNEAPOLIS (June 19, 2017) – FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing today announced they have entered into an agreement to join forces, combining highly complementary competencies, cultures and client portfolios across the farm, food, environmental sciences and lifestyle spectrum. Upon closing of the transaction, expected later this month, FLM+ will rebrand with a name change and be known as “FLM Harvest.”
The coming together of the firms is the culmination of two unique teams and success stories over the past decade. FLM+ and Harvest have been among the fastest-growing and most successful agencies in the food and agriculture space in recent years. The combined organization will have more than 80 team members in operating locations from coast to coast.
“We have watched and admired the growth and business strategy of Harvest for some time,” said Rob McClelland, president/CEO of FLM+. “This acquisition will help us realize a long-standing goal to fully build out a farmer-driven food practice, and have more depth and expertise in reaching consumers to tell the story of food, agriculture and environmental sciences.”
FLM+, a hybrid strategic consulting, marketing and communications company, specializes in agriculture and life/environmental sciences to improve the lives and health of plants, animals, people and communities. The FLM+ team focuses on setting strategies, aligning teams, framing opinions and creating demand.
Harvest PR & Marketing represents a unique spectrum of food and farm clients, with a heavy focus on grower organizations, national commodity boards and food associations. The agency has won more than 50 national awards in the past five years, and was recently named 2017 Outstanding Boutique Agency by PRWeek.
“Our goal is to harness the combined expertise of both teams and create an organization that delivers innovative solutions and results to clients in the industries that we serve,” said Heidi Nelson, founder of Harvest PR, who will serve as executive vice president of FLM Harvest, following closing of the transaction. “We’re excited to bring consumer insights to our combined clients and proud to join with a company that is farmer driven and so deeply rooted in agriculture.”
About FLM Harvest
FLM Harvest delivers innovative solutions and meaningful results to clients across the farm, food, environmental sciences and lifestyle spectrum. The new company consists of more than 80 team members located in operating locations including Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Minneapolis; Portland, Ore.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Washington, D.C.