October 15, 2010 08:00 ET

LEWIS PR Acquires Page One PR

Global Communications Firm Buys Silicon Valley-Based Social Media Agency

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2010) -  LEWIS PR, a global communications firm, has bought social media agency, Page One PR, in an all-cash transaction. Page One PR's social media clients include Cisco, Polycom and VMware. The transaction is the next phase of LEWIS' acquisition strategy following its purchase last year of Belgium-based company, Leads United. The deal reinforces LEWIS' leadership in social media and digital communications.

Page One PR was founded in 2003 by Lonn Johnston, president, and Craig Oda, managing partner. With offices in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA, Page One implements metrics-driven social media campaigns for leading technology brands and innovative start-ups. Page One will operate as a subsidiary of LEWIS, reporting into LEWIS EVP, Morgan McLintic.

"Page One PR has an unrivalled track record of delivering successful B2B social media campaigns for high profile brands. Those programs demand creativity, discipline, deep technical knowledge and commercial acumen which few agencies possess," said Morgan McLintic, EVP at LEWIS. "In Page One we have found a true partner which shares our vision of the importance of social media and our focus on creating compelling content."

"LEWIS is an excellent partner for Page One as we ramp our social media services globally," said Lonn Johnston, president at Page One PR. "LEWIS attracts great clients and talent, complements our strengths in social media and venture-backed start-ups, and shares our view of the strategic importance of social media in helping our technology clients gain competitive market advantage in their industries."

"This deal marks LEWIS' entrance as a strong acquisition partner. After 15 years of our own uninterrupted organic growth, we are well-placed to help agencies reach their potential," said Chris Lewis, CEO of LEWIS. "The combination of Page One's social media credentials with our own capabilities, means we are one of the few agencies to be able to deliver innovative digital campaigns on a global basis."

The deal is effective October 1, 2010. Specific terms are not being disclosed.
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LEWIS PR is a global communications firm. In addition to traditional media and analyst relations, LEWIS specializes in social media, digital marketing and creative services. It works with companies to implement integrated communications programs on an international scale. LEWIS works with leading and emerging brands across multiple sectors, including automotive, consumer, government, healthcare, insurance, legal, non-profit, technology and telecom. LEWIS has more than 30 wholly-owned offices across the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific, with regional headquarters in London, San Francisco and Singapore.

About Page One
Page One PR is a social media and public relations firm founded in Palo Alto in 2003. Page One specializes in social media strategy and campaigns for global technology companies that include Cisco, McAfee, Polycom, SAP and VMware. Page One also works with some of Silicon Valley's most exciting early-stage start-ups backed by Accel, Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia and other venture capital firms. For more information, please visit

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