Some ~ personal news ~ from your friends at Glen Echo

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Glen Echo Group was founded with a simple mission: to do well by doing good. Almost 12 years later, that is exactly what we’ve done. We’ve worked to keep the internet free and open, to expand broadband access to all, to give a voice to innovators and anchor institutions, to protect free speech online and to keep our digital lives private and secure. Through this work, we’ve had the privilege to collaborate with genuinely amazing people from the smallest of startups to the Fortune 100, as well as academics, civil society and public interest organizations working to make the digital age a more equitable force for good. And it’s also been a whole lot of fun.

The Glen Echo Group is in the strongest position we’ve ever been, thanks to our clients and partners and to the hard work of our dedicated and incredibly talented (and extremely fun) team. However, the debates over the future of our digital world are only beginning, and we are at one of the most consequential junctures of its evolution. We see what is coming, and we want to meet those challenges, as soon as we can, as best as we can.

That is why it gives us enormous pleasure to announce our partnership with BerlinRosen, not only one of the nation’s leading independent communications companies, but also one that shares our values, our creativity and our passion. Their investment in us will give Glen Echo the rocket fuel we need for this next stage of our growth, and for this next, important stage in the information revolution.

The Glen Echo Group will remain a separate company run by our current leadership team and within our current structure. BerlinRosen’s investment in Glen Echo Group only strengthens our ability to do what we do best.

We are a values-driven company, and those values guided us through our exploration of the next phase of our business. We took our time, we were extremely thorough and thoughtful and this was a step we’d only make if it was the right one. And that hard work led us to BerlinRosen. This partnership allows us to:

  • Continue to provide exemplary service and counsel to our clients, with an additional suite of services, capabilities and capacities like research and deep digital expertise
  • Deepen our bench of talent and increase opportunities and career development for our team
  • Build the Glen Echo Group in more places, immediately adding New York, LA and increased resources for our growing team in Chicago

Little did we know back in 2010, in the back of that stripmall Starbucks (thanks again, baristas!), that we would arrive at a moment like this. This is a moment for all of us to celebrate what we have built and to look forward to this next exciting chapter with our new BerlinRosen partners.