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Van Eperen Acquires J. Davis Public Relations

September 21, 2016
Laura Van Eperen & Jeff Davis

Maryland PR Agency Expands Presence into Baltimore and Annapolis Markets 

North Bethesda, Md. — Van Eperen, an award-winning communications agency, announced today it has acquired J. Davis Public Relations, LLC (JD/PR), a Baltimore-based public relations consultancy founded in 2005 by Jeffrey Davis, APR, serving clients in Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. Van Eperen’s acquisition further expands its footprint in Maryland, while at the same time the firm continues growing its roster of national and international clients. Davis will serve as Managing Director-Baltimore.

“Our agency continues to grow,” says CEO Laura Van Eperen. “We’ve always had a strong presence in Montgomery County and, more recently, in D.C. and Virginia. So when we were looking to expand, it made sense to deepen our reach in Maryland, where we have a strong track record of delivering results for our clients, and JD/PR was the right fit.”

“Jeff, who is a former journalist, is a well-known public relations and social media professional,” continued Van Eperen. “In addition to working for Baltimore and Annapolis advertising and marketing agencies, he is past president of the Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and regional editor of Capitol Communicator.”

Said Davis, “What attracted me to Van Eperen is its journalism-based strategic approach to PR and content development and its strong senior leadership team. I look forward to helping the agency continue with its plans for growth in Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and nationally.”

Van Eperen serves clients in health and science, its largest practice, as well as businesses in the transportation, education, financial services, home and building and technology sectors.

The agency is on the GSA AIMS Schedule as an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business (EDWOSB). Federal clients have included the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Indian Health Services; the Department of Defense’s U.S. Air Force; and the Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Van Eperen is also certified as a Minority Business Enterprise/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE) in Maryland and is registered in Montgomery County’s Local Small Business Reserve Program.

Active in the state of Maryland, CEO Van Eperen was appointed to the Board of Directors of the state’s new Maryland Public-Private Marketing Partnership Corporation. She also serves on the boards of Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

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