Beckerman, one of the largest independent public relations firms in the industry, announced the acquisition of Antenna Group Inc., a nationally recognized, full-service, strategic communications firm specializing in serving clean technology companies and corporations concerned about sustainability. The acquisition creates the largest clean technology specialty public relations practice in the nation.
Beckerman has offices in New York, N.Y.; Hackensack, N.J.; Washington, D.C.; and now, with the acquisition of Antenna Group, in San Francisco, Calif. Antenna Group will retain its brand identity and its current management team, including Melody Haller, CEO and founder, and Caroline Venza, vice president.
"The combination of Beckerman's established clean tech presence and Antenna's market leadership position has created the dominant brand in the clean tech public relations sector," said Beckerman President Keith Zakheim. "This acquisition further strengthens Beckerman's ability to offer our clean tech clients the deepest talent pool, expertise and relationships in this sector."
Founded in 1996 and based in San Francisco, Antenna provides specialized public relations services to clients focused on new industrial technologies in sectors with great near- and long-term futures, including: green building, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy storage and management, transportation, renewable energy, finance, biofuels, chemistry, water and green building.
Antenna's clients include 3M Corp. Renewable Energy Group, Accelergy, Akeena Solar, CalCEF, Cogenra, eSolar, EV Connect, GlassPoint, IEEE PV Specialists Conference, Illumitex, Lumenergi, Mainstream Energy, NanoH2O, PowerGenix, Solexant, SunReports, Tioga Energy and Xtreme Power.
The addition of Antenna's clients to Beckerman's current clean tech roster forms one of the largest clean technology public relations practices in the nation. Beckerman's clean tech clients include: Atlantic Green Power, BioSolar, BlueFire Ethanol, Car Charging Group, Carbon Sciences, Cereplast, International Fuel Technology, New Energy Technologies, OriginOil, Pro-Tech Energy Solutions and XsunX.
Beckerman acquires Antenna group, creating nations largest clean technology PR firm