Global independent marketing and communications firm, FINN Partners, announced today that it has acquired Anthology Marketing Group, Inc., an 86-person Hawai’i-based agency with deep Travel and Tourism expertise, and the largest integrated marketing and communications agency in the state. Dennis Christianson, Founder and CEO of Anthology Marketing Group, will join FINN as a managing partner. Mary Fastenau, Nathan Kam, David Pettinger and Wenona Harris will join FINN as senior partners.
Deeply ingrained in the Hawai’i business and tourism communities, Anthology Marketing Group offers integrated marketing services spanning PR, advertising, digital marketing and development, and research. The firm serves a respected portfolio of Travel and Tourism clients, including Hawai’i Tourism Authority, Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau, Kaua’i Visitors Bureau, O’ahu Visitors Bureau, Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau, Island of Hawai’i Visitors Bureau, Hawaiian Airlines, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, Guam Visitors Bureau, JTB Hawaii, International Market Place, Polynesian Cultural Center, USS Missouri Memorial, Halekulani Hotel, and Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani.
“We are truly excited to join FINN Partners, a highly-respected and innovative company that so closely mirrors our values, goals and business philosophy,” said Christianson, Anthology CEO. “FINN brings a breadth of expertise and resources to our team that will help us grow and serve our clients better, in Hawai’i and beyond.”
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Anthology also represents a diverse range of clients in the financial, healthcare, energy, transportation, retail, education, agriculture, and sustainability sectors, including Hawaiian Telcom, Hawai’i Pacific Health, PACCAR, and Kenworth Trucks.
Peter Finn, Founding Managing Partner and CEO, FINN Partners, commented, “Travel is one of FINN’s largest global practices with staff serving clients from the US, UK, Munich, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. With the addition of Anthology, FINN’s Global Travel team will expand significantly, as will the firm’s tourism-focused integrated marketing expertise, which we will leverage across our Global Travel Network.”
“Hawai’i is the gold standard of travel destinations across the globe. Anthology has spent decades promoting marquee travel and tourism brands in the region, with a strong track record of creating innovative, cutting-edge integrated work. Dennis and team also share FINN’s purpose-driven approach, promoting tourism and economic development, while championing sustainability and demonstrating a deeply held respect for their clients’ culture and heritage. They are a perfect fit and will significantly elevate our integrated services for existing and new clients alike, especially as the travel industry rebounds from COVID-19 and clients seek strategic counsel,” said Debbie Flynn, Managing Partner and Global Travel Practice Leader.
Howard Solomon, Managing Partner, West, added that the acquisition of Anthology also establishes a strategic presence for FINN Partners that will serve as a bridge between its US and its Asia offices.
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