Allyn & Company

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Founded by Rob Allyn, Allyn & Company described itself in December, 2005, on its website as a "PR, advertising and political media firm founded 22 years ago in 1983. Offices in Dallas, Austin, Phoenix and Mexico City. Serves Fortune 500 corporations, heads of state, industries, sports teams and political causes in the U.S., Mexico, Asia and Caribbean. Acquired in 2002 by Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), the world's largest holding company of advertising, marketing services, specialty communications, interactive/digital media and media buying services." The company boasts that it has "won more than 300 political victories and 50 national awards for excellence in TV, radio and print advertising, PR, direct mail and graphic design."

Rob Allyn, company president, is also a co-chair of the international political consulting company VOX Global Mandate.

Mexico to U.S.: Tear Down This Wall!

Following the U.S. House's passage of an immigration bill that would, among other things, extend walls along the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexico is fighting back. "Mexico ... will not allow a stupid thing like this wall," said its Foreign Relations Secretary. The Mexican government has hired Republican campaign consultant Rob Allyn who has long also been Mexico President Vicente Fox's campaign advisor. [1]

Allyn's Texas-based PR firm Allyn & Company is encouraging "U.S. church, community and business groups to oppose the proposal." O'Dwyer's PR Daily reports that Rob Allyn, "developed advertising for Bush's campaigns for governor and the presidency." [2] The firm has also worked for Wal-Mart and XM Satellite Radio. The Mexican government hopes Allyn & Company will "improve its image and stem the immigration backlash." [3]


Clients listed on its website and in press reports include:

The company is very active in political and advocacy campaigns inside and outside the United States, claiming on its website that it "has served more than 300 winning campaigns for heads of state, candidates, political parties and causes in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia. Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas. Award-winning creative for Governor George W. Bush. Independent advocacy TV ads in support of President Bush in 2000. Victories for the Republican Party, U.S. Senate, Congress, mayors and statewide offices."

The Associated Press reported on December 21, 2005, that "Mexico pledged to block a U.S. proposal to extend walls along the U.S. border, promising Tuesday to raise 'a storm of criticism' and the condemnation of the international community against a bill that would also criminalize undocumented migrants. Mexico raised the stakes in the battle against the bill, approved by the House of Representatives last week, by hiring a U.S. public relations firm and encouraging a separate U.S. lobbying campaign against it. ... Mexico is also encouraging U.S. church, community and business groups to oppose the proposal, and it has hired Allyn & Company, a Dallas-based public relations company, to help improve the country's image and stem the immigration backlash. 'If people in the U.S. and Canada had an accurate view of the success of democracy, political stability and economic prosperity in Mexico, it would improve their views on specific bilateral issues like immigration and border security,' Rob Allyn, president of the PR firm, told The Associated Press." [4]


Contact information

Allyn & Company Main Office
3232 McKinney Avenue, Suite 660
Dallas, Texas 75204
Phone: (214) 871-7723
Fax: (214) 871-7767
Email: info AT

Allyn & Company Austin
515 Congress Avenue, Suite 2500
Austin, Texas 78701

Allyn & Company Phoenix
Rose & Allyn
7051 East 5th Avenue, Suite B
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Email: roseandallynpr AT

Allyn & Company Mexico
Monte Cáucaso 915-502
Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico, D. F. 11000

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