Whether nonprofit, crisis, financial services or special events PR/public relations and marketing, FMG can help.

Farr Marketing Group (FMG) is an “issues and causes” Los Angeles-based public relations and marketing firm. Our expertise is in nonprofit PR/public relations, crisis communications and special events. 

We represent nonprofits, associations, corporations, law firms, attorneys, senior living organizations and institutions for strategic planning, positive PR and marketing as well as crisis communications, and reputation management.

Our PR/marketing expertise includes: health, substance abuse, homelessness, affordable and senior housing, developmental disabilities, literacy, education, the arts, after school programs, aging issues, veterans rights, environmental, drug prevention, career training and more.  Our crisis and litigation PR experience is vast, having provided public relations counsel on some of the most high-profile cases locally and nationally.

FMG was founded and continues to be led by Harvey Farr.  Prior to launching FMG, Harvey was senior vice president at Ruder Finn, a top-10 international PR/marketing firm.  At Ruder Finn he headed the firm’s financial and professional services, Asia-Pacific and nonprofit divisions.  He also was a member of Academy Awards Oscar telecast team.

If you’re considering a relationship with a PR/marketing firm, we’d love to hear from you.  Just email us via the form at the right or call us at (310) 470-3644.  Harvey will personally respond in 24 hours or less.

At FMG, it’s all about you.

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Testimonial from Design for Sharing, a nonprofit that introduces students from schools without music programs to classical music productions at UCLA.  Our services were sponsored by our client The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation:

Testimonial

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Dear Mr. Goldwyn:

“On behalf of Design for Sharing, I thank you for making possible our feature story in the recent edition of the Los Angeles Times.  It’s difficult for smaller non-profits to get press coverage, but because of you, Design for Sharing was featured with an entire half page story with color photos…..

“Providing the services of Harvey Farr and the Farr Marketing Group was invaluable to us.  In our 35 year history, it’s the first time the LA Times has covered our organization. Mr. Farr was instrumental in obtaining the coverage and generously sharing his knowledge with us….

“Your additional support of a publicist was invaluable.  Countless readers learned about the good work Design for Sharing has been providing for 35 years.”  — Barbara Dobkin, President, Board of Directors

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Then the picture appeared. 

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