Who We Are
For over sixteen years, FPR has represented Pulitzer Prize winners, 190 books on the bestseller list including 60 in the last two years, 21 #1 bestsellers, and books by 33 of the Thinkers50 list of the world’s leading business thinkers including Jim Collins, Clayton Christensen, Seth Godin, Marcus Buckingham, and Amy Edmondson, journalists like Maria Bartiromo, virtually every publishing house, and the CEOs, presidents and/or founders of Starbucks, Facebook, Alphabet, Google, GM, Citigroup, IBM, CVS Health, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, AT&T, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, BP, Deloitte, Whole Foods Market, Best Buy, Honeywell, Home Depot, Yum! Brands, IDEO, Innosight, Mayo Clinic, Nokia, Aetna, NASDAQ, AIG, BP, Gallup, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hearst Magazines, MetLife, Seventh Generation, Medtronic, The Container Store, Dunkin Donuts, Texas Roadhouse, Gilt Groupe, Korn Ferry, Kleiner Perkins, Burson-Marsteller, Kickstarter, Nielsen, Razorfish, Reddit, Salomon Brothers, SHRM, The Harris Poll, JWT, Loews Hotels, Equinox, Flywheel, Putnam Investments, Oaktree Capital, Paychex, Guardian Life, MetLife, LRN, Compass, Twilio, The Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Brooks Running, Mandalay Entertainment, The Conference Board, Summit Series, Russell Reynolds, HubSpot, YSC, Okta, Snowflake, Nest, Stanford University and Simmons University.
Our firm works on all kinds of nonfiction books and thought leadership, but in January 2020, our founder won 2019 Porchlight Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry because he built “one of the premier public relations firms in our industry.” He is the award’s sixth recipient (and first PR professional), following previous winners like Tom Peters and Seth Godin.
of the Thinkers50 list of the world’s leading business thinkers
Among the #1 bestsellers Fortier PR has worked on are Bittersweet by Susan Cain, Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, Onward by Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Tell to Win by Hollywood producer Peter Guber, Switch by the Heath brothers, the 4-Hour Workweek, the 4-Hour Body a nd the 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss, and The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard. Many of the first-time unknown authors we’ve worked with are now well known bestselling authors who’ve returned to us for their next books.
In just the first half of our agency’s first year in business, five of our books hit The New York Times and/or Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and five of our authors appeared on the Today Show. This year alone we’ve had 29 books hit the bestseller list. Books we have worked on have won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize, and the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, which is among the award clients we represent, along with the Queen Elizabeth Prize, which is presented at Buckingham Palace.
In addition to our individual author clients, Fortier Public Relations has promoted books and research studies for numerous corporate clients including Accenture, Amazon, Bain, Barnes & Noble, Booz & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, CEB, Cisco, Cognizant, Deloitte, DHL, Edelman, Financial Times, Ford Motor Company, Fortune Magazine, FranklinCovey, Gallup, Gilt Groupe, Goldman Sachs, Guardian, The Harris Poll/Stagwell Group, Harvard Business Review, Heidrick & Struggles, IBM, IDEO, Infosys, Ingram, Innosight, JWT, KPMG, LinkedIn, Loews Hotels, Mercer Consulting, Merck, Microsoft, Nielsen, Oaktree Capital Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential Securities, The Publicis Group, Putnam Investments, Schwab, Seventh Generation, SHRM, Starbucks, strategy+business magazine, VMWare, WPP, Young & Rubicam and Zappos. We have also worked with such nonprofits as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Conference Board, Environmental Defense Fund, Skoll Foundation, the Markle Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, Bronfman Philanthropies, Coqual (formerly The Center for Talent Innovation), MIT’s Initiative for the Digital Economy, The China India Institute, The Academy of American Poets, SOL Sustainability, The Elie Wiesel Foundation, Blue Ocean Institute, Defy Ventures, and Social Venture Partners.