NewsPOSTED October 12, 2016

Founder Confirms Sale of APEX PR to Managing Partners

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TORONTO – October 12, 2016 – On the eighteenth anniversary of one of Canada’s leading independent public relations agencies, APEX Public Relations, founder and majority shareholder, Pat McNamara, confirmed today that managing partners, Linda Andross and Kenneth Evans, will be acquiring 100 per cent share of the agency.

Based in Toronto and managing full service public relations, brand reputation and digital programs for multi-national consumer, corporate and technology brands across North America, APEX has built an award-winning reputation as a fiercely independent and strategic team that drives client business goals.

“I could not be happier and more proud to have my two most senior and longest serving employees take over the helm of this amazing company,” said McNamara. “APEX and our digital division, ruckus Digital, have been a source of extraordinary inspiration, pride and happiness for almost 20 years. And to have Linda and Ken take full rein of the company is a perfect way to conclude this phase of my entrepreneurial adventure.”

As a champion and advocate for entrepreneurialism, McNamara will now devote her full attention to her other passion project, Ignite Capital. The not-for-profit helps aspiring Ontario entrepreneurs, who have limited access to start-up funds, the opportunity to compete for seed funding and mentoring.

Andross and Evans will continue in their co-managing roles. Andross will focus on driving creative innovation and growth on the consumer brand marketing and digital fronts, while Evans drives excellence in client strategy, brand reputation, corporate communications, training and issues/crisis management across all practice groups.

“To our team of amazing practitioners at APEX and ruckus and to our client partners, continuity is critically important.  This succession delivers precisely that, as Linda and I bring to the table our experience in managing the agency over the past several years,” said Evans. “It’s a truly proud moment and we look forward to many more years of inspiring partnerships, projects, collaboration and fun.”

About APEX Public Relations
APEX is a diversified group of experienced, clever and creative communicators. Our unmatched track record of award-winning campaigns, client retention and client satisfaction are a testament to our ability to get it right, over and over again. Our work extends to all sectors, with a concentration on consumer brands, corporate and financial communications, and technology. The key to our success is a fusion of senior level strategists, creative ideas, a passion for our work, client collaboration and a disciplined focus on achieving results that impact our clients’ bottom line. Select clients include Walmart Canada, Region of Wood Buffalo, Levi’s®, New Balance, RSA Canada and SABMiller.  For more information visit

For more information, please contact:

Ken Evans at or 416-934-2114

Pat McNamara at or 416-738-4775

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