President at DKC
A bullet train like DKC with a relentless leader like Cassidy wasn’t going to let a pandemic get in the way of a banner year. It’s not that business was gangbusters; Cassidy himself admits the bottom line was flat. But the firm stepped up for clients in ways that showcased what communications can accomplish when pushed. Some far-reaching examples from a very long list: DKC’s public policy team advanced the DineNYC program with client David Rockwell. The firm touted Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Impact and its megadeal with Netflix. DKC repositioned Beyond Meat and re-energized its stock along with it. And Cassidy himself helped lead COVID-focused campaigns for everyone from Lady Gaga to Delta Air Lines. Another feather in DKC’s cap: s: D.C.-based executive Chris Canning got drafted by the Biden transition team last month.