Staffing Model

Flatiron Communications LLC draws on a network of seasoned public relations and digital media professionals to serve the interests of the firm’s varied clients. Every client team is led by agency principal Peter Himler and consists of dedicated specialists selected for how well their experience and expertise match the client’s needs.


Peter Himler, Founding Principal

In his award-winning career in public relations and strategic communications, Peter has led the media teams for some of the world’s most esteemed global agencies.  He served as EVP/Chief Media Officer for Edelman Worldwide, which he joined after 11 years with WPP’s Burson-Marsteller as EVP and head of that agency’s U.S. corporate and strategic media team and its worldwide spokesperson.

Prior to B-M, Peter was SVP/media director for six years at WPP sister agency Cohn & Wolfe, which followed five years at Hill and Knowlton where he headed H&K’s broadcast and consumer media relations group as the firm’s youngest vice president. He began his career with three years at New York entertainment PR firm Robert Zarem Inc.

Peter is president of the Publicity Club of New York and is active with the Center for Communication, the New York Tech Meetup and the Social Media Collective. He sits on the communications committees for United Way of NYC and the American Cancer Society’s Northeast Division.  He also serves on the Board of Advisors for Social Media Week New York and the Communications and Media Studies Program at Tufts University from which he holds a BA in Political Science and French.

In 2005, PR News named Peter its PR Professional/Media Relations Executive of the Year. That same year, PR Week awarded the PR program he led to build the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. as its Public Sector Campaign of the Year. Peter’s blog, The Flack, was awarded a 2006 PR News Platinum Award as the year’s “Best Blog” and a 2010 Hive Award at SXSWi. He is listed on the Ad Age Power 150 and Twitter Power 150.