COLUMBUS, OH—Fahlgren Mortine has acquired Turner PR, a boutique public relations and digital communications firm that specializes in travel, tourism and active lifestyle accounts. Under the agreement, Turner PR will continue operate as an independent boutique agency, preserving its brand, leadership, employees, New York and Denver offices.

Fahlgren Mortine will continue to service its current tourism clients and will build future tourism business under the Turner brand due to the company’s niche in this field. Turner PR will continue to specialize in its travel, hospitality, tourism and outdoor, fashion and active lifestyle brands.

Since its founding in 1997, Turner PR has built a business with 28 employees in two offices in New York City and Denver, Colorado, to best service its worldwide clients based in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

The two operations combined are expected to rank in the top 15 independent agencies in the US, with 200 associates in New York City; Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Charleston and Parkersburg, W. Va.; Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee, Fla.; Boise, Idaho; Lexington, Ky.,  and Greenville and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

StevensGouldPincus, which specializes in mergers and acquisitions in the PR, advertising and media industries, facilitated the transaction.