This transaction marks a major milestone in the strategic growth of MarCom Group and LMD Agency and provides customers with innovative solutions and exceptional customer service that can be scaled to meet any need.

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 1, 2022 — MarCom Group, Inc., a full-service advertising agency, and LMD Agency, a full-service strategic communications firm, have joined forces to increase their competitive advantage in the advertising, marketing, communication, and federal contracting space.

MarCom Group and LMD will both remain women-owned small businesses. LMD will also continue to operate under its current leadership as a wholly owned subsidiary of MarCom Group. The combined companies share complementary portfolios, including multiple government, military, and civilian contracts related to recruitment marketing, branding, and strategic communications and outreach. Together, they serve a broad array of clients, including federal and local government agencies, higher education institutions, private companies, and non-profits.

This new agreement enables MarCom Group and LMD to enhance the talent, creativity, and innovation of the entire team and expand service, support, and results for clients. Customer teams will remain the same and may include added skills and capabilities for special projects or surge support. In addition, the two companies will work to integrate human resources, administrative, and financial functions.

“Our goal is to be large enough to compete successfully and small enough to care,” said Debbie Rainford, MarCom Group owner and president. “MarCom Group and LMD are two strong, successful, like-minded women-owned small businesses that place immense value on their people. This deal is an investment in our combined team and our customers, ensuring both have continued opportunities for growth and success.”

MarCom Group and LMD are committed to providing customers with communications solutions that deliver on their brand promise, mission, and goals. The combined team offers a full suite of services, including research, change management, strategic planning, branding, marketing, media planning and buying, public and media relations, editorial, design, web and digital, video, and meeting and event solutions.

“This new arrangement empowers us to be even more competitive with broader qualifications and capabilities,” said Karen Killian, LMD president. “We’ll take advantage of our combined strengths and share best practices to enhance our client offerings and provide our team with more opportunities to advance and grow.”

“One thing that won’t change is our commitment to the team and to our customers. We will continue to be very agile, responding quickly to client requests, and we will continue to provide the top-notch service our customers have come to expect from us,” Rainford emphasized.

MarCom Group is a full-service creative and communications agency that provides strategic advertising, branding, marketing, public and media relations, design, digital, and meeting and event solutions. We are a woman-owned small business founded in 1996 in the Washington, DC area. In 2022, MarCom Group acquired LMD Agency, a full-service strategic communications firm, as a wholly owned subsidiary. LMD Agency adds more than 45 years of experience with public and private sector clients to MarCom Group’s already extensive capabilities and expertise. For more information, visit