ART STEVENS, an Advisor to 1800pr, is a mergers and acquisitions consultant in the public relations industry. Mr. Stevens is managing partner of The Stevens Group and formerly the founder and CEO of LobsenzStevens, a top twenty independent public relations firm. He later sold his firm to Publicis, one of the world's largest PR companies, and went on to manage their New York office for several years. formed The Stevens Group and assembled a team of experts to provide advice, strategy and counsel to PR agencies around the world. Art has played a key role in facilitating some of the most significant mergers and acquisitions of the industry, personally facilitating the sale of PR firms with revenues from $300,000 up to $40 million per year. Art is an expert on trends in the PR industry and the author of the book “When and How – Selling Your Public Relations Firm.” The book, which covers every facet of selling a PR agency from the moment an agency is created until the day the owner considers future options, is endorsed by such PR agency principals as Richard Edelman (Edelman), Peter Finn (Finn Partners), Jim Weiss (W2O Group), Florence Quinn (Quinn and Company), Andy Hardie-Brown (Allison and Partners), Harold Burson (Burson Marsteller) and Steve Cody (Peppercomm).