By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Sep 16, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Today, Laughlin Constable, an integrated communications agency with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago, announced a merger with New York-based Partners and Jeary. The combined firm will have billings of $220 milion and 155 employees in its three offices.

"We are two firms with a similar vision and creative process," said Steve Laughlin, partner. "For more than 30 years, LC has built our business on the belief that great ideas ignite business results across all media; Partners and Jeary was founded on the same principal."

Steve Laughlin will continue to run the Milwaukee and Chicago offices. Michael Jeary will be president of Laughlin Constable New York.

Laughlin and Jeary met through the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA), serving on the "Emerald Forum" together for 10 years.  Over that time, Laughlin Constable acquired a Chicago office and the success of that office led the agency to consider a New York office, as well.