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Sort By Name | 2015 Net Fees | Empl. #

1. Edelman -- $101,636,727 (653 empl.)

2. Zeno Group -- 16,698,913 (93 empl.)

5. Walker Sands Communications -- 6,939,903 (63 empl.)

7. Public Communications Inc. -- 5,830,475 (48 empl.)

4. Finn Partners (includes Detroit) -- 7,038,000 (45 empl.)

6. Greentarget Global LLC -- 6,834,979 (38 empl.)

3. FoodMinds -- 8,287,748 (33 empl.)

8. G&S Business Communications -- 4,651,961 (30 empl.)

9. L.C. Williams & Associates -- 4,459,649 (23 empl.)

11. O'Malley Hansen Communications -- 1,730,000 (15 empl.)

10. APCO Worldwide -- 3,671,400 (12 empl.)

12. Taylor -- 980,000 (5 empl.)

The firms ranked above have satisfied the O'Dwyer ranking rules – supporting fee and employee totals with income tax and W-3 forms and providing a current account list. O'Dwyer's rankings should be regarded as an expression of our judgment of a firm's standing within the industry, and are not warranted to comply with any specific objective standards.

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