Top PR Firms - 2018 Firm Rankings

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1.
Edelman
Edelman
New York, NY
Employees: 5,940
$893,591,000 
+2.1
2.
W2O Group
W2O Group
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 651
$144,300,000 
+17.6
3.
APCO Worldwide
APCO Worldwide
Washington, DC
Employees: 682
$128,236,300 
+6.3
4.
Finn Partners
Finn Partners
New York, NY
Employees: 533
$81,290,000 
+6.0
5.
ICR
ICR
New York, NY
Employees: 177
$63,427,224 
+13.9
6.
Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners
New York, NY
Employees: 137
$40,818,192 
+33.2
7.
Padilla
Padilla
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 206
$40,078,469 
+1.5
8.
Hotwire
Hotwire
New York, NY
Employees: 222
$33,249,507 
+4.9
9.
Coyne PR
Coyne PR
Parsippany, NJ
Employees: 139
$28,000,000 
+2.6
10.
5W Public Relations
5W Public Relations
New York, NY
Employees: 148
$27,538,768 
+13.3
11.
G&S Business Communications
G&S Business Communications
New York, NY
Employees: 146
$27,275,329 
+12.6
12.
Fahlgren Mortine
Fahlgren Mortine
Columbus, OH
Employees: 160
$26,975,583 
+10.4
13.
Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited
New York, NY
Employees: 122
$25,890,471 
-5.3
14.
French | West | Vaughan
French | West | Vaughan
Raleigh, NC
Employees: 103
$25,241,802 
+8.0
15.
Racepoint Global
Racepoint Global
Boston, MA
Employees: 148
$25,105,128 
-9.4
16.
Spectrum
Spectrum
Washington, DC
Employees: 94
$24,000,000 
+20.0
17.
Jackson Spalding
Jackson Spalding
Atlanta, GA
Employees: 150
$23,434,937 
+11.6
18.
Hunter PR
Hunter PR
New York, NY
Employees: 116
$22,500,000 
-3.5
19.
Kivvit
Kivvit
Chicago, IL
Employees: 67
$22,313,223 
+12.3
20.
Taylor
Taylor
New York, NY
Employees: 105
$22,200,000 
-3.1
21.
Peppercomm
Peppercomm
New York, NY
Employees: 80
$19,322,830 
+5.3
22.
LaunchSquad
LaunchSquad
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 116
$19,001,464 
+9.2
23.
PAN Communications
PAN Communications
Boston, MA
Employees: 124
$17,741,700 
+13.7
24.
Matter Communications
Matter Communications
Newburyport, MA
Employees: 123
$17,157,774 
+3.1
25.
Highwire PR
Highwire PR
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 81
$17,019,030 
+21.3
26.
IMRE, LLC
IMRE, LLC
Baltimore, MD
Employees: 93
$16,340,000 
+8.3
27.
Inkhouse
Inkhouse
Waltham, MA
Employees: 94
$16,225,618 
+13.0
28.
Crosby
Crosby
Annapolis, MD
Employees: 81
$15,160,935 
+23.8
29.
Zimmerman Agency
Zimmerman Agency
Tallahassee, FL
Employees: 52
$15,100,000 
+4.1
30.
Bravo Group, Inc.
Bravo Group, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
Employees: 77
$14,353,811 
+25.0
31.
Spark
Spark
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 50
$13,000,000 
-7.3
32.
Hoffman Agency, The
Hoffman Agency, The
San Jose, CA
Employees: 32
$12,719,000 
+12.2
33.
Bateman Group
Bateman Group
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 59
$12,447,340 
+18.7
34.
RF | Binder Partners
RF | Binder Partners
New York, NY
Employees: 55
$12,100,000 
-2.4
35.
Tonic Life Communications
Tonic Life Communications
Philadelphia, PA
Employees: 40
$12,000,000 
+2.0
36.
Merritt Group
Merritt Group
McLean, VA
Employees: 54
$11,919,100 
+1.0
37.
rbb Communications
rbb Communications
Miami, FL
Employees: 60
$11,409,196 
+23.5
38.
Davies
Davies
Santa Barbara, CA
Employees: 34
$10,489,774 
+3.0
39.
Rasky Partners, Inc.
Rasky Partners, Inc.
Boston, MA
Employees: 34
$10,476,319 
-5.1
40.
Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI)
Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI)
New York, NY
Employees: 60
$9,953,941 
even
41.
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock
Brentwood, TN
Employees: 34
$9,866,079 
+18.8
42.
KYNE
KYNE
New York, NY
Employees: 37
$9,696,497 
+64.3
43.
Bliss Integrated Communication
Bliss Integrated Communication
New York, NY
Employees: 49
$9,607,000 
+3.5
44.
NJF, an MMGY Global company
NJF, an MMGY Global company
New York, NY
Employees: 51
$9,279,419 
+9.3
45.
JPA Health Communications
JPA Health Communications
Washington, DC
Employees: 31
$9,182,471 
+19.2
46.
Gregory FCA
Gregory FCA
Ardmore, PA
Employees: 70
$9,080,000 
+10.7
47.
J Public Relations
J Public Relations
New York, NY
Employees: 57
$9,075,241 
+16.6
48.
Quinn
Quinn
New York, NY
Employees: 63
$8,763,938 
+3.6
49.
Walker Sands Communications
Walker Sands Communications
Chicago, IL
Employees: 79
$8,678,584 
+7.8
50.
JeffreyGroup
JeffreyGroup
Miami Beach, FL
Employees: 120
$8,426,524 
+13.7
51.
360PR+
360PR+
Boston, MA
Employees: 40
$8,343,690 
+4.0
52.
Greentarget Global LLC
Greentarget Global LLC
Chicago, IL
Employees: 37
$8,134,581 
+9.2
53.
McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations
McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations
Nashville, TN
Employees: 65
$8,123,629 
+3.5
54.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Grand Rapids, MI
Employees: 47
$7,610,000 
+8.6
55.
Lou Hammond Group
Lou Hammond Group
New York, NY
Employees: 40
$7,499,273 
+4.0
56.
Moore, Inc.
Moore, Inc.
Tallahassee, FL
Employees: 38
$7,319,325 
+14.6
57.
Pierpont Communications
Pierpont Communications
Houston, TX
Employees: 35
$6,697,313 
+10.7
58.
Vested
Vested
New York, NY
Employees: 22
$6,171,277 
+73.4
59.
North 6th Agency, Inc.
North 6th Agency, Inc.
New York, NY
Employees: 46
$6,017,886 
+38.1
60.
Tunheim
Tunheim
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 29
$5,742,000 
even
61.
CooperKatz & Co.
CooperKatz & Co.
New York, NY
Employees: 29
$5,564,550 
+17.0
62.
Konnect Agency
Konnect Agency
Los Angeles, CA
Employees: 38
$5,412,953 
+7.0
63.
Lazar Partners
Lazar Partners
New York, NY
Employees: 24
$5,393,183 
+6.4
64.
Dukas Linden Public Relations
Dukas Linden Public Relations
New York, NY
Employees: 22
$5,288,592 
+2.7
65.
Public Communications Inc.
Public Communications Inc.
Chicago, IL
Employees: 41
$5,267,141 
-15.9
66.
Singer Associates, Inc.
Singer Associates, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 19
$5,201,357 
-3.0
67.
Hawkins Int'l Public Relations
Hawkins Int'l Public Relations
New York, NY
Employees: 33
$5,007,837 
+9.7
68.
Infinite Global
Infinite Global
New York, NY
Employees: 21
$4,616,068 
+16.9
69.
L.C. Williams & Associates
L.C. Williams & Associates
Chicago, IL
Employees: 23
$4,593,980 
+2.0
70.
Greenough
Greenough
Boston, MA
Employees: 23
$4,471,289 
even
71.
March Communications
March Communications
Boston, MA
Employees: 25
$4,077,235 
+9.8
72.
Intermarket Communications
Intermarket Communications
New York, NY
Employees: 18
$4,050,000 
+5.9
73.
Cerrell Associates
Cerrell Associates
Los Angeles, CA
Employees: 18
$3,890,818 
-36.2
74.
MCS Healthcare Public Relations
MCS Healthcare Public Relations
Bedminster, NJ
Employees: 19
$3,823,501 
+10.4
75.
Standing Partnership
Standing Partnership
St. Louis, MO
Employees: 18
$3,548,334 
-0.9
76.
Beehive Strategic Communication
Beehive Strategic Communication
St. Paul, MN
Employees: 14
$3,538,762 
+16.6
77.
Trevelino/Keller
Trevelino/Keller
Atlanta, GA
Employees: 21
$3,420,000 
-6.9
78.
Schneider Associates
Schneider Associates
Boston, MA
Employees: 17
$3,244,261 
+20.2
79.
Fish Consulting
Fish Consulting
Hollywood, FL
Employees: 20
$3,233,507 
+3.3
80.
Idea Grove
Idea Grove
Dallas, TX
Employees: 35
$3,205,075 
+34.6
81.
LANE
LANE
Portland, OR
Employees: 18
$3,057,564 
-13.1
82.
Verasolve
Verasolve
Potomac, MD
Employees: 19
$2,987,321 
+19.5
83.
Cashman + Katz Company
Cashman + Katz Company
Glastonbury, CT
Employees: 29
$2,985,000 
+10.8
84.
Champion Management Group
Champion Management Group
Dallas, TX
Employees: 18
$2,882,562 
+65.7
85.
BackBay Communications
BackBay Communications
Boston, MA
Employees: 17
$2,798,142 
-1.0
86.
BoardroomPR
BoardroomPR
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Employees: 17
$2,750,000 
+10.0
87.
IW Group, Inc.
IW Group, Inc.
West Hollywood, CA
Employees: 14
$2,695,000 
+2.2
88.
Brownstein Group
Brownstein Group
Philadelphia, PA
Employees: 13
$2,686,572 
even
89.
O'Malley Hansen Communications
O'Malley Hansen Communications
Chicago, IL
Employees: 16
$2,641,000 
+18.8
90.
Lovell Communications
Lovell Communications
Nashville, TN
Employees: 17
$2,573,953 
+5.2
91.
Marketing Maven Public Relations
Marketing Maven Public Relations
Camarillo, CA
Employees: 14
$2,331,882 
+12.8
92.
Gatesman
Gatesman
Pittsburgh, PA
Employees: 11
$2,283,500 
-16.4
93.
SPM Communications
SPM Communications
Dallas, TX
Employees: 13
$2,191,872 
-11.4
94.
Stanton Communications
Stanton Communications
Washington, DC
Employees: 15
$2,182,000 
-3.0
95.
Hodges Partnership, The
Hodges Partnership, The
Richmond, VA
Employees: 14
$2,120,088 
+2.2
96.
LaVoie Health Science
LaVoie Health Science
Boston, MA
Employees: 11
$2,117,940 
-3.0
97.
Hollywood Agency
Hollywood Agency
Hingham, MA
Employees: 12
$2,041,574 
even
98.
BLAZE
BLAZE
Santa Monica, CA
Employees: 10
$1,926,017 
+8.0
99.
Perry Communications Group
Perry Communications Group
Sacramento, CA
Employees: 8
$1,888,774 
-10.2
100.
Landis Communications
Landis Communications
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 9
$1,723,378 
-11.0
101.
ARPR
ARPR
Atlanta, GA
Employees: 11
$1,576,984 
+17.7
102.
Hemsworth Communications
Hemsworth Communications
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Employees: 15
$1,573,710 
+41.0
103.
Bellmont Partners
Bellmont Partners
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 14
$1,543,278 
+3.0
104.
Power Group, The
Power Group, The
Dallas, TX
Employees: 8
$1,463,382 
+27.0
105.
Karbo Communications
Karbo Communications
San Francisco, CA
Employees: 15
$1,400,882 
+13.0
106.
Akrete
Akrete
Evanston, IL
Employees: 4
$1,323,992 
+16.5
107.
Rosica Communications
Rosica Communications
Paramus, NJ
Employees: 8
$1,301,041 
-9.8
108.
Hoyt Organization Inc., The
Hoyt Organization Inc., The
Torrance, CA
Employees: 9
$1,250,000 
+4.2
109.
WordWrite Communications LLC
WordWrite Communications LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
Employees: 9
$1,239,433 
+46.0
110.
Merryman Communications, Inc.
Merryman Communications, Inc.
Redondo Beach, CA
Employees: 9
$1,229,868 
+16.5
111.
Maccabee
Maccabee
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 8
$1,190,814 
-16.0
112.
ScoutComms, Inc.
ScoutComms, Inc.
Fredericksburg, VA
Employees: 13
$1,189,339 
+9.8
113.
RMD Advertising
RMD Advertising
Columbus, OH
Employees: 8
$1,165,179 
+2.9
114.
Bianchi Public Relations
Bianchi Public Relations
Troy, MI
Employees: 4
$955,179 
+3.6
115.
Bob Gold & Associates
Bob Gold & Associates
Redondo Beach, CA
Employees: 7
$947,459 
-4.3
116.
Butler Associates, LLC
Butler Associates, LLC
New York, NY
Employees: 5
$878,150 
+9.5
117.
The Buzz Agency
The Buzz Agency
Delray Beach, FL
Employees: 7
$863,270 
-6.7
118.
Feintuch Communications
Feintuch Communications
New York, NY
Employees: 4
$846,757 
-12.3
119.
BizCom Associates
BizCom Associates
Plano, TX
Employees: 7
$669,509 
+4.7
120.
TransMedia Group
TransMedia Group
Boca Raton, FL
Employees: 6
$642,122 
-8.3
121.
Weiss PR, Inc.
Weiss PR, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Employees: 3
$573,111 
-6.4
122.
AMP3 Public Relations
AMP3 Public Relations
New York, NY
Employees: 5
$499,966 
+6.8
123.
Dale Curtis Communications LLC
Dale Curtis Communications LLC
Washington, DC
Employees: 4
$481,363 
+25.8
124.
Stuntman PR
Stuntman PR
New York, NY
Employees: 3
$477,230 
-30.2

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