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Worldwide Fees of Top PR Firms With Major U.S. Operations

The firms ranked below 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 judgement of a firm's standing within the industry, and are not warranted to comply with any specific objective standards.

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17 of Top 25 PR Firms Grew in Double Digits in 2013
Independent PR firms showed strong growth in 2013.  Eight of the ten largest posted double-digit gains as did nine in the 11 to 25 category and 57 in the complete list of 127.

 
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  Firm, City, State 2013
Net Fees
Empl. % Fee
Change
from
2012
1.  Edelman, New York, NY $734,177,526 5,030
+12.0
2.  APCO Worldwide, Washington, DC 120,345,400 658
-1.0
3.  Waggener Edstrom Communications, Bellevue, WA 117,600,000 819
even
4.  W2O Group, San Francisco, CA 75,050,000 373
+21.0
5.  Ruder Finn, New York, NY 63,249,000 525
+13.0
6.  MWW, New York, NY 48,020,000 217
+12.0
7.  Finn Partners, New York, NY 44,375,000 287
+37.0
8.  ICR, Norwalk, CT 42,445,157 119
+16.0
9.  Zeno Group, New York, NY 35,896,998 256
+43.7
10.  DKC, New York, NY 32,896,560 171
+10.9
11.  PadillaCRT, Minneapolis, MN 32,333,400 172
+8.0
12.  Allison+Partners, San Francisco, CA 28,848,000 165
+25.5
13.  Racepoint Global, Boston, MA 23,915,652 174
+1.6
14.  Regan Communications Group, Boston, MA 23,365,000 85
+2.0
15.  Gibbs & Soell, New York, NY 22,490,108 127
+14.0
16.  Taylor, New York, NY 21,100,000 105
+6.6
17.  Coyne PR, Parsippany, NJ 20,040,000 133
even
18.  French | West | Vaughan, Raleigh, NC 18,801,845 89
+9.4
19.  Hunter PR, New York, NY 18,417,092 108
+26.5
20.  Prosek Partners, New York, NY 17,398,091 68
+15.8
21.  Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH 16,842,065 97
+35.9
22.  5W Public Relations, New York, NY 16,019,492 105
+13.0
23.  Makovsky, New York, NY 14,250,000 55
+9.6
24.  Peppercomm, New York, NY 14,238,594 85
-10.3
25.  Cooney/Waters Group, New York, NY 14,020,940 50
-26.0
26.  SS|PR, Northfield, IL 13,495,600 70
+4.4
27.  Jackson Spalding, Atlanta, GA 13,471,600 93
+11.0
28.  Formula PR, New York, NY 13,099,005 119
+4.2
29.  RF | Binder Partners, New York, NY 12,300,000 76
-6.4
30.  LEVICK, Washington, DC 12,273,537 43
+13.7
31.  SparkPR, San Francisco, CA 11,360,750 48
+1.0
32.  LaunchSquad, San Francisco, CA 11,341,707 96
+20.8
33.  Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, FL 11,000,000 46
+9.0
34.  Davies, Santa Barbara, CA 10,980,650 35
+4.0
35.  Kaplow, New York, NY 10,868,777 66
even
36.  Hager Sharp, Washington, DC 10,484,939 65
+47.0
37.  Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, Boston, MA 9,957,467 38
-6.9
38.  Jeffrey Group, Miami, FL 9,201,011 107
+16.0
39.  Hoffman Agency, The, San Jose, CA 9,150,000 23
+10.0
40.  Max Borges Agency, Miami, FL 9,116,390 51
+23.0
41.  Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI), New York, NY 8,264,895 50
-3.0
42.  HORN, San Francisco, CA 8,000,000 45
even
43.  Crosby Marketing Communications, Annapolis, MD 7,759,162 43
+8.6
44.  Airfoil, Southfield, MI 7,382,549 59
-6.0
45.  Podesta Group Inc., Washington, DC 7,374,124 18
+20.0
46.  Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA 7,300,000 42
even
47.  Dodge Communications, Alpharetta, GA 7,006,911 46
+27.0
48.  Lou Hammond & Associates, New York, NY 6,552,466 40
+3.7
49.  FoodMinds, Chicago, IL 6,432,640 23
+32.0
50.  Inkhouse Media + Marketing, Waltham, MA 6,383,153 40
+43.0
51.  Bliss Integrated Communication, New York, NY 6,231,000 37
+9.0
52.  Public Communications Inc., Chicago, IL 6,214,154 49
-5.1
53.  Lambert, Edwards + Associates, Grand Rapids, MI 6,188,000 40
+3.0
54.  360 Public Relations, Boston, MA 6,169,477 38
+30.0
55.  Spectrum, Washington, DC 6,102,379 31
+14.4
56.  Kellen Communications, New York, NY 6,101,434 39
+6.5
57.  GYMR, Washington, DC 6,064,518 30
+1.0
58.  Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA 6,022,255 46
+47.0
59.  Pan Communications, Boston, MA 6,008,000 48
even
60.  Pierpont Communications, Houston, TX 5,831,496 30
+10.0
61.  rbb Public Relations, Miami, FL 5,810,104 33
+3.6
62.  McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, Nashville, TN 5,605,768 52
even
63.  Linhart Public Relations, Denver, CO 5,481,205 31
+12.0
64.  ReviveHealth, Nashville, TN 5,300,000 24
+9.3
65.  Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence, Nashville, TN 5,267,913 53
even
66.  Singer Associates, San Francisco, CA 5,063,344 17
+3.3
67.  Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Brentwood, TN 5,054,163 22
+3.9
68.  MorganMyers, Waukesha, WI 5,049,660 35
+8.0
69.  Seven Twenty Strategies, Washington, DC 4,841,480 31
-11.0
70.  L.C. Williams & Associates, Chicago, IL 4,659,667 30
+5.8
71.  CooperKatz & Co., New York, NY 4,465,856 30
-3.4
72.  Bateman Group, San Francisco, CA 4,400,000 26
+42.0
73.  Moore Communications Group, Tallahassee, FL 4,295,584 23
+24.0
74.  Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee, FL 4,245,863 22
-2.3
75.  Intermarket Communications, New York, NY 4,128,335 16
-4.2
76.  LANE, Portland, OR 4,109,561 22
+3.6
77.  Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, CA 4,001,072 22
-11.2
78.  Walker Sands Communications, Chicago, IL 3,819,129 43
+35.9
79.  Dukas Public Relations, New York, NY 3,741,809 17
+7.0
80.  Standing Partnership, St. Louis, MO 3,704,065 27
-9.6
81.  GroundFloor Media, Denver, CO 3,570,956 15
+6.0
82.  Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, New York, NY 3,332,800 21
+10.6
83.  J Public Relations, San Diego, CA 3,308,005 29
+26.0
84.  Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta, GA 2,751,595 17
+4.7
85.  Schneider Associates, Boston, MA 2,689,819 18
-8.1
86.  March Communications, Boston, MA 2,623,750 23
+22.0
87.  Konnect Public Relations, Los Angeles, CA 2,341,603 26
+90.0
88.  Ripp Media/Public Relations, New York, NY 2,325,492 8
+13.0
89.  Boardroom Communications, Ft. Lauderale, FL 2,300,000 16
+4.5
90.  Kyne, New York, NY 2,249,844 7
+4.0
91.  SPM Communications, Dallas, TX 2,098,365 19
+21.9
92.  IW Group, West Hollywood, CA 2,095,000 12
+2.0
93.  Hodges Partnership, The, Richmond, VA 1,969,650 17
+12.9
94.  Beehive PR, St. Paul, MN 1,947,266 9
-1.7
95.  Cashman + Katz Integrated Comms., Glastonbury, CT 1,865,000 24
+17.0
96.  Hotwire, New York, NY 1,815,599 15
+200.0
97.  Maxwell PR + Engagement, Portland, OR 1,769,189 15
+3.1
98.  Kohnstamm Communications, St. Paul, MN 1,720,480 14
-26.7
99.  M/C/C, Inc., Dallas, TX 1,700,000 30
+4.0
100.  Hope-Beckham, Atlanta, GA 1,656,000 14
+20.7
101.  O'Malley Hansen Communications, Chicago, IL 1,650,000 11
-16.4
102.  BLAZE, Santa Monica, CA 1,589,100 10
+22.0
103.  OCG PR, Ft. Worth, TX 1,568,732 12
+9.0
104.  Perry Communications Group, Sacramento, CA 1,543,858 12
+44.0
105.  Rosica, Paramus, NJ 1,514,465 14
-30.0
106.  Trylon SMR, New York, NY 1,496,894 5
-9.0
107.  North 6th Agency (N6A), New York, NY 1,484,000 9
+25.0
108.  Idea Grove, Dallas, TX 1,435,985 18
+51.8
109.  VPE Public Relations, South Pasadena, CA 1,425,434 12
-1.9
110.  Gatesman + Dave, Pittsburgh, PA 1,400,000 43
+31.0
111.  TransMedia Group, Boca Raton, FL 1,345,145 12
+17.7
112.  Landis Communications, San Francisco, CA 1,200,000 10
+10.0
113.  Catapult PR-IR, Boulder, CO 1,095,785 9
even
114.  Maccabee, Minneapolis, MN 1,049,985 4
-14.0
115.  LaVoieHealthScience, Boston, MA 1,010,606 6
-5.0
116.  Red Sky PR, Boise, ID 1,005,511 8
-10.8
117.  Marketing Maven Public Relations, Camarillo, CA 934,859 11
+32.9
118.  K/F Communications, San Francisco, CA 921,034 9
-14.0
119.  BizCom Associates, Addison, TX 892,914 6
+3.7
120.  WordHampton PR, East Hampton, NY 845,250 8
-4.6
121.  Butler Associates, New York, NY 804,374 6
-6.0
122.  Bendure Communications, Middleburg, VA 723,439 5
-18.0
123.  The Buzz Agency, Delray Beach, FL 706,795 4
+19.3
124.  Feintuch Communications, New York, NY 643,515 4
+4.9
125.  Leverage PR, Austin, TX 586,076 5
+186.0
126.  Wise Public Relations, New York, NY 586,000 3
+17.5
127.  Stuntman PR, New York, NY 511,450 3
+35.2
128.  Bridge Global Strategies, New York, NY 500,667 4
-5.6
129.  Weiss PR, Baltimore, MD 403,607 3
+5.6
130.  Pulp-PR, Los Angeles, CA 374,886 4
+222.0
 
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