Top PR Firms - 2017 Firm Rankings

PR firms with Major U.S. Operations (ranked by worldwide fees)

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Sort By Name | City | State | 2016 Net Fees | % Change From 2015 | Empl. #

53. Dodge Communications, Alpharetta, GA -- $7,578,042 even (42 empl.)

33. Crosby, Annapolis, MD -- $12,243,385 +21.7 (68 empl.)

47. Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA -- $8,200,000 +9.9 (66 empl.)

16. Jackson Spalding, Atlanta, GA -- $21,006,046 +15.6 (131 empl.)

75. Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta, GA -- $3,675,000 +27.8 (23 empl.)

107. ARPR, Atlanta, GA -- $1,340,397 +44.6 (10 empl.)

24. IMRE, LLC, Baltimore, MD -- $15,100,000 +3.4 (85 empl.)

79. MCS Healthcare Public Relations, Bedminster, NJ -- $3,464,235 -20.2 (17 empl.)

119. TransMedia Group, Boca Raton, FL -- $700,201 -30.5 (6 empl.)

103. Red Sky PR, Boise, ID -- $1,710,464 +62.5 (10 empl.)

72. Greenough, Boston, MA -- $4,501,166 +11.5 (25 empl.)

8. Racepoint Global, Boston, MA -- $29,036,374 +7.8 (174 empl.)

37. Rasky Partners, Inc., Boston, MA -- $11,041,929 -21.8 (40 empl.)

85. Schneider Associates, Boston, MA -- $2,699,331 -6.3 (14 empl.)

84. BackBay Communications, Boston, MA -- $2,810,365 +9.3 (14 empl.)

48. 360PR+, Boston, MA -- $8,079,022 +7.5 (39 empl.)

96. LaVoieHealthScience, Boston, MA -- $2,184,205 -13.2 (10 empl.)

22. PAN Communications, Boston, MA -- $15,605,837 +18.6 (99 empl.)

46. Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Brentwood, TN -- $8,306,314 +11.9 (32 empl.)

100. Marketing Maven Public Relations, Camarillo, CA -- $2,067,409 +13.2 (17 empl.)

71. L.C. Williams & Associates, Chicago, IL -- $4,506,037 +1.0 (19 empl.)

60. Public Communications Inc., Chicago, IL -- $6,260,124 +7.4 (45 empl.)

95. O'Malley Hansen Communications, Chicago, IL -- $2,223,000 +28.5 (18 empl.)

55. Greentarget Global LLC, Chicago, IL -- $7,447,000 +9.0 (39 empl.)

18. Kivvit, Chicago, IL -- $19,882,634 +15.8 (73 empl.)

49. Walker Sands Communications, Chicago, IL -- $8,052,898 +16.0 (78 empl.)

10. Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH -- $24,440,092 +18.9 (130 empl.)

42. Gold PR, Corona, CA -- $9,739,037 -7.0 (24 empl.)

94. Idea Grove, Dallas, TX -- $2,380,461 +1.0 (20 empl.)

92. SPM Communications, Dallas, TX -- $2,472,718 -17.8 (13 empl.)

111. Power Group, The, Dallas, TX -- $1,147,168 -7.1 (10 empl.)

108. Champion Management Group, Dallas, TX -- $1,298,148 +20.0 (8 empl.)

117. The Buzz Agency, Delray Beach, FL -- $924,821 -3.9 (10 empl.)

112. Akrete, Evanston, IL -- $1,136,788 +60.3 (6 empl.)

115. ScoutComms, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA -- $1,082,890 +73.0 (8 empl.)

90. BoardroomPR, Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- $2,500,000 +8.7 (16 empl.)

113. Hemsworth Communications, Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- $1,116,024 +66.8 (12 empl.)

86. Cashman + Katz Company, Glastonbury, CT -- $2,695,000 +8.5 (28 empl.)

54. Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Grand Rapids, MI -- $7,481,000 +6.0 (39 empl.)

35. Bravo Group, Inc., Harrisburg, PA -- $11,473,571 +34.0 (57 empl.)

80. Fish Consulting, Hollywood, FL -- $3,129,600 +8.2 (22 empl.)

62. Pierpont Communications, Houston, TX -- $6,047,258 -7.0 (31 empl.)

61. Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, CA -- $6,098,177 +2.5 (28 empl.)

68. Konnect Agency, Los Angeles, CA -- $5,062,800 +19.5 (36 empl.)

34. Merritt Group, McLean, VA -- $11,805,900 +6.2 (58 empl.)

44. rbb Communications, Miami, FL -- $9,241,425 +21.5 (51 empl.)

56. JeffreyGroup, Miami Beach, FL -- $7,211,782 -2.6 (122 empl.)

106. Maccabee, Minneapolis, MN -- $1,410,848 +17.7 (10 empl.)

6. Padilla, Minneapolis, MN -- $42,444,913 -1.9 (206 empl.)

50. McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, Nashville, TN -- $7,845,354 +15.3 (62 empl.)

28. ReviveHealth, Nashville, TN -- $14,008,690 +40.1 (65 empl.)

93. Lovell Communications, Nashville, TN -- $2,446,840 +8.2 (19 empl.)

43. Bliss Integrated Communication, New York, NY -- $9,284,000 -2.2 (48 empl.)

41. Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI), New York, NY -- $10,023,512 +4.2 (57 empl.)

23. Health Unlimited, New York, NY -- $15,169,000 +8.2 (40 empl.)

69. CooperKatz & Co., New York, NY -- $4,748,633 -14.9 (29 empl.)

1. Edelman, New York, NY -- $874,968,000 +2.4 (5,903 empl.)

81. NJF, an MMGY Global company, New York, NY -- $3,077,847 +43.8 (54 empl.)

11. 5W Public Relations, New York, NY -- $24,311,212 +13.2 (138 empl.)

12. G&S Business Communications, New York, NY -- $24,228,511 -3.1 (135 empl.)

57. Lou Hammond Group, New York, NY -- $7,210,839 +3.5 (40 empl.)

13. Hunter PR, New York, NY -- $23,500,000 +14.6 (121 empl.)

74. Intermarket Communications, New York, NY -- $3,825,000 +1.9 (18 empl.)

7. Prosek Partners, New York, NY -- $31,250,000 +28.1 (127 empl.)

31. Makovsky, New York, NY -- $13,141,000 -2.7 (56 empl.)

19. Peppercomm, New York, NY -- $18,343,184 even (84 empl.)

45. Quinn, New York, NY -- $8,455,770 +15.8 (63 empl.)

32. RF | Binder Partners, New York, NY -- $12,500,000 even (61 empl.)

88. Ripp Media/Public Relations, New York, NY -- $2,574,401 even (8 empl.)

15. Taylor, New York, NY -- $22,900,000 +3.6 (110 empl.)

5. ICR, New York, NY -- $55,663,450 -1.0 (158 empl.)

122. AMP3 Public Relations, New York, NY -- $468,237 +88.4 (5 empl.)

66. Dukas Linden Public Relations, New York, NY -- $5,148,601 -1.3 (21 empl.)

116. Feintuch Communications, New York, NY -- $965,368 +17.8 (4 empl.)

51. J Public Relations, New York, NY -- $7,785,442 +29.4 (53 empl.)

4. Finn Partners, New York, NY -- $76,706,000 +7.3 (485 empl.)

120. Stuntman PR, New York, NY -- $684,133 +10.8 (4 empl.)

30. Hotwire, New York, NY -- $13,247,420 +322.2 (62 empl.)

73. North 6th Agency (N6A), New York, NY -- $4,337,537 +28.6 (30 empl.)

21. Havas Formula, New York, NY -- $17,030,177 +18.6 (118 empl.)

63. KYNE, New York, NY -- $5,900,761 +28.5 (24 empl.)

101. Didit Communications, LLC, New York, NY -- $1,881,151 -15.4 (11 empl.)

76. Vested, New York, NY -- $3,580,000 +319.2 (16 empl.)

70. Hawkins Int'l Public Relations, New York, NY -- $4,566,288 +17.4 (31 empl.)

64. Lazar Partners, New York, NY -- $5,616,020 +30.8 (23 empl.)

104. Rosica Communications, Paramus, NJ -- $1,442,874 +4.9 (8 empl.)

9. Coyne, Parsippany, NJ -- $27,300,000 +26.9 (159 empl.)

105. Devine + Partners, Philadelphia, PA -- $1,417,752 +1.0 (7 empl.)

118. WordWrite Communications LLC, Pittsburgh, PA -- $848,654 +18.1 (7 empl.)

91. Gatesman, Pittsburgh, PA -- $2,500,000 +17.2 (72 empl.)

121. BizCom Associates, Plano, TX -- $639,606 +7.4 (5 empl.)

78. LANE, Portland, OR -- $3,518,317 -11.7 (19 empl.)

89. Verasolve, Potomac, MD -- $2,500,496 +17.3 (17 empl.)

14. French | West | Vaughan, Raleigh, NC -- $23,371,021 +10.4 (103 empl.)

124. Bob Gold & Associates, Redondo Beach, CA -- $101,338 +102.0 (8 empl.)

99. Hodges Partnership, Richmond, VA -- $2,074,203 +4.1 (14 empl.)

98. Perry Communications Group, Sacramento, CA -- $2,103,941 +25.7 (8 empl.)

83. Intrepid Agency, Salt Lake City, UT -- $3,029,014 -4.0 (14 empl.)

114. KCD Public Relations, San Diego, CA -- $1,095,026 +7.9 (7 empl.)

97. Landis Communications, San Francisco, CA -- $2,114,397 +5.8 (8 empl.)

2. W2O Group, San Francisco, CA -- $122,715,000 +33.0 (472 empl.)

26. Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA -- $14,032,125 +27.6 (73 empl.)

38. Bateman Group, San Francisco, CA -- $10,482,117 +21.2 (53 empl.)

65. Singer Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA -- $5,364,538 +13.3 (16 empl.)

20. LaunchSquad, San Francisco, CA -- $17,408,839 +7.3 (119 empl.)

27. Spark, San Francisco, CA -- $14,021,737 even (55 empl.)

109. Karbo Communications, San Francisco, CA -- $1,240,061 +63.5 (8 empl.)

36. Hoffman Agency, The, San Jose, CA -- $11,340,000 +10.1 (35 empl.)

39. Davies, Santa Barbara, CA -- $10,184,244 -2.0 (32 empl.)

102. BLAZE, Santa Monica, CA -- $1,783,348 even (10 empl.)

77. Standing Partnership, St. Louis, MO -- $3,575,609 -2.0 (19 empl.)

82. Beehive Strategic Communication, St. Paul, MN -- $3,034,793 -21.3 (11 empl.)

58. Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee, FL -- $6,869,500 +25.6 (31 empl.)

25. Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, FL -- $14,500,000 -9.0 (52 empl.)

59. Moore Communications Group, Tallahassee, FL -- $6,542,410 +14.0 (34 empl.)

110. Hoyt Organization Inc., The, Torrance, CA -- $1,200,000 +9.1 (9 empl.)

29. Inkhouse Media + Marketing, Waltham, MA -- $13,775,720 +13.8 (98 empl.)

3. APCO Worldwide, Washington, DC -- $120,622,100 +1.0 (672 empl.)

17. Spectrum, Washington, DC -- $20,000,000 +34.8 (72 empl.)

52. JPA Health Communications, Washington, DC -- $7,703,679 +27.2 (33 empl.)

40. Podesta Group, Washington, DC -- $10,030,212 +11.2 (19 empl.)

67. SevenTwenty Strategies, Washington, DC -- $5,085,112 +29.8 (34 empl.)

123. Dale Curtis Communications LLC, Washington, DC -- $382,635 +99.5 (2 empl.)

87. IW Group, Inc., West Hollywood, CA -- $2,636,000 +17.1 (15 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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