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

O'Dwyer's PR Firm Rankings Magazine O'Dwyer's May '16 PR Firm Rankings MagazineThe 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 judgment of a firm's standing within the industry, and are not warranted to comply with any specific objective standards.

  

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  Firm, City, State 2015
Net Fees
Empl. % Fee
Change
from
2014
1.  Edelman, New York, NY $854,576,000 5,936
+7.2
2.  APCO Worldwide, Washington, DC 119,858,300 680
+1.4
3.  WE, Bellevue, WA 98,782,000 645
-7.4
7.  LEWIS, San Francisco, CA 68,585,000 568
+11.6
5.  Ruder Finn, New York, NY 74,000,000 535
even
6.  Finn Partners, New York, NY 71,481,000 476
+35.3
4.  W2O Group, San Francisco, CA 95,010,000 427
+15.0
9.  Zeno Group, New York, NY 47,343,821 317
+18.6
12.  Racepoint Global, Boston, MA 29,247,347 194
+7.2
10.  PadillaCRT, Minneapolis, MN 34,813,666 190
+10.1
13.  Coyne PR, Parsippany, NJ 27,000,000 184
+17.3
8.  ICR, New York, NY 56,208,757 153
+10.8
14.  G&S Business Communications, New York, NY 25,012,724 142
+1.7
18.  5W Public Relations, New York, NY 21,467,473 133
+13.2
24.  Jackson Spalding, Atlanta, GA 18,172,771 122
+12.7
20.  Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH 20,554,236 119
+10.4
17.  Taylor, New York, NY 22,100,000 105
+1.8
21.  Hunter PR, New York, NY 20,500,000 102
+2.0
16.  Prosek Partners, New York, NY 24,400,000 102
+20.2
19.  French | West | Vaughan, Raleigh, NC 21,166,208 96
+12.9
31.  PAN Communications, Boston, MA 13,161,819 94
+24.1
23.  Peppercomm, New York, NY 18,234,544 88
+11.9
11.  Global Strategy Group, New York, NY 31,000,000 87
-4.5
15.  Regan Communications Group, Boston, MA 24,547,269 87
+2.0
26.  IMRE, LLC, Baltimore, MD 14,600,000 85
+9.0
33.  Inkhouse Media + Marketing, Waltham, MA 12,110,173 80
+34.3
94.  Gatesman+Dave, Pittsburgh, PA 2,134,000 73
+18.6
22.  LEVICK, Washington, DC 19,586,431 71
+13.7
32.  RF | Binder Partners, New York, NY 12,700,000 68
even
34.  Max Borges Agency, Miami, FL 11,842,541 65
+10.6
56.  Walker Sands Communications, Chicago, IL 6,939,903 63
+52.1
29.  Makovsky, New York, NY 13,500,000 60
+2.3
25.  Spectrum, Washington, DC 14,840,000 60
+83.5
58.  McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, Nashville, TN 6,806,534 59
even
53.  Quinn, New York, NY 7,303,494 58
+34.4
51.  Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA 7,500,000 55
+10.3
36.  Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA 10,994,175 55
+33.9
35.  Merritt Group, McLean, VA 11,119,100 54
+9.2
48.  Dodge Communications, Alpharetta, GA 7,736,000 50
+8.7
43.  Bliss Integrated Communication, New York, NY 9,495,000 49
+40.0
39.  Crosby, Annapolis, MD 10,055,190 48
-3.7
63.  Public Communications Inc., Chicago, IL 5,830,475 48
-7.6
30.  Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, FL 13,300,000 48
+9.0
42.  Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI), New York, NY 9,617,526 47
+5.9
46.  Bateman Group, San Francisco, CA 8,643,281 46
+28.9
28.  Cooney Waters Unlimited, New York, NY 14,020,725 46
-9.1
61.  J Public Relations, New York, NY 6,015,467 46
+25.1
40.  ReviveHealth, Nashville, TN 10,000,500 45
+12.6
49.  rbb Communications, Miami, FL 7,605,889 45
+18.8
50.  360 Public Relations, Boston, MA 7,504,871 44
+14.6
27.  Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, Boston, MA 14,105,981 44
+6.9
54.  Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Grand Rapids, MI 7,058,000 42
+3.2
55.  Lou Hammond Group, New York, NY 6,966,994 40
+3.2
57.  Greentarget Global LLC, Chicago, IL 6,834,979 38
+9.7
69.  Konnect Public Relations, Los Angeles, CA 4,735,131 36
+46.7
65.  CooperKatz & Co., New York, NY 5,581,445 35
+16.5
64.  Moore Communications Group, Tallahassee, FL 5,782,153 34
+40.7
47.  FoodMinds, Chicago, IL 8,287,748 33
+2.6
59.  Pierpont Communications, Houston, TX 6,501,919 33
+1.1
38.  Davies, Santa Barbara, CA 10,392,086 32
+4.0
75.  Hawkins Int'l Public Relations, New York, NY 4,025,000 29
+17.3
60.  JPA Health Communications, Washington, DC 6,056,952 29
+30.8
72.  Status Labs, Austin, TX 4,414,872 29
+55.7
41.  Hoffman Agency, The, San Jose, CA 9,985,000 28
-2.7
81.  North 6th Agency (N6A), New York, NY 3,434,669 28
+65.9
66.  Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee, FL 5,468,382 28
+6.6
89.  Cashman + Katz Company, Glastonbury, CT 2,485,000 26
+16.4
52.  Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Brentwood, TN 7,421,545 26
+21.8
111.  Rock Orange, Miami, FL 1,059,917 26
+11.4
62.  Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, CA 5,948,056 25
+18.6
91.  Idea Grove, Dallas, TX 2,368,272 24
+20.8
71.  L.C. Williams & Associates, Chicago, IL 4,459,649 23
-5.3
76.  LANE, Portland, OR 3,986,728 23
+3.6
78.  Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations Inc., New York, NY 3,840,000 23
+8.4
99.  Crosswind Media & Public Relations, Austin, TX 1,900,000 21
+7.8
67.  Dukas Linden Public Relations, New York, NY 5,264,021 21
+15.1
83.  SPM Communications, Dallas, TX 3,006,606 21
+25.4
97.  Landis Communications, San Francisco, CA 1,999,050 20
+38.9
73.  MCS Healthcare Public Relations, Bedminster, NJ 4,339,299 20
+52.3
45.  Podesta Group, Washington, DC 9,020,909 20
+10.3
68.  Singer Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA 4,736,816 20
-28.9
80.  Standing Partnership, St. Louis, MO 3,648,421 20
-4.6
86.  Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta, GA 2,876,746 20
-9.5
70.  KYNE, New York, NY 4,592,165 19
+25.8
74.  Randle Communications, Sacramento, CA 4,173,887 18
+21.4
82.  Hotwire, New York, NY 3,137,558 17
-4.8
85.  Schneider Associates, Boston, MA 2,896,296 17
+9.6
92.  BoardroomPR, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2,300,000 16
even
96.  Didit Communications, LLC, New York, NY 2,022,112 15
+35.2
102.  O'Malley Hansen Communications, Chicago, IL 1,730,000 15
+2.4
95.  Verasolve, Potomac, MD 2,132,410 15
+79.4
98.  Hodges Partnership, The, Richmond, VA 1,994,343 14
-1.9
79.  Intermarket Communications, New York, NY 3,755,000 14
-1.6
100.  Marketing Maven Public Relations, Camarillo, CA 1,825,595 14
+48.9
93.  Lovell Communications, Nashville, TN 2,261,093 13
+27.3
110.  Champion Management Group, Dallas, TX 1,081,225 11
+38.3
44.  FMW Media Works Corp., Melville, NY 9,463,000 11
+138.3
101.  BLAZE, Santa Monica, CA 1,768,589 10
+5.0
77.  Beehive Strategic Communication, St. Paul, MN 3,843,700 10
+41.5
118.  Karbo Communications, San Francisco, CA 758,572 10
+99.8
88.  LaVoieHealthScience, Boston, MA 2,517,515 10
+100.0
109.  Maccabee, Minneapolis, MN 1,198,973 10
+9.4
90.  Wilbert Group, The, Atlanta, GA 2,470,664 10
+58.4
103.  Perry Communications Group, Sacramento, CA 1,674,250 9
+5.2
108.  Power Group, The, Dallas, TX 1,235,829 9
+18.4
112.  Red Sky PR, Boise, ID 1,052,566 9
even
106.  Rosica Communications, Paramus, NJ 1,375,533 9
+3.9
84.  Fiona Hutton & Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 2,990,440 8
-2.5
107.  Butin Integrated Communications, St. Simons Island, GA 1,314,646 7
+16.7
120.  Hemsworth Communications, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 669,108 7
+138.1
113.  KCD Public Relations, San Diego, CA 1,014,928 7
+58.5
117.  Leverage PR Inc., Austin, TX 805,596 7
+28.3
87.  Ripp Media/Public Relations, New York, NY 2,598,311 7
+3.7
104.  Devine + Partners, Philadelphia, PA 1,449,683 6
+18.2
114.  TransMedia Group, Boca Raton, FL 1,007,231 6
-15.9
119.  WordWrite Communications LLC, Pittsburgh, PA 718,655 6
+3.4
123.  Bizcom Associates, Addison, TX 595,490 5
+7.5
116.  Butler Associates LLC, New York, NY 811,425 5
-1.7
105.  Wise Public Relations, New York, NY 1,430,000 5
+30.0
124.  AMP3 Public Relations, New York, NY 248,501 4
+21.7
115.  Feintuch Communications, New York, NY 819,467 4
+22.9
37.  Gold PR, Corona, CA 10,512,180 4
+65.8
122.  Stuntman PR, New York, NY 617,500 4
-6.3
121.  Weiss PR, Baltimore, MD 651,925 3
+17.6
125.  Notability Partners LLC, Austin, TX 30,364 1
even
 
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*Overall ranking based on '13 fees
 
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