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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.

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
3.  Waggener Edstrom Communications, Bellevue, WA 117,600,000 819
even
2.  APCO Worldwide, Washington, DC 120,345,400 658
-1.0
5.  Ruder Finn, New York, NY 63,249,000 525
+13.0
4.  W2O Group, San Francisco, CA 75,050,000 373
+21.0
7.  Finn Partners, New York, NY 44,375,000 287
+37.0
9.  Zeno Group, New York, NY 35,896,998 256
+43.7
6.  MWW, New York, NY 48,020,000 217
+12.0
13.  Racepoint Global, Boston, MA 23,915,652 174
+1.6
11.  PadillaCRT, Minneapolis, MN 32,333,400 172
+8.0
10.  DKC, New York, NY 32,896,560 171
+10.9
12.  Allison+Partners, San Francisco, CA 28,848,000 165
+25.5
17.  Coyne PR, Parsippany, NJ 20,040,000 133
even
15.  Gibbs & Soell, New York, NY 22,490,108 127
+14.0
28.  Formula PR, New York, NY 13,099,005 119
+4.2
8.  ICR, Norwalk, CT 42,445,157 119
+16.0
19.  Hunter PR, New York, NY 18,417,092 108
+26.5
38.  Jeffrey Group, Miami, FL 9,201,011 107
+16.0
22.  5W Public Relations, New York, NY 16,019,492 105
+13.0
16.  Taylor, New York, NY 21,100,000 105
+6.6
21.  Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH 16,842,065 97
+35.9
32.  LaunchSquad, San Francisco, CA 11,341,707 96
+20.8
27.  Jackson Spalding, Atlanta, GA 13,471,600 93
+11.0
18.  French | West | Vaughan, Raleigh, NC 18,801,845 89
+9.4
24.  Peppercomm, New York, NY 14,238,594 85
-10.3
14.  Regan Communications Group, Boston, MA 23,365,000 85
+2.0
29.  RF | Binder Partners, New York, NY 12,300,000 76
-6.4
26.  SS|PR, Northfield, IL 13,495,600 70
+4.4
20.  Prosek Partners, New York, NY 17,398,091 68
+15.8
35.  Kaplow, New York, NY 10,868,777 66
even
36.  Hager Sharp, Washington, DC 10,484,939 65
+47.0
44.  Airfoil, Southfield, MI 7,382,549 59
-6.0
23.  Makovsky, New York, NY 14,250,000 55
+9.6
65.  Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence, Nashville, TN 5,267,913 53
even
62.  McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, Nashville, TN 5,605,768 52
even
40.  Max Borges Agency, Miami, FL 9,116,390 51
+23.0
25.  Cooney/Waters Group, New York, NY 14,020,940 50
-26.0
41.  Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI), New York, NY 8,264,895 50
-3.0
52.  Public Communications Inc., Chicago, IL 6,214,154 49
-5.1
59.  Pan Communications, Boston, MA 6,008,000 48
even
31.  SparkPR, San Francisco, CA 11,360,750 48
+1.0
47.  Dodge Communications, Alpharetta, GA 7,006,911 46
+27.0
58.  Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA 6,022,255 46
+47.0
33.  Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, FL 11,000,000 46
+9.0
42.  HORN, San Francisco, CA 8,000,000 45
even
43.  Crosby Marketing Communications, Annapolis, MD 7,759,162 43
+8.6
111.  Gatesman + Dave, Pittsburgh, PA 1,400,000 43
+31.0
30.  LEVICK, Washington, DC 12,273,537 43
+13.7
78.  Walker Sands Communications, Chicago, IL 3,819,129 43
+35.9
46.  Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA 7,300,000 42
even
50.  Inkhouse Media + Marketing, Waltham, MA 6,383,153 40
+43.0
53.  Lambert, Edwards + Associates, Grand Rapids, MI 6,188,000 40
+3.0
48.  Lou Hammond & Associates, New York, NY 6,552,466 40
+3.7
56.  Kellen Communications, New York, NY 6,101,434 39
+6.5
54.  360 Public Relations, Boston, MA 6,169,477 38
+30.0
37.  Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, Boston, MA 9,957,467 38
-6.9
51.  Bliss Integrated Communication, New York, NY 6,231,000 37
+9.0
34.  Davies, Santa Barbara, CA 10,980,650 35
+4.0
68.  MorganMyers, Waukesha, WI 5,049,660 35
+8.0
61.  rbb Public Relations, Miami, FL 5,810,104 33
+3.6
63.  Linhart Public Relations, Denver, CO 5,481,205 31
+12.0
69.  Seven Twenty Strategies, Washington, DC 4,841,480 31
-11.0
55.  Spectrum, Washington, DC 6,102,379 31
+14.4
71.  CooperKatz & Co., New York, NY 4,465,856 30
-3.4
57.  GYMR, Washington, DC 6,064,518 30
+1.0
70.  L.C. Williams & Associates, Chicago, IL 4,659,667 30
+5.8
100.  M/C/C, Inc., Dallas, TX 1,700,000 30
+4.0
60.  Pierpont Communications, Houston, TX 5,831,496 30
+10.0
84.  J Public Relations, San Diego, CA 3,308,005 29
+26.0
79.  Seigenthaler Public Relations, Nashville, TN 3,810,135 27
+1.3
81.  Standing Partnership, St. Louis, MO 3,704,065 27
-9.6
72.  Bateman Group, San Francisco, CA 4,400,000 26
+42.0
88.  Konnect Public Relations, Los Angeles, CA 2,341,603 26
+90.0
96.  Cashman + Katz Integrated Comms., Glastonbury, CT 1,865,000 24
+17.0
64.  ReviveHealth, Nashville, TN 5,300,000 24
+9.3
49.  FoodMinds, Chicago, IL 6,432,640 23
+32.0
39.  Hoffman Agency, The, San Jose, CA 9,150,000 23
+10.0
87.  March Communications, Boston, MA 2,623,750 23
+22.0
73.  Moore Communications Group, Tallahassee, FL 4,295,584 23
+24.0
77.  Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, CA 4,001,072 22
-11.2
67.  Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Brentwood, TN 5,054,163 22
+3.9
76.  LANE, Portland, OR 4,109,561 22
+3.6
74.  Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee, FL 4,245,863 22
-2.3
83.  Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, New York, NY 3,332,800 21
+10.6
92.  SPM Communications, Dallas, TX 2,098,365 19
+21.9
109.  Idea Grove, Dallas, TX 1,435,985 18
+51.8
45.  Podesta Group Inc., Washington, DC 7,374,124 18
+20.0
86.  Schneider Associates, Boston, MA 2,689,819 18
-8.1
80.  Dukas Public Relations, New York, NY 3,741,809 17
+7.0
94.  Hodges Partnership, The, Richmond, VA 1,969,650 17
+12.9
66.  Singer Associates, San Francisco, CA 5,063,344 17
+3.3
85.  Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta, GA 2,751,595 17
+4.7
90.  Boardroom Communications, Ft. Lauderale, FL 2,300,000 16
+4.5
75.  Intermarket Communications, New York, NY 4,128,335 16
-4.2
82.  GroundFloor Media, Denver, CO 3,570,956 15
+6.0
97.  Hotwire, New York, NY 1,815,599 15
+200.0
98.  Maxwell PR + Engagement, Portland, OR 1,769,189 15
+3.1
101.  Hope-Beckham, Atlanta, GA 1,656,000 14
+20.7
99.  Kohnstamm Communications, St. Paul, MN 1,720,480 14
-26.7
93.  IW Group, West Hollywood, CA 2,095,000 12
+2.0
104.  OCG PR, Ft. Worth, TX 1,568,732 12
+9.0
105.  Perry Communications Group, Sacramento, CA 1,543,858 12
+44.0
112.  TransMedia Group, Boca Raton, FL 1,345,145 12
+17.7
110.  VPE Public Relations, South Pasadena, CA 1,425,434 12
-1.9
118.  Marketing Maven Public Relations, Camarillo, CA 934,859 11
+32.9
102.  O'Malley Hansen Communications, Chicago, IL 1,650,000 11
-16.4
103.  BLAZE, Santa Monica, CA 1,589,100 10
+22.0
113.  Landis Communications, San Francisco, CA 1,200,000 10
+10.0
106.  Rosica, Paramus, NJ 1,514,465 10
-30.0
95.  Beehive PR, St. Paul, MN 1,947,266 9
-1.7
114.  Catapult PR-IR, Boulder, CO 1,095,785 9
even
119.  K/F Communications, San Francisco, CA 921,034 9
-14.0
108.  North 6th Agency (N6A), New York, NY 1,484,000 9
+25.0
117.  Red Sky PR, Boise, ID 1,005,511 8
-10.8
89.  Ripp Media/Public Relations, New York, NY 2,325,492 8
+13.0
121.  WordHampton PR, East Hampton, NY 845,250 8
-4.6
91.  Kyne, New York, NY 2,249,844 7
+4.0
120.  BizCom Associates, Addison, TX 892,914 6
+3.7
122.  Butler Associates, New York, NY 804,374 6
-6.0
116.  LaVoieHealthScience, Boston, MA 1,010,606 6
-5.0
123.  Bendure Communications, Middleburg, VA 723,439 5
-18.0
126.  Leverage PR, Austin, TX 586,076 5
+186.0
107.  Trylon SMR, New York, NY 1,496,894 5
-9.0
129.  Bridge Global Strategies, New York, NY 500,667 4
-5.6
125.  Feintuch Communications, New York, NY 643,515 4
+4.9
115.  Maccabee, Minneapolis, MN 1,049,985 4
-14.0
131.  Pulp-PR, Los Angeles, CA 374,886 4
+222.0
124.  The Buzz Agency, Delray Beach, FL 706,795 4
+19.3
128.  Stuntman PR, New York, NY 511,450 3
+35.2
130.  Weiss PR, Baltimore, MD 403,607 3
+5.6
127.  Wise Public Relations, New York, NY 586,000 3
+17.5
 
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