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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
54.  360 Public Relations, Boston, MA $6,169,477 38
+30.0
22.  5W Public Relations, New York, NY 16,019,492 105
+13.0
44.  Airfoil, Southfield, MI 7,382,549 59
-6.0
12.  Allison+Partners, San Francisco, CA 28,848,000 165
+25.5
2.  APCO Worldwide, Washington, DC 120,345,400 658
-1.0
72.  Bateman Group, San Francisco, CA 4,400,000 26
+42.0
95.  Beehive PR, St. Paul, MN 1,947,266 9
-1.7
123.  Bendure Communications, Middleburg, VA 723,439 5
-18.0
120.  BizCom Associates, Addison, TX 892,914 6
+3.7
103.  BLAZE, Santa Monica, CA 1,589,100 10
+22.0
51.  Bliss Integrated Communication, New York, NY 6,231,000 37
+9.0
90.  Boardroom Communications, Ft. Lauderale, FL 2,300,000 16
+4.5
129.  Bridge Global Strategies, New York, NY 500,667 4
-5.6
122.  Butler Associates, New York, NY 804,374 6
-6.0
96.  Cashman + Katz Integrated Comms., Glastonbury, CT 1,865,000 24
+17.0
114.  Catapult PR-IR, Boulder, CO 1,095,785 9
even
77.  Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, CA 4,001,072 22
-11.2
25.  Cooney/Waters Group, New York, NY 14,020,940 50
-26.0
71.  CooperKatz & Co., New York, NY 4,465,856 30
-3.4
17.  Coyne PR, Parsippany, NJ 20,040,000 133
even
43.  Crosby Marketing Communications, Annapolis, MD 7,759,162 43
+8.6
34.  Davies, Santa Barbara, CA 10,980,650 35
+4.0
41.  Development Counsellors Int'l (DCI), New York, NY 8,264,895 50
-3.0
10.  DKC, New York, NY 32,896,560 171
+10.9
47.  Dodge Communications, Alpharetta, GA 7,006,911 46
+27.0
80.  Dukas Public Relations, New York, NY 3,741,809 17
+7.0
65.  Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence, Nashville, TN 5,267,913 53
even
1.  Edelman, New York, NY 734,177,526 5,030
+12.0
21.  Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH 16,842,065 97
+35.9
125.  Feintuch Communications, New York, NY 643,515 4
+4.9
7.  Finn Partners, New York, NY 44,375,000 287
+37.0
49.  FoodMinds, Chicago, IL 6,432,640 23
+32.0
28.  Formula PR, New York, NY 13,099,005 119
+4.2
18.  French | West | Vaughan, Raleigh, NC 18,801,845 89
+9.4
111.  Gatesman + Dave, Pittsburgh, PA 1,400,000 43
+31.0
15.  Gibbs & Soell, New York, NY 22,490,108 127
+14.0
46.  Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA 7,300,000 42
even
82.  GroundFloor Media, Denver, CO 3,570,956 15
+6.0
57.  GYMR, Washington, DC 6,064,518 30
+1.0
36.  Hager Sharp, Washington, DC 10,484,939 65
+47.0
58.  Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA 6,022,255 46
+47.0
94.  Hodges Partnership, The, Richmond, VA 1,969,650 17
+12.9
39.  Hoffman Agency, The, San Jose, CA 9,150,000 23
+10.0
101.  Hope-Beckham, Atlanta, GA 1,656,000 14
+20.7
42.  HORN, San Francisco, CA 8,000,000 45
even
97.  Hotwire, New York, NY 1,815,599 15
+200.0
19.  Hunter PR, New York, NY 18,417,092 108
+26.5
8.  ICR, Norwalk, CT 42,445,157 119
+16.0
109.  Idea Grove, Dallas, TX 1,435,985 18
+51.8
50.  Inkhouse Media + Marketing, Waltham, MA 6,383,153 40
+43.0
75.  Intermarket Communications, New York, NY 4,128,335 16
-4.2
93.  IW Group, West Hollywood, CA 2,095,000 12
+2.0
84.  J Public Relations, San Diego, CA 3,308,005 29
+26.0
27.  Jackson Spalding, Atlanta, GA 13,471,600 93
+11.0
67.  Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Brentwood, TN 5,054,163 22
+3.9
38.  Jeffrey Group, Miami, FL 9,201,011 107
+16.0
119.  K/F Communications, San Francisco, CA 921,034 9
-14.0
35.  Kaplow, New York, NY 10,868,777 66
even
56.  Kellen Communications, New York, NY 6,101,434 39
+6.5
99.  Kohnstamm Communications, St. Paul, MN 1,720,480 14
-26.7
88.  Konnect Public Relations, Los Angeles, CA 2,341,603 26
+90.0
91.  Kyne, New York, NY 2,249,844 7
+4.0
70.  L.C. Williams & Associates, Chicago, IL 4,659,667 30
+5.8
53.  Lambert, Edwards + Associates, Grand Rapids, MI 6,188,000 40
+3.0
113.  Landis Communications, San Francisco, CA 1,200,000 10
+10.0
76.  LANE, Portland, OR 4,109,561 22
+3.6
32.  LaunchSquad, San Francisco, CA 11,341,707 96
+20.8
116.  LaVoieHealthScience, Boston, MA 1,010,606 6
-5.0
126.  Leverage PR, Austin, TX 586,076 5
+186.0
30.  LEVICK, Washington, DC 12,273,537 43
+13.7
63.  Linhart Public Relations, Denver, CO 5,481,205 31
+12.0
48.  Lou Hammond & Associates, New York, NY 6,552,466 40
+3.7
100.  M/C/C, Inc., Dallas, TX 1,700,000 30
+4.0
115.  Maccabee, Minneapolis, MN 1,049,985 4
-14.0
23.  Makovsky, New York, NY 14,250,000 55
+9.6
87.  March Communications, Boston, MA 2,623,750 23
+22.0
118.  Marketing Maven Public Relations, Camarillo, CA 934,859 11
+32.9
40.  Max Borges Agency, Miami, FL 9,116,390 51
+23.0
98.  Maxwell PR + Engagement, Portland, OR 1,769,189 15
+3.1
62.  McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, Nashville, TN 5,605,768 52
even
73.  Moore Communications Group, Tallahassee, FL 4,295,584 23
+24.0
68.  MorganMyers, Waukesha, WI 5,049,660 35
+8.0
6.  MWW, New York, NY 48,020,000 217
+12.0
83.  Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, New York, NY 3,332,800 21
+10.6
108.  North 6th Agency (N6A), New York, NY 1,484,000 9
+25.0
102.  O'Malley Hansen Communications, Chicago, IL 1,650,000 11
-16.4
104.  OCG PR, Ft. Worth, TX 1,568,732 12
+9.0
11.  PadillaCRT, Minneapolis, MN 32,333,400 172
+8.0
59.  Pan Communications, Boston, MA 6,008,000 48
even
24.  Peppercomm, New York, NY 14,238,594 85
-10.3
105.  Perry Communications Group, Sacramento, CA 1,543,858 12
+44.0
60.  Pierpont Communications, Houston, TX 5,831,496 30
+10.0
45.  Podesta Group Inc., Washington, DC 7,374,124 18
+20.0
20.  Prosek Partners, New York, NY 17,398,091 68
+15.8
52.  Public Communications Inc., Chicago, IL 6,214,154 49
-5.1
131.  Pulp-PR, Los Angeles, CA 374,886 4
+222.0
13.  Racepoint Global, Boston, MA 23,915,652 174
+1.6
37.  Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, Boston, MA 9,957,467 38
-6.9
61.  rbb Public Relations, Miami, FL 5,810,104 33
+3.6
117.  Red Sky PR, Boise, ID 1,005,511 8
-10.8
14.  Regan Communications Group, Boston, MA 23,365,000 85
+2.0
64.  ReviveHealth, Nashville, TN 5,300,000 24
+9.3
29.  RF | Binder Partners, New York, NY 12,300,000 76
-6.4
89.  Ripp Media/Public Relations, New York, NY 2,325,492 8
+13.0
106.  Rosica, Paramus, NJ 1,514,465 14
-30.0
5.  Ruder Finn, New York, NY 63,249,000 525
+13.0
74.  Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee, FL 4,245,863 22
-2.3
86.  Schneider Associates, Boston, MA 2,689,819 18
-8.1
79.  Seigenthaler Public Relations, Nashville, TN 3,810,135 27
+1.3
69.  Seven Twenty Strategies, Washington, DC 4,841,480 31
-11.0
66.  Singer Associates, San Francisco, CA 5,063,344 17
+3.3
31.  SparkPR, San Francisco, CA 11,360,750 48
+1.0
55.  Spectrum, Washington, DC 6,102,379 31
+14.4
92.  SPM Communications, Dallas, TX 2,098,365 19
+21.9
26.  SS|PR, Northfield, IL 13,495,600 70
+4.4
81.  Standing Partnership, St. Louis, MO 3,704,065 27
-9.6
128.  Stuntman PR, New York, NY 511,450 3
+35.2
16.  Taylor, New York, NY 21,100,000 105
+6.6
124.  The Buzz Agency, Delray Beach, FL 706,795 4
+19.3
112.  TransMedia Group, Boca Raton, FL 1,345,145 12
+17.7
85.  Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta, GA 2,751,595 17
+4.7
107.  Trylon SMR, New York, NY 1,496,894 5
-9.0
110.  VPE Public Relations, South Pasadena, CA 1,425,434 12
-1.9
4.  W2O Group, San Francisco, CA 75,050,000 373
+21.0
3.  Waggener Edstrom Communications, Bellevue, WA 117,600,000 819
even
78.  Walker Sands Communications, Chicago, IL 3,819,129 43
+35.9
130.  Weiss PR, Baltimore, MD 403,607 3
+5.6
127.  Wise Public Relations, New York, NY 586,000 3
+17.5
121.  WordHampton PR, East Hampton, NY 845,250 8
-4.6
9.  Zeno Group, New York, NY 35,896,998 256
+43.7
33.  Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, FL 11,000,000 46
+9.0
 
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