1. Edelman (includes Detroit), Chicago, IL -- $101,707,000 (583 empl.)
2. Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH -- $24,440,092 (130 empl.)
3. Padilla, Minneapolis, MN -- $17,928,604 (96 empl.)
4. Walker Sands Communications, Chicago, IL -- $8,052,898 (78 empl.)
5. Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Grand Rapids, MI -- $7,481,000 (39 empl.)
6. Greentarget Global LLC, Chicago, IL -- $7,447,000 (39 empl.)
7. Finn Partners (includes Detroit), Chicago, IL -- $7,008,000 (49 empl.)
8. Public Communications Inc., Chicago, IL -- $6,260,124 (45 empl.)
9. Kivvit, Chicago, IL -- $5,824,816 (21 empl.)
10. Padilla, Chicago, IL -- $5,719,004 (21 empl.)
11. Airfoil Public Relations, Royal Oak, MI -- $4,767,140 (32 empl.)
12. L.C. Williams & Associates, Chicago, IL -- $4,506,037 (19 empl.)
13. G&S Business Communications, Chicago, IL -- $4,479,498 (28 empl.)
14. APCO Worldwide, Chicago, IL -- $3,881,800 (17 empl.)
15. Standing Partnership, St. Louis, MO -- $3,575,609 (19 empl.)
16. Beehive Strategic Communication, St. Paul, MN -- $3,034,793 (11 empl.)
17. O'Malley Hansen Communications, Chicago, IL -- $2,223,000 (18 empl.)
18. Maccabee, Minneapolis, MN -- $1,410,848 (10 empl.)
19. Taylor, Chicago, IL -- $1,150,000 (5 empl.)
20. Akrete, Evanston, IL -- $1,136,788 (6 empl.)
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