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1.
Edelman (includes Detroit)
Edelman (includes Detroit)
Chicago, IL
Employees: 584
 $108,191,000 
2.
Fahlgren Mortine
Fahlgren Mortine
Columbus, OH
Employees: 160
 $26,975,583 
3.
Padilla
Padilla
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 84
 $14,699,079 
4.
Walker Sands Communications
Walker Sands Communications
Chicago, IL
Employees: 79
 $8,678,584 
5.
Greentarget Global LLC
Greentarget Global LLC
Chicago, IL
Employees: 37
 $8,134,581 
6.
Finn Partners (includes Detroit)
Finn Partners (includes Detroit)
Chicago, IL
Employees: 48
 $7,962,000 
7.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Grand Rapids, MI
Employees: 47
 $7,610,000 
8.
Padilla
Padilla
Chicago, IL
Employees: 21
 $6,017,189 
9.
Tunheim
Tunheim
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 29
 $5,742,000 
10.
Kivvit
Kivvit
Chicago, IL
Employees: 19
 $5,431,932 
11.
G&S Business Communications
G&S Business Communications
Chicago, IL
Employees: 34
 $5,423,250 
12.
Public Communications Inc.
Public Communications Inc.
Chicago, IL
Employees: 41
 $5,267,141 
13.
L.C. Williams & Associates
L.C. Williams & Associates
Chicago, IL
Employees: 23
 $4,593,980 
14.
APCO Worldwide
APCO Worldwide
Chicago, IL
Employees: 16
 $3,717,000 
15.
Standing Partnership
Standing Partnership
St. Louis, MO
Employees: 18
 $3,548,334 
16.
Beehive Strategic Communication
Beehive Strategic Communication
St. Paul, MN
Employees: 14
 $3,538,762 
17.
O'Malley Hansen Communications
O'Malley Hansen Communications
Chicago, IL
Employees: 16
 $2,641,000 
18.
Bellmont Partners
Bellmont Partners
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 14
 $1,543,278 
19.
Akrete
Akrete
Evanston, IL
Employees: 4
 $1,323,992 
20.
Maccabee
Maccabee
Minneapolis, MN
Employees: 8
 $1,190,814 
21.
RMD Advertising
RMD Advertising
Columbus, OH
Employees: 8
 $1,165,179 
22.
Bianchi Public Relations
Bianchi Public Relations
Troy, MI
Employees: 4
 $955,179 
23.
Taylor
Taylor
Chicago, IL
Employees: 5
 $905,000 
24.
Infinite Global
Infinite Global
Chicago, IL
Employees: 1
 $219,813 
25.
Airfoil Public Relations
Airfoil Public Relations
Royal Oak, MI
Employees: 0
 $0 

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