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Updated Mar. '15
Top PR Firms in the Southeastern United States

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  Firm 2014
Net Fees
3.  Jackson Spalding, Atlanta, GA $16,129,010 115
2.  Edelman, Atlanta, GA 16,299,532 103
1.  French | West | Vaughan, Raleigh, NC 18,753,747 87
4.  G&S Business Communications, Raleigh, NC 13,696,974 68
10.  McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, Nashville, TN 6,764,064 56
12.  DVL, part of Finn Partners, Nashville, TN 6,184,000 53
9.  Dodge Communications, Alpharetta, GA 6,957,425 53
7.  PadillaCRT, Richmond, VA 8,397,040 48
6.  ReviveHealth, Nashville, TN 8,780,000 46
5.  Zimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, FL 12,200,000 46
8.  Taylor, Charlotte, NC 7,265,248 33
11.  rbb Public Relations, Miami, FL 6,401,985 33
15.  Seigenthaler, part of Finn Partners, Nashville, TN 4,292,620 28
14.  Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee, FL 5,130,720 27
16.  Moore Communications Group, Tallahassee, FL 4,109,564 26
13.  Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Brentwood, TN 6,092,616 24
17.  Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta, GA 3,178,744 19
19.  Hodges Partnership, The, Richmond, VA 2,033,497 14
18.  BoardroomPR, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2,300,000 13
22.  Finn Partners, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 944,000 10
21.  Wilbert Group, The, Atlanta, GA 1,560,021 10
20.  Edelman, Orlando, FL 1,965,632 8
23.  APCO Worldwide, Raleigh, NC 943,800 6
24.  Quinn, Miami, FL 783,633 6

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