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Top PR Firms in the Midwest

O'Dwyer's ranks firms in key cities/regions. The firms below are in the midwest, encompassing Illinois, Ohio, Minneapolis, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri.

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Overall 2022 Ranking of PR Firms

Agriculture | Auto./Trans. | Beauty/Fashion | Education | Energy | Entertain. | Environ./PA | Finc'l. | Food & Bev | Healthcare | Home Furnish. | Industrial | Non-Profits | Prof. Svcs. | Purpose/CSR | Real Estate Fin. & Dev. | Sports | Tech | Travel & Econ. Dev.

Atlanta | Chicago | Conn. | Boston | Florida | Hawaii | Los Angeles | Miami | Midwest | NY & NJ | Penn. | San Fran. | Southeast | Texas | Wash. DC | West

2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


#
FT Emp.
1.
Edelman
Chicago, IL
559
$95,943,000
2.
178
$30,039,544
3.
Walker Sands
Chicago, IL
180
$28,486,242
4.
Lambert
Grand Rapids, MI
86
$16,671,000
5.
88
$14,897,000
6.
MikeWorldWide
Chicago, IL
7
$13,804,575
7.
Kivvit
Chicago, IL
40
$10,562,281
8.
APCO Worldwide
Chicago, IL
24
$7,305,000
9.
Highwire PR
Chicago, IL
14
$4,833,979
10.
34
$4,674,060
11.
21
$4,610,799
12.
Tunheim
Minneapolis, MN
19
$4,602,723
13.
26
$4,533,302
14.
26
$4,533,302
15.
19
$4,423,142
16.
Inspire PR Group
Westerville, OH
17
$3,281,000
17.
Franco
Detroit, MI
28
$3,272,855
18.
26
$3,206,649
19.
11
$3,002,200
20.
Slide Nine Agency
Columbus, OH
21
$2,700,885
21.
Bellmont Partners
Minneapolis, MN
16
$2,292,411
22.
7
$1,811,117
23.
Akrete
Evanston, IL
6
$1,634,326
24.
Lowe Group
Wauwatosa, WI
8
$1,359,684
25.
6
$816,365
26.
Inkhouse
Chicago, IL
3
$372,279
27.
Infinite Global
Chicago, IL
1
$215,451


O'Dwyer's has been conducting its PR firm rankings for 55 years. PR firms have distinctive financials. At least half of income is used for staff pay. Our rankings measure counseling and media contact services, not advertising or production expenses. View rankings instructions.