Global Top 250 PR Agency Ranking 2019 | Holmes Report
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Global Top 250 PR Agency Ranking 2019  Global Top 250 PR Agency Rankings

Rankings: Top 10Top 250 | Fast MoversHolding Groups / Networks
Analysis: Global PR Industry Growth Holds Steady At 5% 

Global PR agency ranking: Revenue numbers for many agencies include subsidiaries—including research, advertising, and specialist PR firms — many of which operate under separate brands but nevertheless report into the listed PR agency. Full methodology here. For firms that submitted numbers in pounds sterling, euros or other non-USD currencies, conversions were made using exchange rates as of 12/31/2018. In some cases, where last year’s submitted numbers were used for comparison purposes, USD growth numbers may be lower because of exchange rate fluctuations than they would have been in constant currency terms. Accordingly, we also include a constant currency growth metric. Aside from well-known agencies for which we have estimated fee income, the Rankings are totally dependent on submitted fee income; many agencies, often well-known, choose not to submit their numbers.

For entries in this color, The Holmes Report has estimated revenue. In many cases, the parent companies of these firms have elected not to provide revenue numbers for individual firms in response to Sarbanes-Oxley financial regulations.

2019 2018 Agency HQ Fee Income
2018 ($)
Fee Income
2017 ($)
Staff Growth (USD) Growth (Constant Currency)
11Edelman 1USA888,405,000893,591,0005618-0.6%-0.6%
22Weber Shandwick 2USA840,000,000800,000,000 5.0%5.0%
3N/ABCW 3USA723,000,000709,000,000 2.0%2.0%
43FleishmanHillard 4USA605,000,000570,000,000 6.1%6.1%
54Ketchum 5USA545,000,000550,000,000 -0.9%-0.9%
66MSL 6France450,000,000460,000,0002271-2.2%-2.2%
77Hill+Knowlton Strategies 7USA400,000,000400,000,000 0.0%0.0%
88Ogilvy 8USA388,000,000354,000,000 9.6%9.6%
99BlueFocus 9China336,372,995321,849,607 4.5%10.8%
1011BrunswickUK280,000,000260,000,000 7.7%7.7%
1111Golin 10USA245,000,000240,000,000 2.1%2.1%
1213MC Group 11Germany226,753,212221,261,98611392.5%7.9%
1315FTI ConsultingUSA223,331,000192,488,00064116.0%16.0%
1414Havas PR 12France200,000,000215,000,0001500-7.0%-7.0%
1516Vector Inc. 13Japan188,000,000146,000,00092328.8%28.8%
1617W2O Group 14USA177,500,000144,300,00065123.0%23.0%
17N/AICF Next 15USA157,823,000150,613,000 4.8%4.8%
1818APCO Worldwide 16USA134,136,700128,394,0007834.5%4.5%
1920Teneo Holdings 17UK130,000,000120,000,0007508.3%8.3%
2019Sunny Side Up Inc 18Japan127,693,699123,924,5923643.0%3.0%
2123WE Communications 19USA126,600,000110,400,00087014.7%14.7%
2222FinsburyUSA125,000,000115,000,0002508.7%8.7%
2320Porter NovelliUSA120,000,000120,000,000 0.0%0.0%
2426Avenir Global 20Canada98,200,00079,300,00083823.8%23.8%
2525Finn Partners 21USA88,114,07581,875,9486177.6%7.6%
2624Syneos Health 22USA85,000,00085,000,0003700.0%0.0%
2727Archetype 23USA74,000,00082,000,000605-9.8%-9.8%
2831Zeno GroupUSA73,373,23964,610,78448113.6%13.6%
2928Ruder FinnUSA70,500,00068,000,0006033.7%3.7%
3033ICRUSA70,000,00063,000,00019011.1%11.1%
3035Marina Maher CommunicationsUSA70,000,00062,500,00016512.0%12.0%
3233Allison+PartnersUSA68,000,00063,000,0004607.9%7.9%
3332FSB Comunicacoes 24Brazil67,860,00064,494,2186395.2%21.4%
3444GCI HealthUSA67,000,00048,000,00020039.6%39.6%
3529FischerAppeltGermany66,690,00065,880,0005041.2%6.6%
3630Hopscotch GroupFrance62,469,72065,160,000533-4.1%0.9%
3741Hering SchuppenerGermany61,744,68052,974,00019916.6%22.7%
3850SKD KnickerbockerUSA60,000,00043,000,00011539.5%39.5%
3946H&H Group 25Sweden55,550,00046,170,12047020.3%31.3%
4036LewisUK55,296,00062,370,000370-11.3%-6.5%
4139FreudsUK55,010,00055,350,000245-0.6%-0.6%
4237PMK*BNCUSA53,000,00058,000,000300-8.6%-8.6%
4242DKC Public RelationsUSA53,000,00052,800,0002500.4%0.4%
4452Prosek PartnersUSA50,346,04741,680,34516120.8%20.8%
45N/AJoele FrankUSA50,000,000N/A120N/AN/A
4643Instinctif PartnersUK49,920,00052,516,350428-4.9%0.3%
4740GraylingUK49,024,00056,295,000 -12.9%-8.2%
4857Kyodo Public RelationsJapan47,853,00039,411,00024021.4%21.4%
4949LLYC 26Spain45,327,15042,954,0005645.5%5.5%
5048Dentsu Public RelationsJapan45,000,00045,000,0002700.0%0.0%
5147KreabUK/Sweden43,320,00045,442,800400-4.7%0.3%
5237MWWPRUSA42,584,02040,092,3251886.2%6.2%
5345Newgate CommunicationsUK41,791,74747,622,237221-12.2%-7.4%
5451Four Communications Group UK40,947,28442,423,492285-3.5%1.8%
5553PRAP JapanJapan40,000,00041,500,000283-3.6%-3.6%
5659M BoothUSA39,769,63633,935,53318217.2%17.2%
5754Portland CommunicationsUK39,680,00040,500,000200-2.0%3.3%
5875SEC Spa 27Italy38,567,00733,800,56018814.1%20.1%
5961HotwireUK36,879,57633,294,50526410.8%10.8%
6056DeVries GlobalUSA36,000,00040,000,000207-10.0%-10.0%
6065Carmichael Lynch Relate USA36,000,00030,300,000 18.8%18.8%
6258Grupo InpressBrazil35,856,30234,650,6025383.5%3.5%
6377CYTS-LINKAGEChina35,580,81526,356,15931035.0%35.0%
64695W Public RelationsUSA35,251,22229,239,49814620.6%20.6%
6562The Outcast AgencyUSA35,000,00033,000,000 6.1%6.1%
6662Global Strategy GroupUSA34,000,00033,000,0001003.0%3.0%
6770Adfactors PRIndia33,810,00028,290,00070019.5%19.5%
6860Oliver Schrott KommunikationGermany33,174,00033,907,200250-2.2%3.0%
6983Spectrum USA32,900,00024,000,00011437.1%37.1%
7068Prain GlobalKorea30,696,23429,756,5622143.2%3.2%
7173G&S Business CommunicationsUSA30,480,00027,275,32918211.7%11.7%
7271Coyne PRUSA30,000,00028,000,0001337.1%7.1%
7372Farner ConsultingSwitzerland29,769,08327,396,1801458.7%14.4%
7474Fahlgren Mortine 28USA29,632,89626,975,5832089.9%9.9%
7580French/West/Vaughan 29USA29,280,49025,241,80211316.0%16.0%
7667Citigate Dewe RogersonUK28,032,00029,970,000 -6.5%-1.4%
7779Serviceplan PR GroupGermany27,451,20025,476,0001747.8%13.4%
7882Interel 30Belgium26,513,00024,130,0001939.9%9.9%
7986ATREVIASpain26,416,09823,709,80035211.4%17.3%
8081MHP CommunicationsUK25,344,00024,526,793 3.3%9.0%
8185Jackson SpaldingUSA25,000,00023,434,9371406.7%6.7%
8287Strategic Public Relations GroupHong Kong24,800,00023,400,0002896.0%6.0%
8378Health Unlimited 31US24,267,13325,890,471102-6.3%-6.3%
8489KivvitUSA24,220,35322,313,223708.5%8.5%
85101Hanover 32UK24,192,00019,440,00016524.4%31.3%
8684Rud PedersenSweden24,000,00023,546,0001331.9%1.9%
8688Hunter Public RelationsUSA24,000,00022,500,0001166.7%6.7%
8891SopexaFrance23,798,64021,112,80021112.7%18.7%
8996M&C Saatchi Sport & EntertainmentUK23,040,00020,464,03216012.6%18.7%
9098Havas FormulaUSA22,324,06320,001,60611011.6%11.6%
91116ImreUSA21,940,00016,340,00013334.3%34.3%
9292achtung!Germany21,801,36021,090,0001493.4%8.8%
93103PR OneSouth Korea21,057,34819,185,7741509.8%9.8%
9490TaylorUSA20,900,00022,200,000100-5.9%-5.9%
9564Racepoint GlobalUSA20,876,00025,074,00096-16.7%-16.7%
9699Faktor 3Germany20,748,00019,680,0002115.4%11.0%
9795Barabino & PartnersItaly20,200,80020,580,000105-1.8%3.3%
98N/AGullers GruppSweden20,185,77017,898,12014712.8%23.0%
99111CrosbyUSA20,111,00717,287,7998016.3%16.3%
100110PAN CommunicationsUSA19,893,72917,741,70013612.1%12.1%
10193Geelmuyden.Kiese GroupNorway19,727,86621,040,320155-6.2%-3.0%
102105LaunchSquadUSA19,284,30419,001,4641141.5%1.5%
103107Brands2LifeUK19,128,19117,832,5641367.3%7.3%
104108Levick Strategic CommunicationsUSA18,000,00018,500,00070-2.7%-2.7%
105112Highwire USA17,901,42017,019,031745.2%5.2%
106115InkHouseUSA17,500,00016,400,0001146.7%6.7%
10797ExposureUK17,280,00020,250,000 -14.7%-10.0%
107106Iris CultureUK17,280,00018,900,00097-8.6%-3.6%
109109The Red ConsultancyUK16,896,00018,495,000140-8.6%-3.6%
110128PraytellUSA16,500,00010,675,00010654.6%54.6%
111141DNA CommunicationsUSA16,400,00012,000,00010036.7%36.7%
112N/AMazarine Asia PacificHong Kong16,384,00010,700,8005853.1%53.1%
113114MitchellUSA16,000,00016,700,00066-4.2%-4.2%
114N/AV+OGreece15,977,10014,220,00011012.4%18.3%
115123PegasusUK15,675,87514,617,1401357.2%13.1%
116100Mikhailov & PartnersRussia15,407,14320,782,115192-25.9%-10.0%
117117ProofCanada15,111,53516,248,113113-7.0%1.9%
118190Walker SandsUSA14,886,4129,650,01411454.3%54.3%
119150Day One AgencyUSA14,751,90511,147,0616032.3%32.3%
120118Haebmau 33Germany14,706,00015,960,000143-7.9%-3.0%
121137Bateman GroupUSA14,499,42012,447,3407016.5%16.5%
122171Headland ConsultancyUK14,116,2949,569,4667247.5%55.6%
123122MaitlandUK14,080,00014,850,00053-5.2%0.0%
124143rbb CommunicationsUSA14,054,77411,919,1717417.9%17.9%
125119TRACCSSaudi Arabia14,000,00015,000,000200-6.7%-6.7%
125126SparkUSA14,000,00013,500,000603.7%3.7%
127121LansonsUK13,867,20614,964,422104-7.3%-2.3%
128131Current MarketingUSA13,747,50012,861,000566.9%6.9%
129133The Hoffman AgencyUSA13,665,00012,722,0001507.4%7.4%
130N/ACROSRussia13,458,18011,048,78912021.8%21.8%
131N/AFaktenkontorGermany13,224,0007,572,0008574.6%83.8%
132132Exponent PRUSA13,200,00012,800,000553.1%3.1%
133146PowerscourtUK12,672,00010,800,0005317.3%23.8%
134134WellcomFrance12,540,00012,600,000107-0.5%4.8%
135151KPR & AssociatesSouth Korea12,218,98211,138,5441049.7%9.7%
136125M&C Saatchi PRUK12,160,00013,901,304 -12.5%-7.7%
137135TogoRunUSA12,000,00012,500,00065-4.0%-4.0%
137140RF|BinderUSA12,000,00012,100,00055-0.8%-0.8%
137129Sloane & CompanyUSA12,000,00012,000,000190.0%0.0%
137144Evoke PR & Influence 34UK12,000,00011,800,000501.7%1.7%
141136A&B OneGermany11,970,00012,480,00067-4.1%1.0%
142154Method CommunicationsUSA11,935,28510,886,975659.6%9.6%
143166Jarrard Phillips Cate & HancockUSA11,591,2399,840,0733617.8%17.8%
144138F&H CommunicationsGermany11,514,00012,360,00060-6.8%-1.9%
145159Marco de ComunicacionSpain11,472,43210,000,60212014.7%20.8%
146139Action Global CommunicationsCyprus11,275,76612,277,198278-8.2%-8.2%
147164C+CUSA11,153,6729,902,8397012.6%12.6%
148N/AMowerUnited States11,100,00012,922,38942-14.1%-14.1%
148214Diplomat GroupSweden11,100,0006,200,0008879.0%79.0%
150148DaviesUSA11,000,00011,416,31635-3.6%-3.6%
150160KwittkenUSA11,000,00010,000,0007010.0%10.0%
150168Bliss Integrated CommunicationsUSA11,000,0009,600,0005514.6%14.6%
153145Lift WorldPortugal10,777,0459,973,824788.1%13.7%
154147MakovskyUSA10,409,00011,696,00048-11.0%-11.0%
155168KyneIreland10,400,0009,600,000488.3%8.3%
156163LVT GroupNetherlands10,317,0009,913,200854.1%9.6%
157331Good Relations UK10,240,0009,450,000758.4%14.3%
157183CitypressUK10,240,0008,363,7249222.4%29.1%
159165Murphy O'BrienUSA10,170,4819,887,638502.9%2.9%
160198LambertUSA10,055,0007,610,0005532.1%32.1%
161160GoodIdea MediaChina10,000,00010,000,0001000.0%0.0%
161160DCIUSA10,000,00010,000,000500.0%0.0%
161179Gregory FCAUSA10,000,0009,000,0007411.1%11.1%
164181JeffreyGroupUSA9,975,7128,146,85715722.4%22.4%
165152Veritas Canada9,855,00011,040,00072-10.7%-2.2%
166184360PR+USA9,738,9538,343,6905716.7%16.7%
167168First HouseNorway9,690,0009,600,000340.9%6.3%
168167WUK9,600,0009,702,25294-1.1%4.4%
169180Grupo CDI Brazil9,580,0008,655,00020010.7%10.7%
170188MP&F Public RelationsUSA9,541,6328,123,0997017.5%17.5%
171N/AArgyle Public Relationships 35Canada9,491,7365,433,7777674.7%91.4%
172173Jeschenko MedienAgenturGermany9,393,6009,468,00044-0.8%4.4%
173174NJF USA9,376,7039,279,419551.0%1.0%
174201Cicero Group 36UK9,313,3507,290,0006927.8%34.7%
175175JPA Health CommunicationsUSA9,264,4919,182,471470.9%0.9%
176158SenateSHJNew Zealand9,227,30810,058,00054-8.3%-8.3%
177331furrerhugi.Switzerland9,032,7678,310,625388.7%10.8%
178176SaxumUSA9,000,0009,150,94151-1.6%-1.6%
179197Hope&GloryUK8,990,7557,677,1737117.1%23.5%
180156TVC GroupUK8,960,00010,354,57651-13.5%-8.7%
181177Narva Sweden8,855,0009,096,00041-2.6%6.2%
182155Rasky PartnersUSA8,600,00010,476,31932-17.9%-17.9%
183186Lou Hammond GroupUSA8,478,5068,152,410404.0%4.0%
184187GreentargetUSA8,467,3138,134,581324.1%4.1%
18521090TENUK8,448,2276,710,5175825.9%32.8%
186200HarvardUK8,223,7177,307,8206812.5%18.7%
187209Nelson Bostock UnlimitedUK8,064,0006,750,000 19.5%26.0%
188208Infinite GlobalUSA8,060,1597,025,5273814.7%14.7%
189206LDWWUSA8,042,7927,033,2752614.4%14.4%
190215VestedUSA8,014,0006,171,2773929.9%29.9%
191N/AJINFrance7,980,0006,660,0006519.8%26.1%
192141Merritt GroupUSA7,900,0007,500,000375.3%5.3%
193N/ASassyUK7,877,7437,581,248423.9%9.6%
194191komm.passionGermany7,866,0007,920,00060-0.7%4.5%
195149Max Borges AgencyUSA7,771,8546,622,9734817.3%17.3%
196N/ABECGUK7,751,1635,717,8056335.6%43.0%
197N/ACG LifeUSA7,750,0007,001,5004410.7%10.7%
198235Singer AssociatesUSA7,690,9975,201,3571947.9%47.9%
199196Fink & FuchsGermany7,666,5007,682,40077-0.2%5.0%
200193ApproachBrazil7,468,4607,417,0781540.7%0.7%
201193Thomas Marko & AssociesFrance7,410,0007,800,00036-5.0%0.0%
202182FrankUK7,372,1368,393,42747-12.2%-7.4%
203N/APierpont CommunicationsUSA7,341,2777,175,197312.3%2.3%
204172AMI CommunicationsCzech Republic7,333,6209,538,40585-23.1%-19.1%
205331ManifestUK7,130,3165,069,2614040.7%48.4%
206203EMGThe Netherlands7,056,6006,960,000441.4%6.7%
207N/ABlumberryGermany6,976,8007,236,00050-3.6%1.5%
208N/AORCA Agenturgruppe Germany6,942,6007,656,00055-9.3%-4.5%
209N/ARPMA ComunicaçãoBrazil6,890,0007,440,00090-7.4%6.9%
210N/AKlenk & HourschGermany6,885,6006,384,000537.9%13.5%
211211EvercomSpain6,805,8006,674,760682.0%7.3%
212207MischiefUK6,805,1207,047,00065-3.4%1.8%
213213Eulogy!UK6,538,6756,330,783503.3%8.9%
214212Octopus GroupUK6,534,4006,399,000542.1%7.7%
215233Tact Intelligence-conseilCanada6,523,0005,340,0006722.2%22.2%
216222PLMRUK6,203,2375,868,420505.7%11.5%
217216Kirchhoff ConsultGermany6,112,8345,850,900614.5%4.5%
218226Partner of Promotion Sp. zo.o.Poland6,027,0005,666,600656.4%6.4%
219N/AReputation PartnersUSA5,800,0004,200,0002738.1%38.1%
220231Red Lorry Yellow LorryUK5,760,0005,400,000286.7%12.5%
221267Monet + AssociesFrance5,739,9004,854,0004518.3%24.5%
222216Trigger OsloNorway5,700,0006,000,00045-5.0%0.0%
222N/APiabo PRGermany5,700,0003,720,0003153.2%61.3%
224227CP/compartnerGermany5,677,2005,652,000630.4%5.7%
225231Konnect Public Relations USA5,667,7505,412,953334.7%4.7%
226N/ASam Brown Inc.USA5,621,6444,798,695117.1%17.1%
227225TunheimUSA5,582,3815,747,45328-2.9%-2.9%
228224Seven HillsUK5,520,3465,813,45545-5.0%0.2%
229250Whyte Corporate AffairsBelgium5,510,0004,770,0002915.5%15.5%
230220Meropa CommunicationsSouth Africa5,460,0005,920,00090-7.8%5.4%
231236Kaltwasser KommunikationGermany5,415,0005,196,000424.2%9.7%
231N/ALoeschHundLiepold KommunikationGermany5,415,0004,980,000448.7%14.5%
233234Dukas Linden Public RelationsUSA5,409,0005,288,000232.3%2.3%
234221AspectusUK5,376,0006,260,00042-14.1%16.7%
235240SHANFrance5,358,0005,040,000376.3%11.9%
237287The Bulleit GroupUSA5,350,0003,350,0002759.7%59.7%
238N/ASegmenta CommunicationsGermany5,323,8005,088,000514.6%10.1%
239N/ACannings PurpleAustralia5,312,7315,187,654332.4%14.1%
240238The Academy UK5,248,0005,153,198411.8%7.4%
241242Hawkins International Public Relations USA5,200,0005,007,837343.8%3.8%
242251Threepipe CommunicationsUK5,194,2404,257,9008122.0%28.7%
243253Whiteoaks InternationalUK5,165,4804,651,8713711.0%17.1%
244N/AThe SPI GroupUSA5,100,0005,400,00033-5.6%-5.6%
245230Pro-Vision CommunicationsRussia5,066,5985,447,95475-7.0%-7.0%
246N/AJones PRUSA5,042,2853,804,6781932.5%32.5%
247274EMRussia5,000,0004,000,0002425.0%25.0%
248245Clockwork MediaSouth Africa4,950,0004,959,00098-0.2%-0.2%
249N/AClarity PRUSA4,937,9453,357,9673547.1%47.1%
250N/ACommunication ConsultantsGermany4,902,0004,800,000422.1%7.5%
251N/ABallouUK4,884,2394,730,418393.3%8.9%

Amendments

1 May 2019 — W restated income
15 May 2019 — Grupo Inpress restated 2017 income