Have you ever wondered which public relations agencies have best ranking globally? Here is a list of the top 15 PR companies:
Edelman is an American company, founded in 1952 by Daniel Edelman and carries the founder's name. Currently, the agency is run by his son Richard Edelman. The Company employs 5,849 people. Top clients of Edelman are: Lipton, MTV, Starbucks, Microsoft. According to 2015 data, the company’s corporate income was $854,576,000.
#2 Weber Shandwick
Back in 1921, a marketing company called IPG bought Shandwick Group, and since then the company’s name has been Weber Shandwick. It includes the owner’s name and the name of a place. The company has offices located in 81 countries throughout the world. On their top clients list you will see: Amazon, Eli Lilly & Co., American Airlines, and Samsung. In the year 2015, the company’s income was $775,000,000.
FleishmanHillard was founded by Alfred Fleishman and Robert E. Hillard. The company is headquartered in America. The agency targets clients in the US and Arab Gulf countries. According to data from 2015, their corporate income was $580,000,000.
Ketchum is an American company founded by George Ketchum. The company states that they have been in PR for more than 90 years, and they didn’t get here by being an average PR agency. FedEx, IBM, Delta Air Lines, and Chase Bank are all clients of the company. In 2015 the corporate income reached $530,000,000.
#5 MSL Group
MSL Group is a French PR agency, recently founded in 2009, however, it’s a strong competitor to all the companies mentioned above. The abbreviation MSL stands for: Manning Selvage & Lee. The company provides PR services and manages events. In 2015 their income was $480,000,000.
Burson-Marsteller was founded in 1952 by Harold Burson and William Marsteller. This American Company has won numerous awards including: ● PR News' PR People Awards 2016 - Media Relations Professional of the Year ● 2016 PRSK Awards – Internal Communication Campaign of the Year ● Silver MEPRA Award 2016 – Live Event Launch or Stunt According to data from 2015, their corporate income was $480,000,000.
#7 Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies was founded in 1927 by journalist and businessman John Hill and his partner Don Knowlton. The company offers public relations and branding services. Hill+Knowlton Strategies has 85 offices in 45 countries. In 2015, the company’s income was $480,000,000.
#8 Havas PR
Havas PR is a French PR agency founded in 2012. The company has offices in 72 countries. According to 2015 data, the company’s income was $225,000,000.
Brunswick was founded in 1987 in England. The name Brunswick derives from the German city Braunschweig. The PR agency specializes in crisis communications and corporate relations. The agency is represented globally with 24 offices in 14 countries. In 2015, the company’s income was $220,000,000.
#10 Cohn & Wolfe
“After 45 years in business, we’re still as sharp as ever” - this is how Cohn & Wolfe describes itself. The company was founded by Bob Cohn and Norman Wolfe. The company has offices located in Asia, Africa, different European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and North America. The company offers PR and ad services to its clientele. In 2015, the company’s income was $200,000,000.
#11 Media Consulta International
“World of ideas” is the slogan of this German-based company. Media Consulta International is a leading PR agency in the country. MC is a fully integrated communications agency and provides all communication disciplines in-house. The company owns more than 80 offices in all 28 EU member states. The company's corporate income was $162,317,350 in 2015.
This Asian PR agency, BlueFocus was founded in 1996, and yet it is one of the most influential agencies in the world. It employs 5,000 people globally in its 100 offices in more than 10 countries. The founders chose the name of the company because blue is known as a high-tech color in China. BlueFocus offers PR, marketing and branding services to clients. The company's income is $245,055,843.
#13 Porter Novelli
Porter Novelli is a PR agency that was founded in America 40 years ago. The founders of the company are Jack Porter and William Novelli. On the list of their clients, you will find: 7 UP, Ice Bucket Challenge, GLENFIDDICH, HP. The company's income is $127,000,000.
#14 APCO Worldwide
Over 30 years of experience and more than 650 employees representing more than 40 nationalities - this is APCO Worldwide. Margery Kraus is the founder of the company. It was created as a subsidiary of Arnold & Porter. APCO Worldwide’s income is $119,858,300.
#15 Huntsworth Health
Huntsworth Health was founded in England. The company offers strategic and creative communications. On the client list, you will find: Roche, Shire, and Johnson and Johnson. The income of the company is $107,004,000.