The table shows Brunswick in first position with an estimated £46m, just ahead of Edelman with £45.8m and Weber Shandwick with £38m.
The average growth in fee income of the agencies in PRWeek’s Top 150 PR Consultancies table has dropped to eight per cent from 11.5 per cent last year.
Some agencies had a fantastic year: Claremont grew 252 per cent, Hope & Glory by 120 per cent and Hanover Communications jumped by 42 per cent.
But it is the mid-sized agencies that have been hit the hardest: ten of the 11 consultancies showing a double-digit decline in income are sitting between £1m and £3.5m in total fees.
Agencies in the corporate, public affairs and healthcare sectors saw the biggest increases in income as a set. But the consumer sector was far tougher, with respected agencies such as Frank PR (down 21 per cent), The Red Consultancy (down seven per cent) and Splendid (down 10 per cent) all significantly down on last year.
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