PRWeek Global Agency Report: Consumer PR table 2015

Freuds was the top Consumer PR fee earner during the past 12 months, raking in more than £16.6m.

Consumer PR: generated more than £180m in fee income
Consumer PR: generated more than £180m in fee income

Despite seeing income rise by just 1 per cent, Freuds banked £1m more than its nearest rival Exposure (£15.6m).

Agencies that experienced the strongest growth year on year included Exposure (51 per cent), Richmond Towers Communications (52 per cent), Salt (56 per cent) and Hope&Glory (90 per cent).

The consumer division was also a strong performer for Edelman, which took the number one spot in the overall Top 150 table and is now the biggest agency in the UK with total revenue of £50.9m

UK Consumer Rankings 2015

RankIn Top 150CompanyConsumer fee income 2014 (£k)Consumer fee income 2013 (£k)% changeTotal fee income (£k)% of total incomePR staff 2014Location 
1 8 Freuds 16,684 16,584 1 28,376 59 213 London
2 20 Exposure 15,667 10,361 51 15,667 100 200 London
3 1 Edelman 15,566 13,548 15 50,890 31 390 London
4 28 The Communications Store 10,587 8,845 20 10,587 100 92 London
5 11 Chime PR agencies* 9,261 n/a n/a 24,979 37 226 London
6 23 The Red Consultancy 8,689 9,071 -4 12,313 71 132 London
7 21 Four Communications Group** 7,325 5,923 24 14,383 51 164 London
8 31 TVC Group 7,300 6,500 12 8,600 86 49 London
9 44 Frank*** 5,571 5,506 1 5,571 100 47 London
10 43 M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment 5,230 4,345 20 5,684 92 56 London
11 49 Purple 4,635 n/a n/a 4,635 100 72 London
12 50 PHA Media 4,624 4,245 9 4,624 100 56 London
13 53 Talk PR 4,214 4,205 0 4,214 100 46 London
14 54 Mischief PR 4,136 n/a n/a 4,136 100 56 London
15 56 Iris Culture 3,993 4,182 -5 3,993 100 46 London
16 26 Lansons 3,800 3,745 1 11,733 32 86 London
17 35 Nelson Bostock Group 3,417 3,174 8 7,498 46 83 London
18 62 W 3,375 2,330 45 3,375 100 50 London
19 63 Halpern 3,370 3,243 4 3,370 100 35 London
20 39 3 Monkeys Communications 3,225 2,993 8 6,149 52 63 London
21 30 Brands2Life 3,175 2,762 15 9,749 33 106 London
22 33 The Big Partnership 2,940 2,260 30 7,891 35 100 Glasgow
23 66 Pitch PR 2,901 2,832 2 3,223 90 38 London
24 71 PrettyGreen 2,890 n/a n/a 2,890 100 37 London
25 72 Camron PR 2,884 2,505 15 2,884 100 44 London
26 77 Unity**** 2,669 1,986 34 2,669 100 28 London  
27 73 Splendid Communications 2,554 1,944 31 2,792 91 34 London
28 58 Salt 2,361 1,511 56 3,808 62 36 London
29 55 Eulogy 2,100 2,898 -28 4,027 52 42 London
30 95 Wild Card 2,059 2,090 -1 2,059 100 21 London
31 97 Synergy 2,023 1,726 17 2,023 100 20 London
32 70 Smarts 1,949 1,776 10 2,981 65 47 Belfast
33 101 Brazen 1,946 1,711 14 1,946 100 27 Manchester
34 64 Torque Agency Group 1,943 n/a n/a 3,328 58 16 London
35 68 Tangerine PR 1,798 1,288 40 3,076 58 60 Manchester
36 81 Hope&Glory 1,770 931 90 2,529 70 32 London
37 99 Kaper 1,714 n/a n/a 1,989 86 26 London
38 75 Luchford APM 1,697 1,162 46 2,721 80 35 London
39 98 Lucre 1,686 1,448 16 2,006 84 34 Leeds
40 103 Richmond Towers Communications 1,623 1,065 52 1,887 86 25 London
41 112 Roche Communications 1,565 1,215 29 1,565 100 28 London
Notes
*Chime PR agencies includes Corporate Citizenship, Fast Track, Good Relations, Harvard, inEvidence, JMI, Reynolds-MacKenzie, Teamspirit
**Four Communications Group includes Colman Getty and Kinross + Render
***The table was updated on the 28/4/15 to include Frank
****Unity originally placed at 34 but was repositioned at 26 after the latest figures submitted.

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