US Agency Rankings 2015: Northeast

The top PR firms in New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

PRWeek ranked the top PR agencies in the US by region. For more from the Global Agency Business Report 2015, click here.

Northeast: New England states, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Agency Name
2014 Total US Revenue 2013 Total US Revenue Change % Rank 2014 2014 Total US Staff 2013 Total US Staff Change % 2014 Revenue ($) US Employee 2013 Revenue ($) US Employee Change % Headquarters
Weber Shandwick† 450,000,000.00 430,000,000.00 5% n/a 2500 2300 9% 180,000 186,957 -4% New York
Ketchum† 325,000,000.00 315,000,000.00 3% n/a 1600 1600 0% 203,125 196,875 3% New York
Burson-Marsteller† 205,000,000.00 205,000,000.00 0% n/a 1050 1000 5% 195,238 205,000 -5% New York
MSLGroup†† 1 180,000,000.00 185,000,000.00 -3% n/a 624 638 -2% 288,462 289,969 -1% New York
Hill+Knowlton Strategies† 150,000,000.00 150,000,000.00 0% n/a 550 600 -8% 272,727 250,000 9% New York
Ogilvy Public Relations†† 2 125,000,000.00 125,000,000.00 0% n/a 475 500 -5% 263,158 250,000 5% New York
Porter Novelli† 104,100,000.00 100,000,000.00 4% n/a 484 484 0% 215,083 206,612 4% New York
Cohn & Wolfe† 80,000,000.00 69,000,000.00 16% n/a 575 550 5% 139,130 125,455 11% New York
inVentiv Health PR Group†† 3 70,000,000.00 67,600,000.00 4% n/a 231 210 10% 303,030 321,905 -6% New York
Brunswick†† 65,000,000.00 65,000,000.00 0% n/a 200 178 12% 325,000 365,169 -11% New York
FTI Consulting 64,300,000.00 64,000,000.00 0% 5 196 205 -4% 328,061 312,195 5% New York
MWW 53,517,000.00 46,629,000.00 15% 7 224 210 7% 238,915 222,043 8% New York
ICR 51,663,463.00 43,322,436.00 19% 8 123 104 18% 419,176 415,244 1% New York
Finn Partners 48,418,000.00 43,026,957.00 13% 9 335 287 17% 144,531 149,920 -4% New York
Havas PR† 46,700,000.00 46,700,000.00 0% n/a 140 140 0% 333,571 333,571 0% New York
Ruder Finn 46,352,000 37,444,000 24% 10 253 202 25% 183,209 185,366 -1% New York
Grayling† 43,750,000 43,225,000 1% n/a 210 215 -2% 208,333 201,047 4% New York
DKC 41,500,000 36,500,000 14% 11 199 171 16% 208,543 213,450 -2% New York
Finsbury†† 40,000,000 39,700,000 1% n/a 82 92 -11% 487,805 431,522 13% New York
Marina Maher Communications† 40,000,000 32,300,000 24% n/a 150 120 25% 266,667 269,167 -1% New York
Global Strategy Group 32,378,000 25,000,000 30% 15 76 72 6% 426,026 347,222 23% New York
DeVries Global†† 30,000,000 31,600,000 -5% n/a 110 118 -7% 272,727 267,797 2% New York
Zeno Group 4 28,300,000 28,100,000 1% 13 154 151 2% 183,766 186,093 -1% New York
G&S Business Communications 5 25,438,112 22,490,108 13% 17 140 127 10% 181,701 177,087 3% New York
Text100 24,852,174 20,705,632 20% 20 133 129 3% 186,858 160,509 16% New York
Coyne Public Relations 23,010,000 20,040,000 15% 21 155 133 17% 148,452 150,677 -1% Parsippany, NJ
Taylor 21,750,000 21,100,000 3% 18 108 105 3% 201,389 200,952 0% New York
Racepoint Global 6 20,547,447 17,370,983 18% 16 113 104 9% 181,836 167,029 9% Boston
Hunter Public Relations††† 20,500,000 18,417,092 11% 25 107 108 -1% 191,589 170,529 12% New York
Brodeur Partners†† 20,000,000 18,350,000 9% n/a 147 132 11% 136,054 139,015 -2% Boston
Cone Communications† 19,800,000 19,800,000 0% n/a 100 105 -5% 198,000 188,571 5% Boston
Prosek Partners 19,200,000 16,424,945 17% 30 80 67 19% 240,000 245,148 -2% New York
5W Public Relations 18,961,046 16,019,492 18% 31 112 105 7% 169,295 152,567 11% New York
M Booth 18,847,645 17,413,062 8% 28 102 93 10% 184,781 187,237 -1% New York
Shift Communications 18,444,854 18,652,825 -1% 24 135 120 13% 136,629 155,440 -12% Newton, MA
Peppercomm 16,957,821 17,637,036 -4% 27 90 88 2% 188,420 200,421 -6% New York
Steinreich Communications Group 15,750,164 13,698,097 15% 39 40 37 8% 393,754 370,219 6% Fort Lee, NJ
Cooney/Waters 15,438,041 14,020,940 10% 36 52 50 4% 296,885 280,419 6% New York
Matter Communications 14,821,000 9,747,000 52% n/a 101 78 29% 146,743 124,962 17% Newburyport, MA
Makovsky 14,500,000 14,250,000 2% 35 60 60 0% 241,667 237,500 2% New York
LaForce + Stevens 7 13,595,525 14,059,565 -3% 37 88 86 2% 154,495 163,483 -5% New York
Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications 13,189,973 9,957,467 32% 53 50 38 32% 263,799 262,039 1% Boston
RF|Binder Partners 12,600,000 12,300,000 2% 45 80 76 5% 157,500 161,842 -3% New York
Havas Formula 12,527,201 13,084,260 -4% 43 101 95 6% 124,032 137,729 -10% New York
Catalyst††† 12,000,000 9,541,893 26% 55 46 38 21% 260,870 251,102 4% New York
Eric Mower + Associates 11,968,851 11,887,278 1% 47 69 62 11% 173,462 191,730 -10% Syracuse, NY
InkHouse 9,017,618 6,383,153 41% 70 68 45 51% 132,612 141,848 -7% Waltham, MA
PAN Communications 7,800,000 6,008,000 30% 75 56 47 19% 139,286 127,830 9% Boston
451 Marketing 7,500,000 5,800,000 29% 78 77 63 22% 97,403 92,063 6% Boston
Gregory FCA 6,800,000 6,565,880 4% 65 44 42 5% 154,545 156,330 -1% Ardmore, PA
Kwittken†† 6,750,000 6,400,000 5% 69 45 40 13% 150,000 160,000 -6% New York
360 Public Relations 6,547,095 6,175,000 6% 73 41 38 8% 159,685 162,500 -2% Boston
Kellen Communications 8 6,363,729 5,539,720 15% 81 55 50 10% 115,704 110,794 4% New York
Lou Hammond & Associates 6,141,600 6,522,466 -6% 66 40 40 0% 153,540 163,062 -6% New York
Solomon McCown 4,936,650 4,196,787 18% 95 28 30 -7% 176,309 139,893 26% Boston
HealthStar PR 4,800,000 4,400,000 9% n/a 16 15 7% 300,000 293,333 2% New York
CooperKatz & Company 4,790,810 4,465,856 7% 89 31 30 3% 154,542 148,862 4% New York
We Are Social 4,760,000 2,995,073 59% n/a 50 40 25% 95,200 74,877 27% London/New York
Dukas Public Relations 4,550,000 3,741,809 22% 102 20 17 18% 227,500 220,106 3% New York
MMGY Global 3,882,649 3,435,778 13% 105 26 25 4% 149,333 137,431 9% New York
Intermarket Communications 3,815,447 4,128,335 -8% 97 15 18 -17% 254,363 229,352 11% New York
Linda Gaunt Communications 3,500,000 3,000,000 17% n/a 20 15 33% 175,000 200,000 -13% New York
Vault Communications 3,500,000 3,450,000 1% n/a 26 22 18% 134,615 156,818 -14% Plymouth Meeting, PA
Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy 3,400,000 2,882,545 18% n/a 20 18 11% 170,000 160,141 6% Philadelphia
Hawkins International Public Relations 3,400,000 2,900,000 17% n/a 25 21 19% 136,000 138,095 -2% New York
March Communications 3,400,000 2,662,332 28% 115 34 25 36% 100,000 106,493 -6% Boston
HB Agency 9 3,334,633 3,240,741 3% 110 25 21 19% 133,385 154,321 -14% Newton, MA
Kyne 10 3,150,000 2,250,000 40% 118 17 10 70% 185,294 225,000 -18% New York
Schneider Associates 3,000,000 2,700,000 11% 114 20 20 0% 150,000 135,000 11% Boston
Brownstein Group 2,200,714 1,963,512 12% n/a 12 10 20% 183,393 196,351 -7% Philadelphia
Godfrey 1,883,392 1,720,650 9% 137 13 13 0% 144,876 132,358 9% Lancaster, PA
Aspectus PR 11 1,587,409 1,442,192 10% n/a 10 8 25% 158,741 180,274 -12% London/New York
Roberts Communications 1,372,320 1,460,010 -6% 147 6 6 0% 228,720 243,335 -6% Rochester, NY
Hollywood Public Relations 1,144,371 705,979 62% 169 9 5 80% 127,152 141,196 -10% Plymouth, MA
Wise Public Relations 1,100,000 585,151 88% 175 5 5 0% 220,000 117,030 88% New York
Instinctif Partners 12 1,033,547 943,213 10% n/a 7 6 17% 147,650 157,202 -6% London/New York
WordWrite Communications 695,160 801,600 -13% 167 6 6 0% 115,860 133,600 -13% Pittsburgh

Notes

† Indicates revenue and staff figures are PRWeek estimates owing to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) or agencies declining to take part

†† Indicates revenue figures are PRWeek estimates as per † (staff numbers were provided by agency)

††† indicates only 2014 revenue is an estimate (all else was provided by agency)

1 MSLGroup's 2013 staff number was misreported last year

2 Ogilvy PR's 2013 staff number was misreported last year

3 Formerly known as Chandler Chicco Companies.

4 Zeno's 2013 staff number was updated from last year's report following an internal review at the agency.

5 Formerly known as Gibbs & Soell.

6 Racepoint's 2013 global revenue of $23,915,652 was mistakenly reported as its US revenue figure last year.

7 The 2013 revenue figure reported by LaForce + Stevens last year ($14,000,000) was rounded off. It has been updated this year to reflect exact 2013 revenue.

8 Kellen's 2013 revenue reported last year ($5,603,675) was updated after an internal review.

9 HB Agency's 2013 revenue reported last year ($3,277,000) was updated after an internal review.

10 Kyne's 2013 revenue ($2,400,000) and staff (12) figures reported last year were updated after an internal review.

11 The numbers submitted by Aspectus PR were £963,000 (2014) and £922,000 (2013). Both figures were converted from British pounds to US dollars using the Federal Reserve's average rate of exchange for each year, which was 1.6484 in 2014 and 1.5642 in 2013.

12 The numbers submitted by Instinctif Partners were £627,000 (2014) and £603,000 (2013). Both figures were converted from British pounds to US dollars using the Federal Reserve's average rate of exchange for each year, which was 1.6484 in 2014 and 1.5642 in 2013.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Would you like to post a comment?

Please Sign in or register.