US Agency Rankings 2015: Midwest

The top PR firms in the Midwest

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

Midwest: East North Central and West North Central states

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
Edelman 482,100,000.00 450,349,686.00 7% 1 2569 2443 5% 187,661 184,343 2% Chicago
FleishmanHillard† 400,000,000.00 365,000,000.00 10% n/a 1750 1700 3% 228,571 214,706 6% St. Louis
Golin†† 117,700,000.00 110,000,000.00 7% n/a 650 600 8% 181,077 183,333 -1% Chicago
PadillaCRT 31,625,000 32,333,400 -2% 12 185 192 -4% 170,946 168,403 2% Minneapolis
Marcus Thomas 20,820,000 18,157,527 15% 26 136 140 -3% 153,088 129,697 18% Cleveland
Fahlgren Mortine 1 18,616,471 13,531,971 38% 41 104 74 41% 179,005 182,864 -2% Columbus, OH
Spong†† 17,300,000 16,000,000 8% n/a 60 60 0% 288,333 266,667 8% Minneapolis
Imagination 2 14,822,707 13,593,000 9% 40 86 88 -2% 172,357 154,466 12% Chicago
Bader Rudder Associates 13,922,858 13,808,600 1% 38 80 80 0% 174,036 172,608 1% Brookfield, WI
Current Lifestyle Marketing 10,309,000 9,897,889 4% 54 49 49 0% 210,388 201,998 4% Chicago
Exponent Public Relations 9,982,000 8,840,000 13% 56 54 52 4% 184,852 170,000 9% Minneapolis
FoodMinds 8,072,494 6,432,640 25% 68 29 23 26% 278,362 279,680 0% Chicago
Airfoil 7,170,140 7,382,549 -3% 62 57 59 -3% 125,792 125,128 1% Southfield, MI
Lambert, Edwards & Associates 6,840,000 6,188,000 11% 72 44 40 10% 155,455 154,700 0% Grand Rapids, MI
Greentarget Global Group 6,234,553 5,420,914 15% n/a 32 32 0% 194,830 169,404 15% Chicago
Tunheim 4,960,000 3,821,462 30% 99 26 25 4% 190,769 152,858 25% Minneapolis
Walker Sands Communications 4,550,743 3,811,380 19% 100 44 42 5% 103,426 90,747 14% Chicago
Standing Partnership 3,824,984 3,704,065 3% 103 24 27 -11% 159,374 137,188 16% St. Louis
Crossroads 3,768,314 3,331,926 13% 107 19 15 27% 198,332 222,128 -11% Kansas City, MO
R/P Marketing Public Relations 3,270,798 3,611,428 -9% 104 25 25 -1% 131,357 143,311 -8% Holland, OH
Beehive PR 2,925,000 2,046,346 43% n/a 10 11 -9% 292,500 186,031 57% St. Paul, MN
O'Reilly DePalma 2,340,000 1,968,000 19% n/a 8 7 14% 292,500 281,143 4% Frankfort, IL
O'Malley Hansen Communications 1,695,000 1,655,000 2% 141 14 12 17% 125,556 143,913 -13% Chicago
Nelson Schmidt 1,382,138 1,185,800 17% 156 6 6 0% 230,356 197,633 17% Milwaukee, WI
Lola Red 1,250,000 1,000,000 25% 162 14 10 40% 89,286 100,000 -11% Minneapolis
Miller Brooks 1,120,475 1,307,458 -14% 152 9 10 -10% 124,497 130,746 -5% Zionsville, IN
Bianchi Public Relations 854,307 1,030,707 -17% 161 8 8 0% 106,788 128,838 -17% Troy, MI

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)

1 Fahlgren Mortine's 2014 numbers incorporate revenue from Turner PR, which the agency purchased at the start of 2014.

2 Imagination's 2013 US staff number was updated from the 94 we reported last year to 88 this year. Last year's figure mistakenly included temporary employees.

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