US Agency Rankings 2015: West

The top PR firms across the US Western region

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

West: Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific 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
Waggener Edstrom Communications 87,548,000.00 98,270,000.00 -11% 2 496 567 -13% 176,508 173,316 2% Bellevue, WA
W2O Group 75,670,030.00 69,680,000.00 9% 4 365 366 0% 207,315 190,383 9% San Francisco
PMK-BNC†† 62,150,000.00 55,000,000.00 13% n/a 250 226 11% 248,600 243,363 2% Los Angeles
Allison+Partners 31,740,000 28,093,000 13% 14 196 160 23% 161,939 175,581 -8% San Francisco
Lewis PR 1 27,935,000 18,790,000 49% 22 156 145 8% 179,071 129,586 38% London/San Francisco
The OutCast Agency 25,000,000 21,000,000 19% 19 99 87 14% 252,525 241,379 5% San Francisco
Citizen Relations 2 16,345,431 15,550,586 5% 33 67 60 12% 243,962 259,176 -6% Los Angeles
Spark Public Relations 15,300,000 11,324,534 35% 49 63 50 26% 242,857 226,491 7% San Francisco
LaunchSquad 14,062,803 11,341,707 24% 48 106 96 10% 132,668 118,143 12% San Francisco
ROI Communication 13,001,553 9,579,729 36% n/a 81 71 14% 160,513 134,926 19% Scotts Valley, CA
Davies 9,992,391 10,980,050 -9% 51 31 35 -11% 322,335 313,716 3% Santa Barbara, CA
Eastwick 9,600,000 7,620,083 26% 61 53 43 23% 181,132 177,211 2% San Francisco
Highwire Public Relations 8,208,694 6,022,256 36% 74 42 36 17% 195,445 167,285 17% San Francisco
Murphy O'Brien 3 7,518,485 8,820,700 -15% 57 49 49 0% 153,438 180,014 -15% Los Angeles
PRR 7,323,170 6,513,003 12% 67 72 66 9% 101,711 98,682 3% Seattle
Bateman Group 6,700,000 4,400,000 52% 91 50 30 67% 134,000 146,667 -9% San Francisco
Singer Associates 6,658,905 5,063,344 32% 86 16 16 0% 416,182 316,459 32% San Francisco
The Brand Amp 5,642,680 5,562,749 1% n/a 35 27 30% 161,219 206,028 -22% Seal Beach, CA
Cerrell Associates 5,012,662 4,001,072 25% n/a 23 22 5% 217,942 181,867 20% Los Angeles
Linhart Public Relations 4,815,119 5,481,205 -12% 83 27 31 -13% 178,338 176,813 1% Denver
J Public Relations 4,805,100 3,325,463 44% 108 37 29 28% 129,868 114,671 13% San Diego
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker 4 4,154,229 4,041,232 3% 96 23 22 5% 180,619 183,692 -2% San Diego
Lane 3,846,887 4,109,561 -6% 98 26 26 0% 147,957 158,060 -6% Portland, OR
GroundFloor Media 3,546,887 3,570,956 -1% n/a 17 15 13% 208,640 238,064 -12% Denver
Konnect Public Relations 3,229,239 2,341,603 38% 122 36 26 38% 89,701 90,062 0% Los Angeles
Nyhus Communications 3,200,000 4,390,000 -27% 92 19 20 -5% 168,421 219,500 -23% Seattle
Fiona Hutton & Associates 3,078,543 2,314,980 33% n/a 9 9 0% 342,060 257,220 33% Los Angeles
Westbound Communications 2,664,000 2,391,000 11% 119 15 14 7% 177,600 170,786 4% Orange, CA
McGrath Power 2,367,721 2,549,051 -7% 116 13 16 -19% 182,132 159,316 14% San Jose, CA
JMPR Public Relations 5 2,362,290 2,134,517 11% 121 17 17 0% 138,958 125,560 11% Woodland Hills, CA
Blaze Public Relations 1,773,264 1,676,510 6% 140 11 10 10% 161,206 167,651 -4% Santa Monica, CA
Castillo & Ruig Communications 1,262,040 994,200 27% 163 9 8 13% 140,227 124,275 13% Santa Monica, CA

Notes

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

1 Lewis PR's US revenue and staff numbers reported last year – $19,000,000 and 140, respectively – were updated after an internal review.

2 The 2013 US revenue figure reported by Citizen Relations last year ($15,552,096) was in Canadian dollars. In addition, due to an internal review, that 2013 revenue figure was updated this year to $16,017,104 ($CAN). The 2014 revenue figure submitted this year was also $18,050,260 ($CAN). The 2014 revenue figure was converted to US dollars using the Federal Reserve's 2014 average rate of exchange (1.1043). The 2013 revenue figure was converted to US dollars using the Federal Reserve's 2013 average rate of exchange (1.03)

3 Murphy O'Brien's 2013 revenue reported last year ($8,818,200) was updated after an internal review.

4 After an internal review, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker's 2013 revenue was adjusted slightly from the $4,136,448 reported last year.

5 JMPR's 2013 revenue reported last year ($2,356,676) was updated after an internal review.

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