PRWeek UK Top 150: Technology PR rankings 2016

The UK's top technology PR agencies generated £74m in revenue during the past 12 months.

Technology PR continued to thrive in the UK during 2015, with 24 out of these 34 agencies generating at least 50 per cent of their income from the sector. Edelman's technology team topped the rankings, bringing in just under £9m worth of business in 12 months.

Brands2Life (+17 per cent) and Lewis (+20 per cent) experienced the biggest growth out of the top 10 agencies, while business slowed down for Hotwire (-6 per cent) and Nelson Bostock Group (-4 per cent).

Click for the full PRWeek Top 150 UK rankings, Consumer PR rankings and read our full in-depth analysis of the UK PR sector during 2015.

PRWeek Top 150 UK PR Consultancies: Technology Rankings 2016*

Rank

In Top 150

Company

Tech revenue 2015 (£k)

Tech revenue 2014 (£k)

% change

Total revenue (£k)

% of revenue

PR staff 2015

Location

1

1

Edelman

8,994

8,847

2

55,904

16

474

London

2

23

Brands2Life

7,658

6,573

17

11,561

66

123

London

3

36

Hotwire (1)

7,160

7,639

-6

7,160

100

70

London

4

51

Octopus Group

4,297

3,911

10

4,774

90

65

London

5

38

Lewis

4,209

3,500

20

6,577

64

84

London

6

31

Nelson Bostock Group (2)

3,938

4,082

-4

7,866

50

88

London

7

59

Berkeley PR International

3,933

3,933

0

4,140

95

63

Berkshire

8

56

Text100

3,260

-

-

4,322

75

74

London

9

64

WE  Communications (3)

3,241

3,132

3

3,992

81

43

London

10

90

The Whiteoaks Consultancy

2,503

2,563

-2

2,503

100

29

Surrey

11

22

The Red Consultancy

2,303

2,258

2

12,800

18

124

London

12

99

Touchdown PR

2,293

1,502

53

2,293

100

23

Surrey

13

40

3 Monkeys Communications (4)

2,293

2,189

5

6,034

38

62

London

14

106

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

2,046

1,815

13

2,046

100

18

London

15

86

Ccgroup

2,009

2,370

-15

2,625

77

21

London

16

112

Finn Partners

1,805

1,604

13

1,933

93

26

London

17

119

Chameleon

1,663

1,516

10

1,663

100

16

London

18

120

Marlin PR

1,640

1,298

26

1,640

100

22

London

19

121

Babel PR

1,604

1,469

9

1,604

100

16

London

20

131

Spark Communications

1,323

Undisclosed

n/a

1,323

100

15

London

21

65

Seven Hills

1,306

1,069

22

3,956

33

45

London

22

27

Newgate Communications

1,280

748

71

9,322

14

67

London

23

135

TopLine Comms

1,159

849

37

1,198

97

17

London

24

41

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

1,009

568

78

5,937

17

65

London

25

144

Proactive International PR

1,004

876

15

1,088

92

16

W Sussex

26

132

Kwittken

986

988

0

1,308

75

15

London

27

37

PrettyGreen

967

n/a

n/a

6,967

14

42

London

28

-

Clarity PR

958

1,044

-8

958

100

15

London

29

-

Six Degrees 

952

800

19

952

100

11

Berkshire

30

73

Hope&Glory 

925

776

19

3,304

28

39

London

31

Iseepr

851

698

22

851

100

11

W Yorkshire

32

123

Propeller Group

798

614

30

1,596

50

17

London

33

Ballou PR

796

638

25

796

100

7

London

34

133

Flame PR

740

472

57

1,234

60

19

London

Notes:

Primarily independent agencies. Few group-owned agencies submitted figures

*Updated on 6 June 2016

1 Hotwire includes 33 Digital

2 Nelson Bostock Group includes Nelson Bostock Unlimited, Fever and Things Unlimited

3 Previously known as Waggener Edstrom Communications

4 3 Monkeys merged with Zeno in 2016

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