Top 25 Healthcare PR 2005: Top 25 in healthcare PR

Substantial fee increases for most companies listed reflect a

buoyant market

TOP 25

Healthcare PR fee Total PR % of

Rank Company income (pounds) Char fee Staff fee Location

04 03 % (pounds) income

1 MediTech

Media 9,837,115 8,050,832 22 9,837,115 157 100 London

2 Chandler

Chicco

Agency 3,307,868 2,458,621 34 3,307,868 31 100 London

3 Ruder Finn

UK 3,024,816 2,437,859 24 3,716,712 50 81 London

4 Munro &

Forster

Comms* 2,937,382 3,462,000 -15 3,229,928 59 91 London

5 Edelman* 2,868,000 2,790,000 3 13,493,906 167 21 London

6 Galliard

Healthcare

Comms 2,802,942 2,464,283 18 2,802,942 23 100 London

7 Red Door

Comms 2,456,241 1,828,725 34 2,456,241 27 100 London

8 Medicom

Group 2,095,300 1,677,800 25 2,095,300 21 100 Surrey

9 Resolute

Comms 2,082,316 1,088,819 91 2,082,316 25 100 London

10 Atlas Media

Group 1,561,969 1,335,055 17 1,916,629 26 82 Leeds

11 Virgo

Health PR 1,308,443 1,308,443 18 100 Surrey

12 Nexus Comms

Group* 1,308,000 - 3,601,000 56 36 London

13 Jago

Pearce*(1) 1,225,000 - 1,225,000 21 100 Herts

14 Avenue

HKM 1,152,447 - 2,304,895 30 50 London

15 HSD Comms 1,030,264 - 1,184,212 20 87 Herts

16 Pegasus

Public

Relations 826,550 711,979 16 1,006,256 21 82 W.Sussex

17 Myriad

Public

Relations 758,088 880,825 -14 1,188,652 65 64 Cambs

18 NorthBank

Comm 678,844 595,456 14 821,987 85 83 London

19 Ashley Comm 549,532 1,071,806 -49 1,099,064 11 50 Herts

20 Media

Strategy 537,818 370,921 45 1,736,135 22 31 London

21 The Red

Con-

sultancy* 524,154 480,561 9 8,654,815 114 6 London

22 Healthcare

Solutions 424,000 358,873 18 424,000 5 100 Surrey

23 Grayling

*(2) 415,000 - 6,854,700 84 6 London

24 Clear Comms 281,898 - 880,934 9 32 London

25 Portfolio

Group* 281,898 275,295 2 4,461,781 58 6 London

All figures relate to year ended December 2004.

Fee income = PR fees plus mark up.

* Denotes PRCA member

(1) No figures were reported for last year.

(2) No fee income or staff figures for 2003 as it was part of Havas.

SARBANES-OXLEY ACT

PR companies owned by Omnicom, Interpublic, WPP, Grey, Havas and

Publicis have not entered the league tables. Companies affected include:

Athena Medical PR, Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe, Porter Novelli,

Fleishman-Hillard, GCI/APCO, Hill & Knowlton, Ketchum, Medical Action

Communications, Manning Selvage & Lee, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, The Shire

Health Group and Weber Shandwick

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