US Agency Rankings 2015: South

The top PR firms in the South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central states

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

South: South Atlantic, East South Central, West South 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
ICF SCM 1 75,253,484.00 48,135,325.00 56% 6 392 280 40% 191,973 171,912 12% Fairfax, VA
APCO Worldwide 69,073,200.00 76,614,800.00 -10% 3 266 295 -10% 259,674 259,711 0% Washington, DC
Newlink Group 33,000,000 15,900,000 108% 32 90 85 6% 366,667 187,059 96% Miami
French | West | Vaughan 2 18,753,747 18,801,845 0% 23 87 97 -10% 215,560 193,833 11% Raleigh, NC
Levick Strategic Communications 17,231,618 12,273,537 40% 46 64 46 39% 269,244 266,816 1% Washington, DC
Jackson Spalding 3 16,245,653 13,583,052 20% 44 115 96 20% 141,267 141,490 0% Atlanta
Mitchell Communications Group 15,900,000 15,000,000 6% 34 75 85 -12% 212,000 176,471 20% Fayetteville, AR
Imre 13,400,000 13,300,000 1% 42 87 85 2% 154,023 156,471 -2% Sparks, MD
The Zimmerman Agency 12,200,000 11,000,000 11% 50 52 52 0% 234,615 211,538 11% Tallahassee, FL
Crosby 10,986,305 7,645,873 44% 60 49 42 17% 224,210 182,045 23% Annapolis, MD
ReviveHealth 8,700,000 5,300,000 64% 85 44 24 83% 197,727 220,833 -10% Nashville, TN
Podesta Group 8,181,127 7,374,124 11% 63 18 17 6% 454,507 433,772 5% Washington, DC
Spectrum Science Communications 8,100,000 6,250,000 30% 71 35 35 0% 231,429 178,571 30% Washington, DC
Dodge Communications 7,114,503 7,363,645 -3% 64 53 51 4% 134,236 144,385 -7% Alpharetta, GA
McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations 6,764,064 5,605,768 21% 80 60 57 5% 112,734 98,347 15% Nashville, TN
Pierpont Communications 6,434,096 5,831,496 10% 76 38 30 27% 169,318 194,383 -13% Houston
rbb Public Relations 6,401,985 5,810,104 10% 77 38 33 15% 168,473 176,064 -4% Miami
LDWWgroup 5,468,960 3,311,000 65% n/a 10 8 25% 546,896 413,875 32% Dallas
Sachs Media Group 5,130,720 4,245,863 21% 94 25 22 14% 205,229 192,994 6% Tallahassee, FL
Saxum 4 5,097,697 4,410,058 16% 82 46 36 28% 110,220 122,502 -10% Oklahoma City
HCK2 Partners 4,800,000 4,100,000 17% n/a 40 37 8% 120,000 110,811 8% Addison, TX
Story Partners 4,500,000 3,500,000 29% n/a 20 13 54% 225,000 269,231 -16% Washington, DC
Siegenthaler Public Relations 4,292,000 3,810,135 13% 101 29 26 12% 148,000 146,544 1% Nashville, TN
Moore Communications Group 4,223,940 4,295,584 -2% 93 34 27 26% 124,234 159,096 -22% Tallahassee, FL
Adfero 4,005,000 4,624,000 -13% 88 28 31 -10% 143,036 149,161 -4% Washington, DC
70kft 3,927,467 3,251,230 21% n/a 38 22 73% 103,354 147,783 -30% Dallas
Agenda 5 3,744,655 3,393,028 10% 109 26 25 4% 144,025 135,721 6% Washington, DC
RockOrange 3,600,000 3,200,000 13% 111 23 21 10% 156,522 152,381 3% Miami
Stanton Communications 3,500,000 4,444,719 -21% 90 18 18 0% 194,444 246,929 -21% Washington, DC
BRG Communications 3,478,600 3,403,505 2% 106 18 18 0% 193,256 189,084 2% Alexandria, VA
The DeBerry Group 3,405,520 3,155,705 8% n/a 12 9 33% 283,793 350,634 -19% San Antonio, TX
Trevelino/Keller 6 3,342,500 2,889,000 16% 113 19 17 12% 175,921 169,941 4% Atlanta
JeffreyGroup 7 3,147,387 5,322,950 -41% 84 10 28 -64% 314,739 190,105 66% Miami
3A/Worldwide 3,120,000 1,748,000 78% n/a 24 16 50% 130,000 109,250 19% Miami
Sway Public Relations 2,571,566 1,794,210 43% 135 15 14 7% 171,438 128,158 34% Miami
Cooksey Communications 2,071,417 1,862,954 11% 133 12 10 20% 172,618 186,295 -7% Irving, TX
The Hodges Partnership 2,033,497 1,968,900 3% 128 17 16 6% 119,617 123,056 -3% Richmond, VA
archer>malmo 2,000,000 2,085,000 -4% 126 18 18 0% 111,111 115,833 -4% Memphis, TN
Ink Public Relations 1,900,000 1,490,000 28% n/a 15 9 67% 126,667 165,556 -23% Austin, TX
M/C/C 1,700,000 1,700,000 0% 138 30 30 0% 56,667 56,667 0% Dallas
Ward 1,672,863 1,315,783 27% n/a 9 8 13% 185,874 164,473 13% Bellaire, TX
Arrow 1,400,000 1,300,000 8% n/a 8 8 0% 175,000 162,500 8% Austin, TX
Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations 1,357,207 1,314,129 3% 151 11 9 22% 123,382 146,014 -15% Louisville, KY
TransMedia Group 1,300,000 1,345,145 -3% 150 12 12 0% 108,333 112,095 -3% Boca Raton, FL

Notes

1 ICF's 2014 numbers incorporate revenue from Olson Engage, which it acquired in late 2014

2 In April 2014, French | West | Vaughan sold Regan Williams Licensing Group. Its eight employees left the firm as part of that transaction.

3 Jackson Spalding's 2013 revenue figure (reported as $12,632,239 last year) has been restated to reflect what was reported in its 2013 Independent Auditor's Report.

4 In last year's ABR, Saxum's gross revenue of $5,519,983 was reported. The number was updated this year to correctly reflect 2013 US GAAP revenue.

5 Agenda's 2013 revenue figure submitted last year - $3,300,000 - was a rounded-off figure that has been updated this year to reflect exact revenue.

6 After an internal review, Trevelino/Keller's 2013 revenue was updated slightly from last year's reported figure of $2,751,000.

7 Decreases in revenue and staff are largely attributed to the January 2014 spinoff of JeffreyGroup's US Hispanic practice to form Pinta, a now-separate sister company.

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