Top 150 rankings reveal soaring agency growth

This year’s PR Week Top 150 League Tables reveal the most dramatic industry growth since the recession.

This year’s PR Week Top 150 League Tables reveal the most dramatic

industry growth since the recession.



Overall fee income rose by a phenomenal 21 per cent in 1996 from pounds

290 million to pounds 350 million - six per cent up on the increases

over the previous two years.



Shandwick, headed in the UK by Colin Trusler, continues to dominate the

league tables with an eight per cent growth in fee income to pounds 24.2

million, while Lowe Bell Communications holds on to the number two

slot.



However, Countrywide Porter Novelli was knocked from third position by

Hill and Knowlton, which recorded a 34 per cent growth in fee

income.



Ludgate also entered the major league at number ten this year with fee

income of pounds 6.5 million.



Other top performers included The Red Consultancy, which emerged as the

fastest growing agency of 1996 with a 129 per cent rise in fee income to

pounds 1.8 million and Lexis PR which overtook Freud Communications as

the top performer of the past five years.



Supplement inside.



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