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PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: B2B comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: B2B comms rankings

Octopus Group is the new name at the summit, while Square in the Air, Blue and The PR Network enjoy stellar gains in the top 10. Our B2B breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Public Affairs comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Public Affairs comms rankings

Cicero – now part of Havas – is clear at the summit, while top-ten shops FTI, Grayling and Interel enjoy double-digit growth. Our public affairs breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: HQ outside London

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: HQ outside London

Again the 'big three' retain their 2019 positions, while Smarts, Touchdown and Stripe all post 20 per cent-plus revenue growth. Our listing of agencies with their HQ outside London reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Technology PR rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Technology PR rankings

A shakeup at the summit as Brands2Life leapfrogs both Edelman and Weber to take the top spot, while several top ten shops make stellar gains. Our sector breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Consumer PR rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Consumer PR rankings

Freuds consolidates top spot with 21 per cent growth, while W is the only other top ten agency with a double-digit increase in revenue. Our consumer PR breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150: Independent PR agency rankings 2020

PRWeek UK Top 150: Independent PR agency rankings 2020

Edelman keeps the top spot, but Brunswick and Freuds close the gap and Headland and Media Zoo are among the fastest risers. Our table of independent agencies reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Public Sector comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Public Sector comms rankings

Four's strong performance cements top spot, while Liquid, LOTUS and Freshwater also enjoy significant revenue boosts. Our public sector breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Bubbling Under

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Bubbling Under

Just outside the Top 150, there have been some notable consultancy success stories. Our Bubbling Under table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Healthcare comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Healthcare comms rankings

Weber Shandwick and Syneos retained the top spots, while W20 Group leapt to third. Our healthcare communications breakout table reveals all...

Features & analysis

Read PRWeek's Executive Summary of the Top 150 UK Consultancies Report 2020

Read PRWeek's Executive Summary of the Top 150 UK Consultancies Report 2020

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PRWeek UK Top 150: Average profit margin rises, but fewer agencies are in the high-margin zone

PRWeek UK Top 150: Average profit margin rises, but fewer agencies are in the high-margin zone

Procurement-led pitches and staffing costs continue to place pressure on the profit margins of the Top 150 UK consultancies, comprehensive analysis reveals. The average is up, but there has been a downward trend at the top end of the margin scale.

PRWeek UK Top 150: New name tops tech PR table

PRWeek UK Top 150: New name tops tech PR table

Brands2Life leapfrogged Weber Shandwick and Edelman to the top spot in PRWeek's Technology PR rankings table.

PRWeek UK Top 150: Media relations and content production are highest priority investment areas

PRWeek UK Top 150: Media relations and content production are highest priority investment areas

Digital content production and media relations are the two top-priority areas of investment for the industry, a survey of agency bosses for PRWeek’s Top 150 project – conducted before the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the UK – has found.

PRWeek UK Top 150: ‘Consumer PR has taken an evolutionary leap in 2019’

PRWeek UK Top 150: ‘Consumer PR has taken an evolutionary leap in 2019’

For many, 2019 was a golden age of consumer PR with agencies of greater strategic importance to clients looking to do more on new platforms and become more culturally relevant.

PRWeek UK Top 150 overview: Growth remained buoyant in 2019 ahead of COVID-19 crisis

PRWeek UK Top 150 overview: Growth remained buoyant in 2019 ahead of COVID-19 crisis

Last year was the ninth consecutive year of near-double-digit growth, suggesting the comms industry is robust enough to recover quickly after the pandemic.

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Which agencies grew the fastest?

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Which agencies grew the fastest?

PRWeek reveals which UK Top 150 agencies grew the fastest in the 2019 calendar year – ranked by both overall and organic growth.

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Agencies pitched more in 2019

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Agencies pitched more in 2019

PR agencies increased the number of pitches they undertook last year, while the average win rate also increased slightly, according to research for PRWeek's UK Top 150 Consultancies project.

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Mergers and acquisitions still in play after 2019 uplift

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: Mergers and acquisitions still in play after 2019 uplift

Continued political instability didn't stop the growth of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK PR sector in 2019, and there are signs that activity will continue this year despite the coronavirus as investors seek out specialist skills.

PRWeek UK Top 150 Consultancies: Slow progress on ethnic diversity

PRWeek UK Top 150 Consultancies: Slow progress on ethnic diversity

UK PR agencies made modest progress towards ethnic diversity in 2019, although almost 90 per cent of the sector's workforce was white at the year-end.

PRWeek Top 150: B2B 'stepping out of the shadows' after 'fast and furious' 2019

PRWeek Top 150: B2B 'stepping out of the shadows' after 'fast and furious' 2019

Octopus wrapped its tentacles around the top spot in this year's B2B agency rankings. Here's what some key players make of trading in the sector in 2019, and their thoughts on the future.

PRWeek Top 150: Brexit and political uncertainty drive growth in public affairs agency rankings

PRWeek Top 150: Brexit and political uncertainty drive growth in public affairs agency rankings

There have been some big changes in the public affairs agency rankings since last year’s table was published: Cicero, now owned by Havas PR, retains the top spot but Portland returns to the rankings for the first time since 2018 to take second place.

PRWeek UK Top 150: New office openings slow for UK agencies

PRWeek UK Top 150: New office openings slow for UK agencies

UK PR agencies continued to open offices on these shores and overseas in 2019, although expansion was less prolific than in recent years, research for the PRWeek UK Top 150 Consultancies table suggests.

PRWeek UK Top 150: Changes at the top in healthcare rankings as relevance climbs agenda

PRWeek UK Top 150: Changes at the top in healthcare rankings as relevance climbs agenda

The top agencies by revenue in healthcare comms shifted dramatically last year.

PRWeek UK Top 150: New office openings slow for UK agencies

PRWeek UK Top 150: New office openings slow for UK agencies

UK PR agencies continued to open offices on these shores and overseas in 2019, although expansion was less prolific than in recent years, research for the PRWeek UK Top 150 Consultancies table suggests.

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: 'Average gender split on boards favours women'

PRWeek UK Top 150 2020: 'Average gender split on boards favours women'

The gender balance on PR agency boards on average now marginally favours women – albeit with some caveats – according to research for PRWeek's UK Top 150 Consultancies project.

PRWeek Top 150: Changes in public sector rankings as budgets contract and scrutiny increases

PRWeek Top 150: Changes in public sector rankings as budgets contract and scrutiny increases

Four Communications maintained its dominance for the second year running to keep the top spot, with clear blue water between the agency and its nearest rival in the sector.

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