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PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Consumer PR rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Consumer PR rankings

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W and Havas make moves in the top ten, during a brutal year for the sector as a whole. Our consumer PR breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: B2B comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: B2B comms rankings

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Octopus retains top spot, while two more agencies storm into the top three. Our B2B breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: HQ outside London

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: HQ outside London

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The top of the table remains familiar, while just two agencies in the top ten post positive revenue growth. Our listing of agencies with their HQ outside London reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Technology PR rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Technology PR rankings

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Brands2Life holds on at the summit as just a handful of agencies show revenue rises among the top ten. Our sector breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Affairs comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Affairs comms rankings

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BECG has stormed to the top of our list, while two top-five agencies record double-digit negative growth. Our public affairs breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Healthcare comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Healthcare comms rankings

There's a new name at the top of the table and some big revenue rises in a sector bucking the trend. Our healthcare communications breakout table reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Independent PR agency rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Independent PR agency rankings

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Brunswick leapfrogs Edelman for top spot, while Real Chemistry is a strong new entrant into the top 10. Our table of independent agencies reveals all...

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Bubbling Under

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Bubbling Under

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

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Sector comms rankings

PRWeek UK Top 150 2021: Public Sector comms rankings

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Four comfortably remains in top spot, while Lansons and Liquid post significant revenue hikes. Our public sector breakout table reveals all...

Features & analysis

PRWeek Top 150: Agency gender balance changes little

PRWeek Top 150: Agency gender balance changes little

The gender balance across UK PR agencies was almost unchanged in 2020, with women accounting for c.50 per cent of board members and just under two thirds of the overall workforce, research by PRWeek suggests.

PRWeek Top 150: One in three agencies surrender accounts as clients demand more

PRWeek Top 150: One in three agencies surrender accounts as clients demand more

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Almost two thirds of UK PR agency bosses think clients were more demanding in 2020, says new research that also shows why some agencies ditched their clients last year.

PRWeek Top 150: Tech PR 'reached saturation' but optimism grows

PRWeek Top 150: Tech PR 'reached saturation' but optimism grows

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2020 was a mixed picture for specialist tech PR agencies and tech practices, with several - including some of the biggest - seeing falling revenue while others experienced decent growth. Four key players share their views.

PRWeek Top 150: COVID-19 hits project work

PRWeek Top 150: COVID-19 hits project work

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Most UK PR agencies increased the proportion of their revenue derived from retained accounts in 2020, with many saying project work was harder to come by amid the downturn, new research suggests.

PRWeek Top 150: 'B2B is supercharged right now'

PRWeek Top 150: 'B2B is supercharged right now'

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Several major B2B specialist PR agencies experienced strong growth in 2020 as the demands of the pandemic brought new challenges for businesses. Four key players in the UK market discuss the year gone by and look to the future.

PRWeek Top 150: Media relations, crisis comms, content - agencies reveal investment priorities

PRWeek Top 150: Media relations, crisis comms, content - agencies reveal investment priorities

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As part of the Top 150 Consultancies Report, PRWeek asks agencies about where they plan to focus investments in their businesses.

PRWeek Top 150: Seven in 10 UK agencies use furlough

PRWeek Top 150: Seven in 10 UK agencies use furlough

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As part of the Top 150 project, PRWeek asked agencies about their use of furlough during the pandemic.

PRWeek Top 150: Recruitment, fees... Brexit? Agencies reveal biggest challenges

PRWeek Top 150: Recruitment, fees... Brexit? Agencies reveal biggest challenges

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As part of the Top 150 Consultancies Report, PRWeek finds out what the biggest challenges for agencies are, as they look ahead to the rest of the year.

PRWeek Top 150: Healthcare agencies battle pandemic disruption to deliver client needs

PRWeek Top 150: Healthcare agencies battle pandemic disruption to deliver client needs

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Ashfield Health – which includes Mind+Matter, Galliard and Incisive Health – shot to the top of this year’s healthcare rankings with nearly 10 per cent growth, putting clear blue water between itself and second-placed Weber Shandwick.

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

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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 Top 150: Rents fall for one in four agencies amid caution on closures and openings

PRWeek Top 150: Rents fall for one in four agencies amid caution on closures and openings

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What happened to office rental costs across 2020? PRWeek UK's Top 150 Consultancies project has the data.

PRWeek UK Top 150: Which agencies grew the fastest?

PRWeek UK Top 150: Which agencies grew the fastest?

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PRWeek reveals which UK Top 150 agencies with UK revenue over £3m grew the fastest in 2020 – ranked by both overall and organic growth.

PRWeek Top 150: A year of 'purpose, pause and pivot' in consumer PR as agencies battle unprecedented decline

PRWeek Top 150: A year of 'purpose, pause and pivot' in consumer PR as agencies battle unprecedented decline

If 2019 was a ‘golden age’ of consumer PR, 2020 was a sobering correction with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the revenues of consumer PR agencies.

From the editor-in-chief: Many PR firms were more profitable in 2020 but can that be maintained in 2021?

From the editor-in-chief: Many PR firms were more profitable in 2020 but can that be maintained in 2021?

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PRWeek Top 150: Pitching activity holds up in 2020

PRWeek Top 150: Pitching activity holds up in 2020

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There was no let up in pitching activity in 2020 for most UK PR agencies, with more than half taking part in more or the same number of pitches compared to 2019, new research shows.

From the UK editor: Top 150 - opportunity knocks after year of 'no normal'

From the UK editor: Top 150 - opportunity knocks after year of 'no normal'

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PRWeek Top 150 overview: Revenue slides, but optimism reigns for 2021

PRWeek Top 150 overview: Revenue slides, but optimism reigns for 2021

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The 2021 incarnation of PRWeek’s annual Top 150 UK Consultancies table reveals the impact on the comms sector of the tumultuous events of 2020; a year that will be forever remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic.

PRWeek Top 150: Bumpy year as pandemic places spotlight on public sector

PRWeek Top 150: Bumpy year as pandemic places spotlight on public sector

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Four Communications continued its dominance and retained poll position, opening an even wider lead against its nearest rivals in PRWeek's public sector rankings.

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's Executive Summary of the Top 150 UK Consultancies Report is a digital download, exclusively available for subscribers.

PRWeek Top 150: One in five UK PR agencies have no BME employees

PRWeek Top 150: One in five UK PR agencies have no BME employees

One in five UK PR agencies employ no non-white staff at all, with the average agency workforce 11.5 per cent non-white in 2020, new research from PRWeek suggests.

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