Agency Business Report 2014

Report reflects change in PR as firms reshape to become integrated

The PRWeek team has been busy dissecting and analyzing the performance of 68 PR agencies.

Smarter communications: Agency Business Report 2014

Global strategies, fueled by compelling content and integrated offerings helped agencies successfully navigate a tricky 2013.

Global ambition: Agency Business Report 2014

Vast opportunities for PR firms in hot and emerging markets outweigh the challenges that come with worldwide expansion.

Lowdown: Agencies report double-digit average growth

The average revenue growth of the agencies that submitted figures for PRWeek's Agency Business Report was up slightly.

US Agency Rankings 2014

RankAgencyUS Revenue ($)
1 Edelman 450,349,686
2 Waggener Edstrom 98,270,000
3 APCO Worldwide 76,614,800
4 W2O Group 69,680,000
5 FTI Consulting 64,000,000
6 ICF SCM 48,135,325
7 MWW 46,629,000
8 ICR 43,322,436
9 Finn Partners 43,026,957
10 Ruder Finn 37,444,000

Top 10 Network Agency Revenue Estimates

Edelman 450,349,686* 740,874,796*
Weber Shandwick 430,000,000 590,000,000
FleishmanHillard 365,000,000 550,000,000
Ketchum 315,000,000 490,000,000
Burson-Marsteller 205,000,000 450,000,000
MSLGroup 185,000,000 490,000,000
Hill+Knowlton Strategies 150,000,000 380,000,000
Ogilvy PR 125,000,000 300,000,000
GolinHarris 110,000,000 165,000,000
Porter Novelli 100,000,000 140,000,000

*Figures formally submitted to PRWeek for agency rankings. Other figures are PRWeek estimates for 2013.

About this Report

The PRWeek Agency Business Report is produced annually. It includes profiles of PR firms and agency rankings, which are determined by the companies’ annual PR revenues.

In 2015, for the first time, PRWeek is truly globalizing its Agency Business Report. PRWeek will profile selected firms online and in the May 2015 US and UK print issues. Click here to submit your agency, or email questions to

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