Agency Business Report 2014
For 360 Public Relations, last year was about expanding into new areas while redoubling efforts in successful practices.
Allison+Partners' US revenue increased 21.8% year over year.
APCO Worldwide celebrated its 30th year in business in 2014.
Relevance took on new meaning at Brodeur Partners in 2013.
Burson-Marsteller's revenue was flat in the US and globally in 2013, but the firm found many reasons for optimism.
Acquired by IMG Worldwide in late 2012, last year was Catalyst's first full year under the IMG umbrella.
After a difficult 2012, Chandler Chicco increased overall revenue by 1% in 2013, though it was down 5% in the US.
At the start of 2014, Citizen Relations was renamed from Citizen Paine.
Global revenue for Cohn & Wolfe climbed 1.8% last year, while its US revenue was flat.
Cone Communications' Bill Fleishman was promoted to CEO last year when his predecessor Jens Bang was elevated to chairman.
Losing long-term client Sanofi Pasteur led to a 2013 revenue drop for Cooney/Waters of roughly 26% to just more than $14 million.
Coyne PR ended 2013 with flat year-over-year revenue at $20 million.
Just 18 months after expanding its footprint into Asia and Europe, DeVries Global has seen significant growth overseas.
DKC's revenue climbed a solid 11% last year to $36.5 million, following a 20% gain in 2012.
Edelman crossed the threshold of employing more than 5,000 people in 2013 and continued on its global growth path.
Eric Mower + Associates snapped its two-year streak of double-digit growth in 2013.
Fahlgren Mortine posted organic growth of 9.1% in 2013 for revenue of $13.5 million.
Finn Partners' US revenue was up 62% versus 2012.
FleishmanHillard spent much of the past year reshaping itself as a "complete communications company" following its rebranding.
Formula PR experienced top-line growth in 2013.
French | West | Vaughan had modest expectations last year for Q1, but was surprised by an upswing in business in the first five months of the year.
FTI Consulting's strategic communications unit reported a 1% decline in global revenue last year, as well as a 23% drop in pre-tax profits.
Revenue was up 14.8% to $22.5 million for Gibbs & Soell, making 2013 the second consecutive year of record revenue for the firm.
Global Strategy Group had a remarkable 2012 thanks to the presidential race as its revenue increased 62% from the prior year.
GolinHarris continued to pick up momentum in 2013 with US revenue growth of 10.5%, compared to a 5.2% uptick in 2012.
In September, 20-year agency veteran Garry Curtis resigned as president and CEO of Hager Sharp.
For Havas PR, 2013 had extreme highs and lows, says North America CEO Marian Salzman.
Nearly four years after Hill & Knowlton merged with sister agency Public Strategies to rebuild its business in the US, Hill+Knowlton Strategies' headway in the region is still a work in progress.
Hunter PR had even more reason to celebrate its 25th anniversary this March, as 2013 was the best year in the firm's history.
ICF SCM, the strategic communications and marketing group of ICF International, posted revenue growth of 12.4% to $48.1 million last year.
Last year, ICR's revenue increased 16% from 2012 to $43.3 million.
Imre's revenue increased 13.2%, compared to a 6% increase in 2012.
Jackson Spalding experienced a 7.3% bump in revenue in 2013, up to just more than $12.6 million.
JeffreyGroup's revenue grew 15% globally and 5% in the US in 2013.
Ketchum's global revenue increased in the high single digits.
In 2013, Kwittken + Company posted a 10% increase in revenue in the US.
LaunchSquad continued its expansion into content creation in 2013, which is now a "huge" part of the business, says cofounder and partner Jason Mandell.
An acceleration of growth from Q2 2013 - which continued into 2014 - helped Lewis PR post a global revenue increase of 24.4% from the year prior.
M Booth had an eventful 2013, marked by significant revenue growth, a number of additional staffers, and a new CEO.
Marcus Thomas hit its revenue goal for 2013 when it experienced 13% revenue growth during the year, reaching more than $18 million.
Makovsky had a solid year as revenue increased 9.6% in 2013 compared with the year prior.
CEO Marina Maher reports that business at her eponymous agency has doubled in the past five years.
Mitchell Communications Group experienced top- and bottom-line growth in 2013 as revenue climbed 6.4%
MSLGroup saw slight single-digit revenue growth globally and flat revenue in the US in 2013, missing expectations for the year.
MWW made its first foray outside the US.
Miami-based communications consultancy Newlink Group posted 2013 US revenue of $15.9 million, up 39%.
During a year in which parent company WPP saw a 1.7% revenue decline in PR and public affairs, Ogilvy Public Relations had a flat year globally, which was forecasted.
Olson Engage enjoyed a very successful 2013.
The OutCast Agency had a year of expansion, adding 16 new clients in 2013 and early 2014.
After Padilla Speer Beardsley acquired CRT/tanaka, creating an integrated firm called PadillaCRT last September, the merged companies saw a combined revenue increase of 8.2%.
Peppercomm's organic US revenue declined 8% from 2012 to 2013.
PMK-BNC followed a lucrative 2012 - when revenue grew by 31% - with another double-digit increase in 2013.
Major personnel changes dominated Porter Novelli throughout 2012, a year of transition.
Prosek Partners followed up a strong 2012 with another solid year.
Last year, Racepoint officially integrated with its sister agency Digital Influence Group.
Despite being slowed down momentarily during the "inertia period" before the presidential election and the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, ReviveHealth posted an increase in revenue.
RF|Binder Partners' revenue was down 6.4% last year.
An executive shuffle in the C-suite made news at RLM Finsbury last month.
Having formally separated from brother Peter's Finn Partners agency in 2011, the process was completed when The Ruder Finn Group was dissolved earlier this year.
Shift Communications continued to deliver on its core mission of innovation in 2013.
Client successes at Singer Associates in 2013 came at the local and international level.
Spong - rebranded from Carmichael Lynch Spong this April - had a mixed year in 2013
Thanks to a 6.6% uptick in revenue last year, Taylor Global had the highest year-end total in its 30-year history.
For Text100, 2013 was the first year the agency experienced double-digit growth in North America since the financial crisis.
After 13 consecutive years of growth since its inception, W2O continued to expand in 2013.
Waggener Edstrom had a challenging year.
A healthy mix of extra work with existing clients and new business at Interpublic Group's largest PR firm Weber Shandwick characterized 2013.
It was another banner year for Zeno Group.
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