Our Selection Process For
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Last updated: September 1, 2016

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Top 100 Public Relations Agencies

Best Public Relations Agencies - September 2016

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Company Name

Year
Founded

Revenue

Fulltime
Employees

Active
Clients

Client
Retention
Rate

Pricing

Major Clients

Other Core
Services

Needs Analysis

Creativity

Implementation

Reporting

Overall Performance

Overall Score

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Change in Rank

Leaders

1

Konnect Public Relations

Los Angeles, California

Sabina Gault
213-988-8344
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2009

$250,000 - $1 million

32

50+

91%

L

Dave and Busters, Fatburger, Munchkin, Nestle Waters, Nautica

 

99

 

100

 

98

 

100

 

98

99%

NC

 

2

Crenshaw Communications

New York, New York

Dorothy Crenshaw
212-367-9700
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2009

$3 million - $5 million

18

100+

97%

H

Exponential Interactive, Verizon, Silverpop, Magzter, Edible Arrangements

 

99

 

100

 

99

 

98

 

97

98.6%

NC

 

3

Kaplow

New York, New York

Liz Kaplow
212-221-1713
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1991

$250,000 - $1 million

30

500+

94

L

Avon Foundation, Case-mate, Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), CVS/Pharmacy, Demand Media (Livestrong.com and eHow.com), Enterproid

 

96

 

94

 

96

 

97

 

95

95.6%
Increased +15

+15

 
Strong Performers

4

PURE Brand Communications

Denver, Colorado

Larry G. Holdren
303-625-1067
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2003

$250,000 - $1 million

30

55+

94

M

Confidential

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

100%
Increased +74

+74

 

5

Prosek Partners

New York, New York

Jennifer Prosek
212-279-3115
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1991

$250,000 - $1 million

55

39+

96

L

Ally Bank, BNY Mellon, Braemar Energy Ventures, BTIG, Dow Jones, Edward Jones

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

99

 

98

99.2%
Increased +86

+86

 

6

Ink Link Marketing

Pembroke Pines, Florida

Kimberly T. Miller
305-333-2809
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2012

$1 million - $3 million

20

65

98%

M

The Krystal Company, Tahoe Joe's, Ovation Brands, MIC Food, Primecard

 

96

 

98

 

99

 

98

 

100

98.2%

NC

 
Contenders

7

Blue Water Communications

West Bradenton, Florida

Lynnette J. Werning
800-975-3212
More info

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2003

$250,000 - $1 million

25

37

97

H

Black & White Transportation, Princeton University Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

100

 

99

99.6%
Increased +10

+10

 

8

AMDG Public Affairs

Buffalo, New York

Marissa A. Wilson
716-523-6817
More info

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2011

$250,000 - $1 million

10

15+

91

H

Confidential

 

96

 

98

 

96

 

100

 

98

97.6%
Increased +35

+35

 

9

Mpact PR, LLC

Spring, Maryland

Jacqueline Lara
240-305-2133
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2009

$3 million - $5 million

20

35+

86

L

Tamara E. Holmes, spiritualessenceyoga.com, bread.org, forwardtogether.org , vibrantdesigngroup.com

 

96

 

99

 

97

 

100

 

97

97.8%
Increased +76

+76

 

10

The Kula Group

Dallas, Texas

Wendy Browder Kula
972-668-9583
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2004

Under $250,000

10

30+

92%

L

Johnson & Johnson, Texas Back Institute Research Foundation

 

97

 

98

 

97

 

98

 

96

97.2%
Increased +16

+16

 

11

Carr Marketing Communications Inc.

Buffalo, New York

Robert P. Carr
716-831-1500
More info

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1996

$250,000 - $1 million

100

170+

92

H

citibank, CPA Financial Network, First Niagara, Morgan Stanley, Paramax

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

96

 

97

96.8%
Increased +25

+25

 

12

Pilot PMR

Toronto, Canada

David Doze
+1-416-462-0199
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2004

$250,000 - $1 million

48

54

99

H

Burger King, Electrolux, TEDx Toronto, FirstOntario Credit Union, Clover Leaf

 

99

 

96

 

95

 

96

 

97

96.6%
Increased +20

+20

 

13

CapWest Strategies, LLC

Houston, Texas

Hector Carre
713-426-4300
More info

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1996

Under $250,000

56

100+

91

M

ARAMARK, Community Education Partners, DCI Group, Icon Brands Company, K9's4Cops, Latino Business Roundtable

 

95

 

98

 

96

 

97

 

96

96.4%
Increased +62

+62

 

14

Olson Communications, Inc.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Michelle A. Olson
480-368-7999
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2001

$250,000 - $1 million

30

15+

85

H

Camelot Homes, Castle Arch, Centex Homes, DC Ranch, DMB Realty Network

 

96

 

97

 

96

 

98

 

14

80.2%
Increased +20

+20

 

15

Firefly Publicity

Red Wing, Minnesota

Kim Emery
651-388-7896
More info

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2007

$250,000 - $1 million

27

54

93

L

Soc Clay, Fising Tackle Retailer, fishingclub.com, Red Wing Shoe Company

 

97

 

95

 

96

 

95

 

96

95.8%
Increased +42

+42

 

16

Publix Northwest

Portland, Oregon

Dianne Danowski smith
503-201-7019
More info

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2009

$250,000 - $1 million

19

35

93

L

Confidential,

 

95

 

99

 

97

 

98

 

96

97%
Increased +48

+48

 

17

JMPR Public Relations, Inc.

Woodland Hills, California

Joseph Molina
818-992-4353
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1976

$250,000 - $1 million

12

300+

94

M

Infiniti, Bugatti, Coker Tire, Royal Purple, Pepboys

 

94

 

96

 

94

 

97

 

95

95.2%
Increased +65

+65

 

18

SQM Public Relations LLC

North Bethesda, Maryland

Sabrina McGowan
240-401-2092
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2013

$250,000 - $1 million

58

10+

92

L

Aldridge LLP, National Lime Association, Strategic Design Studio, Barkley Kalpak Agency

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

95

 

94

95%
Increased +62

+62

 

19

Hagen PR

Dornbirn, Austria

Bernhard Hagen
+43-5572408300
More info

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2009

$250,000 - $1 million

10

45

94

H

Blaser.swisslube, getzner, blum, ecoplast, sulzer

 

94

 

94

 

95

 

94

 

96

94.6%
Increased +44

+44

 

20

JCPR

Parsippany, New Jersey

Jennifer Connelly
973-850-7300
More info

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2004

$250,000 - $1 million

10

300+

96

M

Advisors Asset Management, Al Frank Asset Management, Altegris, American Beacon Advisors, Advisor Software, Aston Asset Management

 

93

 

93

 

95

 

94

 

96

94.2%
Increased +49

+49

 

21

Elasticity

St. Louis, Missouri

Brian Cross
314-561-8253
More info

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2010

Under $250,000

30

100+

92

H

Anheuser-Busch-Inbev, Capital One, Charter Communications, Dot Foods, Geostellar, Lanworth

 

92

 

94

 

95

 

94

 

95

94%
Increased +78

+78

 

22

Edge Communications, Inc.

Los Angeles, California

Kenneth Greenberg
323-469-3397
More info

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1996

$250,000 - $1 million

20

300+

92

M

CallFire, Green Plug, Infinitely Virtual, ISI Translation Services, Ocean Media, PathCentral

 

95

 

95

 

95

 

91

 

92

93.6%
Increased +40

+40

 

23

Dasko Communications Group, Inc.

Encinitas, California

Elyse Dasko
760-633-4811
More info

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1990

$250,000 - $1 million

36

300+

94

M

Allergan Inc., Novalar Pharmaceutical, Biomatrica, Toronto Hydro green energy, Motorola, Rogers Cantel

 

95

 

95

 

91

 

92

 

94

93.4%
Increased +58

+58

 

24

Global Communicators

Washington, District of Columbia

James Harff
202-371-9600
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1997

Under $250,000

47

100+

94

M

Copenhagen Consensus Center, Kohler Co., Montana State University Foundation, Plastics Engineering Co., Royal Thai Embassy Office of Commercial Affairs

 

93

 

91

 

94

 

93

 

94

93%
Increased +59

+59

 

25

Clearpoint Agency, Inc.

Encinitas, California

Bonnie Shaw
760-230-2424
More info

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2003

Under $250,000

58

100+

91

M

Across Systems, Inc., CUSO Financial Services (CFS), HERAE, Localization World Conference, Sorrento Pacific Financial, Synteract

 

91

 

94

 

94

 

93

 

92

92.8%
Decreased -21

-21

 

26

gabbegroup

New York, New York

Jill S. Gabbe
212-220-4444
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1980

Under $250,000

15

100+

94

L

American Red Cross Sept. 11 Recovery Grants Program, American Management Assn., Art Students League of New York, Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, BD (Becton Dickinson), Beldon Fund

 

94

 

94

 

92

 

92

 

91

92.6%
Decreased -18

-18

 

27

JB Cumberland Public Relations

New York, New York

Joanna Cumberland
646-230-6940
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1999

Under $250,000

10

100+

93

L

Bodum, Cat Cora Cooking Tools, Caffe, Fusionbrands, Focus Products Group, iSi North America

 

93

 

92

 

93

 

93

 

91

92.4%
Increased +26

+26

 

28

On3PR

Tallahassee, Florida

Christina Johnson
850-339-5773
More info

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2008

Under $250,000

40

38+

94

M

Alzheimer, Uber Technologies, Jupiter Medical Center, Charter Schools USA, American Eldercare

 

92

 

92

 

92

 

91

 

93

92%
Increased +33

+33

 

29

Behan Communications, Inc.

Glen Falls, New York

Mark L. Behan
518.792.3856
More info

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2000

$250,000 - $1 million

40

70+

91

L

Confidential

 

91

 

91

 

92

 

93

 

92

91.8%
Increased +37

+37

 

30

Fine Point PR

Washington, District of Columbia

Jill Marie Wodtley
330-634-9811
More info

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2004

$250,000 - $1 million

10

35

94

L

Union Plus, Votizen, Hello FLO, Arabella, Rock The Vote

 

93

 

92

 

92

 

91

 

90

91.6%
Decreased -16

-16

 

31

The Dilenschneider Group Inc.

New York, New Jersey

Robert L. Dilenschneider
212-922-0900
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1991

$250,000 - $1 million

100

200+

94

H

Confidential

 

86

 

93

 

93

 

92

 

92

91.2%
Increased +59

+59

 

32

Frause

Seattle, Washington

Bob Frause
206-352-6402
More info

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1999

$250,000 - $1 million

20

100+

92

L

3D Digital, Advanced Composite Systems, Annie Wright Schools, BlueVolt , Boys & Girls Clubs

 

90

 

91

 

89

 

92

 

92

90.8%
Decreased -10

-10

 

33

Germinder & Associates, Inc.

New York, NY

Lea-Ann Germinder
212-367-2170
More info

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2000

$250,000 - $1 million

70

120+

89

L

Confidential

 

91

 

91

 

89

 

90

 

91

90.4%
Increased +12

+12

 

34

Beattie Communications Group

Holborn,London, United Kingdom

Douglas Mackay
08448-425260
More info

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2002

$250,000 - $1 million

10

45

94

H

Cardonald College, Agilent Technologies, Marks & Spencer, The Miller Group, Warburtons in Scotland

 

90

 

92

 

90

 

90

 

89

90.2%
Increased +53

+53

 

35

Hoffman Agency, The

San Jose, California

Lou Hoffman
408-286-2611
More info

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1994

$1 million - $3 million

10

15+

86

L

Axis Communications, ARM, AppNeta, Alcatel-Lucent, acer

 

91

 

90

 

88

 

91

 

90

90%
Increased +58

+58

 

36

Concept Communication

Mumbai, India

Ashish Jalan
02240558801
More info

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2000

$1 million - $3 million

50

54

94

H

Confidential

 

90

 

88

 

90

 

90

 

91

89.8%
Increased +2

+2

 

37

Paul Werth Associates, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Maria Gomez
614.224.8114
More info

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1997

$250,000 - $1 million

70

100+

92

L

Insuring Ohio Futures, The President Club, Cefaclor, Castle Shares

 

90

 

91

 

90

 

87

 

90

89.6%
Increased +14

+14

 

38

JFK Communications, Inc.

Trenton, New Jersey

John F. Kouten
609-456-0822
More info

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2004

$250,000 - $1 million

34

300+

97

L

Addex Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Oncology, Aerocrine, Novo Nordisk, American Cancer Society

 

88

 

88

 

89

 

90

 

91

89.2%
Increased +12

+12

 

39

Headwall Marketing

Sacramento, California

Casey Hartwell
415-730-5073
More info

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2013

$1 million - $3 million

15

28+

93

H

Confidential

 

89

 

89

 

88

 

90

 

89

89%
Decreased -8

-8

 

40

PMK BNC

Los Angeles, California

Michael Nyman
310-854-4800
More info

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2009

$5 million - $10 million

250

35+

94

L

Confidential

 

87

 

89

 

87

 

90

 

90

88.6%
Decreased -3

-3

 

41

PetersGroup

Austin, Texas

Lauren Peters
512-794-8600
More info

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1999

$250,000 - $1 million

50

100+

95

L

HooVers, BancVue, mutual mobile, Motorola, IBM

 

88

 

88

 

87

 

88

 

90

88.2%

NC

 

42

Blaze

Santa Monica, California

Matt Kovacs
310-395-5050
More info

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1990

Under $250,000

10

100+

96

M

7-Eleven, AmaWaterways, BrunchButler, Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa, Dripp Coffee, Grill Concepts

 

89

 

88

 

87

 

87

 

89

88%
Decreased -22

-22

 

43

Colangelo & Partners Public Relations

New York, New York

Gino Colangelo
646-624-2885
More info

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2006

Under $250,000

12

100+

97

L

Arnaldo Caprai, Bio+Green Crystals, BOLD Organics, Ferrarelle, Frescobaldi, Kusmi

 

89

 

85

 

88

 

87

 

89

87.6%
Decreased -36

-36

 

44

AM:PM PR

Portland, Oregon

Allison McCormick
503-232-1015
More info

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2010

$250,000 - $1 million

10

25

94

L

Soulcake, Apprise Health, CCK Resturants, oandc.com, citrusbyte.com

 

88

 

88

 

87

 

89

 

85

87.4%
Increased +29

+29

 

45

Alpine PR

Marietta, Georgia

Wendy Alpine
404-641-6170
More info

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2003

Under $250,000

10

32

92

H

Merial, UPS

 

87

 

88

 

86

 

86

 

88

87%
Decreased -29

-29

 

46

DoubleDimond Public Relations LLC

Houston, Texas

Margot Dimond
713-426-4111
More info

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2006

Unknown

10

50+

94

H

City of Galveston Recovers, CDM Smith, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice University, Dynamic Auction Solutions, ESCAPE Family Resource Center, GroundFORCE Building Systems

 

88

 

86

 

86

 

88

 

86

86.8%

NC

 

47

Arment Dietrich Public Relations

Chicago, Illinois

Gini Dietrich
312-787-7249
More info

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2003

$1 million - $3 million

18

45

94

L

Confidential

 

86

 

85

 

87

 

87

 

87

86.4%
Increased +37

+37

 

48

Gagen MacDonald, LLC

Chicago, Illinois

Maril Gagen MacDonald
312-673-7320
More info

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2010

$1 million - $3 million

20

74

96

H

Johnson & Johnson, HYATT, Deloitte, Exelon, Pfizer

 

87

 

86

 

83

 

87

 

87

86%
Decreased -27

-27

 

49

Barbara Peck Public Relations

Tucson , Arizona

Barbara J. Peck
520-360-5120
More info

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2000

$250,000 - $1 million

20

12+

90

H

ANS Distributing, blue+white BMW specialists, Blue Energy Solutions, Miraval

 

87

 

85

 

86

 

86

 

85

85.8%
Decreased -21

-21

 

50

Prosper for Purpose

Brecksville, Ohio

Lorraine Schuchart
216-469-7977
More info

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2012

$250,000 - $1 million

19

45

94%

L

Driftwood Restaurants and Catering, The Holden Arboretum,

 

85

 

87

 

87

 

85

 

84

85.6%
Decreased -27

-27

 
Needs Analysis

It is important for a PR firm to have an in-depth understanding of your needs as a client. During our evaluation we gauge the overall amount of needs analysis performed by the PR firm in order to identify your existing strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that the PR firm will be able to develop a strategy which captures exactly what your company needs in your public relations strategy.

51

Reilly Group Communications, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Susan J. Reilly
773-348-3800
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1996

$250,000 - $1 million

20

35+

92

M

Joseph Abboud, Furla, Escada, Capelli, butter London

 

85

 

86

 

84

 

87

 

84

85.2%
Decreased -42

-42

 

52

GolinHarris

Chicago, Illinois

Al Golin
312-729-4000
More info

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1956

$5 million - $10 million

830

1000+

95

M

truth Campaign, Dow Chemical, Toyota Motor, Johnson & Johnson, Dove

 

86

 

86

 

85

 

85

 

83

85%
Decreased -19

-19

 

53

Janice McCafferty PR

Chicago, Illinois

Nick Brennan
855-585-9034
More info

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2004

$1 million - $3 million

30

54

99

L

eDivv.com, Digital Color Group Inc., Rite Aid Corporation, Wright Entertainment Group, Dominion Enterprises

 

86

 

85

 

84

 

86

 

83

84.8%
Decreased -23

-23

 

54

Hawkins International Public Relations

New York, New York

Jennifer Hawkins
212-255-6541
More info

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2002

$250,000 - $1 million

40

70+

92

H

Jumby Bay, Caneel Bay, Gstaad Palace, Lake Arrowhead, Omni Resorts

 

86

 

86

 

81

 

84

 

86

84.6%
Increased +42

+42

 

55

Hermanoff Public Relations

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Sandy M. Hermanoff
248-851-3993
More info

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1999

$250,000 - $1 million

75

125+

94

H

Detroit Housing Commission, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions

 

84

 

85

 

86

 

83

 

84

84.4%
Increased +5

+5

 

56

Patriot Strategies

Washington , District of Columbia

George Seymore
202-559-9048
More info

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2008

$250,000 - $1 million

10

42

95

H

JPMorgan Chase, MetLife, Aetna, P&G, American Diabetes Association, comcast

 

83

 

85

 

83

 

85

 

84

84%
Decreased -2

-2