Best Public Relations Agencies - July 2015

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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

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Change in Rank

Leaders

1

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

Media Relations

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

100%
Increased +25

+25

 

2

SSPR Northfield, Illinois

Steve Simon
800-287-2279
More info

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1978

$3 million - $5 million

50

500+

92

M

Accellion, Inc., Harmon.ie, identified, Web2Carz, DotLoop, 8X8

Technology, Retail, Healthcare, Food and Beverage

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

100

 

99

99.6%

NC

 

3

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

Media Relations, Marketing Communications, Crisis Communications

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

99

 

98

99.2%
Increased +33

+33

 
Strong Performers

4

Konnect Public Relations Los Angeles, California

Sabina Gault
213-988-8344
More info

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2009

$250,000 - $1 million

32

50+

91

L

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

Travel and Hospitality, Lifestyle, Food and Beverage, Media Relations

 

99

 

100

 

98

 

100

 

98

99%

NC

 

5

Crenshaw Communications New York, New York

Dorothy Crenshaw
212-367-9700
More info

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2009

$3 million - $5 million

18

100+

97

H

Exponential Interactive, Verizon, Silverpop, Magzter, Edible Arrangements

Travel and Hospitality, Technology, Retail, Media Relations

 

99

 

100

 

99

 

98

 

97

98.6%

NC

 

6

Ink Link Marketing Pembroke Pines, Florida

Kimberly T. Miller
305-333-2809
More info

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2012

$1 million - $3 million

20

65

98%

M

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

Social Media, Food and Beverage

 

96

 

98

 

99

 

98

 

100

98.2%

NC

 
Contenders

7

Powell Tate Washington, District of Columbia

Sheila Tate
202-383-9700
More info

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1991

$250,000 - $1 million

30

1000+

96%

M

American Council on Education, Bank of America, Entertainment Software Association, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, Mexico City, US Chamber of Commerce

Public Relations

 

96

 

99

 

97

 

100

 

97

97.8%
Decreased -4

-4

 

8

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

Travel and Hospitality, Social Media, Lifestyle, Entertainment

 

96

 

98

 

96

 

100

 

98

97.6%
Increased +11

+11

 

9

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

Media Relations, Marketing Communications, Crisis Communications

 

97

 

98

 

97

 

98

 

96

97.2%
Increased +54

+54

 

10

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

Technology, Financial, Media Relations, Brand Integration

 

95

 

99

 

97

 

98

 

96

97%
Increased +57

+57

 

11

Energi PR Toronto, ON, Canada

Esther Buchsbaum
888-764-6322
More info

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2010

$250,000 - $1 million

36

45

95

L

Ford Canada, Olay, Astellas Pharma, Gillette Venus, Choice Hotels Canada

Public Relations

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

96

 

97

96.8%
Increased +65

+65

 

12

Phelps Group Santa Monica, California

Joe Phelps
310-752-4400
More info

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1981

$3 million - $5 million

68

500+

93

L

Dunn-Edwards Paint, LuxuryLink.com, Monrovia Nursery, NuSil Technology, Tahiti Tourisme, Tetra Pak

Media Relations, Marketing Communications, Crisis Communications

 

99

 

96

 

95

 

96

 

97

96.6%
Increased +37

+37

 

13

Kaplow New York, New York

Liz Kaplow
212-221-1713
More info

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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

Baby & Children, Media Relations, Brand Integration, Enterprise PR

 

95

 

98

 

96

 

97

 

96

96.4%
Increased +28

+28

 

14

Pilot PMR Toronto, Canada

David Doze
+1-416-462-0199
More info

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2004

$250,000 - $1 million

48

54

99

H

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

Legal, Media and Publishing, Government and Public Sector, Healthcare

 

96

 

97

 

96

 

98

 

14

80.2%
Increased +72

+72

 

15

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

Content Marketing

 

97

 

95

 

96

 

95

 

96

95.8%
Increased +31

+31

 

16

Payton Communications, LLC Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Beverly M. Payton
215-357-5075
More info

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2012

$250,000 - $1 million

25

45

95

H

Parks & Forests Foundation, NDPA, TE Connectivity, Drowning Prevention Foundation

Media Relations

 

96

 

94

 

96

 

97

 

95

95.6%
Increased +74

+74

 

17

CCgroup London, United Kingdom

Ian Mccann
+44-2075357203
More info

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1985

Unknown

33

34

92

H

Syniverse, AIRCOM International

Technology, Mobile and Wireless, Environmental, Financial

 

94

 

96

 

94

 

97

 

95

95.2%
Increased +39

+39

 

18

Blick & Staff Communications St. Louis, Missouri

Harriet Blickenstaff
314-727-5700
More info

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2003

Under $250,000

40

50+

92

H

Confidential

Public Relations

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

95

 

94

95%
Decreased -8

-8

 

19

Prosek Partners New York, New York

Jennifer Prosek
212-279-3115
More info

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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

Financial, Brand Integration, Web / Digital PR

 

94

 

94

 

95

 

94

 

96

94.6%
Decreased -6

-6

 

20

Fujita & Miura Public Relations, Inc. Chalfont, Pennsylvania

MIURA
808-245-3677
More info

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2000

$250,000 - $1 million

10

45

95

H

Kauai Realty, Inc., Kiahuna Golf Club, Kymry Perez, Matsuri Kauai, Mark

Media Relations

 

93

 

93

 

95

 

94

 

96

94.2%
Increased +34

+34

 

21

Media Profile Toronto, ON, Canada

Alison M. King
416-504-8464
More info

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1985

Unknown

40

65

93

H

abbvie, ancestry.ca, Brown-Forman, Caamp Accha, Brioche Doree

Public Relations

 

92

 

94

 

95

 

94

 

95

94%
Increased +75

+75

 

22

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

Media Relations, Marketing Communications, Web / Digital PR

 

95

 

95

 

95

 

91

 

92

93.6%
Increased +10

+10

 

23

Public Communications Inc. Chicago, Illinois

Dorothy Oliver Pirovano
312-558-1770
More info

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1962

$250,000 - $1 million

51

200+

97%

M

Accreditation Assn. for Ambulatory Health Care, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, American Academy of Dermatology, American Assn. of Physicists in Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties

Sports, Healthcare, Environmental, Entertainment

 

95

 

95

 

91

 

92

 

94

93.4%
Increased +11

+11

 

24

Pierce Mattie Communications New York, New York

Serge Gurin
212-243-1431
More info

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2001

Unknown

20

36+

94

H

Company Kids, Old Navy, JOICO, GUESS, Ethan Allen

Celebrity PR, Retail, Lifestyle, Healthcare

 

93

 

91

 

94

 

93

 

94

93%
Decreased -3

-3

 

25

Harris Forbes Associates West Hartford, Connecticut

Cheryl Harris Forbes
860-232-0277
More info

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2006

$250,000 - $1 million

25

40+

94

H

University of Hartford, Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut , Oxygen

Media Relations, Marketing Communications

 

91

 

94

 

94

 

93

 

92

92.8%
Increased +2

+2

 

26

Global Communicators, LLC Washington, District of Columbia

James Harff
202-371-9600
More info

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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

Travel and Hospitality, Transport and Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Retail

 

94

 

94

 

92

 

92

 

91

92.6%
Increased +73

+73

 

27

C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. Monona, Wisconsin

Charlene Blohm
608-216-7300
More info

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2001

Under $250,000

35

20+

93

M

Atomic Learning, Brain Parade, Califone, Filament Games, Robokind

Marketing Communications

 

93

 

92

 

93

 

93

 

91

92.4%
Increased +55

+55

 

28

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

Sports, Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion, Agriculture

 

92

 

92

 

92

 

91

 

93

92%
Decreased -12

-12

 

29

Apples & Oranges Public Relations New York, New York

Amore
888-371-4718
More info

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2010

Under $250,000

10

32

92

H

Entertainer: Richard Pryor Jr., Community Activist: Yosef Savoy, Lost Soldiers Films, Author: Meryl Hartstein, Non-Profit: City Girl Beauty Project

Celebrity PR, Social Media, Entertainment, Food and Beverage

 

91

 

91

 

92

 

93

 

92

91.8%
Increased +56

+56

 

30

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

Media Relations, Marketing Communications, Web / Digital PR

 

93

 

92

 

92

 

91

 

90

91.6%
Increased +3

+3

 

31

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

Public Relations

 

86

 

93

 

93

 

92

 

92

91.2%
Decreased -8

-8

 

32

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

Healthcare

 

90

 

91

 

89

 

92

 

92

90.8%
Decreased -31

-31

 

33

gabbegroup New York, New York

Jill S. Gabbe
212-220-4444
More info

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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

Professional Services, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Financial

 

91

 

91

 

89

 

90

 

91

90.4%
Increased +33

+33

 

34

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

Technology, Mobile and Wireless, Non-Profit, Healthcare

 

90

 

92

 

90

 

90

 

89

90.2%
Increased +61

+61

 

35

Anderson Group Public Relations Los Angeles, California

Liza Anderson
323-655-1008
More info

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2008

$1 million - $3 million

25

37+

96

H

Confidential

Celebrity PR, Sports, Social Media, Lifestyle

 

91

 

90

 

88

 

91

 

90

90%
Decreased -7

-7

 

36

Morningstar Communications Overland Park, Kansas

Eric M. Morgenstern
913-851-8700
More info

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1997

$1 million - $3 million

15

20+

87

H

Karen Covington, Stinson Morrison Hecker

Industrial, Media Relations, Brand Integration, Crisis Communications

 

90

 

88

 

90

 

90

 

91

89.8%
Increased +36

+36

 

37

GaileyMurray Communications Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Thomas A. Gailey
484-368-3321
More info

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2007

$250,000 - $1 million

45

45

95

L

American Revolution Center, Bank of America, Comcast, Drexel University, GeoInvesting

Media Relations, Crisis Communications

 

90

 

91

 

90

 

87

 

90

89.6%
Increased +38

+38

 

38

20K Group, LLC Houston, Texas

Deborah A. Fiorito
713-224-1877
More info

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2003

$3 million - $5 million

40

70+

94

L

Preng & Associates, Prepared 4 Life, Rely Energy, Rice University, Rotorcraft Inc.

Crisis Communications

 

88

 

88

 

89

 

90

 

91

89.2%
Increased +35

+35

 

39

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

Non-Profit, CSR / Corporate Conscience

 

89

 

89

 

88

 

90

 

89

89%
Decreased -14

-14

 

40

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

Travel and Hospitality, Food and Beverage, Marketing Communications

 

87

 

89

 

87

 

90

 

90

88.6%
Decreased -5

-5

 

41

Exponent Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tom Lindell
612-305-6003
More info

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1980

$5 million - $10 million

50

500+

93

L

CHS, Inc., DuPont, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, General Mills, IBA, International Olive Council

Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Brand Integration

 

88

 

88

 

87

 

88

 

90

88.2%
Increased +47

+47

 

42

Mutual PR Bangalore, India

Mr. Priyadarshi Sharma
+91-8040728701
More info

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1995

Under $250,000

60

32

93

H

Yahoo India, STMicroelectronics, NComputing, Synopsys, Telit Wireless

Technology, Telecommunications, Social Media, Green Technology

 

89

 

88

 

87

 

87

 

89

88%
Increased +17

+17

 

43

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

Media Relations

 

89

 

85

 

88

 

87

 

89

87.6%
Decreased -3

-3

 

44

Mpact PR, LLC Spring, Maryland

Jacqueline Lara
240-305-2133
More info

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2009

$3 million - $5 million

20

35+

86

L

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

Media Relations, Marketing Communications

 

88

 

88

 

87

 

89

 

85

87.4%
Increased +33

+33

 

45

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

Media Relations

 

87

 

88

 

86

 

86

 

88

87%
Decreased -34

-34

 

46

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

Public Relations

 

88

 

86

 

86

 

88

 

86

86.8%
Increased +12

+12

 

47

Maslowski & Associates Roseland, New Jersey

Irene Z. Maslowski
973-226-1494
More info

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2000

$250,000 - $1 million

50

80+

91

H

Jaeger Lumber, Club Purchasing Service, Inc, Atlantic Region Energy Expo, Association Master Trust

Non-Profit, Healthcare, Crisis Communications

 

86

 

85

 

87

 

87

 

87

86.4%
Decreased -39

-39

 

48

Fine Point Public Relations & Advertising Washington, District of Columbia

Jill Marie Wodtley
330-634-9811
More info

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2004

$250,000 - $1 million

10

35

94

H

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

Media Relations

 

87

 

86

 

83

 

87

 

87

86%
Decreased -3

-3

 

49

The Kula Group Dallas, Texas

Wendy Browder Kula
972-668-9583
More info

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2004

Under $250,000

10

30+

92%

L

Johnson & Johnson, Texas Back Institute Research Foundation

Crisis Communications

 

87

 

85

 

86

 

86

 

85

85.8%
Decreased -6

-6

 

50

Perry Communications Group Sacramento, California

Kassy Perry
916-658-0144
More info

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2001

Under $250,000

50

34+

92

H

Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline

Reputation Management, Media Relations, Crisis Communications

 

85

 

87

 

87

 

85

 

84

85.6%
Decreased -20

-20

 
Needs Analysis

51

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

Public Relations

 

85

 

86

 

84

 

87

 

84

85.2%
Increased +7

+7

 

52

IPG New York, New York

Michael I. Roth
212-704-1200
More info

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1998

Under $250,000

50

100+

92

L

IW Group, Mccann, Jack Morton, The Martin Agency, Cassidy & Associates

Media Relations

 

86

 

86

 

85

 

85

 

83

85%
Decreased -13

-13

 

53

Hart Associates Inc. Maumee, Ohio

Mike Hart
419-893-9600
More info

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1965

$1 million - $3 million

50

500+

97

M

Paramount Health Care

Brand Integration, Crisis Communications, Web / Digital PR

 

86

 

85

 

84

 

86

 

83

84.8%
Decreased -16

-16

 

54

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

Media Relations

 

86

 

86

 

81

 

84

 

86

84.6%
Decreased -28

-28

 

55

42 West New York, New York

Tom Reno
212-277-7555
More info

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2006

$5 million - $10 million

30

100+

98

M

References available upon request

Celebrity PR, Entertainment, Media Relations

 

84

 

85

 

86

 

83

 

84

84.4%
Decreased -24

-24

 

56

Peak Communicators, Ltd. Vancouver, Canada

Jeff Domansky
604-689-5559
More info

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2003

$250,000 - $1 million

30

50+

94%

M

7-Eleven Canada, New Gold Inc., NEXT Marketing Inc., Novo Textiles, Avigilon

Media and Publishing, Crisis Communications

 

83

 

85

 

83

 

85

 

84

84%
Decreased -5

-5

 

57

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

Crisis Communications, CSR / Corporate Conscience

 

83

 

85

 

85

 

83

 

83

83.8%
Decreased -15

-15

 

58

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

Media Relations

 

85

 

82

 

84

 

82

 

84

83.4%
Increased +42

+42

 

59

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

Technology, Financial, Media Relations, Web / Digital PR

 

84

 

84

 

81

 

84

 

82

83%
Decreased -12

-12

 

60

SQM Public Relations LLC North Bethesda, Maryland

Sabrina McGowan
240-401-2092
More info

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2013

$250,000 - $1 million

58

10+

92

L

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

Media Relations, Marketing Communications, Web / Digital PR

 

83

 

83

 

81

 

84

 

82

82.6%
Increased +33

+33

 
Creativity