Leading public relations firms with major U.S. operations in 2017, by number of employees

Leading PR firms in the U.S. in 2017, by number of employees This statistic shows a ranking of the leading public relations firms with major U.S. operations in 2017, by the number of employees. According to the ranking, APCO Worldwide had the second largest number of employees for a PR agency in 2017, with a total of 682 employees. Edelman had the highest number of employees, counting 5940 people on its payroll.
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Number of employees
Edelman5,940
APCO Worldwide682
W2O Group651
Finn Partners533
Hotwire222
Padilla206
ICR177
Fahlgren Mortine160
5W Public Relations148
Racepoint Global148
G&S Business Communications146
Coyne PR139
Prosek Partners137
PAN Communications124
Matter Communications123
Number of employees
Edelman5,940
APCO Worldwide682
W2O Group651
Finn Partners533
Hotwire222
Padilla206
ICR177
Fahlgren Mortine160
5W Public Relations148
Racepoint Global148
G&S Business Communications146
Coyne PR139
Prosek Partners137
PAN Communications124
Matter Communications123
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This statistic shows a ranking of the leading public relations firms with major U.S. operations in 2017, by the number of employees. According to the ranking, APCO Worldwide had the second largest number of employees for a PR agency in 2017, with a total of 682 employees. Edelman had the highest number of employees, counting 5940 people on its payroll.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
The firms ranked on this list satisfied O'Dwyer's ranking rules by providing fee and employee totals, income tax and W-3 forms, and supplying a current account list.
The listed firms have major operations in the United States.

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